SLICE OF LIFE: July 14 to 21

This is a list of some of the activities in Abbotsford over the following week


The Baha’i community of Abbotsford holds a public gathering on Friday, July 14 to host prayers and bring awareness to the plight of seven men and women who were rounded up by Iranian authorities and thrown into the infamous Evin prison because of their religious beliefs. This marks their 10th year of imprisonment. The event starts at 7 p.m. at the Abbotsford Social Activity Association hall on Cyril Street. Info:


“Islam Misunderstood” is the topic of a presentation on Saturday, July 15 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way). Admission is free. Speaker is Maulana Tariq Azeem. Info: or 1-877-767-1965


The Swing with Bling ladies-only golf tournament takes place Wednesday, July 19 at Fraser Glen Golf Course. The event raises funds for Fraser Valley Child Development Centre and starts at noon. The event includes dinner and a raffle auction. Visit to register.


The Abbotsford branch of the Royal Canadian Legion hosts drop-in cribbage from 2 to 5 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of each month, starting July 20. The legion also hosts a steak dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on the third Friday of each month, starting July 21. Cost is $12. Karaoke will continue on Wednesdays from 2 to 5. Info: 604-853-1711


The free Jam in Jubilee concert series continues on Thursday, July 20 at Jubilee Park (in the area of McCallum Road and South Fraser Way). Performing on stage will be Kuri, The Burn Ins and Casinos. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with an art market and free music workshops and yoga, followed by live entertainment at 7 p.m. Following the concert, the After Dark Series at Townhall Public House (33720 South Fraser Way) features Little Wild. Info:


The Jubilee Park Lawn Bowling Club welcomes new members. Bowling takes place, weather permitting, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6:45 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday at 9:45 a.m. at 2552 McCallum Rd. No experience is necessary, and lessons are free. Info: Terry at 604-287-1219 or Florence at 604-856-8407


Clayburn Village Museum (4315 Wright St.) is open Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. from now until the end of August. Step back in time and visit the history of B.C.’s first company town. Info: Helen at 604-854-3960


The Mood Disorders Association support group in Abbotsford meets the first and third Thursdays of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at Abbotsford Community Services (2420 Montrose Ave.) It is open to those who have mood disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and panic attacks. Friends and family are also invited. Info: Christine at 604-854-9404