AbbyFest – the Abbotsford Multicultural Festival is made‐up of the recognized members of the community. Its president Mr. Moe Gill has been a long-time member of Abbotsford City Council. The AbbyFest founder‐organizer Musleh Hakki along with other prominent community leaders and plethora of volunteers work tirelessly and persistently to conduct this festival year after year which started in 2008.
AbbyFest 2014 is over and, thanks to Abbotsford Today contributors Bas Stevens and Win Wacvhsmann, we’ve got some great photos of one of Abbotsford’s most important community events.
The AbbyFest organizers are committed to serve, represent and bring together all the citizens of the Fraser Valley. Because we value our community, we gather once a year in this community where we can have an open dialogue to discuss our differences and share our pride and culture.
Many studies show that education & understanding reduces future crime; therefore, the multicultural festival makes this happen by creating opportunities for the interaction between people open and friendly. Children and youth see it as a great opportunity to interact with others, and their understanding and respect for our differences grows for the better.
The Multicultural Festival justly deserves its reputation for its outstanding representation of the community but we didn’t achieve this success alone. The foresight and generosity of many benefactors such as you have contributed to the Festival’s reputation for quality and innovation.
From the very beginning, AbbyFest ‐ the Multicultural Festival has received strong community support. Each year, AbbyFest receives generous donations and funding (in the form of cash and inkind) from many well‐known organizations, groups, foundations, and government. These contributions show the confidence the community has in our ability to deliver.
All photos by Bas Stevens and Win Wachsmann.