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A fundraising auction at McClary Stockyards in Abbotsford is one of three such annual events for the Foodgrains Bank.

Auction raises $115,000 for Sudan relief efforts

The recent Make a Difference Sale in Abbotsford raised more than $115,000 for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.

A fundraising auction at McClary Stockyards in Abbotsford is one of three such annual events for the Foodgrains Bank.

Slice of Life: April 7 to 13

FLOWER SHOWThe 83rd annual Bradner Flower Show starts Friday, April 8 and…

  • Apr 6, 2011

SPCA salutes volunteers

They are the unsung heroes of homeless and abused animals in B.C. – the 4,000 volunteers who help the B.C. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) care for nearly 34,000 animals in need every year.

Abbotsford will host to the 35th Annual Elder Gathering

Bringing people together

Abbotsford will host to the 35th Annual Elder Gathering, scheduled for July…

Abbotsford will host to the 35th Annual Elder Gathering
Roxy Mandziak from Correctional Service of Canada samples veggie kabobs from Maghan Larsen during the recent United Way Spirit Awards.

United Way presents annual Spirit Awards

The United Way of the Fraser Valley announced the recipients of its annual Spirit Awards during a reception on March 30 at Garden Park Tower in Abbotsford.

Roxy Mandziak from Correctional Service of Canada samples veggie kabobs from Maghan Larsen during the recent United Way Spirit Awards.
Ten-year-old Kaitlyn Reist is looking to raise funds to help send herself and other kids to summer camp.

Girl raises funds for summer camp

Ten-year-old Kaitlyn Reist loves summer camp.

Ten-year-old Kaitlyn Reist is looking to raise funds to help send herself and other kids to summer camp.

Call to Action for youth

The Abbotsford Youth Commission commemorates the National Victims of Crime Awareness Week (April 10 to 16) with a Call to Action event on Friday, April 15.

COLUMN: Facebook: Friend or foe?

by Kirsten TongeYou have likely read about, heard of or even personally…

  • Apr 1, 2011

Bradner Flower Show begins April 8

The 83rd annual Bradner Flower Show takes place in Abbotsford from April 8 to 10.

Jonathan Field

Horseman rides to ‘rescue’ of BlackBerry

Abbotsford horseman Jonathan Field was recently featured in two BlackBerry commercials as…

Jonathan Field
Sabrina Breitenmoser (right) with a model in her fashion design.

Fashion forward: UFV student wins at Montreal Fashion Week

A University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) student has been turning heads on the runway.

Sabrina Breitenmoser (right) with a model in her fashion design.

Slice of Life: April 1 to 18

SENIORS' CLINICThe Seniors’ Clinic at Abbotsford Regional Hospital holds a series of…

Nominations wanted for UFV distinguished alumni award

That teacher helping your kid to shine; the nurse who was by your side in emergency; the accountant who finds deductions at tax time; the social worker who helped your neighbour; the childcare worker who’s with your kids all day – University of the Fraser Valley alumni are everywhere.

Alumni who are now playing key roles in our communities are both the UFV’s greatest product and greatest ambassadors.

Heat goalie Leland Irving battled cancer at seven years old. He’s been cancer-free for 13 years.

Balding for a cause

The Abbotsford Heat are trading in their skates for razors.

Heat goalie Leland Irving battled cancer at seven years old. He’s been cancer-free for 13 years.
Infants at Baby Watoto are cared for by volunteers from around the world

Saving the helpless

Take out your cell phone and hold it in your hands.

It weighs about 500 grams – the same as a premature or malnourished infant at the Baby Watoto care facility in Uganda, Africa.

  • Mar 25, 2011
Infants at Baby Watoto are cared for by volunteers from around the world

Stop human trafficking

The exploitation of human beings, including underage youth, for financial gain is one of the more unseemly realities in modern life.

The Child and Youth Care program at the University of the Fraser Valley will be shedding some light on the issue on Monday, March 28, when it presents a forum on human trafficking. There will be expert speakers, as well as a screening of a DVD filmed in the Vancouver area, concerning the issue.

Epilepsy awareness

In recognition of March being epilepsy awareness month, Saturday, March 26 is Purple Day for Epilepsy.

Locals in eastern Kenya work together to build a sand dam. Once completed and matured

The gift of water: Sand dam builder visits Abbotsford

When Joshua Mukusya was a child, he promised his mother he would provide the family with water – his duty as the first born.

But in his village of Kola in eastern Kenya, Mukusya had to walk eight kilometres to the closest water source and carry it back on his head – all in 45-degree heat.

  • Mar 23, 2011
Locals in eastern Kenya work together to build a sand dam. Once completed and matured

MINTER: Plant strawberries now

It’s hard to imagine a June garden without the mouth-watering flavour of…

  • Mar 19, 2011

Forum unites youth and community leaders

A forum in Abbotsford in May will bring together youth and community leaders to share ideas and concerns about local issues.