Vancouver wins again

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Vancouver has warm winters.
(Photo: Mark Van Manen / PNG)

Adapted from The Province
Level 2

Vancouver won best city in Canada for 2014.

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Walked the world

Jean Beliveau takes a rest Photo: Kilian Fichou, AFP, Getty Images

Jean Beliveau takes a rest
Photo: Kilian Fichou, AFP, Getty Images

Adapted from The Vancouver Sun

Level 1
December 2011

Jean Beliveau was not a happy man.
He needed a change.
On August 18, 2000, Jean tied his shoes and said good-bye.
It was his 45th birthday.
Jean decided to walk around the world for peace.
And he walked, for 11 years.
He travelled 75,000 kilometres and through 64 countries.
Jean slept in jails, in deserts, on mountains and under bridges.
He lived with 1,500 families.
People were very kind to him.
Each year, his wife, Luce, met him.
“I was lucky, I’m still lucky, to have Luce,” Jean says.
In October, 2011, Jean came home to Canada.
He is now a happy man.

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