SLICE OF LIFE: July 7 to 15

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


The Mill Lake Cruise-In is held Saturday, July 8 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mill Lake. More than 700 cars are expected to be on display. The day also includes vendors, food, live entertainment, a silent auction and more. Admission is free, but the cost to register a vehicle is $15. Email to register.


The 36th annual Abbotsford Berryfest takes place Saturday, July 8 in the streets of Historic Downtown Abbotsford. The free event runs from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and includes an artisan market, a beer garden, a ferris wheel, vendors and entertainment such as Beatles tribute act The Fab Fourever at 5 p.m. Info:


Cyrus Centre in Abbotsford holds its eighth annual Leap of Faith fundraiser on Thursday, July 13 at 4 p.m. at Skydive Vancouver on Gladwin Road. Participants raise pledges and then skydive, raising funds to provide emergency housing for vulnerable and homeless youth in the Fraser Valley. There will also be barbecued food by donation. Info and registration:


A free walking tour around Mill Lake takes place Wednesday, July 12 from 10 to 11 a.m. Participants meet at Trethewey House Heritage Site, 2313 Ware St. A staff member will lead the tour. Learn about Mill Lake’s past as a local and provincial lumber hub, discover the history of the lake’s development and learn about the history of the surrounding community. Info: 604-853-0313


The Fraser Valley Youth Society hosts the fifth annual Fraser Valley Pride Festival on Saturday, July 15 at Jubilee Park. The event runs from noon to 4 p.m. and includes music, food, entertainment, vendors and other activities. A Pride Walk takes place at 1 p.m. from the park and makes its way through the streets of Historic Downtown Abbotsford.


The Mayday Club Youth Choir for Autism Advocacy holds a fundraiser on Saturday, July 15 at Townhall Public House, 33720 South Fraser Way. The burger-and-brew event runs from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be reserved by emailing Payment will then be collected at the door.


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


Registration is now being taken for the Swing with Bling ladies-only golf tournament on 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.


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


Alateen, a part of Al-Anon Family Groups, is for young people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking, whether it’s a parent, sibling or friend. The group meets every Tuesday in Abbotsford at the Home Society (31581 South Fraser Way), starting at 7:15 p.m. Info: 604-855-1942 or 604-826-5100


S-Anon is a 12- step program of recovery for family members and friends whose lives have been affected by someone else’s sexaholism/sex addiction. The group meets Wednesdays in Abbotsford at the HOME Society (31581 South Fraser Way, right-side entrance), starting at 7 p.m. Info: and


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


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


Nar-Anon Family Group meets every Thursday in Abbotsford at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3845 Gladwin Rd., from 7:30 to 9 p.m. This is a 12-step program for those who have been affected by someone else’s addiction.


TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a non-profit weight-loss support group, meets weekly. For information about evening chapters in Abbotsford and Mission, call Jacquie at 604-556-0535. For daytime chapters, phone Peter at 604-702-8338.


Carpet bowling takes place every Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd. Cost is $1.25. Info: 604-853-5532