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Notes from Ghana #19

Here is a description (and a little history) written  by Rory Magill of my naming ceremony that the elders invited everyone to share. This included a shot (or tot) of the local Akpoteshie which everyone in our group was offered….we’re … Continue reading

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Notes from Ghana #18

Cross Country Travel & Fruit Usually when we take the Youth group to Ghana, we pile into 2 or 3 vans to make our travels. With 35 in our party this time, that only worked some of the time. For … Continue reading

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Notes from Ghana #17

So now that we are back in Ottawa, I will continue to try to fill in the gaps from some of our adventures, knowing full well that you really can’t communicate the complexity of sensory and emotional experiences we all … Continue reading

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Notes from Ghana #16

Now, some writing from the newly shaved Rory Magill (called Sakura now that his head is shaved…a ritual for him on Ghana trips). Here he is describing our last night’s party in Dagbamete that I alluded to…… Kwasi has a … Continue reading

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Notes from Ghana #15

So…its pretty late (for Ghana time) and we just had an amazing party with live drumming from a Kpanlogo/Bobobo group, a HUGE dance session, and outdoor dinner for 50 set up in front of the lodge. Fantastic food (more than … Continue reading

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Notes from Ghana #14

Two Views from the Top In the Cape Coast area, on Monday, we spent the morning exploring one of Ghana’s rainforests. The Kakum Rainforest is a magical place, made more so by the seven rope bridges built high above the … Continue reading

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Notes from Ghana #13

Hi All, Sorry for not posting for a few days.  We took our three day trip to the Cape Coast area, so that’s why you have not been hearing from us (although I know several of the kids got in … Continue reading

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Notes from Ghana #12

So you have heard the occasional comments about the dresses and outfits. Kwasi’s daughter Angelina is a favourite among us all, staying up late sewing traditional outfits for all the women on the trip. And the guys have had all … Continue reading

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Notes from Ghana #11

Waiting for things to happen here is one of the challenges and a super typical part of life. You either embrace it or Ghana beats you. I would say that the number of questions I get a day that start … Continue reading

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Notes from Ghana #10

Community Drumming Yesterday, after a drum lesson in the morning and a great lunch of yam chips and red sauce (my favourite) we all piled into three trotros, each wearing a traditional cloth, either tied in the women’s or men’s … Continue reading

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