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Come To the 2017 West Coast Christmas Show & Marketplace

November 3rd, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

2017 West Coast Christmas ShowLooking to spruce up your holidays? The 10th annual, West Coast Christmas Show & Marketplace offers great gift ideas, festive foods, artisan creations, holiday decor, presentations, demos, and much more all under one roof. November 17th through the 19th, 2017 at the Fraser Valley Tradex in Abbotsford.

Christmas is coming (I know – I can’t believe it’s almost here already, either) and now is the time to start preparing for the season. Whether you’re looking for new Christmas recipes, some clever decorating ideas, or gifts for that hard to buy for person, the West Coast Christmas Show can help!

Over 200 vendors will be on hand during the 2017 West Coast Christmas Show & Marketplace, 140 of them craft artisans. This translates into thousands of hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind gifts to choose from. You can see some of the wonderful items offered at year’s past here.

The West Coast Christmas Show is so much more than just a gift emporium, however.

The show also includes lots of great, seasonal decorating ideas for your home. Fresh, festive holiday plants, blown glass ornaments, holiday cooking ideas, and more. You’ll also have the opportunity to view live presentations and demonstrations on a variety of holiday subjects.

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Don’t Miss Abbotsford’s 48th Annual Coastal Swap Meet!

April 24th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Coastal Swap Meet 2017 at the Tradex in Abbotsford, BCCome to Abbotsford, BC for the 48th annual Coastal Swap Meet! What began as a simple get together to swap car parts now boasts over 900 vendor booths!  You’ll find everything from antique car parts to collectibles and antiques at the show. May 26th and 27th, 2017 at Tradex!

The annual Coastal Swap Meet started out primarily as a way for car enthusiasts to trade or sell vintage and custom car parts to each other. The meetup was a great way to clean out your garage and have fun with like-minded individuals (it still is!).

Well, as with most good ideas, the annual Coastal Swap Meet grew over the years. Now, nearly 50 years after the first Coastal Swap Meet, the little get-together has become a big, two-day event that draws vendors, buyers, and gawkers from all over Canada and the U.S. It is now, in fact, one of the biggest automotive themed swap meets in Western Canada!

Many of the folks attending the Meet have been going for years and have come to treat it as a reunion of sorts. It’s just this kind of friendly, happy, almost familial atmosphere that has allowed the to Coastal Swap Meet to not only survive but thrive over the years.

That and all the great stuff people bring out to trade and sell!

Whether you’re an auto enthusiast or not, you’ll be amazed at some of the weird and wonderful car parts, accessories, and more that people bring to the show. Sometimes it seems more like a museum than a swap meet! You can even purchase an entire vehicle at the Car Corral. Every year sees amazing deals!

Beyond parts and accessories for hot rods, classic, and custom cars, you’ll also see automotive themed books, clothing, decorations, and more. While the general theme of the event is automotive, that’s not all that will be on tap at the Coastal Swap Meet! The years of the show being strictly vehicular are long gone and now, along with all the gearhead regalia, you’ll also find all kinds of other interesting antiques and collectibles.

Don’t miss it!

Coastal Swap Meet 2017

at the Tradex Exhibition Centre
1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford, BC
Friday, May 26, 2pm-9pm
Saturday, May 27, 8am-4pm

Admission: $6.00 – Adults, 16 & Under Free
Visit the Coastal Swap Meet website for more details.

Coastal Swap Meet Lodging
No matter what brings you to Abbotsford, Sweet Dreams Luxury Inn is the hotel alternative you’ve been looking for. We’re Abbotsford’s only five-star hotel, voted #1 for lodging in the Abbotsford area! Come stretch out in one of our four, award-winning suites and see why! Choose your room at Sweet Dreams Luxury Inn today!

Attend The 2017 Fraser Valley Home and Garden Expo

January 27th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

2017 Fraser Valley Home and Garden ExpoLooking for some good ideas to improve your home? Wanting to see what’s new? Then come to the 2017 Fraser Valley Home and Garden Expo in Abbotsford!

The Fraser Valley Home and Garden Expo is a 3 day event being held at Abbotsford’s Tradex Trade & Exhibition Centre from February 10th to February 12th, 2017. Whether you’re planning a renovate a room, refresh your yard, protect what you’ve got, or just see what new ideas are out there, the Home and Garden Expo is for you!

The Home and Garden Expo is the Fraser Valley’s premier building, renovation, and decor event. Over 280 exhibitors will be in attendance with everything from landscaping to decor to improve your home, top to bottom, inside and out. The most extensive array of interior and exterior products for your home you’ll ever see in one location.

More than just a showroom of products, the Fraser Valley Home and Garden Expo is also a great place for tips and advice. You’ll learn new techniques from experts and see how to innovate for a brand new look with what you already have on hand.

When it comes to learning, you can’t beat the experts! The Home and Garden Expo Seminar Theatre will be presenting lectures all three days on downsizing, renovating, garden containers, and high-performance homes. Best of all, the seminars feature celebrities of their fields: Minter Country Garden’s Brian Minter, Sonbuilt Homes, Kathleen Boland of Everything Organized, and Charmaine Lang of Lang Design Group!

2017 Fraser Valley Home and Garden Expo Seminars

How A Properly Planned Renovation Should Go – presented by Charmaine Lang of the Lang Design Group.

Time To Downsize – presented by Kathleen Boland of Everything Organized

Live Better: The High Performance Home – presented by Carmen and Jonathan Zurkee of Sonbuilt Homes

Creative New Styles To Make You Garden Containers Pop – presented by Brian Minter of Minter Country Garden

So go ahead, come on out to the Home and Garden Expo. Learn what might work best for your house and budget from the experts. See the newest innovations in landscaping, building, decorating, and more.

You might even win a vacation! Ocean Breeze Cruise & Travel is sponsoring a chance to win a Whistler Vacation Package for two! This prize includes 3 nights accommodations, Peak 2 Peak Gondola Experience, and transfers to and from Vancouver!

2017 Fraser Valley Home and Garden Expo

February 10th through the 12th, 2017
Friday – 1pm to 9pm | Saturday – 10am to 6pm | Sunday – 10am to 4pm
Tradex Exhibition Centre – 1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford, BC V2T 6H5
Be sure to visit www.exposureeventsltd.com for further information.

Fraser Valley Home and Garden Expo Lodging
Sweet Dreams Luxury Inn is an award winning, 5 star Abbotsford BC hotel. We offer all the comfort of a boutique hotel and all the warm hospitality of a bed and breakfast. Let Sweet Dreams Luxury Inn be your home away from home whenever you’re in the Fraser Valley!

Get Your Vroom On At The 2017 Vancouver Motorcycle Show!

January 14th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

The 2017 Vancouver Motorcycle ShowThe Vancouver Motorcycle Show is coming to Tradex, The Fraser Valley Trade & Exhibition Centre in Abbotsford, BC on January 20th, 2017!

If you’re a motorcycle fan, you will not be disappointed by the host of events and 2017 model bikes from such manufacturers as BMW, Suzuki, and Yamaha!

2017 is already shaping up to be one of the most amazing years for motorcycles in a long time. Innovation appears to be the name of the game and the Vancouver Motorcycle Show will be displaying some of the most exciting models for this year’s market.

Visitors can expect displays of the latest gear and apparel, demonstrations, motorcycle giveaways, and so much more. The Vancouver Motorcycle Show is more than just motorcycles, too! Three wheels, four wheels, scooters, ATVs, and side-by-sides, will all be on display.

Recent converts to the world of motorcycle mania and experienced connoisseurs alike will find plenty to love.

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Ring In The New Year At The Fraser Valley First Night 2017!

December 16th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Fraser Valley First Night 2017Looking for a family-friendly alternative for your New Year’s Eve celebrations? Come ring In 2017 at the Fraser Valley First Night in Abbotsford, BC!

It can be difficult to find a New Year’s Eve celebration that doesn’t get out of hand with too much carousing. A good time out celebrating doesn’t have to mean alcohol and other adult excesses.

If you’re looking for a fun and exciting yet still family-friendly, New Year’s Eve event, then Fraser Valley First Night is for you!

The Fraser Valley First Night celebration kicks off at 5pm on December 31st, 2016 and ends with the countdown to 2017 at midnight.

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