SLICE OF LIFE: June 16 to 23

This is a list of some of the activities in Abbotsford over the next week

DOWN SYNDROME WALK

The Walk for Down Syndrome Awareness takes place Saturday, June 17 at Mill Lake Park from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The day includes face painting, bouncy castles, a silent auction, door prizes, lunch and a walk around Mill Lake. Funds are raised for the Fraser Valley Down Syndrome Society. Info: fvdss.org or info@fvdss.org

CELEBRATING DADS

The annual Celebrating Dads event takes place on Father’s Day (Sunday, June 18) at Mill Lake Park from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There will be crafts, face painting, panning for gold, mini golf, and much more. Food will be available to purchase (cash only), with proceeds to the Kiwanis Club. Info: abbycommunity.com

SKATELIFE FUNDRAISER

A swing dance fundraiser for Skatelife Abbotsford takes place Sunday, June 18 from 7:30 to 11 p.m. at the Abbotsford Social Activity Association, 33889 Essendene Ave. Cost is $9.50 for adults and $8.50 for students, including a beginner lesson.

WOMEN’S NETWORK

The Valley Women’s Network meets Tuesday, June 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Phoenix Ballroom, 33780 King Rd. Cost is $23. Reservations are required by emailing vwnabbyreservations@gmail.com

ABORIGINAL DAY

Aboriginal Day is celebrated in Abbotsford on Wednesday, June 21 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Thunderbird Memorial Square (the plaza in front of Clearbrook Library). The free event includes pow wow dancing, jigging, storytelling, Salish weaving and more.

HEALING CIRCLE

A First Nations Healing Circle is held Thursday, June 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Abbotsford Hospice Society, 32780 Marshall Rd. This is for all youth ages 12 to 18 who are dealing with trauma, loss and grief. There is no cost, but space is limited. Contact lakhbir@abbotsfordhospice.org for more information.

CLAYBURN MUSEUM

Clayburn Village Museum (4315 Wright St.) is open Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. from now until the end of August. Step back in time and visit the history of B.C.’s first company town. Info: Helen at 604-854-3960

CHARITY RUN

The Running Room in Abbotsford holds a free run on Sunday, June 25 with donations being accepted for Pitt Meadows mom Danielle Linfoot, whose hands and feets had to be amputated after she became ill in January with Group A strep (flesh-eating disease). The run starts at 8 a.m. from the location at #103 – 2070 Sumas Way. There are 2.5 km, 5 km and 10 km routes.

For more local events, visit our community calendar by clicking here