SLICE OF LIFE: July 5-11

See what's happening in the communities of Abbotsford and Mission.

BOOTCAMP

“B.C.’s Biggest Bootcamp” takes place in Abbotsford on Monday, July 9 as a fundraiser for the Abbotsford Minor Hockey Association, to help underprivileged kids play minor hockey in the coming season. The bootcamp runs from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Rotary Stadium (32470 Haida Drive), and admission is by donation (minimum $1 per person). Participants must register in advance by downloading the form from the website etsfitness.ca, filling it out and emailing it to alex@etsfitness.ca or faxing it to 604-852-3897. Deadline is Friday, July 6.

ZUMBA FOR HOSPICE

A 90-minute Zumba fitness class will be held on Saturday, July 7 to raise funds for the Abbotsford Hospice Society’s Holmberg House. The class begins at 1 p.m. at Straiton Community Hall, 4698 Sumas Mtn. Rd. Cost is by donation (preferably a $10 minimum). Info: Ashley at 604-302-1720

WOMEN IN POLITICS

Senator Mobina Jaffer is among the speakers at a Women in Politics event taking place Thursday, July 5 at Heritage Park in Mission (33700 Prentis Ave.), starting at 7 p.m. The event, hosted by the Liberal Party, also includes former Mission school trustee Pam Alexis and 2011 Abbotsford Liberal candidate Madeleine Hardin. Tickets are $10. Info: Cory Cassel at 888-292-5928

ABILITAS WALK

A 10 km walk to raise funds for the Abilitas Foundation’s Cold Water Ranch Respite Lodge takes place Sunday, July 8 at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford (Bevan Avenue entrance), starting with registration at 10 a.m. Info: abilitasfoundation.org

BIBLE SCHOOL

The free Space Quest Vacation Bible School runs from July 10-14 at the Open Door Church (3260 Gladwin Rd.). Times are 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, and 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Register online at theopendoorchurch.com or by calling Donna at 604-557-0411.

CONNECTIONS

Abbotsford Women’s Connection hosts a  “Teddy Bear’s Picnic Breakfast” on Wednesday, July 11 at Garden Park Tower (2825 Clearbrook Rd.), starting at 9:30 a.m. Speaker, author and cancer survivor Glenda Standeven will discuss “Learning Forgiveness the Hard Way.”  Reservations: Joyce at 604-744-5159 or abbyconnectreservations@gmail.com

STORY TIME

A family story time is held at MSA Centennial Library (33660 South Fraser Way) on Wednesday, July 11 from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Info: 604-859-7814 (local 229)