AbbyFest 2015 will be held on the Green at UFV’s Abbotsford campus on Saturday, September 26 from 2 pm until 8 pm.
This will be the first time UFV hosts Abbotsford’s multicultural festival — now entering its eighth season. In previous years the event has been held in the Ag-Rec Building in Abbotsford Exhibition Park.
AbbyFest encourages inter‐cultural understanding and fosters interaction between different community groups through celebration. Multicultural food, dance, and fashion shows throughout the day will offer families a sampling of the diverse flavour of Abbotsford’s rich cultural mix and heritage.
“UFV is truly delighted to host AbbyFest this year. This event has celebrated the multicultural fabric of Abbotsford for many years and we’re proud to welcome the community to our campus,” said Mark Evered, president of UFV. “AbbyFest embodies a diverse and inclusive society – values we foster, celebrate, and encourage at UFV.”
AbbyFest also features international music, martial arts demonstrations, music, belly dancing, and more music. Did we mention there will be music? This year’s line-up features bands from the Philippines, India, Ireland, Latin America and many other countries. There will also be a UFV international fashion show featuring students in traditional costume and a revamped Global Village.
On the same day the UFV Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies will hold a 100 Year Journey event, Conversations Along the Way, a panel discussion focusing on honoring, preserving, and sharing the stories of South Asian Pioneers. This event takes place in lecture theatre (B101) at the Abbotsford campus.
Admission to AbbyFest is free and all parking on the Abbotsford campus is also free this day.