First Wave Season Game Ever

As I walk out onto the field I take a breath, give my team mate the pinny, and run onto the field. It was about 15 minutes into the game. We were up 1-0. After a few minutes, the other team equalized. I was frustrated. I did not want a draw or a loss on my debut. After some time, we started to play balls into space a bit better and turning into defenders less. As one of my team mates passed me the ball, I quickly gave the ball back as a “one two” He got fowled and was hurt. I went up to him and asked, “Are you ok?” He responded, “Ya.” And got back up. We then had a free kick. I wanted to take it but he earned it. He took a few steps back, the ref blew his whistle and he shot it. What seemed to be an amazing free kick turned out to be another save for there keeper. The other team worked the ball up the field but then one of our defenders cleared the ball and it was me vs a defender. He was ahead of me just by a little bit. I quickly got in front of him, headed the ball to the ground and shot. “YAAA” I hear the crowd go as my team rushes to me. I had scored to make it 2-1 just before the end of the half. But before the half can end, I have another chance. The defenders are there, he goes to tackle me but I cut the ball back, and I shoot, but in the end its blocked by one of there defenders. What should of been a corner turned out to be half time. Right before we go on, we always do a cheer. This time they let me do it. Once again, I was starting the half off.

After a few minutes we get a penalty. My team mate goes up to shoot, and scores. 3-1. 5 minutes into the second half, I hear my coach say, “Cole, warm up.” I run to the flag, do some stretches and take one more small drink of my water. 2 minutes later, I sub the same player on. I got subbed on when we had a corner. I raise my hand and yell, “HERE” and my friend crosses the ball. I run to the ball, jump but I just goes wide. “Don’t close your eyes Cole!” I tell myself. Once again we were on a 4 v 3 (4 attackers and 3 defenders) My team mate sends the ball a little a bit ahead of me and I run onto it. I take a touch and shoot before the defenders can catch me. 4-1. Amazing. Everyone was so happy. Once again, we go back to our half and we restart the game. A few minutes later, I could not believe my luck. I was on a 1 v 1 with this defender. I knew I was faster so I kicked the ball up, ran around the defender, got the ball back and this time, I put the ball into the bottom left corner. Hat trick! 5-1. Everyone runs up to me and I felt satisfied with the way I was playing. Next thing I hear is my coach, he tells me, “Cole, switch with Koss!” Koss was right back (defender)

The last few minutes we were just defending and then the ref blew full time. 5-1 FT. “What a great way to start the season.” I tell myself.




During the christmas break, my family and I went to Australia. We spent 3 and a half weeks there. We were in Brisbane, Byron Bay, Sydney Manly Beach, Sorento, Adelaide and Melbourne. This was probably the best three weeks of my life!

It all started out in Brisbane. We started out the trip by going to this resort to just get used to the time change which by the way is plus one day and six hours and to just start out the trip with relaxing. The place was BEAUTIFUL! Amazing pools with amazing places to go eat and amazing beaches! It was a perfect place to start out the trip.

Then we went to Byron Bay. Probably one of the best places I have ever been. With everyone there being so nice and the weather was beautiful! We met these people at the place we were staying at and two minutes later we were tackling each other in the waves. They were really nice and were very fun to be around. Before we left I even got there snapchat to stay in touch.

Then we went to Sydney but stayed in Manly Beach. The waves there were SO nice. With the current being really strong. Although I was missing my friends already, I was excited to be exploring Sydney Australia for the second time. We stayed at a place right across the beach and the sound of the waves crashing were amazing from our place.

After exploring Sydney, we ended up in Sorento. It was so peaceful and beautiful. On new years eve we had a wedding with with REALLY good family friends on a beautiful place at the perfect time. And soon enough it was 2018!

After the beautiful wedding we headed down to Adelaide. It had a lot of beautiful wineries and a lot of stunning buildings. We even visited some friends that used to live in Victoria but moved back to Australia and had dinner there for two nights. It was amazing. With fun tennis matches, cricket matches and fun pool games.

On the last day we were there, we decided to do a day trip to Melbourne. There was so much architecture and beautiful buildings. It was also very hot. After the day trip, it was time to head home the next day. Sad, but had to go.

We got home and after a week at home our parents said to us, “So did you guys have fun in Australia?” “YA! We loved it!” We responded. “Well good news is we are going back!”



Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, a player I have always admired. Ronaldo has no tattoos and does not drink or smoke. He even regularly donates blood to people in need. He has four children named Cristiano Ronaldo Jr, Mateo Ronaldo Alana Martina Ronaldo and Eva Maria Dos Santos Ronaldo.He even donated his golden boot and Ballon D’Or away and raised two million dollars for charities.

He is always encouraging other teammates and even opponents. When Ronaldo was a kid, his family were pretty poor. Even though his family was poor he was popular at his school but he was expelled at his school at the age of 14 after Ronaldo threw a chair at his teacher. Even though that this was a poor choice by Ronaldo he said he did this because his teacher was disrespecting him. Even though he got expelled, it turned out to be a great turning point for Ronaldo.

He has always been my favourite soccer player (well plus a few others) and he is always trying to improve at get better. He loves his family at his children and has always been there for people. I always look up to Ronaldo and don’t know what I would do with out him.


Paulo Dybala

Paulo Dybala, my favourite soccer player in the world. I watch the 23 year old player play soccer. I have never met Paulo Dybala but am hoping to since he has such a big influence on me. I always watch him play soccer and see how he is living his life. He was born in Argentina on November 15, 1993. The roots in his family are also from Poland, Italy and Argentina, but he decided to stay with the country where he was born. This is meaningful because I can watch him and learn lots of new stuff. I love to see how he does his Free Kicks, moves, runs and many more. He is a kind person and loves the beautiful game. By watching Paulo Dybala it affects me by seeing how good he is. It is also amazing that he can just own the pitch. (destroy everyone) He helps his family and he does not smoke. Watching Paulo Dybala play is letting my mind escape to somewhere I can enjoy, learn, be amazed and many more. He also donates blood. To me I find Paulo Dybala as not just my role model but I feel a connection when I watch him play soccer. If I see Paulo Dybala do a new trick, then I go outside and try it myself. The relationship that I have between him and myself is just me watching him and me just supporting him. I’d love to meet him in person one day but for now it is just me watching and learning and praying that I’ll meet him. And once I do, boy will I be happy.

Dybala Goals Against Barcelona

Dybala’s Best Goals 2018

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Grade 7 (so far)

Grade 7, more than half way through school. Comparing grade 7 to grade 6, I love it! I have always loved school but the difference between grade 6 and grade 7 is when you hit grade 7 you have more opportunities and options. Middle school is a huge difference from junior school. I love juniour school and all but just middle school is a lot more independent.

This means you can choose what you want to do. Juniour school is just teachers are there to teach and then you also have teachers there that can help you even if you don’t need help. But when you get to middle school the teachers teach you and you listen. There are also teachers there that are there to help but you have to go ask for it.

Personally I love middle school a lot more than juniour school. But yes I still love juniour school. Right now my favourite subjects in school are P.E (obviously) Math, Science, Humanities, Art, Band Communication Skills and Choir. If you count recess as a subject then Recess is the top of the list. All the teachers are there to help and are amazing.


“Sugar Is Killing Us”

In Science we have been learning about how sugar is killing us. I’d like to answer three specific questions about sugar. 

What is one thing you already knew?

One thing that I already knew was if you had way too much sugar you would get diabetes. Getting diabetes from sugar is not the only way to get it. Some unfortunate people are born with it or are diagnosed with it for other reasons.

What is one thing you learned?

One thing that I learned was how if you had a lot of sugar in one day and kept that pattern going it would be hard for your body to digest. This is because every time you have sugar your body has to digest it. Over time if you kept up this pattern your body would shut down and this is also one way in which heart attacks are caused.

Based on your sugar consumption what is one thing you may want to consider changing after watching the video?

One thing that I would change about my sugar diet would be to count the grams of sugar I have each day. This would be good because then I can be mindful of how much sugar I have each day. Knowing how much sugar I eat every day will allow me to know my daily sugar intake. 
Here is a video where you can discover a few more facts about sugar. 

Video about Sugar and how it’s killing us

City 20/20 reflection #1

In class right now we are doing a project called city 20/20. Now you make think 2020 the year but it is actually 20/20 means perfect vision. So the project we are doing is basically called a perfect city or City 20/20.

We have been assigned to small little groups and the groups are Affordable Housing, Food Production, Transportation, Waste management and Energy provision. Currently I am in Affordable Housing.

We got sent problems from the mayor of Victoria and these are the problems:

Food Production


  1.     What innovative partnerships and technologies could help us increase food production in the City?


  1.     The average age of farmers in BC is very high (55.7 years in 2011). How do we get young people in the City interested in farming as a career? How do we “grow new farmers” in the City?


  1.     If we want our region to produce and consume 25% of its food locally, what foods should we focus on? Which crops have the least ecological impact, are part of a healthy and balanced diet, and can be produced in our climate?



  1.     How might we make housing in the community affordable to people in the second and third income quintiles (incomes ranging from $20,000 to $65,000 per year)?


  1.     How do ensure our community works for people at each end of the age spectrum – 2 year olds and 82 year olds?



  1. How do we double the amount of people that ride buses in 2 years?
  2. How do we triple the amount of people that commute to work by bike in 3 years?


Waste Management:

  1. What are the three most effective and affordable ways that I can change my lifestyle to reduce waste that goes to landfill?


Energy Provision


  1. How to get regular citizens involved in taking action on climate change?
  2. How could my family reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 30%, within 3 years (in transportation and building energy)?

*written by Mayor, Lisa Helps

My group is Housing and so my questions are

  1.     How might we make housing in the community affordable to people in the second and third income quintiles (incomes ranging from $20,000 to $65,000 per year)?
  1.     How do ensure our community works for people at each end of the age spectrum – 2 year olds and 82 year olds.

The main question we are working on in my group is the first one.