COMMUNITY historian Yvonne Moen poses with a Canada 150 wall hanging. The commercially available hanging then had a border sewn by Alie Toop who also provided a backing. Several were produced to be displayed around town

Heritage Day highlights country and local area

Heritage Day is coming up and Terrace B.C. is making it a celebration about what it means to be Canadian for the country’s 150th birthday.

Heritage Day celebrates what it means to be Canadian for the country’s 150th birthday.

The theme is Canada 150 – Celebrating Canada and Canadians and Norma Kerby, member of Terrace Regional Historical Society Planning Committee, says the society works with the Heritage Week theme chosen by the province.

“This year is the Canada 150 celebration and the theme of our Heritage Day celebration on February 25 is ‘what it means to be a Canadian,’” says Kerby.

“Our displays will represent a broad cross-section of the area, people, history, and economic activities around Terrace,” says Kerby. It includes displays by the Kitselas and Kitsumkalum communities, Heritage Park Museum, Rosswood, UNBC, the City of Terrace, Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine, RCMP, Cadets, Girl Guides, Kinettes, George Little House, Eby’s Landing, 100 Years Celebrations.

There will be displays with themes of agriculture, mining, logging, and forestry, plus a number of families and groups who will display their histories of being Canadians.

She adds that traditional music and refreshments will be provided and it’s hoped to have the Skeena-Bulkley Valley NDP MP Nathan Cullen, Skeena NDP MLA Robin Austin, mayor Carol Leclerc and city councillors join in the celebration.

“We have always considered Heritage Day as an opportunity to bring the community together to celebrate our diversity, our community spirit, and our love of history,” says Kerby.

In past years, Heritage Day celebrations have ranged from family treasures to the heritage of spiritual places, historical fashions, trapping, the history of sports, Terrace’s downtown, and many other themes which celebrated the unique and fascinating history in this region, she adds.

She says it’s an opportunity for people, especially seniors and elders, to meet up and talk. Heritage Day invites the public to celebrate from 1-4 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Terrace Sportsplex banquet room. Opening ceremonies start at 1:30 p.m.

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