ABBOTSFORD: Youth Making Positive Choices – Parent Forum

Date: Wednesday, April 19 at 7 p.m.

Location:  Matsqui Centennial Auditorium – 32315 South Fraser Way

Topic: Fentanyl        

In attendance: Mayor Henry Braun

                          Police Chief Bob Rich

                           Superintendent of Schools Kevin Godden

                           Councillor Sandy Blue

                            Fraser Health


THE Abbotsford School District, along with the Abbotsford Police Department and Abbotsford Police Foundation, is hosting a public safety meeting for parents on Wednesday, April 19, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium.

The central theme of the event will be the Fentanyl crisis and the record number of tragic deaths that have resulted from the prevalence of this substance in street drugs.

Currently, many cities in the Lower Mainland are on track to see double the number of fatal overdoses in 2017 compared to 2016 (which was already the highest number ever seen in the province).  Attend to learn more about what the police department and school district are doing and to find out how you can make a difference and reduce the risk to your child.

The evening will include recognizing the top student entries for the “Youth Making Positive Choices” poster and video contests.

The speakers at the forum will include members of the Abbotsford Police Department, the Abbotsford School District, Fraser Health and the Abbotsford Police Foundation.  We will also hear from an Abbotsford parent who will share how her son’s use of illicit street drugs impacted her family.