My name is Julianne Angulalik and I am from Kugluktuk, Nunavut, the most western part of Nunavut. I am currently 15 years old, turning 16 this summer.
I was placed here in Powell River, British Columbia to do volunteer work and get work experience down south. My work placement is Inclusion Powell River, where I work with people who have disabilities and special needs. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, I work with the younger group (7-14 years old), where we play at the Ocean View every morning. Then, we either go swimming or to one of the parks and just play around and do activities. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I help out at the Jean Pike Centre with the adults. We also do fun activities, such as square dances, yoga, RICHARD SIMMONS, sing songs, do scavenger hunts, have hot dog Tuesdays, and we also watch movies to end the day or play some games.
I have learned a lot in this program so far. It is a great opportunity for me and everyone else, because you learn and live down south for 7 weeks. I’ve learned about new cultures, how people live down south, the weather change, and adapting to the environment everywhere.