Happy Rosh Hashanah!

A sweet Rosh Hashanah for you all (Photo: Thanh Mai Bui Duy / CC BY NC-2.0, Flickr)

A sweet Rosh Hashanah for you all
(Photo: Thanh Mai Bui Duy / CC BY NC-2.0, Flickr)

We wish a happy Rosh Hashanah to our readers and their families!

Rosh Hashana (or Rosh Hashanah)
marks the beginning of the Jewish New Year.
It is a special occasion for prayer and reflection.
It is also a day of celebration.

Learn more about Rosh Hashanah here.

Read about how Rosh Hashanah is celebrated in Canada.

Try this Rosh Hashanah recipe for Apple-Honey Kugel.

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Backpack safety

Children wearing backpacks / iStockphoto

Children wearing backpacks
(Photo: iStockphoto)

Level 2

Special thanks to the BC Chiropractic Association
Illustrations: Nola Johnston

Choose a backpack:

  • with many pockets, so you can balance
    your heavy things, such as books.

backpack-1 / (Illustration: Nola Johnston)

  • with wide, padded shoulder straps:

backpack-2 / (Illustration: Nola Johnston)

Continue reading

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Honouring Truth and Reconciliation Week at Capilano

Community Healing and Celebration  (Photo: Province of BC </a>/ CC BY NC-SA 2.0, Flickr)

Community Healing and Celebration
(Photo: Province of BC / CC BY NC-SA 2.0, Flickr)

Today is the first day of
Honouring Truth and Reconciliation Week at Capilano University.
This is a new fall event.
It is a chance to learn more about Aboriginal history.

Many events are planned on the campus.

Find out more about the event here.

Read a WCR article, “Truth and Reconciliation.”

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