Submitted. A new event for Abbotsford will provide a convenient opportunity for parents of middle school children (10–14 years) to see the many positive community programs and activities available for their children. The Middle Years Information Fair is aimed at parents – and their children – looking for programming, supports, or new experiences for their adolescents.
This free event will be held Tuesday, October 28th at two different times: 12:30 to 3:30pm, or 5:30 to 7:30pm, at Colleen & Gordie Howe Middle School, 3174 Clearbrook Road. Over 40 exhibitors, representing community groups and organizations will be on hand to talk to parents and students about their various offerings.
“We recognized both a need and a real opportunity to connect community organizations with our students and families,” notes Howe Middle Principal Ryan Colbert, who came up with the idea for the event. “My colleagues in middle schools across our district thought it was a great idea for students and families. We’ve had a terrific response from community groups to the invitation to participate and I think parents and kids will be pleasantly surprised, by the kinds of activities and programs they can find here in Abbotsford.”
“Providing these kinds of opportunities for families is exactly the kind of initiative we envision as part of the district’s strategic plan, specifically to do with parental and community engagement,” noted Board Chair Cindy Schafer. “We truly hope parents of middle school students will take advantage of this unique event, and sign their children up to take advantage of some of the many programs and activities offered in our community. I want to thank all the community organizations for participating in this information fair.”