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Old 12-31-2009, 11:07 PM
 
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I just want to know if I would have any problems adjusting when I move to Winnipeg how would it make it easier to adjust how to make friends am I on the wrong site for this?
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Old 01-01-2010, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Canada
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I looked up your other posts and take it you are a young person moving from the States. From what I have heard, older people can have trouble making friends because people here tend to invite/hang around with people they have known all their lives. But I would think that if you are going to school here, that in itself should open a door into a friendship. It may take longer than it would in the States, if you find Canadians are indeed more reserved than Americans, but don't give up.

The key to fitting in anywhere is patience, not telling people how much better it was where you came from but rather telling people what you like about your new place, even if it isn't much. And patience.

You may have trouble adjusting to the winter if you are moving now. It is currently -28 Celsius. But hey, us natives have never adjusted either and you will fit right in if you complain about the weather and at the same time make fun of Vancouverites whose traffic starts slip sliding all over the roads when they get one centimetre of snow.

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Talk to people and tell them you are from elsewhere and ask them what they enjoy doing. Most people like being asked about themselves, and most Winnipeggers/Manitobans when they know you are from elsewhere will go out of their way to introduce you to their province.
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Old 01-01-2010, 04:22 PM
 
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Hey thanks for your reply I am actually from Canada in case you didn't know and I believe that Canada is the coolest thing since sliced bread moving back is a dream of mine I believe that adjusting will be ok thanks
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Old 01-01-2010, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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I just want to know if I would have any problems adjusting when I move to Winnipeg how would it make it easier to adjust how to make friends am I on the wrong site for this?
It completely depends on where you're currently living, what kind of lifestyle you live, etc. and your expectations of Winnipeg. I mean, everyone settles into new places differently. Nobody can answer this question for you. Somebody used to living in San Diego, for example, will have different challenges moving to Winnipeg compared to somebody moving from Fargo.

Knowing what the expect out of Winnipeg will certainly help you adjust to it better, but everyone goes through culture shock differently. Maybe look up the different stages of culture shock so that you'll recognize them when you experience them.
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Old 01-03-2010, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD
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For the Peg, it's a little harder to break in because people who are good friends with others usually know someone from all their lives (usually from school).

Adjustments, get used to the cold. Which you will if you spend time there long enough. Be yourself, be honest with others, people there know the fakers. They'll be interested to know more about you if you tell them why you're down their and your background.

And as mentioned, going there for college (university) can give you some good connections also. That depends though, sometimes the college bonding in Winnipeg wasn't as strong about keeping contacts compared to other places I've been, but maybe things are different now.

Give the place a chance, and hey if it doesn't work.... you can always move on.
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