Fire and police departments serve as Local Heroes

Program partners with Big Brothers Big Sisters to provide fun activities for kids

Big Brothers Big Sisters' Local Heroes program ran in Abbotsford this week with Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service and the Abbotsford Police Department.

Big Brothers Big Sisters' Local Heroes program ran in Abbotsford this week with Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service and the Abbotsford Police Department.

The Abbotsford Police Department and Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters this week to offer the Local Heroes Program.

The program, which ran from Tuesday to Thursday, was open to kids ages seven to 15.

The majority of these children are on the waiting list for a Big Brother or Big Sister, and this initiative allows them to have positive interactions with adult role models and to participate in a variety of fun activities.

The Abbotsford Police community policing office served as home base for the program but most of the activities took place outdoors in parks and at otherĀ  locations in the Fraser Valley.

For information on how to volunteer or support Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley, visit mentoringworks.ca