Slice of Life: June 3 and 4


The Abbotsford Police Department holds its annual Family Fun Day in the Park on Saturday, June 4. The free event runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. by the pool at Centennial Park, 2310 Emerson St. Activities include crafts, mini golf, the fire safety house, a rock climbing wall, entertainment and more. Free swimming is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and free hot dogs will be offered while supplies last.


A dinner, dance and auction to raise funds for Matthew’s House in Abbotsford takes place Saturday, June 4 at The Rancho, 35110 DeLair Rd. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and are available at Ann Marie’s Cafe, 33771 George Ferguson Way. Matthew’s House, a respite facility for children with severe disabilities, will be part of the Campus of Care project adjacent to Abbotsford Regional Hospital.


A fundraising Mexican dinner and live and silent auctions are being held Friday, June 3 for the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign, aiding grandmas in Africa who are raising their grandchildren due to the AIDS pandemic. The dinner is at Trinity Memorial United Church, 33737 George Ferguson Way. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and are available by calling 604-856-4627 or 604-556-3919.


The Abbotsford Right to Life Society holds its 22nd annual Walk for Life on Saturday, June 4, at 1:30 p.m. from Sevenoaks Alliance Church, 2575 Gladwin Rd.  Registration for the 8 km walk begins at 1 p.m.  An alternate 4 km route is also available.  Walkers will be served refreshments upon completion. To participate, or to sponsor a walker, call 604-852-4623 or visit


The Abbotsford Seniors’ Association holds dances every Friday from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the ASA Hall at 33889 Essendene Ave. Cost is $6 for members and $6.50 for non-members. Bands for June are: Good Vibrations (June 3), Johnny Hsu (June 10), Gracie and the Guys (June 17) and Sweetwater (June 24). Info: