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Volunteers handcraft quilts whose sale brings in funds for MCC relief and development work.
Craft tables at the MCC sale in Abbotsford reflected the fact the Christmas season is not far away.
The farmers’ sausage booth, was the first to greet the 20,000 visitors arriving at the annual MCC relief sale at Abbotsford’s Tradex building Sept. 12-13, 2014..
A volunteer chats between the quilts with a potential buyer at the Abbotsford MCC B.C. relief sale.

Vancouver-Fraser Valley MCC sale


The 2014 Mennonite Central Committee relief sale in B.C.’s southwest region netted $600,000 to fund projects for people in four countries overseas. The sale, held Sept. 12–13, 2014, in Abbotsford’s Tradex (Fraser Valley Trade and Exhibition Centre), featured quilts, crafts, traditional Russian Mennonite food as well as fare from China, India and Japan. More than 20,000 people attended the event.

Proceeds from the 2014 sale will fund food, water, and disaster relief, as well as education in Haiti, Syria, Sudan and Philippines. The annual autumn sale event is one of two in B.C. The other, Prince George’s Mennonite Fall Fair, is held two weeks later in the Prince George Civic Centre. A spring sale is also held in Black Creek, B.C.

—Barrie McMaster, B.C. correspondent

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