Abbotsford News Staff

Communitas resource development coordinator Sarah De Klein (centre) receives self-care packages from Yale leadership students Cristina Simpson and Lesina Lapa. (Submitted photo)

Yale leadership students donate self-care packages to Communitas

Abbotsford organization receives baskets filled with handwash, slippers and more

Communitas resource development coordinator Sarah De Klein (centre) receives self-care packages from Yale leadership students Cristina Simpson and Lesina Lapa. (Submitted photo)
Actress Annette Reilly leads two three-session online courses through Gallery 7 Theatre in Abbotsford.

Gallery 7 Theatre in Abbotsford hosts two online courses on acting

Three-session courses about film and TV begin Feb. 16 and March 30

Actress Annette Reilly leads two three-session online courses through Gallery 7 Theatre in Abbotsford.
Slay the Mic CEO Jam Gamble is the keynote speaker at the virtual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards on March 10.

Annual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards go virtual for 2021

Slay the Mic CEO Jam Gamble is keynote speaker for event on March 10

Slay the Mic CEO Jam Gamble is the keynote speaker at the virtual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards on March 10.
The Abbotsford Police Department has released its list of its 10 most-wanted individuals.

Abbotsford Police release list of 10 most-wanted offenders

Individuals wanted for auto theft, assault, break-and-enter and more

The Abbotsford Police Department has released its list of its 10 most-wanted individuals.
Former Abbotsford city councillor Wendy Lee died on Feb. 7 at the age of 71.

Former Abbotsford city councillor Wendy Lee dies

Lee served on council before and after amalgamation in 1995

Former Abbotsford city councillor Wendy Lee died on Feb. 7 at the age of 71.
The Abbotsford Lions Club recently donated almost $2,700 to the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation for items for Abbotsford Regional Hospital. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford Lions Club donates almost $2,700 to local hospital

Funds presented recently to Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation

The Abbotsford Lions Club recently donated almost $2,700 to the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation for items for Abbotsford Regional Hospital. (Submitted photo)
DJ Rossco is among the curators of the TURN IT UP playlists that will be available through The Reach Gallery Museum in celebration of Black History Month.

The Reach celebrates Black History throughout the month and beyond

Abbotsford gallery-museum features several activities, including virtual events

DJ Rossco is among the curators of the TURN IT UP playlists that will be available through The Reach Gallery Museum in celebration of Black History Month.
Dozens of people attended LIFE Recovery Association’s gala fundraiser in February 2020, but this year’s event has been cancelled due to the pandemic. Instead, supporters are encouraged to contribute online. (Catrina Scott Photography)

Online support replaces LIFE Recovery gala in 2021

Abbotsford organization forced to cancel annual fundraiser due to pandemic

Dozens of people attended LIFE Recovery Association’s gala fundraiser in February 2020, but this year’s event has been cancelled due to the pandemic. Instead, supporters are encouraged to contribute online. (Catrina Scott Photography)
Image by Markus Spiske from Pixabay

Online exhibit showcases work of Abbotsford Photo Arts Club

Show runs Feb. 6 to 27 on Abbotsford Arts Council website

Image by Markus Spiske from Pixabay
Sandy Phillipps has authored a new book, The Voice of Love: Hope Breaking Out of Shattered Pieces, which is available at House of James in Abbotsford.

Local author releases memoir about wellness journey

Sandy Phillipps releases The Voice of Love: Hope Breaking Out of Shattered Pieces

Sandy Phillipps has authored a new book, The Voice of Love: Hope Breaking Out of Shattered Pieces, which is available at House of James in Abbotsford.
Micah Reimer of Communitas Supportive Care Society in Abbotsford holds his business card, the back of which uses a simple mental-health tool as a reminder for people in a moment of crisis. (Communitas photo: Krista Petrie)

Abbotsford mental-health worker encourages the practice of ‘just noticing’

Concept uses all five senses during a mental-health challenge

Micah Reimer of Communitas Supportive Care Society in Abbotsford holds his business card, the back of which uses a simple mental-health tool as a reminder for people in a moment of crisis. (Communitas photo: Krista Petrie)
Retired police service dog Fritz, relaxing in one of his favourite places, the dock at Cultus Lake. Fritz was one of the first to benefit from the retired K9 program. Fritz has since since passed away. (Photo courtesy of APF)

Abbotsford Police Foundation thanks donors for support of K9 retirement program

Owners receive $1,500 for post-career expenses of retired dogs

Retired police service dog Fritz, relaxing in one of his favourite places, the dock at Cultus Lake. Fritz was one of the first to benefit from the retired K9 program. Fritz has since since passed away. (Photo courtesy of APF)
Adam Yenser is among the comedians performing during the Saving Our Jobs Virtual Comedy Festival on Feb. 14 on the Abbotsford Centre website.

Abbotsford Centre holds virtual comedy festival on Valentine’s Day

Professional comics from across Canada and U.S. participate

Adam Yenser is among the comedians performing during the Saving Our Jobs Virtual Comedy Festival on Feb. 14 on the Abbotsford Centre website.
Vince Black is among the performers in the online Winter Jam from Feb. 5 to 12. The series was filmed in various locations across Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)

Online Winter Jam highlights performers around Abbotsford

Musical series presented Feb. 5-12 by arts council and Jam in Jubilee

Vince Black is among the performers in the online Winter Jam from Feb. 5 to 12. The series was filmed in various locations across Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)
Dr. Martha Dow of University of the Fraser Valley will speak at a virtual talk on Feb. 2 as part of the ScienceTalks Abbotsford series. (Submitted photo)

ScienceTalks Abbotsford holds online sessions about recent research

Series of monthly talks features UFV researchers and scientists

Dr. Martha Dow of University of the Fraser Valley will speak at a virtual talk on Feb. 2 as part of the ScienceTalks Abbotsford series. (Submitted photo)
Dr. Lloyd Arnett leads an online workshop on play-writing through Gallery 7 Theatre in Abbotsford starting Feb. 2. (Submitted photo)

Gallery 7 Theatre in Abbotsford holds online play-writing workshop

Six-week session starts Feb. 2, covering theory and practical sides

Dr. Lloyd Arnett leads an online workshop on play-writing through Gallery 7 Theatre in Abbotsford starting Feb. 2. (Submitted photo)
The CBC TV show Dragons’ Den is now accepting applications for virtual auditions. (CBC TV photo)

Applications open for Dragons’ Den virtual auditions

Hit CBC TV show previously held in-person auditions for 11 years in Abbotsford

The CBC TV show Dragons’ Den is now accepting applications for virtual auditions. (CBC TV photo)
The Abbotsford Community Foundation has a total of $160,000 available to award in 2021 through its Agricultural Enhancement Grants Program. (Submitted photo)

Applications now being accepted by Abbotsford Community Foundation for agricultural grants

Total of $160K available for projects that support agricultural innovation

The Abbotsford Community Foundation has a total of $160,000 available to award in 2021 through its Agricultural Enhancement Grants Program. (Submitted photo)
A free online series on advance care planning is being hosted by two Abbotsford organizations on Jan. 27 and Feb. 3 and 10. (Photo by Jess Bailey on Unsplash)

Online workshop series addresses ‘advance care planning’

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

A free online series on advance care planning is being hosted by two Abbotsford organizations on Jan. 27 and Feb. 3 and 10. (Photo by Jess Bailey on Unsplash)
Vancouver/Fraser Valley CoSA holds a webinar on Jan. 26 titled Staying Safe Online.

‘Staying Safe Online’ is subject of Fraser Valley webinar

Session on Tuesday, Jan. 26 is hosted by non-profit Circles of Support and Accountability

Vancouver/Fraser Valley CoSA holds a webinar on Jan. 26 titled Staying Safe Online.