I have sold a property at 26877 25A AVE in Langley.
Beautiful 2 storey home with a full basement. Nestled in a nice area of Aldergrove is this spacious home on a large fenced lot. Some of the features include hardwood floors and granite countertops, french doors to the den, 4 generous bedrooms up and 3 1/2 bathrooms. Step out to a fully fenced yard with entertainers size deck complete with hot tub and storage shed. The fully finished basement has loads of open space ready for your decorating ideas, and has direct access to the backyard.
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I have listed a new property at 302 1750 MCKENZIE RD in Abbotsford.
Your new home in Alderglen awaits!! Nestled amongst mature trees is this 2 bedroom move in ready corner garden townhouse with no stairs. The open floor plan maximizes the living space with a galley kitchen, walk in pantry/laundry room complete with stacker washer dryer and floor to ceiling shelves. The spacious main bath is also a cheater ensuite accessed from the master bedroom. The generious patio off the living room is perfect for hosting BBQ's and looks out to attractive green space. Alderglen is a family friendly complex that allows a small pet under 25lbs and is conveniently located to shopping, schools, UFV and public transit. If you're looking for affordable living...this is it!! A must see!!
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I have listed a new property at 26877 25A AVE in Langley.
Beautiful 2 storey home with a full basement. Nestled in a nice area of Aldergrove is this spacious home on a large fenced lot. Some of the features include hardwood floors and granite countertops, french doors to the den, 4 generous bedrooms up and 3 1/2 bathrooms. Step out to a fully fenced yard with entertainers size deck complete with hot tub and storage shed. The fully finished basement has loads of open space ready for your decorating ideas, and has direct access to the backyard.
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Weather this weekend is 18-21 chance of showers on Sunday

Friday


Indigenous Awareness Art Expo, Friday 9am-12pm Kariton Art Gallery-House 2387 Ware St

Enjoy original artworks from many aboriginal artists, including Mahood Sculptures.

 

Kellen Saip & Old Abbey Ales Beer Collab Release Party, Friday 5pm-11pm, Old Abby Ales 1A 30321 Fraser HWY

Kellen Saip and Old Abby Ales teamed up to bring you an easy drinking summer beer inspired by the refreshing tastes of iced tea and lemonade. The ‘Don’t Be Scared’ lager is a great name for a beer, so don’t be scared to try something new while enjoying some great music and games.

 

Yoga in the Park, Friday 5:30pm-6:30 2478 McCallum Rd (Jubilee Park)

This is the first free yoga in the park event, it is open to all levels, and is a BYOM (bring your own mat)

 

Savasana into Summer, at Mill Lake Park Friday 7pm-10

This is a free event, but you do need to go to Eventbrite.ca to register.

 

Wine down Friday, 6pm-9pm Singletree Winery (5782 Mt. Lehmen Rd)

$5 cover Jeremy Facknitz, youtube him! He is awesome! and also wine.


Saturday


Mill Lake Music Concert Series, Saturday 7pm-9pm Kaitor Art Gallery

This week Cascadia Wind Ensemble, so bring a chair or blanket and get cozy to some beautiful music!

 

Abbotsford Eatery Grand Opening Party, Saturday 12pm-6pm @ Trading Post Brewery (Abbotsford Eatery)

This is a family event!

Beer and wine tasting (Not for the kids though)

Charcuterie Spent grain treats and ice cream samples

a Pig Roast, Face Painting, Kids activities, Live music, and Giveaways

 

Summer Fest at Abby Farm and Country Market, Saturday 9am-1pm 33771 George Ferguson Way

Along with all the great vendors there will also be some live music.

 

Sirens For Life Blood Donation Event, Saturday 9:30am-3:30

Abbotsford’s First Responders are inviting our community to join us to donate blood on behalf of your local heroes this summer. You can reserve a time online at www.blood.ca or call 1-888-2-DONATE

 

Abbotsford Community in Bloom Garden Tour, Saturday 10am-3pm Tanglebank Gardens & Brambles Bistro (Cutest name EVER) 29985 Downes Rd

Enjoy a self-guided tour of Abbotsford’s Private Gardens. Tickets at Tanglebank. Refreshments and music as well.


Sunday


BBQ with AbbyPD, Sunday 11:30-1pm 2808 Garden St V2T 3R5

Meet the Chief and Local Officers at this family friendly free event!

 

This event is going all weekend!


Rescue Dog & Cat/Kitten Adoption Event, PetSmart (3122 Mt. Lehman Rd HighStreet)

Embrace Discarded Animal Society in conjunction with PetSmart is holding an adoption event! Helping to find these little cuties their furever homes.



-Alyson UA

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I have listed a new property at 36036 SPYGLASS CRT in Abbotsford.
Unique east Abbotsford home with mountain and valley views! Best described as a reverse 2 storey/split level this over 3,000sqft home offers beautiful features such as 20' ceilings, hardwood floors with inlay details, quartz countertops throughout and a unique layout that gives you many rooms that can be customized for a number of different uses. Enjoy the views from either of the 2 decks; one, with a hot tub room, is off the huge master suite, the other is off the living/kitchen area. Complete with a 3 car garage and perched on a private lane just off of Whatcom Rd this is a great opportunity.
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I have listed a new property at 114 33030 GEORGE FERGUSON WAY in Abbotsford.
THE CARLISLE!! Looking for a centrally located condo? This is it!! Spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom corner condo with some recent updates including flooring and paint. Extra large kitchen, dining room and living room with beautiful floor to ceiling stone fireplace. Relax on the balcony...1st floor, but not on ground floor. 50+ age restricted building with secure underground parking. Very easy to view. Call today!!!
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The weather is mild this weekend, 18 with chance of showers tomorrow and 21 and cloudy for Sunday, not too hot and not too cold! 


Your favourite berry has its own festival! The Strawberry Festival is on Saturday from 9am-6pm at Maan Farms. Wine tasting, U-Pick, entertainment, strawberry wagon tours a real-life strawberry princess, and basically anything and everything strawberry! So, if you are insanely obsessed with like strawberries, this event is a must! $15 online and $20 in store.


There is a butterfly Release Party at the Mission Library! Enjoy some stories and getting up and close to some Painted Lady Butterflies! Saturday 2pm-3pm at the Mission Library. 


Saturday evening is Indigenous Performers night! This is the kick off to the Mill Lake Concert Series. Bring a blanket or some chairs and enjoy the amazing talents of Indigenous Hip Hop Artists and their message of Anti-Bullying! 7pm @ 2387 Ware St.


The Trethewey House is hosting Aboriginal Arts and Culture Day on Sunday 10am-5pm. This is a free family event in recognition of Aboriginal Awareness Month. Learn about Aboriginal culture, art, history and tradition! There is a drum making workshop starting at 11am with Darren Charlie!


The 23rd annual Fraser Valley Children’s festival is happening on Sunday 10am-4pm, at Fraser River Heritage Park. This event is free, and parking is by donations. There will be stilt walkers, a costume tent, horses, dragon creations (not sure what that is but it sounds cool!) AND MUCH MORE


Do you love hot sauce? Well if so Natures Pickin’s will be hosting a Hot Sauce tasting on Sunday at 12! 


Have an awesome weekend!


-Alyson UA

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I have listed a new property at 68 32691 GARIBALDI DR in Abbotsford.
Carriage Lane!! 1 bedroom plus den (could easily be second bedroom) with Mt Baker view! This nicely kept upper unit has 2 decks, a large kitchen, spacious living and dining, in suite laundry plus storage, a den with a pocket door to easily convert it to a guest suite or second bedroom and covered parking. Excellent location within the complex with Mt Baker views from the front and treed landscaping off the back. Enjoy the convenience of being close to shopping, transit and more without the traffic and noise. Low monthly Strata fees include heat, hydro and hot water. Carriage Lane is a popular 55+ community with many activities and events - there's something for everyone.
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I have sold a property at 21 3292 VERNON TERR in Abbotsford.
Crown Point! Located in East Abbotsford this 2 storey 2 bedroom home is spacious and bright. The main floor has an extra large white kitchen, table height breakfast counter, pendant lighting and a family room or eating area that has sliding door access to the front patio. An open living and dining area makes entertaining easy. Step out to the the partially covered back patio with a unique tile inlay feature and a handy storage shed. With a skylight over the stairs and the open loft style upper landing you'll enjoy the flood of natural light throughout. Generous bedrooms and 2 full baths make up the upper floor. Great Clubhouse with kitchen/bar, pool table, library and workshop. 55+ Small pet okay. Strata fees include electricity and water. Popular complex, so hurry!!!
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I have listed a new property at 302 1750 MCKENZIE RD in Abbotsford.
Affordable living in Alderglen! Nestled amongst mature trees is this 2 bedroom move in ready corner unit The open floor plan maximizes the living space with galley kitchen, a walk in pantry/laundry room complete with stacker washer dryer and floor to ceiling shelves, and the spacious main bath that is also a cheater ensuite. The generous patio off the living room is perfect for hosting BBQ's and looks out to attractive greenspace. Alderglen is a well run family friendly complex that is conveniently located close to shopping, schools, UFV and public transit.
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I have sold a property at 403 32044 OLD YALE RD in Abbotsford.
Green Gables top floor corner condo! This massive 2 bedroom plus Den home is over 1,300 sq.ft! Vaulted ceilings, 2 balconies with mountain views, large picture windows and a skylight in the kitchen gives it that "penthouse" feel. Enjoy the unique layout for easy living and entertaining like the large open living and dining, a separate den or family room and a master suite that has it's own balcony, a walk in closet and a 3 piece ensuite with an extra large shower. No lack of storage in the family sized kitchen and generous laundry room. Freshly painted throughout and spotlessly clean this home is ready for your final touch. Green Gables is a 25+ condo and is located in central Abbotsford. Immediate possession possible.
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MAY LONG WEEKEND is almost here! What are your plans? The weather is supposed to be 21-22 and partly cloudy for Saturday and Sunday. then on Monday it might rain.

 

The Fort Langley Beer + Food festival is happening on Saturday 12pm-6pm. This event is 19+ and tickets are available at www.fortlangley.beer  23433 Mavis Ave.

 

There is a grand opening event at Everything Wine Abbotsford.  If you like wine check out this new location and enjoy wine and light snacks. Doors open at 10am 1828 McCallum Rd

 

The Cloverdale Rodeo is this weekend! Starting tonight with the 42nd Annual Bed Races starting at 5:45-7pm with skateboard demos, decorated bike parade and the bed races starting at 6:15pm

The 22nd Annual Cloverdale Chili Cook-off is tomorrow starting at 4:30-6:30pm, not only do you get to taste some yummy chili, there will be bouncy castles (maybe before all that chili), face painting and entertainment at the Clover Square Village Mall at 17700 HWY #10

On Saturday the 73rd annual Cloverdale Rodeo Parade is starting at 10am. I love a good ol’ fashioned parade, don’t you?

 

There is so much to do this weekend! A lot of the Farmers Markets have opened for the season, which is your favourite? 


Don't forget to tell us what your plans are!! And we love pictures of yummy foods (wink), and all the fun activities that you all do! 

 

-Alyson UA

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I have sold a property at 303 33708 KING RD in Abbotsford.
College Park...Southeast Corner unit on the 3rd floor with wrap around Deck! Nicely finished large 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo with modern colours, laminate and tile floors, wainscoting and bright white kitchen. This beautiful home is move in ready. Be in for summer and enjoy the huge deck that looks out on Green space. 2 side by side underground parking stalls. No age restriction and a small pet is allowed. Located close to UFV, shopping and the Abbotsford Event Center. This one is a definite must see!!!
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I have sold a property at 3298 MCKINLEY DR in Abbotsford.
East Abbotsford-McKinley Heights! Perfect two family home or home with mortgage helper. This well thought out home has been updated with white kitchen cabinets, quality finishings in the legal suite that are in-law worthy, and a recently installed heat pump keeps it cool on those hot summer days. The layout provides spacious living areas and private bedrooms. The 3 bedrooms, family room, living room, 2 full baths, large balcony, home office or rec room, laundry room and beautifully landscaped, fully fenced backyard make living here easy. The legal suite has 2 bedrooms, a white kitchen with pantry, gas fireplace and a private patio. Make an appointment to view!!!
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I have sold a property at 32 32659 GEORGE FERGUSON WAY in Abbotsford.
Spacious upper end townhouse in gated Canterbury Gate! If you're looking at condos, but want your own garage and private entrance this is it!! Welcome home to this move in ready sparkling clean 2 bedroom 2 bath home. The open living/dining space makes entertaining family and friends a breeze. Relax on the covered back balcony equipped with roller privacy shades (access through the living room and the second bedroom/den), or soak in the sun on the south facing front open deck. A functional Galley kitchen flows through to a sunny breakfast nook and has plenty of cabinetry for storage. Huge master suite, garage and excellent central location this one has it all. 45+. No pets, no rentals. A must see!!!
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I have listed a new property at 115 31850 UNION AVE in Abbotsford.
FERNWOOD MANOR. Very affordable, 2 bedroom condo. Open floor plan with spacious living and dining area. The Master bedroom has a walk through closet leading to the 4 piece cheater ensuite. Super clean and finished with laminate floors, this condo includes in suite washer/dryer and a storage room off the comfortable balcony. Located close to everything with plenty of visitor parking, 1 underground parking stall and extra vehicle parking may be available if needed. Fernwood Manor is a quiet 55+ age restricted building with no rentals permitted. Strata fees include: Electricity, Heat and Hot water. First floor but not ground floor. Nicely kept and move in ready. Very quick possession is possible!!!
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·         There will be brunches Galore this weekend for Mother’s Day, but if you’re looking for something a little bit     different here’s a copulation of events this weekend.

 

·         The Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival will be in Abbotsford this Saturday 11am-6pm. There will be live music, and Magician Wes Barker, face painting, photo booth, AND TWENTY FOOD TRUCK including Tacofino! OH YA!  This event is being held at Thunderbird Memorial Square (right next to City Hall)

 

·         There is a Vintage Spring Market on May 10 (4pm-9pm) and May 11th (10am-5pm) at 46050 Higginson Rd Chilliwack (Higginson Heritage Homestead). Admission is $5 children and parking are free

 

·         Opening day of the Yarrow Farm Market is on Friday 4pm-8pm, located at 4380 Kehler St. Chilliwack

 

·         The Hard Rock Casino is hosting a Mother’s Day Brunch. Doors open at 11am and brunch will be served at 11:30 until 2pm. Adults: $29.99 and children: $15.99. Tickets need to be booked in advance

 

·         Lepp Farm Market is hosting a Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet! Adults $34.99 and children (12 and under) $17.99, and children under 5 are free! Not only do they have a variety of tasty treats, they also have an omelet station! Woot WOOT!





-Alyson UA

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I have listed a new property at 3298 MCKINLEY DR in Abbotsford.
East Abbotsford-McKinley Heights! Perfect two family home or home with mortgage helper. This well thought out home has been updated with white kitchen cabinets, quality finishings in the legal suite that are in-law worthy, and a recently installed heat pump keeps it cool on those hot summer days. The layout provides spacious living areas and private bedrooms. The 3 bedrooms, family room, living room, 2 full baths, large balcony, home office or rec room, laundry room and beautifully landscaped, fully fenced backyard make living here easy. The legal suite has 2 bedrooms, a white kitchen with pantry, gas fireplace and a private patio. Make an appointment to view!!!
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My Grandfather and his family migrated to Abbotsford from Manitoba in the early 1940’s, they had been a part of a Mennonite Colony that had fled Russia in 1925. Our history is rich in Abbotsford, and Abbotsford has a rich history. From its first mill and its ties to the CP Railway to being known as the Berry capital of Canada. A while back I wrote a couple of short posts about Abbotsford’s Mill Lake history, one of my most favorite places in Abbotsford, and I felt that it deserved its own blog post. So here it is.


In the late 1800's Mill Lake's first mill produced over 50,000 railway ties for the Canadian Pacific Railway, which was promised to British Columbia to get the colony to join the confederation in 1871, which they did (YEAH). The lake was originally named Bais Lake, after a pioneer farmer. Later it was named Abbotsford Lake due to the proximity of the small village of Abbotsford, however, that name did not last long and soon after it was named Mill Lake.

Did you know, the Japanese water lilies that float on the lake today were brought over from Japan by the homesick wives of the mill workers in the early 1900's? Many of the workers were Japanese, Chinese and South Asian during the late 1800’s and 1900’s. The Abbotsford Timber and Trading Company, that was established in 1912 nine years after the Tretheway brothers purchased the mill on Mill Lake, donated building materials for Abbotsford's first Sikh Temple. The lumber was carried by Sikh men, by hand, from the lake to the temple location on South Fraser Way where it still stands and is one of Canada’s oldest Sikh Temple.

The mill closed down in 1934 due to the Great Depression and a severe depletion of the forests in the area, which caused frequent flooding. The Abbotsford Lions Club purchased the site, and with the help of the District of Matsqui, they removed the old mill equipment and started to develop the park into what it is today.

Mill Lake is full of trout and is apart of the “fishing in the city” program designated by the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC, there is an outdoor pool, splash park, and some great playgrounds for the kids. The easy walking trails around the lake let you really take in the beauty of it. The lake is home of the Western Painted Turtle, which is an endangered list, a pair of resident bald eagles, cheeky squirrels, and ducks, lots of ducks.

·         Most of this information was researched on http://boulevardgroup.ca

 

-Alyson Whittle UA

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I have listed a new property at 303 33708 KING RD in Abbotsford.
College Park...Southeast Corner unit on the 3rd floor with wrap around Deck! Nicely finished large 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo with modern colours, laminate and tile floors, wainscoting and bright white kitchen. This beautiful home is move in ready. Be in for summer and enjoy the huge deck that looks out on Green space. 2 side by side underground parking stalls. No age restriction and a small pet is allowed. Located close to UFV, shopping and the Abbotsford Event Center. This one is a definite must see!!!
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