First draft of engineers from the Canadian Engineers Training Centre, Vedder Crossing, leaving for the Second World War via the CPR, in the summer of 1943. (Agassiz-Harrison Historical Society)

Wanted: your Agassiz memories

As we approach the District of Kent’s 125th year, we want to hear what you remember about our town

What do you remember about Agassiz?

Perhaps you have a childhood memory of riding your bike through Harrison Mills farmland, back when you were lucky to see a dozen cars on the road.

Maybe one of your favourite memories is of taking the Agassiz-Rosedale ferry to Chilliwack, before a bridge was even considered.

Or maybe your favourite memory isn’t one of yours at all, but rather a story your grandparents told you of what life was like in the District of Kent back in the “good ol’ days.”

In January 2020, the District of Kent turns 125 years old. To celebrate, we want to be able to share the stories that have built up our district over the last century and a quarter.

Here at the Agassiz Harrison Observer, we will be doing our part to research stories from Kent’s past and bring you interesting tidbits from all parts of the community’s history. But we also need your help.

You, the people of this district, are the ones who hold the real stories of our past. And we want to hear it directly from you.

Over the next six months, we’d love to receive letters, stories, pictures and even video of what life was like for you and your family over the last 125 years.

Whether your family arrived here in the last three years, or you’ve been here since before Kent was even a municipality, we want to hear your stories and celebrate your memories.

You can email digital copies of your letters, photos and videos to news@ahobserver.com from now until Dec. 10.

You can also drop off hard copies at the Agassiz Harrison Observer office, or mail them to us (7167 Pioneer Ave, Box 129, Agassiz, V0M 1A0).

So send us your memories! We can’t wait to read them.

-Grace Kennedy, editor



grace.kennedy@ahobserver.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Gas prices rise 8 cents a litre at some Agassiz pumps

Petroleum analyst Dan McTeague says the spike is here to stay

Second snowfall warning issued for Coquihalla Highway

Another 20 cm of snow is expected to fall by early Friday

FVRD emergency plan only ‘partially meeting’ expectations, says auditor

Regional district says they are already working on shortfalls in emergency management

High death rate at Abbotsford Regional Hospital

Abbotsford has the worst-performing large hospital in B.C. on key safety measure

Vis stresses need for unity after Conservative leader resigns

Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon MP said he was shocked by Andrew Scheer’s announcement

Agassiz’s Dickens Tea sells out for seventh year

The annual holiday event saw visitors enjoy high tea and historic talks

‘British Columbians are paying too much’: Eby directs ICBC to delay rate application

Attorney General David Eby calls for delay in order to see how two reforms play out

VIDEO: Octopus, bald eagle battle after bird ‘bites off more than it can chew’ in B.C. waters

B.C. crew films fight between the two feisty animals in Quatsino off north Vancouver Island

Couple who bought $120k banana duct-taped to wall say artwork will be ‘iconic’

Pair compared it to Warhol’s ‘Campbell’s Soup Cans,’ which was initially ‘met with mockery’

Race to replace Andrew Scheer could be a crowded one

Many familiar faces, such as Maxime Bernier, Jason Kenney, Doug Ford and Kevin O’Leary, have said no

National cold case hunters take on search for missing man last seen in B.C.

Kristofer Couture’s car was found at Chilliwack trailhead in January but there’s been no sign since

Owner surrenders dogs chained up outside among scrap metal, garbage to BC SPCA

Shepherd-breed dogs were living in ‘deplorable conditions.’

B.C. plane crash victim identified; witnesses describe ‘explosion’

He was a flight instructor, charter pilot and owned an airstrip before leaving Alberta

Most Read