by Carol von Gunten – Special to Sylvan Lake News
Students at Sylvan Meadows Adventist School have been busy since starting Aug. 28th.
On Sept. 6th they took a field trip to the Lacombe Corn Maze. Favourite activities at the corn maze besides the maze for all the students were the bouncy balloon and the horse carousel. We had an amazing day. The ice cream is incredible!!
Our second excursion, headed by Kevin Keirs was a canoe trip (water testing activities included) from Fort Normandeau to the Joffre bridge with the Grade 7-8 students and teachers from five small Adventist schools — Sylvan Meadows (Sylvan Lake), Woodlands (Ponoka), PACeS (online long distance school), Southside Christian (Red Deer), and CHCS (Lacombe).
It was truly a test of survival since the weather Sept. 10-11 was not only rainy, windy and extremely cold, but we often had to hop out to pull ourselves off rocks and pull canoes up along the shoreline now and again to regroup.
Wet clothes and cold weather and water spelled endurance. Paddling against that wind took an extra few hours. Paddling from Ft. Normandeau to our camp for the night took about eight hours. The kids were all troopers!