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Baseball treasures found in the attic

Story adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Patty Bossort                           LEVEL 1   Edward Bradford loved baseball. He liked to save things. He was a “packrat”. Download the story Baseball treasures found in the attic Listen to “Baseball treasures found in the attic” Reading…

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Four female rowers rescued in Atlantic

Adapted from The Vancouver Sun level 1 Four women tried to row across the Atlantic. They were from England. The women planned to row over 4,000 km. They planned to row from Spain to Barbados. Read the story Four female rowers rescued in Atlantic

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Wanted: More female bobsledders

Story adapted from The Vancouver Sun Level 3 Canadian women win gold Two women raced in the fastest bobsled. They won the gold cup in Whistler, BC. Kaillie Humphries was the pilot of the sled. She comes from Calgary. “It was a lot closer than I wanted it to be,” Humphries said. Humphries raced against eight…

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Andong Song

Adapted from The Province and NHL.com by Nila Gopaul Level 1 Listen to “Andong Song”– Level 1 Reading by Jessica Heafey Andong Song is 18 years old. In June 2015, he became the first Chinese player in the NHL. “I am the first,” he says. Andong started to play ice hockey in China. He was six years…

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Karina LeBlanc, FIFA World Cup soccer player

Karina LeBlanc, FIFA World Cup soccer player Adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Patti-Lea Ryan Edited by Nila Gopaul Level 3 Canada’s women’s soccer team is playing in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Karina LeBlanc is a goalkeeper for Canada’s team. Growing up Karina was born in Dominica. Her father is Dominican and her mother is…

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B.C.’s new soccer star

B.C.’s new soccer star, Steven Beitashour Adapted from The Vancouver Sun and The New York Times by Nila Gopaul Level 2 Steven Beitashour*, 28, was born in San Jose, California. His parents are from Iran. They moved to the U.S. in the 1960s. *say: bayt-uh-shoor Growing up Steven always loved soccer. He was 11 years…

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Kaillie gets her wish

Listen to “Kaillie gets her wish”– Level 2 Reading by Corey Muench Kaillie gets her wish Adapted by The Vancouver Sun by Nila Gopaul Level 2 Kaillie Humphries, 29, is a Canadian bobsledder. She is also an Olympic champion. Kaillie has won two gold medals. The sport Women’s boblsed became a Winter Olympic sport in 2002….

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Canada Winter Games – 2015

Adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Nila Gopaul Level 3 Listen to “Canada Winter Games”– Level 3 Reading by Corey Muench Prince George, B.C., will host the Canada Winter Games in February 2015. The city will also celebrate its 100th birthday.

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Olga, “Super Senior”

Adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Nila Gopaul Level 1 Listen to the story Olga, ‘Super Senior’” – Level 1 Reading by: Jessica Heafey Olga Kotelko had an interesting life. She was born on a farm. Alone, she raised two children. Later, she became a school teacher. For 30 years, she taught in Burnaby, B.C. Olga…

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Bike polo is a wild ride

Adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Patty Bossort  Level 2 What is bike polo? Bike polo is played by six people on bicycles. They chase a hard orange ball. They hit the ball with mallets. Players cover the wheels. This keeps the ball out of the spokes. The sport is getting more popular. Everyone is welcome to…

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Today’s cheerleaders

Adapted from The Vancouver Sun Level 3 Cheerleaders are athletes. Cheerleaders can start training in elementary school. Cheerleaders train in dance, tumbling and gymnastics. The sport is dangerous. Read the PDF and do the exercise Today’s cheerleaders Visit the links View the photo gallery at Vancouver Sun.

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The Sun Run is 30 years old

Adapted from The Vancouver Sun Level 3 The Vancouver Sun Run is an annual event. It is held every spring. This year will be the 30th Sun Run. People walk and run 10 km. Thousands of people participate. There is food, music and fun for all. The BC Sports Hall of Fame is honouring the Sun…

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Canucks make changes

Adapted from The Province Level 2 The Vancouver Canucks are not in the Stanley Cup playoffs this year. The goalie, Roberto Luongo, moved to Florida. The Canucks fired the General Manager, Mike Gillis. Read the PDF and do the exercise Canucks make changes Visit the links Learn more about the Canucks. Watch the videos Watch the…

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Sisters go to the Olympics

Adapted from The Province Level 1 Justine is 19 years old. Chloe is 22 years old. Maxime is 25 years old. They are sisters. They are from Montreal. They are on the Canadian Olympic Team. They ski the women’s freestyle moguls at the Olympics. Read the PDF and do the exercise Sisters go to Olympics Visit the…

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Henrik Sedin stays home

Adapted from The Province Level 1 Henrik Sedin plays hockey. He plays for the Vancouver Canucks. Sedin is the captain of the team. Sedin is injured. He broke a rib and a finger. He has not been able to play. Read the PDF Henrik Sedin stays home Watch the videos Watch the Canucks play here and here. Watch NHL hockey…

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Golf teaches about life

Adapted from The Vancouver Sun Level 3 Kids learn best when they are having fun. Learning to play golf can be fun. Kids learn more than golf skills at First Tee. Kids learn the basic skills to play golf. At the same time they learn important values. Read the PDF. Try the Exercise. GolfTeaches Visit the…

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Ringette is 50 years old

Adapted from The Vancouver Courier and information from Ringette Canada Level 2 Ringette is a Canadian game on ice. It is one of Canada’s favorite sports for girls and women. Young men are playing ringette now, too. There are over 50,000 people working with ringette across Canada. Some of these are coaches and volunteers. This…

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Throw like a girl

Adapted from The Courier Level 2 At one time, people thought boys and girls had different arms and shoulders. These people noticed that boys could throw a ball well. They noticed that girls did not throw well. “You throw like a girl” meant your throw was weak. It meant you could not throw far.  And…

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Everybody knows him now

Adapted from The Vancouver Sun Level 3 Everybody knows Mario Gutierrez now. Six years ago, only a few in the world of horses knew his name. No one else had heard of him.  Now, after May 4, 2012, he is famous. Read the PDF. Try the exercise. Everybody knows him now PDF Visit the links:…

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