Slice of Life: April 6 to 10

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


Straiton Community Club hosts an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 7, starting at 11:30 a.m. at its hall at 4698 Sumas Mtn. Rd. Tickets are $5 (space is limited) and are available at BigFoot Moccasin and Clayburn Village Store, or at the hunt while supplies last. Free hot chocolate will be provided by the Optimist Club of Abbotsford. Kids trade found plastic eggs for candy and a “pick your own prize” novelty. Info: 604-852-4278


The ladies auxiliary to the Royal Canadian Legion in Abbotsford hosts a fish and chips night on Friday, April 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. with Music by Syd. The legion is located at 2513 West Railway.


Canadian Blood Services needs more donors to book appointments for its clinic on Saturday, April 7 at Abbotsford Pentecostal Assembly, 3145 Gladwin Rd. The clinic runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and appointments can be booked by calling 1-888-236-6283 or visiting


The Abbotsford Seniors’ Association (ASA) hosts dances every Friday at the ASA hall (33889 Essendene Ave. ) from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Cost is $6 for members and $7 for guests. All ages are welcome. There is no dance on April 6. Bands for the rest of the month are: Sweetwater (April 13), Shirley Rodgers (April 20) and Johnny Hus (April 27). Info:


The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Abbotsford hosts its monthly luncheon meeting on Wednesday, April 11 at Cascade Community Centre, 35190 DeLair Rd. Featured speakers are Ann Senae and Paulette Baker, recipients of the 2011 Myrtle Evertt Woman of the Year Awards. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. RSVP is required by emailing


Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) holds an Enchanted Evening Storytime on Monday, April 9 from 7 to 7:30 p.m. The session is aimed at kids ages two to six and features stories, puppets and song. Info: 604-859-7814 (local 229)


The Abby Mission Newcomers Club – a social group for women new and not-so-new to the Fraser Valley – meets Tuesday, April 10 at 7 p.m. For more information, including location, call Corry at 604-859-4859.