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Chinese Lunar New Year

In May 1788, the British fur trader, Captain John Meares arrived at Nootka Sound on Vancouver Island with 50 Chinese artisans who helped build a trading post. The following year, an additional 70 Chinese workers arrived to help build a fort and a schooner. With the discovery of gold in British Columbia in 1858, Chinese immigrants from San Francisco began arriving in the Fraser River Valley the following year. Later on, Barkerville, British Columbia was established as the first Chinese community in Canada.

Between 1881 and 1884, over 17,000 Chinese immigrants arrived in Canada to build the Canadian Pacific Railway, and later to maintain it. Several thousand came from the coastal areas of the United States where they had helped to build the American transcontinental railroad, but the majority arrived directly from southern China.

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Easter Egg Hunt
 Pioneer Park

Saturday, March 30th,

10:00am – 1:00pm

Register at the Agassiz Recreation Centre.


Drop into the Museum while you’re in downtown Agassiz for the Easter Egg Hunt and enjoy a delicious free hot chocolate compliments of the Agassiz- Harrison Historical Society!

A community partners event.

Open to residents of District of Kent and Harrison Hot Springs

Pre-Register at Agassiz  CRCC at



Burger & Brew

We invite you to a fun filled evening of chance, skill and indulgence! 

This annual fundraiser allows us to complete projects like our caboose, speeder and window restoration/repair projects.

A big thank you to everyone who came out last year and made this event such a big success!

Date: TBD

Time: 5:00pm

Location: Agassiz Legion

Pre-Purchase Tickets: $25.00 at the Museum


The Haunted Museum

Join us at THE HAUNTED MUSEUM for a hauntingly fun Halloween Weekend complete with spooky visual effects, amazing singing pumpkins, and ghostly apparitions!


The Museum lobby and gift shop will be set up for younger children, while the rest of the Museum will be for those older and braver souls.


Bring in your little ghosts, goblins and ghouls to visit the Museum and receive a free treat bag.

Saturday, Oct. 26th & Sunday ,Oct. 27 

5:00pm – 8:00pm

Admission is by donation.


Dicken's Christmas Tea

Celebrate the season and experience Afternoon Tea at it's finest!  Enjoy a variety of tea sandwiches, freshly baked cookies and rosettes, and scones with jam and Devonshire cream. Earl Grey tea will be served in our finest china as you are entertained with Christmas carols by the local choir.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 7th

Time: 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Location: Friendship House, 

7272 Morrow Rd, Agassiz, BC

Pre-Purchase Tickets: $30.00 per person

Tickets go on sale in October.

Purchase by December 4th


Winter Night Lights

Enjoy the magic of the Holiday's as you stroll through enchantingly lit Pioneer Park. Starting at the Aberdeen (Observer Office) wide your way through a captivating display of colours. 

The kid's are excited to go to the Museum to see Santa and receive a gift while everyone enjoys a free delicious hot chocolate. Compliments of the Agassiz- Harrison Historical Society!

Date: Saturday, Dec. 14th

Time: TBD

Location: Agassiz-Harrison Museum

This is a community partner event.

Open to residents of District of Kent and Harrison Hot Springs

Pre-Register at Agassiz  CRCC at


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