SLICE OF LIFE: April 24-28

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


Woodland and Henderson’s Dignity Memorial and First Memorial Funeral Homes host a free teleconference called “Living with Grief: End-of-Life Ethics” on Thursday, May 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Salvation Army Cascade Community Church, 35190 DeLair Rd. Register by calling 604-792-1344 or emailing


The Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s Early Memory Loss Support Group meets Tuesday, April 24 from 2 to 3 p.m.  in Abbotsford. To register or for more information, call and leave a message at 604-859-3889.


A 12-week program for parents/caregivers called “So You Have a Teenager” starts Tuesday, April 24 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Hope Central, 33129 North Railway Ave. in Mission. Facilitator is psychologist Alistair Jappy. Register by calling Shelagh at 604-614-2451.


The Abbotsford Garden Club holds its monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 24 at 7 p.m. in the multi-purpose room at Abbotsford Middle School, 33231 Bevan Ave. Sean Rafferty will discuss rhododendrons. Info: 604-826-9195 or


A workshop for people who have had a stroke, and for their caregivers, takes place Wednesday, April 25 at Abbotsford Regional Hospital, 32900 Marshall Rd. “Building Community Connections” runs from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Fraser 1 conference room. Register at 604-851-4700 (ext. 648454).


Mexico en la Piel, a new Mexican cultural group in Abbotsford, hosts a Mariachi Dinner Gala on Saturday, April 28 at Abbotsford Banquet Centre, 33738 Laurel St. The event includes authentic Mexican food, a live mariachi band and dancing. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance by calling 604-259-2002, 778-235-0576, 604-217-0701 or 604-814-0265.


The Canadian Cancer Society is looking for volunteers to drive cancer patients to and from treatment who otherwise have no other means of transportation. Training and mileage are offered. Those interested are asked to email or call 1-888-222-2240.