Canada Day July 1st quiz and events

These ladies are celebrating Canada Day. Photo by Jenelle Schneider/The Vancouver Sun

These ladies are celebrating Canada Day.
Photo by Jenelle Schneider/The Vancouver Sun

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A political map of Canada Photo: Beth77/CC,Flickr

Happy Canada Day from The Westcoast Reader!
Canada Day is on July 1.
Do you know these facts about Canada?
Try the quiz below.

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Here are some events you can enjoy in Metro Vancouver:

Canada Day Kickoff Concert – Abbotsford Centre

Canadian country music stars, Emerson Drive, will launch the Fraser Valley’s Canada Day festivities. With country local country stars Aaron Pritchett, King & Cash and Beamer Wigley. Abbotsford Centre, 33800 King Rd. June 30, 6 p.m. $15-$49, abbotsfordcentre.ca

Bear Creek Park Canada Day – Surrey, Bear Creek Park

Celebrate Canada Day on the Canadian-themed Bear Creek Park train and enjoy other fun activities including arts and crafts, music, mini golf and more. Bear Creek Park, 13750 88th Ave., Surrey 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 604-501-1232, bctrains.com

Canada Day – Vancouver, Canada Place

Celebrate Canada’s 148th birthday with a parade (7 p.m.), live music and dance performances with popular acts including Hannah Georgas, interactive activity zones featuring food carts and a circus show, plus an evening fireworks show at 10:30 p.m. Free, 604-665-9000, canadaday.canadaplace.ca

7th Annual Canada Day Parade – Vancouver, Georgia and Broughton

Enjoy festive floats, bands, community groups and more at this annual parade. Starts at the corner of Georgia and Broughton at 7 p.m. canadaday.canadaplace.ca/parade

Canada Day – Vancouver, Granville Island

Enjoy a full day of entertainment, music, spectacle, food, activity and more, with most of the events free of charge. 10 a.m.-midnight granvilleisland.com
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Norooz with Saha

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The “haft-seen” table at Saha’s house
Photo by Saha Mousavi

Submission by Saha Mousavi 
Saha is now in Grade 8 at Magee Secondary School in Vancouver.
She wrote this story while she was
a Grade 6 student at Vancouver’s Lord Roberts School in 2013.

The word Norooz means “the new day” in the Persian language.
Norooz is the name of the important Iranian
or Persian New Year in the Persian calendar.
People of 13 other religions also celebrate this holiday.
The holiday goes on for 13 days.
People come to visit your home.
The kids get gifts for the New Year.

Reading by Saha Mousavi

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International Women’s Day – March 8, 2015

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Women hold signs and protest.                                                       Photo by Les Bazso/The Province

Adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Nila Gopaul
Level 2
On this day, people celebrate women’s equality
around the world.

Did you know that of the G20 countries,
Canada is rated the best country for women?
Germany is rated second;
Britain third;
Australia fourth;
France fifth and the U.S. sixth.

Saudi Arabia is rated eighteenth
and India is nineteenth.

Want to read a story in honour of this day? “Policewoman”