SLICE OF LIFE: June 14-20

See what's happening around the community of Abbotsford.


The Abbotsford branch of the Royal Canadian Legion (2513 West Railway St.) features the Easy Money Band on Friday, June 14. A light meal is served starting at 5:30 p.m., followed by the band at 7:30. On Saturday, June 15, the legion serves a burger and a beverage for $5 from 2:30 to 5 p.m., with an afternoon of country music by Wayne Bransfield. Everyone is welcome.


The Abbotsford Lions Club holds a garage sale on Saturday, June 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 34809 Everett Drive (just off McMillan Road).  All proceeds  support Lions Club projects.


The MSA Museum Society hosts the Optimist Family Fun Fair, sponsored by the Optimist Club, on Saturday, June 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Trethewey House (2313 Ware St.). The event includes free hotdogs and drinks, old-fashioned games, living history enactors, theatrical skits and crafts.  Info: 604 853-0313


The Peoples Drug Mart Walk for ALS takes place Saturday, June 15 at Mill Lake Park off Bevan Road. The walk starts at 10 a.m. and raises funds for the ALS Society. ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a rapidly progressive neuromuscular disease. To register for the walk, visit


Celebrating Dads is held on Sunday, June 16 in Abbotsford for Father’s Day. The event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mill Lake Park, next to the water park. Activities include face painting, bouncy castles, obstacle courses, magicians, carnival games and more. It is hosted by the Abbotsford Early Childhood Committee, Abbotsford Community Services, Central Abbotsford Community Schools, and the parks, recreation and culture department. Info: Jeff at 604-613-3487


Clearbrook Mennonite Brethren Church (2719 Clearbrook Rd.) holds a hymn sing on Sunday, June 16 at 7 p.m. with the Chancel Choir, The Singing Men, Russ and Carolyn Bayley, and the North Oaks Trio. Info: 604-850-6607


The Abbotsford Genealogy Society holds its monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 18 at Clearbrook Library , 32320 George Ferguson Way. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. , with the business meeting commencing at 6:30 p.m. Sharon Syrette will give a talk on the Stories of Two Prairie Women. Everyone is welcome. Info:


The Mount Lehman Garden Club meets on Thursday, June 20 at 7 p.m. in the Mount Lehman Community Hall, 6418 Mount Lehman Rd. Bryn Jones will talk about bees, a timely topic in view of the world-wide collapse of bee colonies. All are welcome. Info: Yvonne at 604-856-0313


Carpet bowling is held Tuesdays and Thursdays at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd., from 2 to 4 p.m. Cost is $1.25. Info: 604-853-5532

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