Puppets Casey and Finnegan

Judith Lawrence with puppets Casey and Finnegan on Hornby Island. Grant Lawrence (no relation), Canadian broadcaster, and son Josh visited her. Photo by Jill Barber

Judith Lawrence with her puppets Casey and Finnegan on Hornby Island.
Grant Lawrence (no relation), Canadian broadcaster, and son Josh visited her.
Photo by Jill Barber

Puppets Casey and Finnegan
alive and well on Hornby Island
Adapted by cbc.ca by Nancy Carson
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Listen to Casey and Finnegan– Level 2
Reading by Jessica Heafey

For 27 years, a little child and a dog
made many Canadian children very happy.
Casey, the child, and Finnegan,
the dog, were puppets.
They were part of a CBC Television show.
The show was called “Mr. Dressup”.
Mr. Dressup was a man called Ernie Coombs.
The puppeteer was Judith Lawrence.

Mr. Dressup with Casey and Finnegan Photo by Wikipedia Casey and Finnegan

Mr. Dressup with Casey and Finnegan
Photo by Wikipedia

Casey and Finnegan
No one knew if Casey was a boy or a girl.
Judith knew that both boys
and girls watched the show.
Judith said kids asked her,
“Is Casey a boy or a girl?
“Well, what do you think?” she replied.
If children said “girl”, Judith said “yes”.
If they said “boy”, Judith said “yes.”
Finnegan did not speak.
He whispered to Casey and then
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B.C. honours great athletes

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Track star Leah Pells, left, former NHLer Paul Kariya,
wheelchair rugby’s Garett Hickling, field hockey’s Shelley Winter Andrews
and speedskater Denny Morrison celebrate.
Photo by Mark van Manen/The Vancouver Sun

B.C. honours great athletes
Adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Nila Gopaul
Level one

Every year, the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame
honours great athletes and teams from B.C.
On May 28, 2015,
the hall honoured nine athletes.

Learn about two athletes here.
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