Taste of Canyon Creek:

How It Went & Thank You!

The Taste of Canyon Creek was on Friday, November 15th. We are very excited about how the Food & Literacy event went. We had a great turn out for both the FOOD and the LITERACY portions of the evening! 


We started the evening with food! We had a wonderful assortment of tasty items from all around the world - with around 20 different volunteers providing samples! We had the cafeteria setup with tables around the outside - with table cloths on them and flags across the front of each!


** Photos taken before event started - not all food providers are represented.


Then we moved on to the library where we had the literacy portion of our event, with special guests who read stories from around the world. The students were invited to sit up with the reader while parents and other guest sat and listened to the stories. About 1/2 way though the hour of reading, the 3rd-5th graders were invited to move to a classroom to listen to books meant for a slightly older audience, while the younger kids stayed and listed to more stories on the rug in the library!

Here is a sample of the books that were read:

  • All are welcome by Alexandra Penfold 
  • Leela’s Diwali Celebration by Gowri Nat 
  • Dreamers by Yuyi Morales 
  • Bilal Cooks Daal by Aisha Saeed
  • Hey, Wall by Susan Verde 
  • The Day the War Came by Nicola Davies (this book was for the older kids)


 ** Photos representative of the reading - does not include all readers


Our delicious food sample providers were:

  • Barby Taheri and family
  • Loan Mosescu
  • Bela and Samir Bhatt
  • Luba Iov
  • Faye Heng
  • Maninder Kaur and Navdeep Bawa
  • Bola Makari
  • Mumtaz Zimbalist
  • Diana and Rashid Beydoun
  • Nicole Trimble
  • Emily Cross
  • Melanie McKenzie
  • Fatima Malik
  • Prathap Maniraju
  • Garima Sharma
  • Tanantha and Keith Couilliard
  • Gowri Nat
  • Roberto and Kleyla Martinez
  • Jianing Xu
  • Shikha Patel

Our fabulous guest readers included:

  • Bothell PD: Sergeant Timpe
  • Bothell Librarians: Mie Mie Wu and Dil Weerasekara
  • Teachers: Mrs. Larson, Mrs. Burkett, Ms. Horton
  • Author: Gowri Nat
We were thrilled to also see these administrator & teachers at the event: Dr. Reid (NSD Superintendent), Mr. Denton (Canyon Creek Principal), Ms, Airhart (Canyon Creek Assistant Principal), Mrs. Roland, Mrs. Johnson, Ms. Nuss, Ms. Liedle, Ms. Ahn, Ms. Helito, Ms. Bhatt.
Thank you for set up and clean up: Emily Cross, Mumtaz Zimbalist, Barby Taheri, Ms. Liedle, Navdeep Bawa, Jennifer Snyder, Abhishek Mehta, Gentle Chikani, Nicole Trimble, Melanie McKenzie and all of the rest of you who stayed at the end to help clean up!!
Thank you to Navdeep Bawa, Loan Mosescu and Julie Khoury for their leadership and guidance in making this amazing event come to life.

Thank you to everyone who participated and/or came to get a taste of Canyon Creek!

We are looking forward to hosting a similar event next year! If you have suggestions and/or feedback for the next one, please don't hesitate to contact us and share! We can only make it better if we hear from you!!