During the last week of March, some of our lucky youth had the opportunity to two days in beautiful St. Andrews by the Sea. We started off at the wonder-filled Huntsman Marine Centre where we made friends with the energetic seals, some slippery but surprisingly affectionate skates, and possibly the world’s laziest fish. Thank you to our guides, Cynthia Callahan and Katie Ann Rogers—your combined passion, knowledge, and enthusiasm for marine life is infectious— we all learned a lot.
Next, we were treated to some time in The Algonquin’s pool and water slide and had some delicious pizza from their restaurant Braxton's. Special thanks to our server Jordon who made us all feel like honored guests. Then we met Derrick one of the Algonquin’s famous bellmen who specializes in resorts haunted history. Derrick gave us a midnight behind the scenes tour of the hotel and told some seriously creepy stories. Thank you to Heather and Felicia who organized our visit and made us feel so welcome. It is easy to see why The Algonquin is considered a leader in hospitality.
The next day we got to see a some of the post-secondary options St. Andrews has to offer at the NBCC campus. Big shout out to our tour guides Frank Day from the Marine Diesel Mechanic Program and Mitchel Haskins of the Tourism Program. Special mention to the mechanical students who let us rev some engines and the nursing students who checked our reflexes!
To the town of St. Andrews, you truly are a New Brunswick gem, we can’t wait to visit again.