Afternoon in Paradiso among upcoming events

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Tickets are now on sale for the fourth annual Afternoon in Paradiso fundraiser for the B.C. Cancer Foundation. The event takes place Sunday, Sept. 22 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Paradiso Vineyard and Phoenix Lounge. It includes wine and food sampling, auctions and entertainment. Tickets are available through Rachel at 604-851-4736  or by searching  “Paradiso” under the “upcoming events” link at


The Ex Brits Group meets Wednesday, Aug. 7 at the Royal Canadian Legion, 2513 West Railway St., starting at noon. The group also meets the third Wednesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at Jojo’s Fish and Chips (32700 George Ferguson Way) and  the last Saturday at the ABC restaurant (32080 Marshall Rd.), also at 11:30. Info: 604-854-3121 or 604-859-2060


The Abbotsford Single Mothers’ Group meets every Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Abbotsford Community Services, 2420 Montrose Ave. The free group provides an opportunity to meet other women, connect with resources, and share stories and support. Free child minding is available. Info:, or 604-895-5797


My Daddy and Me Breakfast is held every Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the New Beginnings portable at Mouat Secondary, 32355 Mouat Drive. The free breakfast is open to dads and their kids up to five years old. Info:, or 778-808-3254


Abbotsford Peer Support for Seniors is now taking registration for its next training session for volunteers starting Tuesday, Sept. 24. The free course is open to men and women 55 years and older. Training focuses on listening skills, problem management and community resources. Trained volunteers then provide one-on-one listening and emotional support to peers. Info: 604-850-0011 (9 a.m. to noon weekdays)


TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a non-profit weight loss support group, meets weekly. For chapters in Abbotsford, call Jacquie at 604-556-0535

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