Traditional and new Christmas activities impress residents in Terrace, B.C. and area

Thornhill fire department trucks tour and Handel's Messiah is staged

  • Sat Dec 24th, 2016 6:00am
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Sam Kim conducts the Terrace Symphony Orchestra (TSO) and the R.E. Choir behind them at a rehearsal for Handel’s Messiah.

ONE established Thornhill and area Christmas tradition and a new arrival on the scene which could become an annual Christmas fixture in Terrace and area drew thanks from residents.

“I live in the Gossen subdivision,” said Ann Bandstra in an email sent to The Terrace Standard Dec. 21.

“Last night the Thornhill Fire Department drove by with their trucks lit up and music playing. I would like them to know how appreciated it is,” she wrote.

“We turned off our lights and music to enjoy the moment.”

Thornhill firefighters for years now have decorated their trucks with Christmas lights and equipped them with the ability to play Christmas music.

They then drive through area streets providing a mobile Christmas delight.

Meanwhile, Ann Kantakis, in another email to The Terrace Standard, wrote of the Dec. 21 performance of Handel’s Messiah at the REM Lee Theatre.

“Seven hundred fortunate people experienced an exceptional performance,” she wrote.

“Thank you to Sam Kim, the Terrace Symphony Orchestra and the new Terrace RE Choir for all the talent and many hours of work to give a presentation of this calibre here in Terrace!” Kantakis continued.

“And we all got to sing the Hallelujah Chorus – twice.”