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2014-06-03 - Celebrations Held for Study Abroad Canada Language Institute

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The City of Charlottetown wishes to congratulate Study Abroad Canada Language Institute (SACLI) as it celebrates 20 years of welcoming individuals and groups from around the world to learn English as a second language.

As a part of the SACLI celebrations, the City of Charlottetown and students at SACLI planted 20 trees in Victoria Park—one for each year of the school’s operation.

"In the City of Charlottetown, we are fortunate to have fantastic programs and organizations that have an international reach, welcoming people to our community from all over the world," said Mayor Clifford Lee. "Study Abroad Canada Language Institute is one of those organizations that not only teaches the English language, but also takes students beyond the classroom into our community for social activities, local events and general interaction. It’s this kind of activity that gives our city such a diverse cultural feel. On behalf of myself and City Council, I congratulate Study Abroad Canada for 20 years of fantastic programming, and for enriching the lives of the students and those people in our community who have come in contact with participants in the program."

Helen Green, Founder and Managing Partner for Study Abroad Canada Language Institute, said she and the staff at the Institute strive hard to introduce Island life and its community spirit to people all over the world. In doing so, the team at the Institute has made significant contributions to the international community.

"In its 20 years of operation, Study Abroad Canada Language Institute has welcomed students from more than 75 countries to the City of Charlottetown and the Province of PEI," said Ms. Green. "Many of the students who have studied here have chosen to put down roots here. That’s why it was so fitting that, as part of our 20-year celebrations, we planted trees in Victoria Park. Some of our students were able to put down literal roots in Charlottetown."

The 20 trees were provided by the J. Frank Gaudet Tree Nursery as a part of the Greening Spaces Program, the aim of which is to make Island communities greener, healthier places to live and work. The students planted the trees at the end of May.

For more information on Study Abroad Canada Language Institute, visit: http://www.studyincanada.ca/


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Group photo: Rika Koizumi, Han Zhi Jun and Aya Kawaguchi are part of Study Above Canada Language Institute’s programs. To help celebrate the Institute’s 20-year anniversary, the three students participated in a tree planting at Victoria Park to signify "having roots" in the community. They planted one tree for each of the 20 years of the school’s operations.

Student photo: Aya Kawaguchi is a student from Japan who has been in Charlottetown as part of Study Abroad Canada Language Institute’s program. She was excited to plant trees with the City of Charlottetown as part of the Institute’s 20-year anniversary. Each tree represented one year of the school’s operations.


Media contacts:

Jennifer Gavin
Communications Officer
City of Charlottetown

Helen Green
Founder and Managing Partner
Study Abroad Canada Language Institute
902-628-2379 ext. 118

Thursday, Jan 18, 2018
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