SLICE OF LIFE: March 18 to 25

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


A group of social work students from University of the Fraser Valley hold a fundraiser  on Saturday, March 19 for Cyrus Centre, which provides services and programs for at-risk youth. The students will be at Real Canadian Superstore (2855 Gladwin Rd.) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to collect donations in exchange for bagging groceries. Funds will go to the Street 2 Home project. Donations can also be made at


The Spirit Abreast dragon boat team, made up of cancer survivors, including those from Abbotsford, holds a meet-and-greet session on Saturday, March 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Chilliwack Mount Cheam Lions Club hall, 45580 Spadina Ave. New members are welcome. Info: Jean at 604-792-6259, Susan at 604-826-1108 or Marlene at 604-792-1802


Spring break activities take place at Sevenoaks Shopping Centre from March 21 to 23, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kids ages three to 10 can explore Lego building, arts and crafts, princess visits and cookie decorating. CBC star Will Stroet is featured in concert on Wednesday. Sign up at


The Women with Cancer Support Group meets on Monday, March 21 at noon at White Spot (South Fraser Way and Ware). This is an informal group of understanding and compassionate women. Info: Edith at 604-289-0630


The Abbotsford Garden Club meets to work on individual garden art projects at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22 at The Reach Gallery Museum, 32388 Veterans Way. Enter through the south doors. Info: Pamela at 604-615-6472


Abbotsford Learning Plus presents two classes next week in its winter series. Both sessions run from 10 a.m. to noon at Abbotsford Recreation Centre (ARC), 2499 McMillan Rd. The topic on Tuesday, March 22 is “Dying the Good Death: Canada and Physician Assisted Suicide.” The topic on Thursday, March 24 is “My Mum: A Woman of the 20th Century.” Cost per class is $5, plus the $2 ARC drop-in fee. Info: 778-808-7377 or


The Blind and Visually Impaired Society meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Legacy Sports Centre, #4 – 3270 Trethewey St. At the meeting on Wednesday, March 23, the guest speaker will be a police officer. Info: 604-626-0643


The Ta Daa Lady visits Abbotsford Community Library (33355 Bevan Ave.) on Thursday, March 24 at 11 a.m. and Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) at 2 p.m. She clowns, dances and mimes her way through all sorts of crazy antics with her lovable puppet, Stumpy. The Ta Daa Lady (also known as Angela Brown) will also perform a few songs from her new CD, The Ta Daa Lady and Her Puppets. Info: 604-853-1753 or 604-859-7814


Local residents are invited to “book a librarian” at the Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way). Do you need help with learning to use your new tablet, researching a business, setting up an email account, looking for that next great read, filling out a government form? Call the library at 604-859-7814 to book a 30-minute one-on-one appointment.


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, manic depression, anxiety and panic attacks. Friends and family are also invited. Info: Christine at 604-854-9404