Events

High school students from across the province attended this year’s iteration of AbbyMUN at Abbotsford Senior Secondary School on Nov. 19. (Submitted photo)

High school students from across B.C. visit Abbotsford for debate and diplomacy

AbbyMUN provides opportunity for students to debate relevant global issues

  • Dec 2, 2022

 

Santa talks with Crosby – a Havanese-shitzhu cross – during a Pet Pictures with Santa event at Buckerfield’s in 2018. Do you have a Christmas or holiday event to let the community know about? Email all the details to newsroom@abbynews.com. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News file)

An Abbotsford Christmas list: Your guide to holiday events for 2022

Let us help you keep tabs of everything happening in Abbotsford through the holiday season

 

The Sky’s No Limit – Girls Fly Too event has now been rescheduled to April 29 and 30 in Abbotsford after being cancelled in October. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Girls Fly Too event in Abbotsford rescheduled after October cancellation

Event with free flights for female first-time fliers now set for April 29 and 30

 

Archway Community Services staff member Vicki is surrounded by the toy donations that were dropped off at the 2021 Toys for Tots event at Abbotsford Centre. This year’s event moves back to the Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre. (Submitted photo)

10th annual Toys for Tots breakfast planned in Abbotsford

Event on Sunday, Nov. 27 collects toys and cash for Christmas Bureau

Archway Community Services staff member Vicki is surrounded by the toy donations that were dropped off at the 2021 Toys for Tots event at Abbotsford Centre. This year’s event moves back to the Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre. (Submitted photo)
Santa and Mrs. Claus will again make an appearance at this year’s Winter Jubilee taking place in historic Abbotsford on Saturday, Dec. 3. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Christmas tree lighting downtown Abbotsford set for Dec. 3

Historic downtown will host Winter Jubilee festival with Santa, ice carving and more

Santa and Mrs. Claus will again make an appearance at this year’s Winter Jubilee taking place in historic Abbotsford on Saturday, Dec. 3. (Abbotsford News file photo)
A screening of the film Love in the Time of Fentanyl takes place in Abbotsford on Thursday, Nov. 24. (Screenshot from film)

Screening of overdose-crisis documentary takes place in Abbotsford

Love in the Time of Fentanyl followed by panel discussion on Nov. 24

A screening of the film Love in the Time of Fentanyl takes place in Abbotsford on Thursday, Nov. 24. (Screenshot from film)
The West Coast Christmas Show is coming to Tradex in Abbotsford for three days, Nov. 18 to 20. (Photo courtesy West Coast Christmas Show)

Festival of Trees, Santa and Christmas market at Abbotsford Tradex all weekend

Three-day event includes non-stop entertainment and chances to meet with Santa

The West Coast Christmas Show is coming to Tradex in Abbotsford for three days, Nov. 18 to 20. (Photo courtesy West Coast Christmas Show)
University of the Fraser Valley held its Town & Gown event on Nov. 10 at its Abbotsford campus. (UFV photo)

UFV’s Town and Gown event in Abbotsford raises $210K for scholarships

University of the Fraser Valley more than doubles its goal at gala on Nov. 10

University of the Fraser Valley held its Town & Gown event on Nov. 10 at its Abbotsford campus. (UFV photo)
Joe Roberts (The Skid Row CEO) spoke at the annual Character Abbotsford conference at Abbotsford secondary school on Oct. 20, and met with conference attendees afterward. He will be back in Abbotsford on Nov. 29 for Hope in the Valley. (Submitted photo)

‘Skid row CEO’ Joe Roberts back in Abbotsford for beneficial brunch

Salvation Army hosting Hope in the Valley with popular guest speaker

Joe Roberts (The Skid Row CEO) spoke at the annual Character Abbotsford conference at Abbotsford secondary school on Oct. 20, and met with conference attendees afterward. He will be back in Abbotsford on Nov. 29 for Hope in the Valley. (Submitted photo)
Visitors enjoy the sights and sounds at the 2022 Abbotsford Airshow. (Patrick Penner/Abbotsford News file)

Three events in Abbotsford and Mission included in newest tourism funding

Airshow, folk music and a volleyball championship all recipients of grant money

Visitors enjoy the sights and sounds at the 2022 Abbotsford Airshow. (Patrick Penner/Abbotsford News file)
Carol Everett is the guest speaker at the 28th annual Celebrate Life Gala on Oct. 20 in Abbotsford.

Advokate in Abbotsford holds Celebrate Life Gala

Event on Oct. 20 at Columbia Bible College includes meal and speakers

Carol Everett is the guest speaker at the 28th annual Celebrate Life Gala on Oct. 20 in Abbotsford.
A concert for the Mennonite Historical Society takes place in Abbotsford on Oct. 2. (Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay)

Fundraiser in Abbotsford supports Mennonite Historical Society

Event on Oct. 2 at South Abbotsford MB Church features music and food

A concert for the Mennonite Historical Society takes place in Abbotsford on Oct. 2. (Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay)
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)
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)
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)
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.
The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation holds its annual Grand Gala – this year with a Casino Royale theme – on Nov. 18 at the Harrison Hot Springs Hotel. (Pixabay photo)

Health Care Foundation holds Grand Gala with Casino Royale theme

Event on Nov. 18 benefits hospitals in eastern Fraser Valley

The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation holds its annual Grand Gala – this year with a Casino Royale theme – on Nov. 18 at the Harrison Hot Springs Hotel. (Pixabay photo)
The Hawaiian Shirt Gala is being held Sept. 17 in Abbotsford to raise money for the BeMorr Society, which was formed in memory of Brook Morrison, who died by suicide in 2020.

Hawaiian Shirt Gala in Abbotsford raises funds for mental health

Event hosted by BeMorr Society, formed in memory of Brook Morrison

The Hawaiian Shirt Gala is being held Sept. 17 in Abbotsford to raise money for the BeMorr Society, which was formed in memory of Brook Morrison, who died by suicide in 2020.
The Nagar Kirtan Procession is among several big events planned this weekend that are expected to impact traffic in Abbotsford. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Traffic expected to be impacted with big weekend of events in Abbotsford

Sikh parade, car cruise and concerts on the lineup Saturday and Sunday

The Nagar Kirtan Procession is among several big events planned this weekend that are expected to impact traffic in Abbotsford. (Abbotsford News file photo)