Experiential learning opportunity

NEW Brunswick Intergenerational Day Tea Party – June 1st

All of NB
June 1st, 2023
Areas of interest: Personal Wellness

Join the Centre of Excellence for Health for a Provincial Tea Party on June 1st to celebrate Intergenerational Day! 

A LIVE Recording of a “Tea Party” will be posted on May 31st . We have partnered with Michelle Alcorn from Atlantic Cooks and her 82-year-old mother, Helen. Michelle will be making biscuits and tea, inviting some amazing people to speak about the history of tea, cultural issues surrounding tea, and tea judging.

YOUR Class can help celebrate Intergenerational day by watching the recorded “Tea Party” and learn about the history and culture surrounding tea.

What is Intergenerational Day?


On June 1st of each year, people of all ages across Canada come together to celebrate Intergenerational Day. This day promotes the knowledge and cultural exchange between different generations as well as fosters healthy relationships among seniors and young people in the community. There are many ways to celebrate intergenerational day – small gestures like asking about a seniors’ day or bigger events like a PROVINCIAL TEA PARTY!

Get started!

Step 1: Express your interest in hosting a tea party by reaching out to COE Health Lead, Daneen Dymond or your District Experiential Learning Coordinator by May 8th, 2023.

Step 2: COE Health lead or Experiential Learning Coordinator will connect you with the New Brunswick Association of Nursing Homes (NBANH) and/or Shannex facility near your school.  You will be able you directly communicate and plan the event.  Please see the recommended guidelines for hosting a tea party below to help with your planning process. Feel free to make any personal adjustments to accommodate your group’s needs.

Step 3: Have Fun and share pictures of your amazing tea party with us on social media using the hashtag #NBCOETeaParty

Recommended Guidelines

What you’ll need

  • Tea and/or juice
  • Food: students can bake pastries beforehand or buy food from a local supermarket (e.g. sandwiches, chocolate-covered fruits, macarons, crackers). Food restrictions or allergies must be taken into consideration for both the students and residents when planning the event. 
    • If you’re making food prior to the event, please provide a list of ingredients to help accommodate allergies concerns.
  • Utensils, cups, napkins and plates
  • Tables and tablecloths

Location: School lawn, school kitchen, or at the nursing homes (mask restrictions and safety policies must be followed)

Duration: School/Facility dependent


  • Open mics
  • Performance
  • Mini games
  • Arts & crafts
  • Bingo
  • Lawn Bowling
  • Easy bake
  • Board games
  • Conversation Catalyst for open discussion

Proposed Agenda

9:30 – 10:00 AM

  • Preparation and set up table for the tea party.
  • Distribute food and drinks.

10:00 – 10:30 AM 

  • Welcome seniors and assign seating.
  • Icebreakers and connection time for students and seniors to get to know each other.

10:30 – 11:20 AM 

  • Games and activities: Students can rotate with different groups and participate in different activities every 20 minutes or the whole group can do one big activity together (see list above).

11:20 – 11:30 AM 

  • Wrap-up and clean up.

Please reach out to COE Health Lead, Daneen Dymond or your District Experiential Learning Coordinator if you need any assistance with the planning process.

COE Health Lead – Daneen Dymond – Daneen.Dymond@gnb.ca

ASD- W – Crystal Roberts – crystal.roberts@nbed.ca

ASD- N – Robert Gillis – robert.gillis@nbed.nb.ca

ASD- E – Anna Paradis- Anna.Paradis@nbed.nb.ca

ASD-S – Bobbie Craft – bobbie.craft@nbed.nb.ca

NB Curricular Outcomes

K-2 You and Your World

K 1.4 – Demonstrate an understanding of how the roles of family members change over time.
K 1.5 – Recognize that families (local, national, and global) have varied traditions, rituals and celebrations.
K 1.6 – Identify and describe groups to which they belong
K 1.7 – Communicate effectively, solve problems and demonstrate conflict-resolution skills

Personal Wellness 3-5

GCO 3 – Students will apply the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to establish and maintain healthy relationships.

GCO 4 – Students will develop knowledge of self and explore the world of work.

Personal Wellness 6-8

GCO 3 Students will apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to establish and maintain healthy relationships.

GCO 5 Students will identify knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to pursue career pathways.

Wellness 110

GCO 1.0 Students demonstrate an understanding of the concept of wellness

SCO 2.1 Students access community wellness resources

SCO 2.2 Students design wellness activities for varying audiences

SCO 3.3 Students investigate the impact of mental fitness on healthy living.

Global Competencies






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