Events mark UFV’s 40th

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) continues to celebrate its 40th anniversary year

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) continues to celebrate its 40th anniversary year with several community events in September and October.

Since starting out as Fraser Valley College, holding classes in storefronts and church basements 40 years ago, UFV has grown into a multi-campus university serving more than 15,000 students annually.

On Wednesday, Sept. 17, UFV will host a ’70s-inspired party on the campus green at the Abbotsford campus on King Road. There will be a retro costume contest, live music, marketplace, kids’ zone and more! The band lineup includes Taxmen (a Beatles tribute band), Lightning Dust, and the Boom Booms. This free event runs from 3 to 8 p.m.

UFV will also mark the 40th anniversary in Mission in October by teaming up with Mission Community Services for the annual Celebration of Light, at the Clarke Theatre on Tuesday, Oct. 21, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The celebration will include food, crafts, music, dance and lively entertainment from diverse cultures. Visit the UFV photo booth.It is a free event but donations of non-perishable items for Mission Community Services Food Centre are appreciated.

Those interested in a vendor booth or table at a party can visit www.ufv.ca/40/vendor or contact Caitlin.Gleboff@ufv.ca or Auriel.Heron@ufv.ca.