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Context: 
Supervisor of the Community Services Workshop Larry Calvin (left) assists Allan with the sanding of a wooden doll canopy bed. Allan was one of approximately 18 who worked at the achievement centre making wood products for contract orders and the Minikin Market. Tools for the workshop were purchased with proceeds from the second annual Community Services auction held Tuesday, March 6, 1979, at 7 p.m. at the Abbotsford Airport Armories. The Community Services Workshop, located at 1088 Peardonville Road, had been in operation for about 18 months and served a very real purpose in the community. It provided worthwhile employment for mentally, physically, or emotionally handicapped persons and did much to help stabilize them. For some, it was just the environment and encouragement that was needed, and for many it lead to job placement as opposed to institutional care. Most of the work done was large contracts, wood products such as cedar flower pots and garden stakes for nurseries, and custom cutting for cabinet companies.