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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.
Members of the Khalsa Diwan Society and Nexus Church attended a joint service on April 3.

Faith twinning project holds first event

More than 150 people attended a formal twinning of faiths when Khalsa Diwan Society executives and members attended a Nexus Church service April 3 at the Legacy Building in Abbotsford Exhibition Park.

Members of the Khalsa Diwan Society and Nexus Church attended a joint service on April 3.

Vigil for sled dogs at Mill Lake Park

Abbotsford is among cities across the province and in six countries hosting a vigil on Saturday, April 23 to remember the 100 sled dogs slaughtered in Whistler a year ago.

Walk supports Kids Help Phone

A walk in support of Fraser Valley Kids Help Phone takes place Sunday, May 1 in Abbotsford.

Slice of Life: April 15-21

FUNDRAISER FOR JOSHUAJoshua House, which runs men’s licensed recovery houses in Abbotsford,…

Zareena Neger (right)

Hopping for the cause

  • Apr 13, 2011
Zareena Neger (right)
Carol Kostachuk from Maple Ridge was among demonstrators at the BC Rock and Gem Show at Ag-Rec on Friday. She showed visitors how to make glass beads by heating a glass rod with a propane torch
Carol Kostachuk from Maple Ridge was among demonstrators at the BC Rock and Gem Show at Ag-Rec on Friday. She showed visitors how to make glass beads by heating a glass rod with a propane torch

Shroud of Turin exhibit coming to Abbotsford

A replica of the Shroud of Turin will be on display as a travelling exhibit stops in Abbotsford from April 13 to 18.

  • Apr 11, 2011
Despite pelting rain

The Reach Run

  • Apr 11, 2011
Despite pelting rain

Abbotsford Food Bank needs more support

The Abbotsford Food Bank wants local residents to pitch in and help out by donating food and funds this spring.

  • Apr 11, 2011

‘Green’ award for Robert Bateman Secondary

Robert Bateman Secondary in Abbotsford is one of 10 high schools across the province named as winners in the BC Green Games contest.

Slice of Life: April 14-15

RECYCLING EVENTAbbotsford Community Services’ recycling program celebrates Earth Day with the Re-Creation…

  • Apr 8, 2011
McCall Gleason models a design by Natasha Beisel.The creation

Robert Bateman students create recycled art

There is a dress made from trash bags and pieces of a cut-up exercise ball.

McCall Gleason models a design by Natasha Beisel.The creation
Grace

Making a wish come true for Abbotsford girl

A 12-year-old Abbotsford girl would like to go to Maui, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation is hoping to grant her wish, with the support of a restaurant chain.

Grace
Pansies are an easy way to add a little colour into a dreary

Column: Prepare for spring colour in gardens

I’ve never seen a year that has stayed so cold and wet…

Pansies are an easy way to add a little colour into a dreary
During the 1920s

Many changes in the Sikh community in the 1920s

This article is part of community-wide centennial celebrations honouring the building of…

  • Apr 8, 2011
During the 1920s
A discarded balloon can be a death sentence to a wild animal.

Column: Ten ways to help wildlife

by Lorie ChortykThe BC SPCA is declaring April Wildlife Awareness month and…

  • Apr 8, 2011
A discarded balloon can be a death sentence to a wild animal.