Annual Heritage Day celebration highlights Terrace history, culture

Over 30 vendors displayed various vintage and historic items from the city’s past on Feb.17 in the Sportsplex Banquet Room.

Over 180 people came to celebrate Terrace’s rich heritage and diverse community during the city’s annual 2018 Heritage Day event on Feb. 17.

This year’s theme, hosted by the Terrace Regional Historical Society, was Heritage Stands the Test of Time.

Over 30 vendors packed into the Sportsplex Banquet Room, each with their own table explaining a different part of the city’s long history. The event began with a welcome dance from the Gitlaxdax Nisga’a Dance Group.

“It really brings you back and grounds you to those who came before us,” City Councillor Lynne Christiansen said at the showcase.

A historic cookbook titled Serving Up History in the Terrace Area, 1940 to 1970 was on sale for $20 near the front entrance and listed recipes from local families commonly made during that time period.

The Northwest Regional Aiport Terrace-Kitimat is also celebrating it’s 75th anniversary this year. The Canadian Department of National Defense built the airport in 1943 as part of the defense network against a hostile invasion.

One table, hosted by Maria Koerner from Vintage Pairings, crowdsourced information from residents in the hopes of finding more information about a vintage Skeena River teacup and saucer.

“People were really interested in helping us solve this mystery,” Koerner said over the phone. “I had people coming up to the table constantly over four hours.”

Koerner said she believes the teaware dates back to the 1950s but is working on verifying its age with the help of local residents.

Councillor Brian Downie said he is thankful for the strong relationships connecting the community in Terrace.

“This is a golden opportunity to see the commitment of people in this room to keep our history alive.” Councillor Downie said at the event.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter


Just Posted

Terrace hockey player breaks all-time points record in Major Midget League

Prospects are bright for Mason Richey, suiting up this fall with the West Kelowna Warriors

UPDATE: Cullen demands better leadership over salmon crisis

MP urges ground-level cooperation amidst grim estimates of sockeye, chinook returns

Runners get festive in Terrace St. Patricks Day Run

Nearly all decked out in green, more than 160 people ran the first Terrace St Patty’s Day Run today

Junior Rage takes fifth in Super Series

The Terrace 16U girls won five and lost one game, making an impressive comeback in their final match

Terrace daycare at the centre of debate in B.C. Legislature

MLA for Chilliwack-Kent asked if new NDP health tax would apply to daycares like Willow Creek

Ottawa proposes restricted pot labels, packages

Packaging will include red stop sign with marijuana leaf and ‘THC’

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Murder charges upgraded for B.C. man accused of killing wife and daughters

Crown approved new information on Jacob Forman’s file

Janet Austin announced as B.C.’s new lieutenant governor

Austin has served as YWCA Metro Vancouver CEO since 2003

Ex-French president Sarkozy in custody on Gadhafi claims

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was placed in custody as part of an investigation that he received millions of euros in illegal financing

Hockey pioneer Kwong dies at 94

Vernon’s Larry Kwong was the first player to break NHL colour barrier in 1948

How Facebook likes could profile voters for manipulation

Facebook suspended Cambridge Analytica, a data-analysis firm worked for Trump’s 2016 campaign

Uber suspends self-driving car tests after fatality

A woman walking outside a crosswalk in Phoenix was killed when she was hit by a self-driving car

Police divers to resume river search for missing Montreal boy

Police divers and a helicopter search the shores of the Riviere des Prairies for missing 10-year old boy Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou

Most Read