Crossroads shares day with U.S. students

Crossroads School was a hub of excitement last Friday as the grade five and six classes hosted the Calvary Elementary Christian School from Wayzata, Mn. (southwest of Minneapolis).
This group showed up at the door bright and early, having arrived in Devlin the evening before and spending the night at the home of Gary and Susan Barker, the parents of Barb Sonnentag, one of the three teachers and parents who made the trip along with 12 students.
This group of students is studying Canada and felt very fortunate to make this trip.
Along with attending classes in the morning, they were treated to delicious roast beef, mashed potatoes, wild rice casserole, vegetables, and that special bannock only the ladies from Northwest Bay can make.
Sharon Smith and Pam Cyr prepared, brought the meal, and served it up.
The American students also were treated to some of the culture of our Northwest Bay reserve.
Three men demonstrated the drum performance, and both males and females of many ages performed a pow-wow in full native dress.
You could see the look of fascination on the guests’ faces.
The visiting students also enjoyed the French class as they have Spanish for a second language down there.
After a full day at Crossroads, the students were off to Joyce Young’s for horse riding, then to Plaza Lanes in Fort Frances (five-pin bowling was a first for them also).
On Saturday, they toured the Fort Frances Museum.
They returned home with a lot more knowledge about our country, its education system, and different cultures.