Dao Tran to run for council

Abby Bike Shop owner has volunteered at numerous causes in three decades since arrival in Abbotsford

The owner of the Abby Bike Shop has announced he will seek a seat on council.

Dao Tran has lived in Abbotsford for 33 years, since coming to Canada at the age of 21. He had been living in a Hong Kong refugee camp after escaping communist Vietnam.

Tran spent 32 years working for The Bike Shop on Ware Street before owner Ralph Bergen retired. Tran then opened his own business on Gladwin Road.

Last year, he participated in a local high school Art Activism project that told the stories of refugees who had come to Canada.

Tran, a member of Living Hope Christian Reformed Church, has volunteered at his church, John Maclure Elementary and a number of local organizations and events, including Ride To Work Week, Canada Day, Remembrance Day, concerts in the park at Mill Lake, Earth Day and Agrifair.

This spring, during Bike To Work Week, Tran received the “Golden Sprocket Award” for his volunteerism.

“I love to serve the citizens of Abbotsford,” Tran said in a release. “If I am elected, I will work hard to serve all the citizens of Abbotsford.”

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