SLICE OF LIFE: Aug. 29 to Sept. 3

This is a list of just some of the activities that are taking place in Abbotsford over the following week


Elizabeth’s Wildlife Center (32508 Verdon Way) hosts its annual open house on Saturday, Aug. 29 and Sunday, Aug. 30 from noon to 4 p.m. The event includes tours, train rides on Saturday, a food concession, face painting, games, a silent auction, a bake sale and more. Info:


A Vietnamese celebration takes place Sunday, Aug. 30 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Emmanuel Mennonite Church, 3471 Clearbrook Rd. The dinner shows appreciation to Canadians for the welcome that people from Vietnam received when they came to the nation 40 years ago. Dinner is free but those planning to attend are asked to contact Roberta at 604-854-3654.


MSA Museum Society hosts a Pioneer Tea on Sunday, Aug. 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Trethewey House (2313 Ware St.) to honour those who settled in Abbotsford before 1950. Info:, or 604-853-0313


The  Pacific International Street Rod Association hosts a show and shine on Sunday, Aug. 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bradner Sports Field, 28655 Haverman Rd. All vehicle makes and models are welcome.  Admission is free for spectators.


The Baha’i community in Abbotsford hosts a free program at Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) on Sunday, Aug. 30 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Keynote speaker Nureen Bahraini discusses “North American Destiny and the Quest for Equality.”


The Abbotsford branch of the Canadian Diabetes Association meets Tuesday, Sept. 1 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Central Heights Church, 1661 McCallum Rd. The meeting includes a webinar titled Staying Upbeat with Diabetes. Info: 604-701-7985


The Friends of the Abbotsford Libraries meet Tuesday, Sept. 1 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Abbotsford Community Library (33355 Bevan Ave.). Info: 604-859-7814 (ext. 1232)


A grand opening takes place Wednesday, Sept. 2 for the Abbotsford Early Years Centre in the Sweeney Neighbourhood Centre (33355 Bevan Ave.). The event runs from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and includes opening remarks, a ribbon cutting, children’s activities, program information and snacks.


Blankets for the Fraser Valley holds its monthly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Abbotsford Co-Op Hall, 32855 Marshall Rd. All are welcome to help put knitted and crocheted blankets together for those in need in Abbotsford. Donations of yarn are always appreciated. Info: Nancy Gallagher at 604-504-3713.


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


Carpet bowling takes place every Tuesday and Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd. Cost is $1.25. Info: 604-853-5532

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