This past weekend, our students had the opportunity to visit Mahone Bay, a small tourist town about 15 minutes from New Voice Language Academy. Mahone Bay is famous for its multitude of yearly festivals and a trip into town at this time of year is sure to get everyone in the holiday spirit! As the air turns crisp and the sun helps the frost covered ground sparkle, we couldn’t ask for a more beautiful festival and town to celebrate the holiday season in.
During the Father Christmas Festival, you will be surrounded by the magic of the holidays. With bright, twinkling lights and characters of Santa throughout the town, you are sure to feel like you are seeing everything through the eyes of a child. This was certainly the case for our student Chihaya.
Chihaya is always up for experiencing everything new that comes her way during her stay in Nova Scotia. She enjoyed herself during her visit to Mahone Bay and was able to see many traditional decorations, traditions, and even the Grinch (who was being as pesky as always, stealing trees from the Christmas tree lot!)
There is something so endearing about watching sometime take part in a culture that is new and exciting to them. It is one of the most rewarding things about working here at New Voice – meeting students who not only enroll at the school to learn English, but who are keen to take part in all aspects of Canadian culture. The South Shore of Nova Scotia is the perfect area to experience this!
All in all we had a wonderful weekend visiting Mahone Bay and we look forward to spending the holidays with our students! Keep in mind, Mahone Bay and the South Shore area have festivals all year round, so no matter what time of year you are here you will be able to take part in something just as exciting and beautiful as the Father Christmas Festival! We look forward to seeing you then!