Megan Sinclair tells me hoodies are called “bunny hugs” back home in Saskatchewan. Bannock is apparently a very hard bread that should not be consumed during an eating contest (thanks Peter McNair from Kelvington, Saskatchewan). Karen Howatson says her search for the best lunch under $10 is Babylon on Robson Street in Vancouver. Dale Boisclair of Summerland, BC reminisced about jam can curling, which isn’t a relative of Toucan Sam, but is a game played with jam cans way back in the day.
These are just some of the insights that I picked up during downtime this week in Ottawa during the Centre for Intercultural Learning’s inter-cultural effectiveness training. I learned stuff during the training of course. Stuff like how not to judge cultural nuances. At this point in time, that is much easier said than done. How can I not judge others when here I am judging jam can fans and bunny huggers? It’s gonna be a long trip.