SLICE OF LIFE: June 29 to July 5

See what's happening around the communities of Abbotsford and Mission


The 2012 provincial heritage fair is held at Abbotsford Exhibition Park from June 29 to July 3. A total of 70 student participants from across B.C. will compete. The students will also march in Abbotsford’s Canada Day parade and display their projects at the Cadet Building at Exhibition Park from 2 to 5 p.m. that day.


The next training session for people interested in volunteering with the Fraser Health Crisis Line begins Saturday, July 7. Volunteers provide assistance to people in the region who are experiencing emotional distress. No previous experience is needed as extensive training and ongoing support are provided. For more information, visit and follow the link for the Crisis Line.


The Royal Canadian Legion in Abbotsford (located at 2513 West Railway) hosts an open house on Saturday, June 30, starting at noon. The event includes a barbecue, games and door prizes.


Hominum Fraser Valley – an informal discussion and support group to help gay, bisexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single – meets Friday, June 29 at 7:30 p.m. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. For information and meeting location, call Art at 604-462-9813 or Don at 604-329-9760.


The Ex-Brits Group meets Saturday, June 30 at the ABC Restaurant (32080 Marshall Rd.) at 11:30 a.m. The group also meets the first Tuesday of each month at noon at the Royal Canadian Legion (2513 West Railway) and the third Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Jo Jo’s Fish and Chips (32700 George Ferguson Way). Info: Hazel at 604-854-3121 or Dorothy at 604-859-2060


MSA Centennial Library (33660 South Fraser Way) holds a family storytime on Wednesday, July 4 from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Stories, rhymes and songs are included for children of all ages. Info: 604-859-7814 (local 229)


Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) hosts “Mumble Jumble,” an event featuring a “hodgepodge” of activities that could include puppets, games and books. The session takes place on Thursday, July 5 from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Info: 604-869-7814 (local 229)


The Abbotsford Blind and Visually Impaired Society meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at Abbotsford Community Services, 2420 Montrose Ave., starting at 1 p.m. Info: Mae at 604-626-0643 or Bruce at 604-859-4584.


The AMA Singles Club holds its monthly meeting on the second Wednesday of each month. The group invites single adults to meet in a safe environment for social outings and activities such as coffee, dinner, movies, walks, badminton and more. For meeting location and other information, call Erwin at 604-308-3837 or email


My Daddy and Me, a free drop-in breakfast for dads and their kids up to six years old, takes place every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the New Beginnings Daycare, 32355 Mouat Drive (in the blue and white portable at W.J. Mouat Secondary). The event does not run on June 30, Aug. 4 or Sept. 1, but is open every Saturday through the rest of the summer.