Saturday, December 28, 2013


Hi All

Good to be back in Canada where the air is fresh, clean and cold.  We have spent 2 weeks in Scarborough at the SIM guesthouse and then we went to Winnipeg for Christmas.  Now we are back in Scarborough because Orest needs oral surgery.  Oral surgery is December 31 - what a way to spend New Years Eve.  He then needs 4 weeks of follow up for other dental matters related to the surgery so we are in the Toronto area for the month of January.

The Christmas season has been good as we were able to spend a great deal of time seeing family and friends in the areas we visited.

As of today we have started our online TEFL training course.  We hope to get the majority of this completed while we are in the Toronto area.  This is very exciting because there was such a demand for EFL (English as a foreign language) in Galmi.  We look forward to continuing with this program in the future.

We look forward to seeing many of you in the months ahead and we want to wish you all the best for the New Year.

Here is our first snow picture in Canada -  we are at St. Thomas in southern Ontario.

Friday, December 6, 2013


Hello everyone

We are now in Toronto, Canada to start our home assignment.  From the heat of Galmi we come to the somewhat frigid conditions of Canada in Toronto.  Fortunately, the folks at SIM Head Office have taken the chill off and made us feel right at home.

We are here for 2 weeks to have some meetings and take care of medical and dental appointments.  Then we head to Winnipeg to spend time with family for Christmas.  We will definitely have a white Christmas this year from what we have seen and heard from in Winnipeg.

We arrived December 1 and we already miss our family back in Galmi so decided to post some of the family Christmas pictures we took prior to our departure.