Congrats to Ariel Cao, the Burnaby youth who climbed another rung in her quest to be Miss Teenage Canada. Cao recently made it to the top 20 in the national competition. She has also raised $2,000 for Free the Children as part of her competitive run. Cao is a Burnaby North Secondary student, and her goal is to be a good role model for youth.
It's that time of year again, when the Burnaby Public Library rewards kids for their summer reading efforts.
The library is hosting the Summer Reading Club Medal Award Ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 6, and nearly 1,000 children will be honoured for their dedication to reading through the summer. The event takes place at Civic Square, just outside the Bob Prittie-Metrotown branch. There will also be a pancake breakfast fundraiser at 8:30 a.m.; tickets are $5. Kids' activities start at 9 a.m. and include bubble blowing, parachute games and crafts. The medal ceremony will be at 11 a.m. Proceeds from the event help buy new books for the library.
The annual Parkinson SuperWalk is fast approaching.
Burnaby residents can get involved in the efforts to raise money for Parkinson's research.
The walk is on Monday, Sept. 8, at the track in Confederation Park at 4585 Albert St. Registration is at 1:30 p.m. and the walk starts at 2 p.m. The walk takes place across B.C. Last year's Burnaby walk raised more than $9,000. For more information, call Burnaby resident Linda Dawson at 604-298-2983. People can also register online by visiting www.parkinson.bc.ca. All participants get a free shirt.