Bev Kennedy (left) and Terrill Scott (right) of the 125th anniversary sub-committee are hoping residents will be inspired to submit their logo designs for the District of Kent’s 125th anniversary. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Community artists, amateurs wanted to create Kent anniversary logo

The 125th anniversary committee is hoping to choose a logo designed by the community

Got a flair for the artistic and a knowledge of Kent’s past? You could be the designer behind the District of Kent’s 125th anniversary logo.

In 2020, the district will be celebrating 125 years of incorporation and the municipality will be busy with a year full of events, including a homecoming dance and pioneer tea.

But an anniversary as big as this needs something to tie it together — and that’s why the Agassiz 125th sub-committee is holding a logo design contest.

“It helps us brand the event,” Bev Kennedy said. Kennedy is the chair of the sub-committee, and has been working on the anniversary celebration for several years. “And … it’s lovely to see the community involvement, and this is an easy way to get the community involved, get our message out there.”

Terrill Scott, library supervisor and “worker bee” for the sub-committee, agreed.

“Engaging the community is really important,” she said. “(It’s) really important for community continuity, for a sense of community. So by letting people exercise their creativity and participate, it’s just another way of growing the health and vibrancy and connectiveness of everybody.”

“We have such a strong sense of history in this community,” she continued.

“It’s really important to honour that and to keep it going.”

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The contest will be divided into two categories: a youth category for school-age kids, and an adult category for the community.

Each participant will be asked to develop a logo and a “tag-line” that encompasses the District of Kent and its history.

“We’re looking for something that identifies the District of Kent, the themes that people think of,” Scott said.

“Whether it’s corn, whether it’s Mount Cheam, whether it’s the farming community. Something that is representative of where we live.”

The logo will be used on everything from brochures and letters to medals and commemorative t-shirts.

Participants will have until the end of March to submit their designs.

(The children’s category submissions will be administered through local schools.)

The winning logos will be chosen sometime after that — although it might not mean the end for logo designs that aren’t chosen.

“The children’s art, if it’s really great, we can use for street art, for banners celebrating the anniversary,” Kennedy said. “There’s lots of uses for them.”

People interested in the contest can pick up a form from the Agassiz Library (7140 Cheam Ave) or get more information by emailing districtofkent125@gmail.com.



grace.kennedy@ahobserver.com

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An example of the District of Kent’s logo for the 100th anniversary in 1995. (Agassiz Harrison Museum Society)

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