SLICE OF LIFE: June 10 to 17

The following is a list of just some of the activities taking place in Abbotsford over the following week

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An opening reception for the newest exhibit at Kariton Art Gallery (2387 Ware St.) takes place Saturday, June 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibit, titled Industrial Evolution, features post-secondary student art that examines the effects of industry on the world. Info:


The Peoples Drug Mart Walk for ALS takes place Saturday, June 11 at Mill Lake Park. The walk gets underway at 11 a.m. Info and registration:


The Relay for Life fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society is held Saturday, June 11 at Rotary Stadium from 5 to 11 p.m. Info and registration:


Cultus Lake Sailing Club, the sailing representative for Sport Abbotsford, holds an open house at its sailing site at the foot of Sunnyside Boulevard on Saturday, June 11 as part of Cultus Lake Days. Come to the site starting at 1 p.m. and see what sailing at Cultus Lake is all about.


The Fraser Valley Blues Society hosts the International Blues Challenge semi-finals on Sunday, June 12 from 2 to 8:30 p.m. at the Phoenix Ballroom, 33780 King Rd. Competing are seven solo/duo acts and five bands from across B.C. and Washington State. Winners will advance to the finale one Sept. 11, with winners from there going to the Memphis International Blues Challenge in January 2017. Tickets are $10, and are available at the Eagles hall, A&D Music, Long & McQuade or online at


The Fraser Valley Telus Walk to Cure Diabetes, a fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, takes place Sunday, June 12 at Mill Lake Park. Check-in begins at 11 a.m., with the walk getting underway at 2 p.m. Info and registration:


MSA Museum Society and the Abbotsford Arts Council present a free outdoor concert of British music on Sunday, June 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. to honour the Queen’s 90th birthday. The event takes place at Trethewey House (2313 Ware St.), with music played by the Cascadia Wind Ensemble. Refreshments will be available.


The Scandinavian Club of the Fraser Valley holds its annual picnic on Monday, June 13 at MacDonald Park. The event includes a barbecue with all the fixings, and some music and singing. In the event of rain, the event will move back to the Masonic Hall. Info: Len at 604-857-2740, Eigil at 604-870-8601 or


The Pacific Mennonite Children’s Choir (PMCC) launches its new season in September and welcomes interested singers to audition. The next audition is on Tuesday, June 14. The group is a choir for kids ages eight to 18. In July, PMCC will travel to England with artistic director Betty-Ann Vroom to perform with other children’s choirs from around the world at places such as Canterbury Cathedral. For details about auditioning, call 604-703-4763, visit or email


Abbotsford Women’s Connection hosts a Victorian Tea brunch on Wednesday, June 15 at Garden Park Power (2825 Clearbrook Rd.), starting at 9:30 a.m. The event features a fashion show of hats with Karin Edberg-Lee and speaker Gloria Law discussing “Wearing a Variety of Hats.” Cost is $14. Reservations: Joyce 604-997-5093 or Rose 604-852-8240 or


The Abbotsford Senior High grad class of 1966 holds a 50th reunion on Saturday, June 18 from 6 to 11 p.m. at Bradner Hall (5305 Bradner Rd.). Cost is $40, and tickets will not be sold at the door. Email or call 604-854-6393 or 604-855-6342 for tickets.


Clayburn Museum (4315 Wright St.) is now open every Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. through June, July and August. Info: Helene at 604-854-3960