Photo contributed Business management at the Terrace Shopping Centre invites the public to celebrate the centre’s 50th anniversary May 19. Pictured above are Sarah Pelletier, Dollar Store; Robbie Moriss, Safeway; Kim Whalan, Shoppers Drug Mart; Dick Evans, Woolworth’s manager in 1968; Tyler Sehr, TD; and Greg Woodward, Safeway.

Terrace Shopping Centre celebrates half century

Business owners making plans to mark the milestone

The Terrace Shopping Centre on Lakelse and Emerson opened its doors for business May 15, 1968.

Fifty years later, the centre’s merchants are working on plans to celebrate this milestone anniversary and thank the community for its support.

The public is invited to come out on Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to help them celebrate, starting with a barbecue, music, a history walk and more.

Organizers are asking people to bring any old pictures or stories they wish to share on anything relating to the Terrace Shopping Centre over the last 50 years.

When Terrace Shopping Centre opened on May 15, 1968, the first businesses to make their entry into the Terrace market were F.W. Woolworth, Canada Safeway, Toronto Dominion Bank, Cunningham Drug, Copp the Shoe Man and Sweet Sixteen. Other merchants who were already located in Terrace opened new stores in the centre including Erwin Jewellers and Terrace Photo Supply.

To share photos and stories of the mall in advance of the May 19 celebrations, email Yvonne Moen at

Just Posted

Illegal dumping pushes BC Conservation to the tipping point

Terrace office may bring violators to court to seek higher penalties

Eden Robinson talks Trickster Drift in Terrace

More than 160 people packed into the Art Gallery to see the award-winning author

UNBC ranks second on Maclean’s Magazine’s list

The Prince George university has regional campuses in Quesnel and Terrace

Telegraph Creek evacuees, families gather for Thanksgiving in Terrace

It’s been over two months since the residents of Telegraph Creek were… Continue reading

Secret supper clubs test appetite for cannabis-infused food ahead of legalization

Chefs are eagerly awaiting pot edibles to become legal in Canada

Koreas agree to break ground on inter-Korean railroad

The rival Koreas are holding high-level talks Monday to discuss further engagement amid a global diplomatic push to resolve the nuclear standoff with North Korea.

Flash floods kill at least 7 people in southwest France

Flash floods have left several people dead in southwest France, with roads swept away and streams become raging torrents as the equivalent of several months of rain fell overnight, authorities said Monday.

Trump to visit Florida, Georgia; search ongoing for missing

The death toll from Michael’s destructive march from Florida to Virginia stood at 17.

Canadians widely unaware of accomplishments of famous women, poll suggests

A new poll suggests Canadians have a lot to learn about the accomplishments of some of the country’s most famous women.

Temporary access allowed for residents of landslide-threatened B.C. community

The district says areas of access to the community of about 54 homes could be expanded, depending on advice from a geotechnical engineer.

Joint inspection planned for missing journalist at Saudi Consulate

Turkish officials have said they fear a Saudi hit team killed and dismembered Washington Potst reporter Jamal Khashoggi

Sears files for bankruptcy amid plunging sales, massive debt

The company started as a mail order catalogue in the 1880s

BREAKING: Prince Harry and Meghan expecting their 1st child in spring

The announcement of the pregnancy confirms weeks of speculation from royal watchers

Most Read