By Bas Stevens. Mexican Independence Day Celebration held at the Abbotsford Banquet Hall.
The event was organized by Rita Carrington for the local Mexican community which included several Mexican workers who are temporarily living and working in our community.
Genuine Mexican food was provided by Vicktoria’s and Del Comal A Su Mesa.
Entertainment for the evening was provided a Mexican Dance Troop in their very colorful and flowing native dresses and by the Los Dorados Mariachi Band.
The finale of the evening was a gathering of those present, in front of the stage, to honor Mexican Independence and to sing the National Anthem of their homeland.
In total there were about 100 – 125 in attendance.
Bas is the owner and photographer at MonoPod Photography.
You can follow Bas on Facebook where he publishes many of his photos.
To see more of Bas’ photos on Abbotsford Today click here
To see Bas’ photos of the homeless during Moving Day On Gladys Avenue click here
Bas Stevens lives in downtown Abbotsford and shares the neighbourhood just as readily with his neighbours with homes as he does with the homeless, the drug addicted and others who are down on their luck.
Bas has a home and is known to most in the power structure in Abbotsford as a man who calls things as he sees them and is very involved in his community and the political process which guides it.
You can find him most Wednesday nights over at Jubilee Park during The 5 and 2 Ministries meal for the homeless. Failing that, you catch him either at Legal Grounds Coffee House chewing the ear off of a politician or giving as good as he gets over at O’Neill’s Home Cooking over on Gosling.
You stand a good chance of finding him Saturday mornings over at the Abbotsford Farm and Country Market and Saturday evenings back over at Jubilee Park.
Wherever he is Bas usually has his eyes and ears wide open. We’re proud to have him as a contributor and urge you to get to know him if you give a damn about Abbotsford. You’ll be hard pressed to find anyone who cares more than he does.