Hi my name is Christopher Atutuvaa and I am from Baker Lake, Nunavut. This summer I was placed in Bear River, First Nations, Nova Scoita, and my work placement was at the Fundy YMCA. My buddy was Doyle Algona from Kugluktukt.
At first I wasn’t sure about Northern Youth Abroad until my cousin told me that it was a really fun program, which she completed a couple of years ago . So I applied for the program and I was surprised that I was chosen to do an interview with the program, and I was one of the lucky ones who got picked.
My work placement was fun at the Fundy YMCA in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia. I was one of the youth leaders there and there was usually 10 to 15 youths, and the youth there were fun to be around. My host mother was Holly and she has three kids and their names are; Cruzer (the oldest), Jesse ( the middle), and Brock (the youngest).
During my time in Bear River, First Nations I had a blast. We did things like swimming in the coummity pool everyday, went for long walks, and we went to Digby, Paradise, and Halifax. My summer in Bear River was so fun and if I had the chance to go there again I would, and there would be no regrets doing it again.