Aldergrove is becoming more known to our neighbouring towns. We are being seen as more independent and unique with these new stores and new buildings coming or already in Aldergrove. New stores in Aldergrove, like the board and card game store coming soon, keep the geek community local and giving them a place to hang out. As well as the new book store “Books and Beans” making new and old books more accessible to everyone. Also the re-awaking of “Speedies” the local skate shop that was really popular before my time in Aldergrove.
Larger stores like Salvation Army have also made a recent addition to our small town, a thrift store that is selling old movies to clothes to kitchen utensils. The soon to be community centre with a nice pool and new rink will bring more recognition to Aldergrove and give a place to our town’s young community to hang out.
The tearing down of our old rink has made many Aldergrove citizens upset because these people have spent their childhood learning how to skate there, enjoying a class field trip to the rink or just to have fun during the Christmas break. These people feel as though their memories are being taken away. This new rink may not live up to the reputation of the community arena, but with this new wave of advancement coming, the new rink will have to make memories for itself.
Evan Bergen, Aldergrove