Book launch planned for ‘Abbotsford – A Diverse Tapestry’ – Abbotsford News

The new book Abbotsford – A Diverse Tapestry will be launched in person on Saturday, November 6 at the Reach Gallery Museum. (Photo submitted)

Book launch planned for “Abbotsford – A Diverse Tapestry”

The in-person event will take place on Saturday November 6 at The Reach

The authors of the recent Abbotsford – A Diverse Tapestry will be on hand on Saturday November 6 for a book launch at the Reach Gallery Museum.

The event runs from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., and several of the authors will be reading excerpts from their work.

The chapters feature stories that have been omitted from previous local history publications and center some of the many stories and biographies of the people who make up Abbotsford’s diverse social and cultural tapestry.

“The book had been in development for several years,” says Kris Foulds, curator of historical collections at The Reach and one of the book’s authors.

“Our focus on presenting marginalized stories was made more relevant by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action to address structural racism against Indigenous peoples and the Black Lives Matter movement. We hope that the stories featured will contribute to personal learning and understanding that nurtures empathy and unity.

Copies of the book will be available for sale at the event and at The Reach (32388 Veterans Way) for $ 35 in cash or by check. Proceeds from the book will be donated to the Abbotsford Community Foundation, particularly for at-risk youth.

Due to current public health orders, pre-registration for the event is required on

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