Abbotsford Police Chief Mike Serr helps out during a public event held earlier this year by WoMen Rise at the Khalsa Diwan Society. The group holds two more events on Sunday, Nov. 17. (Submitted photo)

WoMen Rise holds two events, including tree planting

Community welcome to events on Sunday, Nov. 17 in Abbotsford

The Abbotsford group WoMen Rise holds two community events on Sunday, Nov. 17.

The first event will be led by RCMP officer Baltej Singh Dhillon at the Banda Singh Bahadur Gurdwara (31631 South Fraser Way) from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

The program will mostly be conducted in English and will be aimed at youth to understand their Guru’s message of service to humanity and to engage in honest living. The program will be followed by a free lunch.

The second event will be held at Townline Hill Park (on Blueridge Drive down the hill from Rick Hansen Secondary) at 2 p.m.

The event will involve the planting of 110 trees at Townline Hill Park to recognize Guru Nanak’s message of loving and protecting the environment.

Mayor Henry Braun, Abbotsford Police Chief Mike Serr and Abbotsford school district superintendent Kevin Godden are expected to be in attendance.

WoMen Rise was formed in 2018 to take a positive approach to stemming gang violence and other issues in the community.

The group is unified by one main purpose: “Every life is precious, and we need to make every effort to preserve it and reach its full potential.”

Visit “WoMenRiseAbbotsford” on Facebook or contact womenrise@gmail.com for more information.

RELATED: WoMen Rise aims to steer youth away from gangs

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