September 24, 2021 – The Abbotsford Police Foundation (APF) releases 2020 annual report.
The APF has released their 2020 annual report, highlighting the major achievements from a year that was like no other.
2020 marked the 15th anniversary of the APF; however, the onset of the global pandemic brought a host of challenges.
“2020 was designed to be a year of great celebration for the APF,” says President Kevin Boonstra. “Unfortunately, our plans changed, and we learned to adapt on the fly. Despite the challenges, we still managed to deliver some outstanding programs and initiatives alongside the AbbyPD including the restoration of “Carol”, the vintage police cruiser and the 25th Anniversary Collector Coin Series.”
The APF went virtual for its 6th annual Crime is Toast Breakfast with the Chief and was the selected recipient of the Sevenoaks Shopping Centre Trees of Hope campaign (through 2022).
In the interest of public health, Crime is Toast is cancelled for 2021.
Says Boonstra, “it was a very difficult decision to cancel Crime is Toast 2021; however, we are planning a fantastic online auction to raise much needed funding to support AbbyPD Road Safety initiatives. We also invite local businesses to ‘brand’ a Christmas tree at this year’s Trees of Hope campaign”.
“It’s because of the support received from the citizens of Abbotsford that we are able to fulfill our mandate of building positive relationships, connecting police with community and funding engaging AbbyPD initiatives.”