Slice of Life: Aug. 20 to Sept. 10

Community events in Abbotsford

SUCCESS SECRETS

Nick Noorani, one of the “top 25 Canadian Immigrants” and former publisher of the Canadian Immigrant magazine is coming to Abbotsford Community Services (2420 Montrose Ave.) on Thursday, Sept. 8. He will present the Seven Success Secrets for Immigrants from 9:30 a.m. to noon in the Jasbir Saran room. Confirm attendance by contacting Michelle Spencer at mcmentoring@abbotsfordcommunityservices.com or 604-866-0257.

MOTORCYCLE RIDE FOR WATER

The second annual “Turn On The Tap” is a 2.5-hour motorcycle ride through the Fraser Valley to raise money for Samaritan’s Purse Canada’s water filtration systems. This year’s ride takes place Saturday, Sept. 10, starting at 10:30 a.m. and leaving from Maranatha Baptist Church parking lot, 3580 Clearbrook Rd. Registration is $25 per motorcycle. Every $100 raised purchases a filtration system which can supply clean drinking water for a family of eight to 10. Online registration is at samaritan.org, or register at the event between 9 and 10 a.m.

RETIRED TEACHERS

The Abbotsford District Retired Teachers’ Association (ADRTA) invites all members to the annual “To Hell With the Bell” brunch on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at the Abbotsford District Teachers’ Association hall. Coffee is at 11 a.m., and lunch is at 11:30. The cost is $15, but is free for the recently retired teachers. To confirm attendance, call Wayne Anthony at 604-856-1750 before Aug. 31. Cheques should be made payable to the ADRTA and sent to: Wayne Anthony, PO Box 133 Station, Mt. Lehman, Abbotsford,  B.C. V4X 2P7.

STORY TIME AT LIBRARY

A Pyjama Story Picnic takes place Wednesday, Aug. 24 at Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) from 7 to 7:45 p.m. Outdoor stories, rhymes, puppets and songs are included. If it rains, there will be an indoor picnic. Registration is not required. Info: 604-859-7814

HYMN SING AT CHURCH

A hymn sing at Clearbrook MB Church (2719 Clearbrook Rd.) on Sunday, Aug. 21 features the Shirika (Kenyan) Singers. The event begins at 7 p.m. Info: 604-850-6607 or clearbrookmbchurch@telus.net

FAMILY FUN AT HONEY FARM

The annual free family fun day takes place Saturday, Aug. 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Campbell’s Gold Honey Farm, 2595 Lefeuvre Rd. The event features tours, face painting, bee races, bouncy castles, games and more. Visit bchoney.com for more details.

MOVIE NIGHT AND SWIM TIME

A family movie night is held at Matsqui Recreation Centre (3106 Clearbrook Rd.) from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21. Watch a video on the projection screen as you float in the pool. Regular admission rates apply. Info: 604-855-0500