SLICE OF LIFE: Feb. 2-25


“Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions” is a free six-week workshop for people with any kind of ongoing health conditions, as well as for their caregivers. Sessions run every Wednesday from Feb. 2 to March 9 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in the seniors’ clinic at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. Info and registration: UVic Centre of Aging at 1-866-902-3767 or 


The Abbotsford chapter of Blankets for Canada meets Thursday, Feb. 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Michael’s Arts and Crafts Store, 32700 South Fraser Way. All are welcome to help put together knitted and crocheted blankets for those in need in Abbotsford. All materials are supplied. Donations of yarn are appreciated. Info: Nancy Gallagher at 604-504-3713.


GriefShare, a faith-based video seminar support group for those who have experienced the death of a loved one, runs every Thursday from Feb. 3 to April 28. It takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. at Central Heights Church, 1661 McCallum Rd. Info: 604-852-1001.


The Seniors’ Clinic at Abbotsford Regional Hospital hosts several health sessions this month. Topics are: chronic heart failure (Feb. 4, 11 and 18 at 2:30 p.m.), falls (Feb. 14, 21 and 28 at 1 p.m.), bone health (Feb. 16 at 11 a.m.), memory (Feb. 25 at 1 p.m.) and sleep (Feb. 25 at 3 p.m.). Registration is required: 604-851-4775.


The Abbotsford Parkinson’s Support Group meets Monday, Feb. 7 at the Matsqui Recreation Centre, 3106 Clearbrook Rd., at 2 p.m. Speaker Dr. M. Friesen will discuss how to monitor a healthy heart when faced with chronic illness and stress. Info: Frieda at 604-850-7472 or Betty at 604-853-0382.


The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Abbotsford welcomes guest speaker Diana Ng to the monthly luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 9. Ng is a consultant who designs and builds labyrinths, including a recent one at Fleetwood Park in Surrey. Doors for the luncheon open at 11:30 a.m. at Cascade Community Church, 35190 DeLair Rd. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for guests. Registration is required by email at or by calling 604-897-1690.


Bradner Community Club hosts a February Blues Comedy Night fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 12. The event includes a buffet dinner, three comedians, a comedy hypnotist, and door prizes. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at Bradner Hall, 5305 Bradner Rd. Tickets are $30 and are available at Bradner General Store. Info: 604-856-8441 or 604-856-2920.


Abbotsford Women’s Connection holds a “Hearts and Roses Breakfast” on Wednesday, Feb. 9 at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd., starting at 9:30 a.m. Greeting card designing tips are provided by Theresa Unrau, and speaker Avona Peter discusses “A Gold Medal Finish.”  Reservations: Joyce at 604-744-5159 or