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.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

B.C.-only wines to come to some grocery stores
Hunters protest shift favouring non-residents
Virk shuffled to new job after Kwantlen flap
Province okays transit tax referendum question, with some tweaks
Holiday displays light up the night
Abbotsford man declared not criminally responsible for standoff
Injunction prohibiting camping in Jubilee Park to remain in place
Surrey murder victim identifed as Jaylen Sandhu, 17
Surrey RCMP officer to stand trial on multiple gun charges

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 19 edition online now. Browse the archives.