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• Moss Baskets • Bedding Plants • Proven Winners • Basket Stuffers



Bring your planters and we’ll help you fill them!





Corner of Zero Ave. & Ross Rd. near Abby Airport

604-856-7472 Mon - Sat 9-5:30pm Closed Sunday

Garden gala raises more than $80,000 The Evening in the Garden Gala held on May 31 at the Ramada Plaza raised over $84,235 – with net proceeds of $51,414 – for the Abbotsford Community Foundation (ACF) and its six charity partners. The funds will support summer camps held by the Canadian National Institute for the Blind and The Reach Gallery Museum, mentorship programs for at-risk kids by the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley and assist kids with development needs through the Fraser Valley Child Development Centre. The money will also support the Abbotsford Regional Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit through the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation, and will feed families through Abbotsford Community Services’ Family Centre programs. “Gala funding will also support the Abbotsford Community Foundation’s Smart and Caring Community initiative to help children living in poverty in our community,� said ACF executive

Annual Municipal Report

Multi-Materials British Columbia

Pursuant to the Community Charter, the City of Abbotsford Annual Municipal Report will be presented at the Executive Committee meeting of Council at 3:00 pm, on Monday, June 23, 2014, in the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC. The public will be given an opportunity to speak to the Annual Municipal Report at the meeting.

The City of Abbotsford is not currently participating in the Multi-Materials British Columbia (MMBC) program for curbside collection. MMBC is a provincially approved product stewardship program, created to regulate the recycling of all packaging and printed paper in BC. The City of Abbotsford will be reviewing options for joining the MMBC program, but will not participate until 2015 at the earliest.

The Annual Municipal Report will be available for public inspection during regular of¿ce hours, excluding statutory holidays, from June 9, 2014, in the Finance & Corporate Services Department on the 6th Àoor of City Hall.

Curbside collection of recyclables in Abbotsford will continue as usual. Please continue to place recycling out weekly on your collection day.

Abbotsford Police Department The Abbotsford Police Department, with staff strength in excess of 300, is committed to making Abbotsford the safest city in BC. Through continuous improvement and innovation, we strive to provide the highest quality of service to our growing community. We are currently accepting applications for the following volunteer opportunity.

Reserve Constable Program Are you interested in a career in law enforcement or are you a civic minded person who wants to give back to their community? The Abbotsford Police Department is currently accepting applications for the reserve program. Minimum quali¿cations: • Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident. • Must be 19 years of age at time of application. • Grade 12 diploma or equivalent. • Possess good moral and ethical character. • Be physically ¿t. • A valid driver’s licence and a good driving record. Learner and Novice restrictions are not permitted. Successful applicants will be required to obtain a Standard First Aid certi¿cate with CPR and complete the Police Of¿cer’s Physical Ability Test (POPAT). Additionally, hearing, vision and medical clearance forms will be required.

If you have any questions regarding what goes in your blue bag or the MMBC program, please contact the engineering department at or 604-864-5514.

Register for Involve Abbotsford Involve Abbotsford is the premier free learning event for non-proÂżt and community group leaders. Engage with our professional presenters and get inspired to serve your community, participants, and clients like never before. Workshops include Grant Writing, Social Media and Marketing, Strategic Planning, Board Presentations and more. Matsqui Centennial Auditorium 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford Register at

What’s Happening at the Abbotsford Centre? Brit Floyd Sunday, June 8 – 8:00 pm

If this opportunity is of interest to you visit for more information and directions on “How to Apply�.

Alan Jackson Tuesday, September 23 – 7:30pm

The Abbotsford Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we encourage diversity.

Join Mayor and Council on June 23, 2014 at 7:00 pm as they honor and recognize the 2014 Order of Abbotsford recipients. The ceremony will take place at the end of the Regular Council meeting in the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, which is located at 32315 South Fraser Way. The 2014 Order of Abbotsford recipients are: • Elizabeth Carter • Betty Johnston • Barry Marsden • Charles D. Wiebe The Order of Abbotsford recognizes and honours individuals who have served with the greatest distinction and excelled in ¿elds of endeavor bene¿ting the residents of the City of Abbotsford. Each year, City Council recognizes outstanding community leaders who have been involved in community service and demonstrated a sustained commitment to the betterment of the majority of the residents of Abbotsford.



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We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those applicants selected to complete the full application package will be contacted.

2014 Order of Abbotsford Presentations

For more information contact Susan Federspiel, Community Developer, at 604-557-1464 or email

Successful applicants must obtain an enhanced background/ security clearance, which may include a polygraph test.

Closing date: August 01, 2014

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Hank and Pam Kroeker pose beside a vintage Rolls Royce at the Abbotsford Community Foundation’s Evening in the Garden gala at the Ramada Plaza on Saturday night.

Brad Paisley Friday, October 3 – 7:30pm Doobie Brothers Sunday, October 26 – 7:30pm John Fogerty Friday, November 28 – 8:00pm


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