The Canada150 Roving Exhibit tells nine historic community stories and will move around the city throughout the year. It was unveiled at Monday’s council meeting. Submitted photo

The Canada150 Roving Exhibit tells nine historic community stories and will move around the city throughout the year. It was unveiled at Monday’s council meeting. Submitted photo

Abbotsford’s Canada 150 exhibit unveiled

Exhibit tells nine stories related to city’s history.

A new exhibit that celebrates Abbotsford’s history was unveiled last Monday.

The Canada150 Roving Exhibit tells nine historic community stories, including the Abbotsford Lumber Company and Mill Lake, Gur Sikh Temple, Trethewey House, Clayburn Village, First Nations, Great Northern Railway, Mennonite Heritage, South Poplar Schoolhouse and the Abbotsford International Airport.

The exhibit will move around the city throughout the year.

To create the exhibit, the City of Abbotsford collaborated with community organizations, including The Reach Gallery Museum, MSA Museum Society, Centre for Indo Canadian Studies, Clayburn Village, Abbotsford school district, and the Mennonite Heritage Society.

The Canada150 Community Calendar showcases Canada150 community events within Abbotsford. Organizations and businesses are encouraged to submit their Canada150 event into the calendar, inviting the community to celebrate Canada150 with them.

The initiatives are funded by a $45,000 grant from the federal government’s Celebration and Commemoration Program Canada 150 Fund.

Organizations and businesses wishing to book the Canada150 Roving Exhibit to be on display at their place of business or for an event can contact econdev@abbotsford.ca and the schedule of the display can be viewed at abbotsford.ca/canada150calendar.