SLICE OF LIFE: Sept. 5-10

Here is a list of just some of the activities taking place in Abbotsford over the following week


The Abbotsford Social Activity Association (ASAA) hosts dances every Friday from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at its hall, 33889 Essendene Ave. Cost is $6 for members and $7 for non-members. Bands for September are: Sweetwater (Sept. 5), Midnite Eagles (Sept. 12), Brian Nicholl (Sept. 19) and Good Vibration (Sept. 26). Info: Frank at 604-820-8695 or Rinus at 604-826-6058


The ladies’ auxiliary to the Abbotsford branch of the Royal Canadian Legion holds a fish and chips night on Friday, Sept. 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the legion, 2513 West Railway St. A shuttle is available to and from the legion, courtesy of MSA Ford. To make arrangements, call 604-746-9151


The Matsqui branch of the OAPO holds a free open house and 40th anniversary party on Saturday, Sept. 6 from noon to 4 p.m. The location is Matsqui Rec Centre (3106 Clearbrook Rd.). Included are food, refreshments, entertainment, special speakers and TV personalities.


Heritage Alliance Church (3440 Mt. Lehman Rd.) hosts its annual Parking Lot Party on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 4 to 7 p.m. The free event is open to the whole community and includes a barbecue, inflatable games, face painting and music. Info: 604-607-5031


The third annual Walk of Hope for Ovarian Cancer is held this Sunday, Sept. 7 at Ellwood Park, 31580 Maclure Rd. Registration is at 9 a.m., and the walk begins at 10. There will be various prizes, including Vancouver Canucks tickets and a $100 Marks gift card. Registration and information:


The Keep in Touch with the Dutch Coffee Club meets Monday, Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon at Beans and Leaves, #5-32904 Ventura Ave.


The MS Self-Help Support Group meets Monday, Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon at Trinity Lutheran Church (3845 Gladwin Rd.). Info: Betty at 604-859-2739


The Abbotsford Parkinson’s Support Group meets Monday, Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. at Matsqui Rec Centre, 3106 Clearbrook Rd. Info: Carolyn at 604-853-3772 or Gary at 604-308-8691


The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Abbotsford holds a luncheon meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at Cascade Community Church, 35190 DeLair Rd. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.  Speaker is Det. Tonya Dupuis of the Abbotsford Police Department . Cost for the luncheon is $18 for members and $25 for guests. Reserve at by 8 a.m. on Sept. 8.


Abbotsford Women’s Connection holds an “Un-Birthday Party Breakfast” on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at Garden Park Tower (2825 Clearbrook Rd.), starting at 9:30 a.m. The event features Dr. Ken Gaglardi of Illusions and speakers Eunice Gaglardi and Carla Sieb. Reserve by calling Joyce at 604-744-5159 or Rose at 604-852-8240 or email

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