Canadian Football


B.C. Lions Jordan Rodgers (left) and Travis Lulay during practice in Surrey.
Photo by Arlen Redekop/The Vancouver Sun

This contest is now closed!
Our winner is Tim Thom of Vancouver.
Congratulations, Tim!

He predicted:  Hamilton Tiger Cats and Calgary Stampeders
were the two teams that would play in the Grey Cup. – They did.
He predicted: the Calgary Stampeders would win the Grey Cup.  – They did.
He predicted: the final score would be 25 to 11.  It was 20 to 16.

Tim won a pair of B.C. Lions football tickets!

The game of football
Many Canadians enjoy
watching their favourite football teams
on television at home!
Some Canadians also watch
the games live.

In Canada, football started in the early 1860s.
It started as rugby football.
Later, the game became Canadian football.

The first football match
was a practice game.
It was played on November 9, 1861.
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Winner of the cutest costume!


Cutest Category Winner of The Westcoast Reader Halloween Photo Contest
Fairy Princess Katherine Li
Photo by Amei Li

The winner of the “Cutest Halloween Costume” goes to … Katherine!
Congratulations, Katherine, for having the cutest costume.
How adorable.
Since Katherine is too young for coffee,
her Dad has made a deal with her.
She gets new bath toys in exchange
for her Tim Horton’s card.
Seems like a fair trade.
Congratulations Katherine!

Weekend events: October 17-20

Diwali (Photo: Ian Smith/The Province)

(Photo: Ian Smith/The Province)

Fall is now here in BC.

There are many ways to celebrate the season.

Enjoy some of the fall outdoor markets in your area.

Or celebrate the beauty of Diwali.

Vancouver and Surrey events:
Diwali festivities will be taking place from Friday, October 17 through to Sunday, October 26 at various venues throughout Vancouver and Surrey.

For more Diwali events on the lower mainland visit

Learn some bhangra dance moves to get ready for the fun!