Slice of Life: Sept. 2 to 10

Check out community events in Abbotsford


The Abbotsford Seniors’ Association holds dances every Friday from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the ASA Hall at 33889 Essendene Ave. Cost is $6 for members and $6.50 for non-members. The schedule for September is: Good Vibrations (Sept. 2), Ben Isaac (Sept. 9), Shirley Rodgers (Sept. 16), Sweetwater (Sept. 23) and Johnny Hsu (Sept. 30).


The ladies auxiliary to the Royal Canadian Legion in Abbotsford (2513 West Railway Ave.), holds a Fish and Chips Night on Friday, Sept. 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. with Music by Syd.


The Abbotsford chapter of the Canadian Diabetes Association meets Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Central Heights Church, 1661 McCallum Rd. This month’s speaker is Donna Goodey, winner of the 2011 CDA Fraser Valley Inspiration Award. Both she and her husband live with Type 2 diabetes and both of her children live with Type 1. Info:  Sharon at 604-859-5165


The Fraser Valley Woodworkers Guild meets Wednesday, Sept. 7 at Robert Bateman Secondary (35045 Exbury Ave.), starting at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month. All skill levels are welcome to bring projects, photos, tools and stories to share. Info: Barry Cole at or visit the website


Registration for Sea Cadets (ages 12 to 18) in the Fraser Valley takes place Tuesday, Sept. 6 and for Navy League Cadets (ages nine to 12) on Thursday, Sept. 9. Both groups meet from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at 4315 272 St. in Aldergrove. Registration is ongoing every Tuesday and Thursday. Birth certificate and personal health card must be provided. Opportunities are also available for volunteers. Info: 604-856-3700.


An educational program called “Shaping the Journey: Living with Dementia” begins Friday, Sept. 9 in Abbotsford. The five two-hour sessions are held every Friday until Oct. 7 and are designed for people experiencing the early symptoms of dementia and a caregiver, family member or friend. Those interested in participating are asked to contact Jillian Armit, regional support and education coordinator, as soon as possible at 604-859-3889 or by email at


Ace Cheer hosts an open house on Saturday, Sept. 10 at its new gym, located at #4 – 1653 Salton Rd. The event is open from 1 to 2 p.m. for three- to five-year-olds, 2 to 3 p.m. for ages six to eight, 3 to 4 p.m. for ages 9 to 11, and 4 to 5 p.m. for 12 and older. Participants can try the group’s trampoline, tumble track, sprung floor and gymnastic shapes under coach supervision. (A waiver must be signed in order to take part.) Admission is a food item or school supplies for the local food bank. Info: 778-240-3165 or


The second annual “Turn On The Tap” is a 2.5-hour motorcycle ride through the Fraser Valley to raise money for Samaritan’s Purse Canada’s water filtration systems. This year’s ride takes place Saturday, Sept. 10, starting at 10:30 a.m. and leaving from Maranatha Baptist Church parking lot, 3580 Clearbrook Rd. Registration is $25 per motorcycle. Every $100 raised purchases a filtration system which can supply clean drinking water for a family of eight to 10. Online registration is at, or register at the event between 9 and 10 a.m.