There isn’t a better way to spend a summer than to make new friends and to get to know new cultures. For that reason, the CLC activities are the best alternative to gather our community together and have fun in Montreal. One of the most important places in this city is the Old Port; this magical place has several tourist attractions such as the Clock Tower that offers free amazing views and history. Our CLC Community had the opportunity to climb this 45-metre Clock Tower. It is also called The Saliros’ Memorial Clock, as a memorial to the Canadians who died in the First World War. This tower is located just a few steps away from the newest beach in Montreal and it is the perfect place to take amazing pictures of this area.
To celebrate the beginning of a new month, CLC organized a “Crêpes Party”. This activity, which seeked to integrate our community through the preparation of different cultural dishes, was leaded by our English student Dominique from France. She explained all the cooking techniques needed to have thin and delicious crepes. To the surprise of many guests, the main secrets of this dish are to have a liquid mixture and to use a little oil.
Speaking of more summer activities, we cannot miss the Montreal summer festivals that are held during the month of August. One of them is the Italian Week Festival that lasts 10 days. Our CLC community had a chance to go there last Friday. This event, which took place in Little Italy of Montreal, showcased art and design exhibitions, Italian classic films, a Bocce tournament, and the Ferrari Parade that closed the festival on Saturday, August 18, 2012, from 11 am to 3pm.
Written by: Diana-Marcela Reyes Cascante
Edited by: Tina