((From left) Danielle Konrad, Levi Konrad and Danny Konrad visit with Wayne Plamondon of the Abbotsford Police Department during an event on Dec. 13 at Canuck Place Children’s Hospice.

((From left) Danielle Konrad, Levi Konrad and Danny Konrad visit with Wayne Plamondon of the Abbotsford Police Department during an event on Dec. 13 at Canuck Place Children’s Hospice.

APD members visit Canuck Place Children’s Hospice

Special event held Dec. 13 at Abbotsford location

The senior leadership of the Abbotsford Police Department (APD) brought holiday cheer last Wednesday (Dec. 13) to families at Canuck Place Children’s Hospice.

Chief Bob Rich and his team hosted a turkey pot pie dinner followed by festive gingerbread house-making for more than 50 Canuck Place family members.

Canuck Place CEO Margaret McNeil said the festive season can be a challenging time for Canuck Place Families.

“We’re so grateful for the joy and love that the Abbotsford Police brought to our families,” she said.

“Each smile was a testament to the lasting impact of this special afternoon that allowed children and families to savour every moment together.”

More than 44 per cent of Canuck Place families reside in the Fraser Valley.

“As a community, we feel it’s important to support each other,” said APD Sgt. Judy Bird. “We are honoured to share a bit of joy with Canuck Place families and also show our support for the hospice as a community partner.”

Canuck Place has also launched their online Light a Life campaign, which runs until Dec. 3 at canuckplace.org.