SLICE OF LIFE: July 4 to July 11

Berrybeat Festival

The 34th annual Berrybeat Festival takes place Saturday, July 4 and Sunday, July 5 in Historic Old Downtown Abbotsford in the area of Montrose and Essendene roads. The festival runs from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.  on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Music, entertainment, food and artisans are among the features. Info: 604-850-6547 or


Norden the Magician

Norden the Magician brings his magic show to Abbotsford Community Library (33355 Bevan Ave.) on Monday, July 6 from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Norden is an eight-time winner of the Children’s Magician of the Year Award. Info: 604-853-1753



Mill Lake Cruise-in

The Mill Lake Cruise-in is held Saturday, July 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mill Lake Park. The event is open to all specialty vehicles and includes live entertainment, food and vendors. Admission is free to the public. Info and registration: 604-852-9358, 604-853-0313 or


Summer Youth Zone

The Abbotsford Youth Commission presents Summer Youth Zone every Monday to Friday until Sept. 4. The free drop-in sessions take place from noon to 5 p.m. at the Abbotsford Recreation Centre, 2499 McMillan Rd. The site includes video games, sports, crafts, games and other activities. Info: or 604-854-8785


Library Film Nights

Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) holds Summer Film Nights on Thursdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Contact the library at 604-859-7814 (ext. 1232) to find out what movies are being shown. Info:


Blind Group Meets

The Blind and Visually Impaired Society meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Legacy Sports Centre, #4 – 3270 Trethewey St. Info: 604-626-0643


Ex-Brits Club

The Ex-Brits Club meets twice a month in Abbotsford. The group gets together at 11:30 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at Jo Jo’s Fish and Chips, and the last Saturday at the ABC restaurant on Marshall Road. Info: 604-859-2060 or 604-853-5584


Carpet Bowling

Carpet bowling takes place every Tuesday and Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd. Cost is $1.25. Info: 604-853-5532


Bingo at the Legion

Bingo is held every Sunday as the Abbotsford Legion (2513 West Railway St.) at 2 p.m. Cost is 50 cents per ticket and all players over the age of 19 are welcome. Info: Peter at or call the branch at 604-853-1711