Posts Tagged ‘Study English Canada’

Ancient Cedars Hike

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

It’s like going back in time every time we visit Whistler’s old growth forests, with cedar trees dating back several hundreds of years. Cedrus trees can grow up to 30–40 m (occasionally 60 m) tall with spicy-resinous scented wood, thick ridged or square-cracked bark, and broad, level branches. The shoots are dimorphic, with long shoots, which form the framework of the branches, and short shoots, which carry most of the leaves. The leaves are evergreen and needle-like, 8–60 mm long, arranged in an open spiral phyllotaxis on long shoots, and in dense spiral clusters of 15–45 together on short shoots; they vary from bright grass-green to dark green to strongly glaucous pale blue-green, depending on the thickness of the white wax layer which protects the leaves from desiccation. The seed cones are barrel-shaped, 6–12 cm long and 3–8 cm broad, green maturing grey-brown, and, as in Abies, disintegrate at maturity to release the winged seeds. The seeds are 10–15 mm long, with a 20–30 mm wing; as in Abies, the seeds have 2–3 resin blisters, containing an unpleasant-tasting resin, thought to be a defence against squirrel predation. Cone maturation takes one year, with pollination in autumn and the seeds maturing the same time a year later. Thepollen cones are slender ovoid, 3–8 cm long, produced in late summer and shedding pollen in autumn.[1][2]

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Book Early and Save

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

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Register for courses before October 1st and we will waive the Registration fee. This means that you will save a total of $150.  Send us an e-mail info@advantage-ej.com or call us: +1 (604)932-0965 to receive this limited offer.

Whistler Summer

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

July is time for strawberry picking just north of Whistler in Pemberton, BC. Students and teachers from Advantage EJ School headed out for a day full of sightseeing, hiking and adventure.

     

After viewing Nairn Falls, students enjoyed an international picnic then were off to Pemberton for NorthArm farm. Plenty of fresh strawberries made for succulent pies and delicious homemade jam.

  

Welcome Korean Junior Snowboard Team!

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Whistler is offering amazing prices on Spring Lift Tickets. There are still plenty of days left on the mountain as Blackcomb is open until May 30th and Summer Skiing on the Glacier will continue until the end of July. That means many of us have had at least 9 months of Skiing Snowboarding this season! We would like to welcome our newest students from Korea. These young boys are studying hard and training to become future Olympic competitors.

AEJ Whistler TOEIC Exam Schedule

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Here is the schedule for the next TOEIC Exam:
Date: March 1, 2011
Place: Advantage E/J English School
Start Time: 9:30am ~ Listening and Reading (for 2.5 hours) * Please be at the school by 9:00am sharp as we will start the orientation immediately.
Max. 6 People
If you are not a student at our school and are interested In taking the TOEIC examination, we will be offering Intensive TOEIC classes starting in February. Please call (604)932-0965 for more details
or e-mail us at info@advantage-ej.com