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I have sold a property at 21 3292 VERNON TERR in Abbotsford
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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New property listed in Poplar, Abbotsford
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
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!

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
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
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
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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Mother's Day Weekend

·         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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New property listed in Abbotsford East, Abbotsford
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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Mill Lake History

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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