SLICE OF LIFE: Feb. 11-17

WINTER CARNIVAL

The Abbotsford chapter of Canadian Parents for French hosts a Winter Carnival on Friday, Feb. 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Chief Dan George Middle School, 32877 Old Riverside Rd. Included are bilingual entertainment, music, games, a French story corner, face painting and more. Food is available for purchase and/or donation.

GOSPEL BANQUET

The Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International hosts a banquet on Saturday, Feb. 12 at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd., starting at 6:30 p.m. Guest speakers are Mel and Jasmine Wiebe, who do “encounter weekends” for couples in need of spiritual renewal. To reserve a spot at the banquet, call 604-850-1528.

TEA TIME

The ladies auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion in Abbotsford holds a Valentine Tea and Bake Sale on Saturday, Feb. 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Legion is located at 2513 West Railway.

CULTURE CLUB

The Scandinavian Club of the Fraser Valley meets at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 14 at the Masonic Hall, 33860 Pine St. (corner or Gladys and Pine), for a potluck dinner with a Danish theme. There is no charge for first-time guests; otherwise, a $5 fee applies to non-members. Info: Karl at 604-870-8601 or Len Lundeberg at 604-857-2740.

BACK TO ROOTS

The Abbotsford Genealogical Society meets Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 6:30 p.m., at the Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way). The topic will be “A Sharing Experience:  Kudos and Brick Walls.” This covers how participants have problems, hit a “brick wall,” or perhaps have a big revelation in doing research.

GRIEF SUPPORT

An adult grief support group begins Wednesday, Feb. 16 and runs every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Abbotsford Hospice Society, 33134 Marshall Rd. A group for children (ages five to 12) begins April 2 and runs every Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Info and registration: Maryanne at 604-852-2456.

BETTER BREATHERS

The Mission Sumas Abbotsford Better Breathers Club meets Thursday, Feb. 17 from 10 a.m. to noon at Cascade Community Church, 35190 DeLair Rd. The group is open to those who live with   chronic obstructive lung disease and/or asthma.

GARDEN CLUB

The monthly meeting of the Mt. Lehman Garden Club is held Thursday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. in Mt. Lehman Community Hall, 6418 Mt. Lehman Rd. Speaker Bruce Hutchinson will discuss hummingbirds. Everyone is welcome. Info: Evelyn at 604-857-5663.

SOCIAL GROUP

The Mission Abbotsford Women’s Social Club meets Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. at Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave. New members are welcome. Guests are $3. A yearly member is $27. Info: missionabbysocial@hotmail.com

LEADER NEEDED

A facilitator is needed to lead the Women in Cancer support group that meets monthly in Abbotsford. Those interested are asked to call Edith at 604-504-0630.

TOAST TIME

Toast of the City Toastmasters meets every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. at city hall, 32315 South Fraser Way. The group helps people improve their communication skills in an atmosphere of fun and fellowship. Info: Karen at 604-854-1646 or email kecroll@shaw.ca