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All around Abbotsford, people are supporting one another and showing how they care. #abbycares is about getting through this time together. You can show how you care here, and share it with others.

The City will be sharing content here to help families stay active and engaged in their community, and to keep spirits high while we "Stay Together by Staying Apart" and inspire others.

Ideas for keeping spirits high:

  • Download our coloring sheet and share your window art at #abbycares.
  • Join in on the 7 PM SALUTE to our healthcare and frontline workers. Get out your cowbells, pots and pans and your best cheering voice. Share the video to #abbycares.
  • Decorate your sidewalks and driveways with sidewalk chalk. Use inspiring messages, fun drawings and take a photo and share it with #abbycares.
  • Check out our Community Events Calendar for some great live virtual entertainment from around the local community at abbotsford.ca.
  • Checkout the Parks, Recreation & Culture Facebook page for activities to keep you active and little ones entertained.

We are all in this together!
Share your stories and ideas below and on social media using #abbycares!

All around Abbotsford, people are supporting one another and showing how they care. #abbycares is about getting through this time together. You can show how you care here, and share it with others.

The City will be sharing content here to help families stay active and engaged in their community, and to keep spirits high while we "Stay Together by Staying Apart" and inspire others.

Ideas for keeping spirits high:

  • Download our coloring sheet and share your window art at #abbycares.
  • Join in on the 7 PM SALUTE to our healthcare and frontline workers. Get out your cowbells, pots and pans and your best cheering voice. Share the video to #abbycares.
  • Decorate your sidewalks and driveways with sidewalk chalk. Use inspiring messages, fun drawings and take a photo and share it with #abbycares.
  • Check out our Community Events Calendar for some great live virtual entertainment from around the local community at abbotsford.ca.
  • Checkout the Parks, Recreation & Culture Facebook page for activities to keep you active and little ones entertained.

We are all in this together!
Share your stories and ideas below and on social media using #abbycares!

  • Read. Learn. Play. at Home with FVRL at www.fvrl.ca

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    about 1 month ago

    FVRL’s Summer Reading Club has begun – Register Here. There’s a club for everyone: Preschoolers, Kids, Teens and Adults. Keep an online reading log and watch our website for weekly online contests and prizes. Preschoolers and Kids earn a medal for 7 weeks of reading and families are invited to enjoy a great lineup of virtual events throughout the summer from storytellers to puppet shows and more. Visit our website for more information.

    Make sure you have lots of books to read this summer by downloading ebooks or placing holds on paper editions. If you don’t have a library card, sign up for an eCard.

    Pick up your holds with our Express service – please check the website for Express service hours. Our outside bookdrop is open 24/7 for returns.

    Your library card gives you 24/7 access to FVRL’s Digital Content:

    • Popular British TV series and movies on Acorn TV
    • Kanopy’s critically acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries and foreign films
    • A wide selection of downloadable magazines through RB Digital
    • Streaming music through Naxos
    • E-learning databases such as Lynda.com
    • and much more – there’s something for everyone.

    Virtual Storytimes premier daily on our Facebook page. View archived programs on our YouTube channel.

    Enjoy our latest Storytime here:


    Let our staff help you uncover your next great read in our collection of ebooks and downloadable audiobooks. Connect with us through our Reading Room services including ReadRadio podcasts, My Reading Adviser and NextReads.

    Check out our Events Calendar to find the latest virtual programs schedule.

    Engage with us on your favourite channel – Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.

    Find COVID-19 resources with our COVID-19 Quick Links.

    FVRL’s Summer Reading Club has begun – Register Here. There’s a club for everyone: Preschoolers, Kids, Teens and Adults. Keep an online reading log and watch our website for weekly online contests and prizes. Preschoolers and Kids earn a medal for 7 weeks of reading and families are invited to enjoy a great lineup of virtual events throughout the summer from storytellers to puppet shows and more. Visit our website for more information.

    Make sure you have lots of books to read this summer by downloading ebooks or placing holds on paper editions. If you don’t have a library card, sign up for an eCard.

    Pick up your holds with our Express service – please check the website for Express service hours. Our outside bookdrop is open 24/7 for returns.

    Your library card gives you 24/7 access to FVRL’s Digital Content:

    • Popular British TV series and movies on Acorn TV
    • Kanopy’s critically acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries and foreign films
    • A wide selection of downloadable magazines through RB Digital
    • Streaming music through Naxos
    • E-learning databases such as Lynda.com
    • and much more – there’s something for everyone.

    Virtual Storytimes premier daily on our Facebook page. View archived programs on our YouTube channel.

    Enjoy our latest Storytime here:


    Let our staff help you uncover your next great read in our collection of ebooks and downloadable audiobooks. Connect with us through our Reading Room services including ReadRadio podcasts, My Reading Adviser and NextReads.

    Check out our Events Calendar to find the latest virtual programs schedule.

    Engage with us on your favourite channel – Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.

    Find COVID-19 resources with our COVID-19 Quick Links.

  • Play & Learn: Playdoh!

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    about 1 month ago

    Join Ms. Chelsea for some fun with Playdoh.
    Registration for Fall Play & Learn REC School is now open. Register online at https://abbotsford.perfectmind.com/23852/Clients/BookMe4… or by calling 604-853-4221. For more information contact the recreation programmer at kdorsey@abbotsford.ca

    Join Ms. Chelsea for some fun with Playdoh.
    Registration for Fall Play & Learn REC School is now open. Register online at https://abbotsford.perfectmind.com/23852/Clients/BookMe4… or by calling 604-853-4221. For more information contact the recreation programmer at kdorsey@abbotsford.ca

  • The Reach: @ Home

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    about 1 month ago


    THE REACH @ HOME

    We may have closed our doors for now, but we’re still here to keep you connected to arts, culture, and heritage.

    The Reach @ Home brings exhibitions, education programs, and (safe!) interactive activities right to your living room.

    Learn about the fascinating history of our community with at-home teaching resources, take a guided video tour of our exhibitions with one of our curators, and while you’re organizing your closets don’t forget to share your heirlooms, stories, and photos with us through our social medial platforms.

    VISIT US ONLINE

    https://www.thereach.ca/athome/

    @thereachgallery on Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/thereachgallery/

    The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford on Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/TheReachGalleryMuseum/

    @TheReach on Twitter
    https://twitter.com/TheReach

    #CultureDoesntStop #TheReachAtHome #AbbotsfordBC


    THE REACH @ HOME

    We may have closed our doors for now, but we’re still here to keep you connected to arts, culture, and heritage.

    The Reach @ Home brings exhibitions, education programs, and (safe!) interactive activities right to your living room.

    Learn about the fascinating history of our community with at-home teaching resources, take a guided video tour of our exhibitions with one of our curators, and while you’re organizing your closets don’t forget to share your heirlooms, stories, and photos with us through our social medial platforms.

    VISIT US ONLINE

    https://www.thereach.ca/athome/

    @thereachgallery on Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/thereachgallery/

    The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford on Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/TheReachGalleryMuseum/

    @TheReach on Twitter
    https://twitter.com/TheReach

    #CultureDoesntStop #TheReachAtHome #AbbotsfordBC

  • Play & Learn: Garden Walkthrough

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    about 1 month ago


    Ms. Chelsea wants to show you her garden. Enjoy a tour of her beautiful plants, and soon to be veggies! Registration for Fall Play & Learn REC School is now open. Register online at https://abbotsford.perfectmind.com/23852/Clients/BookMe4… or by calling 604-853-4221. For more information contact the recreation programmer at kdorsey@abbotsford.ca

    #abbyprc #AbbyRECSchool


    Ms. Chelsea wants to show you her garden. Enjoy a tour of her beautiful plants, and soon to be veggies! Registration for Fall Play & Learn REC School is now open. Register online at https://abbotsford.perfectmind.com/23852/Clients/BookMe4… or by calling 604-853-4221. For more information contact the recreation programmer at kdorsey@abbotsford.ca

    #abbyprc #AbbyRECSchool

  • Play & Learn: Story time - Flap your wings

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    2 months ago

    Story time with Ms. Chelsea. Today she is going to read you Flap your Wings by P.D Eastman. Play & Learn REC School registration for Fall 2020 starts this Friday, May 1 by phone at 604-853-4221 or online at https://abbotsford.perfectmind.com/23852/Clients/BookMe4…

    #abbyprc #AbbyRECSchool

    Video Link: Flap your wings

    Story time with Ms. Chelsea. Today she is going to read you Flap your Wings by P.D Eastman. Play & Learn REC School registration for Fall 2020 starts this Friday, May 1 by phone at 604-853-4221 or online at https://abbotsford.perfectmind.com/23852/Clients/BookMe4…

    #abbyprc #AbbyRECSchool

    Video Link: Flap your wings

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  • Play & Learn: Sing and Dance

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    2 months ago

    Sing along and dance with Ms. Monqiue. Play & Learn REC School registration for Fall 2020 will go live on May 1 online at https://abbotsford.perfectmind.com/23852/Clients/BookMe4… and over the phone
    at 604-853-4221.

    Video Link: Sing and Dance

    Sing along and dance with Ms. Monqiue. Play & Learn REC School registration for Fall 2020 will go live on May 1 online at https://abbotsford.perfectmind.com/23852/Clients/BookMe4… and over the phone
    at 604-853-4221.

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  • Play & Learn: Finger Painting

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    2 months ago

    Join Mrs. Chelsea for some spring finger painting fun! You will need paint in different colours, glue, a black marker, scissors and green construction paper.

    Video Link: Play & Learn Finger Painting

    Join Mrs. Chelsea for some spring finger painting fun! You will need paint in different colours, glue, a black marker, scissors and green construction paper.

    Video Link: Play & Learn Finger Painting

  • Play & Learn - Let's Talk about Gardening

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    2 months ago

    Monique from Play & Learn REC School is going to show you what she is doing in her garden.
    What are you doing to prepare your garden at home?
    Share your pictures in the comments.

    #abbyprc #abbycares #AbbyRECschool

    Video Link: Let's Talk about Gardening

    Monique from Play & Learn REC School is going to show you what she is doing in her garden.
    What are you doing to prepare your garden at home?
    Share your pictures in the comments.

    #abbyprc #abbycares #AbbyRECschool

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  • Play & Learn - Clean Up Song

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    2 months ago

    Is your playroom turning into a disaster? Have no fear! Chelsea from REC School is here to sing the clean up song with your kids. A reminder to anyone who is interested in registering for Fall 2020 that registration is open May 1 through Direct2Rec.
    #abbyprc #AbbyRECschool #abbycares

    Video Link:Clean Up Song

    Is your playroom turning into a disaster? Have no fear! Chelsea from REC School is here to sing the clean up song with your kids. A reminder to anyone who is interested in registering for Fall 2020 that registration is open May 1 through Direct2Rec.
    #abbyprc #AbbyRECschool #abbycares

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  • Fitness - 7 Minute Workout

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    2 months ago

    You are going to love the 7 minute morning Mobility workout with Natalia. She is passionate about inspiring patrons to live a healthy and active lifestyle and is currently teaching our Prenatal and “On the Ball” classes at ARC. Natalia is trilingual and has a developed worldly knowledge and experience, allowing her to connect with people of all ages and backgrounds. If you are looking for a trainer to help you build a solid foundation and achieve long-term goals, Natalia is ready for you.
    #abbyprc #abbycares #fitness #motivation

    Video Link: 7 Minute Workout

    You are going to love the 7 minute morning Mobility workout with Natalia. She is passionate about inspiring patrons to live a healthy and active lifestyle and is currently teaching our Prenatal and “On the Ball” classes at ARC. Natalia is trilingual and has a developed worldly knowledge and experience, allowing her to connect with people of all ages and backgrounds. If you are looking for a trainer to help you build a solid foundation and achieve long-term goals, Natalia is ready for you.
    #abbyprc #abbycares #fitness #motivation

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