SLICE OF LIFE: Nov. 17-24

Community events taking place in Abbotsford and Mission.


“Whatever Happened to Global Warming?” is the topic of a free presentation on Thursday, Nov. 17 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way. Tim Cooper, physics professor at the University of the Fraser Valley, discusses changing our habits to protect the environment for future generations.  Registration is appreciated by calling 604-859-7814.


The Mission Sumas Abbotsford Better Breathers Club meets Thursday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to noon at Cascade Community Church, 35190 DeLair Rd. The group is open to those living with chronic obstructive lung disease and/or asthma.


The Women with Cancer Group meets Thursday, Nov. 17 in the community room at the Real Canadian Superstore on Gladwin Road, starting at 7 p.m. Info: Edith at 604-504-0630


The Abbotsford Prostate Cancer Support Group meets  Thursday, Nov. 17 at Peace Lutheran Church (corner of Ware and Marshall), starting at 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker is Del Leible, a radiation therapy clinical educator with the B.C. Cancer Agency. Info: Val Strijack at 604-856-5863 or Paul Lamarre at  604-859-4650


A Christmas Fair takes place at Trinity Memorial United Church (33737 George Ferguson Way) on Saturday, Nov. 19. The event includes a $5 pancake breakfast from 8:30 to 10 a.m., a craft sale and cookie walk from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and a $5 soup-and-bun lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


The Abbotsford Spinners and Weavers host a fibre arts exhibit until Nov. 23 at Kariton Art Gallery and Boutique (2387 Ware St.). The display features artwork strung together in a multitude of colours and textures. Info:


The Moonliters Big Band performs at a swing dance on Saturday, Nov. 19 at Matsqui Community Hall, 33676 St. Olaf Street in Matsqui Village, from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30. Tickets are $20, available at King’s Music, #114 – 2669 Langdon St., or call 604-853-5996 to reserve.


Mission Library (33247 Second Ave.) hosts a free family matinee on Saturday, Nov. 19, starting at 2:30 p.m. The movie How to Train Your Dragon will be shown. Info: 604-826-6610


Clearbrook Mennonite Brethren Church (2719 Clearbrook Rd.) holds a hymn  sing on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. with the Chancel Choir, the Heritage Quartet, and Russ and Carolyn Bayley. Info: 604-850-6607 or


The Abbotsford Youth Health Centre celebrates one year in the community with an open house on Thursday, Nov. 24 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The centre is located in Abbotsford Regional Hospital at 32900 Marshall Rd. (Look for the sandwich board sign and follow the arrows inside the main entrance.) A brief presentation takes place at 6 p.m. RSVP to or call Brian Gross at 604-897-8066.

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