SLICE OF LIFE: Aug. 12 to 19

The following is a list of just some of the activities taking place in Abbotsford over the following week


An error was made in a listing in the Aug. 5th Slice of Life column for the Fraser Valley Blues Society. The listing indicated that jam sessions are held every Friday at the Eagles Hall. In fact, there are no sessions in August, nor are they held every week. Visit for more information about upcoming dates.


A community summer social takes place Saturday, Aug. 13 from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Trethewey House Heritage Site (2313 Ware St.). The day kicks off with a pancake breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. and is followed by crafts, old-fashioned games, community booths, silent movies, a pioneer tea, an ice cream social at noon,  and a pasta dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Visit for the full schedule.


Andy the Musical Scientist visits Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) on Tuesday, Aug. 16 from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Andy combines homemade invented instruments with world music and humour, along with a pro-recycling message. Info: 604-859-7814


The Death Cafe meets Wednesday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. at Steamers Coffee House, 1975 McCallum Rd. The objective of the group is to increase awareness of death with the view to help people make the most of their lives. This is a group-directed discussion, rather than a grief support or counselling session. Stephen Lloyd Garrett – international speaker, author and death educator – joins the group. Info:


A charity motorcycle ride in support of six-year-old Maya Ahuja and her family’s fundraising efforts for BC Children’s Hospital takes place Wednesday, Aug. 17 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Participants meet at Castle Fun Park and ride over Sumas Mountain, along Sumas Prairie, to Maya’s place (to give donations) and then to Fishtrap Creek Park for socializing. A donation of $20 a bike is requested. Maya had heart surgery as a baby and is scheduled for her next surgery in October. Info: 604-996-5956 or


Circle F Horse Rescue Society holds a fundraising pub night on Friday, Aug. 19 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Finnegan’s Pub, 33780 King Rd. The event includes a buffet dinner, silent auction, 50/50 tickets and more. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased through Visit for more information.


Mosaic Church holds a family celebration on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. at 2940 Clearbrook Rd. Pop in between 6 and 9 p.m. for a night of fun that includes face painting, games, food and more.