Abbotsford News Staff

The Reach Gallery has received an award of excellence from the BC Museums Association for its children’s book about Sumas Lake. This illustration of the Barrowtown Pump is by Carrielynn Victor.

The Reach Gallery earns award for kids’ book about Sumas Lake

Abbotsford gallery receives award of excellence from BC Museums Association

The Reach Gallery has received an award of excellence from the BC Museums Association for its children’s book about Sumas Lake. This illustration of the Barrowtown Pump is by Carrielynn Victor.
Volunteers with the United Church Earth Stewards previously planted trees at Willband Creek Park in Abbotsford. A fundraising walkabout at the park takes place on Nov. 6. (Submitted photo)

Event in Abbotsford raises fund for trees in Lytton

United Church Earth Stewards holds walkabout at Willband Creek Park

Volunteers with the United Church Earth Stewards previously planted trees at Willband Creek Park in Abbotsford. A fundraising walkabout at the park takes place on Nov. 6. (Submitted photo)
Haida Queen Mist by Nan Newman is among the works that will be displayed in the virtual exhibition by the Fraser Valley Watermedia Society.

Fraser Valley Watermedia Society holds virtual fall art show

Wide variety of new paintings by local artists featured throughout November

Haida Queen Mist by Nan Newman is among the works that will be displayed in the virtual exhibition by the Fraser Valley Watermedia Society.
The Cascadia Wind Ensemble holds a concert in Abbotsford on Sunday, Nov. 7 in honour of Remembrance Day.

Cascadia Wind Ensemble holds concert in Abbotsford for Remembrance Day

Band pays tribute on Sunday, Nov. 7 to heroes from the present and past

The Cascadia Wind Ensemble holds a concert in Abbotsford on Sunday, Nov. 7 in honour of Remembrance Day.
Vijay Manuel continues in his role as chair of the Character Abbotsford Society’s board of directors. (Submitted photo)

Character Abbotsford Society names board of directors

Vijay Manuel continues as chair as board focuses on homelessness

Vijay Manuel continues in his role as chair of the Character Abbotsford Society’s board of directors. (Submitted photo)
Wreaths for the Remembrance Day service in Abbotsford can be purchased from the Royal Canadian Legion until Nov. 1. (Image by Vlad Vasnetsov from Pixabay)

Remembrance Day service in Abbotsford goes virtual for 2021

Wreaths can be purchased in advance to be placed at cenotaph by cadets

Wreaths for the Remembrance Day service in Abbotsford can be purchased from the Royal Canadian Legion until Nov. 1. (Image by Vlad Vasnetsov from Pixabay)
George Jacob has been named the new executive director of Tabor Village in Abbotsford.

New executive director named for Tabor Village in Abbotsford

George Jacob to being position at seniors’ care complex in late November

George Jacob has been named the new executive director of Tabor Village in Abbotsford.
Betty Johnston is among the recipients of Archway Community Services’ Community Builders Awards being presented on Oct. 28. (Submitted photo)

Archway Community Services presents Community Builders’ Awards in Abbotsford

Four recipients to be honoured during live-streamed event on Oct. 28

Betty Johnston is among the recipients of Archway Community Services’ Community Builders Awards being presented on Oct. 28. (Submitted photo)
Chantelle Bowles of Canuck Place (second from right) accepts a donation from Margaret Garnier of the Order of the Eastern Star and Bill McGill (left) and Deane Lewis of the Masonic Lodge. (Submitted photo)

Order of Eastern Star and Masonic Lodge donate to Canuck Place in Abbotsford

Three chapters contribute $1,650 to Dave Lede children’s hospice

Chantelle Bowles of Canuck Place (second from right) accepts a donation from Margaret Garnier of the Order of the Eastern Star and Bill McGill (left) and Deane Lewis of the Masonic Lodge. (Submitted photo)
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)