Sunday, 29 June 2008

27th June 2008

As you may have read we went to Jason & Jenns a couple of weeks ago when they prepared a delicious Mennonite meal. Now it was our turn, we had home made chicken & leek soup, roast lamb & mint sauce or roast beef, yorkshire pudding with roast potatoes, new potatoes, carrots, sweet corn and broccoli and for desert it was hot apple pie with ice cream.

Thursday, 26 June 2008

26th June 2008

Had a day at home today and spent some time in the garden but it was way too hot to be working. We all ended up indoors with the air con turned up high.
Gary had booked us a table at Cherry Hill in the evening, he knows the owner and a few of the staff, especially some of the waitresses!! It was probably the best meal we have had since my mum & dad came to visit and worth the trip out there,

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

25th June 2008

Sue, Mum, Dad, Craig, Jacey (Craigs girlfriend) and I all went to Falcon Lake, West Hawk Lake and Kenora, Ontario today.

It was a lovely day and it was even warm enough for Craig and Jacey to go swimming from the beach at Falcon Lake.

Monday, 23 June 2008

23rd June 2008

The Scots Monument, Winnipeg
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Went back to "The Forks" today and took one of the guided water bus tours on "The Assinaboine" and "Red" rivers. It was on this tour we discovered that there is a "Scots Monument" in Winnipeg,
After the tour on the rivers we decided to go and find "The Scots Monument".

Sunday, 22 June 2008

22nd June 2008

Decided to have some friends round last night for some food and drink, there were 30 of us altogether. It turned out to be a great night but paying for it today.
Took a drive up to Lockport and Selkirk today. While in Selkirk we visited "The Marine Museum of Manitoba"
On the way back we went into Winnipeg for something to eat and ended up in an excellent Indian restaurant called "The Ivory" where the welcome, service, food and price was first class.

21st June 2008

Friday night Adrian lit one of his fires and we all went round there for the evening
On Saturday my Dad and I went to Steinbach Mennonite Heritage village,, while Sue and my Mum went shopping. Notice the flags that were flown in the schools. The windmill is a working replica of the types that were used at the time.

Friday, 20 June 2008

20th June 2008

I didn't get many miles this week because I have sent my passport to Immigration and can't cross the border without it. At first I thought I was going to have to take the week off because I couldn't go to USA but Hytek have been able to keep me busy with local collections from farms and elevators.
I now have next week off to spend some time with my Mum and Dad and return to work on July 1st.

Monday, 16 June 2008

16th June 2008

Today was a lovely summer day with temperatures around 20c. Took a drive to St. Malo Provincial Park which has two sandy beaches and loads of camping.
On the way back we passed through Landmark. This lovely little town is only 20km north of Mitchell and geographically is equidistant from the west and east coasts of Canada.
I am back in work tomorrow for a few days before taking a week off.

15th June 2008

Went to La Broquerie Hotel for lunch on Sunday, Fathers Day. Food was ok but the service was awful.
After lunch we went for a drive around Sandiland Provincial Park and finished the day off at Tim Hortons for coffee before heading back home.

Saturday, 14 June 2008

14th June 2008

On Saturday we took my Mum & Dad out for a drive around the local area where they eventually got to see some deer. We then had lunch in Steinbach and went to Niverville Fair It was a bit breezy and we had a couple of showers of rain but we didn't let it spoil our day.

13th June 2008

We went and got more photos taken today for immigration and sent our passports off to The Canadian Consulate at Los Angeles.
On our way back home we got a call from Jason to see what we were doing tonight. We had already arranged to take my Mum & Dad for ribs at St. Pierre so Jason & Jenn joined us. Soup, Ribs with choice of potato and desert for jut under $10 each mmmm.

Thursday, 12 June 2008

11th June 2008


Today was Sue's Birthday and we also got our passport requests from CIC. This means we have now been accepted for permanent residency. All that remains for us to do now is wait for a couple of weeks till we receive our passports back then leave the country and be accepted as permanent residents on our return. It has taken about 16 months in total from applying for work permit to get to this stage and only 11 months since I landed here in Canada.
We also went to Jason & Jenn's for supper. They had prepared a traditional Mennonite meal which was superb and really tasty. Jason showed off with his flower arranging skills as seen in the photo above.

Monday, 9 June 2008

9th June 2008

Went to "The Forks" in Winnipeg on Sunday and the weather was superb Had lunch up there but still didn't get to do everything we wanted to so we will go back another day. There are markets, museums and entertainment all free of charge.

8th June 2008

Saturday night my Mum, Dad, Sue, Craig and I all went to Steinbach Firefighters Country and Western Festival. All the proceeds went to the fund for the new fire hall and Cancer Research. It included a hot supper and 5 Country & Western singers. There were over 1000 people there in an outdoor marquee. It went on until well after 2.00 in the morning, so I was told.