With a new year comes a yearning for new experiences. We all know how much the city of Vancouver has to offer but the often-overlooked Fraser Valley has many special events and activities going on as well. Here is a look at what’s happening in the Abbotsford and Mission area in the month of January.
- What: Abbotsford Highstreet Mall features activities perfect for parents with toddlers.
- When: Monday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m.
- Where: Meet in the Marshall’s lobby
- Cost: Free!
Also at Highstreet Mall on Tuesdays Story Time and Crafts at 9:30 a.m.
Abbotsford Learning Plus Society
This event features a wide variety of topics and speakers.
- When: Tuesday and Thursday at 10am – 12 pm
- Where: Abbotsford Recreation Centre
- Cost: $5 per session plus $2 ARC drop-in fee.
- Info: [email protected] or call 778-808-7377
Scandinavian Club of the Fraser Valley Pot Luck Dinners
- When: Second Monday of each month (January 12) at 6 p.m.
- Where: Abbotsford Masonic Hall 33860 Pine Street
- Info: Contact Len at 604-857-2740 or Eigil at 604-870-8601
One time events worth checking out before they’re gone
- When: January 23 to 25
- Where: Abbotsford Fraser Valley Trade and Exhibition Centre. Doors open at 10 a.m.
- Cost: Adults – $14
- When: January 19 at 7 p.m.
- Where: Mission Silver City at the Junction
Robbie Burns Supper in Support of Cops for Cancer: Dinner & Dance
- When: January 24
- Where: Mission Cedarbrooke Retirement Residence
- Info: Contact Jimmy at 604-820-3166
- When: January 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Where: Mission Heritage Park Secondary School
Heritage Week: Main Street Art & Heritage Exhibit
- When: January 25 to February 21
- Where: Mission Leisure Center
- What: The classic comedy of mismatched roomies
- When: January 26 at 8 p.m.
- Where: Mission Clarke Theatre
- Tickets: Call The Arts Club Box Office at 1-877-299-1644
Sasquatch Lions Texas Hold’em Fundraiser
- When: January 31, doors open at 6 p.m.
- Where: Mission Deroche Community Hall
- Cost: $50/ticket
- Info: Contact Al at 604-796-9798
I encourage everyone to take a moment this year to spend some time exploring what the Fraser Valley has to offer and challenge you to check out these exciting January events. Let’s ring in the new year enjoying some local happenings!
Did we miss an event? Let us know by e-mailing [email protected].
Written and curated by Dani Nadeau. Connect with Dani on Twitter at @DanielleNadeau4.
Feature image: Winter Farmers Market via Shutterstock