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MSA Pioneers Association hosts 80th anniversary banquet

Event on May 4 honours those who have lived in Abbotsford for at least 40 years

The Matsqui, Sumas, Abbotsford Pioneers Association hosts its 80th anniversary banquet on Friday, May 4 at The Rancho (35110 DeLair Rd.) in Abbotsford.

MSA pioneers are considered those who have lived in the Abbotsford area for at least 40 years and who are more than 50 years old.

This is one of Abbotsford’s oldest organizations, and the banquet, which is open to people of all ages, has been held every year since 1938.

In those early years, sell-out crowds of 400 were common.

Each year a few pioneers are recognized and honoured. A biography of their life and accomplishments is presented.

There are a number of traditions that are still in place since the first banquet. The MSA Pioneers Association name is still used, to remember the district as it was in the early years.

Doors for the banquet open at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $35 and are available at Tower Drugs on McCallum Road or by calling 604-853-2347 or 604-866-5491. Reserved tables for parties of eight are available.

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