Literacy Matters Abbotsford


Upcoming Events

Save the Date - Trivia Challenge September 26, 2018

Be sure to get your tickets for this popular community event. Join the fun and support literacy in Abbotsford. The event will be held at The Canadian Brewhouse, Highstreet Mall, 3122 Mount Lehman Road. There will be questions to challenge you, prizes, and great food. Bring your team of six people or come on your own. Funds raised will support literacy in Abbotsford.

You can register at Eventbrite - the link is now live. See the poster for more information.

If you have questions contact Sharon at:

Learn About Series

This is a series for current residents of Abbotsford, people new to Abbotsford and people new to Canada.

We are partnering with Clearbrook Library, City of Abbotsford and Fraser Health to provide information on the Abbotsford community. Our first session is on recycling, garbage and compost. If you have wondered how to sort and what to recycle this is for you. This will take place at Clearbrook Library, October 4 from 10 - 11:30 am. Please see here for more information.

The next session will be on volunteering in Abbotsford, November 22, 10 - 11:30 am. Click here for more information.

Please email to preregister:

Read What You Love Community Reading Challenge 2018

Literacy Matters Abbotsford held their annual Community Literacy Challenge, “Read What You Love” from January 28 – February 17, 2018. Thank you to all the participants that entered a reading log. One of the community challenges included Abbotsford School Trustees versus senior administrators. The Trustees won the challenge again this year.

Please see a photo from our pancake breakfast January 27 hosted by Clearbrook Fire Hall at 32270 George Ferguson Way. A good time was had by all!

A big thank you goes to the sponsors of "Read What You Love": Fire Services Abbotsford; Fraser Valley Regional Library; Starbucks; Superstore Abbotsford; Abbotsford News; Hand in Hand Childcare Society; IHOP Abbotsford; The Bookman; Central Abbotsford Community School; Costco; and Old Spaghetti Factory.

Be sure to join in on the fun and “Read What You Love” next year Challenge your friends, families, classmates, and colleagues. Make the Literacy Matters Abbotsford’s annual Community Literacy Challenge a success! The kick off breakfast will be January 26, 2019 and the reading challenge will run from January 27 - February 16, 2019.

If you have questions about this event, if you have prizes to donate, or you are interested in volunteering to promote literacy in Abbotsford please contact Sharon Crowley, Abbotsford Literacy Outreach Coordinator,

APALS - Aboriginal Parents as Literacy Supporters

APALS is a free program for Aboriginal families with children ages birth to 6 year. Our last session for this school year was Thursday April 19 from 5 - 6:45 pm. The session included story time with an Elder; information for adults on reading with your child, and crafts. Plans are underway to continue the program for the 2018-19 school year.

Literacy Matters Abbotsford is Abbotsford’s community literacy network. This is a membership of many organizations and programs including the Fraser Valley Regional Library, Abbotsford Community Services, University of the Fraser Valley, and Abbotsford School District to name a few. Literacy Matters Abbotsford is funded by Decoda, through the Ministry of Education (see Decoda for more information). The goal of Literacy Matters Abbotsford is to connect literacy services to individuals; to connect services to each other; and to address the literacy gaps in Abbotsford.

National Indigenous Peoples Day Abbotsford

Come join in the celebration of National Indigenous Day, June 21. This free event , open to all, will take place at Thunderbird Memorial Square from noon - 7 pm. Experience cultural events, pow wow dancing, drumming and story telling. See the poster for more information on this very special event. If you have questions please contact