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WELCOME The neighbouring towns of Agassiz and Harrison are hard to miss with their prolific undertakings and stunning views. While anyone who passes through is unable to deny the beauty of the area and the inviting atmosphere, there’s a small town charm that is hard to ignore. The purpose of this guide is to help tourists and residents discover and rediscover the majesty of the area, as well as the many happenings that can only be found here. From the annual Agassiz Fall Fair to the Harrison Festival of the Arts to Sasquatch Days, there are more than enough community events to keep residents and passers-through satisfied. Smaller businesses and recreational activities contribute to a quality lifestyle that can be enjoyed by all. With plenty of downtown shops and an endless supply of hiking trails and outdoor recreation areas, a day out in Agassiz or Harrison Hot Springs is always a good time, regardless of what’s going on. Becoming involved in the community is easy, whether that be joining a local hiking club, volunteering with one of the non-profit organizations or learning about the area’s unique history at the AgassizHarrison Museum. However you choose to spend your time in the Agassiz Harrison area, it’s guaranteed to be a good time and a memorable experience.


FROM THE MAYOR A well-kept secret hiding within the Upper Fraser Valley, the District of Kent serves as a year-round playground for residents and visitors who like to be active, discover new interests, and explore their surroundings. With natural attractions such as the Harrison and Fraser Rivers, Green’s Mountain, and Mounts Cheam serving as picturesque borders around our sprawling rural community, we also offer a quaint town atmosphere in our downtown core. There are a variety of eating establishments, whether you are seeking a sitdown dinner for that special occasion or just having coffee with friends. Gather the family and take a self-guided tour of our area’s offering. Did you know that Agassiz is home to the first Circle Farm Tour? A celebration of past and present, this tour is a rich mix of wonderful things to see, do, smell and taste! See bison roaming the fields, watch artisan cheese making, and hand crafted pottery in motion. Our community’s rich history is showcased at the Kilby Store and Farm in Harrison Mills, as well as the Agassiz Harrison Museum, which is also home to our Visitor Information Centre. Come relax and enjoy the pace and offerings of the District of Kent.

John Van Laerhoven Mayor of the District of Kent The Village of Harrison Hot Springs is a well-known tourist destination and has the distinction of being designated as a Resort Municipality. An inviting Sasquatch greets you as you enter the Village offering an ideal photo op for our visitors. As you stroll through the community you will be amazed at its newly revitalized Esplanade Avenue, offering beautiful streetscape amenities and pedestrian friendly sidewalks. The beautiful Harrison Lake skirts the Village Centre, where folks can stroll the promenade, experience many recreational opportunities or just relax on its sandy beaches. A proud and lively community with vibrant and exciting shops, artisans and services, it strives to provide the best opportunities for all ages. Visitors can take advantage of hotels, motels or campgrounds or visit one of the many restaurants and cafes that offer an array of culinary delights. On the beachfront you will find playgrounds, water sports, picnic areas and renovated Beach Washrooms with an upper viewing deck and recreation area for those sports minded enthusiasts. Throughout the year, the Village is home to many community events that are sure to catch your eye or draw you in to participate. Plan your trip to visit or live in one of the best communities in the Fraser Valley where the air is pure, the mountains are majestic and you can feel “Naturally Refreshed”. Our community has it all!

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Mayor of the Village of Harrison Hot Springs


DAY OF DISCOVERY Each day should be lived to its fullest potential. Read on, and see how to make the most of your leisure time, right in your own backyard. A DAY OF LEISURE

Recreation is an essential part of life, and here in Agassiz, recreation is at the heart of the community. For a full schedule of leisure and recreation programs, district.kent.bc.ca or visit the Community Recreation & Cultural Centre at 6660 Pioneer Ave., Agassiz.

A DAY OF SHOPPING

Upon close inspection you’ll find that our small communities have almost everything you’ll need. Looking for the perfect gift? Harrison Village Mall is full of shops filled with unique items, or drop by one of the many small businesses that feature local foods, such as Agassiz Produce or The Back Porch.

HERITAGE 150 IN THE PARK

On select Wednesdays in July and August you’re invited to bring a lawn chair, blanket, friend and even a picnic dinner, to enjoy a concert in Pioneer Park. All performances begin at 6 p.m. and run until 8 p.m. They are free thanks to the support of sponsors. Watch The Observer for notices of upcoming performances.

A DAY OF READING

Have a free afternoon? Try getting lost in the stacks. The Agassiz Library has a complete schedule of activities throughout the year, including a summer reading club for adults and children, Storytime in the Park and an array of special presenters. As part of the Fraser Valley Regional Library system, library members enjoy the privilege of borrowing from extensive collections throughout the valley. Grab a book, an audiotape, a few new magazines or even a movie, and hunker down to enjoy a little free entertainment. For more information, visit their location at 7140 Cheam Ave., Agassiz or online at fvrl.bc.ca.

DAY AT THE BEACH

There are as many reasons to head for the Harrison Hot Springs as there are grains of sand on the beaches. When you are done there, head down Rockwell Drive, and travel along the lake’s east shoreline. Take the time to visit quiet beach fronts or rest in the soothing spray of a waterfall. Stay outdoors a little longer, with a camping trip to either Hicks Lake or Deer lake, both of which have their own picturesque views and trails systems.

A DAY OF REJUVENATION

Not every day is meant to be lived in the fast lane. Relax and take it easy today. Enjoy one of our spas or beauty salons, and take a quiet country drive on the back roads.

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DAY OF DISCOVERY DAY ON THE FARM

The Circle Farm Tour is a collective of farms around the Fraser Valley, and Agassiz and Harrison Mills play important roles. From cheeses to herbs, cows to coffee, there is something for everybody to enjoy and learn. Visit circlefarmtour.com for more info about the participants.

DAY ON TWO WHEELS

For one weekend, the roads are filled with bicycles, as the Agassiz Farms Cycle Tour heads out at Agassiz. Cyclists check in, grab a map, and make their way to locations around the District of Kent that grow, bake and cook different local food products, from blueberries to organic free-range chicken. It’s a delicious way to learn about sustainability and local farming practices. For more information, visit fraservalleycycletours.com.

A DAY WITH THE FAMILY

Nothing beats the laughter of children, and you’ll hear plenty of that around these parts. Whether you’re enjoying the water slides, a farm tour, Children’s Day at the Festival, fireworks on Canada Day, all the sights and sounds of the Agassiz Fall Fair or trekking around our many trails, it’s time well spent with the ones you love.

A DAY IN HISTORY The oldest wooden railroad station still in existence in B.C. now houses the Agassiz-Harrison Museum and Visitor Information Centre where you can see period clothing, artifacts and photos of pioneer life. Admission is free and the museum is open from May to October. The park itself is a beautiful place to take a stroll or stop for a picnic. Visit the Museum at 7011 Pioneer Avenue., Agassiz, browse agassizharrisonmuseum.org, or phone 604-796-3545.

A DAY TO CELEBRATE We may have a small town vibe the rest of the year, but the Christmas season doesn’t go unnoticed around here. From the Festival of the Trees, to the Community Carol Concert and the Community Christmas Dinner, both towns celebrate tons of holiday cheer. Agassiz is fortunate to be a stop for the CPR Holiday Train, which winds its way through six provinces and seven states near Christmas time, collecting for food banks along its journey. Get out and support the food bank, hear some great live music and have a chance to see Santa Claus, too. All the food and money collected here goes directly to the Agassiz Community Services food bank. So this year, bundle up, get down to the tracks and celebrate.

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DISCOVERING LOCAL FOLKLORE AT KILBY

The Agassiz-Harrison Museum and Visitor Information Centre’s connection to Agassiz’s past is rooted in the building’s foundation. In 1893, the centre acted as an original Canadian Pacific Rail Station. However, in the 1970s, CP started to tear down its old stations. In order to save the historic site, the Agassiz-Harrison Historical Society bought the building for $1, and the District of Kent moved the building off CP land and out to the research station.

Imagine a place where you can tiptoe back in time, learn some history, throw on a pair of gumboots and get dirty. Well, you can experience all of this, at the timeless Kilby Historic Site.

When the District took ownership of the land that is now Pioneer Park in 2003, they brought the museum to its old location for all to enjoy. The museum’s society currently owns and manages the centre, offering tourist information, CP Railway history, period clothing, photographs of pioneer life, and a gift shop featuring local artisans. Celebrating a 31st birthday this year, the site has been running strong for just over three decades, and is open to the public from the end of May until October. To learn more about the area’s unique history, or what’s happening today, visit the Museum and Visitor Info Centre at 7011 Pioneer Ave., Agassiz, call 604-796-3545, or browse agassizharrisonmuseum.org

At this unique location, guests have the choice to be as quiet as church mice, or to tromp around the yard with the friendly animals that call Kilby home. The oldest building in the District of Kent resides here, as well as the infamously haunted Manchester House Hotel. Kilby’s friendly staff and volunteers are on hand for tours or to assist visitors. Get prepared to be intrigued by plenty of local folklore and mystery. The site has several special dates planned each year, inviting the public to share in holiday memories, or the change of seasons. Camping is offered at Kilby Park, or the opportunity to enjoy a picnic lunch for the day in a picturesque setting. For more information on pricing, hours and directions, visit kilby.ca, call 604-796-9576 or drop by 215 Kilby Road, Harrison Mills, B.C.

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UNIQUE PLACES TO VISIT

CIRCLE FARM TOUR

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THE HOT SPRINGS

BRIDAL VEIL FALLS

The Agassiz-Harrison area is renowned for its farming community and a Circle Farm Tour is the best way to learn more about farming in the area. The self-guided tour includes stops at Sparkes Corn Barn, Hammersley Farms, the Muddy Waters Cafe, and much more. The Village of Harrison Hot Springs hasn’t truly been experienced until its namesake has been enjoyed. Originally used as a healing place by the Sts’ailes First Nations, the springs reach temperatures of 62 degrees. Check out the Harrison Hot Springs Public Pool as well, which sources the hot springs’ water.

AGASSIZ-HARRISON MUSEUM

Set in an 1893 Canadian Pacific Railway station, the Agassiz-Harrison Museum & Visitor Information Centre is home to photographs and stories about the area’s rich history. Find out about the railway history, while gazing at period clothing, and artifacts. The museum gift shop also sells a variety of locally made items.

Need a place to cool off on a hot summer day? The Harrison Hot Springs Water Park is a floating park that includes a number of water slides, swings, and even a teeter totter. The park is operated by Harrison Watersports, who offer Seadoo rentals, bumper boats, and more. Cascading down 60 metres and resembling a veil, Bridal Veil Falls is one of the areas most famous natural attractions. The short walk offers stunning views of the provincial park, and of course, the falls themselves. Located off of Exit 135 from Highway 1, the park is open from May to October.

KILBY HISTORIC SITE

Originally a general store that opened in 1906, the museum at the Kilby Historic Site is the perfect place to learn about the history of Harrison Mills. Be sure to check out the Kilby Restaurant and the Waterloo Farm, while at the site. Based at the conjunction of the Harrison and Fraser Rivers, the site also offers camping and access to a sandy beach.

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SPORTS AND R E C R E AT I O N

There are no excuses for sitting around inside, out here. The communities of Agassiz and Harrison offer plenty of options to be active and healthy in the great outdoors. From organized sports to hiking groups to fitness clubs, there is something for everyone to discover in this amazing community! AGASSIZ HARRISON AQUANAUTS SWIM CLUB

Swimmers of all ages practice at Ferny Coombe Pool, with meets locally and around the province. For more info contact Catherine Schwichtenberg at 604-316-0234, or visit ahaswimclub.com.

AGASSIZ SPEEDWAY

Get your engines revved and your race flags ready to go because the hottest ticket in town is an unsuspecting race track on 5045 Cemetery Rd. Check out the schedule online for race times and special events at agassizspeedway.com, or phone 604-792-FAST(3278) Order all your pet products and refill medications online, directly from us! Home delivery available! www.MyVetStore.ca/AgassizVet

COMMUNITY RECREATION & CULTURAL CENTRE

An expansion project opened up a whole new world of opportunities for fun-filled fitness activities. Tennis, pickleball, dance, bootcamps, yoga, and more are available at the Community Recreation & Cultural Centre. Visit the CRCC on 6660 Pioneer Ave., Agassiz, or call 604-796-8891 for more information.

CENTENNIAL PARK

Featuring a skate park, a playground, soccer pitches, baseball fields, and a walking trail, Centennial Park is a great place for family, friends, and sport enthusiasts to experience a little outdoor adventure. Located on 6660 Pioneer Ave., Agassiz.

HARRISON YACHT CLUB

This non-profit organization formed for the purpose of promoting safe boating on Harrison Lake. The HYC operates on land formerly occupied by the BC Forest Service and provided by the Village of Harrison Hot Springs.

HARRISON HIKERS

There is a place for every kind of hiker, or walker, in this fun and fit group. For more info on local groups and popular hikes, call Ken Burningham at 604-491-5540.

FRASER VALLEY DRAGON BOAT CLUB

Established in 2002, the Fraser Valley Dragon Boat Club’s season runs year round with their new Outrigger program, and they’re always on the hunt for new paddlers. For more info call 604-860-3550 or visit fraservalleydragonboatclub.com.

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FISHING SPORTS AND RECREATION CONT. JUST KEEP SWIMMIN’

Need to let off some steam? The Ferny Coombe Pool operates from May to September on 6820 Pioneer Ave., Agassiz. For more info call 604-796-2451.

TAKE A SWING

Grab your clubs, book the day off, and head for the greens. Try out Harrison Resort Golf Course, Sandpiper Golf Resort, or Bridal Falls Golf Course, just to name a few of the spectacular and scenic courses nearby.

WATER PLAYGROUND

Is the water calling to you? Don’t be shy. Book a parasailing or windsurfing lesson on Harrison Lake. Rent a banana boat or a Seadoo for the day, or a couple of hours, and enjoy a little action in the water. For more outdoor activities offered in Agassiz call the Agassiz Harrison Museum and Visitor Information Centre at 604-796-3545, browse agassizharrisonmuseum.org or stop by to visit in person at 7011 Pioneer Avenue., Agassiz. To experience adventure and other attractions in Harrison Hot Springs, visit tourismharrison.com.

Sport fishers are looking for the Chinook, Coho, Chum, Sockeye and Pink Salmon that migrate through our region year after year. The legendary sturgeon, the largest fresh water fish on the continent, is the main prize out here. Anyone who has reeled in one of these massive fish knows the true power they possess, and what a thrill it is to bring one on board the boat. Sturgeon fishing is catch and release only, and the fish are monitored by local guides with the help of the Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society. The possibility of catching a migrating salmon on the Fraser River is high, as it’s the main channel on their journey to spawning grounds. Meanwhile, the Harrison Lake has easy boat access for both novice and experienced fishers. Regardless if you’re a belly boater with a fly rod or looking to catch a monster, the Fraser River and Harrison Lake are waiting for you to uncover, what lies beneath.

FISHING This area is known as a sport fishing haven, with tourists coming from all over the world, to test our waters.

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June

MAY 26 HARRISON FESTIVAL SOCIETY FUNDRAISER

JUNE 18 FATHERS DAY: BLACK POWDER DAY

Agassiz Agricultural Hall harrisonfestival.com • 604-796-3664

Kilby Historic Site, Harrison Mills kilby.ca • 604-796-9576

MAY 20-21 HARRISON ARTS SHOW

JUNE 24 SLIDE INTO SUMMER

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Ferny Coombe Pool distict.kent.bc.ca • 604-796-8891

MAY 28 TEDDY BEAR PICNIC

Kilby Historic Site, Harrison Mills kilby.ca • 604-796-9576

JUNE 24-25 SASQUATCH DAYS Harrison Beach toursimharrison.com • 604-796-5581

JUNE 30 SUMMER START UP Pioneer Park district.kent.bc.ca • 604-796-5581

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EVENTS July JULY 1 CANADA DAY CELEBRATION tourismharrison.com • 604-796-5581 district.kent.bc.ca • 604-796-8891

JULY 8-16 THE 39TH ANNUAL HARRISON FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS Harrison Festival Society harrisonfestival.com • 604-796-3664

JULY 8-9 AND 14-16 HARRISON FESTIVAL ARTS MARKET

JULY 8-9 AND 14-16 HARRISON GOSPEL CHAPEL’S 19TH ANNUAL ART EXHIBIT Harrison Gospel Chapel 514 Lillooet Avenue harrisongospelchapel.com • 604-796-9500

JULY 12 CHILDREN’S DAY AT THE FESTIVAL Harrison Festival Society harrisonfestival.com • 604-796-3664

JULY 19 HERITAGE 150 IN THE PARK

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The Maybelles Pioneer Park 604-796-3545

JULY 9 FIBRE FESTIVAL AT KILBY

JULY 22 AGASSIZ FARM CYCLE TOUR

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EVENTS JULY 22 13TH ANNUAL HARRISON DRAGON BOAT REGATTA Harrison Lake harrisondragonboat.com

JULY 23 LIONS ANNUAL STREET MEET

AUGUST 6 HERITAGE DAYS

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AUGUST 13 VISITOR APPRECIATION SUMMER CARNIVAL

Pioneer Avenue, Agassiz

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JULY 23 PIRATE DAY AT KILBY

AUGUST 16 HERITAGE 150 IN THE PARK

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AUGUST 19 HARRISON LAKEFRONT CAR SHOW

AUGUST 2 HERITAGE 150 IN THE PARK 5 on a String Pioneer Park 604-796-3545

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AUGUST 25-27 PLEIN AIR PAINTING FESTIVAL Kilby Historic Site, Harrison Mills kilby.ca • 604-796-9576

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EVENTS September

SEPTEMBER 2-3 HOBIE CAT REGATTA

SEPTEMBER 2-3 BANDS ON THE BEACH

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SEPTEMBER 2-3 HARRISON COUNTRY CRAFT MARKET Harrison Festival Society harrisonfetival.com • 604-796-3664

SEPTEMBER 3 HERITAGE DAYS Kilby Historic Site, Harrison Mills kilby.ca • 604-796-9576

SEPTEMBER 10 KILBY’S AUTUMN HARVEST Kilby Historic Site, Harrison Mills kilby.ca • 604-796-9576

SEPTEMBER 15-16 AGASSIZ FALL FAIR AND CORN FESTIVAL Agassiz Fairgrounds agassizfallfair.ca • 604-796-3246

SEPTEMBER 15-16 LIONS FALL FAIR BINGO Agassiz Fairgrounds

SEPTEMBER TBA RIVERS OF PEACE ECO ARTS FESTIVAL weareaces.org • Dehila 604-615-7770

SEPTEMBER 23 TOQUE FLAMENCO Harrison Memorial Hall Harrison Festival Society harrisonfestival.com • 604-796-3664

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EVENTS November NOVEMBER 5 KOBO TOWN Harrison Memorial Hall Harrison Festival Society harrisonfestival.com • 604-796-5581

October OCTOBER 7-8 THANKSGIVING AT KILBY

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OCTOBER TBA HARRISON MILLS QUILT SHOW Harrison Mills Community Hall 604-796-9261

OCTOBER 14 KONGERO

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OCTOBER 27-28 HARRISON BEER FESTIVAL

St. Alice Centre, Harrison Hot Springs harrisonbeerfest.com • 604-796-5581

OCTOBER 29 KILBY KIDS’ HALLOWEEN PARTY Kilby Historic Site, Harrison Mills kilby.ca • 604-796-9576

NOVEMBER 8-10 ANNUAL HARRISON STURGEON CHALLENGE bcsportfishinggroup.com • 604-796-3345

NOVEMBER 18-19 FRASER VALLEY BALD EAGLE FESTIVAL Harrison Mills fraservalleybaldeaglefestival.ca 604-826-7361 kilby.ca • 604-796-9576

NOVEMBER 18 LIONS WARM UP TO CHRISTMAS Harrison Memorial Hall

NOVEMBER 25 LIONS CHRISTMAS COUNTRY CRAFT FAIR Unique, local, handcrafted gift ideas. Joey 604-796-9951

December DECEMBER TBA THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS tourismharrison.com • 604-796-5581

DECEMBER TBA DICKENS CHRISTMAS TEA agassizharrisonmuseum.org • 604-796-3545

DECEMBER 9-10 CHRISTMAS AT KILBY Kilby Historic Site, Harrison Mills kilby.ca • 604-796-9576

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REDISCOVER THE LOCAL

ARTS SCENE

Legacy Built: The Local Arts Scene For the past nine months, I have been fortunate enough to live at the Ranger Station Art Gallery as the Writer in Residence. Each year, the Kent Harrison Arts Council hosts a different professional artist. Come September, they parachute in with their studio projects, teach workshops, and quickly become a part of a lively arts scene that is welcoming and supportive. At the heart of this vibrant community are long-standing organizations that create a culture where the arts are celebrated and promoted. In May, the Monday Painters hosted their 56th Annual Art Show. In June, the Kent Harrison Arts Council celebrates its 45th anniversary and the Harrison Festival is launching its 39th Harrison Festival of the Arts this July. These are just a few of the cultural institutions that make Agassiz-Harrison such a desirable place to live. It isn’t necessary to drive to the big city to get your arts fix. The Festival’s monthly concert series and the new Cheam Vista Classical Concert Series bring top-notch music to Agassiz and Harrison. The Ranger Station Art Gallery features a new show by a local or BC artist every month. Canwest Art Gallery has a beautiful selection of pieces including some stunning large-scale watercolors by Errol Brimacombe. We even have art in the forest thanks to the clandestine efforts of local sculptor Ernie Eaves, who hung masks for years on The Spirit Trail before being found out. Legacy plays a big part in the local arts scene. Not only does the District of Kent and the Village of Harrison Hot Springs financially support our arts organizations, they also provide dedicated art spaces that act as focal points for the community. Memorial Hall is beloved by all, plus has great acoustics. And the Ranger Station Art Gallery houses both the Kent Harrison Arts Council and the Harrison Festival Society. It acts as a hub for visitors and locals wanting to connect with other art-lovers at monthly openings and workshops.

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Locals also show their support for the arts through various ways: by volunteering thousands of hours at shows and openings, buying memberships that help sustain these organizations, attending events, and through mentorship. Teachers from local schools, such as Sts’ailes Community School and Agassiz Elementary Secondary School, encourage students to enter their artwork in the annual Young at Art show that showcases local youth. Being writer in residence, I have had the opportunity to interact with many local artists and art-lovers and to share stories. This cross-genre creative exchange has nourished my own practice and allowed me to celebrate the success of others. This fall, I encouraged a new painter to enter her pieces into our small works show. She was nervous; she had never shown her art before. What a pleasure it was tell her that both paintings had sold! Another standout moment was working with local painters Greg Laxton Ekberg and Irena Erstenuk as they mounted their first solo shows. It was a big moment for both of them, and it was exhilarating to share their excitement. Whether you are interested in music, art, or writing, there is an abundance of opportunities in Agassiz-Harrison to express your creativity. The Agassiz Library has a bi-weekly Writer’s Circle on Saturday afternoons. The Monday Painters meet weekly, as does the Ukulele group. Workshops are offered year-round by visiting artists, as well as the artist in residence. Recent workshops have included using a sketchbook as a daily practice, DIY wire weaving, and poetry as play. The Harrison Festival also hosts workshops every year during the festival. Having lived in other small communities in B.C., I know firsthand how lucky we are to have a thriving local arts scene. It all starts with prioritizing the arts as an essential part of a healthy livable community. It has been an honor to live here this past year and to be a small part of an artistic legacy.

Bren Simmers

2016-2017 Writer in Residence Kent Harrison Arts Council

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