events and programs




This summer The Reach is offering a variety of 2 day and 3 day creative, fun Art Camps!
2 day camps - $60
3 day camps - $90
Sign up for 5 days of camp in a row and receive a 10% discount!

  • All camps run from 10:30am to 2:30pm.
  • For ages 6 to 12 years.

Participate in art activities, make new friends and have fun!
Register in person at The Reach 32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford or over the phone at 604 864 8087 x 0. Sign up fast! Spaces are limited!


An opportunity for kids to celebrate with friends and create imaginative take-home art projects in our artist-grade studio.

$125.50 Party of twelve or fewer participants
$150.50 Party of thirteen to twenty participants

Age: 4 and up

The Reach has two exciting birthday party themes to choose from: the Mini-Monster Making party or a birthday themed on the current art exhibitions (ask us for the current project).

The two-hour booking includes a one hour facilitated art project followed by one hour of free time that can be used to do cake, presents and games.
Birthday pARTies can be booked Saturday or Sunday, 1pm to 3pm or 2pm to 4pm.
Complete a booking request form in person at The Reach or online here.


tour and try


To critically engage participants with artwork and historical content in the gallery and museum.

$5.00 per participant | Payment due 7 days prior to Tour & Try date.

Based on Visual Thinking Strategies. The Tour & Try program is our most popular program and consists of a one-hour, docent led tour of current exhibitions and a one hour, hands-on, exhibition-related art project in our studio, facilitated by an instructor, this program is a great option for fieldtrips.

Tour & Trys can be booked Tuesday to Friday, between 10:30am and 2:30pm (alternate time slots will be considered upon request) by  any group of 5 to 30 participants (requests for larger groups will be considered).
Complete a booking request form in person at The Reach or online here.Three weeks notice is required to book a Tour & Try.

Canada 150 Mural Mosaic Workshops

June 10, 2016 - July 22, 2016


The City of Abbotsford is proud to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Canada by participating in the Canada 150 Mural Mosaic project. We invite the public to participate in painting tiles to create a mural representing our community which will be displayed as a lasting cultural legacy for future gerenations to enjoy.
Public tile painting workshops will be happening at the Reach Gallery Museum during June and July with the final workshops and mosaic assembly led by the Mural Mosaic team occurring July 21-23.

The Reach Gallery Museum
June 10th                3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
June 17th                3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
June 24th                3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Canada Day - Exhibition Park  
July 1st                  1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Grand Mural Mosaic Workshop July 21 & 22nd  at the Reach Gallery Museum
July 21st               3:30 pm to 9:00 pm
July 22nd              12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

For more information about Abbotsford's participation in the Canada 150 Mural Mosaic project, CLICK HERE.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission Reading Challenge

June 21, 2016

B.C. author, Jennifer Manuel from Duncan, B.C, wants people to take up the challenge to read the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) summary report. She has launched an online campaign, the TRC Reading Challenge, and aims to reach her goal by National Aboriginal Day on June 21.

There are three underlying principles behind the TRC Challenge:
• You care genuinely about the relationship between aboriginal and non-aboriginal people in Canada.
• You believe that improving this relationship requires meaningful, respectful, mutual dialogue, and that you cannot contribute to this dialogue unless you have first listened to the truths expressed by First Nations people.
• You prefer to read the TRC Report yourself, rather than letting others interpret it for you, especially since they may not have actually read it themselves.

See more HERE
Go to the TRC reading challenge site HERE
Download and read the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) summary report HERE

Sunday Family Arts

June 26, 2016

| FREE | 1 - 3pm | All ages

Bring the whole family out for our fun crafts sessions in the studio. Our Projects are often based on our current exhibitions, Holidays or relevant themes. This is a great opportunity for little ones to practice their motor skills, and for parents to let loose and enjoy some art making!

Class capacity is 30 participants. Registration is required. In order to respect the timeframe for classes, latecomers can only be accommodated up to 15 minutes past class start time. At that point, no latecomers will be admitted.
Please call 604 864 8087 ext 0 to register.
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Hatha Yoga @ The Reach
with Betty Baerg

April 4, 2016 - December 19, 2016

5:15pm - 6:15pm | $10 Friend of The Reach | $12 Future Friend

Yoga sessions continue every Monday  5:15 – 6:15pm with the exception of statutory holidays.
$10/session Friends of The Reach • $12/session Future Friends
Bring your mat, a towel and a light blanket

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