Raise-a-Reader Day 2014

Vancouver Canuck, Kevin Bieksa, was at Raise-a-Reader Day 2014. (Photo: Richard Lam/The Vancouver Sun)

Vancouver Canuck, Kevin Bieksa, was at Raise-a-Reader Day 2014.
(Photo: Richard Lam/The Vancouver Sun)

On September 24, The Westcoast Reader and many others were happy to volunteer at this year’s Raise-a-Reader event.

We had a great time, and only got a little bit soggy!

The Vancouver Sun Raise-a-Reader Day raised over $20,000!

To read more about this event, and to see a slideshow of pictures from the day, visit The Vancouver Sun.

Watch a video from the day here.

The October issue will be out soon!

October 2014 frontpage

October 2014 front page

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Listen to the story Octopus ‘super mom’ – Level 1
Reading by: Nila Gopaul

Watch the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) video:

Watch for more audio, links and videos for the other October front page articles.

Weekend events: Sept 26-28 — BC Culture Days and more!

BC Culture Days 2014 (Photo: Glenna Turnbull Photography / Courtesy BC Culture Days)

Attend a BC Culture Days 2014 event!
(Photo: Glenna Turnbull Photography / Courtesy BC Culture Days)

Discover BC Culture Days

Culture Days is a national event.
This year, BC Culture Days is September 26 – 28.

Learn more about local arts and culture.
Meet artists and creators at work in your community!

Here is a sample of some of the events:

Westbank
Learn to speak Okanagan
Learn to speak the Okanagan Language at the Westbank First Nation Sncəwips Heritage Museum.

Campbell River
Come to the Cieli
Irish dance lessons, group dancing and a solo class option.
This is a fun family event.
Friday 6:30 PM-8:00 PM

Nanaimo
Watch National Film Board (NFB) Animated Short Films for Children
There will be 5 fun and colourful animated short films:
The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse, The Feather and the Elephant, The Lion and the Mouse, Draw Me a Song and Peep and the Big Wide World.
Saturday: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Terrace
Help carve the Freda Diesing Honour Totem Pole.
Experience the joy of carving on a real 40-foot totem pole!
This pole is dedicated to the memory of Freda Diesing, a well-known female pioneer.
Joe Mandur Jr. is inviting visitors to his artist studio in Terrace, BC to experience a few moments of carving this totem pole.
Address: 5665 Oscar Road, Terrace BC
Friday-Sunday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Read more about this event on the Culture Days website.

To find out about other events happening in BC this weekend, click on the link below:
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