SLICE OF LIFE: Oct. 11-16

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


The GirlKIND Foundation and The Reach Gallery host Every Girl Matters Day on Saturday, Oct. 11 at The Reach (32388 Veterans Way) from 1 to 3 p.m. The event includes crafts, coffee and cake, and a screening of the documentary Girl Rising. Register for the screening by calling 604-864-8087. Info:


The MS Self-Help Support Group meets Monday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to noon at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3845 Gladwin Rd. Info: Betty at 604-859-2739 or


The Abbotsford Quilters Guild meets Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 10 a.m. and at 6:20 p.m. at Ross Road Church, 3160 Ross Rd. Info: Linda at 604-287-5008 or


Abbotsford Community Services (ACS) offers a free class on family budgeting, the Canadian banking system, building good credit, and protecting yourself from fraud.  This class is for new immigrants to Abbotsford and includes free dinner and free childcare. The program runs from Oct. 15 to Nov. 5 at 6 p.m. at ACS, 2420 Montrose Ave. Registration is required by contacting Elise at 604-866-5970 or


Abbotsford Women’s Connection holds a “Fall Fair Brunch”  on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at  9:30 a.m. at Garden Park Tower (2825 Clearbrook Rd. ) featuring tables of baked goods, knit items, loonie grab bags, a silent auction and speaker Heidi McLaughlin sharing  “Diamonds in My Pockets”. Cost is $11. Reservations: Joyce at 604-744-5159, Rose at 604-852-8240 or


Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) hosts a World Film Night on Wednesday, Oct. 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. with the screening of  “Armour.”  The French-language drama is about Anne and George, retired music teachers whose daughter lives abroad. Anne suffers from a stroke which paralyzes the right side of her body, and her husband, as her primary caregiver, is forced into an increasingly difficult situation. Info: 604-859-7814, ext. 1224


The MSA Better Breathers Club meets Thursday, Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. to noon at Cascade Community Church, 35190 DeLair Rd. The group is for those living with lung disorders such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma and pulmonary fibrosis.


The Women with Cancer Support Group meets Thursday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd. Info: Edith at 604-289-0630


The Ex-Brits Club meets three times a month in Abbotsford. The group gets together at 11:30 a.m. on the first Wednesday of every month at the Abbotsford Legion, the third Wednesday at Jo Jo’s Fish and Chips, and the last Saturday at the ABC restaurant on Marshall Road. Info: 604-859-2060 or 604-854-0166


Carpet bowling takes place every Tuesday and Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd. Cost is $1.25. Info: 604-853-5532