Events

The band Dr. Strangelove in a promo photo. Surrey-based singer Kelly Brock, among a growing number of others, wonders why dancing to live music isn’t allowed in B.C. right now. (Photo: drstrangeloveband.com)

‘Footloose’ in B.C.: Dancing ban irks live-event industry, those who want to bust a move

‘Events are getting cancelled (and) it’s too late to get events going for November, December,’ one DJ says

 

All special events must follow current COVID-10 restrictions and health protocols. (blue2finger/Pixabay)

Application for special event liquor permits gets easier amid COVID-19 reopening

Effective Sept.21, all special event permit applicants must use new online portal

 

Charlie Frie stands on his bass while performing alongside Appaloosa band mate Jake Stolz. The group is coming to Hope for the 2021 Brigade Days, Sept. 10-12. (Tobias Frederiksen/Black Press file)

Hope’s Brigade Days offers up three days of entertainment starting today

Music, food trucks, midway and more in Hope’s Sixth Avenue Park

 

Natasha Koifman, the founder of the public relations firm NKPR, poses for a photograph in the backyard of her home in Toronto, on Thursday, August 19, 2021. When Sept. 11 comes, Koifman’s backyard will be awash with chatter and music as up to 100 guests gather for an elegant dinner meant to raise funds for Haitians to access education. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

Return of events pushes hosts to address vaccination, COVID tests and masks

Different events are deciding on different pandemic measures

Natasha Koifman, the founder of the public relations firm NKPR, poses for a photograph in the backyard of her home in Toronto, on Thursday, August 19, 2021. When Sept. 11 comes, Koifman’s backyard will be awash with chatter and music as up to 100 guests gather for an elegant dinner meant to raise funds for Haitians to access education. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin
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New slo-pitch tournament to support Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation’s work

Health Care Heroes Slo-Pitch Tournament planned for Abbotsford in September

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Abbotsford Centre hosting job fair on Tuesday (July 6)

Several casual, event-based positions available at arena as activity sets to ramp up

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The Seattle Cossacks are a popular portion of the Hope Brigade Days parade. Some form of a community parade may still take place, say organizers. (Standard file photo)

Hope’s Brigade Days once again hit by pandemic concerns

Main event cancelled, but there is a glimmer of hope some events could happen

The Seattle Cossacks are a popular portion of the Hope Brigade Days parade. Some form of a community parade may still take place, say organizers. (Standard file photo)
FILE – The Phillips Backyard Weekender music festival drew large crowds to downtown Victoria in July 2017. (Facebook )
FILE – The Phillips Backyard Weekender music festival drew large crowds to downtown Victoria in July 2017. (Facebook )
Canadian driver Paul Tracy pulls out of the pits during the morning session at the Molson Indy in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, July 26, 2003 (CP/Richard Lam)

Vancouver one step closer to hosting Formula E electric car race

The 2022 Vancouver E-Prix would be part of a three-day event focused on climate and sustainability

Canadian driver Paul Tracy pulls out of the pits during the morning session at the Molson Indy in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, July 26, 2003 (CP/Richard Lam)
Canadian driver Paul Tracy pulls out of the pits during the morning session at the Molson Indy in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, July 26, 2003 (CP/Richard Lam)

Vancouver is considering hosting a Formula E race using electric cars

The race would be part of a three-day event focused on climate and sustainability

Canadian driver Paul Tracy pulls out of the pits during the morning session at the Molson Indy in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, July 26, 2003 (CP/Richard Lam)
Two Abbotsford farms are holding drive-thru Easter events from April 2 to 4. (Stock photo from pxhere.com)

Two Abbotsford farms hold drive-thru events for Easter

Maan Farms and Tave Family Farms hold events from April 2-4

Two Abbotsford farms are holding drive-thru Easter events from April 2 to 4. (Stock photo from pxhere.com)
The window of a wedding dress store with mannequins wearing face masks on Thursday, April 23, 2020. The store is closed because of COVID-19 lockdown. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Darko Bandic

Delay the date: How the COVID-19 pandemic may alter weddings for years to come

Some couples might shift towards smaller soirees even after the pandemic lifts, says planner

The window of a wedding dress store with mannequins wearing face masks on Thursday, April 23, 2020. The store is closed because of COVID-19 lockdown. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Darko Bandic
Cindy Rowell, a director on the Agrifair board, participates in the Safari Drive-Thru held in 2020. A drive-thru is again being planned for the 2021 fair. (Photo: Betty Johnston)

Abbotsford Agrifair announces drive-thru for 2021 – and this time it’s free

Event builds on success of last year’s Drive-Thru Safari for its 110th year

Cindy Rowell, a director on the Agrifair board, participates in the Safari Drive-Thru held in 2020. A drive-thru is again being planned for the 2021 fair. (Photo: Betty Johnston)
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 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)
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 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)
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

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

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

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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

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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)