Ivan was Here!

Dave and Ivan climbing the steps to the top of the Human Rights Museum

Dave and Ivan climbing the steps to the top of the Human Rights Museum

We took him to the tallest spot in Winnipeg, to church, to the movies, golfing, out for ice-cream and even toured our old hometown of Steinbach with him.

Dave and Ivan at a graduation banquet in 2009

Dave and Ivan at a graduation banquet in Hong Kong in 2009

This past weekend a former student of ours from Hong Kong was visiting. Ivan just graduated from York University in Toronto and is making the journey to a new job in Vancouver. dave with ivanHe is traveling by train and decided to make four-day stop over here in Winnipeg to visit us. Dave was Ivan’s coach in basketball and baseball in Hong Kong and taught him physical education.  

Our tour group in Israel- I am in the back row and Ivan is just in front of me in the green shirt and shades

Here’s our tour group in Israel.  I am in the back row and Ivan is just in front of me in the green shirt and shades

I was his Literature and Composition teacher one year and chaperoned him on a school trip to Israel.  

Meeting with Ivan and some of other former students in Toronto in 2012

Meeting with Ivan and some of other former Hong Kong students in Toronto in 2012

We had met with Ivan, along with some of our former students, a couple of times during his study years in Toronto.  Now we could show him our city.

We took Ivan to a Winnipeg Goldeyes game. Ivan is a great baseball player.

We took Ivan to a Winnipeg Goldeyes game. Ivan is an accomplished baseball player.

Ivan is the perfect guest. Polite, helpful and ready for any adventure. He even brought us gifts. 

On a cruise down the Red and Assiniboine Rivers

On a cruise down the Red and Assiniboine Rivers

Ivan treats us to Chinese food.

Ivan treats us to Chinese food.

Saturday morning breakfast at the Free Press Cafe

Saturday morning breakfast at the Free Press Cafe

bronuts six kinds

Making hard decisions at a donut shop

I know these photos look like we ate out all the time but Dave made homemade pizza one night for supper and cheese biscuits one morning for breakfast and I did cook one chicken dinner. Ivan’s Mom in Hong Kong worries about him eating properly so he took photos of the food to send to her. I think we fed him pretty well.
It was great to have Ivan here. We are hoping now we can go and see him at some point while he is in Vancouver and are looking forward to visits from more of our former Hong Kong students and colleagues who may make their way to Winnipeg someday.
Other posts……

Meeting with ICS Students

The Burnetts and the Bison

Visiting ICS Students in New York

 

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