The annual Walk for Life, taking place this Saturday, is among the activities in Abbotsford over the next week. (Abbotsford News file photo)

The annual Walk for Life, taking place this Saturday, is among the activities in Abbotsford over the next week. (Abbotsford News file photo)

SLICE OF LIFE: June 1 to 8

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


McMillan Elementary (34830 Oakhill Drive) holds a Family Fun Fair on Friday, June 1 from 4 to 8 p.m. Activities include face painting, pony rides, a climbing wall, inflatables, a silent auction, a cake walk, a food concession and more. All-play wristbands are $15 for kids five and older (free for kids four and under).


The Business and Professional Women of Abbotsford host the B.C. and Yukon AGM and conference this weekend. A dinner event takes place Friday, June 1 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Brambles Bistro, and the AGM/conference is on Saturday, June 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Quality Hotel and Conference Centre, featuring a selection of speakers. Everyone is welcome. Register online at or email for more information.


The Abbotsford Legion (2513 West Railway St.) holds a fish and chips night on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by karaoke from 7:30 to 11:30. The meat draw is on Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. with Steve Hillis as entertainment. Breakfast is on Sunday from 8:30 to 11:30, and karaoke is on Wednesday from 2 to 5, with a breakfast draw from 3 to 4.


The 29th annual Walk for Life takes place Saturday, June 2 from noon to 4 p.m. at Mill Lake Park. The event includes 4 km and 8 km run/walk routes (starting at 1:30 p.m.), and there will be food, prizes, a bouncy castle and face painting. All proceeds go to support initiatives such as Hope for Women Pregnancy Services. Info:


A book signing takes place Saturday, June 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m for the book For Better, For Worse: The Keys to a Lasting Relationship by Rev. Dr. Ed and Janice Hird. The event is at House of James, 2743 Emerson St.


The 5K Foam Fest is held Saturday, June 2 starting at 8 a.m. at Clearbrook Park (32470 Haida Drive). The fun run features a series of obstacles and a ton of foam held in a festival atmosphere. Info and tickets:


The Central Valley Academy of Music presents The Greatest Show on Earth: A Tribute to Musicals on Saturday, June 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium (32315 South Fraser Way). The concert features music from The Greatest Show on Earth, Wicked, Les Miserables and more. Admission is free but donations are accepted. Info:


The Fraser Valley Symphony presents “Romantic Rendezvous” on Sunday, June 3 at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, starting at 3 p.m. The concert features three contrasting works – Chabrier’s Suite Pastorale, Rossini’s Barber of Seville Overture and Beethoven’s Piano Concert No. 5, The Emperor. Guest musician is pianist Michelle Mares. Ticket info:


MEI Secondary presents its spring band concert on Tuesday, June 5 at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium (4081 Clearbrook Rd.). Admission is free.


A coffee house event takes place Friday, June 8 at 7 p.m. at Calvin Church, 33911 Hazelwood Ave. Performers are Calvin Presbyterian Choir, Calvin Presbyterian Strings, Veronika Klassen (organ), Voce Destino (chamber choir), Jo Blaak and Friends (fiddle ensemble) and 78 rpm Trio (jazz). Admission is free, but donations are accepted. Info:


Abbotsford Peer Support for Seniors is looking for volunteers 50 years and older to join their compassionate team of men and women. Volunteers are trained to offer one-on-one listening, emotional support, guidance, empathy and information to in-need seniors. The time commitment is approximately one hour per week. Those interested are asked to call 604-850-0011.


Tickets are now available for a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Monday, June 11 at St. Ann’s Church (33333 Mayfair Ave.) at 6:30 p.m. The dinner includes spaghetti, garlic toast, salad, dessert and beverages. A video will be shown, and there will be a silent auction and gifts. The event raises money for a high school in Tanzania. Tickets are $15 and are available by calling Iris at 604-852-9299.


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


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


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.


POSA (Partners of Sex Addicts), a support group for wives/partners of sex/porn addicts, meets regularly in Abbotsford. For dates and location, email Info:


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


The Jubilee Park Lawn Bowling Club has started its new season. Bowling takes place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6:45 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:45 p.m. at 2552 McCallum Rd. No experience is necessary, and lessons are free. Info: Terry at 604-287-1219 or Ed at 604-744-1971