Summer stories: Participation for wellness

<b>Students from TRU Life Skills Reading Class </b><br /> (Photo courtesy of TRU Reading Class)

Students from TRU Life Skills Reading Class 
(Photo courtesy of TRU Reading Class)

2014 Write a Story contest honourable mention

Story by Thompson River University Life Skills Reading Class
Kamloops, BC:

  • Kenzi Ceccon, Cody Chase, Dean Cummings,
    Kayla Finney, Cody Harmon, Brad Harrison,
    Adam Kenoras, Clayton Ralph, Alona Shoemaker

This story is by one of our honourable mentions.

Click the link to read this story.

Continue reading©2012-2014 The Official Westcoast Reader

I Speak Canadian: beaver tails


Beaver Tail! 
(Photo: WordRidden / CC BY 2.0, Flickr)

I Speak Canadian is a new occasional feature. We will introduce words and phrases often used by Canadians.

A beaver tail is the name of a Canadian pastry. It was first introduced in Ottawa.

It is a flat, flaky, fried pastry. The dough is stretched into the shape of a beaver tail. Then, it is deep-fried.

Toppings are added, such as maple syrup, powdered sugar and cinnamon, or fruit.

Beaver tails are a very popular treat to eat at a summer fair.

You can make beaver tails at home! Follow this recipe.©2012-2014 The Official Westcoast Reader

Osgemeos paint a monster mural in Vancouver


Artist duo Osgemeos painting a very large mural on Granville Island.
(Photo: Ric Ernst / The Province)

Did you know? “Monster” has several meanings, including: a) something large; b) a strange animal

Vancouver is going to have new public art soon.

Osgemeos is an artist duo from Brazil.
Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo are twins.
Together they paint giant murals
and public art.

They are going to paint six concrete silos on Granville Island.
It is going to be a 23,500-foot monster-mural.

The artists chose the silos for their project.
They want to create the largest mural ever.
It will be famous!

The mural will be revealed on September 7th
at Ocean Concrete on Granville Island.

(Source: The Province)©2012-2014 The Official Westcoast Reader