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Hosting In
Abbotsford

Abbotsford Sport & Events is our guidance and support program for event organizers in our community. We work closely with those looking to bring events to Abbotsford, and support those who have already secured events. Whether it be sporting events or community events, our goal is to ensure event organizers are able to give attendees a quality experience while in our community.

Attract Events

Looking to bid on an event to come to Abbotsford? As destination marketers, we have the tools and resources to help build attractive bid packages and ensure all criteria of the bid is met. We will be there every step of the way from bid development to submission.

Enhance Events

Already have an event secured and looking for some guidance and support? We can help plan accommodations, transportation, site visit coordination, and event enhancements such as pre-and-post event experiences. In addition, we offer hosting grants to events looking to secure some additional funding.

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2019 Program Guidelines
2019 Sport & Event Support Application
Field Booking Form

Facilities &
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Sports Facilities
Abbotsford Centre
Sports and Meetings

Abbotsford Centre

33800 King Road, Abbotsford, BC V2S 8H8

This multi use facility offers an NHL sized ice sheet and space for 7,000 spectators. It also has multiple change rooms, club seats, private suites and the ability to host a number of sports events including lacrosse, basketball, crossfit tournaments and more. The Abbotsford Centre is also home to the Fraser Valley Bandits of the Canadian Elite Basketball League.

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Abbotsford Curling Rink
Sports and Meetings

Abbotsford Curling Rink

2555 McMillan Rd, Abbotsford, BC V3G 1C4

The dedicated staff and volunteers are committed to providing outstanding experiences through bonspiels and championships. Six sheets and two locker rooms.

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Abbotsford Exhibition Park
Sports and Meetings

Abbotsford Exhibition Park

32470 Haida Drive, Abbotsford, BC V2T 5A6

Abbotsford Exhibition Park is a world class 75-acre park which boasts a wide variety of indoor and outdoor facilities, including ball diamonds, playing fields, boardrooms, show barn, arena, cricket pitch, a track & field stadium and BMX track. Abbotsford Exhibition Park (AEP) hosts many large events including Canada Day, Agrifair, track and field events, ball tournaments and cultural events. The Legacy Building is equipped with a fully functioning kitchen and is a great location for weddings, meetings and other events. The Sports Hall of Fame, Valley Royals, Twisters Gymnastics club and others make their homes on the AEP grounds.

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Abbotsford Recreation Centre
Sports and Meetings

Abbotsford Recreation Centre

2499 McMillan Road, Abbotsford, BC V2S 7S5

The facility provides an international size ice sheet, and has been the host to several major short track speed skating events. In addition to the world-class ice surface, the new adjoining community centre and outdoor grass fields provide world-class dry land training. ARC also has weight training and fitness facilities, 2 full size gymnasiums, multipurpose rooms, and a 25 metre pool.

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Matsqui Recreation Centre
Sports and Meetings

Matsqui Recreation Centre

3106 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford, BC V2T 4B9

Matsqui Recreation Centre (MRC) is home to a 25 metre pool with a wave machine, water slide, regulation size ice rink, 5,300 square foot weight room and fitness centre, as well as facility rentals, senior centre and community programming.

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Rotary Stadium
Sports and Meetings

Rotary Stadium

32470 Haida Drive, Abbotsford, BC V2T 5A6

Rotary Stadium and Track offers a fenced 400 meter rubberized 8-lane track, a grass in-field, grand-stand seating for 4,000, a public address system, timing tower, a fieldhouse (complete with meeting room), plus six changing rooms, referees room, and first aid room. An additional building houses public washrooms and a concession for food services.

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Summit Centre
Sports and Meetings

Summit Centre

3600 Townline Road, Abbotsford, BC V2T 5W8

The Rinks at Summit Centre is a twin rink facility that offers a full range of hockey programs and is the home of Yale Hockey Academy and MEI Hockey Academy. Summit Centre is also home to BOLT Fitness facilities.

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Tradex
Sports and Meetings

Tradex

1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford, BC V2T6H5

The Fraser Valley Trade and Exhibition Centre (TRADEX) is host to numerous trade shows and events throughout the year and also has the facilities to host sports events. Volleyball BC holds a number of tournaments at Tradex each year. Meeting and concession facilities also available onsite.

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University of the Fraser Valley
Sports and Meetings

University of the Fraser Valley

33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC V2S 7M8

The University of the Fraser Valley is the perfect destination for your next meeting, conference, retreat, special event or corporate gathering. The Abbotsford campus is the largest of our campuses, with a wide variety of lecture theatres, classrooms, meeting rooms, two gymnasiums, bookstore, cafeteria and our residence, Baker House (available from May to mid-August each year). No matter how detailed or how small your meeting is, we are here to assist you with the planning and facilitation of your event. With our many years of planning experience we have so much to offer in planning to suit your needs and budget.

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Hosting
History

Past Events:
2004 & 2016 BC Summer Games
2007 to present: National & Provincial Volleyball Championships
2010 Host Community, Russian Figure Skating Team
2012 Canadian Senior Curling Championship
2013 Grand Slam of Curling
2015 World Baton Twirling Championship
2016 National Wakeboard Championship
2017 & 2018 BC Rugby Club Championships
2017 Canada West Short Track Speed Skating Championships
2019 & 2020 Canadian Cross Country Championships
2020 BC Short Track Speed Skating Championships

Upcoming Events:
2020 BC Short Track Speed Skating Championship – March 14 & 15 2020
2020 International Functional Fitness World Championship – August 21-23 2020