Looking for something to do this weekend?! Are you a local to the Fraser Valley? Make sure to stop in for the 4th Annual All About Christmas Gifts Expo. They have just over 220 fabulous vendor booths for you to go shopping at! So for those who still need to get some Christmas shopping done, this is the perfect place to be!
“Competition makes us faster; Collaboration makes us better!” – Anonymous
In a community such as the Fraser Valley, there are going to be clicks and groupings that not everyone fits into. But with that being said, the community in the Valley is so vast and continues to grow each and everyday. Because of this wonderful community and “tribe” being built I have been fortunate to meet some amazing individuals; and Cait Kennedy is definitely one of them!
5TH ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
On November 18th, Highstreet Shopping Centre will host its annual Holiday Show and Tree Lighting. On for it’s fifth year in a row, the show and attractions just keep getting better and better.
“Only the knife knows what goes on in the heart of a pumpkin.” – Simon Schwarz-Bart
As the summer season has officially come to a close it’s time to pull out all things pumpkin! Yes, that includes pumpkin spice and everything nice. Fall is a very anticipated season among many: the crisp weather, layers, and of course going to the pumpkin patch.
If you’re from the Fraser Valley (Abbotsford specifically) you’ll know there are no shortages of patches to choose from – and it’s fun for the whole family. Grab your umbrellas, gum boots, and scarves and head out for an afternoon of fun.
“In America, there are two classes of travel: first-class and with children.” — Robert Benchley
For those who have traveled with toddlers (not infants), I salute you. Packing numerous peoples luggage, cleaning the home, and making a million to-do and to-pack list’s before you head off on holidays can be very overwhelming. Some may even say it’s crazy, others would say ‘brave’.
If you’re a blogger or a mom active on social media, you’re likely to have heard of Heydy Lopez. Since launching her blog Raising Jay & Abel back in April 2015, this mom of three seems to have it all figured out. From working a full-time job as a legal administrative assistant, raising three boys, and running a successful blog, there is no telling what this powerhouse is up to next.
I swear if I received a dollar for every time someone asked me “why do you live in Abbotsford,” I’d be rich… okay maybe not rich, but I’d have a good chunk of money to possibly afford to move.
To be completely honest, I personally never thought I’d still be living in Abbotsford and raising my son here. I originally moved to The Valley (from North Delta) back in August of 2009, after being accepted to the University of the Fraser Valley’s English program. At that time there was no such thing as Highstreet Mall, our bus system was flawed, and all I wanted to do was pass my N drivers test.
As September is now upon us (seriously where has this year gone?), with kids heading back to school and instilling the routines once again, we are left with only a few short weeks of warm weather. If it were up to me summer would be a year round season and snow would simply not exist.
If you’re anything like me and in-need of some last minute activities to do and enjoy in the Fraser Valley before the weather turns, here are my suggestions:
Misty’s a Surrey girl, she’ll give it up for free” – Urban Dictionary
If you yourself are from the city of Surrey or in other surrounding areas, you’ll know exactly what being called a “Surrey Girl” really means. It’s not a form of a compliment nor a term of endearment – but a harmful jab to degrade a female’s sexuality based on where she lives.