SLICE OF LIFE: June 9 to 18

This is a list of some of the activities in Abbotsford over the next week


The Abbotsford Gogos hold their annual garage sale on Saturday, June 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Gladwin Heights United Church, 3474 Gladwin Rd. Gardening, household items, jewelry and more will be available.


The Scandinavian Club of the Fraser Valley holds its annual barbecue picnic on Monday, June 12 at MacDonald Park at 4 p.m. Info: Len at 778-255-6782, Eigil at 604-870-8601 or


The Dutch Coffee Club meets Tuesday, June 13 from 10 a.m. to noon at the House of James, 2743 Emerson St.


The Abbotsford Stamp Club meets Tuesday, June 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the library at W. J. Mouat Secondary, 32355 Mouat Drive. Info: 604-852-5684 or


Abbotsford Women’s Connection hosts a Sweet Tea Breakfast on Wednesday, June 14 at Garden Park Tower (2825 Clearbrook Rd.), starting at 9:30 a.m. The event features fashion historian Karen Edberg-Lee showing Vintages Florals of Yesteryear and speaker Lil McIntosh sharing Living Life in the Season of Change. Attendees are invited to wear their hats. Cost is $14. Reservations: Mary at 604-607-5616, Jenny at 604-857-0118 or


The B. C. Lung Better Breathers meet at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 15 at Cascade Community Church, 35190 DeLair Rd. Info: 604-746-7721


Clayburn Village Museum (4315 Wright St.) is open Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. from now until the end of August. Step back in time and visit the history of B.C.’s first company town. Info: Helen at 604-854-3960


The Walk for Down Syndrome Awareness takes place Saturday, June 17 at Mill Lake Park from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The day includes face painting, bouncy castles, a silent auction, door prizes, lunch and a walk around Mill Lake. Funds are raised for the Fraser Valley Down Syndrome Society. Info: or


The annual Celebrating Dads event takes place on Father’s Day (Sunday, June 18) at Mill Lake Park from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There will be crafts, face painting, panning for gold, mini golf, and much more. Food will be available to purchase (cash only), with proceeds to the Kiwanis Club. Info:


The season is now underway for the Jubilee Park Lawn Bowling Club. Bowling takes place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6:45 p.m. at 2552 McCallum Rd. No experience is necessary and lessons are free. Info: Terry at 604-287-1219 or Florence at 604-856-8407.


The Mood Disorders Association support group in Abbotsford meets the first and third Thursdays of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at Abbotsford Community Services (2420 Montrose Ave.) It is open to those who have mood disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and panic attacks. Friends and family are also invited. Info: Christine at 604-854-9404