My name is Lauren, I am 7 years old and live in Melbourne, Australia. This was my first trip to Sun Peaks and my first White Christmas. On the first day I went shopping for ski clothes with my Mum and Dad in Kamloops. It was fun. I was excited to go skiing. On the second day I had ski lessons and went skiing in the afternoon. It was a bit better than skiing in Australia where I am from, because in Australia where we ski you don’t have that many runs to go down. The best part of skiing in Sun Peaks was that I got to go down lots of hard runs and that was fun. I only had two ski lessons. Then I went down; Home Instead, OSV, Homesteader, Rambler and the 5 Mile. My favourite runs were Rambler and Homesteader.
After I went skiing I went home and played and had a hot tub with my grandmother and my mum. My uncle made my brother Josh and I a luge track beside my uncle’s house. My brother, dad and I made a snowman using raisins for the mouth, dried apricots for buttons, dates for eyes, sticks for arms, a carrot for the nose and we wrapped a scarf around its neck. We called it Frosty the Snowman.
Before Christmas we went into the forest and picked our very own tree, which my brother and I decorated and we put an angel on top. We decorated it with lights and put presents under the tree. On Christmas night we opened every present that had someone’s name on it after that we had Christmas dinner. Everyone was so full that we did not have enough room to have the dessert that we were going to have. Instead we had chocolate and opened our Santa stockings. In my Santa stocking I got a Canadian key chain and some stickers for my new ski helmet.
I had a snowball fight with my family. It was boys versus girls and the girls won.
My favourite part of my Canadian holiday was skiing. I would love to come back to Canada again for Christmas.
Lauren Johansson, Melbourne, Australia