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VIDEO: Abbotsford Agrifair returns as in-person event

Event runs July 30 to Aug. 1 with theme Driving to Entertain You

The third annual Mopar Car Show on July 25 at Abbotsford Chrysler raised more than $4,000 for the Salvation Army’s Pantry34 Program. (Submitted photo)

Car show in Abbotsford raises more than $4,000 for Salvation Army

Funds support Pantry34 Program to provide food in local schools

Karl Jensen (left) of the Kelson Group maintenance team and Delair Court building managers Victoria and Ken Hatton display the 537 pounds of food that residents collected in a recent food drive. (Submitted photo)

Victims of Abbotsford apartment fire collect 537 pounds of food

Delair Court residents participate in fifth annual Kelson Group food drive

Rachel Kenney of Robert Bateman Secondary was among the students who received scholarships and bursaries this year from the Abbotsford Community Foundation. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford Community Foundation awards $360K in scholarships and bursaries

302 graduating students receive 365 awards for post-secondary education

Rachel Kenney of Robert Bateman Secondary was among the students who received scholarships and bursaries this year from the Abbotsford Community Foundation. (Submitted photo)
Melanie Mark (left), Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport, and Abbotsford-Mission MLA Pam Alexis (right) toured The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford on Tuesday, July 27. (Submitted photo)

Culture minister and Abbotsford-Mission MLA tour The Reach Gallery

Melanie Mark and Pam Alexis visit Abbotsford facility to celebrate funding

Melanie Mark (left), Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport, and Abbotsford-Mission MLA Pam Alexis (right) toured The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford on Tuesday, July 27. (Submitted photo)
ShredMasters and ValleyRecycling will close their doors at the end of July. (Communitas photo: Veronica Harms)

Communitas in Abbotsford announces closure of Enterprises job program

Changes in technology for shredding and recycling services lead to reduced manual labour

ShredMasters and ValleyRecycling will close their doors at the end of July. (Communitas photo: Veronica Harms)
John Erickson noted that the forest fuels are exceptionally dry this year. (John Erickson/Special to the News)
John Erickson noted that the forest fuels are exceptionally dry this year. (John Erickson/Special to the News)
The skies above Osoyoos are thick with smoke from the nearby Nk’Mip Creek wildfire. (Twila Amato /Black Press Media)

Smoke from B.C. wildfires creating issues for those with respiratory illnesses

The wildfire smoke has made it difficult to be outside for some

The skies above Osoyoos are thick with smoke from the nearby Nk’Mip Creek wildfire. (Twila Amato /Black Press Media)
The Sikh Motorcycle Club of BC is participating in a national ride on July 31 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin. (Facebook photo)

Sikh Motorcycle Club holds ride to commemorate 100 years of insulin

B.C. event on July 31 travels from Abbotsford to Surrey as part of national ride

The Sikh Motorcycle Club of BC is participating in a national ride on July 31 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin. (Facebook photo)
A fleet of supercars filled a quiet Langley City street to visit Langley City teen Alyssa Anderson on Sunday, July 25, as part of the Drive Project. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Cool cars provide some automotive magic for B.C. teen

Driven Project brought fleet of supercars to quiet street

A fleet of supercars filled a quiet Langley City street to visit Langley City teen Alyssa Anderson on Sunday, July 25, as part of the Drive Project. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
About 80 motorcyclists took part in the annual Ride into History which made a stop at Gwynne Vaughan Park in Chilliwack on Saturday, July 24, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Ride into History fundraiser rolls through Fraser Valley

Group of 80 motorcyclists makes stop in Chilliwack while raising money for two charities

About 80 motorcyclists took part in the annual Ride into History which made a stop at Gwynne Vaughan Park in Chilliwack on Saturday, July 24, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Atendees of the 2016 Dario Jam watch as a skateboarder jumps some stairs at the South Surrey skate park. This year’s event is set for Aug. 28. (File photo)

Skateboarding, BMX event aims to honour memory of slain South Surrey teen

Dario Jam, named for Dario Bartoli, scheduled for Aug. 28 at South Surrey skate park

Atendees of the 2016 Dario Jam watch as a skateboarder jumps some stairs at the South Surrey skate park. This year’s event is set for Aug. 28. (File photo)
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New slo-pitch tournament to support Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation’s work

Health Care Heroes Slo-Pitch Tournament planned for Abbotsford in September

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This year's Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation fundraising event will be hosted in Harrison Hot Springs, and will have a high-end casino theme. For more information, please visit www.fvhcf.ca. (Submitted by FVHCF)

Hospital care, shaken, not stirred is the theme for this year’s FVHCF fundraising event

Event raises funds for vital equipment, programs for communities in the Eastern Fraser Valley

This year's Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation fundraising event will be hosted in Harrison Hot Springs, and will have a high-end casino theme. For more information, please visit www.fvhcf.ca. (Submitted by FVHCF)
Jacob (not his real name) holds a painting of a CN locomotive. His mentor, Rob, painted the image and gave it to him as a gift. The locomotive depicted is a GE AC4400CW, the same model that Jacob operated while working for CN. (PHOTO: M2/W2 Association)

Offender reintegration program in Abbotsford receives $20K grant

No One Leaves Alone connects people on parole with volunteer mentors

Jacob (not his real name) holds a painting of a CN locomotive. His mentor, Rob, painted the image and gave it to him as a gift. The locomotive depicted is a GE AC4400CW, the same model that Jacob operated while working for CN. (PHOTO: M2/W2 Association)
Archway Community Services’ Bulk Buy Collective provides pre-made orders of produce filled with up to 12 varieties of fruits and vegetables monthly for a flat rate of $14. (Submitted photo)

Archway Community Services in Abbotsford receives $198K grant for food hub

Funding from United Way will help improve food security for local residents

Archway Community Services’ Bulk Buy Collective provides pre-made orders of produce filled with up to 12 varieties of fruits and vegetables monthly for a flat rate of $14. (Submitted photo)
Visitors take in the bright colours of the Cultus Lake Flower Fest on opening day Saturday, July 17, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: ‘It’s a peaceful environment,’ says owner of Cultus Lake Flower Fest

Lavender, lawn games and goats added to this year’s colourful floral festival in Chilliwack area

Visitors take in the bright colours of the Cultus Lake Flower Fest on opening day Saturday, July 17, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
On Monday, July 19, a group of cyclists will set out from Abbotsford on a 65-day ride across Canada to raise awareness and funds for 65 life-giving wells in Africa, in partnership with Langley-based Global Aid Network (GAiN). Seen here is the 2014 ride. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: ‘Young-at-heart, old guys’ to cycle across Canada to fund wells in Africa

65-day ride in support of Langley-based Global Aid Network campaign for clean water

On Monday, July 19, a group of cyclists will set out from Abbotsford on a 65-day ride across Canada to raise awareness and funds for 65 life-giving wells in Africa, in partnership with Langley-based Global Aid Network (GAiN). Seen here is the 2014 ride. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Canadian Forces’ Snowbirds pose for a photo after arriving in Vancouver on July 15, 2021. (Contributed photo)

Snowbirds to fly over Lower Mainland today

Late Capt. Jennifer Casey ‘definitely shining a light on this’

The Canadian Forces’ Snowbirds pose for a photo after arriving in Vancouver on July 15, 2021. (Contributed photo)
Recipients of the 2019 Community Builders’ Awards with staff from Archway Community Services. The awards return for 2021, with an event planned in October. (Photo: Dale Klippenstein)

Nominations open for 2021 Community Builders’ Awards in Abbotsford

Archway Community Services to honour those who make a difference

Recipients of the 2019 Community Builders’ Awards with staff from Archway Community Services. The awards return for 2021, with an event planned in October. (Photo: Dale Klippenstein)