11 months ago in Student Blogs
The following is a post written by one of our Student Bloggers, Victoria.
Are you a Canadian studying in Sheffield or do you just enjoy hockey, maple syrup and poutine?
I definitely fall in both of these categories! Being both a Canadian student and enjoying all things Canada, I sought to discover what activities I could do in Sheffield that would remind me of home. So put on your toque (winter hat), grab your double-double (Canadian coffee with cream) and join me as I explore Sheffield’s hidden Canadian gems.
I began my experience with a good Canadian breakfast at THE CABIN. Located near the Moor, this cozy waffle house offers many Canadian favorites such as real Canadian maple syrup with a hearty serving of pancakes and bacon as well as maple flavored coffee and tea (see picture above). Greeted by staff dressed in plaid, the atmosphere was warm and inviting smelling of spiced pecans and hot maple toddy. The walls were decorated in a wood cabin fashion with large pictures of Canadian landscapes. This cozy spot definitely got my Canadian stamp of approval!
For lunch, I enjoyed a generous portion of Poutine (the real stuff with gravy and cheese curds) from THE DOCTOR’S ORDERS, located near the University campus on Glossop Road. Don’t forget they call fries “chips” here in England!
I finished my day with an (ice) hockey game! What could be more Canadian? I watched Sheffield’s Elite Hockey Team and winner of last year's British Championship, THE STEELERS, play at the Sheffield Arena. With more than 30% of the players being Canadian and an energy (almost) like a Toronto vs Ottawa game (especially if you see the Steelers play against the Scottish Fife Flyers or the Nottingham Panthers), I felt right at home! Did you know the Stanley Cup’s iconic silver bowl was made in Sheffield? Ticket prices are relatively inexpensive, ranging between £6-£18.
Here are some other Canadian activities you can enjoy:
All in all, though Sheffield is missing a Tim Hortons (if you’re really keen, go and visit the location in Glasgow!), arctic winters and moose, I hope these activities can give you a little taste of the Great White North.
À plus tard,
Sophie Strong, Residence Life Coordinator (Engagement & Development) Hi, I’m Sophie and I’m responsible for the Residence Life programme of Events & Activities! I’ll be putting on various events throughout the year to help you make the most of your time at university. It’s my aim to create a programme where there’s something for everyone wherever your new home is so that you can settle in, meet new people and, most of all, enjoy yourselves! I’m passionate about Sheffield and the local area because it has so much to offer to students in terms of the great shops, green spaces, restaurants and social places to visit. I hope that by working with local brands and people the programme will encourage you to get out there and explore this amazing city! Feel free to drop me an email if you want to know more or get in touch and I’ll hopefully be seeing you at events and activities around the residences soon! firstname.lastname@example.org 0114 222 8851