SLICE OF LIFE: Feb. 15 – 21


The Scandinavian Club of the Fraser Valley meets at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17 for its monthly potluck dinner and entertainment at the Masonic Hall, 33860 Pine St. (corner or Gladys and Pine). This month has a Swedish theme. Guests and potential new members who are of Scandinavian ancestry or have an interest in Scandinavia are welcome. Info: Len at 604-857-2740, Eigil at 604-870-8601, or email



The Skills Connect for Immigrants program holds a free information session on Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Abbotsford Community Services, 2420 Montrose Ave. The program helps participants with assistance finding working in their field of expertise, job-search techniques and more. Call to register: 604-866-0257



The Fraser Valley Business Network features Josh Rimer, comedian and YouTube business expert, at its Marketing Mastermind series on Wednesday, Feb. 19. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. at Red 21 Restaurant at Chances Playtime Gaming, 30835 Peardonville Rd. Info: or Jennifer at 778-823-2421



The Mission Sumas Abbotsford Better Breathers Club meets Thursday, Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Cascade Community Church, 35190 DeLair Rd. Share information, education and support with others living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and/or asthma.


The Abbotsford Learning Plus Society holds two classes next week. Both sessions run from 10 a.m. to noon at Abbotsford Recreation Centre (ARC), 2499 McMillan Rd. The topic on Tuesday, Feb. 18 is Castro’s Early Cuba. The topic on Thursday, Feb. 20 is The Mystery and Grandeur of the Mighty Fraser River. Cost is $5 per class, plus the $2 ARC drop-in fee. Info: 778-808-7377 or



The Abbotsford Genealogy Society holds its monthly meeting on Thursday, Feb. 20 at The Reach, 32388 Veterans Way. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the business meeting begins at 6:30. Speaker Donald Davis will discuss British newspaper records. Everyone is welcome. Info:



A group for people who speak French or are learning to speak the language meets every Thursday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Trethewey House, 2313 Ware St. There is no fee to join the informal group. An evening group might form, depending on interest. Info: Christine Wiebe at 604-850-8657



Carpet bowling takes place every Tuesday and Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd. Cost is $1.25. Info: 604-853-5532