Wayne Bremner, right, executive director of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) B.C., was among the 46 recipients of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medallion in Abbotsford on June 21. Presented by Abbotsford MP Ed Fast, left, the recipients were honoured for their contributions and achievements to the community and country. “I feel a bit awkward with this, knowing so many people in our community give of themselves to serve others here at home and around the world,” Bremmer said.
Crowds will be back for the 2021 Festival for World Relief sponsored by MCC B.C., to be held on Sept. 17 and 18. (Photo courtesy of MCC B.C.)
A September tradition in British Columbia is returning with the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) B.C. Festival for World Relief, scheduled in Abbotsford on Sept. 17 and 18.
By day, the material aid warehouse at Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) B.C.’s headquarters is used to store and process items such as school kits and blankets to be shipped overseas. But, in the colder fall and winter months, by night the space is converted into an extreme weather shelter hosting the city’s most vulnerable.
More than 20,000 people attended the annual Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) British Columbia Festival for World Relief in mid-September, raising more than $1 million to support uprooted people locally and around the world.