Jas Anand running for council seat

Café owner has lived in city his whole life and sits on boards of local non-profits

Jas Anand is running for council.

Anand owns and operates SippChai Cafe in West Abbotsford.

He also sits on the board of the Abbotsford Basketball Association and Apples for Aya, a non-profit that sells produce to raise funds to help refugees around the world.

Anand was born in Abbotsford and has lived in the city his whole life. He said in an email that he likes Abbotsford’s “diversity and giving nature.”

“There are lots of ideas I bring to city hall with a major focus on individual households,” he said. “Children and families. We have a project on the go for our homeless as well. And evenpromote our multiculturalism and diversity through a Talkshow we started on JoyTV. The show airs nationally on Saturdays and we promote people or businesses making a difference in their communities.”

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