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

Social Media Marketing

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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

Social Media Marketing

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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

Social Media Marketing

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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

Social Media Marketing

 

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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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I have listed a new property at 105 2513 BOURQUIN CRES W in Abbotsford.
Executive style townhome on Mill Lake! Edgewater Properties (55+) is a collection of 8 townhomes that rarely come available for sale. Besides it's prime location this home is spacious, over 2,200 sq.ft, has the master suite on the main floor with a huge ensuite and walk in closet, vaulted ceilings in the living room, french doors to the dining room, a den and laundry. The many windows and patio doors bring the outside in and provide access to the expansive deck. Upstairs has 2 bedrooms, a full bath, a large open family room and a convenient storage area. Large double garage. Central A/C. This home has been well loved for many years and is ready for your decorating ideas. A must see!! Immediate possession possible.
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I have sold a property at 412 33478 ROBERTS AVE in Abbotsford.
ASPEN CREEK!! Top floor condo with vaulted ceilings! This unique 1 bedroom home feels so much larger than it's actual square footage. The vaulted ceiling with an extra large picture window brings in tons of light and creates a grand, airy living space. Nice features such as stainless appliances, generous sized kitchen, large bedroom and stacker washer/dryer. Located at 5 corners and walking distance to the many boutique shops and restaurants in Historic Downtown Abbotsford. A must see!!
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Do you have plans this weekend? If not check out these events for April 26-28


Like flowers? Who doesn’t! Check out the Yarrow plant sale in Chilliwack Saturday from 9am to noon! The biggest little plant sale features local growers which is great!

There is a BlossomFest at the Taves farm on Saturday and Sunday. What is a Blossomfest you ask, well theres going to be a Gnome Scavenger Hunt, sunflower seed planting, crafts, hay rides and a petting barn. 10am-4pm Adult prices are $4.50 and children $10.95.  Located at the Taves Farm!

If pretty things aren’t your jam, you should check out the BC Reptile Clubs Spring Expo. It runs throughout the weekend from 10am-5 on Saturday and 10am-4 on Sunday. You can expect to see, snakes, and lizard and amphibians OH MY! $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for children 4-13yrs (children under 4 free). Located at the Ag-Rec Center 32470 Haida Dr.

If music is what you’re into, these next events are for you!

There is a FVCW (Fraser Valley Community Winds) & FVWE (Fraser Valley Wind Ensemble) Annual Spring Concert “The Hero’s Journey” at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium. Tickets on sale at FVCW.ca $15 for adults, $10 for students/seniors/children.

The Abbotsford Quilter Guild Show will feature singer Jana Seale on Friday and Saturday, from 11am-5 you can enjoy music, amazing quilts, a raffle and tea room, as well as merchants. Tickets are $5 at the door.  3145 Gladwin Rd (Abbotsford Pentecostal Assembly Church)

On Saturday The Rundown (Band) will be preforming at the Canadian Brewhouse at 9pm-midnight. They will sing all your favourites and you can enjoy great food and drinks that the Brewhouse has to offer. This is an adult only show.

If you like country music, then you will LOVE Sean Burns. I have personally seen him 3x in the last 4 years. It is always a blast to watch him play! You can check him out on Sunday at TractorGrease Café from 1-4pm. 48710 Chilliwack Lake Rd V4Z 1A6.

The Hard Rock Casino Vancouver is presenting Platinum Blond and Chilliwack on Saturday. Get your tickets at ticketmaster.com, the remaining tickets are $70.25 a piece. This is an 18+ show.

Kids driving you nuts? Bring them down to Abbotsford Community Library. Every Saturday till June, the library hosts Blastoff to Story time at 11:30am.

The Langley Fine Arts School’s Photography and Creative writing department have an exhibit in Fort Langley called “This is Kwantlen” 24 large scale black and white portraits and biographies displayed around Fort Langley identifying the importance of the Kwantlen First Nations to the community. This Exhibit runs until May 31st.

Looking for some awesome deals? Check out the Free community garage sale at Extra Storage Now, on, Saturday from 9am-4. 3210 McCallum Rd.

There is the Vintage Barn Market at The Heritage Park Chilliwack, 44140 Luckakuck Rd. Runs Friday 4-10pm and Saturday 10am-6pm.

Mission downtown is hosting a Spring Fling Sidewalk Sale on Saturday from 11am-3pm. I LOVE SHOPPING!

There is so much going on in the Fraser Valley!! Do you plan on going to any of these events? Or is there something we didn’t mention, that you are going too? Let us Know!

 

***Rely on Rene is not affiliated with any of these businesses or community events.

 

 

-Alyson Whittle UA

Social Media Marketing

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I have sold a property at 31698 CHARLOTTE AVE in Abbotsford.
Welcome to your oasis in the city! On an incredible 60'x171' manicured lot is this feature rich split entry home. The renovated kitchen is finished in dark maple cabinetry, stainless appliances and french doors to the massive covered sundeck with high end awning & NG hook-up for your BBQ. Rich Acacia hardwood runs throughout the main floor including the 3bdrms. Downstairs has a family/rec room, den, large laundry/storage area with outside access. The outdoor space is simply beautiful. Entertain on the deck or "cobble stone" type patio, or relax by the beautiful water feature complete with waterfall & fish pond. Perfectly situated, backing Fish Trap Creek, with quick access to Discovery Trail & walking distance to all levels of schools and Public Recreation. OCP:Urban 3-Infill. A must see!!
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