The Abbotsford Police Department holds a Community Appreciation Day on Saturday in thanks for the support they received following the death of Const. John Davidson. It’s one of several activities in Abbotsford over the next week.

SLICE OF LIFE: Dec. 8 to 15

This is a list of some of the activities in Abbotsford over the next week

AT THE LEGION

The Abbotsford branch of the Royal Canadian Legion (2513 West Railway St.) hosts a themed-basket silent auction on Friday, Dec. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m., followed by karaoke. The weekly meat draw with entertainment by Steve Hillis is on Saturday. Breakfast is served on Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to noon ($7 for adults, free for kids) and lunch is from 1 to 3 p.m., including a visit from Santa. Gifts will be provided for the kids. Info: 604-853-1711

APD GIVES THANKS

The Abbotsford Police Department (APD) holds a Community Appreciation Day on Saturday, Dec. 9 to thank the community for the support they received after the death of Const. John Davidson. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tradex and includes hot dogs, snacks, kids’ activities and a visit form Santa. Also on hand will be Police Chief Bob Rich and other APD officers and staff.

DRIVE ONE EVENT

A Drive4UR Community event is held Saturday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Magnuson Ford (32562 South Fraser Way). For every test drive completed, Ford Canada will donate $20 to the Abbotsford Community Services Food Bank. Register online at forddrive4ur.ca

SANTA PAWS PHOTOS

Oly’s Pet Connection (34150 South Fraser Way) holds Me and My Pet Santa Paws Photos on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pet photos with Santa are by donation, with proceeds going to animal charities in the Fraser Valley.

SCANDINAVIA CLUB

The Scandinavian Club of the Fraser Valley meets for its Christmas dinner on Monday, Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. at the Masonic Hall (corner of Gladys and Pine). Guests and potential new members who are of Scandinavian ancestry or have an interest in Scandinavia are welcome. Info: Len at 778-255-6782, Eigil at 604-870-8601 or email jensenke@shaw.ca.

LEARNING PLUS

The Abbotsford Learning Plus Society holds a free Christmas tea and silent auction on Tuesday, Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. to noon at Abbotsford Recreation Centre, 2499 McMillan Rd. Info: 778-808-7377 or learningplus.ca

BUSINESS WOMEN

The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Abbotsford holds its annual Christmas social on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. at Sweet Dreams B & B (32288 King Rd.). Members and their guests receive a formal holiday portrait. Cost for the event is $55. RSVP by emailing bpwabbotsford@gmail.com or calling 604-859-4222.

RETIRED WORKERS

The B.C. Government Retired Employees Association meets Thursday, Dec. 14 at 11:45 a.m. at Trinity Memorial United Church (33737 George Ferguson Way). The meeting will be followed by a full catered dinner, which is free for members and $10 for guests. To reserve a spot, call 604-864-2916 before Dec. 10.

CHRISTMAS TEA

The Abbotsford Genealogical Society holds its annual Christmas tea on Thursday, Dec. 14 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at The Reach Gallery Museum (32388 Veterans Way). Info: abbygs.ca

CARPET BOWLING

Carpet bowling takes place every Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd. Cost is $1.25. Info: 604-853-5532

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