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Faded image of the brown and yellow craftsman-style Trethewey House with the words "We're Hiring!" over top in Heritage Abbotsford Red

Research Assistant (SASET)

Position Title: Virtual Program Facilitator
Reports to: Collections Manager
Position Type: 7 hours/day, 5 days/week
Duration of Position: May 24th through August 20th, 2021.
Salary: $17.60/hr

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Call for Candidates: HERITAGE ABBOTSFORD SOCIETY Board of Directors and Committee/Members at Large

Heritage Abbotsford is a charitable organization whose mission is to collect, record, preserve and share the stories of Abbotsford. Our Heritage Interpretive Program creates a lasting impression on several thousand individuals each year. As the Society’s programs enters its 54th year of delivery, the Board of Directors are hoping to recruit individuals to join the Board of Directors or join a Committee as a Member at Large.

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Faded image of Trethewey House with "Heritage Abbotsford AGM 2022".

Notice of AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Heritage Abbotsford Society will be held on Wednesday, March 16th, 2022 at 6:30 PM via Zoom.

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View of the drained lake bed that is now Sumas Prairie

Sumas Lake: A Quick Look at a Long History

Sumas Lake was and is very important to the Stó:lō peoples, especially the Semá:th. For them, the lake was a source of food, a place to live, a watery highway, and a place which featured in oral histories. Fish and waterfowl were abundant and provided an easy and varied source of food. The lake was large, approximately 10,000 acres, but during the spring freshet (May to July), it often expanded to three times that size.

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Stories to Spaces: A History of Pride in Abbotsford

It was a dreary evening in early October of 2017 when massive numbers of Fraser Valley residents turned up at Garden Park Tower on Clearbrook Road to welcome supporters of anti-Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) curriculum. These anti-LGBTQ2S+ speakers spoke about the so-called “social contagion” that is LGBTQ2S+ communities through long speeches, videos and questions that spanned an exhausting two and a half hours.

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First edition of the Punjabi Patrika from October 1st, 1996.

Stories to Spaces: The Punjabi Patrika

“Home is where family is. Today, after forty-six years, Abbotsford is home to us.”

I landed in Vancouver from Malaysia on the 30th of September, 1974. And my friend from Abbotsford was there, and decided that we would go to Abbotsford.

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Members of the BC House of Commons on the day UNDRIP legislation was introduced.

Working with UNDRIP Workshop

As of May 2016, Canada became a full supporter, without qualification, of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (the Declaration). But, what does that mean and how does it affect how you consult and accommodate Indigenous Peoples? What are the legal and policy issues around adopting and implementing the Declaration in Canada, including the application of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC)?

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Faded image of the brown and yellow craftsman-style Trethewey House with the words "We're Hiring!" over top in Heritage Abbotsford Red

Virtual Program Facilitator (SASET)

Position Title: Virtual Program Facilitator
Reports to: Collections Manager
Position Type: 7 hours/day, 5 days/week
Duration of Position: May 24th through August 20th, 2021.
Salary: $17.60/hr

Read More »
Faded image of the brown and yellow craftsman-style Trethewey House with the words "We're Hiring!" over top in Heritage Abbotsford Red

Research Assistant (SASET)

Position Title: Research Assistant
Reports to: Collections Manager
Position Type: 7 hours/day, 5 days/week
Duration of Position: May 24th through August 20th, 2021.
Salary: $17.60/hr

Read More »
3/4 view of Trethewey House Heritage Site

CERIP Funding Press Release

This week, Heritage BC joined the Province of British Columbia in announcing the results of the single largest funding program to support B.C.’s unique heritage infrastructure.

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History of Racism in Abbotsford

History of Racism in Abbotsford Content Warning: White Supremacy, Racism, Ableism, Sexism, Bigotry, Strong Language. In the December 3rd, 1925 edition of the “Abbotsford, Sumas

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Heritage Abbotsford Soft Reopen

Hello, everybody! Heritage Abbotsford will, effective immediately, be starting the process of reopening its facilities. Right now, that means the Legacies on the Lake exhibit

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Downtown Abbotsford Series

We have a couple of entries of the new Downtown Abbotsford series up now across our social media accounts (shameless self-promoting in 3…2…1… our Facebook,

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Word of the Week

We’ve started a new “Halq’eméylem word of the week” series on our social media accounts. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to continue seeing

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Spot the Difference Game 4

In our ongoing commitment to fun, we present our fourth “spot the differences” game. As always, the answer key is provided here on our website,

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Spot the Difference Game 2

Welcome to round 2 of Heritage Abbotsford’s new little “spot the difference” game. Below is the answer key, so if you want to enjoy things

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Spot the Difference Game

A new, recurring “spot the difference” game using collection photos has begun on our Facebook page (so if you haven’t played it yet and would

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Check Out Our Social Media

While many of us are confined to our homes during the recommended self-isolation period brought about by the COVID-19 menace, why not check out Heritage

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