Community

At the Archway Food Bank dental clinic, a $1,400 cheque is presented from the St. Matthew Anglican Parish. Pictured are (from left) dental technician Jina, adminstrator Christina De Mora, Rev. Art Turnbull, and Dr. Miriam Lien. (Submitted photo by Mary Lee)

Abbotsford parish donates $3,000 to food bank and Salvation Army

Funds to be shared between dental clinic and medical clinic

A life-sized cutout of Dolly Parton at the top of the Jinkerson stairs in Chilliwack, in June 2020. The Kent-Harrison Foundation granted the local Imagination Library $1,100 toward their cause – just in time for Dolly’s 77th birthday. (File Photo)

Kent-Harrison Foundation gives back to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

A $1,100 grant went to help ship more books across Fraser Valley

A dog was found abandoned on the side of the road in Mission protecting two kittens last week. Superman and Lois actor Alex Garfin shared a GoFundMe for the dog, organized by the show’s costume designer. /Web Photo

Superman’s son shares fundraiser for dog abandoned in Mission

Superman and Lois actor Alex Garfin shared a fundraiser on Instagram for dog in need of medical help

Joe Sommer has completed 190 jigsaw puzzles, all of which are on display in the basement of his Chilliwack home. Seen here are about half of the puzzles. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack man, 89, has nearly 200 completed jigsaw puzzles on display in basement

All given to him as gifts, Joe Sommer has spent 57 years doing puzzles which have now filled basement

Joe Sommer has completed 190 jigsaw puzzles, all of which are on display in the basement of his Chilliwack home. Seen here are about half of the puzzles. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Students in the LINC for Workplace classes volunteering at Mennonite Central Committee to gain workplace related English language skills. (Submitted photo)

Archway in Abbotsford helps new Canadians enter the workforce

Programs help newcomers find employment, learn English and more

Students in the LINC for Workplace classes volunteering at Mennonite Central Committee to gain workplace related English language skills. (Submitted photo)
Students from the Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts are prepping for a season of performances near and far, including a trip to New Orleans. (Revival Arts Photography)

Abbotsford student jazz ensemble prepping for busy season of performances

Fundraising gala, Abbotsford Hospice event and trip to New Orleans all on calendar for Abby Flats

Students from the Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts are prepping for a season of performances near and far, including a trip to New Orleans. (Revival Arts Photography)
Left to right: Penticton Vees Bradly Nadeau, Ryan Hopkins, Aydar Suniev and Josh Nadeau will be participating in BCHL’s 60th Anniversary Prospects game at the SOEC Friday night. The weekend All Star and Alumni games continue Saturday at the outdoor rink. (Logan Lockhart Western News)

Expect large crowds, road closure near Penticton’s outdoor rink for BCHL all-star games

Martin Street partially closed Saturday while alumni, skills and all star games take place

Left to right: Penticton Vees Bradly Nadeau, Ryan Hopkins, Aydar Suniev and Josh Nadeau will be participating in BCHL’s 60th Anniversary Prospects game at the SOEC Friday night. The weekend All Star and Alumni games continue Saturday at the outdoor rink. (Logan Lockhart Western News)
The Abbotsford News is hoping you will help us identify heroes in education who go “above and beyond.” (Image by 14995841 from Pixabay )

Help us find your Abbotsford education heroes

We’re looking for stories of people who have gone above and beyond for students

  • Jan 17, 2023
The Abbotsford News is hoping you will help us identify heroes in education who go “above and beyond.” (Image by 14995841 from Pixabay )
WildSafeBC offers its Ranger program to school-aged kids to teach them about human-wildlife conflict. Shown here is a display at Matsqui elementary in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford schools can book WildSafeBC program to learn about human-wildlife conflicts

Presentations help students to have ‘safe and respectful’ relationship with wildlife

WildSafeBC offers its Ranger program to school-aged kids to teach them about human-wildlife conflict. Shown here is a display at Matsqui elementary in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)
Members of staff place the copies of the new book by Prince Harry called “Spare” at a book store in London, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. Prince Harry’s memoir “Spare” went on sale in bookstores on Tuesday, providing a varied portrait of the Duke of Sussex and the royal family. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

QUIZ: How well do you know the royals?

Prince Harry’s book, Spare, has been attracting plenty of attention

Members of staff place the copies of the new book by Prince Harry called “Spare” at a book store in London, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. Prince Harry’s memoir “Spare” went on sale in bookstores on Tuesday, providing a varied portrait of the Duke of Sussex and the royal family. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Archway Community Services hosts a career and volunteer fair on Jan. 19. Members of Archway’s people and culture team are shown at a recent career fair. (Submitted photo)

Archway in Abbotsford hosts career and volunteer fair

Event takes place Thursday, Jan. 19 at Sevenoaks Shopping Centre

Archway Community Services hosts a career and volunteer fair on Jan. 19. Members of Archway’s people and culture team are shown at a recent career fair. (Submitted photo)
Frances Colebank of Abbotsford celebrated her 100th birthday on Jan. 6. (Submitted photo)

Frances Colebank celebrates 100th birthday in Abbotsford

Long-time resident of Aldergrove now resides at Tabor Home

Frances Colebank of Abbotsford celebrated her 100th birthday on Jan. 6. (Submitted photo)
Harrison Mooney will take part in Abbotsford’s Black Connections program first community event, which features all Black and Indigenous artists, presenters and businesses at Yale secondary school on Jan. 17. (Poster graphics)

Abbotsford’s Black Connections program hosting first community event

Music, author Harrison Mooney and more planned for Yale secondary event on Jan. 17

Harrison Mooney will take part in Abbotsford’s Black Connections program first community event, which features all Black and Indigenous artists, presenters and businesses at Yale secondary school on Jan. 17. (Poster graphics)
Members of the Crystal Gala Foundation, which fundraises to improve access to breast cancer screening in the Fraser Valley. (Submitted)

Crystal Gala Foundation makes donations to improve breast cancer screening in Chilliwack and Abbotsford

Funds from October’s gala event given to Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation for equipment

Members of the Crystal Gala Foundation, which fundraises to improve access to breast cancer screening in the Fraser Valley. (Submitted)
(From left) Trustee Preet Rai, Sgt. Kevin Murray and district principal David de Wit are the panelists for a virtual discussion on Thursday, Jan. 12 about school liaison officers in Abbotsford.

Virtual panel to discuss school liaison officers in Abbotsford

B.C. human rights commissioner has outlined concerns about program

(From left) Trustee Preet Rai, Sgt. Kevin Murray and district principal David de Wit are the panelists for a virtual discussion on Thursday, Jan. 12 about school liaison officers in Abbotsford.
This year’s Pacific Agriculture Show will be held Jan. 26 to 28 at Tradex in Abbotsford. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
This year’s Pacific Agriculture Show will be held Jan. 26 to 28 at Tradex in Abbotsford. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Karena Conrad from Metric Civil, Brad Driscoll principal of FG Leary Fine Arts Elementary, and Justin Mallard from Murray Honda with ‘We Got Your Back’ supplies for kids in need. (We Got Your Back)

VIDEO: Newly minted partnership built on ‘common passion’ to help Chilliwack kids in need

Murray Honda Chilliwack has cemented its partnership with Chilliwack Bowls of Hope Society

Karena Conrad from Metric Civil, Brad Driscoll principal of FG Leary Fine Arts Elementary, and Justin Mallard from Murray Honda with ‘We Got Your Back’ supplies for kids in need. (We Got Your Back)
The new SWIFT Program in Abbotsford addresses youth homelessness and is a collaborative effort among four agencies. Pictured are (from left) Melissa Johnson of Cyrus Centre, Abbotsford Police Const. Shane Dueck, Aaron Adrian of Cyrus Centre, social worker Brianne Harrison with the Ministry of Children and Family Development, Mayor Ross Siemens and Taylor McDonald of Cyrus Centre. (Submitted photo)

New SWIFT program addresses at-risk youth homelessness in Abbotsford

Vulnerable youth connected with support such as housing and resources

The new SWIFT Program in Abbotsford addresses youth homelessness and is a collaborative effort among four agencies. Pictured are (from left) Melissa Johnson of Cyrus Centre, Abbotsford Police Const. Shane Dueck, Aaron Adrian of Cyrus Centre, social worker Brianne Harrison with the Ministry of Children and Family Development, Mayor Ross Siemens and Taylor McDonald of Cyrus Centre. (Submitted photo)
About a dozen Harrison firefighters push the brand-new engine into the bay during a push-in ceremony held Friday, Jan. 6 (Adam Louis/Observer)
About a dozen Harrison firefighters push the brand-new engine into the bay during a push-in ceremony held Friday, Jan. 6 (Adam Louis/Observer)
The HugABull Advocacy and Rescue Society has received a $3,000 grant from the Abbotsford Community Foundation.

Abbotsford dog rescue charity receives $3,000 grant

HugABull Advocacy and Rescue Society to use money for spay and neuter services

The HugABull Advocacy and Rescue Society has received a $3,000 grant from the Abbotsford Community Foundation.