Abbotsford MP Ed Fast was among the speakers at an event on Nov. 24 that celebrated the 60th anniversary of Tabor Village and raised more than $100,000 for its new complex-care facility. (Submitted photo)

60th anniversary celebration raises $100,000 for Tabor Village

Event in Abbotsford boosts $11 million campaign for new care facility

An event held last Sunday (Nov. 24) in support of Tabor Village in Abbotsford raised more than $100,000 towards the $11 million goal for a new complex-care home.

A total of 250 people gathered at the Quality Hotel and Conference Centre to celebrate Tabor Village’s 60th anniversary and hear some of the plans for its future.

Among the speakers were Abbotsford MP Ed Fast and deputy mayor Coun. Kelly Chahal.

Highlights from the evening included comedian auctioneer Danny Hooper, who hosted the live and silent auctions; a performance by violinist Calvin Dyck; a gourmet dinner; and a fully stocked candy buffet.

Tabor Village announced in October 2018 that it had set a goal to raise $11 million for the construction of a new “Centre for Living” complex-care facility.

The project will replace the oldest care facility on the Tabor “campus of care” on Clearbrook Road and provide more care spaces for seniors.

The new care home will use innovative approaches to care based on the “household model” design.

The new facility will also include a new chapel – named in memory of Pastor Vern Heidebrecht, who died in November 2018 – which has a separate $500,000 fundraising goal. An event earlier this year raised $225,000 towards that goal.

Tabor Village is a non-profit society governed by 11 participating Mennonite Brethren churches in the Fraser Valley.

Visit or call 604-859-8715 (ext. 30) for more information or to make a donation.

RELATED: Almost $3.8 million raised so far for new seniors’ care complex

RELATED: Tabor Village dinner raises $225,000 for new chapel

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