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Canada 7 – Russia 3 / Oh Canada! / Vancouver 2010

A historical game – a historical win!

Make it part of your family history!

U.S.A. 5 – Canada 3 | OOPS!

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What went wrong?

What should we do next?

You be the coach!

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Don’t forget to encourage our athletes!

The Olympic Experience From Our Own Living Rooms ~ Vancouver 2010

Grade 5

Have you been enjoying the Olympic Coverage?

Have there been any  terrible moments !!!

How are your favourite athletes doing?

Let’s share our reactions  in the Comment Boxes below!

Quebec Olympic Athletes: Dominique Maltais (1) \ Vancouver 2010

Dominique Maltais was born on November 9th, 1980 in Petite-Riviere-Saint-Francois in Quebec. Her coach is Marcel Mathieu and she trained on the mountain Le Massif – also in Quebec.

I find I have a little connection to Dominique Maltais. WHY! My brother does snowboarding, and next year I will have courses. I want to do snowboard because, I like the way we get to fall down. You could even do a mini back flip on the snow. Also my BFFE Jojo does snowboard too. We went on this trip with our class. After the lessons in the morning, we were aloud going where we want. So I went with Ally, Ally’s dad and Jojo on the big mountains, it was AWSOME!!! So yah that’s my little connection.

Maltais considers her first snowboarding experience at the age of 11 as a disaster. She said she cried and swore to herself that she would never do it again. Later on she decided she wanted to master the sport.

Dominique’s sport hobbies are downhill Mountain biking, Kayaking, skiing. She plays the piano and saxophone. When she is not training and snowboarding, Dominique works as a Firefighter.

Her nickname on the slopes is DUM DOUM DOMINATRIX!!!

Dominique Maltais began her world cup career in snowboarding the year of 2003-2004. She won two times in Bad Gerstein, Austria. One month later, she won another medal in Berchtesgaden, Germany. At the end of the World Cup Dominique finished fifth for snowboard cross.

Snowboard cross is a type of race that includes 4 racers going downhill at the same time.

Early in the year Dominique caught her first gold medal at an experience in Nassfeld-Hermager, Austria. At the end of the world cup season she led all Canadians in snowboard cross.

Dominique’s season came to a surprising end in December 2006. After an accident at Jeep King of the Mountains event in Utah, Dominique had found out she turned her anterior curiate ligament (ACL) in her left knee. A couple of weeks after she got hurt, Dominique had knee surgery to repair the ACL

Leading up to 2006 Olympics Games at Turin. Dominique had a hard start to her world cup season, recording 8 top crashed, giving the gold medal to Switzerland’s Tanga Frieden. The other player in the four-woman final, Canadian Maelle Ricker, also got into an accident and was not able to finish the race . Dominique Maltais somehow managed to get up from the accident, she had to get back up the mountain to the gate she had fist missed. She was able to finnish the race because only three of the four riders finished the race. Dominique was given the the bronze medal in this race.

On February 16th, 2010, Dominique Maltais will complete for in the 2010 winter games in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. We will be watching her and wishing her the very best in her attempt to make her dreams come true and win a gold medal for Canada! GO DOMINIQUE!!!!

And I hope you have a good time out there.

by: E.C.., 10 yrs. old

Patuxet | Tisquantum | Squanto

Squanto was a translator between the Massasoit and the pilgrims.

Tisquantum was a  Native American who helped the pilgrims after their first winter in the new world and was helpful to their survival.

He was called  Squanto but his real name was Tisquantum.  He lived from  about the  1580s  to November 1622. Patuxet was a part of Wampanoag Confederacy. Tisquantum fist came in contact with English explorers in 1605. He lived in Patuxet which was a part of the Wampanoag Confederacy.

The English explorers took Tisquantum as a prisoner and brought him to England.  In 1612 he returned to North America with Captain John Smith, who after some time released him to return to his town. Then Tisquantum became a translator in New England (USA).In 1641 Tisquantum was heading back to the Patuxet, but was taken by another Englishman named Thomas Hunt.

Hunt was one of John Smith’s captains. Hunt was selling Tisquantum and natives into slavery in Spain for $20 a piece. Some local friars found out what Hunt was doing and took the Native Americans – Tisquantum included. They saved him.

Tisquantum finally went to live with the Pilgrims in Plymouth. Plymouth was in his former town of the Patuxet.

He helped them through an extremely hard first winter by teaching techniques to increase food production: by fertilizing food. He also showed them the special places to catch fish and eel. He was proud to their survival.


Author: M.M., 11 years old

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