Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) B.C. annual relief sale at the Abbotsford Tradex Sept. 18–19, 2015, raised more than $685,000 to support uprooted and vulnerable people in countries like Syria, Iraq and Ukraine. Funds come from the combined totals of sale items, food concessions, auction, donations and cyclathon.
Jennifer Forbes was the first female auctioneer to serve at the Mennonite Central Committee Festival for World Relief in Abbotsford, B.C., Sept. 6–7, 2013. Forbes lent her sing-song voice to the Friday evening auction and sold the loaf of bread on Saturday morning.