Her Brothers will perform in Agassiz on Canada Day this year

Her Brothers headlines Agassiz Canada Day party

Trio influenced by ‘purpose greater’ than themselves

Next Monday is Canada Day, and the District of Kent will be celebrating with a West Coast Canadian act.

Her Brothers features Gabe, Josh, Jonathan and Levi Penner. Together since 2008, they’ve performed at a variety of venues around the west coast of Canada including fairs, cafés, community events, universities, and churches.

They are strongly influenced by the idea that each one of us was meant to live for so much more than we often experience.  This idea drives them to write and perform music for a purpose greater than themselves. Whether speaking to the disillusionment and frustration of their generation, singing about the injustices that need to be corrected, or exposing the seductive power of so many things that promise but never deliver; they hope to stir up the kind of conversations that can lead to positive change.

As Gabe puts it. “We want to partner with other like minded people and organizations and together ignite an awakening and movement within the hearts of our generation, to live on purpose and fully engage in making our world a better place.”

The name Her Brothers stems from the fact that they have one young sister, but even bigger than that, they are men who want to stand up for the sisters in the world who do not have a voice. They speak out against human rights violations, human trafficing and violence again women.

Watch for their show in Pioneer Park.

Take a Patriotic Swim Ferny Coombe

Take a refreshing dip in the pool, join a parade or enjoy some fresh, local farm fare.

Showing your Canadian pride will be easy this Canada Day in the District of Kent, thanks to the work of countless volunteers.

It all begins with a pancake breakfast at the Agassiz Legion. This event is by donation, and runs from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Following that, the community celebrations get underway in Pioneer Park. All the events are free, and run for two hours, starting at 11 a.m.

The welcome ceremonies always feature the singing of O’ Canada, and there will definitely be the requisite Canada Day birthday cake served at the end of those festivities.

After the fun in the park is over, head over to the Ferny Coombe Pool, where and take a dive into the cool waters as part of the Patriotic Swim. There is no cost to enter the pool, and this event runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

A special treat this year will be a live performance by the band Her Brothers, beginning at 11:15 a.m. in Pioneer Park. Norden the Magician is back this year, and will be entertaining families beginning at noon.

The Agassiz Farm Fresh Market, which operates regularly on Thursday afternoons in front of the Agassi Harrison Museum in Pioneer Park, will be running throughout the day, offering visitors to the park a chance to peruse through items for sale that have been “made, baked or grown” by local farmers and crafters.

Wrap it all up with activities for everyone, including face painting, displays, the bouncy castle and inflatables, contests, games, chili, hot dogs, bannock, Indian tacos, and you’ll leave proud to be a Canadian!