SLICE OF LIFE: Aug. 15-23

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


The MSA Museum Society presents Yoga in the Park on Thursday, Aug. 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. at 2313 Ware St.  This is a charity event for the Ma Anadamayi Tripura Vidvapeeth school in Omkareshwar, India, and attendees can participate in all three 50-minute sessions or just one.  Recommended donation is $3.  All are welcome. Info: 604-853-0313


The Women with Cancer Support Group meets Thursday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. The meeting is free and is held at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd. in the Dogwood Room upstairs.  This month there will be a clinical counsellor from the B.C. Agency (Abbotsford Cancer Centre) as guest speaker. Info: Edith at 604-289-0630


The 1st Abbotsford Scouts host a Family Fun Day on Saturday, Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mill Lake Park by the water park. Free activities, including crafts, are featured. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Clearbrook Mennonite Brethren Church (2719 Clearbrook Rd.) hosts a hymn sing on Sunday, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m.  with the Dollinger Family, the Russ Bayley Trio, Mystery Choir and soloist Gunther Eberhardt. Info: 604-850-6607 or


The Fraser Valley Business Network holds a social media and online marketing strategy, brainstorming and training session on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at Red 21 Restaurant in the Playtime Gaming Centre, 30835 Peardonville Rd.  Orientation is at 1 p.m., and the session runs from 2 to 4 p.m. Register at


The Mood Disorders Association support group in Abbotsford meets the first and third Thursdays of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at Abbotsford Community Services (2420 Montrose Ave.) It is open to those who have mood disorders such as depression, manic depression, anxiety and panic attacks. Friends and family are also invited. Info: Christine at 604-854-9404


A Pyjama Picnic storytime takes place Monday, Aug. 19 from 7 to 7:30 p.m.  at Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way). Wear your pj’s and bring a blanket for stories, puppets and more under the setting sun.  If it rains, the event will be an indoor picnic. Info: 604-859-7814 (ext. 229)


Musician Tony Prophet visits Mission Library (33247 Second Ave.) on Thursday, Aug. 22 at 2 p.m. and Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) on Friday, Aug. 23 at 2 p.m. Prophet is a seasoned entertainer, singer and guitar player with a bag of kid-sized costumes and energized songs like “Splish Splash” and  “The Cat Came Back.”

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