Once upon a time at EWC

September 19, 1982

Encounters with Canada opened its doors

Encounters with Canada, originally a program of the Canadian Unity Council, opened its doors for the very first time to teenagers across Canada. The program was held at the Terry Fox Canadian Youth Centre, formerly the 2.6-acre Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, which underwent eight months of extensive renovations. The Encounters’ program was offered for 11 weeks in 1982, from September to early December, and offered six themes that first year, including Arts & Culture, Science & Technology, Canadian Studies, Natural Resources & Environment, Law and the Economy. Photo L-R: Marcel Saulnier, West Pubnico, NS; Karen Fleming, Halifax, NS; David Steele, St. Eleanors, PEI; Brenda Reis, St. Eleanors, PEI; Mary Beth MacDonald, Dominion, NS; Robert Hazelton, Brookfield, NS; Holly Bruhm, Bridgewater, NS; Eddie Orrell, North Sydney, NS; Gina Paquet, Souris, PEI.