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The Abbotsford Association for Healthy Aging offers a few options to connect seniors with others, including the new Crafts and Chat program. (Image by Sabine van Erp from Pixabay)

New Crafts and Chat program offered for seniors in Abbotsford

Healthy Aging Association provides several opportunities for socializing

The Abbotsford Association for Healthy Aging offers a few options to connect seniors with others, including the new Crafts and Chat program. (Image by Sabine van Erp from Pixabay)
34 riders on the Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley team began a nine-day, 800 kilometre journey through the Fraser Valley in Langley on Wednesday, Sept. 21, where students at the Langley Fine Arts School cheered them on their way. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley begins

34 riders will spend 9 days riding 800 kilometres through the Fraser Valley to raise $300,000

34 riders on the Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley team began a nine-day, 800 kilometre journey through the Fraser Valley in Langley on Wednesday, Sept. 21, where students at the Langley Fine Arts School cheered them on their way. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Traditional Mennonite treats were a mainstay at the MCC Festival for World Relief at the Tradex in Abbotsford this weekend. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Charitable Mennonite festival makes successful return to Abbotsford’s Tradex post-COVID

More than $600,000 raised to help feed refugees around the world, more on its way

Traditional Mennonite treats were a mainstay at the MCC Festival for World Relief at the Tradex in Abbotsford this weekend. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Mark National Forest Week with a guided hike in Mission’s municipal forest on Saturday, Sept. 24. (Pixabay image)

Mark National Forest Week with guided hike in Mission’s municipal forest

Mission’s was the first community forest in Canada, operating since 1958

Mark National Forest Week with a guided hike in Mission’s municipal forest on Saturday, Sept. 24. (Pixabay image)
Elanis is following her dream of becoming a social worker. The Youth Futures Education Fund, supported by United Way BC, helps cover expenses like food, textbooks, counselling, and transportation, allowing former youth in care to survive while focusing on their studies.

Changing lives: All youth deserve the chance to reach their potential.

Youth Futures Education Fund and United Way BC help former youth in care follow their dreams

  • Sep 19, 2022
Elanis is following her dream of becoming a social worker. The Youth Futures Education Fund, supported by United Way BC, helps cover expenses like food, textbooks, counselling, and transportation, allowing former youth in care to survive while focusing on their studies.
There are 40 pieces of art that have been created and donated by Fraser Valley artists, including this piece by Marie Bellanger, that will be auctioned through the UFV Wildlife Protection Club. Proceeds go to the Fraser Valley Conservancy. (Marie Bellanger art)

UFV art auction to support local wildlife going live

UFV Wildlife Protection Club raising funds to support Fraser Valley Conservancy

There are 40 pieces of art that have been created and donated by Fraser Valley artists, including this piece by Marie Bellanger, that will be auctioned through the UFV Wildlife Protection Club. Proceeds go to the Fraser Valley Conservancy. (Marie Bellanger art)
Christian Lane (right) is the team lead for the Abbotsford Canadian Walk For Veterans. It’s the fifth year for the annual walk, and the first for one to be held in Abbotsford. Here he is with Randie Scott (middle) who served in Afghanistan, and Marc Burchell, co-founder and co-national organizer of the Canadian Walk for Veterans and former President of Equitas Society during a taping of his podcast. (Christian Lane photo)

Canadian Walk for Veterans comes to Abbotsford’s Mill Lake Park

Registration and participation helps shine a light on service given by veterans and Afghanis

Christian Lane (right) is the team lead for the Abbotsford Canadian Walk For Veterans. It’s the fifth year for the annual walk, and the first for one to be held in Abbotsford. Here he is with Randie Scott (middle) who served in Afghanistan, and Marc Burchell, co-founder and co-national organizer of the Canadian Walk for Veterans and former President of Equitas Society during a taping of his podcast. (Christian Lane photo)
Irish wolfhound Tabhan with owner Ruth on Friday at Fraser River Heritage Park for the BC regionals specialty show for the Irish Wolfhound Club of Canada. (Karen Murtagh/Mission Record)

Irish wolfhounds compete at regional and national shows in Mission

Events held Sept. 16 and 17 at Fraser River Heritage Park

  • Sep 16, 2022
Irish wolfhound Tabhan with owner Ruth on Friday at Fraser River Heritage Park for the BC regionals specialty show for the Irish Wolfhound Club of Canada. (Karen Murtagh/Mission Record)
The Mt. Lehman Fall Fair includes live music, as well as games, rides, a craft market, a car show and more. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Mt. Lehman Fall Fair in Abbotsford includes car show, rides and more

Event takes place Saturday, Sept. 17 at elementary school and community hall

The Mt. Lehman Fall Fair includes live music, as well as games, rides, a craft market, a car show and more. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Youth Unlimited in Abbotsford unveiled its new mobile drop-in centre on Saturday in the parking lot of Sevenoaks Shopping Centre. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Youth Unlimited in Abbotsford unveils mobile drop-in centre

Refurbished fire truck will visit local neighbourhoods to connect with youth and families

Youth Unlimited in Abbotsford unveiled its new mobile drop-in centre on Saturday in the parking lot of Sevenoaks Shopping Centre. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Mennonite food is a highlight of the annual MCC Festival for World Relief. This year’s event takes place Sept. 16 and 17 at Tradex. (Abbotsford News file photo)

MCC Festival for World relief returns to Abbotsford

Event on Sept. 16 and 17 at Tradex features food, shopping and more

Mennonite food is a highlight of the annual MCC Festival for World Relief. This year’s event takes place Sept. 16 and 17 at Tradex. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Limited-edition orange shirts designed will be sold at The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford starting Tuesday, Sept. 20. (Submitted photo)

The Reach Gallery in Abbotsford sells T-shirts to support residential school survivors

Sales start Sept. 20 to support work that includes investigation at St. Mary’s in Mission

Limited-edition orange shirts designed will be sold at The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford starting Tuesday, Sept. 20. (Submitted photo)
The Abbotsford News and the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce are once again presenting the Abbotsford Business Excellence Awards, and it is now time to submit nominations. (Black Press Media)

Abbotsford Business Excellence Awards back with full list of categories

Awards presented by Abbotsford News and Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce annually

The Abbotsford News and the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce are once again presenting the Abbotsford Business Excellence Awards, and it is now time to submit nominations. (Black Press Media)
Do you know where the Granny Smith apple originated? (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: How much do you know about grandparents?

The second Sunday of September is National Grandparents Day in Canada

Do you know where the Granny Smith apple originated? (Pixabay.com)
A book launch will be held Saturday, Sept. 10 in Abbotsford for poets Sarah Ens (left) and Ellie Sawatzky.

Event in Abbotsford features readings from two poets

Book launch held Sept. 10 at Mennonite Heritage Museum

A book launch will be held Saturday, Sept. 10 in Abbotsford for poets Sarah Ens (left) and Ellie Sawatzky.
Upper Fraser Valley RCMP Sgt. Krista Vrolyk and Thar hang out in Abbotsford on Wednesday (Sept. 7) during the jersey presentation for participants in the Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News).

Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley participants receive official jerseys in Abbotsford

Annual fundraiser for childhood cancer research and services runs Sept. 21-29

Upper Fraser Valley RCMP Sgt. Krista Vrolyk and Thar hang out in Abbotsford on Wednesday (Sept. 7) during the jersey presentation for participants in the Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News).
The Alzheimer Society of B.C. hosts webinars and workshop related to dementia and end-of-life care.

Alzheimer Society offers workshops on dementia in Fraser Valley

Free sessions look at topics such as end-of-life care and coping with grief

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. hosts webinars and workshop related to dementia and end-of-life care.
It’s time to register for the Run for Hope, a fundraiser event organized by the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation. (Submitted)

Run for Hope will follow repaired Coquihalla River trails

Registration only $10 and supports Fraser Canyon Hospital

It’s time to register for the Run for Hope, a fundraiser event organized by the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation. (Submitted)
Bert terHart. (Submitted photo)

PODCAST UPDATE: Bert terHart is paddling, portaging across Canada

TODAY IN B.C.: Adventurer is ahead of schedule to reach the Atlantic Ocean

Bert terHart. (Submitted photo)
A WildSafe Ranger display at a B.C. school. (WildSafeBC photo)
A WildSafe Ranger display at a B.C. school. (WildSafeBC photo)