Slice of Life: Nov. 7-9

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


The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Abbotsford hosts female municipal election candidates at its luncheon meeting on Wednesday,  Nov.  9. Candidates for city council and the board of education will discuss their election platforms and their experiences as women in politics. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. at Cascade Community Church (35190 DeLair Rd.). Cost is $15 for members and $20 for guests. RSVP by Monday, Nov. 7 via email at


The Abbotsford Parkinson’s Support Group meets Monday, Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. at the Matsqui Recreation Centre (3106 Clearbrook Rd.). The topic for the meeting is “Pole Walking,” a recommended form of exercise for  people with disabilities. Anyone with walking poles is asked to bring them. Info: Gary at 604-308-8691 or Betty at 604-853-0382.


The Mission Library Book Club meets Monday, Nov. 7 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Mission Library (33247 Second Ave.). Info: 604-826-6610


The Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s Early Memory Loss Support Group meets on Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 2 to 3 p.m. in Abbotsford.  To register and for more information, call  604-859-3889 and leave a message.


The Abby Mission Newcomers Club – a social group for women of all ages  – meets Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at Real Canadian Superstore on Gladwin Road. Guest speaker Barb Giraud will talk about Barb’s Home of Angels, a project she has undertaken in Uganda for homeless children. Info: Corry at 604-859-4859


A spelling bee for Grade 6 and 7 students takes place at Mission Library (33247 Second Ave.) on Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Registration is required by calling 604-826-6610.


The Fraser Valley Autism Society (FVAS) hosts an information meeting about the registered disability savings plan on Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Fraser Valley Child Development Centre, 32885 Ventura Ave. Registration is required by calling 1-877-287-7655 (local 24) or by emailing Information about FVAS is available at or at 604-490-3827.


UBC professor Dr. John Richardson speaks to the Abbotsford-Mission Nature Club on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Abbotsford Middle School, 33231 Bevan Ave. The public is welcome to join the club for the presentation on “The Future of Freshwater Ecosystems in a Changing World.” Info: Kathy at 604-854-3203


Abbotsford Women’s Connection hosts a “Treasures for Christmas” breakfast on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at Garden Park Tower (2825 Clearbrook Rd.), starting at 9:30 a.m. Florist Jan Martens will demonstrate how to update holiday decor, and Heidi McLaughlin, international speaker and author, will talk about how she found “Hidden Treasures.” Reservations: Joyce at 604-744-5159 or