About 200 students from Yale Secondary are participating in an overnight fundraiser for the Free the Children organization. The Dare to Care lockout event runs from 6 p.m. today (Friday) to 6 a.m. tomorrow at the school and raises funds toward a water sanitation system for a village in Kenya. The students had set a goal of $8,500 but have raised more than twice that amount.
New Life Church (35270 DeLair Rd.) hosts its third annual “Do Justice, Love Fearlessly” conference Friday, March 2 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event looks at issues of justice and human rights. To register or for more information, visit newlifecrc.ca
Spin-4-Kids, a fundraiser for the GoodLife Kids Foundation, takes place Saturday, March 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at GoodLife Fitness, 32500 South Fraser Way – one of four B.C. locations taking part. The event involves participants “spinning” on indoor stationary bikes for pledges to support organizations that encourage kids to lead a healthy, active life.
Two classes are offered by Learning Plus next week. On Tuesday, March 6, Terry Hackett of Correctional Services Canada recounts his experiences in Afghanistan while mentoring and training local correctional officials. Ray and Millie Silver, elders of the Sumas First Nation, visit on Thursday, March 8 with a presentation on the history, culture and current issues affecting their people. Classes are from 10 a.m. to noon at Abbotsford Recreation Centre, 2499 McMillan Rd. Cost is $5, plus entrance to the rec centre. Info: 604-302-1685 or learningplus.ca
Join award-winning wildlife photographer John Gordon to hear about the grizzlies of the Khutzeymateen at the Abbotsford-Mission Nature Club meeting on Wednesday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Abbotsford Middle School, 33231 Bevan Ave. Info: Kathy at 604-854-3203
Skills Connect for Immigrants hosts a free information session on Tuesday, March 6 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Community Futures office, #1 31726 South Fraser Way. The program helps immigrants find work in their field of expertise, develop job-search techniques an more. Register at 604-866-0257
The Abbotsford Mission Arthritis Support Group meets Wednesday, March 7 at Abbotsford Church of the Nazarene (2390 McMillan Rd. ) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Info: Terry Davies at 604-853-8138 or email email@example.com