By Alex Hu (age 9), Edward Wang (age 8), Leo Yin (Age 10)
Voice K took a trip to the CNE on August 26, 2013. The CNE is a very attractive place for kids to play and learn. The CNE also teaches kids how to make pizza at Pizza Nova’s Kids Making Pizza workshop. If you stop by the workshop, at the beginning you will meet the Pizza Nova mascot. Then, they will teach you how to make the dough round, and at the end, you will get free pizza!
We learned that we need to make the dough flat with our hands, and we also learned how to flip the dough in the air. We really enjoyed eating the free pizza. We also managed to ask questions about
the session. We interviewed Dominic Bruno, who was the instructor for the workshop. We asked how
this event got started and he said: “We started doing this session in a tent. We got great results and
the manager gave us this room." We also asked why he liked making pizza. He said: "I like making
things with my hands, and pizza is very special to me. I have no difficulties making it." Bruno has
been making pizza for quite a long time; “I’ve been working here for twelve years!” he said.
Stater replied, “Because I like playing with kids!” Like Bruno, Stater has been working at the
workshop for a long time too! “I’ve been working here since 1981,” she said. We learned that there’s
always a new kind of pizza because people order different pizzas everyday, sometimes with more
than five toppings! I liked this event very much and I even got to film some of the session.
When we walked out of the workshop, there was a whole new long line of kids outside waiting to go in.
For our next event, we took the CNE express train. However, the name is very deceiving because it
moved so slowly. When we finally arrived at our event, we missed it because we were late.
This led us to our third event, which was at the International Pavilion. There, we saw the five-man
dance group, Cascade. They did a lot of fighting moves and dancing. They did back flips and
slow-motion actions. We really liked their cool moves, and we really want to learn how to do them
when we’re grown up. They even picked random people from the audience to come up on stage and
Next, we went backstage and interviewed some of the staff. The first interview was with the
International Stage manager, Carmen Harany. We asked her what are some of the excitements
involved with organizing this stage. She said: "We bring people from different countries to perform."
We asked what some difficulties of organizing this show were, and she said: "We sometimes have
trouble getting [the performers] work permits to come into the country. Another thing is language.
Many people speak different languages so it is hard to communicate with them."
We interviewed Emma Dennis who is a writer from Voice K. She helps behind the scenes as a
costume character - a ladybug. We asked Emma how her job was, and she said: "It’s a fun job,
because the whole point of the job is to make people smile, so it’s nice." We asked her how she got
her job, and she said: "Carmen's daughter. I am friends with her, and we went to school together.
And one day she called me and asked if I wanted a job. I sent a resume and had an interview with
Carmen's boss, Daniel. And yeah, I got the job." We asked her why she wanted the job, and she
said: "It’s my first job, and I figured it’s not a difficult job. I figured it was a good place to start, and I
found the interaction with kids was fun."
Lastly, we interviewed Maurice Chan who is the founder of Cascade from France. We asked when
he started performing. He said: "I started when I was 19 years old, and now I'm 38. I also practice
martial arts and gymnastics." We asked how he formed the group, and he said: "I found students,
some students who came all the way from Paris." We asked what the most difficult part was. He
said: "The creation. It is difficult to create ideas for audience participation." The group also does stunt
moves in movies. In fact, they are working on some movies such as Tekken 2 and Smurfs 2.
We had a really great time at the CNE and we hope there will be more events such as these for next
Hi, my name is Alex, I am 9 years old. I am in grade 4. I go to Maple Grove Public School in Oakville. I was born in the United States. I am the only child. I love hockey, tennis, basketball, and swimming. I joined Voice K camp for two weeks this summer. During the two weeks, we interviewed people at the CNE; we learned to film and we did funny fake news reports and uploaded them to Youtube. I really like the fake news conferences we did; one topic was about Superman getting defeated by Darth Vader.
My name is Edward Wang. I am in Grade 3 now. I go to Edenrose Public School. My favourite food is pizza because it is so yummy. My favourite sports are soccer and hockey, because they allow me to play with team members. If you want to be the winner, you have to work hard and smart together as a team. I also like to read interesting books and watch TV when I finish my homework.
Hi, my name is Leo Yin and I am one of the journalists in Voice K. I am 10 years old and I am in grade 5. I live in Mississauga, Ontario. I like to play sports, such as ice hockey, basketball, badminton, swimming, biking, etc. I go to Credit Valley Public School. My favourite subject is math and also I really enjoy playing piano and singing. My favourite piano piece is Fur Elise. So yeah. That's pretty much all you need to know about me. See ya!