Chilliwack Connect gets put on hold for now

Three members of the core organizing team had to step back from one-day event planning duties.

The annual community event geared to serving Chilliwack’s neediest, Chilliwack Connect, is cancelled for 2013.

Three members of the core organizing team had to step back from the one-day event, reported Coun. Stewart McLean at the last council meeting.

The chair of that committee, along with two other organizers, had personal reasons for retiring from the leadership of the group.

“So it was decided not to hold Chilliwack Connect for 2013,” said McLean.

It is hoped the event will be reinstated in 2014.

Chilliwack Connect was launched in October 2010, on the heels of similar events in other parts of the Fraser Valley.

Run on volunteer labour, personal and corporate donations, Chilliwack Connect was a true community initiative, with a range of partners like Fraser Health, Ann Davis Transition Society, Salvation Army, Mennonite Central Committee, and many more.

It was a way to centralize services, resources and referrals, all provided under one roof for low-income residents. Guests were offered everything from daycare, to health, employment and social service assistance, to a haircut, free clothes, a meal and hygiene packs.

McLean added he believe it will continue forward in the future, but just not for this year.

jfeinberg@theprogress.com

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