SLICE OF LIFE: Oct. 15-17

See what's happening around the community of Abbotsford.

 

LEARNING PLUS

The Abbotsford Learning Plus Society presents two classes next week in its fall series. The topic on Tuesday, Oct. 15 is “The 1950s in Canada and the Fraser Valley” with Molly Ungar from the UFV history department. The topic on Thursday, Oct. 17 is “A Renaissance Man: The Allure of Leonardo da Vinci” with Jill Bain from the UFV visual arts department. Both classes run from 10 a.m. to noon at Abbotsford Recreation Centre (ARC), 2499 McMillan Rd. Cost is $5, plus the $2 drop-in fee for ARC. Info: learningplus.ca or 778-808-7377

WOMEN’S NETWORK

The Abbotsford chapter of the Valley Women’s Network meets Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Cascade Community Church, 35190 DeLair Rd. for lunch and networking. Reserve at vwnabbyreservations@gmail.com or abbotsfordvwn.eventbrite.com

DUTCH COFFEE CLUB

Keep in Touch with the Dutch Coffee Club meets Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to noon at Intercity Cafe, #180 2655 Clearbrook Rd.

BRITS GROUPS

The Brits Group meets Wednesday, Oct. 15 at Jojo’s Fish and Chips (32700 George Ferguson Way), starting at 11:30 a.m. The group also meets the first Wednesday of each month at the Royal Canadian Legion (2513 West Railway) at noon and the last Saturday at ABC Restaurant (32080 Marshall Rd.) at 11:30 a.m. Info: 604-854-3121 or 604-859-2060

INFANT LOSS

A Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day takes place Tuesday, Oct. 15 at Mt. Lehman United Church, 6256 Mt. Lehman Rd. Doors open at 6 p.m., and candles will be lit at 7 p.m. This is a non-denominational event, held rain or shine.

KNIT WITS

First Aid and More for Knit Wits takes place Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. at  Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way). Need help with your knitting project or seeking the cozy society of other knitters to while away the afternoon? Bring your needles and wool to the library, meet a knitting expert, exchange knitting stories and enjoy refreshments. Registration is appreciated at 604-859-7814 (ext. 224)

BETTER BREATHERS

The Mission Sumas Abbotsford Better Breathers Club meets Thursday, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to noon at Cascade Community Church, 35190 DeLair Rd. Share information, education and support with others living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and/or asthma.

GARDEN CLUB

The Mount Lehman Garden Club meets Thursday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Mount Lehman Community Hall, 6418 Mount Lehman Rd. Speaker Marilyn Holt will talk about the best fertilizers for different purposes, and when to apply them. Info: Yvonne at 604-856-0313

GENEALOGY SOCIETY

The Abbotsford Genealogy Society holds its monthly meeting on Thursday, Oct. 17 at The Reach, 32388 Veterans Way. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the business meeting begins at 6:30. Speaker Brenda Smith discusses the use of maps in genealogical searches. Everyone is welcome. Info: abbygs.ca

WOMEN WITH CANCER

The Women with Cancer Support Group meets Thursday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. at Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd. Info: Edith at 604-289-0630

MOOD DISORDERS

The Mood Disorders Association support group in Abbotsford meets the first and third Thursdays of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at Abbotsford Community Services (2420 Montrose Ave.) It is open to those who have mood disorders such as depression, manic depression, anxiety and panic attacks. Friends and family are also invited. Info: Christine at 604-854-9404

TABOR VOLUNTEERS

Tabor Home in Abbotsford (31944 Sunrise Cres.) is in need of volunteers in several areas. These include serving tea and coffee at meal times, visiting, reading, assisting the music therapist, and assisting recreation staff with things such as table games, crafts, bingo and bus outings. Those interested are asked to call Sandra at 604-859-8715 (ext. 119).

SYMPHONY MEMBERS

The Fraser Valley Symphony is seeking new members in its violin, viola and percussion sections, but welcomes inquiries from other interested musicians. Rehearsals are Monday evenings in Abbotsford. Those interested can email info@fraservalleysymphony.org or call 604-859-3877.

LEGION ACTIVITIES

The Abbotsford branch of the Royal Canadian Legion (2513 West Railway) holds karaoke every Friday and dinner on every second Friday, starting Oct. 11.

CARPET BOWLING

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

TOPS IN WEIGHT LOSS

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is a non-profit weight loss support group that meets once a week. For information about chapters in Abbotsford, phone Jacquie at 604-556-0535

Just Posted

Robert Nelson, 35, died after being stabbed at a homeless camp in Abbotsford on April 7 of this year.
Mom pleads for information about son’s killing at Abbotsford homeless camp

Robert Nelson, 35, described as ‘man who stood for justice, honour, respect’

FVRD surveyed public opinion on cannabis production and processing in the electoral areas. Odour and distance from residential areas were the top concerns. (Black Press file)
Cannabis production and processing rules being drafted by Fraser Valley Regional District

Data from public opinion survey will be used to guide cannabis-related land use

Police arrest the suspect in an attempted armed bank robbery on June 2 at the Scotiabank at Gladwin Road and South Fraser Way in Abbotsford. (Photo by Garry Amyot)
Abbotsford bank robbery suspect who was stopped by customers faces more charges

Neil Simpson now faces total of eight charges, up from the initial two

Vancouver Canucks captain Bo Horvat greets fans outside of the Abbotsford Centre prior to the Canucks exhibition game against the Ottawa Senators in 2019. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
More jobs posted for Abbotsford AHL team

Five new opportunities accepting applicants, Comets forward Lukas Jasek signs in Finland

Singer Ben Cottrill performs during the 2019 Arty Awards at The Reach Gallery Museum, the last time the event was held in person. Cottrill received the award in the performing arts category. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Nominations now open for 2021 Arty Awards

Annual event hosted by Abbotsford Arts Council, with ceremony Sept. 25

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participates in a plenary session at the G7 Summit in Carbis Bay, England on Friday June 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canada donating 13M surplus COVID-19 vaccine doses to poor countries

Trudeau says the government will pay for 87 million shots to be distributed to poor countries

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (31) is scored on by Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Alec Martinez, not pictured, during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup semifinal playoff series Monday, June 14, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Habs fall 4-1 to Vegas Golden Knights in Game 1 of NHL semifinal series

Match was Montreal’s first game outside of Canada in 2021

Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick, assistant deputy speaker at the B.C. legislature, presides over committee discussions. The legislature is completing its delayed spring session this week, with most MLAs participating by video conference. (Hansard TV)
B.C.’s daily COVID-19 infections dip below 100 over weekend

Only 68 new cases recorded Monday, four additional deaths

The BC Ferries website went down for a short while Monday morning following a provincial announcement that recreational travel between health authorities can resume Tuesday. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Ferries’ website crashes in wake of provincial reopening announcement

Website back up now, recreational travel between health regions to resume as of Tuesday

The Kamloops Indian Residential School is photographed using a drone in Kamloops, B.C., Monday, June, 14, 2021. The remains of 215 children were discovered buried near the former school earlier this month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Communities grapple with what to do with former residential and day schools

Some tear them down as a tool to help healing, others repurpose them as tools for moving forward

FILE – Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry talks about B.C.’s plan to restart the province during a press conference at Legislature in Victoria, Tuesday, May 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
B.C. watching U.K.’s COVID struggles but don’t think province will see similar pitfalls

Studies show that one dose of vaccine is only 33 per cent effective in preventing B.1.617.2 spread

RCMP Const. Shelby Patton is shown in this undated handout photo. RCMP say that Patton was hit by an allegedly stolen truck that he had pulled over on Saturday morning in Wolseley, east of Regina. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, RCMP
Pair charged in Saskatchewan Mountie’s death make first court appearance

Const. Shelby Patton was hit by an allegedly stolen truck that he had pulled over Saturday morning

David and Collet Stephan leave for a break during an appeal hearing in Calgary on Thursday, March 9, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol
Appeal Court rejects stay for Alberta couple facing third trial in son’s death

Pair accused in their earlier trials of not seeking medical attention for their son sooner

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Most Read