SLICE OF LIFE: Dec. 30 to Jan. 4

Here are a few upcoming community events taking place in Abbotsford


Tickets are on sale for a New Year’s Eve celebration at Jubilee Hall (7989 Bradner Rd.) with live music by the Ken McCoy Band. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with a buffet-style dinner served at 7:30. Tickets are $40 and include party favours and champagne at midnight. Tickets are available at Wilway Lumber (28728 Fraser Hwy.) or online at For more information, call 604-856-4375.


A family-friendly First Night Celebration takes place at Tradex in Abbotsford on New Year’s Eve, starting at 5 p.m. General admission is $10.71, and includes midway rides, fireworks, mini golf, live entertainment and more. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Parking is free. Tickets are available at Abbotsford and Matsqui recreation centres, Tradex (weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Tourism Abbotsford Visitor Centre, and Sevenoaks Shopping Centre customer service desk. Info:


Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) offers a “Tech Help” session on Tuesday, Dec. 30 from 2 to 3 p.m. The session addresses issues such as setting up an email account, formatting a Word documents or downloading an eBook. Info: 604-859-7814 (ext. 1224)


The First Abbotsford Scouts hold their annual Christmas tree pick-up and bottle drive fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 3, starting at 10 a.m. Contact Dionne at 604-309-4850 to book tree pickup. Although calls will be taken on the day of the event, it is best to pre-book. Donations of bottles and cans will also be gratefully accepted.


The Abbotsford SPCA holds Christmas tree chipping by donation on Sunday, Jan. 4 from noon to 4:30 p.m. The site, located at 34312 Industrial Way, also holds a bottle drive that day and serves hot apple cider and hot chocolate. All proceeds support abused, neglected and abandoned animals at the shelter.


Bingo is held every Sunday as the Abbotsford Legion (2513 West Railway St.) at 2 p.m. Cost is 50 cents per ticket and all players over the age of 19 are welcome. Info: Peter at or call the branch at 604-853-1711

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