This contest is now closed. The winner will be announced before May 5th, 2013.
Spring is coming, and, to celebrate it, The Westcoast Reader is having another contest. April is the month of poetry, so we are asking our readers to be creative and send us a haiku that they wrote. The winner gets a $25 gift card to White Spot!
Our End of Summer contest winners in the Teachers’ section are Susan, Maple and Tanis. Thank you for sharing your summer stories!
Congratulations, Susan! You have won a copy of Rosemary Neering’s entertaining book: British Columbia Bizarre: Stories, Whimsies, Facts, and a Few Outright Lies from Canada’s Wacky West Coast. The book has been mailed to you!
I spent five weeks in Costa Rica this summer, but it was the first three weeks, in a fairly remote eco-lodge, that was the most challenging. I slept in a room with wood slats for walls, open to the jungle just beyond.
Every night, I encountered a variety of colourful insects that invited themselves in. One night this very large beetle, about six inches long, was lying on its back, legs frantically waving in the air, unable to flip over. I couldn’t manage my fear at 3 AM, but the next morning, I sadly watched its legs moving feebly, flipped it over, and saved its life.
I also got over my lifetime fear of insects! Susan Declerck
It seems like our learners were a bit shy to submit their stories, because, in this category, we only have one winner – Taeko. Thank you for your submission!
Congratulations, Taeko! You have won a gift card to Indigo Books. The gift card has been mailed to you.
We enjoyed reading your story and reading about your courage!
I had a wonderful summer, like never before.
I tried many new things such as kayaking, dragon boating, bouldering, and stand up paddle boating.
I liked all of them, but my very favorite was bouldering. Continue reading →