Abbotsford downtown merchants jumping on the Canucks bandwagon

Merchants in Abbotsford's Historic Downtown are jumping onto the Vancouver Canucks bandwagon with both feet, and are asking shoppers to decide which businesses are showing the most spirit.

The Canucks quilt makes up the window display at Quilt Essential Fabrics.

The Canucks quilt makes up the window display at Quilt Essential Fabrics.

 

Merchants in Abbotsford’s Historic Downtown are jumping onto the Vancouver Canucks bandwagon with both feet, and are asking shoppers to decide which businesses are showing the most spirit.

Throughout downtown “Canuckified” windows are vying for the public’s attention. Post your vote for the best window on www.Facebook.com/AbbotsfordDowntown and be entered to win a $50 Abbotsford downtown gift certificate.

“Downtown Abbotsford wants to support our team and show our spirit,” said acting Abbotsford Downtown Business Association executive director Rhonda Cushnie. “A lot of the owner/operators are sincere Canuck fans, and are wearing their jerseys to work.”

One example is the window display that Quilt Essential Fabrics on Montrose Avenue is sporting. It features a one-of-a-kind handmade Canucks quilt designed and created by customer and local quilter Bonnie Borseth. Her talents have not gone unnoticed.  She has been commissioned to create another unique quilt using Canucks logos, and will incorporate a t-shirt signed by the entire NHL team. Her quilt and many other items will be available to the highest bidder in a silent auction benefitting Canucks Place.

“I don’t think I’ve every seen the historic downtown this excited about hockey, and it’s bringing people together,” said Cushnie.