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90 years of Abbotsford News plus: new partnership in progress

Abbotsford News 90 years celebration cake

Abbotsford News 90 years celebration cake (photo by Mary Higgins)

90 years of local reporting
Last weekend Abbotsford News celebrated 90 years of publishing with a special event at their offices. We headed down there in the hot sun and took part in the festivities. There were classic cars, entertainments, dancing, food and, of course, celebration cake. The Fire Service and Police Department were there along with some well known mascots from our favourite local teams.

We were fortunate enough to get the real inside story about Abbotsford News during one of the three tours of the building. It was fascinating to see how the paper is produced from finding the local news, writing the stories, setting them within the advertising spaces, creating the plates for each page and then printing. I was impressed also with how much video is used, something I hadn’t really appreciated before. It definitely made me want to find out more.

Congratulations to all concerned and a hearty thank you for a great day out. You can see more information about the day on the Abbotsford News website, and more of my pictures from my Flickr account:

New partnership
Over the last few weeks we have been working on a new partnership that will be coming to fruition over the summer of 2012. I can’t give too many details at the moment but I can tell you that it involves three of my great passions: story telling, education and technology. It is a video-based project and I will be posting about it more soon.