Column: Grasping the last bit of summer

Still lots to do around town

As I’m writing this I’m staring out onto grey, Agassiz scenery. Midweek was definitely a bit dreary around here. But my eyes are on the weekend, and I’m hoping for sun and sand to carry me and the kids through it.

If you’re like me, you’re going to be trying to squeeze the most out of the rest of this summer. Thankfully, I’m seeing lots of opportunity to do that and thought I’d share a few ideas with the rest of you wonderful parents, gracious grandparents and stressed out babysitters counting off the days until school returns.

First there’s the Abbotsford Airshow this weekend. I know it’s not local, but I’m going for the first time in 20 years and am especially looking forward to seeing the “wall of fire” descend on the airstrip. I’m also looking forward to my kids faces immediately after.

I’ll be heading off for holidays in short time, and leaving your community news in the capable hands of Brett Bonderud.

While I’m away, be sure to catch the rest of the summer events lined up.

Locally, there are a couple of Twilight Series left, every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Pioneer Park, a farmers market or two left, and music on the beach Wednesday nights in front of Muddy Waters in Harrison. And that’s just the short list.

But the finishing touch on summertime in the valley has got to be the free Movie in the Park, to be held on September 2 behind the Agassiz Fitness/Activity Centre. This year they’ll show one movie, Cars 2. Personally, I’m glad they cut down to one film showing from two, as my kids just can’t make it through two movies, and they’re getting pretty heavy to haul back to the car, asleep in my arms. Especially the teenaged one.

Enjoy the rest of your summer, drive safe and I’ll see you all soon.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Hundreds fill Chilliwack streets for Black Lives Matter march

‘Canada has a problem too,’ reads at least one protester’s sign

IHIT names homicide victim found in the Fraser Canyon this week

Police asking for tips into the suspicious death of 29-year-old Alicia Berg

Chilliwack RCMP heard gunfire en route to suspicous activity

Chilliwack man, 42, sent to hospital after shooting, RCMP have confirmed

Harrison officials carefully monitoring E.coli levels in lagoon

Levels testing unusually high for this time of year, officials say

Flock on vacation

The sun sets over Harrison and its feathered residents

Trudeau offers $14B to provinces for anti-COVID-19 efforts through rest of year

Making a difference in municipalities is a pricey proposition

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

Indigenous families say their loved ones’ deaths in custody are part of pattern

Nora Martin joins other Indigenous families in calling for a significant shift in policing

‘Alarmed’: Health critic calls for more data on COVID-19 in trucking industry

Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec said that level of detail is not being collected

UPDATED: Pair accused of ‘horrific’ assault at Vancouver’s Oppenheimer Park arrested

Police say Jason Tapp, 30, and Nicole Edwards, 33, did not show up to meet their bail supervisor this week

Kelowna Mountie who punched suspect identified, condemned by sister

‘How did he get away with this? How is this justifiable?’

PHOTOS: Anti-racism protesters gather in communities across B.C.

More protests are expected through the weekend

No charges to be laid against 22 northern B.C. pipeline protesters

Twenty-two people were arrested in February, but Crown has decided not to pursue charges

Most Read