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2015 Diversity Health Fair

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The 2015 Diversity Health Fair will focus on the theme of “Holistic Health Care”. When visiting the Diversity Health Fair, you will have access to information in different languages about how to adopt a healthy & balanced life, how to control your weight, and strategies to enjoy daily physical activities. All of these are considered to be the best steps to prevent health related ailments and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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2015 Cultural Diversity Awards

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View our live stream of the event here.

On Friday, March 6th we celebrate the 12th Annual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards. This premiere event begins at 6:00 PM at the Ramada Plaza & Conference Centre. Got your tickets yet?

What is cultural diversity? Simply stated it is the inclusion of diverse people in a group or organization, it includes, but is not limited to age, abilities, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, sexual-orientation and socio-economic background.

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Settlement Workers In Schools

Young Jong Kwon and his family arrived in Abbotsford from Seoul Korea in April. Speaking through an interpreter he says that life has not been that big of an adjustment here because people are very nice and friendly.

Miriam Sanchez and her extended family came to Abbotsford from Mexico late in 2006. She agrees and adds that as a newcomer, it has been easy to find people willing to help the family.

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Supportive Housing Gets a Green Light

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For the last 3 years ACS has been working on providing Abbotsford with a low barrier supportive housing facility for men who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. On December 22, 2014 the province of BC and the City of Abbotsford were pleased to announce that the dream was about to become a reality. To find out more visit our Supportive Housing program page.

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“When we talk about recycling – we are talking about loving Mother Earth”

The Grade 3 class at Dormick Park Elementary School is learning all about the three R’s. Reduce – Reuse – Recycle.

In late January the class hosted a special group of visitors announcing a $26,947 donation to the Abbotsford Community Services Recycling Program.

Manager of Market Development & Brokerage, Ken Rasmussen and Matt Dupuis of Cascades Recovery Inc. have been involved with the local recycling plant since 2009. “The recycling education component of the Abbotsford Community Services Recycling Program is truly unique. We haven’t seen anything else quite like it anywhere in the country,” commented Rasmussen.

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