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Montréal, Québec, Canada

La Belle Poutine

Montréal, Québec, Canada

If you know me, you know I LOVE food! But in Montréal, I found a snack even I, Buster Baxter, was afraid to eat at first. Could poutine be... evil?

It turns out that poutine is not evil... it just looks weird. Poutine is French fries, cheese curds, and gravy. The cheese curds are little pieces of cheddar cheese before it's been aged. Try this poutine recipe!

Montréal is in Québec province, Canada. Québec is bilingual (people speak two languages there). So all signs need to be in English and French. One sign you see everywhere is the stop sign. In Montréal all stop signs say "stop" and "arrêt" (which means "stop" in French).

Ahh... Montréal. The ice hockey, the tap dancing, the food. Of course, the food! What great memories! I will always remember when I was Here in Montréal.

In Montréal I met Jaclyn. She plays ice hockey! She is the only girl on her team. Her teammates told me she's the best player on the team!

To play hockey safely, Jaclyn puts on a lot of gear! She wears shin pads, shoulder pads, elbow pads, a neck guard, a helmet, and hockey socks. With all that on, I'm surprised she can move at all!

I also visited Ethel Bruneau. She teaches tap dance. Tap dancers wear tap shoes. There are little metal pieces (called taps) on the bottoms of the tap shoes. When people tap dance, the taps make a tapping noise!

Binky is the one who told me to visit the Ethel Bruneau School of Tap, because he's learning how to tap dance. (I can't wait to see Binky's combination hockey/tap dance routine!)

I saw Ms. Bruneau's students Justin and Shaheid tap dance. They were great! Justin says that the taps on the shoes' heels are like bass drums. They have a lower sound. The taps on the toes have a high sound. So tap dancing is like drumming!

Here's something else I bet you didn't know: Shaheid has asthma, just like me! But that doesn't stop him from being a great tap dancer.

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