SLICE OF LIFE: Jan. 12-19

The following is a list of just some of the activities taking place in Abbotsford over the next week


The Scandinavian Club of the Fraser Valley meets at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 12 at the Masonic Hall, 33860 Pine St. (corner of Gladys and Pine).  In addition to the usual potluck dinner, the club will share a large cake to celebrate its 10th anniversary. The evening has a Danish 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 Abbotsford Quilters’ Guild meets Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 10 a.m. for a workshop and at 6 p.m. for an informal meeting. Both meetings take place at Ross Road Church, 3160 Ross Rd. Info: 604-287-5008 or


The Abbotsford-Mission Newcomers Club meets Tuesday, Jan. 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Terry Fox elementary, 3071 Babich St. This is a women’s social group that hosts weekly and monthly activities such as a walking group, movies, lunches and more. Info: 604-859-4859


The “Keep in Touch with the Dutch” coffee club meets Tuesday, Jan. 13 from 10 a.m. to noon at House of James, 2743 Emerson St.


The Abbotsford-Mission Nature Club holds its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 14 at Abbotsford Middle School (33231 Bevan Ave.), starting at 7:30 p.m. David Urban and Wendy DaDalt share “Experience the Fraser” – about the natural and cultural history of the Fraser River. Everyone is welcome. Info: Hank at 604-853-4283


Abbotsford Women’s Connection hosts an “Aloha Breakfast”  on Wednesday, Jan. 14 at 9:30 a.m. at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd. The event features a fashion show by Suzanne’s Cruise Wear and speaker Ida Struiksma, who will share “A Journey Home.” Cost is $11. Reservations: Joyce at 604-744-5159, Rose at 604-852-8240 or


Loretta’s Line Dance classes begin Wednesday, Jan. 14 at Trinity Memorial United Church (33737 George Ferguson Way). Classes are Wednesday and Friday mornings. To register or for more details, call Loretta Riggins at 604-859-4048.


The Fraser Valley Business Network meets Wednesday, Jan. 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Paliotti’s Italian Restaurant, 33886 Essendene Ave. This is a networking lunch for business owners and professionals in Abbotsford. Reservations are required by calling Jennifer at 778-823-2421 or emailing


The Women with Cancer Support Group meets Thursday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd.  The group provides a friendly, relaxed setting where participants will find understanding and compassion. Info: Edith at 604-289-0630


The Blind and Visually Impaired Society meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Legacy Sports Centre, #4 – 3270 Trethewey St. Info: 604-626-0640


The Abbotsford Grand Squares Modern Square Dance Club begins its program on Monday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Abbotsford Social Activity Association hall at 33889 Essendene Ave. The program is free to everyone for their first three sessions. The club continues every Monday night and is open to people 12 years and older. Info: David at 604-864-7435


Abbotsford Community Services is looking for volunteers who are interested in learning about other countries/cultures and supporting new immigrants with language learning and settlement. Info: Andrea at 604-217-3055 or email