SLICE OF LIFE: Sept. 15-20

See what's happening in the communities of Abbotsford and Mission.


BC Teen Challenge hosts a Walk-Run-Ride fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 15. The walk and run and have two routes – 5 km and 10 km – and registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at Maranatha Baptist Church, 3580 Clearbrook Rd. Motorcycle riders will travel to Harrison Hot Springs and back.  Funds support BC Teen Challenge’s four centres, including a women’s facility in Abbotsford. The sites provide a one-year residential recovery program for young men and women. Info: (click on “get involved” for information about the Walk-Run-Ride).


The Terry Fox Run takes place in Abbotsford on Sunday, Sept. 16 at Ellwood Park, 31419 Maclure Rd. Registration takes place on the day of the event, starting at 8:30 a.m., followed by the run itself at 10 a.m. Three routes – 2 km, 5 km and 10 km – are available.  Registration can also be done online at There is no entry fee or minimum pledge.


Build Your Own Robotics with Lego is the subject of a presentation at Clearbrook Library (32320 George Ferguson Way) on Sunday, Sept. 16 from 1 to 3 p.m.     Kids ages seven to 12 are invited to build their own remote control Lego vehicle and other fun structures with the assistance of knowledgeable instructors. Materials are supplied. Space is limited. Register by Sept. 14 by calling 604-859-7814  (local 229).


Matsqui Seniors branch 69 hosts an open house on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Matsqui Recreation Centre, 3106 Clearbrook Rd. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served.


The Singles Travel Club holds its monthly get-together on Monday, Sept. 17 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the ABC Restaurant, 32080 Marshall Rd. The club offers group tours for single travellers. RSVP by calling Val at 1-877-523-7823 (local 304). Info:


MSA Centennial Library (33660 South Fraser Way) holds a family storytime on Wednesday, Sept. 19 from 10:30 to 11 a.m.  Drop in for rhymes, stories and songs for children of all ages. Info: 604-853-1753


Richard Roberts from African Community Technical Services speaks to the Probus Club of Abbotsford on Monday, Sept. 17 at 9 a.m. at the Best Western Regency Inn and Conference Centre, 32110 Marshall Rd. He will discuss ongoing projects as well as future plans for the water-starved part of the world. The club is open to retired or nearly retired professional or business people, held at the Best Western Regency In and Conference Centre, 32110 Marshall Rd.


Registration for computer classes takes place on Monday, Sept. 17 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Abbotsford Seniors’ Association drop-in centre, 2631 Cyril St. Classes start Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 9 a.m. for beginners and 11 a.m. for intermediates. They run Tuesdays and Thursdays for three weeks. The classes do not cover Apple computers.


Abbotsford Grand Squares and Round Dance Club hosts two free modern square dance events, open to people 16 years and older, on Monday, Sept. 17 and 24. No experience is required, and participants can drop in to one or both sessions, which take place at 7 p.m. at the Abbotsford Seniors’ Association hall,  33889 Essendene Ave.  Info: Tanye at 604-820-9533 or Wendy at 604-853-3410


The Abbotsford Genealogy Society holds its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the business meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.  There will be a slide show, and Pat Confrey will share some local history. Info:


Fraser Health Home Health presents a free community information session called Successful Aging on Thursday, Sept. 20 at Primrose Gardens (2099 Primrose St. in Abbotsford) from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Info: 604-556-5000