Character Abbotsford past chair Vijay Manuel (left) and current chair Jake Rudolph are among a delegation being honoured in Ottawa on Nov. 30.

Character Abbotsford past chair Vijay Manuel (left) and current chair Jake Rudolph are among a delegation being honoured in Ottawa on Nov. 30.

Character Abbotsford to be honoured in Ottawa

Delegation to be recognized Thursday on Parliament Hill

A delegation from the Character Abbotsford Society visits Ottawa on Thursday, Nov. 30.

The local organization has been invited to be recognized both in the House of Commons and the Senate for its work with the BC Schools of Character Network and the beginnings of a national conversation on character under the Character Canada Conference structure.

Bev Olfert, founding member and a former chair, said this milestone will help to catapult the movement to the next stage of influence.

“There are so many people who have helped establish the need for intentional character development in our communities,” she said.

“For our team to be invited to Ottawa to be recognized for this work is truly honouring hundreds – maybe thousands – of leaders who have helped establish what we have in place today.”

Delegates attending include chair Jake Rudolph, past chair Vijay Manuel, Character Canada committee chair Rob Comeau, and BC Schools of Character co-Chair Jory Smallenberg.