Frolic In The Flowers At The Abbotsford Tulip Festival

Abbotsford Tulip Festival | Photo: Bianca Bujan

Abbotsford Tulip Festival | Photo: Bianca Bujan

Nothing says Spring like strolling through rainbow-coloured rows upon rows of perfectly-pruned perennials, and the Abbotsford Tulip Festival is the perfect spot to do just that.

No longer a drive-through destination, Abbotsford has grown and flourished into a bustling community of its own, worth the hour-long drive from downtown Vancouver to experience the plentiful perks that the Fraser Valley town has to offer. Here’s how to have the perfect Spring day, just an hour away.

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Frolic In The Flowers At The Abbotsford Tulip Festival

Vancouver Motorcycle Show at the Tradex in Abbotsford, Jan 22-24 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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Almost 50 years have passed since Easy Rider, arguably the best biker movie of all time, roared onto the silver screen. Yet the film’s legendary status and mass appeal continues to live on today at events like the annual Vancouver Motorcycle Show.

Running January 22 to 24 2016 at the Tradex Exhibition Centre in Abbotsford, the show has consistently attracted riders and rider wanna-bes of all ages and ability. Show producer Laurie Paetz says the show’s diversity and massive selection of bikes and line-up of entertainment is what fans keep coming back for.

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Vancouver Motorcycle Show at the Tradex in Abbotsford, Jan 22-24 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

The 2014 Vancouver Motorcycle Show (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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Get ready for three whole days filled with chrome, leather, and all of the toys a motorcycle enthusiast could ask for as the 2014 Vancouver Motorcycle show rolls into Abbotsford’s Tradex from January 24-­26, 2014.

The world’s top manufacturers of motorcycles, scooters, and ATVs will be displaying their 2014 models for riders to ogle and inspect. Complete the experience by checking out the latest in apparel, accessories, and touring destinations, all available under one roof.

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The 2014 Vancouver Motorcycle Show (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

6th Annual Fraser Valley Food Show, Oct. 4 – 6 (Free Ticket and Gift Basket Giveaway!)

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The 6th annual Fraser Valley Food Show on October 4, 5, and 6, 2013 announces two more celebrity personalities to accompany Cactus Restaurants’ Executive Chef Rob Feenie on the Celebrity Cooking Stage.

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6th Annual Fraser Valley Food Show, Oct. 4 – 6 (Free Ticket and Gift Basket Giveaway!)

Metro Vancouver Corn Mazes

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While September is heating up with record temperatures around the region, fall is just around the corner and with it comes a bounty of outdoor activities at our local farms. Corn mazes are a big attraction for both young and old as they not only provide hours of entertainment, they are usually coupled with other agricultural activities, farm-gate shopping, and delicious treats. The following is a roundup of corn mazes throughout the region that are open in September and October.

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Metro Vancouver Corn Mazes

The Virgin Diaries: Abbotsford Virgins to appear on TLC reality show

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“I am 29.  I have never had a boyfriend.  I have shared one kiss in 29 years.  Yes, I’m a virgin and no, I don’t plan on being the old, grumpy, crazy spinster that never gets married.”

So begins a diary entry on www.confessionsofa29yearoldvirgin.com, the blog by four Abbotsford women who will be profiled this Sunday on TLC’s new reality show, The Virgin Diaries.

The four ladies, who are all 29 or 30 years old, started the blog four months ago in order to fight back against the stigma of being a virgin in a sex-saturated culture.  They all belong to a small church in Abbotsford called The River and contemplated writing a book about their experiences before deciding to start a blog.

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The Virgin Diaries: Abbotsford Virgins to appear on TLC reality show

Vancouver Motorcycle Show

The Vancouver Motorcyle Show revs into town this Thursday, January 20 and runs until Sunday, January 23 at the Tradex Exhibition Centre in Abbotsford. With nearly 200 exhibitors at this year’s show, you’re going to want to invest at least a day to make your way around!

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Vancouver Motorcycle Show