I saw a good movie on the weekend It was called The Last Dance. Patrick Swayze plays Travis and his wife, Lisa Nieme, plays Chrissa. They were the stars. The movie was about a dance company who lost their choreographer. They brought three of the dancers back that used to be in the company. One of the dancers, Max, played by George de La Pena, became the new choreographer. Travis and Chrissa used to be lovers. She got pregnant but they broke up and he didn’t know she was carrying his child. It was Max who told Travis that he, Travis, was the Father.
Travis, Chrissa and Max created a dance to show the company how they could dance when they become professionals. As Travis and Chrissa dance together they become closer again. Travis gets to know his daughter. And in the end they become a happy family,
The costumes and choreography were wonderful. Anyone who enjoys dancing would love this movie. I did.
My name is Zarghone Hashemi. I have been living in Halifax since May 12, 2003 when I came to Canada with my family. When we came here, we couldn’t speak English. Living in a new country with a new culture and not knowing the language is very difficult for newcomers.
I lived in the Soviet Union for seven years. I lived in Iran for two years, but I have seen the volunteer programs just in Canada. It is the best idea that I have ever seen in my life.
These people who work as volunteers do a great job to help newcomers. MISA, the YMCA and the library are the organizations which have a special gift to give to newcomers—a Canadian Friend. These people help newcomers with their language barriers. I really appreciate the volunteer’s job. I have decided that when I learn English, I will do this job as well because I see it is really useful, helpful and successful for new Canadians.