Holiday Hours - Battlefords Immigration Resource Centre

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Holiday Hours - Battlefords Immigration Resource Centre
Holiday Hours:
December 22nd > 9:00am-5:00pm
December 23rd > 9:ooam-5:00pm
December 24th > CLOSED
December 25th > CLOSED
*Christmas Day
December 26th > CLOSED
December 29th > 9-00am-5:00pm
December 30th > 9:00am-5:00pm
December 31st > 9:00-12:00nn only
January 1, 2015 > CLOSED
January 2, 2015 > CLOSED
*New Year’s Day
Battlefords Immigration Resource Centre
CONVERSATION CIRCLE
Drop-in or book a date and time at your convenience
Conversation Circle is a very casual and informal setting where
you can practice speaking in English. No Fee! No registration
necessary. All you need to do is show up and have a good time!
All levels welcome!
Email:
immigration2
@accesscomm.ca
Phone No.:
Let’s Study Together!
We will be starting a Study Group to
help you prepare for the Canadian
citizenship test. There will be five
sessions in total and each session
will feature different topics included
on study guide “Discover Canada”.
Please contact our office for
schedules and more information!
306-446-0622
Address:
1102 101st
Street 2nd Floor
North Battleford,
SK S9A 0Z6
Website:
www.battlefords
immigration.ca
Look for us
on Facebook:
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Immigration
Resource Centre
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Caramel Apple Spice
Arrival to Entrepreneur
An Immigrant Success Story
By Mathew Cyriac
Arun came to Canada from Kerala (South India). The first thing that came to his mind
about Canada was winter, secondly to experience and learn about Canadian values
and tradition which is so unique. He wanted to come here and that dream came true
in May 2010. Arun came to Canada as a student; he is a registered nurse from India
and took PG Diploma in Nursing Management from Seneca College (Ontario).
Like all newcomers, he wanted to stay in this beautiful country and was looking for a
small town. With the help of his friends, he came to North Battleford in 2011. Initial
days in North Battleford was tough, new town, new people and winter. He remembers the good people in this town, who welcomed and treated him like a family, offering rides, in giving him household items and references to find a job. He realized
how kind people in the Battlefords are, offering a helping hand for the needy.
Apart from Nursing, photography has been his passion which he learned from his
Father, who is a Photographer. He started working at a factory and a fast food chain
restaurant before getting an offer to manage Wal-Mart Portrait Studio. This job gave
him a chance to meet new people and experience different cultures. He applied for
nomination from S.I.N.P and those were the tough days, lots of paper work and
needed to meet the requirements for the Nominee Program for Permanent Residency.
With information and resource he got from BIRC staff, he was able to submit his application for nomination. In the meantime he wrote the nursing exam and started the
process to get a Nursing License.
After Becoming a Permanent Resident in 2013, he left the job at the studio and got a
job in his field of study (Health Care). Arun transformed his dream into reality and
now owns a small photography business under the name Crew 6 Photography in
town.
“This land is beautiful, so as the people” says Arun. He and his wife Anu is so happy
for what this land offers and are so proud to say that they are from Saskatchewan.
Arun is well known at BIRC for his gentle and helping nature. He volunteers to take
pictures at BIRC events.
Bread Pudding
3 eggs
2 cups of milk or skim milk
2 ¼ packed cups of light brown sugar
4 slices of bread
2 tablespoons butter
Beat eggs lightly. Add milk, sugar, crumble bread and pour into a 9x4.
six dab of butter and bake 40–45 min until firm and brown at
350 degrees. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving. (Serves 6)
Vanilla Sauce
Whisk ½ cup of light brown sugar, the 2 tablespoon of flour, a pinch of
cinnamon, 1 egg, 2 tablespoons of melted butter, 1 ¼ cups of whole
milk, and salt together in a heavy saucepan until smooth. Heat over
medium heat, whisking constantly, until thickened and the sauce coats
the back of spoon, 10 to 12 minutes. Stir in vanilla extract. Pour sauce
over warm bread pudding, or serve on the side in a bowl.
Caramel Apple Spice in the Slow Cooker Recipe
This recipe makes about six cups of cider, but it can
easily be doubled or even tripled if your slow cooker
is big enough! Also, the cider reheats really well, so
feel free to make a bunch, put the leftovers in the
fridge, and heat up individual mugs of it whenever
you want!
Ingredients:
6 C apple cider (or apple juice)
4 T caramel syrup (the ice cream topping, but not the
magic shell kind)
2-3 cinnamon sticks (or 2 t ground)
5-7 whole cloves (1/2 t ground cloves) NOTE: You
can use ground cinnamon and ground cloves in this
recipe, but it will leave tiny bits of spice floating
around in your drink. If you use whole cinnamon
sticks and whole cloves you can pull them out at the
end for a sediment-free drink!
The directions are simple: just mix everything up in
your slow cooker. Make sure to stir the syrup in well
so it doesn’t just sit at the bottom. As you stir, the
liquid will become really light-colored and may look a
bit cloudy, but it will get darker and clearer as it
cooks. Once everything is mixed together, turn your
slow cooker on low. Let it go for at least 4 hours so
the spices have time to steep. Once you’re done
cooking, carefully remove the cinnamon sticks and
cloves. Then ladle it out and enjoy your homemade
Bread Pudding
caramel apple spice!
3 eggs
2 cups of milk or skim milk
2 ¼ packed cups of light brown sugar
4 slices of bread
2 Tbsps. butter
Beat eggs lightly. Add milk, sugar, crumble bread and
pour into a 9 x 4. Dot with butter and bake 40 – 45 min
until firm and brown at 350 degrees. Let cool for 10
minutes before serving. Serves 6
Vanilla Sauce
Whisk ½ cup of light brown sugar, the flour a pinch of
cinnamon, 1 egg, 2 tablespoons of melted butter, 1 ¼
cups of whole milk, and salt together in a heavy
saucepan until smooth. Heat over medium heat,
whisking constantly, until thickened and the sauce coats
the back of spoon, 10 to 12 minutes. Stir in vanilla
extract. Pour sauce over warm bread pudding, or serve
on the side in a bow.
Battlefords Immigration Resource Centre
In Canada we call it Christmas but since we are known as a land of immigrants, people
here have different ways of greetings but there is one thing that is common to everyone ~
The tingly feeling that builds inside you that you can’t help but share. It brings family and
friends closer together. It’s a season of joy and giving. A time for storytelling of traditions.
Here is a list of some of the holidays that are connected to it and when it is celebrated:
Dec. 6 2014 Saint Nicholas Day
Jan. 1 2015 New Year’s Day
Dec. 8 Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Jan. 3 The Prophet’s Birthday
Dec. 16-24 Hanukkah, Misa de Gallo
Jan. 6 Armenian Christmas Day,
Dec. 24 Christmas Eve
The 3 Kings,
Dec. 25 Christmas Day,
The 3 Wise Men Day,
Badaa Din in North & North West India
Dec. 26 Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, St. Stephen’s Day,
Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve
Epiphany
Jan. 7 Orthodox Christmas Day
Feb. 19 Chinese New Year
It is the time of the year for winter activities. Forget hibernating! Bundle up and have fun outside or indoor with
your family & friends. Whether it is your first winter in Canada or not, you must experience winter sports but
don’t forget your protective gear, ice fishing, sliding down a hill, making a snow angel, rolling up snow to create a
special snowman but just make sure Mr. Snowman has his carrot nose, twig arms, and scarf to keep him warm.
http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/40-fun-winter-activities-you-can-try-now.html
Outdoor ice surfaces for skating
Northland Power
Table Mountain Regional Park
Curling-Centre
http://www.tourismsaskatchewan.com/Table-Mountain-Regional-Park
Drop-in every
Wednesday & Friday
6:30 pm to 8:30pm
Call 306-937-2431
for more information.
Snow Angel
Approximate prices for a days rental (varies with age)
Lifts: Free-$32.00, Ski & Poles/Snowboard: $18.00-$20.00,
Helmets: $5.00.
Lessons with rentals 1 and 1/2 hour (morning only)
Ecole Monseigneur Blais Morand School
(Riverview: Civic Centre-North side),
Connaught Community School (Killdeer),
& St. Mary Community School (Fairview).
Ski: $55.00-$70.00, Snowboard: $65.00-$80.00
on October 6th
until Early April.
for more details.
Snowboarding
Curling
Skiing
Hockey
Snowman
Every Monday
7pm to 8:15 pm
Call 3064451755
Contact 306-937-2920 to pre-book sessions with the instructors.
Tobogganing &
sledding by Don
Ross or the NWRC
Civic Centre
Public Skating
Ice Fishing
Skating