Speaker Date Topic
Ann Penner Feb 08, 2023
SIGN Fracture Care International
SIGN Fracture Care International

Ann Penner is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Abbotsford.  She's a Kiwanis Advisor to 4 KEY clubs, District Administrator for CKI (university clubs) for Pacific Northwest District, and a board member of SIGN-Fracture Care International, an organization that builds sustainable orthopaedic capacity in developing countries. 

Ann is also a Retired Abbotsford School District Teacher.  

Colette Squires Feb 15, 2023
Restorative Justice
Restorative Justice

Colette is an organizational consultant and principal lead of Colette Squires and Associates, providing services to the charitable sector, government and business, in mediation and conflict resolution, program development and evaluation, research and proposal writing, and organizational development. She has an M.A. in Criminal Justice, she received certification in Mediation, Leadership and Conflict Resolution from the Justice Institute of BC, and has been a sessional faculty member there since 2010.  She also teaches Criminology and Justice for the Sociology Department of Trinity Western University. 

Colette is the Public Advisor for the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board and was a publicly appointed member of the Real Estate Council of BC.  She is a published writer and researcher and is frequently engaged as a public speaker.  She was given the Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow award in 2010 to recognize her achievements in restorative justice after providing leadership to the Abbotsford Restorative Justice and Advocacy Association from 2003 to 2009. 

As their Executive Director, she worked with the City of Abbotsford, the Abbotsford Police Department, and the Abbotsford School District to establish community and school-based programming in restorative justice. Colette Squires was appointed to the Abbotsford Police Board in December 2021.

Mary Boonstra Feb 22, 2023
55+ BC Games coming to Abbotsford!