Greg Laychak

Anni Smith (right) shows Johanna (left) and Robin Alexander her hand-made Santa figurine at a booth at the All About Christmas Gifts Expo Friday night at Chilliwack Heritage Park.

VIDEO: This gift expo is “All About Christmas”

More than 200 vendors offer gift ideas as the holiday of giving gets closer

Anni Smith (right) shows Johanna (left) and Robin Alexander her hand-made Santa figurine at a booth at the All About Christmas Gifts Expo Friday night at Chilliwack Heritage Park.
Seven-year-old Purity tells Santa what she wants for Christmas near the recently lit downtown Christmas tree at Salish Park Friday evening.

VIDEO: Crowd celebrates Chilliwack Christmas tree lighting

An old tradition resumes in Chilliwack drawing dozens to Salish Park

Seven-year-old Purity tells Santa what she wants for Christmas near the recently lit downtown Christmas tree at Salish Park Friday evening.
Cast and crew from Raw* pose for a photo after several nominations and wins at the CIFF awards ceremony.

VIDEO: Chilliwack’s first independent film festival

Films from around B.C. and the world were screened in Chilliwack at the inaugural festival.

Cast and crew from Raw* pose for a photo after several nominations and wins at the CIFF awards ceremony.
Volunteers gathered Saturday morning to clean Gwynne Vaughan Park before the winter.

VIDEO: Gwynne Vaughan Park fall cleanup

A dedicated core group always welcomes help from others.

Volunteers gathered Saturday morning to clean Gwynne Vaughan Park before the winter.
Friends were made at Tapadera Estates during the festival.

VIDEO: Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival

This year’s event featured six stops, including viewing points and activity centres.

Friends were made at Tapadera Estates during the festival.
A visitor looks at handmade clay beads and driftwood ornaments made by Michele Tenning from Williams Lake.

VIDEO: Chilliwack Christmas Craft Market

The Arts Council fundraiser gives shoppers a chance to get many holiday purchases under one roof.

A visitor looks at handmade clay beads and driftwood ornaments made by Michele Tenning from Williams Lake.
Sybil Rowe prepares Tristan, one of her two Maltese terriers, for competition on Sunday. Rowe has bred and shown dogs for 20 years.

VIDEO: Canines and owners strut their stuff at Chilliwack dog show

From Saturday to Monday, the multi-event competition filled part of Heritage Park.

Sybil Rowe prepares Tristan, one of her two Maltese terriers, for competition on Sunday. Rowe has bred and shown dogs for 20 years.
Friends of Karver Morford start hiking the trail that memorializes the young Chilliwack man who was mysteriously killed in 2010.

VIDEO: Hike remembers local man

The seventh memorial hike for Karver Morford took place Saturday afternoon in Ryder Lake.

Friends of Karver Morford start hiking the trail that memorializes the young Chilliwack man who was mysteriously killed in 2010.
Competitors control their cars from a platform overlooking the track Sunday afternoon at the Big Chill remote control car event at Chilliwack Heritage Park.

VIDEO: Big Chill remote control racing in Chilliwack

RC racing event draws competitors from B.C. lower mainland, interior and U.S.

Competitors control their cars from a platform overlooking the track Sunday afternoon at the Big Chill remote control car event at Chilliwack Heritage Park.
Lily (left) and her brother Justin Ashworth make pinecone bird feeders at the Blue Heron Reserve on Saturday. The siblings like watching birds in their own yard and they have favourite feathered friends: Lily likes pigeons, while Justin is an eagle enthusiast.

VIDEO: Feeding and observing winter birds

Winter bird education in the name of fun and science

Lily (left) and her brother Justin Ashworth make pinecone bird feeders at the Blue Heron Reserve on Saturday. The siblings like watching birds in their own yard and they have favourite feathered friends: Lily likes pigeons, while Justin is an eagle enthusiast.
Andy Everson has a laugh with guests in front of his artwork at the Ruby Creek fourth annual Native Art Gala Friday night.

VIDEO: K’omoks artist/anthropologist featured at Ruby Creek gala

Using pop culture icons to make a statement about resilience of indigenous stories

Andy Everson has a laugh with guests in front of his artwork at the Ruby Creek fourth annual Native Art Gala Friday night.
Guests peruse the tables of Greendale Herb & Wine just after the opening of the two-day Vintage Barn Market event Friday at Chilliwack Heritage Park.

VIDEO: Christmas markets around Chilliwack this weekend

Opportunities abound for local holiday shopping

Guests peruse the tables of Greendale Herb & Wine just after the opening of the two-day Vintage Barn Market event Friday at Chilliwack Heritage Park.
Dressed up as a dragon piñata, eight-year-old Keisha takes a break from socializing at the Chilliwack Pug-o-ween gathering at Vedder River dog park on Sunday.

VIDEO: Local dogs dress up for Pug-o-ween

Chilliwack Pugs group hosts their seventh Halloween event for dogs at Vedder River dog park.

Dressed up as a dragon piñata, eight-year-old Keisha takes a break from socializing at the Chilliwack Pug-o-ween gathering at Vedder River dog park on Sunday.
The finish flag is waved at the end of one of the annual Pumpkin Smash derby mini stock races Saturday at the Hope Sports Bowl.

VIDEO: Pumpkin Smash Derby attracts drivers from around B.C.

Cars raced through mud and over hills for derby glory during the annual Hope event.

The finish flag is waved at the end of one of the annual Pumpkin Smash derby mini stock races Saturday at the Hope Sports Bowl.
Guests raise their glasses during the sixth annual Beer Festival and Oktoberfest Saturday night at St. Alice Hall.

VIDEO: Sixth Harrison Beer Festival and Oktoberfest full of cheer

Dancing, singing and drinking beer: Oktoberfest at St. Alice Hall on Saturday night.

Guests raise their glasses during the sixth annual Beer Festival and Oktoberfest Saturday night at St. Alice Hall.
Elaine Dahl, Chilliwack Legion Br. #4 president, pins the first poppy of the year on Mayor Sharon Gaetz Friday at City Hall.

VIDEO: First poppy kickstarts 2017 campaign

Annual poppy drive starts two weeks before Remembrance Day with official pinning at City Hall.

Elaine Dahl, Chilliwack Legion Br. #4 president, pins the first poppy of the year on Mayor Sharon Gaetz Friday at City Hall.
NWO Roller Girl Sssativa connects with a Bellingham player in their match up on Saturday at the Daze of Derby tournament.

VIDEO: Daze of Derby hosts teams from around B.C. and Washington

Reformatted tourney squeezed all the action into a one-day event.

NWO Roller Girl Sssativa connects with a Bellingham player in their match up on Saturday at the Daze of Derby tournament.
VIDEO: Quilt show fills Alliance Church

VIDEO: Quilt show fills Alliance Church

Quilters and guests enjoyed demonstrations, a quilt challenge, a merchants mall and a tea room.

VIDEO: Quilt show fills Alliance Church
VIDEO: Rotary book sale finishes another chapter

VIDEO: Rotary book sale finishes another chapter

The massive annual fundraiser ended Saturday with guests still poring over titles.

VIDEO: Rotary book sale finishes another chapter
Ben Baldus of Texas educates the crowd on his horse training techniques as part of the Trainers Challenge weekend-long event.

VIDEO: A Mane Event in Chilliwack

Horse heaven: clinics, seminars, entertainment, trade show and more at The Mane Event

Ben Baldus of Texas educates the crowd on his horse training techniques as part of the Trainers Challenge weekend-long event.
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