Veritas students take turns ringing the Sacred Heart church bell after hearing that a new pope has been chosen March 12. Here’s Jory Rego taking his turn while Renzo Zanardo watches.

Community year in review: April to June

Many Terrace residents receive Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medals and one church and the air cadets celebrate milestones to name a few events

Here’s the second half of the highlights for the first half of the year in the community.

April

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medals are awarded to world renowned Tahltan/Tlingit artist Dempsey Bob, community service volunteer Joyce Gibson, Audrey Kerr and Jill MacKay of Terrace Pipes and Drums Society.

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The Happy Gang Centre kitchen gets renovated for the first time in 33 years with new cupboards, a rented dishwasher, new counters, a new and more efficient tea and coffee serving area right outside of the kitchen, installation of a tray rail system thanks in part to a $20,000 donation from local lottery millionaire Bob Erb.

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Local band Play Back, made of up of four best friends and a new guitar player, prepares to release its first CD of their original songs.

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Royal Canadian Legion Branch 13 members Mary Ann Misfeldt, Doug Misfeldt and Brian Kirkaldy receive Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medals.

May

Caledonia bands and choir win four trophies at the Worldstrides Heritage Festival in Seattle for Outstanding Band Group for the concert band, the Adjudicator’s Award for the concert band, the Program Award for the school’s total program, and the Instrumental Program award for the two bands. The three awards were gold for the concert band, gold for the jazz band and silver for the choir. And Greg van Horne won a Maestro Award trophy for his trombone solo with the jazz band as chosen by the adjudicators.

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Knox United Church celebrates 100 years with a musical, a Strawberry Tea Social drop-in, colour brochures with history of the church and bookmarks.

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Terrace Little Theatre’s Perfect Pie won several awards at the Skeena Zone Drama Festival: for Best Play, Best Ensemble, Best Director Marianne Brorup Weston, Best Actress Laura Ross, Best Supporting Actress, which was a tie between Erica Wilson and Melayna Ross, Best Costumes, Best Lights Eryn Griffith, Best Sound Tim Keenan and People’s Choice Awards for Best Actress Erica Wilson, Best Set and Best Play.

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Parkside students challenge themselves to change their habits and reach goals for a more healthy life in a 20-day challenge involving exercise, working on a healthy mind and making healthy choices.

June

Soul Professors plays its official final concert of blues, Motown and funk at cancer society fundraiser Jackstock after the band finds it difficult to stay together with 10 or more members, and really no place to play in town, except for the Northern Motor Inn.

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MEMBERS OF the 747 Terrace Air Cadets (Unicorn) Squadron combine a celebration, marking its 50 years of existence with an annual review with family and friends with an inspection, awards ceremony, speeches and a barbecue.

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Seven adult workers in a program to transition into employment or training restore the Old Pioneer Cemetery by creating a perimeter around the stones, clearing the trail behind it and cleaning the cemetery stones to show the details.

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Cpl. Patrick Hamer of the Terrace 747 Air Cadet Squadron receives a federal commendation for his role in saving two men in a fire.

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