Summer is not officially here yet, but the warm weather is inviting us to get out of the house and start having fun. Festivals, shows, concerts, fairs, races and rodeos are all waiting for visitors!
Below, you can check out some of the most interesting things to do in British Columbia for the month of May. There are also many farmer’s markets that are open. Many towns have May Days events, for the Victoria Day long week-end.
If you know of any other exciting events in B.C. that are not on this list, please share them with us in the comment section.
Where: 660 Ocean Park Drive, Tofino
When: May 1st – May 31st
Traditional decorative Easter eggs from Romania Photo by: KLMircea (Flickr)
Submission by Ana-Maria Gheorghiu
Not everybody celebrates Easter on the same date.
Western Christians and Eastern Christians follow two different religious calendars.
Western Christians (mainly Catholic and Protestant)
follow the Gregorian calendar,
and Eastern Christians (mainly Orthodox)
follow the Julian calendar.
The countries with the most Christian Orthodox believers are:
Russia, Greece, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine, Cyprus, Georgia, Macedonia,
Bulgaria, Moldova, Montenegro and Belarus.
I am Romanian, and I live in Vancouver, B.C.
Easter is the biggest religious holiday in my home country.
Summer is just around the corner, and The Westcoast Reader print edition will be taking its usual break in July and August until September. But, don’t worry, the online version is not closing up shop in the summer!
Our editorial team has decided to revive some of the most popular older articles from the print editions and offer them to you in electronic format. Most of the pdf’s will be accompanied by grammar and vocabulary exercises.
Many thanks to The Vancouver Sun and The Province for giving The Westcoast Reader permission to re-use their photos for our “Reader Favourites” summer series.
Every Monday and Wednesday, we will upload a pdf file of one such article; Fridays will be dedicated to summer announcements and reader submissions.
We are also preparing polls and a contest for you, so keep checking our website regularly!
This contest is now closed. The winner will be announced before May 5th, 2013.
Spring is coming, and, to celebrate it, The Westcoast Reader is having another contest. April is the month of poetry, so we are asking our readers to be creative and send us a haiku that they wrote. The winner gets a $25 gift card to White Spot!
Family Literacy Day was created by ABC Life Literacy Canada 14 years ago, to raise awareness about how important it is to read to our children. This special day is on January 27th, but some events and activities take place on January 26th.
If you have the chance, stop by a Family Literacy Day event in your area, and you can learn facts on literacy in Canada and get advice on how to make reading time fun for your family. Check the link below to find out where your nearest event is.
The Westcoast Reader will be at Family Literacy Day at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, on January 26th, between 10:30 am – 11 am. CLICK HERE for event details.
An exhibition of photography that presents the history of Chinese immigrants in Barkerville, B.C., will be taking place between December 11th and January 14th, 2013, at the Dr. Sun Yat-sen Classical Chinese Garden - 578 Carrall Street, Vancouver, British Columbia.