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Baljot Sekhon (left)

Student vote

  • May 5, 2011
Baljot Sekhon (left)
Amateur astronomers will be gazing into the skies all night Saturday-Sunday at Aldergrove Lake Park.

Urban Star Quest at Aldergrove Lake

Celebrate International Astronomy Day all day and night at this weekend's Urban…

Amateur astronomers will be gazing into the skies all night Saturday-Sunday at Aldergrove Lake Park.

Slice of life: Pioneers honoured

The Matsqui, Sumas, Abbotsford Pioneer Association celebrates its 73rd anniversary with a dinner and dance on Friday, May 6 at The Rancho. Pioneers being honoured are Mollie Kissock and Patricia and Jack Hougan. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 and are available only in advance at Tower Drugs and from committee members. Info: Clifton at 604-853-1508, Rosalie at 604-853-2347 or Noni at 604-853-2576.

  • May 4, 2011
Ryan Bae (right) and Jina Choi helped to create the A9 Youth Declaration

Students find their voice

The youth of Abbotsford have come together to form a single voice of reason.

  • May 3, 2011
Ryan Bae (right) and Jina Choi helped to create the A9 Youth Declaration
Kim Konias and his daughter Meegan

Another trek for diabetes: Fourth year of fundraising for Abby dad

An Abbotsford man will attempt to Conquer the Volcano to raise funds for the Canadian Diabetes Association, starting this week.

Kim Konias and his daughter Meegan

Annual dinner honours pioneers

The Matsqui, Sumas, Abbotsford Pioneer Association celebrates its 73rd anniversary with a dinner and dance on Friday, May 6 at The Rancho.

Baneet Braich from Abbotsford Middle School does her speech titled “Follow Your Dreams” on Tuesday evening in the theatre at Yale Secondary. She was crowned the district Grade 6 champion.

District public speaking winners announced

The district public speaking competition finals were held this week, with the…

Baneet Braich from Abbotsford Middle School does her speech titled “Follow Your Dreams” on Tuesday evening in the theatre at Yale Secondary. She was crowned the district Grade 6 champion.

Women of the Year nominated; awards dinner on May 11

The Business and Professional Women’s Clubs in Abbotsford and Mission are hosting the annual Myrtle Evertt Women of the Year Awards on Wednesday, May 11.

Slice of Life: April 29 to May 4

CULTURAL CELEBRATIONCornerstone Christian School hosts a cultural celebration on Friday, April 29.…

  • Apr 27, 2011
Melissa Jeffries

Abbotsford cancer survivor going bald for the cause

An Abbotsford woman is inviting others to join her in going bald April 30 at Mill Lake Park to raise money for BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH).

  • Apr 27, 2011
Melissa Jeffries
Spencer VandeVen from Abbotsford Collegiate works on a rotor and brake assembly during the Provincial Skills Canada competition at Tradex last Wednesday. Approximately 400 students took part. From Abbotsford Collegiate
Spencer VandeVen from Abbotsford Collegiate works on a rotor and brake assembly during the Provincial Skills Canada competition at Tradex last Wednesday. Approximately 400 students took part. From Abbotsford Collegiate

Food safety in focus at UFV lecture

From avian flu to mad cow disease and e-coli contamination, recent media headlines point to the sometimes fragile state of food safety and security at home and around the world.

  • Apr 21, 2011
Mayor George Peary helps unveil a work by Pat Maertz titled Summer Splendour during the opening reception for the 2011 Art Walk.  The unveiling took place at SerendipiTea on Montrose Street on Friday afternoon.

Art Walk 2011

The Abbotsford Art Walk is in full swing in historic downtown Abbotsford.

Mayor George Peary helps unveil a work by Pat Maertz titled Summer Splendour during the opening reception for the 2011 Art Walk.  The unveiling took place at SerendipiTea on Montrose Street on Friday afternoon.

Abbotsford News brings back The Intern marketing contest

The chance to win fortune, fame and bragging rights has returned with The Intern 2.

  • Apr 18, 2011
One of the upgraded bus stops which has grab bars and is designed to be more accessible.

Abbotsford bus stops upgraded

Seniors and those with disabilities can look forward to safer and more accessible transit stops in Abbotsford, thanks to a unique partnership between the City of Abbotsford, the First West Foundation, Abbotsford Community Services and Community Futures South Fraser.

One of the upgraded bus stops which has grab bars and is designed to be more accessible.

The Intern 2


The chance to win fortune, fame and bragging rights has returned with The Intern 2.

  • Apr 15, 2011

Photogenic Abbotsford

The Abbotsford News is asking local photographers to submit images for its upcoming tourism guide by Friday, April 29.

  • Apr 15, 2011

Reach requires dresses

The Reach Museum and Gallery is seeking the loan of traditional wedding clothes from the early 1970s, both mens and womens, for its wedding fashion show in conjunction with the temple centenary celebrations.

  • Apr 15, 2011
A beaded dress was featured during Passion for Fashion

Passion for Fashion

A beaded dress was featured during Passion for Fashion, an event hosted by the MSA Museum Society at Old Spaghetti Factory on Wednesday.

  • Apr 15, 2011
A beaded dress was featured during Passion for Fashion
Talia’s Closet provides dresses to graduating girls in the Abbotsford-Mission area who can’t afford the cost associated with the event.

Program provides perfect prom dresses – for free

An off-the-shoulder fuchsia dress, a black A-line strapless number, and a navy blue ballgown are just a few of the items that have been collected by Talia’s Closet – an Abbotsford program aimed at providing gowns to those who can’t meet the financial requirements of graduation.

  • Apr 13, 2011
Talia’s Closet provides dresses to graduating girls in the Abbotsford-Mission area who can’t afford the cost associated with the event.