Slice of Life: Oct. 1-5

Community events in Abbotsford and Mission.


TV news personality and author Mike McCardell visits Mission Library (33247 Second Ave.) on Saturday, Oct. 1 for stories and readings from his books. The presentation takes place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. McCardell, a reporter for 30 years, can be seen on Global TV’s News Hour, where he shares human-interest stories. He has also written five bestselling books. This free program is sponsored by the Mission Friends of the Library, and registration is required by calling the library at 604-826-6610.


The Center for Epilepsy and Seizure Education holds a free multi-media workshop – called HOPE (Helping Overcome Perceptions of Epilepsy) – on Tuesday, Oct. 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Abbotsford Community Services, 2420 Montrose Ave. The workshop covers topics such as: first aid, epilepsy myths and facts, medication and seizure triggers. Register by calling 604-853-7399.


A free information session about the Skills Connect for Immigrants Program takes place Tuesday, Oct. 4 at the Community Futures office (#1 – 31726 South Fraser Way), starting at 10 a.m. The program provides participants with assistance in finding work in their field, job-search techniques, ongoing support and more. Register by calling 604-866-0257.


The Abbotsford office of the Canadian Cancer Society is in need of volunteers to drive patients to and from their treatment in the Fraser Valley. Also needed are volunteer dispatchers to coordinate the trips. Time commitments are flexible, with the program running weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Full training, dispatch and support services are provided. Info: or contact Christina Chenard at 604-533-1668 or


The Mission Abby Women’s Social Club holds its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at the Mission Library (33247 Second Ave.), starting at 7 p.m. New members are welcome. Guest pay $3, and yearly membership is $27. Info:


The Picture Book Club – for kids in kindergarten to Grade 3 – begins at MSA Centennial Library (33660 South Fraser Way) on Tuesday, Oct. 4 and continues every Tuesday in October from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Phone 604-853-1753 to register.


Mission Library (33247 Second Ave.) hosts a customer appreciation day on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 4 p.m. Meet with staff and see what’s new at the library. A children’s craft table and refreshments are also included. Info: 604-826-6610