SLICE OF LIFE: May 6 to 13

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


The Abbotsford Social Activity Association (ASAA) hosts dances every Friday from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at its hall, 33889 Essendene Ave. Cost is $8 for members and $10 for non-members. Bands for May are: Stillwater (May 6), True Country (May 13), Brian Zalo (May 20) and Sweetwater (May 27).


The ladies’ auxiliary to Abbotsford Regional Hospital holds a bake sale at the hospital on Friday, May 6 from 9 a.m. until everything runs out.


Abbotsford Garden Club holds a plant sale on Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or until all plants are sold) at Trethewey House heritage site, 2313 Ware St.


The Starry Night Gala fundraiser, presented by the Center for Epilepsy and Seizure Education in B.C., takes place Saturday, May 7 at Abbotsford Banquet Centre, 33738 Laurel St. The event includes a dinner, dance with a live band, entertainment and more. Tickets are available at 604-853-7399 or online at


The Valley Concert Society presents the Laudate Singers, a professional chamber choir, on Saturday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way. Tickets are $28 for adults and $15 for students. Visit for more details.


Sevenoaks Alliance Church (2575 Gladwin Rd.) holds the Clothesline free clothing give-away on Friday, May 6 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to noon. Clothing, footwear, blankets, towels and small household items are given away to those in need.


Mt. Lehman Garden Club holds a plant and bake sale on Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to noon at Mt. Lehman Credit Union, 5889 Mt. Lehman Rd.


Abbotsford Ravine Park Salmon Enhancement Society holds its annual Mother’s Day Salmon Release on Sunday, May 8 from noon to 2 p.m. This will take place in the 31500 block of Old Clayburn Road where it meets Stoney Creek. Children will be given pails of live coho salmon fry to release into the creek. There is no charge.


A Mother’s Day breakfast takes place at Jubilee Hall (7989 Bradner Rd.) on Sunday, May 8 from 8 a.m. to noon. The event includes a buffet-style breakfast with sausages, ham, scrambled eggs, fruit cocktail and all-you-can-eat pancakes. Orange juice, coffee and tea are also included. Cost is $6. Kids under six are free. Info: 604-856-4375


The Scandinavian Club of the Fraser Valley holds its monthly pot luck dinner at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 9 at the Masonic Hall (corner of Gladys and Pine). Denmark will be this month’s theme. Guests and potential new members who are of Scandinavian ancestry or have an interest in Scandinavia are welcome. Info: Len at 604-857-2740,  Eigil at 604-870-8601 or email


The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Abbotsford hosts its monthly luncheon meeting on Wednesday, May 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Phoenix Lounge, 33780 King Rd. Guest speaker will be Tamara Vrooman, president and CEO of Vancity. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for guests. Tickets must be purchased by Friday, May 6 at 4 p.m. through


The Abbotsford-Mission Nature Club meets Wednesday, May 11 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Abbotsford Middle School, 33231 Bevan Ave. Conservation biologist Chris Currie will discuss “Conserving Species at Risk in the Stave Watershed.” Info:


Abbotsford Women’s Connection holds a Dress for Success Breakfast on Wednesday, May 11 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd. The event features a fashion show, as well as speaker Barbara Barclay and daughter Aimee discussing What is Success? Cost is $14. Reservations: Joyce at 604-792-8090, Rose at 604-852-8240 or


Alcoholics Anonymous hosts a luncheon on Friday, May 13 at Abbotsford Exhibition Park from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. The purpose of the luncheon is to show the professional community and the public service sector how AA and its members help in the community. For more information or to be put on the invitation list, call Jim at 604-615-6264 or email