SLICE OF LIFE: June 20-25

See what's happening around the community of Abbotsford.

AFRICAN DINNER AND DANCE

The Miradi Society and the Abbotsford Gogos host an African family dinner and dance on Saturday, June 22 at the Parish of St. Matthew (2010 Guilford Drive).  The event runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Doors open at 4:30. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for teens, and free to children 12 and under. To purchase tickets, call Jean at 604-856-4627 or Dora at 604-607-5035. Funds raised support the Miradi African Rural Initiatives Society and the Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

NOLA INFORMATION

The M2/W2 Association holds a public information meeting on Thursday, June 20 to present its No One Leaves Alone  (NOLA) program. The volunteer program assists inmates upon their release from prison.  The information session runs from 7 to 9 p.m. at Rick Hansen Secondary, 31150 Blueridge Drive. Confirm attendance at info@m2w2.com.

WOMEN WITH CANCER

The Women with Cancer Support Group meets Thursday, June 20 at Garden Park Tower (2825 Clearbrook Rd.), starting at 7 p.m. Info: Edith at 604-289-0630

IN THE LIVING ROOM

The Living Room Support Group – for people living with depression, anxiety or bipolar – meets Friday, June 21 from noon to 2 p.m. at New Life Church, 35270 DeLair Rd. Info: Brenda at 604-853-5043

ISLAMIC CENTRE TOUR

Project Interfaith holds a free tour of the Abbotsford Islamic Centre on Friday, June 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. at 1980 Salton Rd. The tour is open to everyone. Info: Kam at 604-859-7681 (ext. 270)

ABORIGINAL DAY

Celebrate National Aboriginal Day at Mission Library (33247 Second Ave.) on Friday, June 21 from noon to 2 p.m. There will be local drummers, food and a storytime. The library will set up a themed book display as well as offer bookmarks and temporary tattoos as prizes. Info: 604-826-6610

WALK AT MILL LAKE

The Walk for Down Syndrome takes place at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford on Saturday, June 22 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The day includes golf, bouncy castles, a giant slide, face painting, a silent auction and lunch, as well as an awareness walk. To register or for more information, visit fvdss.org and follow the links.

SAINTS OPEN HOUSE

The Senior Animals in Need Society holds its seventh annual open house on Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23  from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 33860 Dlugosh Ave. Admission is by donation. Info: info@saintsrescue.ca

STRAWBERRY TEA

Crown Point Villa II (1450 McCallum Rd.) holds its annual Strawberry Tea on Saturday, June 22 from 1 to 3 p.m . The event includes bake tables, white elephant tables, and door prizes. Cost is $5 for adults and $2 for kids 12 and under.

IMPACT AGM

Impact Youth Substance Abuse Services holds its 25th anniversary annual general meeting on Tuesday, June 25, starting at 6 p.m. The location is Edenvale Retreat and Conference Centre (4330 Bradner Rd.). Reserve a seat by emailing Diana McBride at impactdiana@telus.net. More information is available at impactabby.com

LIBRARY STORYTIMES

Free storytimes take place at Abbotsford Community Library (33355 Bevan Ave.) on Wednesday, June 26 at 10:30 a.m and at Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) on Thursday, June 27 at 10:30  a.m. The sessions include stories, songs, rhymes and more.

DADS AND KIDS AT PLAY

Abby Dads hosts “South Asian Dads and Kids at Play” every Saturday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Eugene Reimer Middle School, 3433 Firhill Drive.  The free sessions are open to dads with kids ages three to 12. Play in the gym, do crafts or play table games. Info: Raj at 778-549-9299 or Reg at 778-808-3254