Etta Hellyer and Henry Martens will be skydiving on Saturday to raise money for Tabor Village’s new complex-care facility. (Submitted photo)

Pair in their 90s to skydive in support of new Abbotsford complex-care project

Event on Saturday, June 8 raises money for new Tabor Village facility

Two Abbotsford residents in their 90s will leap out of a plane this Saturday, June 8 to raise money for a local care facility.

Etta Hellyer, 90, and Henry Martens, 95, and four generations of their families will be skydiving in support of Tabor Village’s new “Centre for Living” complex-care facility.

The free, family-friendly event takes place at Skydive Vancouver (5112 Gladwin Rd.) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and also includes carnival games, food trucks, bouncy castles, a rock climbing wall, prizes and more.

Also on hand will be Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun and his wife Velma, as well as Mission Mayor Pam Alexis.

Tabor Village announced last fall that the Transforming Tabor Village Campaign had begun in hopes of raising $11 million towards the construction of a new complex-care facility.

The project also includes a new chapel named in memory of Pastor Vern Heidebrecht.

Those wanting to donate to Hellyer’s and Martens’ skydive can visit and follow the link to #Skydive4SeniorsCare.

RELATED: Almost $3.8 million raised so far for new seniors’ care complex

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