Mammoths! Giants of the Ice Age

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You can see woolly mammoths and other ice Age animals at the Royal BC Museum. Photo - Royal BC Museum

You can see woolly mammoths and other ice Age animals at the Royal BC Museum.
Photo – Royal BC Museum

In June, a special exhibit opened at the Royal BC Museum in Victoria. The exhibit is called Mammoths! Giants of the Ice Age.

Visitors can learn about life in British Columbia during the Ice Age. The Ice Age was from 2.6 million to 10,000 years ago.

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The mammoth exhibit is open at the Royal BC Museum until December 31, 2016. For information, go to: www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca

Story reprinted from The Westcoast Reader newspaper,  September / October 2016

 

Kayaks: from the old to the new

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Andrew in a skin on frame kayak
Photo courtesy of Cape Falcon Kayak

Adapted from Wikipedia and the links below by Nancy Carson
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Many people in Canada love to be outdoors.
Some like to paddle on B.C.’s lakes or on oceans nearby.
A favorite boat of outdoor people is the canoe.
The word “canoe” came from kenu in the Carib language,
and canoa from Spanish. These words mean “dugout”.
A dugout is a boat made from a log.
Another favorite boat is the kayak.
Kayak is a word from the Inuit people.
It means “man’s boat”.

Reading by: Jessica Heafey


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National Aboriginal Day (June 21)

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Musqueam elder Larry Grant
Photo: Glenn Baglo/The Vancouver Sun

Musqueam children playing Photo: Bill Keay, The Vancouver Sun

Musqueam children playing
Photo: Bill Keay/The Vancouver Sun

Vancouver’s First People
Adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Nila Gopaul

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On April 6, 2015, Vancouver had its 129th birthday.
But the city is much older than 129 years.

First people
Larry Grant, an elder from the Musqueam (muhs-kwee-um) First Nations,
says there is a long history
with the first people who lived on this land.
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