One of the community centre's program is a food service that provides breakfast and lunch services for over 150 students andfamilies at the Strathcona Elementary School. Plus, the community centre also provides food for several of families over the weekend. The kids had the opportunity to see where they store and what they prepare for these families. It was all fresh food, including fruit and vegetables! No processed foods!
Mr. Suzuki did not disappoint and was very insightful and honest about the East Van community. He showed us several historical Chinese buildings, schools, shops, including a Traditional Chinese Pharmacy. After several hours on their feet, Division 4 enjoyed a sit down lunch at the New Town Restaurant and Bakery. The kids were actually quite for a couple of minutes while they ate their lunch! After lunch, Mr. Suzuki took us to a few more sites including the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden.
I am so proud of Division 4 and the way they behaved at the Strathcona Community Centre. Mr. Suzuki was surprised to learn that they were only in Grade 5 and thought they were very well behaved. A very Big Thank you to Carol, Tori, Ruth, and Mel for volunteering their time and energy. It was a very memorable trip and to quote Mr. Suzuki's mantra,