Two individuals and a business were honoured with the Community Builder Awards on Thursday night in a presentation at The Reach Gallery Museum.
The awards are presented annually by Abbotsford Community Services (ACS) to acknowledge those who have made outstanding contributions not only to ACS but to the community as a whole.
This year’s recipients were Dr. Elizabeth Watt, Liz Sweeney and Home Depot.
Watt was honoured for her support and commitment to the health and wellness of youth through her work at the Abbotsford Youth Health Centre.
The centre provides a clinic that is open three days a week (for three or four hours at a time) to offer health services to youth ages 12 to 24 in a friendly, safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment.
Sweeney was recognized for her exceptional service to the community through her involvement in programs such as Meals on Wheels, Lunch with the Bunch, MSA Hospital, Matsqui Institution and the SPCA.
Home Depot received a Community Builder Award for its commitment to the Orange Door Project to help end youth homelessness and to the Sentinel Group Home, which provides short-term accommodation for youth ages 13 to 18.
(Photo below: Staff of Home Depot receive the Community Builder Award on Thursday night.)