Abbotsford events held for Cinco de Mayo

Two dances take place to recognize this celebration of Mexican heritage and pride.

Two events are being held in Abbotsford in celebration of Cinco de Mayo (May 5).

The first is hosted by the Mexico en la Piel Cultural Society and takes place Friday, May 3 at Abbotsford Banquet Centre (33738 Laurel St.). Doors open at 5 p.m.

The Grande Fiesta Dinner Gala includes live mariachi music, Mexican folklore dancers, a Mexican dinner with Latin music, and door prizes throughout the evening.

Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door. For information and tickets, call Rita at 604-897-9767 or Ofelia at 604-615-2059.

The second celebration is on Saturday, May 4 at Jubilee Hall (7989 Bradner Rd.). Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The evening includes a buffet-style dinner with Mexican and Canadian dishes and dancing with live music by Groove n Tonic.

Tickets are $25 and are available at Wilway Lumber (28728 Fraser Hwy.) or