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Context: 
Field representatives of New Horizons programs and Health and Welfare Canada, Heather Fraser (seated left), Betty Anderson, and Joe Zalreski (back left) discuss some ideas with Ted Aird of Abbotsford. Mr. Aird was the president of the Advisory council for Retired Citizens and president of the Abbotsford New Horizons group. All were participants in an all-day workshop held during the last week of July 1979 at the Matsqui-Abbotsford Community Services to discuss the projects and programs of New Horizons. The first of the three workshops to be held in the valley with regard to New Horizons grants was held on January 29 at the Matsqui-Abbotsford Community Services. The purpose of the workshop was for various senior citizen groups to share information on the projects and programs which received funding from the New Horizons, a program developed in the Department of National Health and Welfare. These grants were intended to support senior groups get started in endeavors which help not only senior citizens but the community as well. The purpose was to activate older citizens into worthwhile activities through the use of their skills, interests, and talents to benefit all. Examples of such programs in the area included a