Community summer social takes place at Trethewey House in Abbotsford

Event on Saturday, Aug. 13 includes old-fashioned games, silent movies, plenty of food and more

Trethewey House Heritage Site in Abbotsford

Trethewey House Heritage Site in Abbotsford

The MSA Museum Society hosts a 1920s-themed community summer social on Saturday, Aug. 13.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Trethewey House Heritage Site (2313 Ware St.).

Food will be available on site by donation throughout the day, starting with a pancake breakfast sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Abbotsford from 9 to 11 a.m.

Hot dogs, corn and watermelon will be available for lunch between noon and 2 p.m., and a free ice cream social starts at noon.

To end the day, a pasta dinner is available by donation from 5 to 6:30 p.m., sponsored by the Old Spaghetti Factory.

Activities throughout the day include crafts and games in Joey’s Playhouse, community booths, and silent movies shown in the Carriage House.

Old-fashioned games will include Pool Noodle Croquet for kids five and under, jacks and marbles.

There will also be sack races, hoop and stick Races, a tug of war challenge, and  “pop-up” tournaments for bocce ball and croquet,

The annual Pioneer Social takes place in the Carriage House at 2 p.m., followed by a Pioneer Tea at 3 p.m. honouring local community pioneers and celebrating “DiversiTEA.”

The day will also feature Artsy Crafts with the summer student team from The Reach Gallery Museum from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Stories on the Porch at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. with Fraser Valley Regional Library staff.

After dinner, head over to the nearby Kariton Gallery for the Envision Financial Concert in the Park Series – presented by the Abbotsford Arts Council – featuring the band Rip Van Finn, starting at 7 p.m.

Visit and click on “news and events” for the full schedule for the summer social.


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