We are thrilled to announce the Hathaway family as the winners of our “Win a Downtown Christmas” contest hosted by the Abbotsford Downtown Business Association!

Shannon Hathaway was nominated by Angela Wiebe and here’s what she had to say about the Hathaway family:

“Shannon Hathaway is one of the hardest working amazing humans I know! She sacrifices her own needs all the time for her 3 school age boys to make sure they are busy, active, and stay out of trouble. She makes her young boys have jobs such as delivering papers and doing service work. Shannon is the secretary of an elementary school is Abbotsford and manages on a low salary with only 5 sick days a year.* Until the pandemic hit, Shannon gave up her lunch breaks to coach basketball in the gym, she serves on the school PAC and helps run fun fairs etc. Shannon is always looking to support every community event in Abbotsford. She never misses the lighting of the downtown Christmas tree, going to concerts at the venue by UFV, attending Tradex events, Glow, etc. She takes her 3 boys to all these events… I’d love to see her have a tree and actually have a present for herself this year. Although I’m sure she will take the boys shopping if she wins.”

The Hathaway family will be receiving a real Christmas tree (Shannon tells us it’s their first!), a Christmas dinner from Local Food Supply Co , $500 Prepaid Visa, and $1000 Downtown Dollars to be spent at participating businesses in Downtown Abbotsford.

We wish the Hathaway family a very Merry Christmas!

* The opinion of the nominating person is their own and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Abbotsford Downtown Business Association.