Events

The Abbotsford International Airshow is one of Abbotsford’s most popular events. The new Tourism Abbotsford Events Advisory Committee is aiming to enhance existing events and attract new ones to town. (File photo)

Tourism Abbotsford aiming to grow local event tourism

Events Advisory Committee formed by Tourism Abbotsford, goal to enhance local events

 

The Abbotsford Centre hours before tip-off of the Fraser Valley Bandits debut in 2019. The arena saw no games from the Bandits in 2020 due to COVID-19. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford Centre aims to rise from the ashes of 2020

After a strong 2019 and early-2020, COVID-19 hit the Abbotsford Centre hard

 

The West Coast Women’s Show is normally held every October at Tradex in Abbotsford. This year’s event will be an Online Pop-Up from Nov. 13 to 15. (Abbotsford News file photo)

West Coast Women’s Show in Abbotsford goes virtual for 2020

Online Pop-Up shopping from Nov. 13 to 15 replaces annual event at Tradex

 

Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash

Trick-or-treat drive-thru takes place at Tradex in Abbotsford

Treats and giveaways handed out at event on Saturday, Oct. 31

Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash
Sean Sekhon and Hailey Barker read a poem during the 2019 Every Girl Matters Day at The Reach Gallery Museum. This year, guests are invited to take part in the event by watching online. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Every Girl Matters Day goes virtual in Abbotsford

Annual event takes place live on Facebook on Sunday, Oct. 11

Sean Sekhon and Hailey Barker read a poem during the 2019 Every Girl Matters Day at The Reach Gallery Museum. This year, guests are invited to take part in the event by watching online. (Abbotsford News file photo)
The Fraser Valley Rock and Gem Club holds a outdoor tailgate/garage sale on Saturday, Sept. 19 in Abbotsford. (Facebook photo)

Rock and Gem Show among Abbotsford events

Activities this weekend also include Mt. Lehman outdoor market

  • Sep 17, 2020
The Fraser Valley Rock and Gem Club holds a outdoor tailgate/garage sale on Saturday, Sept. 19 in Abbotsford. (Facebook photo)
Mennonite food is a highlight of the annual MCC Festival for World Relief. This year, people can order their food online and then pick it up at a drive-thru line on Sept. 20. (Abbotsford News file photo)

MCC Festival To-Go raises money for food security in DR Congo

Abbotsford event on Sept. 19 and 20 includes food pickup, plant sale and cyclathon

Mennonite food is a highlight of the annual MCC Festival for World Relief. This year, people can order their food online and then pick it up at a drive-thru line on Sept. 20. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Charlie Frie stands on his bass while performing alongside Appaloosa band mate Jake Stolz as the band made sure the crowd was entertained, at a concert in Vernon in 2018. (Tobias Frederiksen/Vernon Morning Star file)

Chilliwack Fair kicks off tonight with local talent

Todd Richard and Appaloosa to hit the stage for drive-in concert at fairgrounds

Charlie Frie stands on his bass while performing alongside Appaloosa band mate Jake Stolz as the band made sure the crowd was entertained, at a concert in Vernon in 2018. (Tobias Frederiksen/Vernon Morning Star file)
A bee approaches another on a sunflower during the second annual Chilliwack Sunflower Festival on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Public will get chance to walk among the sunflowers in Chilliwack

Popular flower festival moving ahead with opening plans, and reduced capacity due to COVID-19

A bee approaches another on a sunflower during the second annual Chilliwack Sunflower Festival on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)
Health experts are warning people to stay away from buffet-style meals as they can contribute to the spread of COVID-19. (Pixabay)

Could the COVID-19 pandemic mean the end of the traditional buffet?

Experts are asking events and restaurants to stay away from buffet-style meals

Health experts are warning people to stay away from buffet-style meals as they can contribute to the spread of COVID-19. (Pixabay)
Tulips, daffodils and hyacinths are all part of the beauty at the Chilliwack Tulip Festival. The 2020 season of tulip festivals in Abbotsford and Chilliwack has been cancelled due to limits on large gatherings for COVID-19. (Submitted photo)

Fraser Valley’s tulips fields off limits to visitors due to COVID-19

Abbotsford and Chilliwack tulip farmers have announced their festival season won’t go ahead

Tulips, daffodils and hyacinths are all part of the beauty at the Chilliwack Tulip Festival. The 2020 season of tulip festivals in Abbotsford and Chilliwack has been cancelled due to limits on large gatherings for COVID-19. (Submitted photo)
The Gnarley Barley Brew Festival and the Rednek Music Fest have been rescheduled for new dates later this year at the Abbotsford Centre. (File photo)

Pair of events rescheduled for Abbotsford Centre

Gnarley Barley Brew Festival, Rednek Music Fest receive new dates later this year

The Gnarley Barley Brew Festival and the Rednek Music Fest have been rescheduled for new dates later this year at the Abbotsford Centre. (File photo)
Canadian Forces Snowbirds to return to skies over White Rock this summer
Canadian Forces Snowbirds to return to skies over White Rock this summer
I Heart Tulips, run by Onos Greenhouses Ltd. of Chilliwack, will be on display in Metropolis at Metrotown on Saturday, March 7 for one day only. (Submitted)

Popular Chilliwack tulip festival brings one-day pop-up event to Metrotown mall

Live tulips will bloom at one-day indoor display in support of Variety – the Children’s Charity

  • Feb 11, 2020
I Heart Tulips, run by Onos Greenhouses Ltd. of Chilliwack, will be on display in Metropolis at Metrotown on Saturday, March 7 for one day only. (Submitted)