Posted: February 26, 2010
Students from JMH and MVHS leave for the Netherlands today, Friday February 26th, as part of a collaborative partnership that they began establishing with St. Canisius School in Almelo last year. District 16 hosted the St. Canisius students in Miramichi in October, 2009. The students are ccompanied by teachers Mary Anderson, Ann O'Neill-MacDonnell, Brandon Savage and Rick Hayward. They will be taking a tour of London Saturday before arriving in Amsterdam later that evening. Sunday morning they will visit the Anne Frank Museum and then head to Almelo where they will be welcomed by their host families. During the week, students will visit a Canadian War Cemetery, bike to Germany, tour the Van Gogh Museum, and participate in many other activities that will expose them to the rich culture of their Dutch hosts. A highlight of the week will be the Dutch - US soccer game at the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam Wednesday evening. Students are sure to return to Canada next Sunday filled with many life-long memories.