Slice of Life: Oct. 15-22

Community events in Abbotsford and Mission.


The staff of CARE Employment Services (Career Assistance and Resources for Employment) host a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot at their Abbotsford office this Saturday, Oct. 15, with all proceeds going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of BC & Yukon. The address is 31943 South Fraser Way.


Nurse practitioner Connie Davis, an expert in the field of healthy aging, presents a free session called Mind Fitness on Sunday, Oct. 16 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way). She will share techniques to keep your brain sharp and mind engaged.  Registration is appreciated by calling 604-859-7814.


Clearbrook Mennonite Brethren Church (2719 Clearbrook Rd.) holds a hymn sing on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. with the Chancel Choir and the Chilliwack Songs of Praise Orchestra. Info: 604-850-6607 or


Poets Potpourri Society hosts an open-mic poetry reading on Monday, Oct. 17. The event, held in conjunction with National Library Month, begins at 6:30 p.m. at Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way).


The Scandinavian Club of the Fraser Valley meets at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17 at the Masonic Hall, 33860 Pine St. A pot-luck dinner is featured, and entertainment is focused on Sweden. Info: Len at 604-857-2740, Eigil at 604-870-8601, or email


Abbotsford Learning Plus presents a travelogue, Mongolia: In the Footsteps of Genghis Khan, with Lee Treloar on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at the Abbotsford Recreation Centre (2499 McMillan Rd.) It begins at 10 a.m. The fee is $5, plus entrance (by membership or daily fee) to the Seniors’ Centre. On Thursday, Oct. 20, the society holds its annual general meeting at the same time and place. Guest speaker Jenny Thornton, facility manager of the centre, will discuss Planning for an Aging Population. There is no class or facility fee for the AGM. Info: 604-302-1685 or


The Mission Sumas Abbotsford Better Breathers Club meets Thursday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to noon at Cascade Community Church, 35190 DeLair Rd. The meeting is open to those living with chronic obstructive lung disease and/or asthma.


The Abbotsford Prostate Cancer Support Group meets  Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Peace Lutheran Church (corner of Marshall and Ware), starting at 7:30 p.m. Info: Paul Lamarre at 604-859-4650


The Word Keepers writers’ group meets Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Mission Library (33247 Second Ave.). Lisa Kenney will be the speaker. Info: 604-826-6610


The Juvenile Diabetes Family Network meets Friday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. at 32330 Slocan Place in Abbotsford. New families are always welcome. Info: Heather at 604-852-6770 or Tara at 604- 604-855-9174


Abbotsford Senior Secondary class of 1981 holds a 30-year reunion on Saturday, Oct. 22 at The Rancho (35110 DeLair Rd.), starting at 6 p.m. Info: Tracey Anderton at 604-807-1509 or, or Joanne Craven at  604-852-2362 or


Volunteers are needed for the Reading Buddies program, which pairs adults and high school students with kids in Grades 1 to 4 who need extra help. The pairs meet for an hour once a week at Clearbrook Library.  To sign up, call  the children’s department at the library, 604-859-7814, or Liz at 604-853-7930

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