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Manitoba Students Enjoy Rideau Hospitality
Manitoba Students Enjoy Rideau Hospitality
Posted on 06/13/2019

June 13 (Elgin, ON) - 21 students from the Swan Valley Regional Secondary School in Swan River, Manitoba returned home June 10 after an exchange week with Rideau District High School students.

Throughout the week, the students visited numerous points of local interest including the Rideau Canal Museum in Smiths Falls, the Roosberg Farm and Tack’s Toys in Athens, a luncheon at the United Church and a tour of the Old Stone Mill in Delta followed by a hike on Foley Mountain, a scavenger hunt at the Museum and a barbeque sponsored by the Westport Council in Lockwood Park.  Students also travelled further abroad to tour Upper Canada Village in Morrisburg, the Railway Tunnel in Brockville, Rideau Hall, a boat tour of the Ottawa River and an evening Red Blacks football game in Ottawa followed by a tour of Old Fort Henry and the Kingston Penitentiary.

The Experiences Canada Student Exchange Program (formerly SEVEC) is sponsored by Heritage Canada and it is an excellent way for students to travel throughout Canada while learning more about different cultures, local communities and themselves. Leeds-Grenville-1000 Islands and Rideau Lakes MP Michael Barrett joined the students at Confederation Park in Kingston to discuss the exchange program and the history of the participating communities.

Plans are well underway for Rideau’s 16th exchange which will see the hosting of 21 students in October from the W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership School in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia and Rideau students will travel to BC in May of 2020.


For media inquiries, please call: 

William Morris
Educational Assistant
Rideau District High School

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