Encouraging youth to celebrate Canada’s heritage

MSA Museum Society is hosting its 15th annual Regional Heritage Fair, which will feature students and their historical projects. Their works will be evaluated by a panel of judges on their ability to share what they have learned through research.

Glass Hive Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to take part in a group glass project on April 27 from 7-9 p.m. at The Glass Hive Studio, 30273 Canary Court, Abbotsford. Each volunteer will be given a small piece of glass to work with and a variety of colors to decorate with.  There will be a general theme to follow but the overall design will be up to you.  All pieces will be fired and joined together to make one large collage which will be donated to The Mission Arts Council for their annual fundraising auction. For more information, email ellen@theglasshive.ca or call 604-615-6902.

Arty Awards

Tomorrow (Friday) is the deadline for nominations for the Abbotsford Arts Council’s eighth annual Arty Awards. The night is dedicated to recognizing those who have contributed to the local arts community. Nomination forms can be picked up at the Abbotsford Arts Council, 2387 Ware St., or downloaded online at www.abbotsfordartscouncil.org. The awards take place on May 28 at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way. Tickets are available at the Abbotsford Arts Council box office for $10. For more information, call 604-852-9358.

Seasonal Sing-a-long

Easter and spring will be amongst the song subjects this month while the A-Tones celebrate old tunes with sing-a-longs and jams in Abbotsford. You can participate by singing or spectating on Mondays from 1-3 p.m. Instruments are invited (piano and organ are available) at the drop-in event at the ASA Centre on Cyril and Essendene.  For more information, phone 604-853-8624.

Fraser Valley Heritage Fair

MSA Museum Society is hosting its 15th annual Regional Heritage Fair, which will feature students and their historical projects. Their works will be evaluated by a panel of judges on their ability to share what they have learned through research. Four students from the regional event will be chosen to represent the Fraser Valley at the Provincial Competition in Victoria. If you are interested in volunteering or judging at the event,  email Cindy Rowell at rowellcl@yahoo.com. The fair takes place on Friday, April 29 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Cadet Building at Exhibition Park, 32470 Haida Dr.