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SLICE OF LIFE: Feb. 8-14


The Rice Raiser campaign  kicks off on Saturday, Feb. 9 at the two Save-On-Foods locations in Abbotsford (Whatcom Road and South Fraser Way). The public is invited to buy a bag of rice to support the local food bank and donate cash for projects around the world. Info:


A Family Fun Night takes place at Sweeney Neighbourhood Centre (in Abbotsford Senior Secondary at 33355 Bevan Ave.) on Friday, Feb. 8 from 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. Games, crafts and more are included. Info: 778-880-8501


Author Mohinder Kaur Doman will read from her book “Zhindagee,”  on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. in room B101 at University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford. The book recounts the first Indian daughters born in Canada. Info: or


Bakerview EcoDairy (1356 Sumas Way) holds a Family Day Adventure on Monday, Feb. 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The event includes free barn tours with a food donation to the Abbotsford Food Bank; otherwise, the cost is $5 for adults (free for kids). Info:


Abbotsford Learning Plus holds two classes next week. On Tuesday, Feb. 12, the topic is “Fraser Valley Gleaners.” On Thursday, Feb. 14, the topic is “Red Rocks and Railroads.” Both sessions are from 10 a.m. to noon at Abbotsford Rec Centre, 2499 McMillan Rd. Cost is $5 per class, plus the ARC drop-in fee. Info: or 778-808-7377


“Equipping Moms and Dads” is the next topic in the i-Parent series being held at MEI Middle School (4081 B Clearbrook Rd.). The free session is held on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. with speakers Krista Penner and Ron Friesen.


The Abbotsford/Mission Newcomers Club meets on Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 7 to 9 p.m.  at Terry Fox Elementary (3071 Babich St.). Info: 604-859-4859 or


Abbotsford Women’s Connection meets Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Garden Park Tower (2825 Clearbrook Rd.).  Cost is $11. Reserve a spot by emailing


George Clulow, president of the BC Field Ornithologists, will talk to the Abbotsford-Mission Nature Club about “Birding in Panama” on Wednesday, Feb. 13. The program begins at  7:30 p.m. at Abbotsford Middle School, 33231 Bevan Ave. Info: 604-854-3203


Valley Women’s Network Mission holds its monthly luncheon on Thursday, Feb. 14 at the Legion, 32627 Logan Ave. at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $15 for members and $17 for guests. RSVP at

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