Community

Slice of Life: March 4 to 12

FRIDAY DANCESThe Abbotsford Seniors’ Association (ASA) hosts dances every Friday from 7:30…

Shannon Torhjelm is a social work practice leader at Abbotsford and Mission hospitals.

Complex role is the focus of Social Work Week

While a stereotypical perception of social workers may be one involving intervention in child care situations, the job entails far more.

Shannon Torhjelm is a social work practice leader at Abbotsford and Mission hospitals.

BRIAN MINTER: Cold can kill; protect your outside plants

The last thing gardeners on the West Coast need now is a severe cold spell … but according to Environment Canada, that’s exactly what’s happening.

  • Mar 2, 2011

Mobile phone website will track transit

Wondering where your next bus actually is, rather than where it’s supposed to be? Well, now there’s an app for that.

Bateman Secondary in running for ‘green’ prize

Robert Bateman Secondary in Abbotsford is among schools in the running for a $500 prize as part of Science World’s BC Green Games’ third annual Viewers’ Choice Awards.

Abbotsford Corrections official Terry Hackett has recently returned form a year working at Afghanistan’s Sarposa Prison.

Abbotsford Corrections official back from a year in Afghanistan

Terry Hackett was in the warden’s office speaking with a man near the front gate of Sarposa Prison in Afghanistan’s Kandahar city, when the suicide bomber struck.

Abbotsford Corrections official Terry Hackett has recently returned form a year working at Afghanistan’s Sarposa Prison.
Rheena Guerin

Spirit of youth

  • Mar 1, 2011
Rheena Guerin
Ashley Williams of Clearbrook Kiwanis returns a ball during a weekend fundraising tournament.

Kiwanis community volleyball tourney a good SIGN

The Kiwanis Key Club staged a community volleyball tournament at Robert Bateman Secondary School on the weekend to raise money for SIGN (Surgical Implant Generation Network).

  • Feb 28, 2011
Ashley Williams of Clearbrook Kiwanis returns a ball during a weekend fundraising tournament.

Abbotsford Youth Commission launches free sports program

The Abbotsford Youth Commission (AYC) has launched a free multi-sport drop-in program for kids in Grades 7 and 8.

  • Feb 28, 2011

First intercultural hub in Abbotsford is launched

The first intercultural hub in Abbotsford was launched on Wednesday afternoon at the Matsqui Recreation Centre.

  • Feb 25, 2011
Barb Giraud prepares another of her fund-raising banana loaves.

Banana loaves help to build orphanage

Barb Giraud spends countless hours every week baking dozens of banana loaves. It’s all for a project called Jaaja Barb’s House of Angels.

Barb Giraud prepares another of her fund-raising banana loaves.
Linda Anderson displays some of the dresses she has collected.

Project provides prom dresses for girls in need

Linda Anderson knows graduation can be a huge expense for families.
There are event tickets, pictures and formal wear. A prom dress can cost upwards of $200.

Linda Anderson displays some of the dresses she has collected.

Medical pioneer visits to discuss harm reduction bylaw

The Positive Living Fraser Valley Society hosts Dr. Julio Montaner next month to discuss growing concerns about HIV prevention and treatment in the region.

  • Feb 25, 2011

Forty walkers a day in AESC program

An average of 40 walkers a day are taking advantage of the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre’s new walking program.

  • Feb 25, 2011

Bowl for Kids Sake supports ‘Big’ organization

Local businesses and residents are being urged to help kids who have “pinned their hopes” on a mentoring relationship, by taking part in Bowl for Kids Sake 2011 – the most important fundraising event of the year for Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies in the Fraser Valley.

  • Feb 24, 2011

LORIE CHORTYK: It’s hip to be snipped

Did you know that in just seven years, one unspayed cat and her offspring can produce more than 450,000 cats? For dogs, that number is 4,000 and one unspayed female rabbit and her offspring can produce 95 billion rabbits in that same period.

  • Feb 24, 2011
Filomena Nalewajek

Luxury home sale proceeds donated to Canuck Place Abbotsford

The proceeds from the sale of a luxury home in Eagle Estates will be donated to benefit the Canuck Place Children’s Hospice in Abbotsford.

  • Feb 23, 2011
Filomena Nalewajek
Grade 6 student Kathleen Lepine helps put up some of the 645 anti-bulliying squares at William A. Fraser Middle School on Wednesday afternoon. Each student at the school made a square with a message.  Lepine joined thousands of people across Canada who were dressed for Pink Shirt Day

Thinkink pink

  • Feb 23, 2011
Grade 6 student Kathleen Lepine helps put up some of the 645 anti-bulliying squares at William A. Fraser Middle School on Wednesday afternoon. Each student at the school made a square with a message.  Lepine joined thousands of people across Canada who were dressed for Pink Shirt Day

Slice of Life: Feb. 25-March 4

LIBRARY FRIENDSFriends of the Abbotsford Libraries hold their annual book sale at…

  • Feb 23, 2011

Egypt revolution focus of UFV lecture

The world watched over the past month as a modern revolution took place in an ancient nation.

  • Feb 21, 2011