Abbotsford News Staff

A series of portraits taken last summer by Luke Pardy form an exhibition taking place throughout April at two Abbotsford locations. (Photo: Luke Pardy)

Summer portrait series on display at two Abbotsford locations

Exhibition presented by City of Abbotsford and arts council until April 30

A series of portraits taken last summer by Luke Pardy form an exhibition taking place throughout April at two Abbotsford locations. (Photo: Luke Pardy)
The Abbotsford Gogos are inviting local residents to watch a virtual concert in support of African grandmothers. The concert first airs on April 15. (Photo: Abbotsford Gogos Facebook page)

Abbotsford Gogos invite guests to virtual concert to support African grandmothers

Event first airs on April 15, featuring music, dance and storytelling

The Abbotsford Gogos are inviting local residents to watch a virtual concert in support of African grandmothers. The concert first airs on April 15. (Photo: Abbotsford Gogos Facebook page)
Photo courtesy of Abbotsford Police Department.

‘Vehicle Maintenance 101 for Teens’ to be hosted by Abbotsford Police traffic officers

Virtual meetups with Q&A period held on April 23, May 11, May 25

Photo courtesy of Abbotsford Police Department.
Stock photo from Unsplash.com

Free online workshops on ‘advance care planning’ hosted in Abbotsford

3 sessions hosted by Abbotsford Hospice Society and Association for Healthy Aging

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Abbotsford’s Handlers Equipment celebrates 30 years of business

Local business has managed to adapt and excel to the changing times

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The citizens of Abbotsford are urged to pick up garbage around their workplaces, schools, parks, trails and streets until May in celebration of Earth Day on April 22. File photo. 
Citizens of Abbotsford are urged to pick up garbage around their workplaces, schools, parks, trails and streets until May. File photo.

City of Abbotsford extends Community Clean-up Week to Community Clean-up Month for 2021

Residents encouraged to beautify their neighbourhood ahead of Earth Day on April 22

The citizens of Abbotsford are urged to pick up garbage around their workplaces, schools, parks, trails and streets until May in celebration of Earth Day on April 22. File photo. 
Citizens of Abbotsford are urged to pick up garbage around their workplaces, schools, parks, trails and streets until May. File photo.
UFV Theatre’s fourth-year Devised Theatre class presents its final project from April 8 to 10. Devised Theatre Showcase, No Strings Attached will be presented online via Zoom. (Submitted photo)

Sock puppets part of UFV Devised Theatre final project

Fourth-year students present production online from April 8 to 10

UFV Theatre’s fourth-year Devised Theatre class presents its final project from April 8 to 10. Devised Theatre Showcase, No Strings Attached will be presented online via Zoom. (Submitted photo)
Kariton Art Gallery

Abbotsford Arts Council hosts online exhibit Vibrant Femmes

Show opening April 3 features work of Dona Park and Kiranjot Kaur

Kariton Art Gallery
Zajac Ranch in Mission is one of four charities that will benefit from The Big 50/50 Lottery, which runs until April 15. (Photo by Zajac Ranch)

50/50 lottery supports 4 charities, including 2 in Fraser Valley

Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation and Zajac Ranch included in fundraiser

Zajac Ranch in Mission is one of four charities that will benefit from The Big 50/50 Lottery, which runs until April 15. (Photo by Zajac Ranch)
Mikayla Froese of Abbotsford performs in Gallery 7 Theatre’s digital production of The Little Prince on March 26 and 27. (PHOTO: Dianna Lewis Photography)

Gallery 7 Theatre presents 2 live-streamed performances of The Little Prince

Online production on March 26 and 27 is a new adaptation

Mikayla Froese of Abbotsford performs in Gallery 7 Theatre’s digital production of The Little Prince on March 26 and 27. (PHOTO: Dianna Lewis Photography)
The new Central Fraser Valley Transit operations and maintenance facility opened in December 2020 on Gladys Avenue in Abbotsford. A virtual celebration was held on March 24. (Screengrab from BC Transit video)

Virtual celebration marks opening of new transit depot in Abbotsford

Facility on Gladys Avenue currently has 35 buses in operation, with 10 more this summer

The new Central Fraser Valley Transit operations and maintenance facility opened in December 2020 on Gladys Avenue in Abbotsford. A virtual celebration was held on March 24. (Screengrab from BC Transit video)
The Ma Murray Awards will be presented April 29.

Abbotsford News reporter up for prestigious Ma Murray Award

Former News reporter Tyler Olsen nominated in environmental writing category

The Ma Murray Awards will be presented April 29.
Kalena Morton of Innovative Fitness led a virtual workout on Feb. 27 for the annual Step Up 4 Cardiac Health fundraiser for Abbotsford Regional Hospital.

Step Up 4 Cardiac Health has record year, raising more than $24K

Virtual event goes toward equipment for Abbotsford Regional Hospital

Kalena Morton of Innovative Fitness led a virtual workout on Feb. 27 for the annual Step Up 4 Cardiac Health fundraiser for Abbotsford Regional Hospital.
The Abbotsford Police Department is holding another free electronic destrucition/recycling event on Tuesday, March 23. (Photo: Abbotsford Police Department)

Abbotsford Police hold another electronic-destruction event

Public can have devices destroyed or recycled for free on Tuesday, March 23

The Abbotsford Police Department is holding another free electronic destrucition/recycling event on Tuesday, March 23. (Photo: Abbotsford Police Department)
The cast and crew of UFV Theatre’s Pariah (The Outcast) are preparing for the live-streamed Zoom production, which runs March 24 to 27.

UFV Theatre presents virtual performance of Pariah (The Outcast)

Live-streamed Zoom one-act play runs from March 24 to 27

The cast and crew of UFV Theatre’s Pariah (The Outcast) are preparing for the live-streamed Zoom production, which runs March 24 to 27.
Ariam Yetbarek is the moderator for a recorded panel conversation about racism and mental health that is being released by The Reach Gallery Museum on Friday, March 19.

The Reach hosts panel discussion on racism and Black mental health

Recorded conversation with panel of experts to be released on March 19

Ariam Yetbarek is the moderator for a recorded panel conversation about racism and mental health that is being released by The Reach Gallery Museum on Friday, March 19.
UFV writer-in-residence Lindsay Wong hosts an online reading and conversation about memoir writing on Thursday, March 18.

Memoir writers share tips during virtual UFV session

Reading and conversation with acclaimed memorists takes place March 18

UFV writer-in-residence Lindsay Wong hosts an online reading and conversation about memoir writing on Thursday, March 18.
Emako Foods in Mission is a recipient of a $10,000 Investment Readiness Program grant through the Abbotsford Community Foundation.

Three Abbotsford organizations receive $32,500 in Investment Readiness Grants

Funds awarded by community foundation to support recovery efforts

Emako Foods in Mission is a recipient of a $10,000 Investment Readiness Program grant through the Abbotsford Community Foundation.
An online fundraiser throughout February raised more than $108,000 for LIFE Recovery Association, which provides residential recovery services for women. (Lori Johnson Photography)

Online campaign raises $108K for LIFE Recovery in Abbotsford

Fundraiser replaced annual gala in support of residential recovery services for women

An online fundraiser throughout February raised more than $108,000 for LIFE Recovery Association, which provides residential recovery services for women. (Lori Johnson Photography)
Adriel Brandt is among three Abbotsford actors appearing in Theatre in the Country’s production of The Schoolmistress on March 12 and 13. (Submitted photo)

Three Abbotsford actors among cast of online production

Langley’s Theatre in the Country presents The Schoolmistress on March 12 and 13

Adriel Brandt is among three Abbotsford actors appearing in Theatre in the Country’s production of The Schoolmistress on March 12 and 13. (Submitted photo)