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.

Challenge
Do you know Canada well enough
to pass the Canadian Citizenship Test?
Try it. Click here.

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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Summer hazard – dogs in hot cars

A dog in a hot car Photo:  Courtesy of the BC SPCA

A dog in a hot car
Photo: Courtesy of the BC SPCA

Summer hazard: dogs in hot cars
Adapted from The Vancouver Sun and the BC SPCA by Patti-Lea Ryan
Edited by Nila Gopaul
Level 3

The BC SPCA* reminds us that summer is here.
This means that the weather is getting hot.
Vehicles such as cars and vans heat up
very fast in the summer.
Your pet can get very sick
in a hot, parked vehicle.
* BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Last year in June, the BC SPCA
responded to 228 calls
to rescue dogs in hot cars.

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Terry Fox’s Legacy

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The Terry Fox memorial outside B.C. Place
Photo by Jenelle Schneider/The Province

Terry Fox’s Legacy*
(July 28, 1958 – June 28, 1981)

Adapted from The Province by Nila Gopaul
Level 2

Terry Fox died 34 years ago today,
on June 28, 1981.
Terry is remembered for his bravery and
his run across Canada.
Terry called this run the Marathon of Hope.
This marathon helped raise money
for cancer research.
*Legacy:  (say: le-ga-see) –  a gift you hand down
when you die (such as money or property)

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