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The Abbotsford Police Foundation (APF) is a registered charitable organization funding Abbotsford Police Department programs and initiatives not covered by their operating budget.

Through our fundraising efforts, the APF strives to support and foster positive connections between the Abbotsford Police Department and our community by supporting programs and initiatives that reduce crime and build relationships.


We support the Abbotsford Police Department to build relationships and reduce crime.


There is a trusting relationship between our community and the Abbotsford Police Department.


Trust | Accountability | Inclusion | Community

Board of Directors

our history

The Abbotsford Police Foundation was founded in 2005 by three community leaders – Jack Robertson, Dave Kandal and Spud Murphy. Each believed that it would take a personal investment from the community to ensure the Abbotsford Police Department had the funding to provide programs and develop initiatives to help keep Abbotsford a safe community.

The founders invested not only time, but money. Their passion for the cause and dedicated efforts to see it thrive resulted in more members of the community contributing generous donations. The Abbotsford Community Foundation provided a matching grant, as did the Abbotsford Police Union.

Today, because of the commitment of these original members, and those that followed, the Abbotsford Police Foundation continues to raise funds to facilitate positive relationships between the police and the community they protect.

2023-2024 board of directors

We Are Here For You

Sandy Blue, President

Sandy Blue has been an active police volunteer since 1988, including 15 years with Burnaby RCMP Victim Services and the City of Burnaby Community Policing Committee of Council where she was recognized for more than 4,000 volunteer service hours. In 2002 she was appointed to the Abbotsford Police Board where she served for 6 years as a Provincial appointee. In 2005 she was invited by Abbotsford Police Foundation founding board member Jack Robertson to attend a meeting of the newly formed charitable organization. Sandy still sits on the board today.

Markhus Akhtar, Vice President

Marcus Akhtar is the Asset Director, HCP Canada. Marcus’ portfolio includes the Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre (ARHCC), the Kelowna and Vernon Hospital PPP and the Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre. Marcus moved to Abbotsford in March 2008, just as the construction of ARHCC was concluding. Prior that he has lived in Toronto, Ottawa, and Calgary, since coming to Canada from UK in 1993. Marcus is a Board member of the Abbotsford Airport Authority, a role that he has fulfilled since February 2014. In December of 2019, Marcus joined the Abbotsford Police Foundation Board.

Kinder Sidhu, Treasurer

Kinder Sidhu is the office managing partner at Kinder Sidhu & Associates Inc. Kinder has deep roots in the Fraser Valley having grown up on the family farm in Abbotsford. He is heavily involved in the business community through his accounting firm as well as his entrepreneurial endeavors.

Kinder enjoys volunteering and has coached and played ball hockey for over 25 years. He has also served on numerous boards in the past and looks forward to serving on the Abbotsford Police Foundation.

Jennifer Willford, Director

Born and raised in Abbotsford, Jennifer has a deep connection to the community. Over the years, she has volunteered countless hours to various organizations including the Rotary Club of Abbotsford-Sumas and Abbotsford International Airshow. She was Director, Ceremonies for the Abbotsford 2016 BC Summer Games, a member of the 2016 Abbotsford BC Summer Games Legacy Committee and sat on the board of directors for the Fraser Valley Event Planners Association from 2014-2016. Jennifer is currently the President and founding director of Abbotsford Beyond the Blue. Certified in non-profit management and fundraising, Jennifer is the Manager, Philanthropy at Archway Community Services and now serves as a Director for the Abbotsford Police Foundation.

Erwin Braun, Director

Erwin Braun, President of ErCon Holdings is an entrepreneur with a diversified portfolio in Real Estate and operating businesses. Erwin has held numerous Board positions and responsibilities within the business and civic arenas including the social housing sector in British Columbia, and on the Abbotsford Police Board. Valuing his deep connections to this community where both he and his wife Connie were born and raised, worked, and have raised their family, Erwin now enjoys serving on the Abbotsford Police Foundation

Christina Reid, Director

Christina Reid lives, works and plays in the Fraser Valley, S’ólh Téméxw, the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Stó:lō Nation. She holds a Master’s Degree in Archaeology and Heritage from Leicester University (UK), with a specialty in built heritage. Christina has been Heritage Abbotsford’s Executive Director since 2017, and joined Abbotsford Police Foundation as an Ambassador in 2019. She is keen to create opportunities for not for profit organizations, universities, and related industries to build strong, supportive partnerships, and to support emerging professionals in the NFP industry.

Jon Eaton, Director

Jon has been involved in the Abbotsford community since moving here in 1997. He Community involvement has included sitting as a Board member of Abbotsford Minor Hockey Association, coaching youth baseball, six years as a Board member of the Abbotsford Police Board, President of the BC Association of Police Boards, Founding Chair of the Abbotsford Hospice Foundation, and Trustee for the Bradner Community club. Jon Eaton is a principal Portfolio Manager at Anchor Pacific Investment Management, and independent Investment Counsel firm.

Our Ambassadors


Barb Roberts, 
Events / Logistics

Rhonda Livingstone
Graphic Design / Strategy

Jennifer Levesque
Social Media

Leisa Shea 
Donor Perfect / CIT / Outreach

Tracy Butterfield 
Website / Grant Writing

Kevin Boonstra, Past President, Chair Governance & Policy

Kevin Boonstra is a managing partner with Kuhn LLP Legal Counsel. Throughout his career, Kevin has tried to help others and serve his community. He has served local, national and international organizations as a director and officer. He was appointed by the Provincial government as an Abbotsford Police Board commissioner and was appointed by the Federal Minister of Justice to the Federal Judicial Advisory Committee for British Columbia for five years. Currently, Kevin is the president of the Abbotsford Police Foundation. Kevin enjoys public speaking and meeting new people.

support our cause

We rely on community support to fund initiatives that aim to reduce crime in our growing city. Your contribution helps us connect police with our community, build positive relationships, and enables us to fund engaging Abbotsford Police Department initiatives.

Read more about our Donation options and Donation Policy  SUPPORT THE CAUSE