Day Camp | Overnight Camp
YMCA Overnight Camps and YMCA Day Camps aren’t just something to do when school’s out — they’re life-changing experiences.
In between the arts and crafts, games and activities, something special happens. Friendships blossom, self-confidence emerges, independence grows, and through it all, children and teens build resilience to help them face new challenges as they grow up.
As Canada’s largest camp provider, we are empowering the next generation to lead healthier, happier lives by helping them learn how to handle life’s curve balls. When kids and teens believe in themselves, the whole community wins.
Explore your local YMCA’s camp programs to discover why parents consistently say that our camps are safe, supportive, active and fun experiences where their children gain greater appreciation for the natural world, their community and themselves.YMCA Overnight Camps
The ultimate camp experience! With 22 locations across Canada, operated locally by YMCA Member Associations, YMCA Overnight Camps are a home away from home.
A new adventure, every day of the week! During summer and school breaks, YMCA Day Camps offer children a variety of age-appropriate experiences to play and learn together. Local YMCA Member Associations offer themed camps like sports, aquatics, arts, leadership, science and more to nurture your child’s interests or help them discover new ones.
Camp is good for you!
Canadian camp research shows that a quality overnight camp experience, like the YMCA, results in lasting positive outcomes for campers:
- Increased independence and self-confidence
- Making new friends and being part of a positive group
- Increased environmental awareness
- Improved attitudes toward physical activity
Source: The Canadian Summer Camp Research Project, University of Waterloo, 2011
Overnight Camps | YMCA HBB
YMCA Wanakita in the beautiful Haliburton Highlands is YMCA of Hamilton|Burlington|Brantford’s very popular four season Overnight Camp for children, youth, families, school groups and more.
Go directly to YMCA Wanakita now.Bring the whole family together and experience an unforgettable week of fun and adventure at YMCA Wanakita Family Camp.More than just a great family vacation, YMCA Wanakita Family Camp, located in Haliburton, is a place to develop and strengthen relationships with family and friends and build meaningful memories together. Our summer Family Camp runs weekly and offers a full range of programming… Join some friends or family and experience the beauty of YMCA Wanakita in Haliburton during the fall, winter or spring. Our Outdoor Centre provides a number of opportunities to choose from including: Women’s Weekends Mother/Daughter, Father/Son Weekends Volunteer Work Weekends New Year’s Family Camp Family Day Weekend March Break Family Camp YMCA Wanakita Overnight Camp is the place for young campers to enjoy a traditional camp experience, build skills, and develop lifelong friendships and memories.
YMCA Camp Kitchikewana – YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka
Summer 2022 Operations Update
We are excited to share that we are opening registration for our Traditional Overnight Camp Programs for the summer 2022 Season! Registration will be opening on Saturday, November 27th, 2021 at 9:00am. We are very hopeful that we will be able to return to Beausoleil Island, like we have so many summers before Covid-19, and deliver a safe and quality camp experience to all our returning campers.
As we look ahead to summer 2022, I am excited to share an update with you on our camp director team. After joining Camp Kitchikewana this past spring and serving as Acting Camp Director throughout the summer, I’m thrilled that Hilary Neeb will be continuing in the role of Camp Director moving forward. Hilary came to us with many years of YMCA camp experience, starting as a 6-year-old camper and as a staff member at YMCA Camp Ki-Wa-Y and Camp Wabanaki. Hilary and her dog Bruce quickly settled into life at camp this summer and learnt a great deal about Kitchikewana’s treasured traditions and got to meet many campers, staff and alumni through our modified programs this summer.
I’m also excited to share that Ally Eastmure, who joined us this summer as a seasonal Assistant Director, will continue as Assistant Director year-round and we are delighted to have her! Ally will be known to many of you, as she started at Kitchikewana when she was 6 years old and in recent years has worked in a variety of senior staff roles at camp.
Congratulations Hilary and Ally!
General Manager, Camping & Outdoor Education
For the last 100 years YMCA Camp Kitchikewana has been offering a values based camp experience on its camp site on Beausoleil Island in the beautiful Georgian Bay Islands National Park, out of Honey Harbour Ontario. Camp Kitchikewana provides traditional summer camp programs for youth in July and August and programs for all ages in the Spring and Fall seasons.
YMCA Camp Kitchikewana’s mission is to provide each member of the camp community with the opportunity to be active, to learn and to grow in a safe, healthy and natural environment. Through a range of skills, outdoor activities and interactions with others, campers are encouraged to challenge themselves while building self-confidence, having fun, and creating lasting friendships.
YMCA Camp Kitchikewna owned and operated by the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka. Our YMCA serves the Simcoe County, District of Muskoka and Parry Sound communities.The Quality Eight
The Quality Eight were developed by YMCA camping professionals to guide YMCA camps in their programs. YMCA Camp Kitchikewana strives to make the Quality Eight an integral part of every camper’s experience.Positive Space
Throughout camp we have signs reading “Positive Space” These signs serve as a reminder to all camp participants that all members of the camp community are welcome on Kitchi sands regardless of: race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, social status, physical, emotional mental ability, and age.
YMCA Camp Kitchikewana is a accredited member of the Ontario Camps Association.
Overnight Camps Overview – YMCA of Three Rivers Waterloo Region
The high quality camping experiences offered by our YMCA have helped to enrich the lives of children and youth for more than 60 years. We see this as an important responsibility and we feel very strongly about the positive impact of a values-based camping experience that focuses on fun, friendship, challenge and adventure.
Camp Belwood, Girls and Boys 5-14
Located just outside of Fergus, Camp Belwood provides a comfortable introduction into residential camping for our younger campers, while providing a challenging program for our older campers. Program highlights include: swimming, sailing, canoeing, drama, archery, crafts, BMX biking (for older campers) and more.
Check out Camp Belwood here
Camp Ki-Wa-Y, Girls and Boys 6-15
Near St. Clements, Camp Ki-Wa-Y emphasizes skill development within its specialty program streams – climbing, boating, art, music, drama and a general program. Ki-Wa-Y also offeres two weeks of girls’ only camp. Program highlights include: ropes course and climbing wall, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, water trampoline, crafts, archery and more.
Check out Camp Ki-Wa-Y here
Camp Wabanaki, Boys and Girls 7-15
Located on Vernon Lake in Huntsville, Camp Wabanaki is our northern camp that focuses on canoe tripping and outdoor living. Program highlights include: swimming, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, skin diving, crafts, archery, mountain biking and more.
Check out Camp Wabanaki here
Camp Wabanaki Voyageurs, Boys and Girls 13-15
This extended tripping program based at Camp Wabanaki in Huntsville will either spark or rekindle an appreciation for the breathtaking beauty of northern Ontario. Participants arrive at Wabanaki to prepare for their trip which includes hiking, canoeing and sea kayaking, and return back to camp after the trip.
Check out Voyageurs here
‘Memory-making for your family’: Overnight summer camps getting creative amid COVID-19 restrictions
BRUCE PENINSULA — With ongoing COVID-19 restrictions threatening the future of overnight summer camps this year, some businesses are adjusting while remaining a gateway to the great outdoors.
Some camps in the Ontario are opting to scrap overnight camping altogether and instead allow families to rent out cabins for a nostalgic getaway.
“Camp for me was the most important thing in my childhood growing up. I looked forward to it more than anything else all year long,” said Kristin Monette, a former camper at the YMCA’s Camp Wabanaki near Perry Sound.
“I never thought in my 40s I’d be able to go back to camp and I’m really excited to share that with my kids.”
Three of the YMCA’s camps won’t offer overnight camping.
“Our waterfront will be open for swimming, boating, archery, there will be an option for families o sign up for some facilitated activities,” said Caitie Wright, the YMCA’s general manager of camping. “Really just some memory-making for your family in the safety of your own bubble.”
Camp Kiway in St. Clements and Camp Belwood in Fergus both plan to offer more day camps instead of overnight options.
“Camp is life changing, so we’re happy we can still welcome kids to camp in a different way,” Wright said.
Camp Celtic in Lion’s Head has launched what they’re calling ‘Celtic Lodge,’ allowing families to rent cabins as a jumping off point to explore the Bruce Peninsula.
“It’s kind of a glorified Air BNB thing,” said Tim Matheson, Camp Celtic’s senior director. “We have all these cabins and all these cottages, all this space, where everyone can be physically distanced.”
But Matheson is still hoping camps will get the green light from the province and be able to offer more traditional programming, adding Camp Celtic is already fully booked for the summer should programs be allowed to run.
He said more than a year into the pandemic, some kids might need camp more than ever.
“Getting in the out of doors and having fun and laughing and basically being at camp has to be regenerative,” Matheson said.
Overnight campers stare down another lost summer
Stephanie Beattie and her son, Thereon, 17, on May 13, 2021.Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail
Stephanie Beattie is still holding on to hope that her 17-year-old son can attend overnight camp this summer, but with each passing day that hope grows increasingly dim.
Her son, who attended overnight camp for three summers prior to the pandemic, has been looking forward to returning this year as an escape from the lockdown measures, online learning and other facts of life during the pandemic, said Ms. Beattie, who lives in Barrie, Ont.
If camp is cancelled, she worries it will further damage his mental health.
“My son absolutely goes in and out of depression,” Ms. Beattie said. “He will go into a much darker place than he’s in now. He will lose hope.”
Only Quebec and New Brunswick have so far given the green light for overnight camps to operate this summer, while camps in the rest of the country are still in the dark, said Stephane Richard, president of the Canadian Camping Association.
Some summer camps have already decided it is too late to wait to hear from the government and have cancelled overnight programs. Staff, usually students who want the guarantee of a summer job, aren’t applying. Many camps that are already struggling financially are reluctant to take on more debt, such as signing contracts with food suppliers, given the current uncertainty. Unless camps are given word from the government in the next two weeks, it will be too late for most if not all to operate this summer, said Jack Goodman, chair of the Ontario Camps Association COVID-19 task force.
“We’re way past a safe date now,” said Mr. Goodman, who is also the owner and director of Camp New Moon, in Baysville, Ont. “Is there an absolute drop dead date? When we get ourselves to the end of May we have some tremendously important decisions to make in terms of massive food contracts with suppliers. We’re about to put in large orders. Everyone is way into the red already and when people get into a very precarious state of uncertainty at the beginning of June the rate of attrition is going to accelerate tremendously.”
Some camps have already announced they will not be operating this summer.
Pearce Williams, a camp in Fingal, Ont., decided in March that it would not be able to offer summer camp this year.
“Our drop dead date was always April 1,” said Joe Richards, the camp’s executive director.
Registrations were too low and staff weren’t applying, two facts Mr. Richards attributes to the uncertainty of whether overnight camps will be permitted this year.
Mr. Richards said we are now at a time when most camps that still hope to operate this summer will likely not be able to do so given the logistical challenges of getting camp up and running.
“The runway is short if not potentially impossible,” he said.
The YMCA of Greater Toronto announced in late April it would not run overnight camps this summer, a decision many other YMCA camps have made in recent weeks.
“We really had to look at the current realities of the pandemic,” said Brandon McClounie, vice-president of camping and outdoor education at the YMCA of Greater Toronto.
It plans on expanding its day camp programming to help ensure kids have the opportunity to enjoy a camp experience, he said.
Day camps run by the YMCA in the GTA will have room for approximately 4,000 kids this summer, up from 1,500 last year (that number was 10,000 in the summer of 2019).
While the Quebec government announced last week that overnight camps can run in the province this summer, it has yet to provide details concerning what protocols and measures they will need to adopt.
“We’re still in unknown territory,” said Shauna Joyce, vice-president of the Association des Camps du Québec and executive director of Amy Molson camps.
The 112 overnight camps that are members of the association had told the organization they need to know by April 1 what the measures are, Ms. Joyce said.
Stuck in limbo, some have called it quits for this summer.
New Brunswick was the only province or territory that allowed overnight camps to run last summer.
If camps are forced to close for a second year in a row it will wreak havoc on the industry, Mr. Goodman said.
“Some of us will be able to weather the storm. It won’t be pretty. We’ll be in a very difficult spot. Other camps are on the edge and they’re teetering as we speak,” he said.
A survey conducted by the Canadian Camping Association found that 68 per cent of its member camps said they will have to file for bankruptcy by the end of the year if they cannot operate overnight camp this summer.
Ontario’s Ministry of Health said in a statement that, “The province continues to review the evidence and consult with the sector, public health experts, and local medical officers of health to determine if and when public health measures can be adjusted.”
Michael Budman, co-owner of Camp Tamakwa, in Huntsville, Ont., said he is frustrated by the government’s lack of direction.
The camp has hired a private company to test campers before and after arriving at camp to help ensure everyone’s healthy and safe.
“We’re dealing with children’s lives. We’ve already taken two years of their lives away from them,” Mr. Budman said.
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In October 2015, my eldest daughter Mia Natenia Rose Diaz was illegally detained on charges of “fleeing the Waterloo region,” although I returned home to my grandmother in Haliburton, where it was originally FACS approved to live until the breakup. Suddenly, my grandmother became “too small” in terms of FACS.
My ex didn’t want my daughter, but he didn’t want me to have her, forcing his family to lie for him and the prejudiced employee.This resulted in my child being placed with Kawart’s foster home, Haliburton, Child Aid and transferred to the Waterloo Family and Child Services against my will. Mia Natenia has been overexposed for over a year.
Forcing me to be homeless and leave for a 4 hour drive in 2015 without support, Michael convinces my family to turn against me, not knowing that he was talking to everyone behind my back while cheating on me with my girlfriend, family ers, and ecosort services including drunk driving during work hours for trips to the Manor strip club in Guelfa. – Everything that the judge ignores
After three years of legal battle to bring Mia Natenia Diaz home, my husband and I paid more than $ 33,000 thousand to a lawyer who distorted us. We are now selling assets as my husbands were the only supplier and are now at the WSIB due to a workplace accident and survived 4 types of cancer, lung, liver, lymph nodes and testicles. So, our eldest Mia Nathenia has a brother and a sister, which is very surprising since he was told that he would never be able to have children.Alea misses her older sister Mia-Natenia very much.
Court on September 4, 2019 to appeal the entire case that he recently received an examination after 3 years of struggle, which is separate from the recent violation, but I need a lawyer for this, as well as September 4, 2019. I have not yet started the hacking process, since May 2019 we have seen Mia Natenia, her sister and family miss her.
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I am the appellant / mother of the child Mia Nathenia Rose Diaz (“Nathenia”) (female), was born on September 10, 2012.
My name is Martina Delfina Anna Maria Diaz WATT
My former partner violated clause 4 of the Regulation on Form 25, which states: Access to Mia (Nathenia) Diaz Martina Watt (formally Diaz) must be expanded to liberal access, at least three times per week and overnight stays, since the parties can agree between them Es. He has violated this court order since May 28, 2019. He refuses to allow me access or communication with my daughter Mia Natenia. Claims that he does not want to come.
Mia Natenia worsened after she was illegally taken from me, regardless of other opinions, and this needs to be recognized by professionals. The Defendant / Father admits that Mia Natenya has breakdowns and behavior on his departure, requiring physical restraints applied by both him and his girlfriend.
Beau specifically only her and her assistant at her school, including other students. Mia Natenia does not show this behavior when she is in the care of my husband and me. We also do not consider it necessary to use physical restraints in our care.There is still debate over whether Mia has injuries from being adopted into a foster family, or whether she really has autism, since he was not correctly diagnosed. It wasn’t until October 31st, after I had been pushing for answers for months, that a letter was prepared from a doctor stating that my child had Level 2 autism without paperwork, indicating how the diagnosis was made.
To this day, I continue to suggest that I enroll Mia Natenya at school through SJK – St John’s – Kilmarnock, a private school that specifically deals with the autism spectrum at 2201 Shantz Station Rd, Breslau, ON N0B 1M0.I spoke with the school, but the respondent / father is rejecting this healthy opportunity for Mia Natenia, and this is really a pity as this school would be of great benefit to her, and earlier we could afford to put her in this school instead of being stuck in public school.
The judge’s reliance of the Honorable Motions on the testimony of the workers is based on what the Honorable Judge describes as complete statements of me. These were the closing statements after I detailed the incorrectness of each statement and the description of events that contradicted the statements of the workers.Every question requires a court, and I intend to present new evidence on appeal. This lawsuit creates a difficult situation as I do not have the means to protect my daughter from his documented behavioral problems, past and present.
Honorable Motions Judge ignored the undeniable fact that after a long battle with the community, the workers who falsely accused me were dropped from my case because my request for removal was approved by Ctor FACS executive Karen Spencer.My husband and I have a good working relationship with the new employees.
Now we have a second daughter under our care and she misses her sister very much.
Thus, the conclusion that there are no issues to be dealt with is incorrect, and my appeal is of immense merit. Indicated that my child is unhappy in the custody of the defendant / father. And have various testimonies that have been filed in the past from my family members and support. The oaths of the defendant / father and his girlfriend are full of inconsistencies, all of them were pointed out to the judge by motions and which she decided to ignore.This includes the fact that the defendant / father refused to provide the court with a proper plan, refused to disclose the name of the employer, other caregivers, and a proper criminal background check on the girlfriend obtained under false pretenses.
On December 4, 2018, the Honorable Madam issued a final order following the consideration of the summary judgment petition on October 29, 2018, granting custody of Mia Natenia to the defendant.
Obviously, I openly challenged the Honorable Petition Judge’s order on the grounds that the decision contained errors of fact that were palpable and prevailing, and that the law had been applied incorrectly.
In particular, the Honorary Motions Judge states that on November 1, 2016, I was not present at the trial and that my pleadings were struck. This is wrong, since I came to court late in the morning, under the impression that the proceedings should take place at 14.00. When I was present, the CAS attorney was still present and informed me that the case had already been resolved and that my attorney had been removed from the record.
I was thus unrepresented and did not know that I could proceed to postponing an order made in my absence.
In his judgment of 4 December 2016, the Honorary Motions Judge relies on the Statement of Agreed Facts of 1 November 2016, which I have not signed. I did not know what was contained in the Statement, as my previous lawyer did not discuss it with me.
I disagree with the facts, and in many of my subsequent competitions, I have pointed out material errors in my status review. The Honorable Judge ignored all my statements regarding the previous story that led to Nathenia’s arrest, my subsequent alleged access and behavior, and the concerns I had and continue to have with Defendant / Father R.
Accordingly, these are unresolved issues that need to be judged.
The Honorable Motions Judge claims that police reports support an internal dispute in June 2014, which I do not dispute. The Honorable Judge does not mention that Mia Natenia was not present and that the drugs (marijuana) were seized from Defendant / Father Michael Downer-Sims. I have challenged the facts in my testimony.
I have challenged the facts that have been put forward by society against me.
The defendant / father was charged and convicted of drunk driving, had a serious alcohol problem that he refuses to solve, lost his job and experienced serious financial difficulties due to constant attendance in a questionable institution, sex traffic and cheating with mom and sister.
Judge Honorable Motions ignored my deposition, in which I repeatedly stated that I returned from Halliburton, Ontario, to attend a friend’s wedding in Chatham, Ontario. And that due to the fact that I cannot continue to stay at home M your mother, I was briefly stayed with two relatives of the defendant / father in Cambridge, Ontario, who had their problems and all turned against me when the defendant / father claimed that I’m leaving him.
When the relationship between the respondent / father and me collapsed, and as a result of the relationship with his relatives, I went with my daughter Mia Natenia to my godfather in Toronto, Rexdale Ontario, who wanted to help me find adequate housing until society spoke to him …I was then unable to find suitable accommodation and returned to my grandmother in Haliburton, where the respondent / father was still living at the Silver Maple Motel 48 Highland St. Haliburton, Ontario in a hut. Tel. 704-457-2607 for an owner named Ray.
During this time in 2015, there was no court involvement and no documents confirming that I could not leave the Waterloo region. As a result of my trip to Rexdale, my worker called me at the time, saying that I would be sent to court for “ escaped from the Waterloo region. “
During all this time, Mia Natenya took good care of me 24/7, was happy in my departure and met her milestones. This was confirmed through a Rexdale family and child service worker who visited my godfather’s house, I did not receive a card with her contact details, but she had dark skin and did not think I was in trouble. G there, she told me. that she couldn’t do anything because Cambridge FACS was working with me.
The visits with Mia Natenia that happened at our home, especially the overnight stay, were delightful Mia Natenia.She didn’t want to leave after visiting access. Frequent phrases such as “no Sheri” and “no home” when visits are over.
Since May 2019, we have received full custody of Mia’s brother Natenia Aleya, after she was unlawfully abducted too early at birth on February 18, 2019. Evidence of this can be provided upon request and has already been presented to the courts several times, but has been ignored. Our midwives support us and even wrote a letter to our lawyer to help us get custody, explaining that FACS violates Ministry standards and forced them to leave too early, leaving back technique and paraphernalia for birth.Risking my and my baby’s life.
A healthy baby with Apgar 9-10 weighing 8 pounds and 1 ounce was to be put on oxygen 20 minutes after birth. Force feeding formula, nauseous. She almost killed her baby until she was allowed pumped breast milk, which I brought to the GRH daily in intensive care and refused to breastfeed, despite the fact that the social worker in this building was ready to follow me and for more information. This is all due to false claims about mental health, which discriminates against my human rights, as I passed the FAX and letters from my doctor in court, constantly saying that I have never had mental health problems in my youth and adult life.However, this is still being ignored.
The Society does not dispute that my visits with both children were always good as long as they were illegal with a foster family. Mia Natenia loves being with me and her stepfather and we have provided documentation of how happy she is with us and her little brother.
Currently, Mia Natenia has five climbing sessions left on a pass bought by her stepfather, my husband. It is unwise not to allow her access.
Hope to regain custody of my eldest daughter Mia Natenia soon or at any time if she is approved by the judge immediately. It is clear that the respondent / father is failing to cope with the responsibility of co-parenting with regard to access. I believe that my husband and I are more reliable as a caregiver and deserve a chance to prove ourselves by making sure that the defendant / father has reasonable access to Mia Natenya if the order was issued by a judge.
The court agreement states that visits with Mia Natenia must have liberal access for at least 3 days or more weekly, including nightly. Since the order went out, the visits and nights with Mia Natenia have been enjoyable and full of activities such as rock climbing.Swimming in YUMKA with sister Aleya. Backyard gardening. Painting. Baking and cooking. Fun community programs such as autism Ontario events.
Since the end of May 2019, we have not seen Mia Natenia, as society advises that the respondent / father is against accessing Mia Natenia. It would seem that the defendant / father thus once again violates the court order, which provides for access at least 3 times a week in accordance with paragraph 4 of the General Order, adopted in February 2019.
I have warned in my affidavits that the respondent / father will not allow access if given discretion, pointing out the cruel nature of his descriptions of me at all times. This is not in the best interest of six-year-old Mia Natenia.
Until the judgment on 4 December 2018 granting the defendant / father full custody of Mia Natenia.
Me, Allan, Aleia (brother and sister) and other family members regularly saw Mia Natenya several times a week. This access was stopped immediately after the full lengthy detention order was issued.Thus, I prove my prediction of his negative behavior in joint upbringing, if he was given this power.
The Honorable Petition Judge also expresses the hope that the brothers and sisters should continue to communicate.
I respectfully affirm that the judge’s proposal that the parties should not dispute contact with siblings is mistakenly interpreted as a willingness to facilitate such access.
Respectfully, I ask the court to pass the order I have requested, since without a specific order for access I will not see her. This is not in Nathenia’s best interests, as I know she misses me, Allan and her sister a lot.
Please make me the primary primary caregiver for my daughter Mia Natenia Rose DIAZ immediately.
Michael has consistently refused our staff to help Mia Natenia with speech therapy, learning barriers and counseling. This left Mia Natenya on waiting lists for this help for many years. Example: Erin Oaks.
Mia Nathenia also has Prosthetic, Dental and Eye Covers.This is mentioned monthly to the respondent / father when he allows communication. He claims that Mia Natenia is fine. However, in March 2019, Michel shared with us that he has an outstanding dental bill for Nathenia worth over $ 200. We offered to pay the bill. He again refused our help.
Mediation was also denied because of my EAP benefits. This is available anytime with 100% coverage in my plan. Communicated in June 2019 that they would like mediation to continue access.He does not explain why he violated the court order by stopping my family and me from accessing 3 days a week with Mia Natenia. He claims that Mia Natenia is wailing at him that she wants not to see me. He claims that she did say it once. As for me, because wouldn’t she have to say it the first day if she did voice it? His story just doesn’t fit. Selective communication has now postponed mediation. No communication between me and Mia Natenia happened.
This is very devastating for Mia Natenia with Level 2 Autism.
The defendant / father admits in a recent testimony from November 2018 that he lied in previous testimony about many facts.
New clothes that fit Mia Natenia comfortably are also refused or not returned when my husband and I ship them with Mia Natenia. Thousands of dollars were spent on clothes for her by us. Never seen again. Nevertheless, the defendant / father complains to us that his boyfriend and he are struggling with financial security. I am horrified to observe this behavior of adults.It’s also a shame when a daughter catches a cold in an old spring jacket in December. We provided Miya Natenya with warm clothes, which disappeared again. I find it to be about the health and wellness of Mia Natenia. Selective communication was a form of abuse that continues towards me on the part of the defendant / father.
I feel that it is harmful to be a witness and endure for Mia Natenya in a joint upbringing and harmful.
Respondent / Father Michel is constantly contradicting himself when decisions are made about co-parenting.In June 2017, a friend of the respondents expressed how they would not tolerate showing Mia Natenya an inappropriate cartoon Toobey and Bino. We were not responsible for such actions. I am damaging yet another attempt to get the 13th communication booklet. The couple kept the booklet after another conflict with us.
On June 2, 2019, during an exchange at our house, the defendant / father confessed to my husband Allan that the reason Mia Natenya said “DVD Toobey and Bino when I get to Mike and Sheri” was because Michel and Sheri bought the DVD for Mia Nathenia that day as promised.Allan explained that this is contrary to our efforts to monitor Nathenia’s media influence when the party makes an autonomous decision.
Allan briefly mentioned that it also negatively affects Mia Nathenia’s behavior and distracts from visiting our family as we become purely disciplined enforcers. He invited everyone to consider this and continue the conversation further when there were no children.
On May 5, 2019, during an exchange with Natenya, my family was attacked by Sheri, the man Carlos.Breaking into our home, which led us to defend ourselves and protect our children from harm before the police arrived.
The defendant / father confessed in SMS messages exchanged between himself and me that Sheri and Carlos were responsible for the attack on us and the invasion of the house on May 5, 2019. He has also personally admitted that Carlos is taking on a caring role and is known as “Uncle Carlos”. Loves hugging Mia Natenia while they watch The Simpsons together. Another cartoon, which did not have to be watched by agreement of all parties, was again contradicted by the respondent / father.
I have had multiple experiences of sexual abuse from different ages and I feel very protective of my children, especially Mia Natenia when she is molested by her foster family. I am very uncomfortable when the respondent / father permits behaviors such as cuddling so as not to age relevant media with his adult male friend.
I complained to FACS and they claim that Carlo will not be with Mia Natenia unattended, but he lives on the couch in the defendant / father’s small two-room apartment where my daughter now lives.there on the couch.
Previously, the respondent / father expressed sexual concerns with the respondent / father during work, as they worked together to improve themselves regarding feelings of arousal when changing a newborn baby. Expressing that the respondent would never cheat on Mia Natenya when she was born in September 2012 because he considers all female private parts to be the same regardless of age, using the phrase “pussy is pussy”. Which the defendant father now denies in order to protect the father for whatever reason.
This is disappointing to say the least.
At the time when I was 8 months pregnant with Mia Natenia in 2012, when Michael approached me, considering his father’s inappropriate thoughts, since his father was obviously drawn to him, but I am not a professional in this type of care.
Defendant / Father contradicts himself from his statement to Tara Bolton dated May 14, 2019. He lied, claiming that he would never allow Carlos to be left unattended or in the role of caregiver with Mia Natenia.
When Michael denied me access to Mia Nathenia again in June 2019, I asked him who was looking after my daughter while Sheri and he were working during my regular access.He didn’t reply to my texts, which made me very worried, as most likely it was Carlos.
I feel alienated and resentful of being silently addressed to me. Continuous abuse that can be identified and resolved by available mediation.
On 12 July 2019, I wrote a letter that was delivered to Defendant / Father Michael Downer-Sims after numerous attempts to contact him regarding mediation and his breach of our agreement on phone and text access.I received a response, so I wrote and delivered a second letter on July 24, 2019. No response again.
Waterloo Family and Children’s Services have nothing to offer unless it benefits them and contradicts whether they are signed with Mia Natenia or not. How many times have I turned to them for help with the narcissistic and alienating behavior of the respondent / father is too many to count.
They just don’t want to help us deal with it. I get “I’m sorry, but” we got it because the defendant has custody and we have nothing else to offer you.They expect him to follow the disposal agreement, which he has continued not to do since June 2019.
After three years of legal battle to get Mia Natenia home, my husband and I paid more than $ 33,000 thousand to a lawyer who sharply distorted us. We are now selling assets as my husbands were the only supplier and are now at the WSIB due to a workplace accident and survived 4 types of cancer, lung, liver, lymph nodes and testicles. So Mia Natenya has a brother and a sister, which is very surprising as he was told that he could never have children.
We are requesting a donation to save a new attorney so that our eldest will return to my TLC and guardianship where her development will shine and she will thrive in a stress-free environment.
We are now in debt to pay a lawyer, so I am now presenting myself in court. I also have an appeal now for Mia Natenya on September 4th, 2019.
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Best regards,Martina and Allan
Welcome to Fort McMurray!I decided to write about Fort McMurray so that everyone would not want to go here.My wonderful man was born and raised here, his whole family lives here, and we came here for the summer to earn some money for the second year of the Bible school.
Upon arrival in the city, the following sign flaunts, welcoming residents and guests of the city:
So I greet you in Russian: welcome to Fort McMurray!
So, how would I write positively about Fort Mac. To be honest, I can say little good. Oh yes, this is the oil capital of Canada. 40% of all oil in Canada is produced here (plus the surrounding area).In general, Canada is the second country after Saudi Arabia in terms of recoverable oil reserves. Moreover, the technology here is the extraction of oil from SAND. Hmm, I don’t get it yet. My “dad-in-law” (father-in-law, that is) worked for 31 years on these very oil sands, and my own husband also worked there. And there are also such “trucks” (photo not mine).
Spotted a white car ??? When I saw the video for the first time, I freaked out, this truck is so big, just huge. Type in “suncor energy heavy equipment” on YouTube and you will go nuts too.Probably one such wheel costs 100 thousand dollars. There is an excursion to these very sands, I will definitely go and even want to be photographed against the backdrop of this colossus. Guided tour – $ 40.
Another good thing – here people have the largest salaries in Canada … Although … is it good? When Wesley tells new acquaintances that he is from Fort Mac, many face contortions. Wesley’s parents 30-something years ago moved here with their one-year-old son (Wesley’s brother) from Ontario, in search of happiness, I guess. It is believed that this city is very addictive and people here know nothing but work.Some kind of monsters. And it is true. Some start working at 3.30 in the morning and finish at 7-8 in the evening, live in camps (well, like a work settlement, where the family cannot even be brought) or in trailers (mobile home). Here, by the way, is one of the largest trailer parks in the world. Yesterday I was in one of these. Here it is.
It’s terribly expensive housing here. To rent a parking space in such a trailer park (more precisely, a recreational vehicle park – RV park) and get access to electricity, water and sewage, you need to pay $ 1200.How do you like it? And renting a two-room apartment (with a living room and two bathrooms) in Fort McMuray costs 2400 Canadian greens. And the house – more precisely one whole floor – 4-5 thousand. This is probably the most expensive housing in Canada. People here can earn 20 thousand dollars a month and live in trailers, and at the end of the shift (say two weeks work, one rest) fly home – to Vancouver, for example, or to the same Kelowna. There are a lot of these same trailer parks and what they call mobile houses – mobile houses, they can be assembled, disassembled and transported to another place.But in reality, these trailers are not bad. I would say even better than some of our Russian apartments. And there are generally gorgeous. For example, Voltage RV.
Inside it looks like this. Photo taken from their official website.
Two showers, two toilets, a bedroom, a room, a living room, plus a lot of storage space for all kinds of “toys” – motorcycles and quads. Even Wesley’s parents intend to sell their house and live in such a mobile home and travel all over North America (it’s a pity you can’t get to Russia on this).You ask, where does water and electricity come from? So there are countless such parks throughout the country – where there is, as they say, a full hook-up – you attach the cable to a special pole and you have comfortable conditions. And you go somewhere – you have a generator and huge tanks of water – so it’s still comfortable. And no boys to the left, girls to the right. Brrr !!!
Something I was distracted by all sorts of machines … Yes, because, in fact, without them here – ANYWHERE. Correctly we say that a car is not a luxury, but a means of transportation.That’s why I sit here and cook. I don’t have a car, I can’t drive, I don’t have a license … The house of Wesley’s parents is about thirteen kilometers from the city. I looked on Google, walk to the city for 4 and a half hours, and ride a bike – an hour and a half. And this is from the mountain, and back here, into this wilderness, I will not get at all. And here in the neighborhood there is nothing – there are about seven hundred houses, and there is no shop or cafe. There is a ski base three minutes walk away, but it is understandably closed in summer. And the houses here are so big and huge, people have a lot of money.My entrepreneurial eye immediately noticed a great idea for a business, but as my relatives explained to me, the inhabitants of this settlement are against “civilization” – they want to preserve the “village” spirit. So, the sugar is over, take fifteen minutes by car to the city or go to the neighbors.
So what else. In Fort Mack, half of the residents are foreigners. There are a lot of Muslims, women wear burqas, and there are those with only a stripe of eyes visible, and more so beaten – jeans and long-sleeved T-shirts and a scarf on their heads allow.For some reason, a lot from Somalia and Lebanon and also from India. Betty, my mother-in-law, works at the school, so she says that half of the students are Muslims, they even want to introduce Koran lessons next year. And here is the poster “Merry Christmas!” not allowed to hang. There is no religion, you know. Gee …
It amazes me how tolerant people are here. There is no discrimination based on nationality, gender or religion. Not, probably, I bent it, of course, it occurs. But here a certain percentage of women, newcomers and indigenous people are necessarily hired here, even if they do not work productively.Wesley told me how a girl works with him alone, from whom there is no sense in lifting heavy pipes and digging huge holes, but she still works. It should be so. I was also struck by a cashier who works at Zellers, a large department store. I just couldn’t understand her at the checkout. She says to me: “sweep heer” – what’s this? But as it turned out, this is a “swipe”, she asked me to swipe the card over the electronic device. She spoke very poor English, which greatly slowed down the buying process and lengthened the line of customers who were dissatisfied with her slowness.For the store, this is bad, because all the customers will leave, but they have no right to refuse her, because, they say, she is a foreigner and speaks bad English. I remember the requirements we have in Russia, for example, in some Euroset – young, handsome, Russian, with a residence permit, with a higher education, without speech defects, etc. etc. They infringe, not otherwise !!!
Well, such short points that I also noticed:
- most of the residents of Fort Mac are owners of large cars, such as jeeps in our opinion.Small cars are an overwhelming minority, you feel like a kind of cockroach in it. And on the highway it’s so scary. Wesley has a small ’90s Chevrolet Cavalier (bought in Kelowna for $ 500, works great), so our drive from Kelowna here was full of dangerous moments. Even a moose if caught is very dangerous for us, and a big jeep will just go further and that’s it (so many deer-moose die because of this). When we were driving here, my task was to observe a pair of red dots – deer eyes and immediately inform my husband, the driver, to slow down.Brought us this time)))
- There are homeless people, drug addicts and drunkards in Fort McMuray. I was very surprised by this, thinking that in a city full of opportunities, there are none, but I was wrong. All belongings are in a shopping cart, an overnight stay in the Salvation Army, free meals, subsidies from the state … Moreover, if you are a native (first nation, but by no means an Indian – Columbus called them that, but for them it is very insulting ) – then generally large payments for the fact that the white population invaded and conquered their land. … So you don’t have to work, they think. It’s a shame, of course, because the indigenous people and their culture fascinate me. And they also remind me of the Nenets whom I saw in Vorkuta and my relatives, the Buryats.
- Fort Mac is a wild land. Several times hungry grizzly bears came to Mickey and Betty’s yard for tea. Once Betty went to take out the trash, and a bear was hanging out on its hind legs near the trash can. Not to mention the deer. They are everywhere, even in the city. And if they get scared, they fall into a stupor – they stand and cannot move from their place, so they are very dangerous on the road.And yesterday, when my beloved evening and I drove into town for coffee – a coyote was running across our road – I could not believe it, convincing Wesley that it was a dog. But yes, it was a real coyote wolf. Then she personally observed a woodhog near a pile of logs in the yard – such a large brown beaver-like creature with a fluffy tail. And on the way from Calgary to Fort Mac, we met a fox, a wolf, a deer, a rabbit . .. Wesley always laughs at my joyous “childish” reaction to animals – well, sorry, I didn’t spend my childhood playing deer hunting…
- in Fort Mack – just two Starbucks and two Tim Hortons. Tim Hortons is a purely Canadian coffee chain that I like much more than American Starbucks. You should have seen the line of cars at Tim Hortons (drive trhu – you sit in the car and order coffee and they serve you through the window)! I do not understand this passion for coffee, to sit in the machine line for half an hour. Canada is a very coffee country, well, very much, and the fact that there are so few coffee shops here is a tough thing. And who will open a coffee shop here when you can earn three times more money in the oil sector?Apparently, this is especially cool – walking around the only mall in Fort Mack with a Starbucks paper cup – or, maybe it’s already such a disease – coffee !!! And I don’t like Starbucks here at all – yesterday I ordered White Chocolate Mocha – this coffee was so sweet that I diluted it with two glasses of coffee at home – and it was still sweet (yes, that’s right, I brought it home and diluted it – practical me which). And here in Starbucks there are no special offers, as in Celuon, well, there is Frappuccino for half price from 3 to 5 or 50% tea latte from 11 to 13.They explain simply: what did you want, this is Fort McMurray! Moreover, one Starbucks is in the Safway supermarket and there is free Wi-Fi and those who do not have the Internet at home hang out there – mostly foreign students.
- Yes, yes, there is only one mall in the city with the highest salary in Canada. Peterpond is called. He was such a man, Peter Pond. Yes, and he is such a small mall, so ugly, I’m in shock. So Mac residents go shopping in the Alberta capital, Edmonton, which is a five-hour drive away.
- There is a wonderful place in Fort McMurray – Mac Island – a huge sports complex with a water park, swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, jogging tracks, tennis courts, volleyball, basketball and football grounds, a concert hall, a library, hockey, roller and curler rinks … And all this was built for its employees by the oil company. Wow, they care about the female workers so much. In the photo there is only a water park with a swimming pool.
- Mac Island is virtually the only entertainment spot in Fort Mac.There is nothing else. Well, maybe a heritage park and an excursion to the oil sands. One cinema. No theaters, museums, monuments. In general, this is a hole, a hole!
- I want to tell you more about Brother Wesley’s family. They have two boys – 11 and 8 years old. They are very good at hockey. Hockey in Canada is everything. In winter, the team gathers here, plays, but training stops closer to summer. And the boys dream of playing in the NHL. So they collect money for themselves (they sell donuts or lottery tickets – the buzzword is fundraising) and travel all over the country, winning championships.So their parents take their children every (!) Weekend to Edmonton (5 hours drive) or Calgary (8 hours) to play hockey. Madness! But my nieces will go to Philadelphia in America in July to represent the Canadian children’s ice hockey team. They are such great fellows! And last weekend, both brought gold medals, and the elder scored three goals, smart girl!
- It also amazes me how people have everything here. Many of my fellow citizens, too, probably have everything, but here almost every family has the following set of toys: a car to go to work, a car just like that, a camping trailer, a motorcycle, an ATV, a snowmobile, a boat.Plus: bicycles, mopeds, trikes (three-wheeled motorcycles with huge wheels), tractors … I was greatly amazed at the presence of scrap metal that had accumulated in Wesley’s yard for fifteen years – about 20 old cars, motorcycles, quads, trikes, boats, trailers … And also all sorts of lawn mowers and weed pickers … Some kind of tin! And besides, if you take out all this metal to a landfill, you have to pay money – that’s all this is lying in the yard. And they were also going to sell the house. Last year my husband decided to clean up the yard – he’s strong, he threw all this “rzhaku” (from the word rusty) into one heap and dad gasped right out – there are so many. And then there is a girl of about eleven who constantly drives a quad bike around our block – I never had such a childhood. And when Wesley was 8 years old, he collected many, many bottles and also mowed the lawn with friends and bought himself a small motorcycle. Real!!! Here it is, a yard with scrap metal.
Finally, a photo of the house in which we now live and which my father-in-law built and where my husband spent his adolescence:
These are my impressions of Fort McMurray.Russian, as I understand it, there is one or two, and too many. I met my mother and son from Kazakhstan in church, and there is also a girl from Ukraine who studies at school (and then only in contact). So the Russians at Fort Mack, answer me! Come to me to drink tea, well, or I’ll come to you. I have halva, and even chocolate covered marshmallows. I’m a little bored here, but I still find something to do. Weed a garden bed, sunbathe in the sun, cook lunch and dinner, ride a bicycle, do P90X . .. You look, the day will pass.
And so you have to run from Fort McMurray and not turn around!
upd: I asked my husband, and it turns out that he drove this huge truck (the largest, by the way, in the world) when he was 20 years old.And his brother, Lucas, works as a firefighter at an oil company and promised to show me what this colossus has inside! Oh how!
Everything in nothing: 2015
Well, the result of four months of work has been summed up, the documents have been collected, they are lying on their desk, waiting to be sent. It’s easy on my soul 🙂
First, I’ll write about the process itself.
There is nothing complicated in the process, as in the usual immigration to Canada. It’s funny that the locals do not think of all this at all without consulting a professional loer for 10 thousand bucks (at my work two went through this, and everyone was interested in me), but we are people, apparently, a little smarter, so we usually do everything yourself. I myself organized my own immigration, and I myself will go through sponsorship.
Probably, I will immediately clarify one point on which many may have various questions – no, I did not use the services of any marriage agencies and any dating sites. I despised and despise them, and it would never even occur to me to look for someone there somewhere. Anyway, any sane person understands how difficult such a relationship is, how long it takes to achieve its goal, costly and, to a certain extent, look like a roulette wheel.So I would never “of my own free will” go for such a thing. True, for 3 years of living in Canada, I have not made acquaintances with any woman who, to some extent, could interest me in this regard (I hope I won’t offend anyone))) because all the women around are either busy, or either I have not grown up to them, or both :), and local non-Russians are scary and do not read my blog :), so it is still unknown what I would sing about five years later. But fate all the same decreed otherwise – here, like it or not. ..))
Um, now you still need to think that you are writing, otherwise your wife will read it later …
In general, fate is everything. No wonder we are from the same city 🙂
So. Spouse sponsorship is a three-step process. The first is federal. Here, the CIC must issue you a piece of paper that approves you as a sponsor. If you do not live in Quebec, then you also need to attach documents on your financial condition here. If in Quebec, then in fact there are two forms and a copy of the pr-card, that’s all.The cost at the moment is 75 + 475 dollars (hereinafter, the numbers are in case the sponsored person is one).
The duration of the stage is about 2 months (hereinafter, the terms in case the sponsored person does NOT live in Canada).
After you are approved for sponsorship, you apply to Quebec. Here they ask to send all kinds of financial proofs. It’s funny, because the federals approve you as a sponsor, who, it would seem, should be checking the money, and Quebec just issues CSQ, and even it seems to be managed in 2 weeks. They do not have exact dates on their website, so 2 weeks is from the experiences of other people. It costs $ 272. The certificate is sent to the sponsor, who must then send it to the sponsored one (you cannot enter without it).
Finally stage 3 – permanent residency. The case goes back to the feds again, and everything went according to the program – security, medicine, work, education, where they lived, where they slept, what they ate, and so on. There is a fundamental difference from ordinary immigration – a medical examination must be passed upfront, i.e.e. in advance. After the inspection, a piece of paper is issued, which must be attached to the package of documents. Stage cost – $ 490. They took something like 325 kaksov for the medical examination, I don’t know for sure with this course.
Eh, when I underwent a medical examination, I paid 180 USD for it. Moreover, he paid in dollars, and a check was written to me with the amount in dollars (I have all the documents preserved). And now the payment is in hryvnia, and the check is in hryvnia. That’s how expensive everything is! Almost doubled.
It is difficult to judge the duration of this stage.The CIC website refers to the deadlines for visa centers, and opposite Kiev is the traditional 12 months, but it seems to me that this refers to the usual residence, and not to sponsorship. I don’t know exactly where the cases are handled: the mailing address is in the Mississauga, and the devil knows it there. But judging by the recent stories of other people – it is expected from 4 to 8 months.
Documents for the 1st and 3rd stages must be sent at the same time. You can pay separately, but both are recommended.Here, of course, you need to attach everything with which you can confirm the non-fictitiousness of your relationship. I have attached scans of passports with stamps and visas, photos from all meetings, a complete clipping of history from Skype and small pieces from VKontakte, without translation. Here’s another thing … I wrote on a piece of paper – they say, to print and translate everything in 2 years, it will take thousands of pages and tens of thousands of dollars. If you want, I will print it for you and translate any piece for any period, just ask. Let’s see how the number goes.
In total, about 1650 taksov (plus translations, certification, printing of photos, postage, police clearance certificate, travel to Kiev) and 6-10 months are typed in total.
Sponsoring imposes two conditions. First, sponsorship obligations last for 3 years from the date of arrival. Second: under certain conditions (for example, if your relationship lasts less than two years and you have no children), you are issued a residence permit with the condition that you live with a sponsor in a marital relationship for 2 years after arrival.Otherwise, residency may be deprived.
That’s all. If you carefully understand everything, then in fact there is nothing complicated. It was much more difficult for us to collect all the documents – first for the wedding, then cope with the change of surname, change both passports, get all kinds of certificates, make translations. Passports were very expensive, but it took us 6 weeks from the moment we returned from the wedding to the complete package of documents, including the completed medical examination. A lot of money was wasted, especially if you count it in hryvnia.
But these are all trifles, because the main thing is in the future.
Now let me step back a little from the official topic and lift the veil over how I have lived for the last couple of years. I did not spread too much on the blog, and there was a natural reason for that – anyone in my place would have kept their mouths shut, although I know how to do it to the least degree 🙂
My life in Canada can be conditionally divided into several stages. The first stage is post-arrival, when I did not have a job, when I walked, relaxed, worked as a loader, etc.These are my first 6 months of living in Montreal.
Then right after the New Year, from January 2013, I started working as an engineer, and the second stage began. At first, I paid off some debts there, extinguished a meager debt on a credit card by today’s standards, and then I began to completely enjoy my new life. It was then that I bought a car, then I bought a cat, furnished my apartment.
And then my future Wife showed up 🙂 And my whole life moved on to new rails of our relations. I had to radically reconsider my financial situation, or rather, simply simply redirect all the money to serve our future.Over the past two years, all my trips have served only one purpose – meeting my wife. Fucking Canada didn’t give her a visa, and from that moment on, an unquenchable anger crept into my soul – and bile appeared in my blog posts about Canada.
It turned out that huge – just incredible amounts of money are needed. I was suddenly faced with the need to count all my money for six months, a year in advance. I have to admit that I have made significant progress in this art. At first, my estimates were very rough, but gradually, month after month, I learned to more and more accurately determine my expenses.I had to calculate everything up to a dollar for at least 12 months in advance, and then distribute everything, leaving some ridiculous sums for entertainment. To be honest, all these numbers fascinated me a lot, and the result was a huge Excel file, in which you can trace my entire monetary history from the beginning of this year to the end of 2016. Yes, by the end of next year – this summer, before the wedding, I calculated my money 18 months in advance. Otherwise, there is no way. Fortunately, Canada is a stable country, and here it is really possible.Unless the dollar is falling.
I had to limit myself in everything. The blog posts decreased accordingly – simply because nothing else was happening. Of course, with all my attempts to calculate everything to the dollar, there were surprises. Most of them were connected with the car – one thing would break down, then another. But with all this, I could not come to terms with the idea of replacing it with another one or selling it altogether. I proceeded from simple logic. Let’s say, instead of it, I’ll buy a car half the price, it will cost, say, not 20, but 10 thousand.This will save me 200 bucks a month, provided, of course, that the money received is enough to pay off the existing loan, and I will take a new one on the same conditions – for 6 years at the same interest. Nevertheless, in order to buy it, you will need to pay 1500 taxes, say 400 for registration and say 400 for after-sales maintenance, which I would have done anyway (it cost me 900 for audi) – which is 11 and a half months for the same 200 bucks. It turned out that I would change the car, but for the first 12 months I would not feel any difference in money at all.This discouraged me from changing her.
Nevertheless, I cut my expenses wherever I could – in products, on the Internet (switched from Bell to start), on the phone (switched from chatra to Fido), in gasoline (moved closer to work), in insurance ( increased the franchise), in the gym (refused), in banks (closed unnecessary accounts), even a little in the apartment – from 770 I switched to 710. Of course, to someone outside my actions will seem more than insufficient, but I would like to look at you in a similar situation 🙂 Of course, it was possible to sell a car, ride the subway, move to a cat-de-nezh for 500 bucks, everything was possible.Everyone sees the situation from their own angle. I have chosen my path.
In any case, limiting yourself is never easy. In my situation, at least, I knew why all this was being done, and it never even occurred to me to complain or regret. But as happens with people on a diet, so it happened with me. In the style: “I didn’t eat anything for 5 days, I couldn’t stand it tonight – I ate a pot of borscht, 7 cutlets and a cake and a half.” So I also bought myself a new video card, so that I could play the third Witcher (by the way, a great game – I played for 3 months), then I loaded myself with bonsai, then something else.I got hooked on sushi delivery on Fridays 🙂 Food is the best antidepressant, it’s not in vain that unfortunate people are fat 🙂
One thing saved me – a line of credit, which I once opened just like that, just in case. Without her, nothing would have happened. Nothing at all. This is not hundreds of dollars, and not even 5-6 thousand.
This spring, I also had to go on strike almost at work so that some people finally stopped treating me like a voiceless commodity and raised their salaries significantly. Without this victory, our future would also be very, very dubious.
Yes, don’t think I’m complaining here. Not at all, I’m just stating everything as it is.
Such is the case. There were different moments – and happiness, and despair, and fear for the future, and obsessive anxiety. Now it already seems that everything is over. It remains to stretch out somehow another 6 months, maybe 8, maybe 10 – and there will be a completely different, new life.
But most of all you know what I’m afraid of? Something that is used to the present. I’m too used to it.
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Despite time and wars, many of Jerusalem’s historic sites are well preserved, making it one of the most beautiful and fascinating cities in the world. Its historic Old Town is divided into four quarters: Jewish, Christian, Armenian and Muslim.Here you can follow in the footsteps of Jesus along the Via Dolorosa, pray at the Western Wall, see the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, where Christians believe Jesus is buried, and tour the Tower of David, a medieval citadel. Outside the Old City, popular attractions include the Garden Tomb, Hezekiah’s Tunnels, Jerusalem Botanic Gardens, and the Bible Zoo.
I was fortunate enough to spend a lot of time in Israel thanks to a chance meeting with an Israeli who later became my husband! Every time I visit I am looking for something new and different to try and the country never fails.While most people stick with what to visit, they overlook some of the more unique and unusual things to do in Israel.
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This is my complete list of everything you must see and fun things to do in Israel on the beaten track! Here are my top 10 must-see attractions for anyone visiting the country for the first time! Tel Aviv’s port, Old Jaffa, is full of warmth.
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The charm is endless here – hidden alleys, alluring views of the beach and Tel Aviv, interesting history, undiscovered galleries and street art.Spend the morning here getting lost and sipping coffee in Old Jaffa. And don’t forget to fit in with a visit to the flea market. To truly appreciate the Sea of Galilee, I recommend hiking one of the nearby mountains to admire the viewpoint. My personal favorite is Mount Arbel, which has a steep but easy climb.
Above you can fully appreciate the scale of the Sea of Galilee. It’s just great! The Sea of Galilee can be reached in a day from Tel Aviv, although I recommend making the trip overnight or 2 nights.Entry to the Dome on the Rock is only allowed to members of the public for a few hours a day.
Even so, you are not allowed to enter the interior of the mosque, look at the images on Google for a peep – it’s awesome! Despite its modest size, the glaring golden roof and detailed mosaics make this mosque one of the most beautiful buildings in Israel in my opinion. I couldn’t take my eyes off the devoted Orthodox Jews swaying back and forth as they prayed at the Western Wall.Their dedication is unlike anything I’ve seen before.
While interesting from the outside, a visit to the tunnels below is a must. Unsurprisingly, this Holocaust museum is pretty sobering. Nevertheless, despite the disasters designed here, this museum is something quite remarkable. The impressive architecture of Yad Vashem takes you on a journey that ends on a positive note as the walls of the buildings open up overlooking Jerusalem.
This is a simple yet powerful message of peace and calm optimism that I remember much more than the horrors I learned in the museum.To truly understand Israel and its people, the nation that was built after the Holocaust, this museum is simply impossible to miss.
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The Dead Sea is a phenomenon. Although the sea has been visibly destroyed by factories, its beauty can still be admired, from its incredibly green color to the surrounding Jordanian mountains. Spending a few hours in the salty sea is a unique and exciting activity that makes it one of the best things to do in Israel.The Dead Sea can be reached on a day trip from Jerusalem. From the outside, the church looks quite ordinary. But the candlelit alcoves, the crying of religious people overwhelmed by the presence there, and the smell of incense instantly create a spiritual atmosphere when you step inside.
Many believe that this is the place where Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected. Follow Via Dolorosa to reach the church. It’s a fun and beautiful site. This is one of the most beautiful churches in the Middle East! Bahá’ís are a quiet religion that is gaining popularity and the Temple of the Bab, located in the Haifa Gardens, is considered one of their most sacred sites.Arrive in the early afternoon to join a guided tour of the shrine led by a Bahá’í. Afterwards, take some time to wander through the immaculately manicured garden and stop upstairs to admire the views of Haifa.
One of the best things to do in Israel is just wandering around the old city market in Jerusalem. The old city consists of Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Armenian quarters, each with its own character and charm. A day can be easily lost wandering the maze of cobbled streets, taking in all sorts of trinkets and crafts.Masada Metsada is an ancient city located on an isolated rocky plateau, famous as a result of the Jewish-Roman war, as a result of which Jews participated in mass suicide.
Although at first it may seem like a story of defeat, for the Jewish people, Masada is a symbol of unity and defiance. To get to the top, you can take the cable car or the steep but short walk. In addition to visiting ancient ruins and learning about the history that took place here, the area also offers spectacular views of the Negev Desert.
I can recommend a walk before sunrise! Masada can be reached on a day trip from Jerusalem. Tel Aviv is a thriving and modern city. Full of art, hidden alleys and beaches. Use these tips to plan your stay in the city, which includes some of the fun activities on offer that are a little off the beaten path. Betzavta invites you to fill out a 1 minute online form.
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This is a fantastic way to get to know the real Israel and understand the country from the perspective of those who live there.Plus, you can make new friends in the process! While in Tel Aviv, head to the waterfront near Old Jaffa and rent a Tel-O-Fun bike for approximately NIS 30 per hour.
A smooth ride on the Northbound flat bike path allows you to fully experience the city beach. The promenade ends at Reading Power Station, which has a beautiful covered area, a great spot for coffee and frozen yogurt. To extend your trip, continue to Yarkon Park following the Yarkon River.