I took in the Annual Tourism Abbotsford Christmas Breakfast Wednesday Dec 8th at the TRADEX, it’s located at the Abbotsford International Airport. I have to admit I was extremely surprised at how this event was presented, I walked in expecting the typical bare bones type of breakfast, but my hat goes off to the organizers for what I thought was a posh event. It was top drawer. I had the privilege of sitting with some very special people in our community, I am providing a few pics for you, they were taken by Rick Rake (known as THE UNGURU) and now the new media called TNN (Twitter News Network), he is everywhere. You can find Rick on Twitter by the handle: @rickrake

As I mentioned, I was fortunate enough to sit with these two beautiful roses, Wendy Schultz (General Manager) & Michelle Lalonde (Marketing Director) of Seven Oaks Mall . Seven Oaks Mall Twitter handle is: @shopsevenoaks

Also seated at my table was Rick & Kathleen Rake of Click Media Works, Gary Dickinson Owner of Abbotsford DUTY FREE, Ronald A. Kelly of Baker Newby.

A number of dignitaries were on hand and I was caught hobnobbing:

Here I am with Deb Lowell (Public Relations Director for The Salvation Army) & Mayor of Abbotsford George Peary : )

One of the key people who make Tourism Abbotsford run smoothly is Yvonne Hayden, she is the Visitor Services Manager, and the Head Tweeter on Twitter. Gotta love The Twitter. I’m flanked by Jodie Jacobsen & Yvonne in this picture:

This next picture was unexpected but what fun it was to meet Dan Stefanson, he happens to be the Executive Director of  Tourism Abbotsford, and next to him is the honorable JohnVan Dongen, MLA for Abbotsford South. Thanks to TNN (Rick Rake) for this great photo.

A good time was had by all and frankly I was very impressed with this event and highly recommend attending next year, well done!