Sharon Rathbone and Wendy Schmidt of the Abbotsfore Legion stand with members of Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service at their training depot.

Sharon Rathbone and Wendy Schmidt of the Abbotsfore Legion stand with members of Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service at their training depot.

Abbotsford Legion thanks first responders for their service

Members deliver food trays to police, firefighters and paramedics

The Abbotsford branch of the Royal Canadian Legion recently delivered trays of sandwiches, veggies, fruit and dessert to firefighters, paramedics and police officers in the community to thank them for their service.

“Their service and efforts do not go unappreciated as they are the backbone of any village, town or city and we are proud to call them friends and neighbours,” organizers said.

A total of 50 trays were delivered, and they were much appreciated by the men and women who received them, the legion members say.

Sharon Rathbone coordinated the lunches with the assitance of Darren Glencross, manager of Real Canadian Superstore.

 

Legion members (front row, middle) Sharon Rathbone, Wendy Schmidt and Marg Vines pose with paramedics (from left) Justin Boucher, Allie Hann, Christopher Chiltun, Andrew McPherson, John Shaw and Laurie McPhee. Missing is unit chief Jake Palmar.

Legion members (front row, middle) Sharon Rathbone, Wendy Schmidt and Marg Vines pose with paramedics (from left) Justin Boucher, Allie Hann, Christopher Chiltun, Andrew McPherson, John Shaw and Laurie McPhee. Missing is unit chief Jake Palmar.

Abbotsford Police Chief Bob Rich, stands with Sharon Rathbone and Wendy Schmidt of the Abbotsford Legion.

Abbotsford Police Chief Bob Rich, stands with Sharon Rathbone and Wendy Schmidt of the Abbotsford Legion.