Our Haiku Contest winners – Congratulations!

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BIG NATE © 2010 Lincoln Peirce.
Reprinted by permission of UNIVERSAL UCLICK for UFS.
All rights reserved.

Many thanks to all of you who entered The Westcoast Reader Haiku Contest.

We enjoyed reading every one of your poems!
All entries this time were from adult learners,
so the three prizes will go to adults.

Congratulations to our three winners
who wrote their haiku about the topic “school”!
We will be in touch.

The winners are:

I am a mother
I want to love English class
as much as coffee
Julia, LINC 3, Windsor School in Burnaby

The sun is sleeping
Students in the little class
Teacher is smiling
– Yuebo Fang, LINC 4, Educacentre College in Vancouver 

Before, we felt lost
Today, we study at school
Tomorrow, we win.
–Aileen and Nicolas, LINC 3, Educacentre College in Vancouver 

School haiku contest – you could win a $25 gift card!

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BIG NATE © 2010 Lincoln Peirce.
Reprinted by permission of UNIVERSAL UCLICK for UFS.
All rights reserved.

School is here, and,
it is time to learn and have fun again.

The Westcoast Reader is celebrating its 35th Anniversary,
so we are asking our readers to be creative and send us
a haiku about school.

There are three categories of students:

  1. adult,
  2. high school and
  3. elementary

Each of the three winners gets a $25 gift card!
Send your submissions towcreader@capilanou.ca
and put the word “Haiku” in the email subject.
Remember to add your name and tell us if you are
an adult, high school or elementary school student.

The contest is open until September 30th, 2015.

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Canadian Football

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B.C. Lions Jordan Rodgers (left) and Travis Lulay during practice in Surrey.
Photo by Arlen Redekop/The Vancouver Sun

This contest is now closed!
Our winner is Tim Thom of Vancouver.
Congratulations, Tim!

He predicted:  Hamilton Tiger Cats and Calgary Stampeders
were the two teams that would play in the Grey Cup. – They did.
He predicted: the Calgary Stampeders would win the Grey Cup.  – They did.
He predicted: the final score would be 25 to 11.  It was 20 to 16.

Tim won a pair of B.C. Lions football tickets!

The game of football
Many Canadians enjoy
watching their favourite football teams
on television at home!
Some Canadians also watch
the games live.

History
In Canada, football started in the early 1860s.
It started as rugby football.
Later, the game became Canadian football.

The first football match
was a practice game.
It was played on November 9, 1861.
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