The free public Culture, Coffee & Cookies (C3) at The Reach Gallery Museum marches into fall on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 10:30am with a Tour of current Reach Exhibitions by docent Morian Perepelitza. During this tour, Perepelitza will take participants through the 2017 Fraser Valley Biennale featuring 21 artists from Hope to Langley, Nova Scotia artist Ursula Johnson’s Mi’kwite’tmn, Abbotsford’s Tara-Lynn Kozma-Perrin’s Out of the Current, and Art on Demand 3.3 GAP by young Rossland artist Sage Sidley and curator Chantelle Fawcette.
On Wednesday, October 11th at 10:30am, Bill Overy will take you along the Oregon Trail. Overy recounts his experience and the reasons why he and his wife Edna undertook the Oregon Trails. They learned along the way about the trials of one of the biggest migrations of population in North America, and will show photographs from the route.
Who else but local historian sketch artist Ernie Poignant could share with us, My Stories: 98 Years in Abbotsford? The 98 year old Poignant is set to bring his memories of being an 8 year old and watching the construction of the Mission bridge, along with other local history high points to C3 on October 18th at 10:30am.
The Reach’s Curator of Historical Collections, Kris Foulds, completes the month on October 25th at 10:30am with the important historic milestone, The Draining of Sumas Lake. What began as a strategy to manage the spring freshets that inundated Sumas Prairie annually, resulted in a plan to drain Sumas Lake completely. The drainage still ranks among the largest earth moving projects in Canada’s history, and Foulds will share the history of the project and the multiple perspectives of its lasting impact.
The free Wednesday morning C3’s will stimulate and provide learning opportunities for people of all ages in a social coffee-style setting. For more information or to pre-register for Culture, Coffee & Cookies at The Reach, 32388 Veterans Way, go online at thereach.ca/events calendar and click the link, or phone: 604 864 8087 (dial “O”).