Harrison country musician Todd Richard will be playing at the 2019 Canada Day celebrations in Kent and Harrison. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

CANADA DAY: Todd Richard to play at Agassiz, Harrison celebrations

The local country star and maintenance man will be opening the Agassiz celebrations at 9 a.m.

Harrison Hot Springs musician Todd Richard will be giving music lovers a truly Canadian performance this Canada Day.

“I’ve never played in Agassiz, so this is going to be pretty neat,” Richard said. “I know Agassiz is so good with coming out and supporting all their events like this, so it will be pretty cool.”

Richard, known locally as a plumber for the Fraser-Cascades School District and a country music star, will be performing in the Kent Canada Day celebrations. Starting at 9 a.m., Richard will be singing sets from his three albums: Longneck Breakdown, Journey On and his most recent release Live Your Life.

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“I’ve never had to start a show at 9 o’clock in the morning,” Richard said, laughing a little. “I think I have to get up at 6 (a.m.), just to get my voice awake.”

Richard will be playing his original songs,as well-known covers, with his band between events at the Agassiz Canada Day, as well as playing in Harrison before the parade at 3:30 p.m. But he’s hoping to bring some back up to his band as well.

Earlier this year, Harrison Hot Springs Elementary sang Richard’s song “Live Your Life” for their school-wide music day. The listening to the kids, Richard said, made him “a little emotional.”

He’s hoping enough students from the school will be in town for Canada Day to recreate some of that magic.

“Fingers crossed,” he said. “Even if there’s a small group of them, it will be pretty neat.”


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