by Nicole Yu
Kylie Rondpre, Grade 9: Oh. I will give more to the needy; I will help raise awareness [for] poverty, not only other countries, but also our own; I will reduce waste; I will gain super powers and save the helpless; I will show my appreciation for others, [and] I will accept what comes to me.
Nicole: That’s great!
Kylie: I will also read to old people, hahaha.
Allison Ferreira, Grade 8: In 2009, I will… hm… I will try to volunteer in the community more!
by Tanya Grace
It begans on a wonderful Saturday afternoon with a Harvest Fair at Slocan Park. Sticky fingers finishing up last-minute lanterns, local harvesters showing off their prized crops and other various activities proved to be the source of entertainment for both the young and old.
Once the sun began its descent beyond the horizon, we began to follow a rather large moon to the Refrew Ravine where we would be transported into a whole other world. On our way we were accompanied by magicians of music which made the atmophere merry. After walking a fair big and sharing smiles, there was definitely an air of euphoria as we entered a world of enchantment.
There was a fork in the road as we entered; you could choose to follow the crowd into the sea of warm lights, or make a turn into the Stream of Consciouness where you could witness a quirky tea party and see a cathedral of silk. Following the path by the ravine you could pursue into a hall of trees hanging droplets of Prayers for the Water and right before exiting, you could witness a very eerie performance in the small clearing beneath the trees. Entering into the park, if you turned around, you would have been able to see the sun setting on one side of the vast sky and a full, harvest moon rising on the other.
Before the night ended, everyone gathered by the park. They were all entranced by the dancing lions and the story of the moon and the sun and many were enjoying moon cakes. Once the finale came around, you couldn’t possibly leave right away, for the performance was definitely captivating and the performance was definitely captivating and the fireworks were twice the spectacle they were last year. This year’s Moon Festival was absolutely much more than what I could describe in words.