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

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.

Sunday Family Arts

January 11, 2015 - December 31, 2015


Pre-Registration Required | 1-3pm

All Ages
April 26
May 10 and 24

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!

Class capacity is 30 participants. Registration is required. In order to respect the timeframe for classes, latecomers can only be accommodated up to 15 minutes past class start time. At that point, no latecomers will be admitted.

Please call 604 864 8087 ext 0 to register.

Hatha Yoga @ The Reach

January 12, 2015 - May 25, 2015

5:30pm to 6:30pm | $10 Friend of The Reach | $12 Future Friend

Join us at The Reach on Mondays to stretch the mind, body and breath through the practice of Hatha Yoga. Enjoy the health benefits of Yoga such as improved mindfulness, better sleep, increased energy levels and muscle tone, relief from muscle pain and stiffness, improved circulation and overall better general health!

The class is suited for all levels and open to all persons, with modifications offered for several poses.

First Nations Teachings Workshop

April 19, 2015

1:00pm to 5:00pm | FREE Admission

First Nations learning supports the well-being of the self, the family, the community, the land, the spirits and the ancestors. Share in a learning experience beginning in a sacred circle of flowing energy to learn the traditions and sacredness of the talking piece and healing circles then gather around the big drum taking in words of teachings passed down from elders and share in a drumming experience of spiritual awakening.

Photo: Nigit’stil Norbert, Representation | Représentation, (2009), stop motion video | animation image par image, courtesy of the artist | avec la permission de l’artiste

C3 - What's In A Name?
Presenter: Kris Foulds

April 21, 2015

10:30am | FREE Admission

Join us on April 21st at 10:30! Abbotsford’s place names document the community’s origins:  First Nations and pioneers; industries that drove the economy and population growth; community heroes and well-liked politicians, and events that changed the community forever. Sometimes, the names are just a whimsy! Regardless of which, it’s usually a good story!

PechaKucha Abbotsford Vol. 6
New Frontiers

April 28, 2015

6pm | By Donation - (Suggested Donation $10)

Join us for another fantastic PechaKucha Abbotsford! April's theme is "New Frontiers"!

This event will be held at the beautiful HighStreet Shopping Mall - HighStreet: J150-3122 Mt. Lehman Rd, Abbotsford, BC V4X 2M9.

In addition the PechaKucha, discover the Valley’s hidden design gems at the Portfolio Show of the University of the Fraser Valley’s Graphic and Digital Design (GDD) program.

4 pm to 6 pm: Meet the Designers
6 pm to 9 pm: PechaKucha, New Frontiers

A list of our speakers will be available soon. Keep checking the website for more information.

110 Stories
A Site-Specific Theatre Experience - By Sarah Tuft

May 1, 2015 - May 9, 2015

May 1 & 2, 7 - 9, 2015 @ 7:30pm
Discount Matinees: May 2 & 9 @ 2:00pm

Images of 9/11 are forever etched in our collective memory. These are the stories of people who risked their lives to save those trapped in the burning inferno of the Twin Towers and who desperately tried to rescue the ones buried under the smoldering debris following their collapse. Through their unimaginable testimonies and first-person accounts, a story of hope, compassion and even humour surges from the ashes of New York City's darkest day, culminating in a powerful and cathartic experience that celebrates the human capacity to rise above adversity and tragedy in a unifying effort to save lives.

Audience Advisory: Some strong language.

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Through the Eyes of Youth
Exhibition Opening

May 4, 2015

5:30pm to 7:30pm | FREE Admission

Join us on May 4, 2015 at 5:30pm for the opening of Through the Eyes of Youth presented by The Abbotsford Youth Commission. This thought provoking exhibit was developed by a dedicated Youth Council group in order to generate meaningful conversations between youth and adults. You are invited to visit the exhibition and join the conversation! The exhibit will be on display until May 28, 2015.

See our exhibitions page for detailed informaiton.


May 30, 2015

7:00pm | FREE Admission

Join us for the re-launch of the Young Contemporaries program Saturday, May 30th at 7pm at The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford.

• Admission is FREE
• Open to members and the public
• Location: The Reach Gallery Museum, 32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford

Exciting times are ahead for the Young Contemporaries program, which will be re-launched under the name Emerge! This restructured program will provide a new space for Emerge artists to exhibit nearly year round, afford greater access to professional development opportunities and offer members valuable experience in the arts and culture sector.

The re-launch will coincide with the inaugural opening of Art on Demand, a rotating, café-style exhibition featuring the artwork of current Emerge members. Attend our re-launch event and bring a friend! We will have a cash bar, finger food and an information booth ready to answer any of your questions. This event will give you an exclusive opportunity to meet our Reach staff including Laura Schneider, The Reach’s Acting Director and Curator.

 Emerge Membership allows you to submit artwork to our annual exhibition and to Art on Demand. It also provides you access to unique programs, workshops and studio/gallery tours. Interested in joining?

An annual Emerge membership is $25.00. Register here!

We are currently seeking submissions for multiple Art on Demand shows. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your artwork alongside professional artists in a class “A” facility. For further information and to submit artwork, please refer to our Call for Submissions. All submissions for the 2015 season are due Friday, May 22nd, 2015. See you there!

Broad's Brunch @ Brambles Bistro

June 13, 2015

11:00am | Friend of the Reach $40.00, Future Friend $45.00

A Cultivating the Art of Living Tastefully Fundraiser for The Reach! There are a limited number of tickets so buy early! Enjoy a Sumptuous Brunch Buffet, as well as a Mimosa Champagne Cocktail, sponsored by Myrtle-Anne Rempel. Brenda Falk of Tanglebank will also be sharing her Spring Gardening Container tips and tricks. Join in the fun!

Broad's Brunch @ Brambles Bistro
29985 Downes Road, Abbotsford

Fabulous prize draws!
Advance tickets available at The Reach or online!