SLICE OF LIFE: July 14-18

See what's happening in the communities of Abbotsford and Mission.


The Mill Lake Cruise-In Car Show takes place Saturday, July 14 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the park surrounding Mill Lake (2313 Ware St.). Participants can enter to display their specialty vehicle for $15. Sponsor trophies will be awarded that day. Live entertainment and vendors are also featured. Free to the public. Proceeds go to MSA Museum Society and the Abbotsford Arts Council. Register at


Clayburn Village celebrates its annual Heritage Day on Sunday, July 15 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event includes tours of eight private homes and two community buildings. Free events for the family include village and brick factory site tours, vendor booths, artisans, vintage cars, old-fashioned children’s games and a vintage fashion show. Tickets for the house tours are $25 and will be available at the event. Info:


A barbecue on Saturday, July 14 raises funds for Elizabeth’s Wildlife Centre, the Fraser Valley Humane Society and SAINTS. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at M & M Meat Shop, 32530 Lougheed Hwy. in Mission.


Tony DeWaal, executive director of the Abbotsford Restorative Justice and Advocacy Association, is the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Probus Club of Abbotsford on Monday, July 16. The meeting, open to any retired or nearly retired professional or business people, begins at 9 a.m. at the Best Western Regency Inn and Conference Centre, 32110 Marshall Rd.


“Understanding Stroke” is the topic of a workshop for stroke survivors and their caregivers on Tuesday, July 17. The session runs from 6 to 9 p.m. at Abbotsford Regional Hospital, conference room 3A. Health professionals will be on hand for a discussion on the mechanisms of a stroke, the impacts and how to prevent future occurrences. Pre-registration is required by calling 604-851-4700 (local 648454).


Lee Hanlon – a 17-year Canadian Forces Army Reserve veteran, criminologist and security professional – discusses national security and public safety issues regarding Canadian terrorist Omar Khadr. The free presentation is on Wednesday, July 18 at the Legacy Banquet room at Abbotsford Exhibition Park (32470 Haida Drive), starting  at 6:30 p.m. To register, contact


A family story time takes place at MSA Centennial Library (33660 South Fraser Way) on Wednesday, July 18 from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Stories, rhymes and songs included. Info: 604-859-7814 (ext 229)

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