Slice of Life: May 12 to 19


A bowling fundraiser to help support Grade 8 Mission student Riley Weymann’s humanitarian aid trip to Kenya takes place Friday, May 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Galaxy Bowl, 32940 Simon Ave. in Abbotsford. Cost is $20 for adults and $15 for kids 16 and under. Riley is volunteering with Me to We and Free the Children. He will help build a school, work on water projects, participate in workshops and learn about poverty issues in Africa. Info: Cassy at 604-217-2099 or Lianne at 604-689-5559


The Mission chapter of the Valley Women’s Network holds its monthly luncheon Thursday, May 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Bellevue Hotel Legends Lounge. Cost is $15 for members, $17 for guests. Registration is required at


A forum called Learn to Prevent Cancer is held Saturday, May 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd. Tickets are $10 at the door or $8 in advance. Info: or Anne at 604-832-4289


King Traditional Elementary (28776 King Rd.) hosts a fun fair on Saturday, May 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Games, entertainment, a petting zoo and a silent auction are included.


A dance with the band Deception takes place Saturday, May 14 at Straiton Community Hall, 4698 Sumas Mnt. Rd. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at Bigfoot Moccasin, Clayburn Store or call 604-853-4328, 604-852-1134 or 604-852-4278.


The Singles Travel Club meets Monday, May 16 at 6 p.m. for dinner at the ABC Family Restaurant, 32080 Marshall Rd. Info: or Val at 1-888-552-1552


The Abbotsford Genealogical Society hosts its monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m.  Guest speaker Cyril Holbrow presents The History of the Village of Clayburn. The meeting date has changed for this month: the recreation room at  Carriage Lane, 32691 Garibaldi Drive. Info:


The Abby Dads program at Abbotsford Community Services offers a free Money Skills program starting May 18 for both moms and dads. The program runs for four Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. Limited childcare available. Info: Jeff at 604-613-3487 or visit


A free presentation called Understanding Dementia, by the Alzheimer Society, takes place Thursday, May 19 at Tabor Court chapel, 31954 Sunrise Crescent, from 1 to 3 p.m. RSVP: Vange or Helga  at 604-859-8715 (ext. 101)


Women with Cancer meet Thursday, May 19 at 7 p.m in the community room at Real Canadian Superstore on Gladwin Road.  Guest speaker Linda Calwill, a pharmacist.  will talk about risk factors, side effects and hormonal drugs.

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