SLICE OF LIFE: April 4 to 9

Here is a list of just some of the activities taking place in Abbotsford over the next week.


The Ladies Auxiliary to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #15 Abbotsford, will be holding its Fish and Chip Night April 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. Shuttle available to and from the Legion courtesy of MSA Ford. It can be arranged by calling 604-746-9151.


Stillwater is performing April 4 at 33889 Essendene Ave. The cost is $6 for members, $7 for non-members. Event runs from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Info: Frank at 604-820-8695 or Rinus at 604-826-6058


WJ Mouat’s graduating class of 2014 is holding a bottle drive on Saturday, April 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 32355 Mouat Dr. Funds will be used to offset ticket costs for the annual Night to Remember dry grad, slated for May. Info:


The Fraser Valley Poets Society will be hosting a guest reader and an open mic poetry April 7, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way. Hear Robert Martens read from his latest poetry book, Little Creatures, and to celebrate National Poetry Month.


Abbotsford Learning Plus presents the following at the Abbotsford Recreation Centre (2499 McMillan Rd.), from 10 a.m. to noon. Fee is $5 plus $2 ARC drop-in fee. On April 8, Tracey Dyck will speak about her experiences on the eve of her retirement. On April 10, Gilchrest McLaren brings a story of adventure in bringing the English Bible to the world.


FVBN Abbotsford Networking Meetup happens April 9 at Paliotti’s (33886 Essendene Ave.) from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. RSVP required via Cost: $5 for members, $10 for non-members.


Sister Nancy Brown, a Sister of Charity of Halifax, was awarded Order of British Columbia in recognition of her dedication to women, homeless youth and young people at risk for human trafficking and sexual exploitation. She is the guest speaker at the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Abbotsford April 9 event, held at Cascade Community Church (35190 DeLair Rd.) Cost is $15 for members, $20 for guests. RSVP to by 8 a.m. April 7.


The natural history of the Thompson River area is described and illustrated in British Columbia’s Majestic Thompson River, a new book by former university instructor and a pioneer of the whitewater rafting industry in Canada, Bernie Fandrich. He will share his passion for the region through photographs and entertaining anecdotes with the Abbotsford-Mission Nature Club on April 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Abbotsford Middle School, 33231 Bevan Ave. Info: Kathy, 604-854-3203


Annual candlelight vigil at Thunderbird Square, Veterans Way, April 9. Event starts at 6:30 p.m. Parade marches on at 6:50 p.m. and the ceremony starts at 7 p.m. This Royal Canadian Legion event honours Canadian history. Info: 604-850-8782


Do you ever feel frustrated and overwhelmed by your chronic-pain, and confused about your daily emotions? Do you feel like everything is out of your control? Then don’t miss our next free chronic-pain support-group where we’ll discuss how “the roll of acceptance,” can help you manage your daily life. Event held April 15 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church (26245 28 Ave., Aldergrove) from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Info:,

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