There may — or may not — be some culture-shock for 25 students who are about to arrive in Regina Tuesday.
They are part of the Regina-Fujioka Student Exchange Program. It’s open to Regina students in grades 7 and 8, with intake occurring every 2 years.
Danna Cruickshank is the one of the parents on the program whose son is participating in this event.
She says most-every detail has been taken care of by the parent-committees and now it’s time for the welcoming committee.
“Everything is in place for when these students come,” said Cruikshank. “And so we as parents haven’t really gotten as much of the prep as the kids have had. So, I as a mom, am a little nervous about communicating with the students.”
Cruikshank says everyone participating in this event is ready for most-anything, except for one important facility.
“There’s a bit of a culture-shock, because their bathrooms are kind of the ‘shower room’,” Cruikshank said. “So we had kind of a humourous discussion and warning that we will need to teach our students how to use our showers.”
While in Regina, the students will participate as a group many activities in the Regina area — including raising a Tipi and visiting the RCMP.