Fun things to do in B.C. – August (1st – 9th)

Photo: DavGoss (Creative Commons - Flickr)

Photo: DavGoss (Creative Commons – Flickr)

July is almost over, and we have to prepare our social calendar for the fun events awaiting us in the month of August. Don’t forget to also check out the summer markets available in every town!
Let us know if you’ve heard of other interesting events than those listed below, so that we can include them.

Have a wonderful August!

Fossil Tours
Where: Courtenay Museum, Courtenay
When: every day in August

Sooke Fine Arts Show
Where: 2168 Phillips Rd, Sooke
When: July 26th – August 5th

Riverfest – Kettle River Festival of the Arts
Where: Market Fairgrounds, Rock Creek
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Shipwrecked in BC

Elaine Campbell, left, stands with her friend at the airport Credit: Spencer Anderson, The Comox Valley Echo

Elaine Campbell, left, stands with her friend at the airport
Photo: Spencer Anderson, The Comox Valley Echo

Adapted from The Vancouver Sun and Victoria Times Colonist
by Nila Gopaul
Level 2
September 2011

For six days in early June, Elaine Campbell was alone
on a rocky beach in Haida Gwaii, B.C.

Earlier, Elaine and her husband, Fred, were exploring the island.
They were in a small boat.

Suddenly, a large wave tipped over their boat.


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The story of chocolate

Master chocolatier Tom Cinnamon at his North Vancouver shop Photo: Glenn Baglo, The Vancouver Sun

Master chocolatier Tom Cinnamon at his North Vancouver shop
Photo: Glenn Baglo, The Vancouver Sun

Adapted from The Vancouver Sun

Level 3
February 2011

Chocolate comes from the beans of a cacao* fruit tree.
The cacao bean is the seed of the fruit.
*(say: ka-kow)
Cacao trees can grow 15 metres high.
The trees grow in tropical rain forests.


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