Abbotsford News Staff

Calvin Dyck directs the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra as part of the Young Artists Concert on Oct. 30 at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium. (Photo: Michelle Doherty)

14 young musicians presented at concert in Abbotsford

Young Artists Concert on Oct. 30 at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium

Calvin Dyck directs the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra as part of the Young Artists Concert on Oct. 30 at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium. (Photo: Michelle Doherty)
Clarinetist Jose Franch-Ballester joins the Valley Concert Society for a live concert on Oct. 29 at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium in Abbotsford.

Valley Concert Society in Abbotsford opens season with The ‘B’ Team

Performance on Oct. 29 features works from Beethoven and Brahms

Clarinetist Jose Franch-Ballester joins the Valley Concert Society for a live concert on Oct. 29 at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium in Abbotsford.
Many of the team dressed up in costume for the recent Helping Kids Shine Charity Golf Classic at Fraserglen Golf Course in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)

Golf tournament raises $32K for Fraser Valley Child Development Centre

Helping Kids Shine event was held Sept. 23 at Fraserglen Golf Course in Abbotsford

Many of the team dressed up in costume for the recent Helping Kids Shine Charity Golf Classic at Fraserglen Golf Course in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)
Daniel Whitehead, the CEO of Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries, is the keynote speaker for a virtual event being held Oct. 28 by the Telecare Crisis and Caring Line.

Telecare Crisis and Caring Line in Abbotsford holds virtual ‘Caring Conversations’

Online event on Oct. 28 focuses on relationships and mental health

Daniel Whitehead, the CEO of Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries, is the keynote speaker for a virtual event being held Oct. 28 by the Telecare Crisis and Caring Line.
John Wiebe and Katherine Smart on Oct. 28 lead a webinar on planned giving, hosted by Communitas Supportive Care Society in Abbotsford. (Submitted photos)

Communitas in Abbotsford hosts webinar on planned giving

Session on Oct. 28 looks at will-making and ‘legacy giving’

John Wiebe and Katherine Smart on Oct. 28 lead a webinar on planned giving, hosted by Communitas Supportive Care Society in Abbotsford. (Submitted photos)
TEDx Abbotsford returns as an in-person event on Nov. 17 at University of the Fraser Valley.

TEDx Abbotsford returns to in-person event for 2021

Theme for event on Nov. 17 is ‘Resilience’ in wake of pandemic and social injustices

TEDx Abbotsford returns as an in-person event on Nov. 17 at University of the Fraser Valley.
The Abbotsford Farm Podcast will feature local discussion surrounding the Abbotsford Canucks American Hockey League franchise. (Chris Dickert logo design)

Local Abbotsford Canucks podcast launches first episode

The Abbotsford Farm Podcast set to drop weekly episodes covering the new AHL hockey team

The Abbotsford Farm Podcast will feature local discussion surrounding the Abbotsford Canucks American Hockey League franchise. (Chris Dickert logo design)
Noodlebox recently raised $27,000 (including $1,000 in Abbotsford) for the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). Pictured are (from left) Maya Russell from CMHA BC; Nita Vallillee, regional operations coach of Noodlebox Canada; Lennon Sharp, wok chef with Noodlebox Abbbotsford; Noodlebox Canada COO Jay Baker; Noodlebox Canada CEO Dustin May; and Francis Aquino, store opening coordinator of Noodlebox Canada. (Submitted photo)

Noodlebox in Abbotsford raises more than $1,000 for mental health

Location among 23 that raised a total of $27K for Canadian Mental Health Association

Noodlebox recently raised $27,000 (including $1,000 in Abbotsford) for the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). Pictured are (from left) Maya Russell from CMHA BC; Nita Vallillee, regional operations coach of Noodlebox Canada; Lennon Sharp, wok chef with Noodlebox Abbbotsford; Noodlebox Canada COO Jay Baker; Noodlebox Canada CEO Dustin May; and Francis Aquino, store opening coordinator of Noodlebox Canada. (Submitted photo)
Nominations are now being accepted for the Fraser Valley Music Awards. (Stock photo by Firmbee from Pixabay)

Nominations open for 2021 Fraser Valley Music Awards

Recording grant also available as part of this year’s awards; event planned Nov. 18

Nominations are now being accepted for the Fraser Valley Music Awards. (Stock photo by Firmbee from Pixabay)
Barney (played by Lawrence Locke) with (from left) his women Elaine (Kathryn Ferguson), Jeanette (Shayna Kerrie) and Bobbi (Kaitlyn Busswood) in Last of the Red Hot Lovers. (Photo: Jean Konda-Witte)

Fraser Valley Stage returns to live theatre in Abbotsford with two productions

Last of the Red Hot Lovers opens Oct. 13, followed by Love Letters

Barney (played by Lawrence Locke) with (from left) his women Elaine (Kathryn Ferguson), Jeanette (Shayna Kerrie) and Bobbi (Kaitlyn Busswood) in Last of the Red Hot Lovers. (Photo: Jean Konda-Witte)
The Abbotsford Community Foundation recently held its sixth annual Smart and Caring Golf Classic in Chilliwack. (Submitted photo)

Smart and Caring Golf Classic raises $80K in Abbotsford

Annual event supports Abbotsford Community Foundation’s community fund

The Abbotsford Community Foundation recently held its sixth annual Smart and Caring Golf Classic in Chilliwack. (Submitted photo)
Girls Fly Too

Girls Fly Too! event held at Abbotsford Airport

Activities included free helicopter flights for female first-time flyers

Girls Fly Too
Electric Sleep is by artists Jorden and David Doody (installation view at Vernon Public Library in 2020), whose work will be displayed at The Reach Gallery Abbotsford starting Oct. 1.

New exhibitions open at The Reach Gallery in Abbotsford

Opening event takes place Friday, Oct. 1 for new shows

Electric Sleep is by artists Jorden and David Doody (installation view at Vernon Public Library in 2020), whose work will be displayed at The Reach Gallery Abbotsford starting Oct. 1.
The production A Typical Fairytale is among those included in Gallery 7 Theatre’s virtual festival on Oct. 1 and 2.

Gallery 7 Theatre in Abbotsford presents virtual festival

Five productions live-streamed Oct. 1 and replayed on Oct. 2

The production A Typical Fairytale is among those included in Gallery 7 Theatre’s virtual festival on Oct. 1 and 2.
The annual Abbotsford Rugby Football Club’s Gobbler Tournament returns on Oct. 9. (Facebook)

Abbotsford’s Gobbler Rugby Tournament returns Oct. 9

Fundraiser to support mental health and the local rugby club

The annual Abbotsford Rugby Football Club’s Gobbler Tournament returns on Oct. 9. (Facebook)
Cutting the ribbon to open Bethesda’s new provincial office in Abbotsford on Sept. 16 are (from left) MLA Bruce Banman, MLA Pam Alexis, CEO Jody Siebert, Mayor Henry Braun, MLA Mike de Jong and MP Ed Fast. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford-based Bethesda opens new provincial office

Organization’s new space celebrated in conjunction with 50th anniversary

Cutting the ribbon to open Bethesda’s new provincial office in Abbotsford on Sept. 16 are (from left) MLA Bruce Banman, MLA Pam Alexis, CEO Jody Siebert, Mayor Henry Braun, MLA Mike de Jong and MP Ed Fast. (Submitted photo)
The names of artists whose work is featured in the Abbotsford Arts Council’s Anonymous Art Show are revealed when their paintings are sold. (Submitted file photo)

Submissions wanted for 7th annual Anonymous Art Show in Abbotsford

Seventh annual event hosted by the Abbotsford Arts Council

The names of artists whose work is featured in the Abbotsford Arts Council’s Anonymous Art Show are revealed when their paintings are sold. (Submitted file photo)
Stock photo by Unsplash.com

Three online sessions in Abbotsford focus on advanced care planning

Series starts Sept. 23, hosted by Hospice Society and Healthy Aging

Stock photo by Unsplash.com
Aird Flavelle is one of nine candidates vying for the open spot on Abbotsford council during the byelection on Sept. 25.

Abbotsford byelection 2021 candidate response: Aird Flavelle

Flavelle is one of nine candidates vying for council seat on Sept. 25

Aird Flavelle is one of nine candidates vying for the open spot on Abbotsford council during the byelection on Sept. 25.
Dan Dennill is running for a spot on Abbotsford city council in the byelection on Sept. 25.

Abbotsford byelection 2021 candidate response: Dan Dennill

Dennill is one of nine candidates vying for council seat on Sept. 25

Dan Dennill is running for a spot on Abbotsford city council in the byelection on Sept. 25.