SLICE OF LIFE: Aug. 16-23

This is a listing of some of the activities taking place in Abbotsford over the following week


The Baha’i community in Abbotsford hosts a free multi-faith dinner, devotional and discussion on Saturday, Aug. 16 at 6:30 p.m. The local is the Abbotsford Social Activity Centre (2631 Cyril St.).


A pyjama storytime takes place at Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) on Tuesday, Aug. 19 from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Stories, songs, rhymes and more are included.


The Skills Connect Program for immigrants holds a free information session on Tuesday, Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. to noon at Abbotsford Community Services (2420 Montrose Ave.). The program helps participants with finding work in their field of expertise,  job-search techniques, courses and more. To register for the info session, call 604-866-1645.


The Connect Now Network holds a Social Smart Start session on Wednesday, Aug. 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Abbotsford South constituency office, 33553 Marshall Rd. The seminar covers marketing strategies for businesses. Cost is $10 for members and $20 for non-members. Info and registration: or Jennifer at 778-823-2421


Knitters are welcome to drop by Mt. Lehman Library (5874 Mt. Lehman Rd.) to socialize with old friends and new on Thursday, Aug. 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. There is no cost. Info: 604-859-7814 (ext. 232)


The Praetorian Race takes place on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Abbotsford Exhibition Park, 32470 Haida Drive. The event is a non-profit obstacle course to raise funds for Wounded Warriors Canada and Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. The course is open to people of all physical abilities. Info: or Jason at 778-240-2774


The Abbotsford SPCA hosts a book and bake sale on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bakerview Pet Hospital, 1305 Sumas Way. For more information or to donate, call Jodi at 604-850-1584


Exercise classes for seniors resume at the Abbotsford Social Activity Centre (2631 Cyril St.) starting Thursday, Sept. 4. Classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Cost is $1.50 for members and $2.50 for non-members. Blood pressure readings are available. Info: Bev Brown at 604-870-4802 or Beverly Burton at 604-557-0234.


Alateen, a part of Al-Anon Family Groups, is for young people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking,  whether it’s a parent, sibling or friend. The group meets every Tuesday in Abbotsford at the Home Society (31581 South Fraser Way), starting at 7:15 p.m. Info:  604-855-1942 or 604-826-5100


Clayburn Village Museum is open Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m. in the basement at 4315 Wright St. Take a step back in time and visit B.C.’s first company town. info: Helene at 604-854-3960


Sexaholics Anonymous is a 12-step program of recovery for men and women who want to stop their sexually self-destructive thinking and behaviour.  Abbotsford SA meets every Saturday at 8 a.m.  For information and location, email See also