Each year, grade nine students from Crowther Memorial have the opportunity to take a week long school trip to Ontario and Quebec, known as the Eastern Canada Trip. On the trip, they visit Niagara Falls, Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa, Montreal, and Quebec City and take in as many sites as possible. Past trips have included the CN Tower, Hockey Hall of Fame, Blue Jays game, Parliament, Canadian War Museum, National Gallery of Canada, Canadian Museum of History, Diefenbunker, a sugar shack, Montreal’s Parc Olympique, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Citadel and Old Quebec. Participation in all activities on the trip is mandatory and the trip can be physically demanding (lots of walking, a bike tour, not much sleep). Since we are missing school, this is an educational trip and students are required to complete a workbook on the trip.
On the trip, all students’ phones will be collected and charged each night to ensure they get a good night’s sleep. Mr. Janzen will have his phone for parents to contact in case of emergency.
If behaviour issues arise throughout the year with a student who has registered for the trip, their spot on the trip could be in jeopardy.
Each year a number of parent chaperones are needed for the trip. Parent chaperones also pay for the trip but get certain privileges on the trip. Depending on the number of volunteers and the dynamics of the group, we will select the parent chaperones from the list of volunteers by random draw after the student sign up has concluded.
We will be using a private Facebook group and Remind for information dissemination. We will provide information about these to students who are signed up for the trip. Both students on the trip and their parents should sign up for both.