SLICE OF LIFE: June 20-27

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


Clayburn Dental (#400 – 3033 Immel St.) offers a day of free dentistry on Friday, June 20 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. A choice of filling, extraction or cleaning will be done for those 18 years or older who can’t get dental care elsewhere. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. and the first 75 patients are guaranteed to be seen. Info: or 604-755-1145


MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) holds an open house on Saturday, June 21 from noon to 2 p.m. at Abbotsford Community Library, 33355 Bevan Ave. Learn about the organization and volunteer opportunities. Info:


Crown Point II  (1450 McCallum Rd., next to Towne Cinema) holds its annual Strawberry Tea on Saturday, June 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. Enjoy fresh cake with fresh strawberries and whipped cream. The event also has white elephant tables and a baked goods table. Cost is $5 for adults and $2 for children under 12.


The Walk for Down Syndrome Awareness takes place this Saturday, June 21 at Mill Lake Park from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event includes kids’ activities, information tables, mini golf, a silent auction, a hot dog lunch and more. Info and registration:


The Baha’i community hosts a multi-faith dinner, devotional and discussion on Saturday, June 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Abbotsford Social Activity Association drop-in centre, 2631 Cyril St. Dinner is free, and everyone is welcome.


A Cops for Cancer fundraiser takes place Sunday, June 22 from noon to 4 p.m. at Highstreet shopping complex on Mt. Lehman Road. A dunk tank and the Country 107.1 community cruiser will be on hand.


A bicycle show-and-shine is held on Tuesday, June 24 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the UFV Aerospace Centre at 30645 Firecat Ave. (at Abbotsford Airport). There will be refreshments, prizes, a bike toss and more. Also on hand will be instructors Paul Brodie, founder of Brodie Bikes, and Bruce Wenting, owner of Wenting’s Cycle. Info:


Impact Youth Substance Use Services holds its annual general meeting on Tuesday, June 24 at 6 p.m. at Edenvale Retreat Centre, 4330 Bradner Rd. Confirm attendance by Friday, June 20 at or 604-853-1766


A board game night takes place at Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) on Wednesday, June 25 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to drop in to Clearbrook Library TAG’s (Teen Advisory Group) night of game playing and fun. Feel free to bring along your favourite board game to share.


Clayburn Village Museum (in the basement at 4315 Wright St.) is now open every Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. Take a step back in time and visit B.C.’s first company town. Info: Helene at 604-854-3960


Hominum Fraser Valley meets Friday, June 27. This is an informal discussion and support group to help gay, bisexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. For information and meeting location, call Art at 604-462-9813 or Don at 604-329-9760.


Alateen, a part of Al-Anon Family Groups, is for young people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking,  whether it’s a parent, sibling or friend. The group meets every Tuesday in Abbotsford at the Home Society (31581 South Fraser Way), starting at 7:15 p.m. Info:  604-855-1942 or 604-826-5100

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