Awards

Nerlap Sidhu, a teacher at Eugene Reimer middle school, is among three Abbotsford educators who have been named as finalists for the 2022 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education. (Darren McDonald/UFV)

Three Abbotsford educators in running for Excellence in Education awards

10 recipients of the provincial honour will be announced in October

Nerlap Sidhu, a teacher at Eugene Reimer middle school, is among three Abbotsford educators who have been named as finalists for the 2022 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education. (Darren McDonald/UFV)
The Donaldson family of Bradner Farms has received the Century Farm Award from the provincial government. Sadly, Robert Donaldson (in the centre in the plaid shirt) passed away on Aug. 11. (Photo from Bradner Farms)

Abbotsford family honoured for more than 100 years of farming

Bradner Farms celebrates 4 generations of farming with provincial award

The Donaldson family of Bradner Farms has received the Century Farm Award from the provincial government. Sadly, Robert Donaldson (in the centre in the plaid shirt) passed away on Aug. 11. (Photo from Bradner Farms)
BE Power Equipment owner and CEO Curtis Braber (front) has been named a regional winner of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford man named a regional winner of entrepreneur award

Curtis Braber is owner and CEO of BE Power Equipment

BE Power Equipment owner and CEO Curtis Braber (front) has been named a regional winner of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award. (Submitted photo)
Moontock of Surrey is the recipient of the Dakota Leslie Memorial Fan Vote in the 2022 Fraser Valley Music Awards.

Winners of 2022 Fraser Valley Music Awards announced in 16 categories

Musicians honoured from across Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley

Moontock of Surrey is the recipient of the Dakota Leslie Memorial Fan Vote in the 2022 Fraser Valley Music Awards.
U.S. goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher blocks a shot by Canada forward Christine Sinclair during the first half of a CONCACAF women’s Olympic qualifying soccer match Feb. 9, 2020, in Carson, Calif. Sinclair is among 14 people appointed to the Order of B.C. for 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Chris Carlson
U.S. goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher blocks a shot by Canada forward Christine Sinclair during the first half of a CONCACAF women’s Olympic qualifying soccer match Feb. 9, 2020, in Carson, Calif. Sinclair is among 14 people appointed to the Order of B.C. for 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Chris Carlson
The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford has received the Lieutenant Governor’s Arts and Music Award.

Reach Gallery in Abbotsford receives Arts and Music Award

Organization recognized by B.C. lieutenant governor for its exceptional work

The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford has received the Lieutenant Governor’s Arts and Music Award.
Tofino has been named one of the world’s most extraordinary destinations by TIME Magazine. (Westerly file photo)
Tofino has been named one of the world’s most extraordinary destinations by TIME Magazine. (Westerly file photo)
Forty-six citizens received the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medallion on Friday night at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium in Abbotsford. The honour was presented by Abbotsford MP Ed Fast. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

PHOTOS: Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medallion presented to 46 in Abbotsford

MP Ed Fast leads ceremony Friday night at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium

Forty-six citizens received the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medallion on Friday night at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium in Abbotsford. The honour was presented by Abbotsford MP Ed Fast. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Mary-Rose Siemens of Abbotsford has received the Governor General’s bronze medal for being the top academic student in two-year programs at University of the Fraser Valley. (Photo by UFV)

Abbotsford woman earns Governor General’s bronze medal at UFV

Rose-Mary Siemens is top academic student in two-year programs

Mary-Rose Siemens of Abbotsford has received the Governor General’s bronze medal for being the top academic student in two-year programs at University of the Fraser Valley. (Photo by UFV)
Tara-Lynn Kozma-Perrin of Abbotsford has received an honourable mention in the Advocacy Award category from the BC Historical Federation. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford woman recognized for work on Indigenous advocacy and education

Tara-Lynn Kozma-Perrin receives honourable mention from BC Historical Federation

Tara-Lynn Kozma-Perrin of Abbotsford has received an honourable mention in the Advocacy Award category from the BC Historical Federation. (Submitted photo)
BE Power Equipment in Abbotsford has received the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation for the second year in a row. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford business one of Canada’s best-managed companies for 2nd time

BE Power Equipment receives prestigious national designation

BE Power Equipment in Abbotsford has received the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation for the second year in a row. (Submitted photo)
The City of Abbotsford has presented Sharon Mitchell with the 2022 Order of Abbotsford.

Sharon Mitchell named recipient of 2022 Order of Abbotsford

Former teacher and active volunteer recognized for community contributions

The City of Abbotsford has presented Sharon Mitchell with the 2022 Order of Abbotsford.
Recent UBC graduate Aiyana Twigg won the 2022 Lieutenant Governor’s medal for inclusion, democracy and reconciliation. (Courtesy of Aiyana Twigg)

UBC student wins Lieutenant-Governor medal for work on Indigenous language revitalization

Aiyana Twigg helps under-resourced communities to develop their own dictionaries, among other things

Recent UBC graduate Aiyana Twigg won the 2022 Lieutenant Governor’s medal for inclusion, democracy and reconciliation. (Courtesy of Aiyana Twigg)
Indie folk band The Crescent Sky was selected in the 2021 Fraser Valley Music Awards to perform at this year’s Mission Folk Music Festival. A different group will be chosen from this year’s awards to perform at the 2023 festival.

More than $10K up for grabs in Fraser Valley Music Awards

Submissions now being accepted for program hosted by CIVL Radio in Abbotsford

Indie folk band The Crescent Sky was selected in the 2021 Fraser Valley Music Awards to perform at this year’s Mission Folk Music Festival. A different group will be chosen from this year’s awards to perform at the 2023 festival.
Lorisa Williams and Keith Carlson are the recipients of Heritage BC Awards for their work on projects in Abbotsford.

Two Abbotsford projects among 2022 Heritage BC Awards

Individuals with Heritage Abbotsford and Peace and Reconciliation Centre recognized

Lorisa Williams and Keith Carlson are the recipients of Heritage BC Awards for their work on projects in Abbotsford.
JESSIA reacts after winning the award for Breakthrough Artist of the Year presented by the Minister of Canadian Heritage Pablo Rodriguez and singer-songwriter Donovan Woods at the 51st annual JUNO Awards in Toronto on May 15. (CARAS/The JUNO Awards photo)

B.C. TikTok sensation JESSIA is Canada’s Breakthrough Artist of the Year

Homegrown Ucluelet singer-songwriter’s wins her first Juno, celebrates with European tour

JESSIA reacts after winning the award for Breakthrough Artist of the Year presented by the Minister of Canadian Heritage Pablo Rodriguez and singer-songwriter Donovan Woods at the 51st annual JUNO Awards in Toronto on May 15. (CARAS/The JUNO Awards photo)
Archway Community Services’ Seva Food Pantry is among the 2022 recipients of Smart and Caring Grants through the Abbotsford Community Foundation. Grants chair Denise Thandi (right) presents the award.(Submitted photo)

Abbotsford Community Foundation awards $160K in Smart and Caring Grants

Funds awarded to 18 programs that address children and families at risk

Archway Community Services’ Seva Food Pantry is among the 2022 recipients of Smart and Caring Grants through the Abbotsford Community Foundation. Grants chair Denise Thandi (right) presents the award.(Submitted photo)
Lisa Farquharson opens the 2022 Ma Murray Awards on May 14, 2022, in Richmond, B.C. (BC Care Providers photo)

Black Press Media reporters win big at B.C. and Yukon journalism awards

Black Press Media news teams received 88 nominations in 42 out of the 45 award categories

Lisa Farquharson opens the 2022 Ma Murray Awards on May 14, 2022, in Richmond, B.C. (BC Care Providers photo)
The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford has received the Governor General’s History Award for its project on Sumas Lake, which includes a puppet performance, a book, an exhibition and educational resources. (Rachel Topham Photography)

Reach Gallery in Abbotsford earns Governor General’s History Award

Organization recognized for project on Sumas Lake, including book

The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford has received the Governor General’s History Award for its project on Sumas Lake, which includes a puppet performance, a book, an exhibition and educational resources. (Rachel Topham Photography)
Charlotte Cardin poses for a photograph at the media wall after winning in three different categories during the opening night of the 2022 Juno Awards at the Metro Convention Centre in Toronto, on Saturday, May 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

Juno Awards celebrate Avril Lavigne, Deborah Cox and host Simu Liu’s many talents

Charlotte Cardin emerged as the biggest winner of the year with a total of four trophies

Charlotte Cardin poses for a photograph at the media wall after winning in three different categories during the opening night of the 2022 Juno Awards at the Metro Convention Centre in Toronto, on Saturday, May 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin