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April 08, 2002

The following story was written by Stalislaw Tabor, from Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Stan is a Catholic priest who is originally from Poland. He came to Canada to learn English. Stan says he is a little far from home but feels it is important for him to study English.

Coming to Canada

by Stalislaw Tabor

My name is Stanley. I came to Canada one year ago on the 8th of March, 2001. It was in the season of winter that I arrived in Toronto from Poland. When I came to Toronto at 5 o'clock p.m., it was a little cold, so it was colder than in Poland before I left my country.

When I left Toronto to go to Morden, Manitoba, the weather had changed. The air was colder than in Toronto. It was cloudy, snowy and windy. When I awoke the next morning I could see lots of snow and all the trees were covered by snow and ice, but the next morning was very nice and sunny. It was also around 15 degrees C.

The weather is similar to Poland because there are four seasons - spring, summer, fall and winter. But the winter in Saskatchewan is colder than in Poland.

[This story was taken with permission, from the Parkland Regional College Literacy Newsletter, February 2002.]

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