Menno Place staff placed butterflies on tree branches in remembrance of who lost their lives to COVID-19. A butterfly release was held Friday as one of 24 across the province. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Menno Place staff placed butterflies on tree branches in remembrance of who lost their lives to COVID-19. A butterfly release was held Friday as one of 24 across the province. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Menno Place in Abbotsford holds butterfly release for COVID victims

Event was among those held at 24 care homes in B.C. on Friday

Menno Place in Abbotsford was among 24 care homes across B.C. that held a butterfly release on Friday (July 30) in memory of those who lost their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event also acknowledged those who survived.

The butterfly release was held by the BC Care Providers Association and EngAge BC. The butterfly symbolizes rebirth and transition.

Menno Place hosts a butterfly release annually, but this year they partnered with the two agencies for the event.

The event was also held in Richmond, Vancouver, Coquitlam, Surrey and Qualicum Beach.

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A butterfly release in memory of those who lost their lives to COVID-19 was held Friday at Menno Place in Abbotsford. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

A butterfly release in memory of those who lost their lives to COVID-19 was held Friday at Menno Place in Abbotsford. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

A butterfly release in memory of those who lost their lives to COVID-19 was held Friday at Menno Place in Abbotsford. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

A butterfly release in memory of those who lost their lives to COVID-19 was held Friday at Menno Place in Abbotsford. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)