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.

Continue reading©2012-2014 The Official Westcoast Reader

I Speak Canadian: beaver tails


Beaver Tail! 
(Photo: WordRidden / CC BY 2.0, Flickr)

I Speak Canadian is a new occasional feature. We will introduce words and phrases often used by Canadians.

A beaver tail is the name of a Canadian pastry. It was first introduced in Ottawa.

It is a flat, flaky, fried pastry. The dough is stretched into the shape of a beaver tail. Then, it is deep-fried.

Toppings are added, such as maple syrup, powdered sugar and cinnamon, or fruit.

Beaver tails are a very popular treat to eat at a summer fair.

You can make beaver tails at home! Follow this recipe.©2012-2014 The Official Westcoast Reader