Slice of Life: July 25 to 29

Community events in Abbotsford


The Let Youth Belong Project at Abbotsford Community Services hosts a day camp for middle school students from July 25 to 29 at Centennial Park elementary, 2527 Gladwin Rd. The camp runs from  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day and includes sports, arts and crafts, barbecues, movie days and field trips. Cost is $10. Let Youth Belong is a program which encourages youth to positively respond to discrimination, live a crime-free lifestyle and be more inclusive of others. For more information, visit To register for the day camp, visit to download the form or call 604-859-7681 (local 270).


The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Mission hosts a Picnic in the Park on Wednesday, July 27 at Fraser River Heritage Park, 7494 Mary St., Mission, starting at 11:15 a.m. Guest speaker Don Brown of the Mission Heritage Association will discuss the history of the park, and the lunch will be catered by Chef Kerry Martin of the Blackberry Kitchen. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for guests. Reservations must be made by Monday, July 25 at noon by emailing, or leave a message with Mady Pechler at 604-615-0365


After 5 Connection  holds “An Evening in the Garden” on Tuesday, July 26 at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $15.00, including music by Lisa and Spencer VandeVen, a barbecue dinner, antique cars, and speaker Leon Barry discussing how “Life is a Project.” For reservations and more information (including location), call   Pat at 604-856-7513 or send an email to


Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) holds a Pyjama Story Picnic on Wednesday, July 27 from 7 to 7:45 p.m. Kids ages two to seven are invited to wear their pyjamas, bring a blanket and join in the outdoor fun of stories and more. If it rains, there will be an indoor picnic instead. Registration is not required. Info: 604-859-7814.


Mike’s Critters visit local libraries this month. Mike Larson shows critters that include reptiles, amphibians, birds, insects, arachnids and mammals. He visits Mt. Lehman Library (5875 Mt Lehman Rd.) at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27 and MSA Centennial Library (33660 South Fraser Way) at 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 28. All ages are invited and registration is not required.


Mission Library (33247 Second Ave.) hosts a Parade of Stuffed Animals on Wednesday, July 27 from 2 to 3 p.m. Kids are invited to bring their stuffed animals to hear pet stories, songs and rhymes. Each animal will receive a special prize ribbon. Register at the library until Monday, July 25. Info: 604-826-6610