Two events provide diabetes support and information

Two free events are taking place in Abbotsford on Saturday, Nov. 19 in recognition of World Diabetes Day, which was Nov. 14.

Two free events are taking place in Abbotsford on Saturday, Nov. 19 in recognition of World Diabetes Day, which was Nov. 14.

The Abbotsford chapter of the Canadian Diabetes Association holds an expo from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at Cascade Community Church, 35190 DeLair Rd.

Guest speakers are comedian Erica Sigurdson and Olympic rower Chris Jarvis, both of whom have Type 1 (juvenile) diabetes. Entertainment and a trade show are also featured.

For more information, call Sharon at 604-859-5165.

Also that day at the same location is an event from an organization called I Challenge Diabetes, running from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Jarvis is the founder of the group, and will be among the presenters.

The goal of I Challenge Diabetes is to foster a positive view of life with diabetes. Program leaders are Type 1 diabetics who share a passion for staying positive and healthy.

The event in Abbotsford includes indoor and outdoor activities, tips about managing diabetes, and lunch and dinner. The program is free, but donations are welcome.

To register or for more information, visit and click on the events calendar, or email

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