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Lynne Harris Named 2017 Order Of Abbotsford Recipient

Abbotsford – Abbotsford City Council is proud to announce that Lynne Harris is this year’s recipient of the Order of Abbotsford.

Lynne Harris is being recognized for her leadership and contributions to building our community. In he combined twenty four years of public service as an Abbotsford School Board Trustee for fifteen years and Cit Councillor for nine years, Lynne has served her community willingly. Lynne has always shown a commitmen to Abbotsford and has volunteered for many initiatives and projects above and beyond her commitments.

Lynne was an advocate for sports and for healthy living and her volunteer roster shows this passion an dedication – Lynne was a part of the 1995 Western Canada Summer Games, the 2002 Disability Games, the 2004 Summer Games, the 2006 Senior Games, 2009 Special Olympics, the 2010 Olympic Torch Relay.

Lynne was the Chair of the Abbotsford Canada Day Committee for many years and has been an integral part in growing the Abbotsford Canada Day celebrations to what they are today.

The Order of Abbotsford is bestowed to an individual who has demonstrated a particularly high level of contribution or length of service to Abbotsford and its residents, and who has brought distinction to themselves and the community through outstanding achievements in a variety of areas, including but not limited to: culture, public or community service, the environment, heritage conservation, and sports.

Recipients of the Order of Abbotsford have their names recorded in the Order of Abbotsford Merit Book, which is maintained by the Office of the Mayor.

The Order of Abbotsford award ceremony will be held on July 1, at the Canada Day ceremonies at Abbotsford Exhibition Park. Nomination forms for the 2018 Order of Abbotsford awards are available on the City’s website at

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