Outstanding and thought provoking. Our history of Canada includes such diversity and should be embraced. Students were completely engaged and very excited to hear the stories. “Ghost Train” gave a captivating backdrop of Canadian Chinese history during the CPR creation. Thank you for sharing your own personal stories also!
– Jennifer Mohamed, Teacher-Librarian, Donview M.S., Toronto, Ontario
Bernice’s use of voice, pacing and actions brought the stories to life. The stories were perfect – good storylines, interesting characters and valuable messages. Students sat in rapt attention. They really enjoyed the stories and burst into spontaneous applause. We are certain to ask Bernice back next year for two days rather than one.
– Jillian Ogilvie, Teacher-Librarian, Britannia P.S. , Mississauga, Ontario
I liked the connection between the stories – the geography (use of map), history and visual items (silk cocoons & paint brushes). The students were eager to participate.
– Donna Smith, Teacher Librarian, Seneca Hill P.S., Toronto, Ontario
Excellent stories – younger students appreciated the humour, enjoyed opportunities to join in on story chants and movement. Great multicultural emphasis!!
-Tamara Clark, Literacy Coordinator, Warren Park, Toronto, Ontario
The stories were fascinating. I liked the fact that you could tell a Chinese story in English and explain it very clearly. This presentation also helped me to understand and learn more about Canadian history.
– Grade 8 student
I could not stop myself from listening to you. Do you speak Chinese or English better? You told us that you grew up in Canada. I hope I can meet you again one day and listen to other stories.
– ESL student
Many members of the audience – children, young adults, parents and organizational representatives alike – have encouraged CRRC to organize another session with Ms Hune. She is informative and interactive, and carries a level of general professionalism that is truly commendable.
-Carolyn Givogue, Coordinator, Community & Race Relations Committee of Peterborough, Ontario