An exhibit featuring the work of artist Neil Peter Dyck is among the activities in Abbotsford over the coming week.

An exhibit featuring the work of artist Neil Peter Dyck is among the activities in Abbotsford over the coming week.

SLICE OF LIFE: Jan. 19 to 26

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


The Abbotsford branch of the Royal Canadian Legion (2513 West Railway St.) holds a general meeting on Saturday, Jan. 20 at 10 a.m., followed by a meat draw from 2 to 5 p.m. with Retrofire as entertainment. A breakfast draw is every Wednesday from 3 to 4 p.m., with karaoke from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday is darts from 7 to 11 p.m. and Friday is pasta night from 5 to 7 p.m. with karaoke from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Info: 604-853-1711


Abbotsford Learning Plus presents two classes next week in its fall series. Both sessions run from 10 a.m. to noon at Abbotsford Recreation Centre (ARC), 2499 McMillan Rd. The topic on Tuesday, Jan. 23 is “Conservation from the Ground Up.” The topic on Thursday, Jan. 25 is “Farmland and Security in the Fraser Valley.” Cost per class is $5, plus the $2 ARC drop-in fee. Info: 778-808-7377 or


The Mennonite Heritage Museum (1818 Clearbrook Rd.) holds a gallery exhibit called “Three Second Peaks,” featuring the work of artist Neil Peter Dyck. The exhibit runs from Jan. 24 to March 2, with a reception on Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. The museum is also currently looking for volunteers. Info: or 604-758-5667


A Family Literacy Day celebration takes place Saturday, Jan. 27 at Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) and The Reach Gallery Museum (32388 Veterans Way) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event includes musician Tony Prophet at 11:15 a.m. at the library and magician The Great Gordini at 1 p.m. at The Reach. Community tables, crafts, activities and refreshments are also part of the fun. Info: 604-859-7814


A fundraising event called Rockin’ Abby Strong takes place Friday, Feb. 2 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Yale Secondary (34620 Old Yale Rd.). The event features live music with Richard Tichelman and his band. Other performers are Caitlin Canning, The Authorities, Jada Klein and Jordan Hlady. Proceeds go to the Const. John Davidson “Shine On” legacy fund, the Run for Water for Letisha’s Well in Ethiopia, and the Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for adults. They are available at local high schools, at VRC Fitness and online at


Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) is now accepting registration for a jigsaw puzzle contest taking place Saturday, Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. The first team to finish their 500-piece puzzle is the winner. Create your own team of four or join one. The event is open to a maximum of 10 teams. Kids under 12 years old must be on a team with an adult. Register at 604-859-7814.


A senior singing group in Abbotsford is in need of new singers. The group volunteers in senior homes most Wednesdays and practises every Tuesday at the Abbotsford Recreation Centre at 1:30 p.m. Men and women ages 55 and older are invited. Those interested can contact Jody at


TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a non-profit weight-loss support group, meets weekly. For information about evening chapters in Abbotsford and Mission, call Jacquie at 604-556-0535. For daytime chapters, phone Peter at 604-702-8338.


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