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An Abbotsford family is preparing kits for kids to make holiday greeting cards for seniors in Abbotsford retirement homes. More than 1,000 have been requested to date. (Facebook photo)

Abbotsford family prepares kits for kids to make holiday cards for seniors

More than 1,000 kits have been requested for cards that will go to retirement homes

An Abbotsford family is preparing kits for kids to make holiday greeting cards for seniors in Abbotsford retirement homes. More than 1,000 have been requested to date. (Facebook photo)
The Fraser Valley History Project features 13 student-produced websites that explore the Fraser Valley’s role in the Second World War.

Web project focuses on Fraser Valley World War Two history

Student websites produced in course at University of the Fraser Valley

The Fraser Valley History Project features 13 student-produced websites that explore the Fraser Valley’s role in the Second World War.
David Thiessen in July 1944.

Abbotsford veteran turns 100 on Remembrance Day

David Thiessen served in the Royal Canadian Artillery in World War II

David Thiessen in July 1944.
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Abbotsford's special Christmas Village
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Grand Forks Choral Society sings 'Come o Ye Faithful'
The students of ASIA Sumas have created a Remembrance Day ceremony video that includes artistic tributes to veterans.

Abbotsford school creates Remembrance Day ceremony video

Students from Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts make 43-minute video

The students of ASIA Sumas have created a Remembrance Day ceremony video that includes artistic tributes to veterans.
Remembrance Day ceremonies in Abbotsford normally attract a large crowd, but the public is asked to watch from home this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Abbotsford Remembrance Day ceremony goes virtual for 2020

Event on Nov. 11 will be live-streamed on city’s YouTube channel

Remembrance Day ceremonies in Abbotsford normally attract a large crowd, but the public is asked to watch from home this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Clockwise from top left, Amanda Leduc, David A Robertson and Andrea Warner will be part of the virtual 2020 Fraser Valley Literary Festival on Nov. 20, 2020. (Facebook)

Fraser Valley Literary Festival goes online for 2020

It’ll be a virtual event celebrating writers and readers in the Fraser Valley this year

Clockwise from top left, Amanda Leduc, David A Robertson and Andrea Warner will be part of the virtual 2020 Fraser Valley Literary Festival on Nov. 20, 2020. (Facebook)
Grade 6 students at Eugene Reimer Middle School in Abbotsford sent out gift bags that included cards with special messages to staff at all 46 schools in the community on Nov. 4. (Submitted photo)

Grade 6 students in Abbotsford send cookies to schools to say thanks

Eugene Reimer Middle School sends gift bags to custodians, office staff and administrators

Grade 6 students at Eugene Reimer Middle School in Abbotsford sent out gift bags that included cards with special messages to staff at all 46 schools in the community on Nov. 4. (Submitted photo)
TEDx Abbotsford, normally held in person, will be held online on Nov. 18 and 19. (Joe Carlson photo)

TEDx Abbotsford conference goes virtual for 2020

Fourth annual event features speakers from science, business and more

TEDx Abbotsford, normally held in person, will be held online on Nov. 18 and 19. (Joe Carlson photo)
Cozy Covers

Fraser Valley charity hopes to raise $40K for 16 organizations

Cozy Covers supporting groups in Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack and Langley

Cozy Covers
Salla Sukow sings the women warrior song at a recent Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw gathering. Ceremony will be part of the Indigenous Court process. (Zoe Ducklow photo)
Salla Sukow sings the women warrior song at a recent Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw gathering. Ceremony will be part of the Indigenous Court process. (Zoe Ducklow photo)
The recipients of the inaugural Character in Action Awards in 2019 were (from left) Nerlap Sidhu, Anshdeep Sharda and Kiah Ashley. This year’s recipients will be announced on Nov. 19. (Submitted photo)

Three ‘Character in Action’ awards to be presented

Character Abbotsford council to announce recipents on Nov. 19

The recipients of the inaugural Character in Action Awards in 2019 were (from left) Nerlap Sidhu, Anshdeep Sharda and Kiah Ashley. This year’s recipients will be announced on Nov. 19. (Submitted photo)
Karen Dosanjh’s book, Untold Stories: The South Asian Pioneer Experience in BC, was released earlier this year, and details the struggles and successes of the province’s earliest South Asian immigrants. (Contributed photo)

White Rock author’s book tells stories of B.C.’s South Asian pioneers

‘These stories belong to the community’ says Karen Dosanjh

Karen Dosanjh’s book, Untold Stories: The South Asian Pioneer Experience in BC, was released earlier this year, and details the struggles and successes of the province’s earliest South Asian immigrants. (Contributed photo)
Two dozen artists living with an acquired brain injury will display their artwork at The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford beginning Nov. 5. (Communitas photo: Angelika Dawson)

Show exhibits work by artists with acquired brain injury

‘Happiness’ exhibit hosted in Abbotsford from Nov. 5 to Jan. 9

Two dozen artists living with an acquired brain injury will display their artwork at The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford beginning Nov. 5. (Communitas photo: Angelika Dawson)
The Mennonite Heritage Museum on Clearbrook Road in Abbotsford.

Online tour covers Anabaptist and Mennonite history

Mennonite Heritage Museum in Abbotsford participates in series

The Mennonite Heritage Museum on Clearbrook Road in Abbotsford.
Abbotsford resident have submitted a number of jack-o-lantern photos. (Pixaby)

SLIDESHOW: Abbotsford shows off jack-o-lanterns

Social media users submit jack-o-lantern photos for Halloween 2020

Abbotsford resident have submitted a number of jack-o-lantern photos. (Pixaby)
Highstreet shopping centre is holding its Land of Boo from now until Halloween. Visitors are invited to dress in costume and take their picture in front of one of the Halloween-inspired backdrops. (Highstreet photo)

Abbotsford celebrates Halloween with pandemic in mind

Socially distanced events replace usual spooky activities

Highstreet shopping centre is holding its Land of Boo from now until Halloween. Visitors are invited to dress in costume and take their picture in front of one of the Halloween-inspired backdrops. (Highstreet photo)
Among the pumpkin carvings created this year by Rick Chong of Abbotsford is this tribute to fallen officer Cont. Allan Young.

Abbotsford pumpkin carver’s creations include fallen police officer

Rick Chong carves and displays 30 pumpkins every year

Among the pumpkin carvings created this year by Rick Chong of Abbotsford is this tribute to fallen officer Cont. Allan Young.
Staff at Lowe’s Canada stores contributed more than $2.1 million to charities across the nation through their Heroes Campaign. In Abbotsford and Mission, three charities received a total of more than $25,000. (Submitted photo)

Lowe’s Canada donates more than $25K to 3 local charities

Funds will support non-profits in Abbotsford and Mission

Staff at Lowe’s Canada stores contributed more than $2.1 million to charities across the nation through their Heroes Campaign. In Abbotsford and Mission, three charities received a total of more than $25,000. (Submitted photo)
The Mennonite Heritage Museum on Clearbrook Road in Abbotsford.

Mennonite Historical Society in Abbotsford seeks input for storytelling project

Digital project asks for stories about living during COVID-19’s ‘changing times’

The Mennonite Heritage Museum on Clearbrook Road in Abbotsford.
The HOME Society, currently located at 31581 South Fraser Way in Abbotsford, is moving locations after 25 years.

HOME Society in Abbotsford to move locations after 25 years

Move being done to accommodate growth, says executive director

The HOME Society, currently located at 31581 South Fraser Way in Abbotsford, is moving locations after 25 years.