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Hyack Festival Association Celebrates Fraser Fest 2009!

July 19, 2009

Alex Fraser Bust on the Fraser River and the Quayside Boardwalk

Hyack, a term given the New Westminster fire department in the 1800’s which is translated from Chinook Jargon meaning ‘fast’ and ‘quick’ has now become synonymous with the May Day celebration which is held on Victoria Day weekend and is more formally known as the Hyack Festival. All of this explanation to tell you that the ‘Hyack Festival Association‘ held its annual Fraser Fest this weekend. I’ve lived here 4 years and I just finally figured it all out. Phew.

Anyway, hundreds turned out for festival booths, kids games, beer gardens, parades and a spectacular fireworks display on Saturday evening.

Festivities continue Sunday.

Just another reason why New Westminster is a great place to live!

Fraser Fest 2009

P.S. This amazing bronze bust of Alex Fraser really deserves some tender loving care. It seems he’s been painted brown sometime in the past no doubt as a cover up to some vandalous act.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 22, 2009 9:16 am

    Fraser Fest was fun. The kids had a great time! It’ll be even better next year when (hopefully) the River Market will be open for business.

  2. July 23, 2009 4:54 am

    Yes let’s hope. From the looks of it though they are not making much progress…..but I’m crossing my fingers. 🙂

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