Spring break activities in Abbotsford

With schools closed for the two-week holiday, there are some options to keep kids busy

by Taylor Johnson, Contributor

Spring break has begun, with local schools closed from March 18 to April 2.

There are a number of events around the city to fill up some of that free time.

The Abbotsford Heat will face the Rockford Icehogs on March 22 and 23 at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre.

On March 22, the Clearbrook Library will screen A Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days from 1:30 to 3 p.m. The library also presents  Joseph the Magician from 2 to 3 p.m. on March 28.

The City of Abbotsford has a website list of weekly camps and drop-in activities. Weekly camps vary from sports to special interests, including cooking and horseback riding. These are available to students ages three to 12.

Drop-in activities include swimming and skating at the Abbotsford and Matsqui recreation centres. For details, visit the website abbotsford.ca/parksrecreationandculture.htm.

The Reach Gallery Museum offers art and heritage camps from March 18-22. Classes run from 9 a.m. to noon or 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for kids ages six to 10. Kids learn techniques such as drawing, painting and collage. Visit thereach.ca for details or call 604-864-8087 (ext. 117).