Preview: The 29th annual Mission Folk Festival

The dedication of Fraser Valley residents to the growing music industry is consistently astounding. Especially during our summer season, there seems to be a local music show on every corner,…

Berry happy to have you!

This past weekend, on July 7, Abbotsford held its 37th annual BerryFest. Downtown Abbotsford saw its fair share of festival goers, intermingling amongst stalls of coffee, pies, games, and rides….

A not so “Bad Decision” after all

On Thursday, June 14, local favourite rock outfit Casinos held their music video release party for their latest single “Bad Decisions” at the Kariton Art Gallery. The event was well…

Honouring and celebrating our Indigenous history

On June 21, 2018, a National Indigenous Peoples Day event was hosted at Clearbrook Library in Thunderbird Memorial Square. Featured among the festivities was traditional dancing, jigging, weaving, face painting,…

Creative Composition of the Month: Tessa’s Backpack

Creative Composition of the Month is a monthly column courtesy of UFV’s Creative Writing Club. Every month, one short story, poem, descriptive essay, or other form of original work from…

An open mic for open minds

Picture a friendly open mic night at a popular neighbourhood coffee shop. It’s a familiar atmosphere, where regulars drop in and make conversation with the owner. Friends meet with friends,…

Telling tales of local women in art

The Reach Gallery has recently unearthed new contemporary narratives by expertly combining elements of art and storytelling into their new exhibition Tales Untold. This exhibition features a number of accomplished…

Preview: National Aboriginal Day Awareness event

UFV’s Indigenous Student Centre (ISC) has something big in store for the Abbotsford campus next month. On June 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. all students have been invited…

Hear and See healing in our community

The amount of creative outlets popping up around Abbotsford is a breath of fresh air for struggling members of our community looking for help. An example of such is the…