Events

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

 

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

 

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PHOTOS: Smoke, Fire and Thunder’s Sunday show at Mission Raceway Park

Raceway’s biggest event of the summer wraps up

 

The USAF Thunderbirds take to the skies at 12:15 p.m. on Aug. 6 and 7 at the Abbotsford International Airshow.

Abbotsford International Airshow celebrates 60th anniversary

US Air Force Thunderbirds among highlights of event from Aug. 5 to 7

The USAF Thunderbirds take to the skies at 12:15 p.m. on Aug. 6 and 7 at the Abbotsford International Airshow.
One of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds had a minor crash at an airshow in Fort St. John on Tuesday, grounding the pilots for the Penticton Peach Festival performance that was supposed to happen Wednesday.

Snowbirds cancel show at Penticton Peach Festival after crash

Snowbirds were scheduled to perform Wednesday above Okanagan Lake

One of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds had a minor crash at an airshow in Fort St. John on Tuesday, grounding the pilots for the Penticton Peach Festival performance that was supposed to happen Wednesday.
Starting on Friday (April 8), proof of vaccination will no longer be required for the Abbotsford Centre. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Proof of vaccination no longer required at Abbotsford Centre

New rules come into effect on Friday, first event with no requirements occurs on Friday

Starting on Friday (April 8), proof of vaccination will no longer be required for the Abbotsford Centre. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
The Fraser Valley Comic and Collectible Show returns to Abbotsford on Sunday (April 10).

Fraser Valley Comic and Collectible Show returns on Sunday

Event back at Abbotsford’s Matsqui Community Hall for first time in over two years

The Fraser Valley Comic and Collectible Show returns to Abbotsford on Sunday (April 10).
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Weekly sessions on sustainability offered by UFV in Chilliwack, Abbotsford and online

March for Sustainability series aims to educate and engage with weekly sessions

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The Hot Tub and Swim Spa Blowout event returns to Tradex on Friday (Feb. 4).

Abbotsford’s Tradex reopens to events with Hot Tub and Swim Spa Blowout

First event at Tradex since March 8, 2020 scheduled to occur from Friday to Sunday

The Hot Tub and Swim Spa Blowout event returns to Tradex on Friday (Feb. 4).
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

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)
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

All special events must follow current COVID-10 restrictions and health protocols. (blue2finger/Pixabay)
Kids take a spin on a midway ride on Saturday, Sept. 11 at Hope Brigade Days. The fair continues on Sept. 12. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Day three of Hope Brigade Days filled with more family fun

Motor sports, midway rides, food trucks and music on tap

Kids take a spin on a midway ride on Saturday, Sept. 11 at Hope Brigade Days. The fair continues on Sept. 12. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
Entertainment aplenty at the Brigade Days parade back in 2018. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Day two of Hope Brigade Days includes Hope Hustle and Grand Parade

Special Indigenous carving event takes place Saturday only in park

Entertainment aplenty at the Brigade Days parade back in 2018. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
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

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)
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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Ryan Villiers is in town carving with his chainsaw and helping to promote this year’s Chainsaw Carving Championship, which is moving ahead. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Hope’s biannual chainsaw carving competition moving ahead

With a controllable outdoor venue, popular event is in planning stages

Ryan Villiers is in town carving with his chainsaw and helping to promote this year’s Chainsaw Carving Championship, which is moving ahead. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
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)
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