Respect the ring

Grace, in the middle of the back row, and her ringette team in 2012 Photo by Rob Sturgess.

Grace, in the middle of the back row, and her ringette team in 2012
Photo by Rob Sturgess

Adapted from CBC News by Nancy Carson
Level 2

Respect the Ring
Ringette deserves the same attention as hockey.

Grace Kemp is 11 years old.
She lives in Surrey, B.C.
And she plays ringette.
When she was in Grade 2,
she met a player from
the National Ringette League (NRL).
Grace was inspired
and she made a vow.
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Coconut Boys from Kelowna

Kevin Carta, co-founder of Frozen Coconut, shows some of the company’s products in their warehouse in Richmond.  Photo courtesy of Frozen Coconut.

Kevin Carta, co-founder of Frozen Coconut, shows some of the company’s products in their warehouse in Richmond.
Photo – Courtesy of Frozen Coconut

Adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Nancy Carson
Level 3

Two men from Kelowna are friends.
Kevin Carta and Ryan Geni both
wanted to start a business.
Carta likes healthy, organic food.
So, he thought about making
a special pasta.
It would be gluten-free.
Geni is a vegan.
He wanted an “ice cream”
without using any dairy.
And one that tasted delicious.
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Easy holiday ham

  1. Boil 2.5 L of water.
  2. Put the ham in the boiling water.
  3. Add all the ingredients.
    List of ingredients
    – 1kg fillet of ham (plain) and 2.5 L of water
    – 1 carrot, 1 leek, 1 stalk celery
    – 1 onion and 3/4 cloves garlic
    – 1 handful fresh parsley
    – 1 teaspoon red chili powder and dried basil
    – 1 pinch of salt and a pinch of pepper
  4. Boil together for 30 minutes.

  5. While you are waiting, make the glaze. 
    Glaze, mix together:
    – 1 teaspoon of honey
    – 1 soupspoon of mandarin or orange juice
    – 1 soupspoon of lemon juice
    – 1 soupspoon of Worcestershire sauce
    – a few drops of tabasco (or other hot sauce)

After the ham is boiled, brush on the glaze.
Bake the ham in the oven
for 5-10 minutes on 400 °F (or 200°C).

Enjoy!

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