Labour Day Monday

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(City of Toronto Archives: Fonds 1568, Item 314 / Public Domain)

In Canada, Labour Day always takes place on a Monday.
It is on the first Monday in September.
It is a federal statutory holiday.

Labour Day celebrates workers.
It is also the last long weekend of the summer.

Summer stores may close after the weekend.
Soon, a new school year will begin.

(Source:©2012-2014 The Official Westcoast Reader

Day camps and programs available for kids

Back to school? JimmyMac210 / CC BY 2.0, Flickr

Back to school?
(JimmyMac210 / CC BY 2.0, Flickr)

As the school year approaches many parents in B.C. are worried.

What can you do with younger children if there is a teachers’ strike?

The Province newspaper has a list of suggestions.
There are day camps and programs available for kids.

Check the list often. It will be updated.

You can add your suggestions.

Follow this link for more information.

(Source: The Province)©2012-2014 The Official Westcoast Reader

Summer stories: Participation for wellness

<b>Students from TRU Life Skills Reading Class </b><br /> (Photo courtesy of TRU Reading Class)

Students from TRU Life Skills Reading Class 
(Photo courtesy of TRU Reading Class)

2014 Write a Story contest honourable mention

Story by Thompson River University Life Skills Reading Class
Kamloops, BC:

  • Kenzi Ceccon, Cody Chase, Dean Cummings,
    Kayla Finney, Cody Harmon, Brad Harrison,
    Adam Kenoras, Clayton Ralph, Alona Shoemaker

This story is by one of our honourable mentions.

Click the link to read this story.

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