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Aug
07

MLS Search

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HeadshotranstI have been a Professional Real Estate Agent since 2005, focusing on the Abbotsford housing market.  My business has been referral based since day one.  This allows me to focus more time and energy on my clients.  Because my clients are people I know directly, or a referral from one of them, you can be assured as a client of mine to get top notch service.  Buying and Selling Real Estate is my specialty, and I make it a priority to be sure my clients are comfortable through the entire process!  I would love to chat with you about your next Real Estate related goals.

I’ve been living in Abbotsford since 1989.  I have 2 boys, a daugter and a wonderful wife.  I love my job and take joy in helping people with one of the largest financial decisions they’ll make.  Feel free to contact me anytime to chat.

Mar
09

About Justin

 

Justin Hawkes

I have been a Professional Real Estate Agent since 2005, focusing on the Abbotsford housing market.  My business has been referral based since day one.  This allows me to focus more time and energy on my clients.  Because my clients are people I know directly, or a referral from one of them, you can be assured as a client of mine to get top notch service.  Buying and Selling Real Estate is my specialty, and I make it a priority to be sure my clients are comfortable through the entire process!  I would love to chat with you about your next Real Estate related goals.

I’ve been living in Abbotsford since 1989.  I have 2 boys, a daugter and a wonderful wife.  I love my job and take joy in helping people with one of the largest financial decisions they’ll make.  Feel free to contact me anytime to chat.

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Abbotsford Townhouse

 

If you missed my last blog post, I’m giving away one carload pass to this year’s Abbotsford Airshow. It’s a huge event full of fun aviation-related presentations and displays to entertain the whole family.

Valued at $100, the carload pass admits eight people (adults or children) travelling in one vehicle into the event. And, better yet, the onsite parking is free! Visit and like my Facebook page to enter the contest. You’ll also receive an extra entry into the contest by sharing the special Airshow post.

In celebration of Canada’s largest airshow, I’ve compiled a list of interesting facts from the five decades of the Abbotsford Airshow. Enjoy!

  • In February, USA Today listed the Abbotsford Airshow as one of the world’s top ten airshows!
  • You can get the latest news about the Airshow by signing up for their e-newsletter or downloading their app, which is available for iPhone, Blackberry and Android devices.
  • One notable Airshow guest? King Hussein of Jordan. In 1974, he attended the Abbotsford event and later approved the formation of the Royal Jordanian Falcons, an aerobatic team that performed at the Airshow in 1977.
  • In 1973, a CF-101 Voodoo exploded during a four-ship Voodoo display. Both crewmembers were ejected and the remains of the Voodoo landed in a vacant field.
  • The Northwest Council of Airshows awarded “Airshow of the Year” to the Abbotsford Airshow in 2012.
  • This year, the U.S. government’s budget cuts have limited the U.S. military demonstration teams and displays, which means that they won’t be able to attend the event. However, there are a ton of flying and ground displays, including Canadian Forces demonstrations, WWII Warbirds and civilian performers like AV8FX Pyrotechnics, who include explosions and fire in their show!
  • Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau designated the Abbotsford Airshow as Canada’s National Airshow in the mid-1970s.
  • In 1994, the first wedding happened in the then-thirty-three year history of the show. Dan and Loretta Newall got married before the Airshow began. It was nearly impossible to hear their vows because some of the jets took off ahead of schedule.
  • During 50 years of the Airshow’s presentations and displays, there has only been one fatality. In 1969, a pilot from Washington State died when his Mini Mustang gyrated out of control and dove into the ground.
  • Celebrating the Airshow’s 40th anniversary was a huge milestone: In 2002, air shows were threatened by cancellation due to high post-9/11 insurance costs.
  • Average annual attendance of the Airshow? More than 125,000 people! This makes it the largest air show on the west coast of North America.

Don’t forget to get your name in the draw to win a carload pass by visiting and liking my Facebook page! Remember, the winner will be announced on Monday, August 5.

Abbotsford Airshow

If you’ve been in Abbotsford or anywhere in the Fraser Valley during the summer, then you’ve likely heard about one of the area’s biggest events: The Abbotsford Airshow!

The Abbotsford Airshow is a family friendly event that is packed full of awe-inspiring performances, displays and exhibitions that celebrate aviation excellence, aerospace advancement and the local community. Put simply, it’s a three-day event full of jets and planes performing a variety of tricks and routines!

For more than five decades, the Airshow has been entertaining attendees and visitors from all over the world. In 1962, the then-recently formed Abbotsford Flying Club decided that an airshow would be an effective way to promote flying from Abbotsford’s airport, which was inactive at the time. The Abbotsford Rotary Club gave $700 to cover the show’s budget and fifteen thousand people came to watch.

AirshowSince that first year, the average annual attendance has exploded to more than 125,000 visitors who come to enjoy the ground displays of Canadian military aircrafts and corporate jet displays, private and homebuilt aviation examples, interactive kids’ zones, aviation school kiosks, concession and souvenirs.

This year, the Abbotsford Airshow is taking place from Friday, August 9 to Sunday, August 11 at the Abbotsford International Airport. Diehard fans will know that it’s always on the second full weekend in August. (And, if you’re already booked up for that weekend, you can plan ahead for the future because the 2014, 2015 and 2016 event dates are available online too!)

 

You can find our more details about the Abbotsford Airshow by visiting their website or by downloading their free app for iPhones, Blackberry and Android devices.

This app is one of the four easy ways that you can buy your Airshow tickets. (Note: Every venue offers different types of tickets. Make sure to double-check the website before you get them) Here’s how you can get your tickets to this year’s Abbotsford Airshow:

  • Buy them online at the Abbotsford Airshow website
  • Pick them up at Save On Foods and PriceSmart Foods locations across the Lower Mainland
  • Order them by phone
  • Buy them at the show at the King Road gate

. . . Or, you can get them for free!

 I’m giving away one carload pass (valued at $100) for the Abbotsford Airshow. The carload pass gives admission for up to eight people (adults or children, travelling in the same vehicle) and it’s valid for any one of the three days of the show. It’s a fantastic deal!

And it’s easy to win! You can enter the draw by liking my Facebook page, and I’ll give you an extra entry if you share the Abbotsford Airshow contest post.

A winner will be randomly drawn on Monday, August 5. Good luck!