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A Holiday Wonderland comes to Sevenoaks SEE PAGE 26
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Free family-oriented holiday experience From November 17 to December 24, families can enjoy Merry and Bright, a free interactive holiday experience held at Sevenoaks Shopping Centre in Abbotsford. The first floor of the former Sears location will be transformed into a holiday wonderland filled with festive fun, Christmas tree displays and live entertainment on the Sound of the Season Stage. “We wanted to create a family-oriented experience that was different and fun, as well as give back to the community,” said marketing director Tricia Schmuland. Featured activities include Letters to Santa, Craft Cabin and a Toy Station. There will also be cookie decorating for $1 per cookie at Sugar Town Bakery. Families who participate in the scavenger hunt will receive a chance to win a $2,000 travel prize. Sevenoaks Shopping Centre has expanded their annual Trees of Hope program for Merry and Bright. The decorated trees will be displayed throughout the experience in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley and the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation.
“Year after year Trees of Hope brings the community together for some festive fun in support of local charities,” said Liz Harris, executive director of the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation. Launched in 2009, the Trees of Hope community program provides Abbotsford businesses with the opportunity to share in the spirit of giving during the holidays. Donations for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley and the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation will be accepted throughout the eve Merry and Bright will host several other events throughout its run including Santa’s Arrival with Clifford the Elf and Friends on November 17, Communitas Movie Night on November 24, Big Brothers and Sisters Pillow Painting Party on November 27 and It’s a Wonderful Breakfast for the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation on December 6. While Santa may visit the Merry and Bright interactive holiday experience throughout its run, photos with Santa will be located in the Gap Court as usual. From November 17 through December 24, families can enjoy Merry and Bright during regular shopping centre hours. Located at
32900 South Fraser Way, the experience will take around an hour to wind through the different parent-supervised stations. Complimentary tickets are available at
eventbrite.ca by searching “Merry and Bright at Sevenoaks.” Visit shopsevenoaks.com for more information.
WINTER JUBILEE & TREE LIGHTING Dec. 1, 5 to 9 p.m. Historic Downtown Abbotsford
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Harvest Salad with Apples This salad from Half-Baked Harvest combines all the best produce that fall has to offer into one big beautiful salad. Shredded kale, crisp apples, pomegranate, pumpkin seeds, and crispy prosciutto. Usually, I adapt and change ingredients, but this combination is perfect and the caramelized shallot vinaigrette is delicious. Mix up the greens if you like, but using all kale ensures the leftovers (if there are any!) are still crisp for lunch the next day. Healthy, simple and delicious, this salad is my new favourite fall staple. INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon maple syrup 1/3 cup unsalted pumpkin seeds 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto 2 heads kale, shredded 2 apples, thinly sliced, Honeycrisp or Pink Lady are perfect arils (seeds) from 1 pomegranate 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese Handful of dried cranberries CIDER VINAIGRETTE 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 large or 2 small shallots, thinly sliced 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoons fig preserves, I prefer Dalmatia Fig Spread
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2) On the prepared baking sheet, toss together the pumpkin seeds, olive oil, maple syrup, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. Arrange in a single layer. Lay the prosciutto flat around the seeds. Transfer to the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or until the seeds are toasted and the prosciutto is crisp.
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To make the vinaigrette. Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet over high heat. When the oil shimmers, add the shallots, cook until fragrant, 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat, let cool slightly. Add the apple cider vinegar, fig preserves, and thyme. Season with salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes. Pour the vinaigrette over the salad, tossing to combine. Top the salad with toasted pumpkin seeds, crumbled prosciutto, dried cranberries and feta. Eat and enjoy!
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Gray is here to stay Decorating a home in neutral tones has long been recommended as a way to sell a home quickly. But the colour gray also provides a blank canvas for homeowners who have no intention of putting their homes on the market anytime soon. Design experts advise that gray has a broad range. Gray can include everything from silver to charcoal to a dusty cloud. According to the trendsetters at Glidden Paints, gray coordinates well with other colors. Plus, the neutral appeal of gray boasts a timeless quality.
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Gray is not a clear-cut colour that’s simply a 50-50 blend of white and black. Gray has subtle nuances that can lean toward blues, greens, taupes, and more depending on the lighting and surrounding furnishings. That means that homeowners who are ready to replace their furniture or accessories need not necessarily repaint if they’ve previously decorated in shades of gray. Individuals need only replace small items to produce a big effect in rooms where gray is dominant. Because gray is so neutral, it works with soft, calming colors in various pastels, but equally as well with bright reds, yellow and oranges, according to Scott Bodenner, a Brooklyn-based textile designer. Gray also is a predominant colour in natural stones used throughout homes in entryways, bathrooms and kitchens. It can make design sense to maintain continuity throughout by
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