SLICE OF LIFE: Reading buddies wanted

Reading buddies is a program that pairs high school students and/or adult volunteers with children in Grades 1 to 4

Reading buddies is a program that pairs high school students and/or adult volunteers with children in Grades 1 to 4 who need extra help with their reading.

The volunteers spend an hour a week practising reading along with playing literac- based games with their little buddies. The program not only helps to foster a love of reading for children who are struggling, but also to improve their confidence and reading skills.

Students earn volunteer hours for graduation requirements.

An orientation session will be provided to all volunteers prior to being assigned a reading buddy. Application forms can be picked up at the children’s library desk located in the Clearbrook Library.

Dementia workshop

Join the Alzheimer Society of B.C. on Mar. 23 from 1 – 3 p.m. at Garden Park Tower (2825 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford, B.C.) for a workshop for people with dementia and their families. Participants will learn about the diagnosis, different programs and services available in the community, early planning and strategies for living well with dementia. Leave a message at the Resource Centre for Abbotsford and Mission at 604-859-3889 for more information and to pre-register for this workshop.

Hominum Meets

HOMINUM Fraser Valley Chapter is an informal discussion and support group to help gay, bi-sexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. The next meeting is 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 30.  For information and meeting location, call Art 604-462-9813 or Don 604-329-9760.

Time to swing

Suburban Swing has a new dance venue Thursday nights 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Phoenix Lounge and

Finnegan’s Pub, 33780 King Road. Drop-in lessons start at 8p.m.

Cost is $5 and dancers must be 19 years or older. All ages swing on Sunday nights at the ASA Ballroom, 33889 Essendene Ave. from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Info: visit

British pride

The Brit Club meets at 11:30 a.m. three times a month for lunch.

The group meets the first Tuesday of every month at the Abbotsford Legion, the third Wednesday at various restaurants, and the last Saturday of every month at the ABC restaurant. For more information, call Hazel at 604-854-3121.

Recovery help

A stroke recovery group meets every Monday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Central Heights Church. The group includes exercise, mind-challenging games, and a speech maintenance program. Info: Marilyn at 604-882-4672.

Monthly meeting

The Scandinavia Club of the Fraser Valley meets the second Monday of each month at the Masonic Hall, 33860 Pine St., at 6 p.m. for a potluck dinner. For more details, call Len at 604-857-2740, Eigil at 604-870-8601 or e-mail

Singles welcome

The Abbotsford Mission Aldergrove (AMA) Singles Club meets the second Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. The group also gets together for social outings such as coffee, dinner, movies, badminton and more.

For location and other details, e-mail or call Erwin at 604-308-3837.