Sun­ny­side stu­dents visit Old Que­bec

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other chap­er­ones for the trip,” ex­plained grade 5/6 teacher Emily Grey. All or­ga­nized through a travel ser­vice, the en­tourage trav­elled to Que­bec in an air-con­di­tioned bus that came right here to Stanstead to pick ev­ery­one up early Wed­nes­day morn­ing.

Ar­riv­ing in Que­bec a few hours

later, the group first vis­ited the Que­bec Aquar­ium on the South Shore be­fore go­ing into the city. Then the stu­dents vis­ited the Ci­tadelle, Par­lia­ment Hill, the Plains of Abra­ham and Mont­morency Falls. “We walked to the bot­tom of the falls and got drenched, but that was nice be­cause it was so hot,” said Ms. Grey. Af­ter sup­per the stu­dents went to a 3D Cin­ema to watch the most re­cent Mada­gas­car movie, then re­turned to their ho­tel to swim in the in­door pool be­fore bed­time.

On Thurs­day, the stu­dents had a guided tour of Par­lia­ment, a guided tour of Old Que­bec, a visit to the Mu­seum of Civ­i­liza­tion fol­lowed by some sou­venir shop­ping in Old Que­bec. One of the sights they were most im­pressed with was a tree grow­ing around an old can­non ball on Saint Jean Street. The trip ended with a ferry ride from Old Que­bec to Le­vis where ev­ery­one was picked up by the bus and brought back to Stanstead. The stu­dents were home by 9:00 pm, ex­hausted but happy and cer­tainly cul­tur­ally en­riched, even if they don’t know it!

“I’d like to give a big thank-you to all the chap­er­ones and the whole com­mu­nity for par­tic­i­pat­ing in our fundrais­ers,” added Ms. Grey.

The cost of the trip was com­pletely paid for by fundrais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties, such as Cow Patty bingo, a Shep­herd’s Pie Sup­per, the Ta­lent Show, Christ­mas Tea, bake sales, pizza sales and more.

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A smil­ing group of Sun­ny­side stu­dents, teach­ers and chap­er­ones in front of the Par­lia­ment build­ings in Que­bec City.

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Sun­ny­side’s grade 5/6 stu­dents were happy to get a lit­tle wet vis­it­ing the ma­jes­tic Mont­morency Falls (higher than Ni­a­gara Falls) near Que­bec City last week on their school trip dur­ing the heat wave.

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