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MainConnect NewslettersAbbotsfordJuly 2022 Abbotsford Newsletter


July 2022 Abbotsford Newsletter

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." — Nelson Mandela This summer, let’s reflect and focus on continuously growing our learning by helping each other advance in life.


World Chocolate Day
July 7, 2022

Satisfy your sweet tooth by indulging in your favourite chocolates this Chocolate Day—a perfect excuse to stock your snack piles.

Abbotsford Canada Day
July 1, 2022

The celebration begins with 2 -hour parade, family festival at the Abbotsford Exhibition Park, main stage entertainment, food truck festival &  fireworks finale! 

Downtown Abbotsford Berry Festival is BACK!
July 16, 2022

The 39th Annual Berry Fest is returning to Downtown Abbotsford on July 16th from 12pm-8pm! The street-festival has been missed greatly and we are so thrilled to be able to bring it back this summer. 

National Parent's Day
July 24, 2022

Parents play a vital role in the lives of children. From our birth, parents protect, teach, provide, and serve as role models. This day is to honor all those in a parenting role!  

Abbotsford AgriFair
July 29, 2022

The Abbotsford Agrifair is back on from July 29 to July 31, 2022. It has been a place for the community to celebrate its agricultural roots through programs, entertainment, food, education, and so much more. Learn more about the event here.


International Self-Care Day

Self-care is best care. Take this Sunday, July 24, to focus on yourself, relax, and reflect. Indulge in your favourite self-care activities, from binge-watching Netflix to having a spa day, from being productive to being creative. 

Carnaval Del Sol 2022

Carnaval Del Sol, the largest Latin American festival in the Pacific Northwest, will finally take place in Vancouver this month from July 8–10 in Jonathan Rogers Park.

Make sure to book your tickets for this three-day event. Learn more about the event here.

World Youth Skills Day

On this day, we encourage everyone who works with youth to help them develop the skills needed to successfully manage evolving challenges in their lives, both professionally and personally. To prepare our youth with the resilience needed to face the future, this World Youth Skills Day, on 15 July 2022 we encourage you to involve youth and emerging talents in your day-to-day tasks.

Practicum Contest 2022

The Practicum Contest 2022 is now live! This Summer, we want to give students a chance to win a $50 gift card from June 1–July 31. Simply share your practicum experiences by sending photos of your practicum or employment to us on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram, or to your Social Media Ambassador. Social Media Ambassadors who forward images or videos to social@career.college will also have a chance to win a $50 gift card. More details here

Abbotsford Wears the Rainbow for Pride Month.

June was pride month in Canada and in support of equality and inclusion the administration staff rocked as many colors of the Rainbow as they could. Pride in the Valley will be celebrated at Fraser River Heritage Park in Mission on July 16, 2022, from 12-8pm with live entertainment including drag performances and food trucks. More info here

Creating Safer Spaces with a Simple Switch to Your Email Signature

Adding preferred pronouns to email signatures is becoming more common in professional settings. Sharing your pronouns normalizes the practice of not assuming them, and by adopting this practice, we create safer spaces for transgender and non-binary individuals where they are not singled out as the only people sharing pronouns. Start today by making this switch towards a more inclusive community!  

Shelley’s Corner - Taking the Initiative

One of the most frequently received feedback our practicum students receive, is to start "taking initiative" more. What kinds of responsibilities are you being asked to do?  Start doing them without needing to be asked!  Look for tasks that need doing and ask if it's something you could help with, or dive in and do it. Practicum hosts are more likely to hire a student when they can see what kind of an employee they'll be, show them you're someone who jumps in and lends a hand!