Slice of Life: Nov. 26-Dec. 5

See what's happening around the communities of Abbotsford and Mission.


Mary Buckerfield White will sign copies of her book “Buckerfield: The Story of a Vancouver Family” on Saturday, Nov. 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Abbotsford Buckerfield’s Country Store location (34633 Vye Rd.), along with Philip Sherwood, an Abbotsford writer who co-authored the book. White is the only child of Ernie Buckerfield – who built his feeds, seeds and fertilizer business empire from nothing – and his wife Amy. Info:, or 604-864-9152.


Abbotsford After 5 holds a “Cranberry-licious Christmas Dinner” on Monday, Nov. 28 at ABC Restaurant (32080 Marshall Rd.), starting at 6:30 p.m. The event features a presentation on ways to use cranberries, and internationally known author and speaker Grace Fox sharing “More Than Toys and Tinsel.” Reservations: Pat at 604-856-7513 or email


Fraser Health’s Home Health holds a free education/information session on “Successful Aging.” The program takes place Tuesday, Nov. 29 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Abbotsford Community Services, 2420 Montrose Ave. The session will focus on what can be done to maintain health and what resources are available in the community. Info: 604-556-5000


The Alzheimer Society of B.C. hosts a workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 30 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Tabor Home in the assisted living chapel (31954 Sunrise Cres.). The session covers way to protect and maintain the brain, including strategies and goals for improving the health of mind, body and spirit. For more information or to register, leave a message at the resource centre for Abbotsford and Mission at 604-859-3889 or send an email to


The Canadian Diabetes Association hosts a Christmas luncheon on Monday, Dec. 5 featuring a three-course turkey dinner prepared and served by the Cascade Culinary Arts School at the Salvation Army’s Cascade Community Church, 35190 DeLair Rd. The luncheon runs from noon to 1:30 p.m. and includes games and a silent auction to raise money for a children’s camp. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased or reserved in advance by noon on Nov. 30 by calling George at 604-859-9621.


The Abbotsford chapter of Blankets for Canada meets Thursday, Dec. 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Fraser Valley Christian Centre, 31929 Mercantile Way  (behind Ricky’s restaurant). All are welcome to help put knitted and crocheted blankets together for those in need in Abbotsford. Donations of yarn are always appreciated. All materials are supplied. Info: Nancy Gallagher at 604-504-3713


English practice groups will be held at Mission Library (33247 Second Ave.) on Wednesday, Nov. 30 from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. The session is presented in co-operation with Mission Community Services. For more information, call the library at 604-826-6610.


Mission Library is looking for adult volunteers to assist with the Reading Buddies program, a partnership between the library and Mission Literacy in Motion. The program aims to help children who are struggling with reading to improve their confidence and skill level through weekly practice sessions. It pairs high school students and adults with children in Grades 1 to 4. The pairs practise reading, play literacy-based games and use library materials to help foster a love of reading. An orientation session is held for all potential Big Buddies. Ask for a form at the information desk of Mission Library (33247 Second Ave.) or call 604-826-6610.


A free breakfast drop-in takes place every Saturday for dads and their children under six years old. My Daddy and Me runs from 9 to 11 a.m. at New Beginnings daycare adjacent to W. J. Mouat Secondary at 32355 Mouat Drive. Info: or call Ed at 604-850-7303 (ext. 3)


TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a weight loss support group, meets every Monday from 6:15 to 8 p.m. at Bethel Reformed Church, 3260 Gladwin Rd. Info:  Larry at 604-768-8767 or Helena at 604-850-5470

Just Posted

Fraser Valley community leaders come together to build a stronger more vibrant future

Event convened by Grant Thornton LLP and is part of the firm’s Vibrant Communities initiative

Atangard and Abbotsford artists support mental health

Musicians perform Friday, Dec. 20 in fundraiser at Abbotsford Rugby Club

New program offers job support for 55 and older

STRIDE program offered by Archway Community Services in Abbotsford

Sweeney Singers host annual Christmas concert in Abbotsford

Event takes place Saturday, Dec. 21 at St. James Church

VIDEO: Success of wildlife corridors in Banff National Park has advocates wanting more

Demand for more highway protection escalated after seven elk were killed by a semi-trailer near Canmore

Pacioretty scores 2, Golden Knights top Canucks 6-3

Vegas goalie Fleury gets win No. 452

B.C. VIEWS: Hunger does not end with the season

Despite innovations in food distribution, the need is still there in B.C. communities

VIDEO: Giants edged out by Everett

Another case where Vancouver outshot an opponent, but couldn’t get past the other goalie

Fans sing Canadian anthem after sound system breaks at BMW IBSF World Cup

The Canadians in attendance made sure their team and flag were honoured on the podium

VIDEO: Fire destroys Big White Ski Resort chalet

Social media eulogies peg the property, nicknamed “The Pharamacy,” as both loved and hated

Prince George RCMP use bait packages to catch porch pirates over the holidays

First-in-Canada program with Amazon looks to combat parcel theft

Surrey councillor wants the policing transition process to ‘immediately stop’

Brenda Locke to make motion at Dec. 16 meeting to reconsider current plan

Man pleads guilty to second-degree murder in 2017 Stanley Park stabbing

Lubomir Kunik was found by a man out walking his dog on the beach late on Feb. 1, 2017

Most Read