December 18, 2012 · 2:45 PM

VISITING JAPANESE STUDENTS Hiroki, Nobuyo, Tanpopo, Hiro and Keita stand outside the Florence Filberg Seniors' Centre. / PHOTO SUBMITTED

A group of students from Oceanside English Academy got a real taste of Canadian culture when they assisted in painting holiday scenes on the windows at the entrance to the Florence Filberg Seniors Centre.

The five students, all from Japan and staying with Canadian host families in the Comox Valley for periods ranging between two weeks and eight months, are studying at the school at its new location — 2785 Mansfield Dr. in Courtenay.

The school teaches English as a second language.

The outing gave the students an opportunity to see a bit of how Canadian seniors manage. Their lovely artwork is very much appreciated by all at the centre.

— Florence Filberg Seniors' Centre