Every year, it’s the same story:
I know it’s coming, my calendar is the written proof of that. I try to plan my weekend accordingly so that I get to bed early to make up for the one hour lost on Saturday night sleep. Alas, no matter what I do, I end up losing that hour and wake up on Sunday sleep-deprived and disoriented with the time change. Then there is the mission of changing all of the clocks in the room (the car is by far the worst one).
But on to Walsh-related things:
Thinking Day collaboration with Girl Scouts of America
Our International Coordinator arranged for me to go speak to around 200 Girl Scouts and their troop leaders about all things Canadian. This was in light of World Thinking Day, a day recognized by Girl Scouts all over the world to educate one another about different cultures and the diversity that exists within our communities, our nations, and the world. I was excited to go speak to the girls, as I had been Girl Guide (the Canadian equivalent to Girl Scouts) for many years and know how important this organization is for girls to gain a sense of community, fellowship, independence, self-worth, and awareness of the world around them. I had a good time, got a few laughs from the crowds, and was treated to a gift of Girl Scout cookies! Yum 😀
World Week is approaching
Get ready for a week of International food, music, art and culture in the David center! Every year, World Week is dedicated to expand Walsh residents’ knowledge of other nations in a fun and interactive way. Keep on a lookout for emails and posters announcing some of the events and highlights this week will entail.
Adventures in gatorland: Florida Spring Break 2011!
Another spring break tennis trip success! The weather held out beautifully, the tennis provided with excellent competition to get us ready for our season, and fun was had by all as we enjoyed a new location (and by far the best one out of my four years). Here are some pictures, compliments of Barbie Lewis, a Junior on the Women’s team:
The inside of our condos. We had a two-level suite, with a full kitchen and 2 kichenettes, a large flat screen TV, lots of sleeping space, 2 balconies, daily cleaning services and access to great resort amenities. Most used: the hot tubs, excellent after a day of match play.
A view of the lake and the other buildings of the resort from our balcony window. Full screening kept out pesky bugs, what a great idea! It was a great place to catch up on reading or eat a meal "al fresco".
Getting ready in the shade before a match. The shade quickly became many people's friend when they realized the intensity of the Florida sun and heat. I was always a fan.
Cheering on our teammates at one of our match locations. One of the only days where we needed some layers. Much better than last year's weather!
A team dinner at Pizza Hut. Could have picked something more local, but I had never tried stuffed crust pizza before, so I was happy to sacrifice a bit of my health to try the cheesy goodness. Verdict: great concept, but enjoy in moderation.
Business Club Bulletin
Sherwin-Williams to come pay Walsh students a visit
Career Event Alert! Watch your emails and save the date: March 23rd from 4:30pm-6pm. BCC will be hosting a guest speaker at our meeting: a recruiter for Sherwin-Williams! This is a great opportunity to speak to someone from HR to ask questions about applying for jobs, interviews, resumes, and all about being a young professional after graduating. Come with questions and an attitude that means business! There are potential job openings available that the recruiter is looking to fill.
In Other Walsh News . . .
Work Out Room gets a new coat (of paint)
I know that isn’t extremely interesting, but hey, I was away from Walsh all week! I’m searching for news here.
Attention Seniors: Cap and Gown Pick-up THIS week
to everyone graduating this Spring Semester, Tuesday and Wednesday is your cap and gown pick up dates! While you are there, please remember to vote for an Educator and Mentor of the year. Nominees are in, so all you need to do is vote from the selection of candidates at a table located by the cap and gowns.
A Guest from Israel
On Thursday in my International Business class, we arranged for a woman from Israel to come and speak to us about entrepreneurial businesses and inventions that are being developed in this small, young country. It was a very informative presentation and we learned how vital business in Israel really is to our modern lifestyle. I had no idea so many inventions and innovations come from Israel!
Travel Tips and Tangents
Seeing as I have some pictures from Orlando, this week will be a general rant about travelling.
It surprises me how little people travel within their own countries. I myself have only been to 3 of our 10 provinces and haven’t been close to any of our 3 territories. I know my way around Rome almost as well as I know Toronto! Speaking to other students, I find a similar trend. When given the option to travel, people are all too eager to go overseas and overlook the potential of their own national backyards.
As I get to know the states better, I realize how diverse they really are, some of them almost like countries within themselves. The beliefs, the daily life, the food, the music, the dress, and even the language changes among the states and creates quite an interesting patchwork of diversity. Geographically, the United States offers almost every major ecosystem, with different types of terrain, flora, and fauna that differs in each state.
So next time you find yourself looking to get away, save some money and splurge on a trip to your own country. Find a state, province, or territory that you have never been to and go explore it! Who knows what treasures await you there . . .
Have a great week back at school everyone!