The Easter long weekend is here!


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Good Friday and Easter Sunday

Good Friday is on April 14, 2017.
Good Friday is a public holiday in BC.
Many businesses and schools are closed.
On Good Friday, Christians remember the death of Jesus Christ on the cross.

Easter Sunday is on April 17, 2017.
Christians believe that Jesus rose from the dead on Easter Sunday.

Monday, April 18, 2017 is a school holiday. 

Easter comes with spring. 
Easter weekend is a great time to enjoy family and community.
Communities have special events.
Children hunt for candy and chocolate eggs.

Check these links for a sample of events in BC this Easter weekend:


Best Places Metro Vancouver




Ft. Steele


100 Mile House


Photos by Pixabay

The April issue of The Westcoast Reader is out. Look for the special supplement “B.C. Votes 2017” in the middle.

The April newspaper has articles about food, hockey, a new RCMP commanding officer, income taxes and cougar attacks.

Download the Teacher's Notes for the April WCR
This issue of The Westcoast Reader newspaper is a special double issue. The four-page insert will help readers understand how elections work in BC. You may download and print the supplement, B.C. Votes 2017. It is formatted for 11 X 17 paper.
Download B.C. Votes 2017 on 11 X 17 paper
Download the Teacher's Notes for B.C. Votes 2017

Watch this short animated video: What to expect when you vote 

Find out how to subscribe to the newspaper by clicking on the Subscribe button.