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Volunteers Jared and Judy at the Archway Community Services gift-wrapping booth at Sevenoaks Shopping Centre in 2021. (Submitted photo)

Gift-wrapping service in Abbotsford supports Archway programs

Service available by donation until Dec. 24 at Sevenoaks Shopping Centre

Volunteers Jared and Judy at the Archway Community Services gift-wrapping booth at Sevenoaks Shopping Centre in 2021. (Submitted photo)
The lighting of the downtown Christmas tree was celebrated Saturday during the annual Winter Jubilee at the corner of Essendene Avenue and West Railway Street. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

PHOTOS: Winter Jubilee in Abbotsford celebrates tree lighting

Event on Saturday included Santa and Mrs. Clause, live entertainment and more

The lighting of the downtown Christmas tree was celebrated Saturday during the annual Winter Jubilee at the corner of Essendene Avenue and West Railway Street. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Do you know when the Slinky was first created? (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: How much do you know about toys and games?

This is the season when new games and toys capture the attention of young and old alike

Do you know when the Slinky was first created? (Pixabay.com)
This house at 9365 Edward St. in Chilliwack was completely covered in lights in 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Help make Lower Mainland brighter by adding favourite Christmas lights displays to map

Anyone can add Christmassy homes, decorated public spaces to Black Press Media’s holiday lights map

This house at 9365 Edward St. in Chilliwack was completely covered in lights in 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
High school students from across the province attended this year’s iteration of AbbyMUN at Abbotsford Senior Secondary School on Nov. 19. (Submitted photo)

High school students from across B.C. visit Abbotsford for debate and diplomacy

AbbyMUN provides opportunity for students to debate relevant global issues

  • Dec 2, 2022
High school students from across the province attended this year’s iteration of AbbyMUN at Abbotsford Senior Secondary School on Nov. 19. (Submitted photo)
A look back at the early days of Do Some Good when the team was first forming. Photo courtesy Do Some Good

Do Some Good Receives National Award for Social Impact

B Corp and tech-for-good platform Do Some Good is being recognized on…

  • Dec 2, 2022
A look back at the early days of Do Some Good when the team was first forming. Photo courtesy Do Some Good
The Abbotsford Hospice Society operates Holmberg House on Marshall Road. (Submitted photo)

Holmberg House hospice in Abbotsford needs 6 new couches

Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation raising $36K for new furniture

The Abbotsford Hospice Society operates Holmberg House on Marshall Road. (Submitted photo)
Werner Karsten shows one of the two turtlepod prototypes he brought with him for display at the Walk With Me event in Courtenay, on Nov. 26. The insulated, mobile  pods are intended to provide safe shelter for those experiencing homelessness. Photo by Terry Farrell
Werner Karsten shows one of the two turtlepod prototypes he brought with him for display at the Walk With Me event in Courtenay, on Nov. 26. The insulated, mobile  pods are intended to provide safe shelter for those experiencing homelessness. Photo by Terry Farrell
33687 Marshall Road, Abbotsford

2022 Christmas light displays in Abbotsford and Mission

Local homes in both communities are all lit up for the holidays

33687 Marshall Road, Abbotsford
Areni Kelleppan has been named the new executive director of the Abbotsford Community Foundation.

Abbotsford Community Foundation names new executive director

Areni Kelleppan replaces retiring Wendy Neufeld starting Jan. 2

Areni Kelleppan has been named the new executive director of the Abbotsford Community Foundation.
The pile of donated gifts grew throughout the Toys for Tots event on Sunday at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre in Abbotsford. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Toys for Tots in Abbotsford collects 2,000 toys and $10K in cash

Annual event supports the Archway Food Bank’s Christmas Bureau

The pile of donated gifts grew throughout the Toys for Tots event on Sunday at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre in Abbotsford. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Mike McKinlay and Isabelle Groc won an award in 2018 for their documentary Toad People at the Wildscreen Panda Awards. University of the Fraser Valley’s Wildlife Protection Club hosts a screening of the film on Nov. 30. (Jakob Dulisse)

UFV Wildlife Protection Club hosts film screening in Abbotsford

Club holds free showing on Nov. 30 of documentary Toad People

Mike McKinlay and Isabelle Groc won an award in 2018 for their documentary Toad People at the Wildscreen Panda Awards. University of the Fraser Valley’s Wildlife Protection Club hosts a screening of the film on Nov. 30. (Jakob Dulisse)
Canada’s Scott Kennedy, left, and El Salvador’s Nelson Bonilla compete for the ball during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at Cuscatlan stadium in San Salvador, El Salvador, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about world cup soccer?

Soccer is enjoyed around the world and is played by people of all ages

Canada’s Scott Kennedy, left, and El Salvador’s Nelson Bonilla compete for the ball during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at Cuscatlan stadium in San Salvador, El Salvador, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
“Carol” is a 1965 Chevy Biscayne police cruiser that has been restored by the Abbotsford Police Department. A toy drive, called Carol for Kids, runs until Dec. 3. (APD photo)

Abbotsford Police Department holds Carol for Kids toy drive

Event collects gifts for Archway Community Services’ Christmas Bureau

“Carol” is a 1965 Chevy Biscayne police cruiser that has been restored by the Abbotsford Police Department. A toy drive, called Carol for Kids, runs until Dec. 3. (APD photo)
This home at 34314 Woodbine Crescent in Abbotsford was all lit up for the holidays in 2021.

Let us know about your Christmas light displays

2022 holiday list to be shared online and in print

This home at 34314 Woodbine Crescent in Abbotsford was all lit up for the holidays in 2021.
Archway Community Services staff member Vicki is surrounded by the toy donations that were dropped off at the 2021 Toys for Tots event at Abbotsford Centre. This year’s event moves back to the Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre. (Submitted photo)

10th annual Toys for Tots breakfast planned in Abbotsford

Event on Sunday, Nov. 27 collects toys and cash for Christmas Bureau

Archway Community Services staff member Vicki is surrounded by the toy donations that were dropped off at the 2021 Toys for Tots event at Abbotsford Centre. This year’s event moves back to the Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre. (Submitted photo)
Katrina Kadoski is B.C.’s ‘Cougar Annie’. (submitted)

PODCAST.: Katrina Kadoski is B.C.’s ‘Cougar Annie’

TODAY IN B.C.: Singer-songwriter tells story of legendary pioneer in one-woman show

Katrina Kadoski is B.C.’s ‘Cougar Annie’. (submitted)
Lights by the Lake opened Saturday evening along the shores of Harrison Lake. (Adam Louis/Observer)

VIDEO: Lights by the Lake officially kicks off Harrison holiday season

Hundreds gathered to watch holiday lights brighten up the night

Lights by the Lake opened Saturday evening along the shores of Harrison Lake. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Actor/bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno with local filmmaker/promotor Norm Coyne. (Natasha Haldane-Anderson/Submitted)
Actor/bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno with local filmmaker/promotor Norm Coyne. (Natasha Haldane-Anderson/Submitted)
The actual Five Corners in Abbotsford is the intersection of Essendene Avenue, Montvue Avenue and West Railway Street (top photo). But the intersection of South Fraser Way and McCallum (bottom photo) is often referred to by that name. (Google Street View)

Five Corners in Abbotsford might not be where you think it is

Local historian says people commonly reference the wrong intersection

The actual Five Corners in Abbotsford is the intersection of Essendene Avenue, Montvue Avenue and West Railway Street (top photo). But the intersection of South Fraser Way and McCallum (bottom photo) is often referred to by that name. (Google Street View)