Hi, my name is Lilah! I’m 17 years old and this is my first summer participating in the NYA Canadian program. I recently graduated from Sir John Franklin high school in Yellowknife. This program has helped me gain so much knowledge on other cultures , as well as share my own. So far my time with NYA has been a wonderful learning experience. Experiencing life in the city for 5 weeks has been quite different from life in my community.
I have been here for 2 weeks and have been working at “The Miller’s Oven” , which is a full service restaurant in the historic village of Manotick. It has been great to experience what it’s like to be a waitress and work as part of a team. This could help me get a job as a waitress when I get back home. The Millers Oven is a great work environment with homemade desserts, like the infamous “mile-high lemon pie”. I work 6 hours a day, and have enjoyed serving customers and meeting people my age.
Since coming to Ottawa, I have been to the beach, walked around downtown in the Byward market, and went to the Northern lights show at Parliament. I also went to the Experimental Farm and got to see many animals such as cows, horses, goats, and a pregnant pig in a special care area.
Thank you for reading my blog!