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Top-5 Things to Do in the Fraser Valley this Weekend

As usual, there’s lots of great stuff happening in our neck of the woods this weekend for families.

It can be tough to narrow down what to do and where to go, but we’ve managed to narrow down the search to five events that are happening right here in the Fraser Valley we think you’ll love.

In no particular order, here’s our Top-5 for the weekend of Sept. 30 to Oct.2, 2016.

 

Things to do in the Fraser Valley this weekend

1- NOVUS Walk for Water

Bring your strollers, your baby carriers, Fido, best friend, mom, husband… whomever, and head to Langley City Park on Saturday, Oct. 1, for the NOVUS Walk for Water.
 
This fundraising family fete, sponsored by NOVUS,  is a unique event intended for ALL AGES to get an experience they will never forget.
With a minimum donation of $25, participants will walk a total of six kilometres along sidewalks and marked park paths to a “watering hole” at the NOVUS building, fill up their Jerry cans or 4 Litre milk jugs, and return to Langley City Park to celebrate
What a fantastic way to teach our children the real meaning behind gratitude and giving back just a week before Thanksgiving.
When: Saturday, Oct. 1 at 9:30 a.m.
Where: Langley City Park
Cost: Minimum donation of $25
Things to do in Surrey

The entire family will love making a scarecrow at the 2nd Annual Scarecrow Festival at Arts Nursery on 192 St. in Port Kells. This one-of-a-kind event features scarecrows unlike any you’ve seen before. Have you ever seen a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle scarecrow? Sponsored by local businesses, the gap lis to raise funds for charities right here in our community. Go on a scavenger hunt to find all 60+ creative scarecrows or make your own at the Build-a-Crow station.  Just bring in some old clothes, and for a $10 donation, you can take your kooky character home with you. The month-long festival runs until Oct. 31. Drop-ins and group parties are welcome.

When: The month-long festival runs until Oct. 31.

Where: Arts Nursery, 192nd. St., Port Kells

Cost: Free admission, $10 donation to bring home your very-own scarecrow creation.

Things to do in Abbotsford

3- Abby Roadside

Head to Abbotsford for a fall-themed harvest social series. Come one. Come all. And bring the dog!

On September 30th, Abbotsford will be ripe for the picking. So to speak. Because this is precisely when the Fraser Valley’s most family friendly, adult friendly, and dare we say canine friendly outdoor event will be taking shape. From a pumpkin patch, to a KidsZone play area, to a beer tasting corn maze, to much and much more, Roadside will offer a bushel of attractions to suit every age and every taste.

When: The first four weekends in October starting Sept 30th. 11-6PM, Fri-Sun.

Where: Just off North Parallel Rd., East Abby.

Cost: Click HERE for rates.

family fun in Langley

4- 12th Annual Apple Day Celebration

Come join Derby Reach Brae Island Parks Association and Metro Vancouver Regional Parks for their fall celebration: Heritage Apple Day held in Derby Reach Regional Park on the first Saturday in October.

This annual event celebrates and spreads the knowledge of heritage apples and the role apples and orchards played in the early settlement of the Fort Langley area.   You can see the remnants of the first settlers’ apple trees planted in 1890’s still standing within the park.  Some features of the celebration are — entertainment, educational events, historic re-enactments, with pioneer chores for the kids to try — along with the many varieties heritage apples to taste — many of them not commonly grown in decades.

When: Saturday, Oct. 1, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Derby Reach Regional Park at the Heritage Area off Allard Crescent.

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5- 8th Annual Critter Care Walk-A-Thon Fundraiser

Put on your “wilderness” gear and invite friends and family members to join you or as a team in a 2k or 4k walk with us on Sunday, October 2nd in Campbell Valley Park (Submit with your Pledges onsite at 10:30 am)! Register Now!

Check out the additional exhibitors by several animal and environmental organizations and local artisans displaying products. There will be lots to see, view and purchase. Enjoy a delicious BBQ, prizes for the top fundraisers Individual and Group Fundraisers and have some fun with your K9-companion (welcome on leash). For more information and for registration, check out our Critter Care Walk Website!

When: Saturday, Oct. 2, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Campbell Valley Regional Park

 

And there you have it Valleyites, 5 fun and local events happening here in ‘the Valley’ that everyone in your clan is sure to enjoy. We’d love to find out what you end up doing this weekend, so make sure to tag us on Instagram at @TheValleyMom #ValleyMom.

Is there an event you think should have made our list? Let us know in the comment section below!

One of Vancouver’s top Mom Bloggers, Kristyl Clark is a work-at-home mom of two little Valley girls proving there is nothing bland about the burbs. Her adventurous family seems to always be out on some sort of crazy quest, from helicopter rides and wild river rafting, to top-secret paranormal investigations and living the high-life sampling the fine wines and foods of the Fraser Valley region. The ValleyMom.ca blog inspires her loyal fanbase through the trials and tribulations of suburban family living, guiding readers to local hotspots and hidden gems in her Canadian backyard

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