Born and raised in Abbotsford, Dave Sidhu is proud to be part of this multicultural community and has been focused on community outreach from an early age. Currently, he is the Vice President of the Fraser Valley Indo-Canadian Business Association, as well as the General Manager of the only bilingual newspaper in BC, The Patrika. Among his other community roles, Dave has been involved in fundraising for the Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre, The Canadian Diabetes Association, Abbotsford Police Foundation, and The Abbotsford Food Bank. He has played an instrumental role in student recruitment for the University of the Fraser Valley, helping to facilitate agreements with various universities from India. Dave has worked closely with BC Tree Fruit and was the first person to take BC's ambrosia apples to India. A driving force in forging strong community links, Dave’s love for the community motivates him to constantly strive for improvement and progress. Dave wishes to elevate Abbotsford further and make it a city its residents can continue to be proud to call home.
Brenda Falk is a farmer, entrepreneur, and business woman. Owner of Tanglebank Gardens since 1996 and Brambles Bistro since 2012, Brenda has lived in Abbotsford since 1973. With a commitment to community involvement and horticulture, she is the co-creator of the Regional Circle Farm Tour and creator of Passport to Christmas. She is a champion of Abbotsford's involvement in the Communities in Bloom, a national competition that encourages community participation, environmental responsibility and civic pride. Brenda has spent many years as a mentor and leader in women's ministry in her church and is a recipient of the Paul Harris Fellowship Award. Brenda enjoys reading, gardening, and spending time with her family and friends. She has been married to Arnold Falk for more than 30 years and is the proud Mother of four married adult children and Grandmother to six beautiful grandchildren.Contact Brenda