Happy St. Patrick’s Day

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Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Vancouver, B.C.
Photo by Kim Stallknecht/The Vancouver Sun

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Written by Nila Gopaul. Originally posted to The Westcoast Reader, March 2015

St. Patrick’s Day is an Irish holiday.
On this day, people celebrate
the life of St. Patrick.
St. Patrick was born in the year 387.
He brought Christianity to Ireland.
Experts believe St. Patrick
died on March 17, 461.
So this is the day the holiday is observed.
Watch Irish dancing and listen to Irish language on the next page.

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Teacher dances with his students

Ray Brendzy calls square dance directions for Grade 4 and 5 students at Sir John Franklin Elementary in Vancouver.  Photo by Dan Toulgoet/The Vancouver Courier

Ray Brendzy calls square dance directions for Grade 4 and 5 students at Sir John Franklin Elementary in Vancouver.
Photo by Dan Toulgoet/The Vancouver Courier

Teacher dances with students
Ray Brendzy encourages square dancing
Adapted from The Vancouver Courier by Nancy Carson
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Ray Brendzy likes to be active.
He says this leads to a healthy life.
Brendzy is a teacher
in a Vancouver elementary school.
He wants all students to be active.
He says kids need to try all sports.

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