Slice of Life: July 9 to 27

Community events taking place in Abbotsford

BUY THE BOOK

Friends of the Abbotsford Libraries hold a book sale on Saturday, July 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. as part of the Berrybeat Festival. The sale takes place at the MSA Centennial Library (33660 South Fraser Way). Info: 604-853-1753

CHEF AT LIBRARY

The Old Spaghetti Factory Cooking Show for Kids takes place Tuesday, July 12 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way. A professional chef from the Old Spaghetti Factory will be on hand, and participants can watch food being prepared, learn a recipe and taste the results. Registration is not required. Info: 604-859-7814, ext. 229

CONNECTIONS

Abbotsford Women’s Connection holds a “Sweet Musical Breakfast” on Wednesday, July 13 at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd., starting at 9:30 a.m. The event features pianist Glen Cuthbertson and speaker Vickie Barry discussing “If The Shoe Fits.” Cost is $11. Reservations:  Joyce 604-744-5159 or abbyconnectreservations@gmail.com

HYMN SING

A hymn sing at Clearbrook MB Church (2719 Clearbrook Rd.) on Sunday, July 17 features the North Oaks Trio and Russ and Carolyn Bayley. The event begins at 7 p.m. Info: 604-850-6607 or clearbrookmbchurch@telus.net

VIOLET CLUB

A new African violet club is being formed in the Fraser Valley.  The club will  be there to help beginners, and offer information, seminars and more. The group is looking for experienced growers to help out and get the club off the ground. Info: Shelley at 604-793-9818.

BILINGUAL GROUP

The Francophone Society of Abbotsford and the Fraser Valley holds a bilingual meeting on Wednesday, July 13 at MSA Museum, 2313 Ware St., starting at 7 p.m. The group is open to all ages and will include a bilingual walking group and horseshoe teams at Mill Lake. Practise your French while discussing other future projects planned for the community. Info: Jean Pierre, 604-615-7475

TABOR HELP

Tabor Home at 31944 Sunrise Cres. is in need of volunteers on an ongoing basis in a variety of areas. Helpers are needed for activities such as bus outings, portering for church services, folding aprons, serving tea and coffee at meal times, crafts, bingo, bowling, visiting, entertainment and office relief. Info: Sandra Love at 604-859-8715, ext. 119

STORY TIMES

Kids ages two to five and their caregivers are invited to Tots ’n’ Tales story times every Wednesday until July 27 at MSA Centennial Library (33660 South Fraser Way). The sessions run from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Info: 604-853-1753

Just Posted

The City of Abbotsford has prepared a draft Urban Forest Strategy that is now headed to public consulation.
Draft plan adopted for managing Abbotsford’s urban forests over next 25 years

Urban Forest Strategy now heads to public-consultation process

Country music star Chris Lane stops in Abbotsford next February. (Submitted)
Country music star Chris Lane coming to Abbotsford

Multi-platinum artist bringing ‘Fill Them Boots’ to Abbotsford Centre on Feb. 19, 2022

The Abbotsford International Airshow is back for 2021 with the ‘SkyDrive’ concept.
Abbotsford International Airshow returns for 2021 with ‘SkyDrive’

New format features a drive-in movie type experience, show set for Aug. 6 to 8

The intersection of Blueridge Drive and Blue Jay Street is one of three intersections in Abbotsford approved for traffic lights this year. (Google Street View)
Traffic signals approved at 3 Abbotsford intersections

Projects part of $1.45M in road upgrades around community

A young couple walks through the Othello Tunnels just outside of Hope. (Jessica Peters/Black Press)
Hope’s Othello Tunnels fully open to the public

Geological testing proved the area safe enough to open for the first time in more than a year

Maxwell Johnson is seen in Bella Bella, B.C., in an undated photo. The Indigenous man from British Columbia has filed complaints with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal and the Canadian Human Rights Commission after he and his granddaughter were handcuffed when they tried to open a bank account. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Heiltsuk Nation, Damien Gillis, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
VIDEO: Chiefs join human rights case of Indigenous man handcuffed by police in B.C. bank

Maxwell Johnson said he wants change, not just words, from Vancouver police

An artists conception of the new terminal building at the Pitt Meadows Regional Airport.
Air travel taking off in B.C., but lack of traffic controllers a sky-high concern

There will be demand for more air traffic controllers: Miller

Canadian Armed Forces experts are on their way to North Vancouver after a local homeowner expressed worry about a military artifact they recently purchased. (Twitter DNV Fire and Rescue)
Military called in to deal with antique ‘shell’ at North Vancouver home

‘The person somehow purchased a bombshell innocently believing it was an out-of-commission military artifact’

Amy Kobelt and Tony Cruz have set their wedding date for February, hoping that more COVID-19 restrictions will have lifted. (The Macleans)
B.C. couples ‘gambling’ on whether COVID rules will let them dance at their wedding

Amy Kobelt and Tony Cruz pushed back their wedding in hopes of being able to celebrate it without the constraints of COVID-19

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says re-opening B.C.’s border to the U.S. ‘is not in our best interest’ right now. (B.C. Government photo)
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry (B.C. Government photo)
B.C. records 113 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, 4 deaths

Vaccination of young people rising quickly, near 75 per cent

Green party Leader Annamie Paul speaks during a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Paul has survived another day of party strife after a planned ouster shifted course, leaving her with a tenuous grip on power ahead of a likely federal election this year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Green Leader Annamie Paul blasts ‘racist,’ ‘sexist’ party execs who sought ouster

Fallout has continued, with two of the federal council’s members resigning

A plane is silhouetted as it takes off from Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., May 13, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Report calls for airlines to refund passengers for flights halted due to COVID-19

Conclusion: federal help should be on the condition airlines immediately refund Canadian travellers

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and U.S President Joe Biden shake hands during their meeting at the ‘Villa la Grange’ in Geneva, Switzerland in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, June 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)
Biden says meeting with Putin not a ‘kumbaya moment’

But U.S. president asserted Russian leader is interested in improved relations, averting a Cold War

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Most Read