Barry Stewart’s impact on Abbotsford is set to be remembered on Sunday afternoon.
The event will feature speakers who had experiences with Stewart from as far back as the 1960s and beyond. Speakers will share stories and display pictures, and a pair of video tributes are also scheduled for the event.
Organizers said they expect hundreds to attend the free event, and will be able to pack in as many as 1,000. The ceremony is expected to last around 90 minutes. An informal social gathering following the event will occur at Townhall Public House in Abbotsford.
“We expect hundreds of community members to attend,” said Angus MacKay, Abbotsford School District assistant superintendent. “Barry’s contribution to sports in Abbotsford is incalculable, given the number of teams he coached, and games he refereed, over a teaching and volunteer career, which spanned 60-plus years.”