SLICE OF LIFE: May 29 to

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


McMillan elementary (34830 Oakhill Drive) holds its annual fun fair on Friday, May 29 from 4 to 8 p.m. Everyone is welcome. The event includes games, inflatables, a concession, an auction and more. Admission is $5 for children under five, and $10 for everyone else.


A German sing-along takes place Saturday, May 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church (corner of Ware and Marshall). Refreshments to follow.  Everyone welcome. Info: Anneliese at 604-859-0822


The annual Envision Financial Run for Water is held Sunday, May 31 at Mill Lake Park to raise funds for clean-water projects in Yella, Ethiopia. The half marathon begins at 7:30 a.m., followed by the 10 km run at 8:30 and the 5 km at 10 a.m. Info and registration:


The A-Tones hold their final spring sing-along and jam session on Monday, June 1 before a break. Sessions resume on Monday, July 20. Sessions are from 1 to 3 p.m. on Mondays at the Abbotsford Social Activity Association drop-in centre, 2631 Cyril St. They are open to everyone and include pop songs from the past, gospel, folk, blues, country, standards, old-timers and requests. Instruments are invited.  Info: Ed at 604-853-8624 or


Impact Youth and Family Substance Use Services holds its annual general meeting on Wednesday, June 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Edenvale Retreat Centre, 4330 Bradner Rd.  Info: 604-853-1766


The Abbotsford-Matsqui Rotary Club presents  its 21st annual Wine and Beer Festival and Silent Auction on Saturday, June 6 at Sevenoaks Shopping Centre, starting at 7 p.m. Proceeds go to the Adolescent Day Treatment Program through Fraser Health. Tickets are $40 and are available online at or at Sumas Mountain Wines, Collections with Class or Sevenoaks customer service.


The annual Walk for Life takes place Saturday, June 6 at Mill Lake Park to raise money for Hope for Woman Pregnancy Services and Advokate Life and Education Services. The event begins at noon with a family barbecue and festivities, with the walk/run starting at 1:30 p.m. Choose from either a 4 km or 8 km route. Info and registration:


Friendship House Society holds contract bridge for those 55 years and older four times a week at the Abbotsford Recreation Centre, 2499 McMillan Rd. Cost is $2. Sessions are Tuesdays at 6:45 p.m. and Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 12:45 p.m. Info: Myrtle at 604-626-4746


Abbotsford Community Services offers Food Safe certificate and preparation classes for newcomers to Canada. The English as a Second Language classes are held Wednesday evenings from June 3 to July 15. Free child care is available.  For more information, call Elise at 604-866-5970 or email


Fishing Forever invites people with disabilities to visit the Fraser Valley Trout Hatchery (34345 Vye Rd.) on Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a free fishing event. The lake is wheelchair-accessible, and all fishing equipment will be provided, along with a hot dog lunch and cake. Register with your name, phone number and preferred date to attend  by emailing