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
Level 2

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
Casey said Finnegan’s words. Continue reading

Faces of B.C.

Reza Akbari in front of Shiraz in Prince George. Photo:  Mary Zandy Permission by Reza Akbari

Reza Akbari in front of his restaurant, Shiraz, in Prince George.
Photo: Mary Zandy
Permission to use photo by Reza Akbari

Meet British Columbians born
in many of the 194 countries
in the world.

 was born in Iran.
He came to Prince George in 2005.

Reza studied at UNBC.
He says, “Northern B.C. is very beautiful
and peaceful with friendly people.”

Reza wanted to add “a new colour”
to northern B.C.
In Decemember 2012,
he opened the first Persian restaurant
in Northern B.C.

Read more faces of B.C.
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Adapted from http://www.cbc.ca/bc/features/facesofbc/