Slice of Life: June 11 to 18

FAMILY FUN DAY

The Clearbrook Kiwanis Club and Central Abbotsford Community School host a Family Fun Day for Literacy on Saturday, June 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Jubilee Park. Activities include carnival games, a bouncy castle, a sports zone, story time, and live entertainment. Free hotdogs and drinks will be provided (cash donations welcome).

HEEL AND WHEEL

The Fraser Valley East chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation holds its annual Heel and Wheel fundraiser on Sunday, June 12. Participants walk, run/jog, skip, skateboard, etc. around Mill Lake. Registration is from 9 to 10 a.m., and the event begins at 10 a.m. Info: ccfc.ca

MEMORY LOSS

The Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s Early Memory Loss Support Group meets Tuesday, June 14 from 2 to 3 p.m. in Abbotsford. For details, call Jillian at 604-859-3889 and leave a message.

WORD KEEPERS

The Word Keepers writing group meets Wednesday, June 15 at Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave. from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Info: 604-826-6610.

CONNECTIONS

Abbotsford Women’s Connection hosts a Tea and Lace Breakfast on Wednesday, June 15 at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd., starting at 9:30 a.m. The event features a vintage bridal fashion show and speaker Patty Tyson discussing “What I Know for Sure.”  Cost is $11. Reservations: Joyce at 604-744-5159 or abbyconnectreservations@gmail.com

CANCER SUPPORT

The Abbotsford Prostate Cancer Support Group meets Thursday, June 16 at Peace Lutheran Church (corner of Marshall Road and Ware) at 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker is Stacy Miller, radiation oncologist from the BC Cancer Agency. Info:  Val Strijack at 604-856-5863

DRIVE ONE 4 U

A Drive One 4 U fundraising event takes place Friday, June 17 from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Abbotsford Eagles Hall,  33868 Essendene Ave., in support of Child Find BC. Ford of Canada will donate $20 to the charity for every test drive taken in one of their vehicles. A barbecue, face painting and other fun activities will also be on site. Info: David Bell at 604-226-6427.

CELEBRATE DADS

Celebrating Dads, a free event for families, takes place Saturday, June 18 at Centennial Park on Emerson Street, running from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Activities include face painting, bouncy castles, mini golf, obstacle courses, sports, carnival games, crafts, magicians, prizes, and more. Info: 604-853-2221

CREATIVE FUNDS

The Creative Music Factory hosts a benefit concert for the BC Cancer Foundation on Saturday, June 18 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Heritage Alliance Church, 3440 Mt. Lehman Rd.  Music, theatre, awards and a silent auction are featured. Admission by donation.

WALK FOR ALS

The sixth annual Fraser Valley Walk for ALS takes place in Abbotsford on Saturday, June 18 at Mill Lake Park (entrance off Bevan Road). Registration is at 10 a.m., with the 5 km  walk getting under way at 11 a.m. Proceeds support research into ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease), a neurodegenerative disease, and patient services. Info: walkforals.ca

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