by Nila Gopaul The Vancouver Sun
In 1886, business started in Chinatown in Vancouver, B.C.
For 100 years, most customers were Chinese-speaking.
Now Chinatown is changing.
Ken Lau says, “Some only speak English.”
So Ken makes English signs.
He puts them beside his vegetables.
“Now business is getting better,” says Ken.
The Choi Project
Claudia Li started the Choi. * Project
She wants more B.C. farmers to grow choi.
People like local vegetables, says Claudia.
And many vegetables at Ken’s store
come from B.C.
* choi (or choy) means “vegetables” in Chinese
Photo of Ken Lau – Arlen Redekop/ The ProvincePhoto of Claudia Li – Gerry Kahrmann/
The Vancouver SunAll other photos by Nila Gopaul
Interview with Ken Lau by Nila Gopaul
Special thanks to Ken Lau, owner of Chinatown Supermarket.
Click here for directions and address of Chinatown Supermarket
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The Marine Building is in downtown Vancouver. It won #1 Best Building – in southern B.C.
Photo by Tom Magliery/CC, Flickr
The Architecture Foundation of B.C.
had a contest.
The foundation asked people to vote online
to find the top 25 buildings
in four areas of B.C.
People voted from around the world.
Click here to see the top four winners:
The Marine Building in Vancouver
got the top award – in southern B.C. Seabird Island School in Agassiz
was voted #1 – in the Interior. The Empress Hotel, Victoria was voted #1 – for Vancouver Island
Dawson Creek Art Gallery was voted #1 – in the North
One of our favourite buildingsIt is a home in Vancouver. People call it the “Hobbit House”.
“The Hobbit” was a book and a movie.
The Hobbit House in Vancouver was also a winner. It was voted #3 in southern B.C.
Photo by Ian Lindsay/ The Vancouver Sun
Photo: Roots of Empathy Program
A student learns from a ‘Tiny Teacher’ in the Roots of Empathy Program
Here are two Westcoast Reader stories about children:
The youngest teachers in B.C. (exercise included)
Toys affect children’s food choices
Click here to see today’s Google Doodle.
a doodle – is a drawing someone makes when he or she is thinking about or is doing something else.
I made a doodle of my cat while I was on the phone.