Category Archives: New Orleans 2012

Looking Back: ucalgarycares 2012 – New Orleans

Last year, 23 students participated in ucalgarycares New Orleans. Our program involved renovating Katrina-damaged homes and working with an urban agriculture project. Our team learned about inequality in the education system, and the impact of the storm on community. Last … Continue reading

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An Experience of a Lifetime

It’s been almost two whole weeks since I’ve returned to Calgary from New Orleans.  Let me tell you, the shock of coming home from sunny weather and clear blue skies to snow and negative temperatures will never be normal no … Continue reading

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Moving Onward and Upward

Hi Y’all, It’s been a few days since we arrived back home in Calgary and between unpacking and the back-to-school chaos, I’ve barely had a chance to gather my thoughts and reflect on all the wonderful things that we were … Continue reading

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Stories, Lessons & Love for NOLA

I’m officially back into my regular schedule. With the weather in Calgary it sure is easy to wish I was back in NOLA. Oh how I miss it already. Throughout our week in New Orleans we got to work on an urban … Continue reading

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A Little Goes a Long Way

The week thus far has been absolutely amazing. Looking through the other posts I’ve decided to shine a little light on Thursday, volunteering with the Saint Bernard’s Project (SBP) to help rebuild New Orleanais homes. During orientation, at the SBP … Continue reading

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Fun in the French Quarter and Food Bank!

It’s already Friday, do you know what that means?  The Calgary Serves: New Orleans experience is winding down to the last leg, which is a bittersweet realization. I have unfortunately come down with a cold and a pretty nasty cough … Continue reading

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Realizing It’s Really Real

On the third day in New Orleans we went down to the county: St Bernanrd Parish. It was there that we would be working with the St. Bernard Project. This project teams up with volunteers and AmeriCorps to rebuild houses … Continue reading

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Simplistic Beauty: A Day in the Lower 9th Ward

Hi All! We’ve just wrapped on Day 2 since arriving to New Orleans and the city’s week-long Mardi Gras celebrations have been in full effect. At a glance, I can see what the big fuss is all about. From brightly … Continue reading

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We’ve Arrived!

Our group of 25 bleary eyed, but excited, students and staff have arrived in New Orleans. Delayed & rescheduled flights made the trip took longer than anticipated, but all-in-all the trip was problem-free. We’ve spent the evening settling in to our … Continue reading

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And we’re off!

Hi Folks! As I rush to finish up some last minute packing, I realized that I should probably get around to writing an introductory post before we leave for New Orleans. A little about myself, let’s see… I’m in my … Continue reading

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