SLICE OF LIFE: July 11 to 18

The following is a list of just some of the activities taking place in Abbotsford over the next week


The annual Mill Lake Cruise-In takes place Saturday, July 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mill Lake Park. The car show is a fundraiser for the MSA Museum Society and the Abbotsford Arts Council. The event features room for more than 700 cars. Also included are vendors, food, live entertainment, door prizes and a silent auction. Info:


Mamba Martial Arts presents a night of 15 kickboxing matches on Friday, July 11 at the Ag-Rec Building in Abbotsford Exhibition Park, 32470 Haida Drive. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the first match at 7:30. There will also be a sword-fighting demonstration. Tickets available at the door or by calling 604-746-2622


An International Food Fair takes place Sunday, July 13 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Abbotsford Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 1921 Griffiths Rd. Admission is free. Info: 604-853-9703


The Keep in Touch with the Dutch Coffee Club meets Monday, July 14 from 10 a.m. to noon at Beans and Leaves, #5-32904 Ventura Ave.


The MS Support Group meets Monday, July 14 from 10 a.m. to noon at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3845 Gladwin Rd. Info: or 604-859-2739


Abbotsford After 5  meets Tuesday, July 15 at 6:30 p.m. for “An Evening in the Garden” with Ryan and Jenn Walter at Tanglebank Gardens, 29985 Downes Rd. Ryan is a former NHL hockey player and the president of the former Abbotsford Heat hockey team. Music will be provided by Vijay Manuel. Cost is $15. Reservations: Pat at 604-856-7513, Jane at 604-864-0332 or


Abbotsford Peer Support for Seniors hosts a picnic on Wednesday, July 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. It takes place at the Bevan shelter at Mill Lake Park. It is open to volunteers and clients, as well as anyone who is interested in finding out more about the group, which is a free service for people 50 years and older who are available to spend time with a senior who may want a visit and encouragement.  Info: 604-850-0011


“Wildlife in the Fraser Valley: Living Responsibly with Wildlife”  is presented at two local libraries this month by a WildSafeBC representative. The presentation takes place July 17 and 31 at 2 p.m. at Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) and July 24 at 2 p.m. at  Abbotsford Community Library (33355 Bevan Ave.).  Learn how to prevent wildlife/human conflicts.


A free barbecue in recognition of World Hepatitis C Day takes place Friday, July 18 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Mill Lake Park. The event is hosted by Positive Living Fraser Valley. There will be music, prizes and information.  Info: 604-854-1101 or


Clayburn Village Museum is open Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m. in the basement at 4315 Wright St. Take a step back in time and visit B.C.’s first company town. info: Helene at 604-854-3960


Sexaholics Anonymous is a 12-step program of recovery for men and women who want to stop their sexually self-destructive thinking and behaviour.  Abbotsford SA meets every Saturday at 8 a.m.  For information and location, email See also

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