Participate in this community-wide initiative to share your experiences of COVID-19 in 2020 with future generations.
Abbotsford has a rich history and The Reach maintains an archival collection of documents that tell stories about the community and the people who have lived here since the nineteenth century. Our collection allows us to learn about others who lived through trying times. For example, Margaret Hutchison Weir was a resident of Abbotsford during the Spanish flu pandemic in 1918.
Through the Pandemic Postcard Project, The Reach will continue to preserve the memories of our community during significant moments in our history.
This project is for everyone regardless of your age or background. We want to hear your unique perspective on life in Abbotsford during COVID-19.
STEP 1: PICK IT UP
Starting on Friday, July 3, pick up a postcard from The Reach Gallery Museum or Fraser Valley Regional Library ‘s Clearbrook Branch.
STEP 2: RECORD YOUR MEMORIES
Write a message or draw a picture that will remind your future self of your experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Don’t forget to include your first name and age with your submission.
STEP 3: DROP IT OFF:
There are a few ways to share your postcard with us:
We’re encouraged by the good work being done by Literacy Alberni – who started the Pandemic Postcard Project in Port Alberni, BC. Read more about their project here!