Slice of Life: June 19 to 25

See what's happening in the community of Abbotsford.


The 20th Old Car Sunday in the Park family event takes place Sunday, Feb. 19 at Fraser River Heritage Park, 7494 Mary St. in Mission, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More than 1,100 unique classic and customized vehicles are expected to be displayed. Food, entertainment and kids’ activities are also included. The event is held rain or shine, with free shuttle buses running to and from the West Coast Express parking lot on South Railway Avenue to the show.  Admission is by donation, and there is a registration fee of $10 per car. Info: or 604-463-4298.


Clearbrook Mennonite Brethren Church (2719 Clearbrook Rd.) hosts a hymn sing-along on Sunday, June 19 at 7 p.m. Guests include the Chancel Choir, North Oaks Trio, Russ and Carolyn Bayley, Myrna DeFehr and the men’s ensemble. Info: 604-850-6607 or


The Reign Valley Vixens roller derby team hosts a free open house on Sunday, June 19 at the Abbotsford Curling Club, 2555 McMillan Rd. Meet the skaters, referees and coaches, and watch demos, enjoy snacks, and find out how to become a league member. Info: or Hootie at 778-808-5380.


The Abbotsford Genealogical Society holds its monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 21 at 6:30 p.m., at the Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way. Guest speaker Jean Evans discusses changes to the website Doors open at 6 p.m. Info: The group does not meet in July and August.


The Glen Valley Watershed Society holds its annual general meeting on Wednesday, June 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Bradner Hall, 5305 Bradner Rd. The society is a collective of residents from the Glen Valley watershed, which spans the border between Langley and Abbotsford, who are active in protecting the natural habitats around West Creek, Nathan Creek and Palmatier Creek. Info: Lina at 604-532-3517 or


The Alzheimer Society of B.C. offers a free tele-workshop called “Understanding Behaviour,” on Thursday, June 23 at 7 p.m The session will explore strategies for determining what a person with dementia might be trying to communicate, and find ways to decrease the occurrence of concerning behaviours and respond in supportive ways. Register by Monday, June 20 at or toll-free 1-866-396-2433.


The Fraser Valley chapter of HOMINUM meets Friday, June 24. The informal discussion and support group helps gay, bisexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. For information, including location,  call Art at 604-462-9813 or Don at 604-329-9860.


Light the Way at Tanglebank is an evening in support of the Abbotsford Hospice Society on Saturday, June 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. The evening includes a treasure hunt, comedy and magic with Perry James, music, a photo booth and a “fancy hat” contest. It all takes place at Tanglebank Gardens, 29985 Downes Rd. For tickets and info, call Sandeep at 604-852-2456.