Glass Tiger performs at Abbotsford Centre on Nov. 25 as part of the AbbyFest event, one of several activities in Abbotsford over the coming week.

SLICE OF LIFE: Nov. 24 to Dec. 2

This is a list of some of the activities in Abbotsford over the coming week


The free AbbyFest multicultural celebration takes place Saturday, Nov. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre (33800 King Rd.). The event features cultural entertainment, displays, demonstrations, food, performances by Fraser Valley Music Awards nominees and the announcement of the winners. An evening celebration, starting at 7 p.m., features Canadian classic rock bands Glass Tiger, Chilliwack and Sass Jordan. Tickets for the concert are available at Info:


A German sing-along and Advent program takes place Saturday, Nov. 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church (corner of Ware and Marshall). Everyone welcome. Info: Anneliese at 604-859-0822


Cornerstone Christian School (3970 Gladwin Rd.) holds a fall/Christmas market on Saturday, Nov. 25 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. More than 60 vendors will be on hand.


The Abbotsford Social Activity Association (ASAA) hosts dances every Friday from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at its hall, 33889 Essendene Ave. Cost is $10 for members and $12 for non-members. Live music on Friday, Nov. 24 is by Inner Mild. Info: Rick at 604-217-0322


The Fraser Valley Poets Society holds an open mic night on Monday, Nov. 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way). The evening includes a potluck snack table and a small gift exchange. Info:


Hominum Fraser Valley meets Monday, Nov. 27 at 7:30 p.m. This is an informal discussion and support group to help gay, bisexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. For information and meeting location, call Art at 604-462-9813 or email


West Abbotsford Community School Society holds its annual general meeting on Monday, Nov. 27 frrom 6 to 7 p.m. at John Maclure Community School, 2990 Oriole Cres. Food will be provided. RSVP by calling 604-853-2221 (ext. 6). Info:


Abbotsford Learning Plus presents two classes next week in its fall series. Both sessions run from 10 a.m. to noon at Abbotsford Recreation Centre (ARC), 2499 McMillan Rd. The topic on Tuesday, Nov. 28 is “Parsley is World Peace in Disguise.” The topic on Thursday, Nov. 30 is “Canada’s New Criminal Sentencing Policies.” Cost per class is $5, plus the $2 ARC drop-in fee. Info: 778-808-7377 or


The official opening of the new viewing platform at Willband Creek takes place Thursday, Nov. 30 from 10 to 11 a.m. The park is located on Bateman Road at Highway 11.


Author Richard Toews holds a launch on Thursday, Nov. 30 for his book The Quiet in the Land, a fictional account based on the events of the Bolshevik Revolution and its impact on Russian Mennonites. The launch runs from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Mennonite Heritage Museum, 1818 Clearbrook Rd. Refreshments will be served after the presentation.


First Abbotsford Scouts host Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Trinity Memorial United Church, 33737 George Ferguson Way. The event is by donation and includes pancakes, face painting, crafts and visits with Santa. Info:604-855-8253


A free Christmas open house is hosted on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Trethewey House Heritage Site, 2313 Ware St. The site will be decked out in its 1920s holiday best, and hot beverages and treats will be provided. The event also includes an outdoor festive dog photography session by donation, with proceeds going to the Langley Animal Protection Society. (Dogs will not be permitted inside.) Info: 604-853-0313 or


POSA (Partners of Sex Addicts), a support group for wives/partners of sex/porn addicts, meets regularly in Abbotsford. For dates and location, email Info:

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Rainfall warning says significant showers forecast for entire region

Rain moving across Howe Sound, The Fraser Valley and northern parts of Metro Vancouver this morning.

Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford offers virtual classes

Sessions begin in October and include art classes and book club

Boulders near Harrison vandalized with derogatory word

Vandalism likely occured between Sunday evening and Tuesday evening

First rainstorm of the season pelting the Lower Mainland

Batten down the hatches as heavy rains, wind, and some localized flooding possible

B.C. reports 91 new cases as officials remain worried over ‘clusters of COVID-19

There have now been a total of 8,395 cases in B.C. since the pandemic began

Canada’s active COVID-19 cases top 10,000 as daily new cases triple over the past month

Dr. Tam repeated her warning to young people, who have made up the majority of recent cases

First 8 months of fatal overdoses in B.C. have now exceeded 2019 death toll

Nine people died every two days in August, BC Coroners Service data shows

Liberal effort to reset policy agenda panned by rivals as too much talk, not action

Trudeau said it’s ‘all too likely’ families won’t be able to gather for Thanksgiving next month

Return-It depots change beverage container deposits from 20 to 10 cents

Change will be implemented on Oct. 1, with a transition period being held until Oct. 11

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

‘Show us the money’ for cannabis, local governments tell B.C.

Municipal tax, transit revenues falling as costs rise

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Young man assaulted, left for 12 hours until help called in Vancouver’s Strathcona Park

Vancouver police are looking to identify the victim as they investigate an assault on Monday evening

Most Read