For many international students studying in Canada, going home during the winter break isn’t always possible. Canadore College students who remained in residence over the break were treated to a variety of events, introducing them to Canadian holiday traditions and culture. Organized by Canadore College Residence, events included a downtown winter walk, preparing cookies for Santa, a Christmas Day parade, dinner with Canadore College President George Burton, and a New Year’s Eve party.

This time of year can be hard for those away from their homes and families, but first year English as a Second Language student, Carolina Rodrigues Bretas, says, “These events will make my stay in Canada feel like a home away from home. I am really grateful for these opportunities.”

Canadore College Residence is professionally managed by Campus Living Centres.

For more coverage of the Canadore College Residence Holiday Break Program, please follow the link(s):
http://www.nugget.ca/2013/12/27/exchange-students-celebrate-christmas
http://www.baytoday.ca/content/news/details.asp?c=56081
http://northernontario.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=264241