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Order of Abbotsford awarded to four residents

A quartet of Abbotsford residents were honoured with the community's highest award Monday night.

Elizabeth Carter, Betty Johnston, Barry Marsden and Charles D. Wiebe received the Order of Abbotsford June 23 at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium.

“Each of these residents have dedicated countless hours of time and energy to making Abbotsford a better place to live, work and play,” said Banman. “We are honored to recognize these residents today, and we are sincerely grateful to them and their families for their years of volunteerism in Abbotsford.”

q Carter was recognized for outstanding achievements in community sport development and commitment to volunteerism.

q Johnston received the award for outstanding dedication to community sport development and commitment to volunteerism.

q Marsden was given the Order for his outstanding achievements in the aerospace industry and dedication to local aerospace growth and innovation.

q Wiebe's service to the local arts community earned him the award.

The award recognizes and honours individuals who have served with the greatest distinction and excelled in fields of endeavour benefiting local residents.

One or more of the above recipients will be presented with the Citizen of the Year award July 1 at Exhibition Park.

All four recipients will have their names recorded in the Order of Abbotsford Merit Book.

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