Evening and Weekend Activities – August

Evening and Weekend Activities

After supper in the evenings, and on the weekends, you can do activities with the residence monitors.

Evening Activities in the Residence

The residence monitors will organize certain evening activities, such as game night, movie night, and conversation groups.

Going Out

The monitors will also have some special activities going out, like going bowling or to play laser tag at Laser Quest.

Ottawa Day Trip

Ottawa is the capital city of Canada, and you will go on a day trip one weekend.

You will take a bus to Ottawa early in the morning. You have leave early so you can see the Changing of the Guard ceremony on Parliament Hill starting at 10:00 AM.

 

Then you will have a tour of Canada’s Parliament Building Centre Block. Included in your materials is a book called “Our Country, Our Parliament. This book explains what you will see there.

IMPORTANT: When you go to the Parliament Buildings, you must pass through a security check. Don’t bring a large backpack with you. Make sure you are not carrying any knives or sharp objects.

After your tour, you will walk to the Byward Market for lunch with your monitors. After lunch, you will have some free time to shop in Byward Market.

In the afternoon, the bus will take you to Rideau Hall, the official residence of the Governor-General, for a tour and a chance to explore the beautiful grounds. See if you can find the tree planted by the leader of your country!

Parliament Buildings in Ottawa image courtesy Yann Fauché, Wikimedia Commons