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yes we here 2 weeks now.are u from area.im looking for any advice on living in estevan.shopping , sports for teenagers and why everyone works sooooo much
Myself and my kids, 18,12,9 and 3 and 17 month old grandaughter have been here in estevan for a year and a half. Shopping; Personally i like no frills supermarket up near the high school, as they sell things like milo,lamb,sausages and meatpies! Sobeys supermarket is more like Tescos...the Co-op is pretty basic. Sports...well if your kids like hockey,hockey or hockey..all is good...they do have yankee football...and baseball...soccer/fitba ....we are attempting to bring cricket to life here! none of my kids are in sport yet, as we need healthcards...still waiting. My kids are in Westview school, I dont know much about the high school? And work?? everyone works to keep up with the Jones's.... :ranger:
 

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Myself and my kids, 18,12,9 and 3 and 17 month old grandaughter have been here in estevan for a year and a half. Shopping; Personally i like no frills supermarket up near the high school, as they sell things like milo,lamb,sausages and meatpies! Sobeys supermarket is more like Tescos...the Co-op is pretty basic. Sports...well if your kids like hockey,hockey or hockey..all is good...they do have yankee football...and baseball...soccer/fitba ....we are attempting to bring cricket to life here! none of my kids are in sport yet, as we need healthcards...still waiting. My kids are in Westview school, I dont know much about the high school? And work?? everyone works to keep up with the Jones's.... :ranger:
and if you do have healthcards...the kids can join the army cadets which is free..they have an awesome pipeband..playparks are open during the summer which is also free..crafts start at 10.30am til 12...then from 1pm its free swim til 5...Churchill runs a good one (Churchhill park) we are over near the cop station side...its an alright place to live...
 

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Myself and my kids, 18,12,9 and 3 and 17 month old grandaughter have been here in estevan for a year and a half. Shopping; Personally i like no frills supermarket up near the high school, as they sell things like milo,lamb,sausages and meatpies! Sobeys supermarket is more like Tescos...the Co-op is pretty basic. Sports...well if your kids like hockey,hockey or hockey..all is good...they do have yankee football...and baseball...soccer/fitba ....we are attempting to bring cricket to life here! none of my kids are in sport yet, as we need healthcards...still waiting. My kids are in Westview school, I dont know much about the high school? And work?? everyone works to keep up with the Jones's.... :ranger:
thanks ,yeah i have been to no frills alright.do your kids drive as we are hoping to get guys insured next month.my lads are 16 soon and cant wait to work.did u arrive from down under then.my husband is a trackhoe operator,how about you ?kids dying to try any sport but VERY SHY.its a big change from Ireland here
 

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thanks ,yeah i have been to no frills alright.do your kids drive as we are hoping to get guys insured next month.my lads are 16 soon and cant wait to work.did u arrive from down under then.my husband is a trackhoe operator,how about you ?kids dying to try any sport but VERY SHY.its a big change from Ireland here
hey there, we came straight from Sydney, however my hubby is Canadian, he works in the oil patch. Im not allowed to work until I have a work visa!!!! we are going through the spousal class immigration, so me and kids need to get our stupid visitor visa updated every six months...so although we permanently live in Canada...we have no rights whatsoever :( tell your kids no need to be shy...mine are Aboriginal (bi-racial) and just go with the flow...theyve made loads of mates here...kids from other countries are treated like celebrities! Ive never been to Ireland, would love to go have a looksee, but ive lived in Scotland, as my parents and brother are Scots...i was an immigrant baby of the seventies lol....
 

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i forgot to add, my eldest daughter (18) has her aussie learners permit, but is a bit windy about driving on "the wrong side of the road" it took me 3 months to get the hang of it :D
 

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i forgot to add, my eldest daughter (18) has her aussie learners permit, but is a bit windy about driving on "the wrong side of the road" it took me 3 months to get the hang of it :D
thats silly about visitor permits as we have them too.sure call in for a chat someday if u want .we are on 1st street A.my name is tracy ,born in ireland and this is 1st time to live in another country.i cant offer to meet u in town as we are walking everywhere at moment lol
 

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thats silly about visitor permits as we have them too.sure call in for a chat someday if u want .we are on 1st street A.my name is tracy ,born in ireland and this is 1st time to live in another country.i cant offer to meet u in town as we are walking everywhere at moment lol
Hi Tracy, Im Catriona :) do you have facebook? if you do, type in dirtydingodesigns I have a page where I attempt to sell my art lol and from there I can add you to my normal one (its set to private) Im also on 1st street hahaa...and if you have a mobile even cooler...
 

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Hi Tracy, Im Catriona :) do you have facebook? if you do, type in dirtydingodesigns I have a page where I attempt to sell my art lol and from there I can add you to my normal one (its set to private) Im also on 1st street hahaa...and if you have a mobile even cooler...
Well im not on fb ,I no thats weird AND im still trying to unlock my Irish cell HA HA HA .But I could meet you at playpark at Hillcrest Elementary if that suits you , anyday for a chat.Hey whats up with these wood ticks ,we tried to go fishing but were nearly eaten alive with insects.God in Ireland there was none of that carry on !!!!
 

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Hey whats up with these wood ticks ,we tried to go fishing but were nearly eaten alive with insects.God in Ireland there was none of that carry on !!!!
We have mosquitos, black flies, deer flies, etc... They come out in spring, can die off a bit from the summer heat in areas away from slow moving water, but basically last until Fall... Buy some insect repellent (Deep Woods, Off!), and hope you don't get West Nile!! ;-)

PS - I got eaten alive by midges while camping in Ireland once, so, there is that sort of stuff there too!
 

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We have mosquitos, black flies, deer flies, etc... They come out in spring, can die off a bit from the summer heat in areas away from slow moving water, but basically last until Fall... Buy some insect repellent (Deep Woods, Off!), and hope you don't get West Nile!! ;-)

PS - I got eaten alive by midges while camping in Ireland once, so, there is that sort of stuff there too!
sorry about midgets ha ha ha .tried off but guess insects just like my irish blood
 

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yes we here 2 weeks now.are u from area.im looking for any advice on living in estevan.shopping , sports for teenagers and why everyone works sooooo much
Hi im from ireland and have moved to estevan last month. My two boys are in Westview school and are loving it. I find it very quiet here, not much to do or see. People are very friendly and helpful which is great when your trying to settle into a new country. So how are you getting on?.
 
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