A community safety meeting for parents and youth is being held on Saturday, March 18 at 5 p.m. (doors open at 4:30 p.m.) at WJ Mouat Secondary School, 32355 Mouat Drive, Abbotsford. This will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

Gurdwara Sahib Kalgidhar Darbar will be the hosts. The meeting is to raise awareness on gang-related issues and to also discuss positive programs for South Asian youth in Abbotsford. Community leaders, parents and youth are invited to bring their suggestions.

Gurdwara Sahib Kalgidhar Darbar has started a Community Awareness Team which includes community partners, parents and youth who will bring up important issues affecting the community and have open discussions to find solutions for these issues. They understand that the issues are not a quick fix, but as a team they would like to actively and meaningfully learn from and share information with different segments of the community to enhance knowledge and skills.

Community and policing partners for this event are Abbotsford Community Services and the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit-BC (CFSEU-BC).

Harjit Singh Gill. radio talk show host, will be the moderator.

Sgt. Jag Khosa of the CFSEU-BC will be delivering CFSEU-BC’s End Gang Life presentation to raise awareness on dangers of gang lifestyle. Myths and realities of gang life will also be explored in this presentation.

Deputy Chief Mike Serr of Abbotsford Police Department, Henry Braun, Mayor of Abbotsford, and Jati Sidhu, MP, will also be present during the Q&A session.

Dinner will be served.