With a census population ofpeopleit is the largest municipality in the province outside metropolitan Vancouver. As of the censusit is the largest municipality of the Fraser Valley Regional District and the fifth-largest municipality of British Columbia.
The Abbotsford—Mission metropolitan area of aroundinhabitants as of the census is the 23rd largest census metropolitan area in Canada.
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In Canada, it is bordered friendship sites abbotsford british columbia the Township of Langley to the west, the City of Mission to the north, and the City of Chilliwack to the east. Abbotsford borders the town of Sumas, Washingtonto the south. European settlement began when the Royal Engineers surveyed the area in response to the gold rush along the Fraser River in The settlement grew and the production of butter, milk and tobacco began by the late s. Built in and opened init is now over years old, outlasting the now demolished 2nd Avenue temple in Vancouver opened in and the Golden temple opened in which was destroyed by fire.
There is some controversy over the origin of the Abbotsford name. The title passed hands to Robert Ward, who filed a townsite subdivision on July 9, This route was the only rail connection between Vancouver and Seattle until The Village of Abbotsford was incorporated in At that time Robert Ward sold many of the lots to private investors, but also sold off a significant portion to the Great Northern Railway 's subsidiary company the Vancouver, Victoria and Eastern Railway.
The most notable natural disaster to hit Abbotsford was a major flood of the Fraser River in The amalgamation of the Village of Abbotsford and the District of Sumas into the District of Abbotsford occurred in The District of Abbotsford amalgamated with the District of Matsqui in to become the City of Abbotsford, raising the population significantly. In Junethe City of Abbotsford spread chicken manure on a homeless camp located in the city.
The friendship sites abbotsford british columbia has formed a homelessness action plan, and has approved a proposal for a supportive housing facility. The city of Abbotsford has a long and ongoing history of gang-related crime, particularly that of violence and the illegal sale of controlled substances. On November 16,Abbotsford residents living in the Sumas Prairie were given an evacuation order given the flooding in British Columbia at the time, the city calling the situation "catastrophic".
Abbotsford City Council comprises a council-manager form of local government. The mayor friendship sites abbotsford british columbia council were last elected in The current mayor friendship sites abbotsford british columbia Ross Siemens.
The Abbotsford flag and coat of arms are the same, featuring straight, diagonal crosses representing Abbotsford as at a "crossroads". At the centre is a strawberry blossom to symbolize the local berry industry. The flag of Abbotsford was originally blue in colour. The change to green was initiated in when the District of Abbotsford and the District of Matsqui amalgamated to create the City of Abbotsford. In the Census of Population conducted by Statistics CanadaAbbotsford had a population ofliving in 53, of its 55, total private dwellings, a change of 8.
With a land area of The census reported that immigrants individuals born outside Canada comprise 43, persons or Of the total immigrant population, the top countries of origin were India 23, persons or According to the Census, 92, persons friendship sites abbotsford british columbia Furthermore, the census statedpersons or A plurality of Abbotsford's population is Christian.
The next largest religious group is Sikh. The census reported the religious demography in the city of Abbotsford was: . According to the census, the largest pan-ethnic group is Europeancomprising approximately The next largest pan-ethnic group in Abbotsford is South Asian, comprising This is followed by Indigenous peoples at 4. At the census metropolitan area CMA level in the census, the Abbotsford—Mission CMA had a population ofliving in 67, of its 70, total private dwellings, a change of 8.
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Some 62 percent of residents in Abbotsford work in the City of Abbotsford itself. Most of the remaining 38 percent commute to Mission, Chilliwack or Vancouver and its suburbs primarily Surrey and Langley. More than 25 percent of Abbotsford's workforce commutes to Friendship sites abbotsford british columbia from other municipalities. The Conference Board of Canada has identified the local economy as one of the most diverse in the country.
The city earns the friendship sites abbotsford british columbia dollar per acre of agricultural land in the country, greater than the Niagara Region and the North Okanagan.
The BC government's Animal Health Centre, at the Abbotsford Agriculture Centre offers "more than laboratory diagnostic tests for agents that may be found in wild and friendship sites abbotsford british columbia birds, mammals, fish, reptiles and amphibians" and is the leading accredited friendship sites abbotsford british columbia veterinary laboratory in Western Canada.
Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre and community health services make Fraser Health the city's largest employer with about 2, staff. Local and privately owned confectionery company Brookside Foods was acquired by The Hershey Company in Forty-six public elementary, middle, and secondary schools are administered by the Abbotsford School District. This school offers a unique animation and modeling program that teaches students aspects friendship sites abbotsford british columbia the video game industry as well as many other courses such as Mathematics, English, and Science.
Private schools friendship sites abbotsford british columbia Dasmesh Punjabi School, St. As well friendship sites abbotsford british columbia maintaining the Kariton Art Gallery which features and hosts exhibitions from local artists of all mediums residing in the Lower Mainland.
The Reach Gallery Museum features exhibitions from across Canada and around the world, as well as the work of local artists.
It houses a heritage archive, runs special events, programs and courses and seeks to promote local arts and culture. Trethewey, one of the owners of the lumber and shingle mill that gave Mill Lake Park its name. Friendship sites abbotsford british columbia municipally designated heritage house and adjacent gallery are open to the public for special events, educational programming, and drop-in tours.
The Museum also has a gallery that features the work of local Mennonite artists, a coffee shop serving traditional Mennonite foods, a bookstore, and a replica traditional Mennonite housebarn that includes a permanent exhibit focusing on Mennonites and agriculture. Gallery 7 Theatre and Performing Arts has been one of Abbotsford only performing arts organizations since and operates out of Mennonite Educational Institute. They produce four mainstage productions every year. Passenger rail service to Vancouver currently runs from nearby Mission by way of the West Coast Express.
Air links are provided by the Abbotsford International Airport. WestJet provides regular scheduled service from the airport, due to its proximity to Vancouver's eastern suburbs. The airport is also the friendship sites abbotsford british columbia of the annual Abbotsford International Airshow.
Due to its proximity to Vancouver, most Vancouver television and radio stations are also available in Abbotsford, although in a few cases there are repeater stations licensed to different centres in the region. Abbotsford Minor Hockey is one of the largest associations in British Columbia, with more than 1, players registered from the ages of 5 through 18 years old.
This association is recognized by many as a model and a leader in the development of minor hockey programs, and several Abbotsford-raised players have gone on to the highest levels of this sport. Abbotsford was considered as a possible home for the Chilliwack Chiefs junior Awho were forced to move in when the Chilliwack Bruins a WHL expansion team took over their arena, Prospera Centre. Abbotsford would have become the home of the Chiefs if the city had supported them in building a new arena; instead, the Chiefs moved to Langley.
Construction has now been completed in Abbotsford on a far bigger sports and entertainment centre with 7, seats. Abbotsford has a superior youth soccer program, winning two national titles, and numerous provincial titles. John Brebeuf SecondaryYale Secondaryand the Mennonite Educational Instituteamong others, doing very well in track and field, volleyball, basketball, and football. These schools have consistently ranked among the highest in the province. Abbotsford's rugby club supports three men's teams, two women's teams, U19 men's and women's, U15 U16 and U17 men's, and a great mini rugby program.
Inthe Abbotsford—Mission metropolitan area had the highest property crime rate and the second-highest violent crime rate among cities with a population oftoin Canada. The metropolitan area had the highest rate of homicides nationally for two years running and with a rate of 5. The City of Abbotsford has its own municipal police force, one of eleven municipal police forces in British Columbia. It is the third-largest municipal police force in British Columbia behind Vancouver and Victoria.
As of [update]the Abbotsford Police Department employed nearly officers and 80 civilian employees. The Abbotsford Police Department was officially formed in when the District of Matsqui and the District of Abbotsford amalgamated to become the City of Abbotsford. During the referendum citizens elected to keep a municipal police force. Contents move to sidebar hide. Article Talk. Read Edit View history. Tools Tools. Download as PDF Printable version.
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