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Encyclopedia > Abbotsford, British Columbia
Abbotsford
Coordinates: 49°2′30″N 122°14′41″W / 49.04167, -122.24472
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Regional District Fraser Valley Regional District
Founded 1892
Incorporated 1995
Government
 - Mayor George Ferguson
Area
 - Total 26.68 km² (10.3 sq mi)
Elevation m (124 ft)
Population (2006)
 - Total 123,864
 - Density 344.7/km² (892.8/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC)
Area code(s) 604/778
Website: http://www.abbotsford.ca/
Partial skyline of Abbotsford as viewed from Mill Lake.
Partial skyline of Abbotsford as viewed from Mill Lake.

Abbotsford ( 49°03′16.6″N, 122°19′40.8″W) is a Canadian city in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia, adjacent to Greater Vancouver. It is the 5th largest municipality in British Columbia and the 37th largest in Canada, home to 128,940 people (2006). Its Census Metropolitan Area numbers 159,020 people (23rd largest in Canada in 2006). Abbotsford may refer to: Abbotsford, a city in British Columbia, Canada Abbotsford, an electoral district surrounding the Canadian city Abbotsford, a city in Wisconsin, USA Abbotsford, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia Abbotsford, a suburb of Dunedin, New Zealand Abbotsford House, home of Scottish novelist Sir Walter Scott This is a... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (713x698, 56 KB) Summary Location of Abbotsford, Fraser Valley District, BC Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Abbotsford, British Columbia ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Canada consists of ten provinces and three territories. ... Motto: Splendor sine occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Steven Point Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 36 Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th Total 944... The Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) is a regional district in British Columbia, Canada. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... George Ferguson is an acclaimed Irish Dancer and teacher, originally hailing from Coventry in England, but currently living in Liverpool. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... The Pacific Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... ... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Mill_Lake_3. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Mill_Lake_3. ... This is a list of incorporated cities of Canada in alphabetical order by province. ... Fraser Valley is the section of the Fraser River basin in southwestern British Columbia downstream of the Fraser Canyon. ... Motto: Splendor sine occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Steven Point Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 36 Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th Total 944... Motto: Building a sustainable region Area: 2,878. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Abbotsford is the third most ethnically diverse city in Canada, after Toronto and Vancouver. It is also home to Abbotsford International Airport, which serves as a reliever airport to Vancouver International Airport. Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ... This article refers to the city in British Columbia, Canada. ... Abbotsford International Airport (IATA: YXX, ICAO: CYXX) is located 2. ... Vancouver International Airport (IATA: YVR, ICAO: CYVR) is located on Sea Island in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, about 15 kilometres from downtown Vancouver. ...


The municipality shares its southern boundary with the Canada-US border, across from Sumas, Washington. In Canada, it is bordered by Langley to the west, Mission to the north, and Chilliwack to the east. Most of Abbotsford has dramatic views of Mount Baker, which is less than 100km from the city. For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... Mayor Kurt Alberts Councillors Charlie Fox Howie Vickberg Grant Ward Jordan Bateman Steve Ferguson Kim Richter Mel Kositsky Bob Long Population (2006) 93,726 [1] Area 316 square kilometres[2] Incorporation Date April 26, 1873 Member of Parliament Mark Warawa (Conservative) Member of the Legislative Assembly Mary Polak (BC Liberal... Mission is a Canadian district municipality, in the province of British Columbia and is situated on the north bank of the Fraser River, overlooking the Fraser Valley. ... Chilliwack is a Canadian city in the Province of British Columbia. ... Mount Baker (elevation 10,778 feet, 3,285 m) is a glaciated andesitic stratovolcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc and the Cascades of Washington State in the United States about 30 miles (50km) due east of the city of Bellingham, Whatcom County. ...

Contents

History

The first stage in Abbotsford's colonial development occurred when the Royal Engineers surveyed the area in response to the Gold Rush along the Fraser River in 1858. This led to the building of Old Yale Road, the first transportation route to link the Fraser Valley. Settlement continued and tobacco, milk and butter was produced by the late 1860s. In 1891 the Canadian Pacific Railway built a line through the area that connected Mission with Sumas. BC Electric Railway arrived soon after in 1910, ensuring a rapid rate of growth that has continued to this day. The Corps of Royal Engineers, usually just called the Royal Engineers (RE), and commonly known as the Sappers, is one of the corps of the British Army. ... For other meanings, see Gold rush (disambiguation) A gold rush is a period of feverish migration of workers into the area of a dramatic discovery of commercial quantities of gold. ... For other uses of this name see Fraser River (disambiguation). ... Year 1858 (MDCCCLVIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Shredded tobacco leaf for pipe smoking Tobacco can also be pressed into plugs and sliced into flakes Tobacco is an agricultural product processed from the fresh leaves of plants in the genus Nicotiana. ... An eastbound CPR freight at Stoney Creek Bridge in Rogers Pass. ... Mission is a Canadian district municipality, in the province of British Columbia and is situated on the north bank of the Fraser River, overlooking the Fraser Valley. ... Year 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


The most notable natural disaster to ever hit Abbotsford was a major flood in 1948. Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Government

The City of Abbotsford uses a Council-Manager system of local government. The current Mayor and Council were elected on November 19, 2005. The current mayor is George Ferguson. The Abbotsford flag and coat of arms are the same, featuring straight, diagonal crosses representing Abbotsford as at a "crossroads". At the centre is a strawberry blossom, symbolizing the local berry industry, and the Fraser River.


The flag of Abbotsford was originally very nice!!my name a borat. The change to green was initiated in 1995 when the District of Abbotsford and the District of Matsqui amalgamated to create the City of Abbotsford.


Demographics

Abbotsford is the third most hows it going diverse city in Canada, and it now leads the country with the highest proportion of people of South Asian origin per capita, according to results from the 2006 census. Map of South Asia (see note on Kashmir). ...


Abbotsford's largest religious group is Christian at 61.4%, with most belonging to Protestant and Anabaptist (Mennonite Brethren and Mennonite Church) denominations. The second largest religious group is Sikh, comprising 13.4% of the population. The city contains the first Sikh temple built in Canada, which is also one of the oldest in North America. Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Relation to other religions Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Christianity Portal This box:      Christianity is a monotheistic[1] religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the New Testament. ... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Relation to other religions Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Christianity Portal This box:      Anabaptists (Greek ανα (again) +βαπτιζω (baptize), thus re-baptizers[1]) are Christians of the Radical Reformation. ... The Mennonites are a group of Christian Anabaptist denominations named after and influenced by the teachings and tradition of Menno Simons. ... The Mennonites are a group of Christian Anabaptist denominations based on the teachings and tradition of Menno Simons. ... Religions Sikhism Scriptures Guru Granth Sahib Languages English, Punjabi] A Sikh (English: or ; Punjabi: , , IPA: ) is an adherent to Sikhism. ... North American redirects here. ...


The largest ethnic group is the mariners ], comprising approximately 79.6% of the population. The largest ethnic minority group in Abbotsford is South Asian (countries of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka) comprising 14.9% of the population. In third place are Aboriginals, at 2.2% of the population. Aboriginal peoples in Canada are indigenous peoples recognized in the Canadian Constitution Act, 1982 as Indians (First Nations), Métis, and Inuit. ...


English is the primary language spoken, with 71.2% of the population having it as their first language. Punjabi is the second most spoken language. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


23.8% of the city's population was born outside of Canada. Of that percentage, a majority is from South Asia, followed by groups from Southeast Asia, China, Korea and Latin America. Immigrants from Europe include those of English, German, Dutch, Scottish, Irish, Norwegian, Icelandic and Swedish backgrounds. Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... This article is about the Korean civilization. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...


Quick Facts:

  • Population (2006 Estimate): 128,940
  • % Change (2001-2006): 7.2
  • Resident labour force (2001): 58,140
  • Dwellings (2006): 45,286
  • Area (km²): 359.36
  • Density (persons per km²) (2006): 344.7
  • Gross income of population (2002): $2,337,376,686
  • Average household income (2001): $56,165
  • Average individual income (2001): $26,794

Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...

Living

Approximately 92% of employed residents work in the city or in neighbouring communities. Agriculture is Abbotsford's main industry, followed closely by transportation, manufacturing and retail. There is also a small, but growing aerospace industry led by Conair Group Inc., and Cascade Aerospace. Abbotsford also is home to three federal prisons, each of which employs between 200 and 500 officers and support staff. Manufacturing (from Latin manu factura, making by hand) is the use of tools and labor to make things for use or sale. ... Drawing of a self-service store. ... Look up aerospace in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Conair Group Inc. ...


Education

Public elementary, middle, and secondary schools are administered by School District 34 Abbotsford. School District 34 Abbotsford is a school district in the Fraser Valley region, British Columbia. ...


Post Secondary institutions in the city include the University College of the Fraser Valley, two religious institutions: Columbia Bible College and Summit Pacific College, as well as career colleges such as Sprott Shaw Community College, Vancouver Community College, CTC Changes Training Centre and CDI College of Business, Technology and Health Care. The University College of the Fraser Valley (UCFV), founded in 1974 as the Fraser Valley College, is the response to the communities in the Fraser Valley needing a vocational school or college. ... Summit Pacific College (formerly Western Pentecostal Bible College) is a seminary, or bible college, on a foothill of Sumas Mountain in the Clayburn Village of Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. ...


There is also a virtual school called "Abbotsford Virtual School" that offers more than 30 semestered online courses. This school offers a unique Animation and Modeling program that teaches students aspects of the video gaming industry. A virtual school is simply a school where students of all ages can do their coursework online. ... Introduction Abbotsford Virtual School (AVS) [1] is a Distributed Learning school that provides collaborative educational programs for Kindergarten to Grade 12 students and any BC resident wanting to complete courses to graduate. ...


Police

The City of Abbotsford has its own municipal police force. The Abbotsford Police Department is one of eleven other municipal police forces in British Columbia. It was officially formed in 1995 when Matsqui and Abbotsford amalgamated to become the City of Abbotsford. Prior to the amalgamation, Matsqui was patrolled by the Matsqui Police and Abbotsford by the RCMP. During the referendum citizens elected to keep a municipal police force.


As of 2006, the Abbotsford Police Department employs nearly 200 officers and 80 civilian employees. It is the third largest municipal police force in British Columbia (behind Vancouver and Victoria). For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... This article is about the city of Victoria. ...


As of July 20, 2006, the Abbotsford metropolitan area (which includes Mission) has the highest property crime rate and the second highest violent crime rate for cities with a population of 100,000 to 500,000 in Canada. [1]. Mission is a Canadian district municipality, in the province of British Columbia and is situated on the north bank of the Fraser River, overlooking the Fraser Valley. ...


Transportation

Abbotsford is served by a regional transit system (ValleyMAX) operated by Township Transit Inc., with funding from the City of Abbotsford and the District of Mission. Major transportation routes leading into Abbotsford are the Trans-Canada Highway (#1), Abbotsford-Mission Highway (#11), and the Fraser Highway (#1A). Access to the United States is via the Huntingdon border crossing. For the Boards of Canada record, see Trans Canada Highway (EP). ... Highway 11, known locally as the Abbotsford-Mission Highway, is a 17 km (11 mi) long at-grade expressway (With the southernmost part of the highway two lanes) that literally cuts the Fraser Valley in half. ... There are many roads in the southwestern part of British Columbia that are designated as Highway 1A. These roads are sections of the original 1941 route of Highway 1 before its various re-alignments, and are used today as service routes and frontage roads. ... Huntingdon is a community within Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. ...


Abbotsford is served by the Abbotsford International Airport, located in the southern part of the municipality. It is one of the fastest growing commercial airports in western Canada[citation needed], and acts as a reliever airport for Vancouver International Airport. WestJet provides regular scheduled service from the airport, due to its close proximity to Vancouver's eastern suburbs. The airport is also the home of the annual Abbotsford International Airshow. Abbotsford International Airport (IATA: YXX, ICAO: CYXX) is located 2. ... Vancouver International Airport (IATA: YVR, ICAO: CYVR) is located on Sea Island in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, about 15 kilometres from downtown Vancouver. ... A WestJet Boeing 737-700 WestJet Airlines Ltd. ... The Canadian Snowbirds lined up on the runway at the Abbotsford Airshow The Abbotsford International Airshow is held annually on the second Friday, Saturday and Sunday in August at Abbotsford International Airport in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. ...


Sports

Abbotsford is home to the Valley Royals Track & Field Club. Among the club's members are Canadian Olympian Stephanie McCann (pole vault) and 2004 World Junior Champion high jumper Michael Mason. The Valley Royals are led by their longtime head coach Gerry Swan - a legendary coach of national fame - and are based at the Jane and Gerry Swan Track at Rotary Stadium. Rotary Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium located in Abbotsford, British Columbia. ...


Abbotsford Minor Hockey is one of the largest associations in British Columbia with more than 1000 players registered from the ages of 5 through 18 years old. This association is recognized by many as a model and a leader in the development of minor hockey programs, and several Abbotsford-raised players have gone on to the highest levels of this sport. In the 2005-2006 hockey season, Abbotsford's Bantam AAA team were ultimately the Western Canadian Bantam Champions, and eight individual players from this team (the most ever) were selected in the 2006 WHL Bantam Draft. ( http://www.abbotsfordminorhockey.com/ )


Abbotsford is the home of the Abbotsford Pilots of the Pacific International Junior Hockey League (Junior B level). Abbotsford was also considered as one of possible homes for the Chilliwack Chiefs, who were forced to move due to a new WHL expansion team, the Chilliwack Bruins. The team required a new facility and were given access to the Prospera Centre (former home of the Chiefs). Abbotsford would have been home of the Chiefs under one condition - a new arena for them. The current largest arena in Abbotsford is M.S.A arena (home of the Pilots) which currently seats just over 400. Failing to build a new rink, the Chiefs moved to Langley. Pacific International Jr B The Pacific International Junior Hockey League is a Junior B ice hockey league in British Columbia, Canada, sanctioned by Hockey Canada. ...


Abbotsford has a superior Youth soccer program, winning 2 national titles, and numerous provincial titles. It is also home of soccer all stars Sophie Schmidt and Brad Petoom. Abbotsford is home to the Abbotsford Rangers of the United Soccer Leagues Premier Development League, the highest level of amateur soccer in North America. The Abbotsford Rangers are a Canadian soccer club, (currently in the PDL), that play in Abbotsford, British Colombia. ... The United Soccer Leagues (USL) is directly affiliated with the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) and the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA). ... The USL Premier Development League (PDL) is the amateur league of the United Soccer Leagues in the United States and Canada. ...


Abbotsford is home to many high school sports, with Abbotsford Collegiate, W.J. Mouat Secondary, Rick Hansen Secondary, Robert Bateman Secondary, Yale Secondary, and the Mennonite Educational Institute, among others, doing very well in track and field, volleyball, basketball, and football. These schools have consistently ranked among the highest in the province. The Yale Secondary Senior Boys Basketball Team, under Coah Al Friesen, won the 2008 TELUS BC Boys ‘AAA’ Provincial Championship.[1]


Abbotsford's rugby club supports three men's teams, two women's teams, U19 men's and women's, U15 U16 and U17 men's, and a great mini rugby program. Many of Abbotsford's players have gone on to play for Canada, such as Erin Lockwood, Ryan McWhinney, Scott Hunter, Bryn Keys, and Brodie Henderson (http://www.abbotsfordrugby.com/).


Abbotsford is also home to the Canadian Junior Football League's Abbotsford Air Force, who play at Rotary Stadium. However, the Air Force have fallen to non-playing status for the 2007 season. CJFL Logo The Canadian Junior Football League is a national amateur Canadian football league consisting of 20 teams playing in six provinces across Canada. ... The Abbotsford Air Force are a Canadian Junior Football team based in Abbotsford, British Columbia. ... Rotary Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium located in Abbotsford, British Columbia. ...


Construction has recently started on a 7,500 seat sport & entertainment centre.[2]


Communities

  • Abbotsford
  • Aberdeen
  • Arnold
  • Bradner
  • Clayburn
  • Clearbrook
  • Eagle Mountain
  • Gifford
  • Huntingdon
  • Glen Mountain
  • Kilgard
  • Matsqui
  • Mount Lehman
  • North Poplar
  • Peardonville
  • South Poplar
  • Straiton
  • Blueridge
  • Townline

Clayburn is a small historic village located in the eastern Fraser Valley, British Columbia. ... Clearbrook is an area of the City of Abbotsford, British Columbia. ... Huntingdon is a community within Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. ... Matsqui is a former district municipality in British Columbia, Canada. ...

Neighbouring cities and towns

 

  North: Mission, Matsqui Main 2, Fraser Valley H  
West: Langley Township

Aldergrove Mission is a Canadian district municipality, in the province of British Columbia and is situated on the north bank of the Fraser River, overlooking the Fraser Valley. ... Mayor Kurt Alberts Councillors Charlie Fox Howie Vickberg Grant Ward Jordan Bateman Steve Ferguson Kim Richter Mel Kositsky Bob Long Population (2006) 93,726 [1] Area 316 square kilometres[2] Incorporation Date April 26, 1873 Member of Parliament Mark Warawa (Conservative) Member of the Legislative Assembly Mary Polak (BC Liberal... Population 5,000 Aldergrove is a small city in The Township of Langley. ...

Abbotsford
Abbotsford completely surrounds Upper Sumas 6
East: Chilliwack, Fraser Valley E, Yarrow
  South: Sumas, Washington  

Chilliwack is a Canadian city in the Province of British Columbia. ... Yarrow is a village located 90 kilometres east of Vancouver and 18 km west of downtown Chilliwack, in British Columbia, Canada. ... Sumas is a small city in Whatcom County, Washington, United States. ...

Notable Residents

David Van Der Gulik (born April 20, 1983 in Abbotsford, British Columbia) is an American Hockey League player in the Calgary Flames organization. ... Brad Moran (born on March 20, 1979 in Abbotsford, British Columbia) is a National Hockey League player. ... Michael Funk (born August 15, 1986, in Abbotsford, British Columbia) is a professional ice hockey defenseman. ... Ryan Craig (born on January 6, 1982 in Abbotsford, British Columbia) is a center for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League. ... Kyle Cumiskey (born December 2, 1986) is a Canadian defenceman for the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League. ... Gladys Powers (born May 10, 1899) is the last surviving female veteran of the First World War, and the last surviving Canadian woman to have been a First World War veteran. ... Karen-Lee Batten is a talented young singer from British Columbia. ... Jacob William Hoggard (born July 9, 1984 in Burnaby, British Columbia) is a Canadian singer from Abbotsford, British Columbia. ... Shane Anthony Wiebe was a contestant on the second season of Canadian Idol. ... Chad Kroeger (born November 15, 1974) is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for the rock band Nickelback. ...

Sister cities

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References

  1. ^ http://hsboys.bchoops.ca/AAA08/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=75&Itemid=1
  2. ^ Abbotsford sports website

External links

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Trail ( ) is a city in the Kootenay region of the interior of British Columbia, Canada. ... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... Vernon is a city in the south-central region of British Columbia, Canada. ... This article is about the city of Victoria. ... White Rock sunset White Rock Beach with the famous pier With a population of 19,735, White Rock is located in the southwest corner of the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada, forty-five kilometers from Vancouver and is flanked on the south by the Canada/US border and Blaine... Williams Lake also known as BCs Stampede Capital (and jokingly refered to as Willies Puddle) is a city in British Columbia, Canada. ... The census geographic units of Canada are the country subdivisions defined and used by Canadas federal government statistics bureau Statistics Canada[1] to conduct the countrys five-yearly census. ... A map of Torontos Census Metropolitan Area, which contains a large portion of the Greater Toronto Area. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 107 Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... The Greater Montreal Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the Canadian province of Quebec. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... Motto: Building a sustainable region Location of Greater Vancouver Regional District in British Columbia Coordinates: , Country Province Region Lower Mainland Seat Burnaby Established 1967 Government [1]  - Board GVRD Board of Directors  - Chair Lois Jackson  - MPs List of MPs Don Bell Dawn Black Raymond Chan John Cummins Libby Davies Sukh Dhaliwal... Motto: Splendor sine occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Steven Point Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 36 Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th Total 944... The National Capital Region is an official federal designation for the Canadian capital of Ottawa, Ontario, the neighbouring city of Gatineau, Quebec and the surrounding area. ... Northern Alberta Southern Alberta Central Alberta The Calgary Region is the metropolitan area based around Calgary, Alberta. ... For other uses, see Alberta (disambiguation). ... The Edmonton Capital Region (ECR), also known as Greater Edmonton or the Alberta Capital Region, comprises Albertas provincial capital of Edmonton and surrounding communities in Sturgeon County(north), Parkland County (west), Specialized Municipality of Strathcona County (east) and Leduc County (south). ... The Communauté métropolitaine de Québec or Quebec Metropolitan Community (CMQ) is a geopolitical region encompassing numerous cities, towns and villages in the Quebec City economic area. ... The Winnipeg Capital Region is located in the Red River Valley in the south central portion of the province of Manitoba, Canada, containing the provincial capital of Winnipeg and its surrounding rural municipalities (RMs), cities, and towns. ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Official languages English French (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 14 Senate seats 6 Confederation July 15, 1870 (5th) Area  Ranked 8th Total 647,797... Motto: Together Aspire - Together Achieve Location in the province of Ontario, Canada Coordinates: , Country Province Incorporated June 9, 1846[1] Government  - Mayor Fred Eisenberger  - City Council Hamilton City Council  - MPs List of MPs Dean Allison Chris Charlton David Christopherson Wayne Marston David Sweet  - MPPs List of MPPs Sophia Aggelonitis Andrea... For other places with the same name, see London (disambiguation). ... The Regional Municipality of Waterloo is a regional municipality located in Ontario, Canada. ... Nickname: Motto: Industry and Liberality Location of St. ... Heraldic Motto: Unity, Responsibility, Loyalty Corporate Motto: Building Communities, Building Lives Location of the Niagara Region within Ontario Area: 1,852 sq. ... Motto: E Mari Merces(Latin) From the Sea, Wealth Coordinates: , Country Province Established April 1, 1996 Government  - Type Regional Municipality  - Mayor Peter Kelly  - Governing body Halifax Regional Council  - MPs List of MPs Alexa McDonough Geoff Regan Michael Savage Peter Stoffer (Bill Casey) (Gerald Keddy) (Peter MacKay)  - MLAs List of MLAs... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (Latin: One defends and the other conquers) Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 11 Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867... Oshawa (estimated 2004 population 150 000; metropolitan population 296 298) is a city on Lake Ontario located approximately 60 km east of downtown Toronto in Ontario, Canada. ... Greater Victoria (also known as the Greater Victoria Region) is located in British Columbia, Canada, on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. ... Nickname: Motto: The river and the land sustain us. ... For other uses of Saskatoon, see Saskatoon (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... Nickname: Motto: Floreat Regina (Let Regina Flourish) Location of Regina in the SE quadrant of Saskatchewan Coordinates: , Country Province District Municipality of Sherwood Established 1882 Government  - City Mayor Pat Fiacco  - Governing body Regina City Council  - MPs Dave Batters Ralph Goodale Tom Lukiwski Andrew Scheer  - MLAs Trent Wotherspoon Kevin Yates Kim... “Sherbrooke” redirects here. ... Nickname: Motto: Avancez (Go forward) Coordinates: , Country Province Established August 5, 1583 by Royal Charter of Queen Elizabeth I Government  - City Mayor Andy Wells  - Governing body St. ... This article is about the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... For the electoral district, see Barrie (electoral district). ... Location of Kelowna within the Central Okanagan in British Columbia, Canada Country Province Regional District Central Okanagan Settled 1879 Incorporated 1905 Government  - Mayor Sharon Shepherd  - Governing body Kelowna City Council  - MP Ron Cannan  - MLAs Al Horning Sindi Hawkins Area  - City 283 km²  (109. ... Nickname: Motto: Aedificemus (Latin for Come, let us build together) Coordinates: , Country Province Established 1893 (as Sudbury)   2001 (as Greater Sudbury) Government  - Mayor John Rodriguez  - Governing Body Greater Sudbury City Council  - MPs Raymond Bonin (LPC), Diane Marleau (LPC)  - MPPs Rick Bartolucci (OLP), Shelley Martel (NDP) Area  - City 3,200 km... Murney Tower, Kingston The Fort Henry Guard performing an historical demonstration The Prince George Hotel Kingston, Ontario, the first capital[1] of Canada, is located at the eastern end of Lake Ontario, where the lake runs into the St. ... Saguenay (officially Ville de Saguenay) is a city (2001 population: 148,050) in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec, Canada, on the Saguenay River, about 200 kilometres north of Quebec City. ... Des Forges boulevard at night. ... Nickname: Motto: Faith, Fidelity and Progress Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Ontario County Wellington County City Wards There are 6 Wards Founded April 23, 1827 Incorporated April 23, 1879 Government  - Mayor Karen Farbridge (elected November 2006)  - Governing Body Guelph City Council  - MPs Brenda Chamberlain (LPC)  - MPPs Liz Sandals (OLP) Area  - City... For other uses, see Moncton (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country Province Established May 31, 1877 Government  - City Mayor Mike Hancock  - Governing Body Brantford City Council  - MP Lloyd St. ... Nickname: Motto: Superior by nature Location of Thunder Bay, Ontario Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Ontario Region Northwestern Ontario District Thunder Bay District CMA Thunder Bay Settled 1679 as Fort Caministigoyan See histories of Port Arthur and Fort William Amalgamation 1 January 1970 Government [1][2]  - Type Municipal Government  - Mayor Lynn... Saint John[3] is the largest city in the province of New Brunswick, and the oldest incorporated city in Canada. ... Nickname: Motto: Dat natura, elaborant artes (Nature Provides, Industry Develops) Map of Ontario with Peterborough indicated with a red dot Coordinates: , Country Province County Peterborough County Established 1819 - Scotts Plains Incorporated as town 1850 - Peterborough Incorporated as city July 1, 1905 Government  - Mayor Paul Ayotte  - MP Dean Del Mastro...

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Abbotsford, British Columbia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1181 words)
Abbotsford (49°03′16.6″N, 122°19′40.8″W) is a Canadian city, in the Fraser Valley District of British Columbia.
The village of Abbotsford was incorporated in 1892.
The largest ethnic minority group in Abbotsford is South Asian (countries of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka) comprising 14.9% of the population.
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