events & programs

all events & programs take place at the reach unless otherwise noted.

Film Nights @ The Reach

December 1, 2014 - December 31, 2015

Films start at 7pm! | FREE Admission

The Reach will be hosting monthly Film Nights! Please see the below schedule for updates.

Friday, January 9 - NO FILM NIGHT
Friday, February 13 - TBD
Friday, March 13 - TBD
Friday, April 10 - TBD
Friday, May 8 - NO FILM NIGHT
Friday, June 12 - TBD
Friday, July 10 - TBD
Friday, August 14 - TBD
Friday, September 11 - NO FILM NIGHT, Cultural Days
Friday, October 9 - NO FILM NIGHT, Cultural Days
Friday, November 13 - TBD
Friday, December 11 - TBD

We value your input! Please let us know if there are particular films that you would like us to show. Forward questions or suggestion to:

Cherlandra Estrada,
Special Events & Marketing Coordinator
at 604 864-8087 x 117 or

Sunday Family Arts

January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015


Pre-Registration Required | 1-3pm

All Ages
Dec 7, 14

Bring the whole family out for our fun crafts sessions in the studio. Our Projects are often based on our current exhibitions, Holidays or relevant themes. This is a great opportunity for little ones to practice their motor skills, and for parents to let loose and enjoy some art making!

Please call 604 864 8087 ext 111 to register.

Culture - Coffee - Cookies

January 6, 2015 - December 29, 2015

EVERY Tuesday @ 10:30am | FREE Admission

What is Culture, Coffee & Cookies (also known as C3)?

C3 is a program dedicated to providing stimulating and enjoyable learning opportunities for people of retirement age. Join us in this relaxed and social setting to discuss and participate in community culture. Each cultural presentation or activity will be followed by an opportunity to enjoy some refreshments while socializing with your peers.

What Topics Will be Covered

We are aiming to cover topics that will interest all members of Abbotsford retirement age community. Please feel free to suggest topics that are of interest to you.

How can you participate?

Attend weekly or when the topic interests you. This program is FREE, though pre-registration is required. There are various volunteer opportunities available for the c3 program. Ask us for more information.

How to Register?

You can register in person at The Reach - 32388 Veterans Way Abbotsford, BC V2T 0B3, or by phone 604 864 8087 (dial zero for reception), or online (just watch for the "Next Up C3" posts on our events page)


Every Tuesday at 10:30am. Cultural presentations will be 45 minutes to an hour, followed by coffee and cookies.


All C3 programs will take place at The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford 32388 Veterans Way Abbotsford, BC V2T 0B3 unless otherwise stated.


This program is geared towards adults of retirement age, though everyone is welcome. Please bring friends and family.

It's Not The Ships... My War Years
Presenter: Philip Sherwood

January 6, 2015

10:30am | FREE Admission

New Program Launch

Culture, Coffee & Cookies (C3) will launch on January 6th, 2015. At this event author Philip Sherwood will be presenting on his newest book It’s Not The Ships. . . My War Yearsfollowed by an opportunity to have your book signed by the author. Books will be available for sale after the presentation. For more information on Philip, please see his feature page.

  • 45 minute presentation by the author: wartime memoirs of Canada’s most highly decorated submariner
  • 15 minute Q & A period
  • Coffee and Cookies
  • An opportunity to socialize and have a laugh with friends

Pre-registration is required. Spots fill up fast, sign up now!

to register

In person at The Reach: 32388 Veterans Way Abbotsford

By phone: 604 864 8087, dail “0” for the front desk


This event is geared towards adults

C3 Schedule

Tuesday, January 6 @ 10:30am
It's Not The Ships... My War Years
Presenter: Philip Sherwood

Tuesday, January 13 @ 10:30am
The Face of Abbotsford
Presenter: Kris Foulds

Tuesday, January 20 @ 10:30am
Writing A Letter to Your Grandchildren
Presenter: Bill Overy

Tuesday, January 27 @ 10:30am
Moments to Remember: The Fifties in Canada and the Fraser Valley
Presenter: Molly Ungar

PechaKucha Abbotsford Vol 5
CONNECTIONS: Doing What We Love and Loving What We Do

February 12, 2015

6:30pm | By Donation

12 Fabulous Speakers and a Spectacular Gallery Exhibition

A lively 20 slides x 20 second presentation style featuring stories about doing what we love! The event includes a gala reception in UFV's S’eliyemetaxwtexw Art Gallery featuring visual connections through community branding projects and typography portraits created by UFV's Graphic + Digital Design students!

UFV Abbotsford
Thursday, February 12
Reception 5:00 pm: Building B, 136 Gallery
PechaKucha 6:30 pm: Building B, 101 Lecture Theatre