Abbotsford News Staff

The 2021 Toys for Tots event at Abbotsford Centre included a receiving line. (Urban Fig Photography)

Toys for Tots in Abbotsford seeks sponsors to meet increased need

Annual event, held by Archway Food Bank’s Christmas Bureau, planned for Nov. 27

The 2021 Toys for Tots event at Abbotsford Centre included a receiving line. (Urban Fig Photography)
The Abbotsford Fire Fighters Association recently held its second annual Harvest Fest fundraising dinner and dance at Exhibition Park. (Photo by Mady Hart)

Abbotsford firefighters’ Harvest Fest raises $80K for Cyrus Centre

Recent dinner and dance supports programs for at-risk youth

The Abbotsford Fire Fighters Association recently held its second annual Harvest Fest fundraising dinner and dance at Exhibition Park. (Photo by Mady Hart)
The Abbotsford Hospice Society operates Holmberg House on Marshall Road. The organization is holding a three-part series on wills and estate planning starting Oct. 20.

Abbotsford Hospice offers series on wills and estate planning

Three-part seminar starts Thursday, Oct. 20 online and in person

The Abbotsford Hospice Society operates Holmberg House on Marshall Road. The organization is holding a three-part series on wills and estate planning starting Oct. 20.
Dave Reith has been named the executive director of the Abbotsford International Airshow Society. (Submitted)

Dave Reith named new Abbotsford International Airshow executive director

Reith has been involved with the airshow since 2017

Dave Reith has been named the executive director of the Abbotsford International Airshow Society. (Submitted)
The Abbotsford Community Foundation held the seventh annual Smart and Caring Golf Classic on Sept. 15 at Ledgeview Golf Club in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford Community Foundation’s golf tournament raises $120K

Money goes toward Smart and Caring Community Fund

The Abbotsford Community Foundation held the seventh annual Smart and Caring Golf Classic on Sept. 15 at Ledgeview Golf Club in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)
A new Adult Cognitive Wellness Program is set to start Oct. 4 in Abbotsford for older adults with symptoms of dementia. (File photo)

New cognitive wellness program to start in Abbotsford

Sessions begin Oct. 4 at Clearbrook Mennonite Brethren Church

A new Adult Cognitive Wellness Program is set to start Oct. 4 in Abbotsford for older adults with symptoms of dementia. (File photo)
The documentary Rails, Jails and Trolleys will be screened in Abbotsford on Saturday, Oct. 1. (Screenshot from film)

Documentary about India farmers’ protest to be screened at UFV in Abbotsford

Rails, Jails and Trolleys shown Saturday, Oct. 1 at University of the Fraser Valley

The documentary Rails, Jails and Trolleys will be screened in Abbotsford on Saturday, Oct. 1. (Screenshot from film)
Laura-Dawn Wilkin and Kyla Darby sign the agreement on behalf of Xyólheméylh, and Rod Santiago and Maria Cargnelli sign on behalf of Archway. (Submitted photo)

Fraser Valley Aboriginal Child and Family Services signs agreement with Archway in Abbotsford

Partnership will improve delivery of programs and services to Indigenous kids and families

Laura-Dawn Wilkin and Kyla Darby sign the agreement on behalf of Xyólheméylh, and Rod Santiago and Maria Cargnelli sign on behalf of Archway. (Submitted photo)
A concert for the Mennonite Historical Society takes place in Abbotsford on Oct. 2. (Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay)

Fundraiser in Abbotsford supports Mennonite Historical Society

Event on Oct. 2 at South Abbotsford MB Church features music and food

A concert for the Mennonite Historical Society takes place in Abbotsford on Oct. 2. (Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay)
An all-candidates meeting takes place Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Abbotsford Legacy Sports Centre. (Facebook photo)

All-candidates meeting in Abbotsford focuses on sports, parks, recreation and culture

Sport Abbotsford hosts session on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Legacy Sports Centre

An all-candidates meeting takes place Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Abbotsford Legacy Sports Centre. (Facebook photo)
Earl Storey, centre, is running for a seat on the Abbotsford board of education on Oct. 15, 2022. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford school board candidate says parents should have more say in schools

Earl Storey had strong support in 2018 election but not enough to win a seat

Earl Storey, centre, is running for a seat on the Abbotsford board of education on Oct. 15, 2022. (Submitted photo)
Artwork by Jaye Kovacs and Keagan Emerson was chosen for this year’s Orange Shirt Day t-shirts for the Abbotsford school district. (Submitted image)

Orange Shirt Day art contest supports young Indigenous artists in Abbotsford

Two students’ work chosen from more than 100 submissions across school district

Artwork by Jaye Kovacs and Keagan Emerson was chosen for this year’s Orange Shirt Day t-shirts for the Abbotsford school district. (Submitted image)
Lauren Sergy spoke to a full room at a women’s event in Abbotsford in September. (Urban Fig Photography)

Women’s leadership event raised funds for residential recovery program

Lauren Sergy speaks about ‘executive presence’ in fundraising luncheon

Lauren Sergy spoke to a full room at a women’s event in Abbotsford in September. (Urban Fig Photography)
The Abbotsford Warriors bantam lacrosse team recently took bronze in the B division at the provincials in Vernon. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford Warriors bantam lacrosse team wins bronze at provincials

Squad defeats Comox 9-6 at tournament in Vernon

The Abbotsford Warriors bantam lacrosse team recently took bronze in the B division at the provincials in Vernon. (Submitted photo)
The Abbotsford Canucks holding their training camp from Oct. 5 to 8 in Port Coquitlam. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford Canucks hold training camp in Port Coquitlam

Sessions to be held Oct. 5 to 8 and are open to the public

The Abbotsford Canucks holding their training camp from Oct. 5 to 8 in Port Coquitlam. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
The MEI senior boys volleyball team took gold on Saturday (Sept. 24) at the TWU Spartan Cup at the Langley Events Centre. (Submitted photo)

MEI senior boys volleyball squad claims TWU Spartan Cup

Team defeats Langley Christian in final on Saturday at Langley Events Centre

The MEI senior boys volleyball team took gold on Saturday (Sept. 24) at the TWU Spartan Cup at the Langley Events Centre. (Submitted photo)
Matsqui Institution in Abbotsford (Abbotsford News file photo)

Visits suspended at Abbotsford prison while search is conducted

Lockdown put in place Friday at Matsqui Institution

Matsqui Institution in Abbotsford (Abbotsford News file photo)
Abbotsford Christian School has a new rubberized surface made from recycled tires on its playground and short track for its middle-secondary campus. (Submitted photo)

Recycled tires provide rubberized surface at Abbotsford school playground

Abbotsford Christian School received $30,000 grant from Tire Stewardship BC

Abbotsford Christian School has a new rubberized surface made from recycled tires on its playground and short track for its middle-secondary campus. (Submitted photo)
The Fraser Valley Conservancy is holding an online sale of native plants until Sept. 25. (Submitted photo)

Fraser Valley Conservancy holds online sale of native plants

Orders must be placed by Sept. 25 for pickup in Abbotsford on Oct. 1

The Fraser Valley Conservancy is holding an online sale of native plants until Sept. 25. (Submitted photo)
The Abbotsford Association for Healthy Aging offers a few options to connect seniors with others, including the new Crafts and Chat program. (Image by Sabine van Erp from Pixabay)

New Crafts and Chat program offered for seniors in Abbotsford

Healthy Aging Association provides several opportunities for socializing

The Abbotsford Association for Healthy Aging offers a few options to connect seniors with others, including the new Crafts and Chat program. (Image by Sabine van Erp from Pixabay)
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