Slice of Life: March 4 to 12


The Abbotsford Seniors’ Association (ASA) hosts dances every Friday from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the ASA hall, 33889 Essendene Ave. Cost is $5.50 for members and $6 for non-members. Adults of all ages are invited. The bands for March are: Sentimental Journey (March 4), Shirley Rodgers (March 11), Ben Isaac (March 18) and Sweetwater (March 25). Info: Jodie, 604-850-2465 or 604-613-2111.


The Seniors Clinic at Abbotsford Regional Hospital holds sessions on a variety of topics this month. They are: advance care planning (March 7 at 1 p.m.), chronic heart failure (March 4, 11 and 18 at 2:30 p.m.), Making Sense of Medicines for Seniors (March 9 at 10:30 a.m.), memory (March 25 at 1 p.m.) and sleep (March 25 at 3 p.m.). Registration is required by calling 604-851-4775.


The  ladies auxiliary of the  Royal Canadian Legion in Abbotsford holds a fish and chips night on Friday, March 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. with music by Syd. The legion is located at 2513 West Railway.


The Reign Valley Vixens – Abbotsford’s women’s flat track roller derby league – holds an event on Saturday, March 5 at the Ag-Rec Building, 32470 Haida Drive. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the game begins at 6 p.m. Admission is a minimum $5 donation. Non-perishable food items will be accepted for the local food bank.


“Sexual Revolution – Experiencing True Sexual Freedom” is the topic of a free lecture on Saturday, March 5 at the Abbotsford campus of University of the Fraser Valley (33844 King Rd.), room B121. The event is hosted by Abbotsford Christian Assembly with guest speaker Pastor Jim Anderson of Lifeline Ministries. Info: or 604-859-2345.


Enchanted Evening drop-in story times are held at Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) every Monday, from March 7 to May 30, starting at 7 p.m. Books, puppets and songs are included. The program is aimed at kids ages two to six.


The Abbotsford Parkinson’s Support Group meets Monday, March 7 at Matsqui Recreation Centre, 3106 Clearbrook Rd., at 2 p.m. Speaker Gary Schroeder discusses Preparing Your Income Tax Returns.                 Family and guests are welcome to attend. Info: Gary at 604-308-8691 or Betty at 604-853-0382.


Jillian Armit, the Fraser Valley support and education coordinator for the Alzheimer Society of B.C., talks about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia during a presentation at Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) on Tuesday, March 8 from 2 to 3 p.m. Register at 604-859-7814.


The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Abbotsford holds its monthly luncheon on Wednesday, March 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cascade Community Church, 35190 DeLair Rd. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for guests. The event includes a candle-lighting ceremony and some international women guest speakers. RSVP by March 7 by calling 604-897-1690. Info:


Biologist Monica Pearson speaks about local amphibians at the monthly meeting of the Abbotsford-Mission Nature Club on Wednesday, March 9. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at  Abbotsford Middle School, 33231 Bevan Ave. The public is welcome. Info: Kathy at 604-854-3203.



The next meeting for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC)  is Wednesday, March 9 at Terry Fox Elementary (3071 Babich St.), starting at 7 p.m. Info: Nina at 604-504-7799. The CCFC provides information on bowel disease and raises funds for research to find a cure. Newcomers are welcome.


“Do Justice, Love Fearlessly” is a day of teaching, exploring biblical justice and exhibits on Saturday, March 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at New Life Church, 35270 DeLair Rd. The event includes: keynote speaker UFV professor Ron Dart; Dr. Kurt VerBeek, co-founder of a Honduran Christian human rights agency; Dean Johnson of Esperanza Ministries; Tony DeWaal of the Abbotsford Restorative Justice Association; Ward Draper of Abbotsford 5 and 2 Ministries; the multimedia presentation “One Day” by Christian artists Supply Line; and locally produced video Outside the Walls. Register at for $15 or at the door for $20.