No School

Saranya and Sarvani, Age 9, appear in the latest issue of BAZOOF! with their comments on Page 7 (B! Mail) and photo on Page 31 (Oay’s Bulletin Board). They share how they’ve been keeping busy at home during this pandemic.

“During COVID 19, our school has been closed but that hasn’t stopped us from learning and having fun. We are active with our choir and continue singing lessons virtually and learning new things.”

We are avid readers and are currently finishing the Harry Potter series.
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Camp Galoopa ’20

Update for Timing: Camp Galoopa is back this summer! Due to COVID-19, delays are expected for mailing. But fingers crossed the delay isn’t too long with the readers needing extra activities this summer. Anticipated mail date: July 21st (please return for updates)

This issue is filled with extra activities and hands-on fun for readers heading to Camp Galoopa for a 7-day adventure in the mountains. Once the bus arrives to camp, the welcome station is there to check your registration and then assign youth to a cabin. Find out what is inside your Survival Fun Pack this year!

Day 2, you get to make a craft at the Moose Shelter, an idea that came from Ariela, Age 12. You’ll find a clip-off section that has a fruit game, and then check-off to see all the different coloured fruit you can eat this summer!

Day 3 is Camp Galoopa’s Spaghetti and Meatballs board game, followed by a dragon story read by the campfire the next day.

If you like sports, Day 6 divides campers to do soccer clinics with Rolando, Gustavo and Juan. Also, in the evening you’ll be trying out your dance moves on the stage after having some instruction by Aiden, Age 11.

And Ninja Bob is back for his next episode, this time readers will get to meet his kids. See what they’re up to.

Here is a list of submissions from youth you’ll find in this issue (other than drawings on Oay’s page):
Saranya @ Sarvani (Age 9) letter and photo
Anika (Age 12) poem
Lucas (Age 12) poem
Ariela (Age 12) drawing & craft idea
Ivana (Age 12) true story
Lola (Age 12) true story
Mahya (Age 11) true story
Cassidy (Age 17) short story
Aiden (Age 11) dance write-up
Rolando (Age 15) sport write-up
Sam (Age 10) poem
Tvisha (Age 10) poem
Norah (Age 11) pet write-up
Graham (Age 11) fake news
Vincent (Age 10) fake news
Raghav (Age 12) poem
Ainsley (Age 12) poem
Julia (Age 11) poem
Grace (Age 8) poem

All this and much more in this exciting summer issue!


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The Slide That Isn’t So Bad

by Aiden, Age 11

“I created this poem because at school we were told to write a poem of a childhood memory, and this is a time that I went to a water park as a kid.”

The sun is beating down
My skin feels hot
I want to get in the water right away
The slide in front of me looks like a skyscraper
It is so tempting
But so scary
As I walk up the stairs
Butterflies in my stomach
I am holding the tube
Shaking my hands off

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Clock Reads 5:06

by Jack, Age 11

I look over to the clock, it reads 5:06
I stuff my head into the pillow
thinking about what the day may bring
I turn over, 5:10
All I hear tic toc tic toc tic toc
Every moment burns as the star rises
The day is near
Ring! Ring! Ugh… I just want to stay in bed                                                          
I have an urge, something big, huge
I can’t figure out what I’m thinking of…
I zoom through all the things that get me ready
Brush my hair and teeth, get dressed, eat breakfast
Today is the… first day of school!

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Little Contributors 2

Here are some wonderful drawings received from youth that are a bit young yet to be published with BAZOOF! but certainly worth showing off their accomplishment. Thanking all the families who encouraged these young contributors to explore their creativity!

by Nora, Age 4 “This is Captain America. I drew it because daddy collects Iron Man and this is his friend.”
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Little Artist

“My name is Athul and I live in Bangalore. I love to do art, my brother and aunty also like to paint and draw. I get my ideas by looking at many books and outside in nature. I do art at school and it is one of my favourite subjects. I especially like to do pencil shading. Another hobby I have is playing the keyboard. I think art is a great activity for kids to do.” Athul, Age 11 Continue reading

Subscriber Relief

As this is a difficult time with COVID19 for many families handling expenses, BAZOOF! will NOT be sending out renewals for the next 4-5 months. In fact, all family subscribers whose subscription will expire in that time frame will have two complimentary issues granted to their order. BAZOOF! highly values its customers and are more than happy to do their part to reduce the impact felt at this time.

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Heads Talk Prizing

Heads Talk Tails Walk – A Silly Game of Sounds and Movement

In this delightfully silly game, players try to match hidden animal head tiles to the correct body tails. If you don’t make a match, you will have to walk and talk like your mismatched tile! This fun game of sounds and movement promotes memory, matching, and image recognition skills.

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Evalyn & COVID-19

Check out this interview about a member of the BAZOOF! creative team whose family has been facing the coronavirus in China, and now herself living in North America.

Tell us a little about yourself?

My name is Evalyn Zhang. I am a graphic design intern at BAZOOF! I grew up in Henan, China where my family lives. 

Evalyn Zhang – BAZOOF! Graphic Design Intern

What brought you to Canada?

I always wanted to experience a culture different from my own, and Canada wins my heart with her beauty and diversity. I’ve been here for four years. 

How has the coronavirus affected your family?

When the coronavirus spread in China, it was during the Chinese New Year. All the New Year celebrations were cancelled. Some of my family couldn’t unite because all the transportation was down. When they went outside, everyone needed to wear a face mask. The city was quarantined and everybody was out of work or school. The internet became a popular form of entertainment. 

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Spring Dinger #70

Here’s a look of a little what you’ll find inside the SPRINGER DINGER issue! In the comic series, Ninja Bob shoots off on a rocket to escape The Forces of Frank, and before you know it, he’s got a group of aliens after him. Now, that’s a tough mission! How does he land in the hospital?!? You’ll soon find out!

The community of Wellington has an Art Gallery that is featuring the work of Albert! Come on in and see some of Albert’s paintings along with a few games and puzzles. With a click, you can see more of his work and his quick tips to painting yourself.

Head to the library as there are some new stories and poems by youth! You’ll find a poem about a speeding elephant, a story about a chicken name Chicken Strip (he’s got a problem or two) and a fun adventure called Saving Sushi!

There are two new mag hosts, Oasis and Adi, and this issue you get to learn more about them on Galaxy News.

All this and more in this upcoming spring issue of BAZOOF!


The Camp Galoopa Issue #71 is out next and mailed July 1st. Don’t miss it by getting on the subscriber list early. Subscribe NOW!