Dave Sidhu

Councillor Dave Sidhu
Current Appointments
  • Vice Chair, Agriculture Advisory Committee
  • Chair, Development, Transportation and Infrastructure Advisory Committee

Dave was born and raised in Abbotsford, graduating from Abbotsford Senior Secondary School, and has been focused on community outreach from an early age. Through his family’s business, he has been involved with various fundraising efforts over the years for the Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Center, Abbotsford Police Foundation, Salvation Army, Hospice Society, The Canadian Diabetes Association, and The Archway Food Bank, among others.

In 2019, he was recognized with the Paul Harris Fellowship Recognition, the highest recognition that the Rotary International Club can present to a community member, exemplifying “Service Above Self.” A driving force in building strong community links, Dave’s love for his community motivates him to constantly strive for improvement and progress.

Dave is the General Manager for The Patrika, North America’s first Punjabi-English newspaper. Outside of his duties at the newspaper, he has served the Fraser Valley Indo-Canadian Business Association for over six years as a director, vice-president, and now president. Through this association, Dave has chaired annual events such as Vaisakhi luncheon, scholarship night for high school students, and various fundraising galas supporting local charities. He also sits on the board of the Fraser Valley Healthcare Foundation Board where he is the chair of the Board Development Committee. 

He is also extensively involved in the economic growth of Abbotsford. He is a past director of the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce and was recently a part of helping assemble the Abbotsford Business Community Coalition, a business group launched to support local businesses suffering the economic impact of COVID-19. Dave also played a leading role with a team of community volunteers to help set up the Seva food bank with Archway Community Services, which provides Abbotsford families facing food insecurity with culturally appropriate food.

Dave and his wife Ranjna are proud to call Abbotsford home and to be part of this vibrant, multicultural community. They and their young daughter, Arinna, enjoy spending time with loved ones, being outdoors and around animals, and taking family trips.