Your Candidates

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Sandy Blue

Sandy Blue was first elected to Abbotsford City Council in 2014 and currently serves as a Director on the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) board of directors; and chair of the Development, Transportation, and Infrastructure Advisory Committee of Council. Sandy is a seasoned leader with a solid track record of performance with national and international corporations, community organizations & not for profit boards; She is Vice-President of the Abbotsford Police Foundation and serves on the Dairy Innovation Association. She holds an international accreditation in both Economic Development (IEDC) and Business Communications (IABC), and is an accredited member of the Institute of Corporate Directors. She and her husband Bob chose to make Abbotsford their home more than 20 years ago. They cherish every moment with their grandkids and continue to enjoy everything our growing city has to offer.

 

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Kelly Chahal

Kelly Chahal has been a community activist for more than 30 years. She has been involved in many social justice projects and continues to volunteer across multiple community organizations. Kelly is currently completing her Doctor of Social Sciences, investigating factors that contribute to and mitigate involvement in the criminal justice system, fairness, equity, and cultural diversity. Kelly was first elected to Abbotsford City Council in 2014 and currently serves as a Director on the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) board of directors and as chair of the Awards and Recognition Advisory Committee of the Council. Currently, Kelly is a member of the Peace and Reconciliation Committee at UFV and also received the Top 40 Alumni designation. Kelly has worked in criminal justice for 23 years. Having raised her son and daughter in Abbotsford, she now enjoys her time with her three grandsons. Kelly is honoured to serve her community.

 

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Gurnoor Sidhu

Gurnoor Sidhu is an actively involved citizen of Abbotsford. She is doing her practicum with the Ministry of Justice and is a part of the West Abbotsford Youth Action Group with the Abbotsford Police Department’s core committee. Some of her accomplishments include being a provincial gold medalist in taekwondo, participating in the Canada Comeback Challenge (Business + Higher Education Roundtable), being a LORAN scholar nominee, being nominated and selected for the 2022 Student Leadership Symposium: Advocating for Change, and being a part of the prestigious Historica Canada’s Encounters with Canada. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree specializing in Criminal Justice and Sociology, Liberal Arts diploma, Professional Communication Essentials associate certificate, and Media Literacy associate certificate with the honour of being on the Dean’s List. It has always been with great pleasure and gratitude that Gurnoor continues to be a public servant in the community she has been raised in. 

 

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Mark Warkentin

Mark Warkentin is a well-known community leader with more than 25 years of service to the City of Abbotsford. A founding partner of Linley Welwood, he serves as a managing partner and practices real estate, business, and corporate law. He is a past president of the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce. For the past six years was the City's appointee to the Abbotsford Police Board. He is known for his collaborative leadership and for getting results. He is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and the Canadian Bar Association, holding a B.A. from the University of Saskatchewan and a J.D. from UBC Law School. His grandparents farmed in Abbotsford and Aldergrove, and his two children graduated from W.J. Mouat, followed by university.  With these deep roots, he and his wife Brenda are passionate about making Abbotsford a great place to live and work.

 

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