Steven Beitashour in the blue jersey
Photo by Jason Payne/The Vancouver Sun
B.C.’s new soccer star, Steven Beitashour
Adapted from The Vancouver Sun and The New York Times
by Nila Gopaul
Steven Beitashour*, 28,
was born in San Jose, California.
His parents are from Iran.
They moved to the U.S.
in the 1960s.
Steven always loved soccer.
He was 11 years old
during the 1998 World Cup.
At the time, the U.S. faced Iran
The family watched the game.
Iran won 2-1.
Spirit Bear mother with her cub, 2014
Photo courtesy of River Road Films
The Spirit Bear
Adapted from CBC News by Nancy Carson
A creature of legend lives
on the central coast of British Columbia.
This is the only place in the world
where it can be found!
This creature is the Kermode Bear.
It is also called the “Spirit Bear” or “Ghost Bear”.
Raven is an important character in First Nations legends.
Photo by Tim Ellis/CC, Flickr
Naheed Nenshi in Calgary, Alberta
Photo by Brandon Koger/CC, Flickr
Best mayor in the world
Adapted from CBC News by Nila Gopaul
In 2014, Naheed* Nenshi
was voted the best mayor**
in the world.
* say: nah-heed
** say: may-er – the head of a city or town
Nenshi is the mayor of Calgary.
Calgary is in Alberta, Canada.
Nenshi heard the news
in February 2015.
His birthday is on February 2.
He is now 43 years old.
The news was
a great birthday present.
“I am super happy,”
First Muslim mayor
In 2010, Nenshi became
the first Muslim mayor
People say Nenshi works hard.
He is a good listener.
He is a great leader.