SLICE OF LIFE: June 1-9

See what's happening in the communities of Abbotsford and Mission

FOR CAREGIVERS

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. hosts its Family Caregiver Series on June 1, 8 and 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Garden Park Tower (2825 Clearbrook Rd.) in Abbotsford. The series covers topics such as understanding Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, self-care for the caregiver, and problem-solving. Registration is required by calling  Jillian Armit at 604-859-3889 or emailing jarmit@alzheimerbc.org

FRIDAY DANCES

The Abbotsford Seniors’ Association (ASA) hosts dances every Friday at the ASA hall (33889 Essendene Ave.) from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Cost is $6 for members and $7 for non-members. Bands for June are Good Vibrations (June 1), Johnny Hsu (June 8), Sweetwater (June 15), Shirley Rodgers (June 22), and Gracie and the Guys (June 29).

FISH AND CHIPS

The ladies Auxiliary to the Royal Canadian Legion in Abbotsford, holds a fish and chips night on Friday, June 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. with Music by Syd. The legion is located at 2513 West Railway.

CADET REVIEW

The #861 Silverfox Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron in Abbotsford holds its 34th annual ceremonial review on Saturday, June 2 at the Ag-Rec Building (off Haida Drive). Ceremonies start at 1 p.m., with displays and refreshments following. Info: 861silverfox.ca

BARBECUE TIME

The Fraser Valley Humane Society hosts a barbecue fundraiser on Sunday, June 3. Burgers, hot dogs, chips and cold drinks will be served, and there will be a free car show, prizes and live music. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 7076 Mershon St. in Mission.

WALK THIS WAY

The Weight Watchers Walk-It Challenge comes to Abbotsford on Sunday, June 3. The free five-kilometre challenge begins at 8:30 a.m. at The Running Room, #103 2070 Sumas Way. Everyone is welcome. Registration is required at runningroom.com/weightwatchers.

FOR RETIREES

The FSNA group for federal retirees hosts a luncheon on Tuesday, June 5 from noon to 2 p.m. at Cascade Community Church, 35190 DeLair Rd. Cost is $5 for members. Info: Mario at 604-859-1315 or Gary at 604-820 9179

CARING SUPPORT

The Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s Caregivers Support Group – for those who have someone with dementia living at home or in a facility – meets on Wednesday, June 6 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in Abbotsford. For more information or to register, call 604-859-3889.

BLANKET TIME

The Abbotsford chapter of Blankets for Canada meets on Thursday, June 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Fraser Valley Christian Centre, 31929 Mercantile Way. This is the last meeting until Oct. 4. All are welcome to help put knitted and crocheted blankets together for those in need in Abbotsford. All materials are supplied. Donations of yarn are always appreciated. Info: Nancy Gallagher at 604-504-3713

CPP presentation

A presentation on the Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security takes place at Mission Library (33247 Second Ave.) on Tuesday, June 5 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. A citizen services specialist from Service Canada will be on hand. Register in person at the library or by calling 604-826-6610.

CAMERA MOMS

Moms with a Camera photography club meets Thursday, June 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Abbotsford Printing, 34346 Manufacturers Way. The club’s purpose is to connect moms with a common passion for photography. Info: momswithacamera.com

BOOKS WANTED

Mission Friends of the Library are requesting donations of books in excellent condition for their summer book sale. Donations may be dropped off at the check-out desk at Mission Library (33247 Second Ave.) from Monday, June 4 to Wednesday, June 6. The sale runs from June 7 to 9. Info: 604-826-6610