Category Archives: Extra Curricular Activities

Outings and events outside of the regular school schedule

On Ice – Skating Mount Royal

By Laura Reilly (EGPR ’18)

Laura demonstrating her slightly-better-than-average skating abilities. (Photo: Silas Baker)

Back in Burlington, receiving Facebook invites for RA events as a Junior isn’t as exciting as they were in the first year of college. Admittedly, while making paper cranes in the common room with some friends is stress relieving, it isn’t exactly something you’d look forward to all week (or maybe it is, if you’re really devoted to paper cranes). In Montreal, those Facebook invites are something to get excited about. From the pub crawl during Orientation Weekend to traveling to the top of Mont Royal, the RA’s and staff here have got it down. In such a busy city with so much to do, how can you pass up any opportunity?

Last weekend our RA’s Matt, Haley, and Natalie brought us up to Mont Royal Park, where the group Les amis de la montagne (The Friends of the Mountain) offers any winter activity you can think of. From snowshoeing or cross country skiing to ice skating, rentals for equipment is affordable and the park is open all day!

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Discovering Montreal

By Freeman Fletcher (FILM ’18)

Spring 2017 students gathered in the Residence lobby during Orientation (Hannah Cartmel)

I entered Montreal on a bus, the most dystopian civilian transport this side of the people wagons from Planet of the Apes. I was nervous and it was raining. I was nervous because I hail from a small town in Maine and have never stayed in a city for longer than a couple days at a time on family vacations. It was raining because of global warming.

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A Day in Kahnawake






By Emily Poltor; Theater (Ohio Wesleyan University) ’17 On the first Friday in November, a few friends and myself met in the Academic Center in Montreal bundled up and wearing shoes to walk in. We piled into a large white van together and took off on that day’s journey — our destination: Kahnawake, a Mohawak […]

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Small Hauntings & Ghost Walks






By Maina Chen; Professional Writing, ‘18 Although it’s no longer October, it’s never too late to write about the month that celebrates all things spectral and spooky—prompting me to give a small shout-out to Fridge Ghost, the house guest to my roommates and I. At the beginning of our move into the residences, there would be […]

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Chilling Out with Cats and Dogs






by Maina Chen; Professional Writing, ‘18 This one is for all the animal lovers coming to Montreal. There is an abundance of cafes, small eateries and take out joints in downtown Montreal, and while having many options are by no means a bad thing, choosing is the hard part. Sometimes you might be looking for […]

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