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Central Elementary students visited The Book Man to deliver fresh tulips and a framed photograph to thank them for all the books they've donated to the school classrooms.

PHOTO: Elementary students return the favour

Central Elementary school students delivered handmade gifts on May 4 to many of the Chilliwack businesses that have supported their school.

Central Elementary students visited The Book Man to deliver fresh tulips and a framed photograph to thank them for all the books they've donated to the school classrooms.
Yo Trieu (left)

Building a culture of comedy one joke at a time

Fraser Valley Comedy shows draw in talented comedians and eager crowds from across the Lower Mainland.

Yo Trieu (left)
MLAs Laurie Throness and John Martin joined Community Forest project coordinator Marc Greidanus and explored the Community Forest.

Support welcomed for Chilliwack trails

Local MLAs helped to secure a provincial trail-building grant for the Chilliwack Park Society. The next trail-building day is May 9.

MLAs Laurie Throness and John Martin joined Community Forest project coordinator Marc Greidanus and explored the Community Forest.
The 18th annual Run For Mom takes place this Saturday in Chilliwack. The 1

Run For Mom ready to roll this Saturday

The 18th annual Run For Mom takes place this Saturday in Chilliwack. The 1, 5 or 10 km run benefits the maternity ward at CGH.

The 18th annual Run For Mom takes place this Saturday in Chilliwack. The 1
Award-winning Canadian author Lawrence Hill will be speaking in Chilliwack May 11 to support local sponsored refugee families.

Award-winning author in Chilliwack to support refugees

Lawrence Hill, author of Book of Negroes and The Illegal, will be in Chilliwack May 11 to speak about novels in fiction and the real world.

Award-winning Canadian author Lawrence Hill will be speaking in Chilliwack May 11 to support local sponsored refugee families.
Minister of Finance Michael de John presented a $50

Mentors join hands to build bridge to success

The collaborative Human Service Career Program brings UFV and Chilliwack secondary students together

Minister of Finance Michael de John presented a $50
Rebecca and her mom Daena Van Agteren will be participating in Woman2Warrior

Warriors battle for a better world

A Chilliwack mother and daughter are participating in the 5 km Woman2Warrior obstacle race to send kids with disabilities to summer camp.

Rebecca and her mom Daena Van Agteren will be participating in Woman2Warrior
Shxwha:y Village Chief Tina Sam (right) was one of nine participants who graduated from a First Nations pilot program in Chilliwack to support family members and friends of individuals with mental illness.

Inaugural graduates of First Nations mental health program

The B.C. Schizophrenia Society celebrated the first graduates of their Strengthening Families Together: First Nations edition in Chilliwack.

Shxwha:y Village Chief Tina Sam (right) was one of nine participants who graduated from a First Nations pilot program in Chilliwack to support family members and friends of individuals with mental illness.
Finger-style guitarist Kris Schulz performs at the Tractorgrease Cafe (48710 Chilliwack Lake Road) May 5 at 7 p.m.

Kris Schulz at Tractorgrease Cafe May 5

Kris Schulz creates a full-band sound with just one acoustic guitar, performing at the Tractorgrease Cafe on Thursday, May 5.

Finger-style guitarist Kris Schulz performs at the Tractorgrease Cafe (48710 Chilliwack Lake Road) May 5 at 7 p.m.
Carolyn Burgh sifts through a collection of nearly 1

Dress sale takes pressure off prom

Nearly 1,000 elegant, affordable dresses will be available during the second annual Fraser Valley Dress Sale in Chilliwack on Sunday, May 1.

Carolyn Burgh sifts through a collection of nearly 1
Chilliwack food bank manager Don Armstrong is shocked by the recent spike in food bank users. They're seeking donations to keep up with the growing demand.

Chilliwack food bank seeks help coping with demand

The Chilliwack Food Bank is asking for donations to help them keep up with an unprecedented spike in food bank users.

Chilliwack food bank manager Don Armstrong is shocked by the recent spike in food bank users. They're seeking donations to keep up with the growing demand.
Chilliwack woodworker Rob Forde has built The Irish Viking pub in a corner of his basement. The incredibly detailed 180 sq. foot pub took over a year to build.

Raising a pint to ‘The Irish Viking’ pocket pub

Chilliwack woodworker Rob Forde built the incredibly detailed 180 sq. foot Irish Viking pub in a corner of his basement.

Chilliwack woodworker Rob Forde has built The Irish Viking pub in a corner of his basement. The incredibly detailed 180 sq. foot pub took over a year to build.
David Elderkin is a primary organizer for Chilliwack Clean-Up

Litter frustration prompts ‘Chilliwack Clean-up’ group

Chilliwack Clean-Up is a grassroots community group that holds weekly clean-ups to remove litter from Chilliwack's streets and parks.

David Elderkin is a primary organizer for Chilliwack Clean-Up
Fariba and Parvaneh are the proud new owners of Spadina Hair Design in downtown Chilliwack.

Time for change at Spadina Hair Design

Fariba and Parvaneh are the proud new owners of Spadina Hair Design in downtown Chilliwack.

Fariba and Parvaneh are the proud new owners of Spadina Hair Design in downtown Chilliwack.
Soroptimist Chilliwack selected Charmaine Surman as Woman of the Year. She and three other 2016 award recipients were celebrated on April 13 at city hall.

Woman of the Year for 2016 celebrated

Chilliwack Soroptimist's 2016 Woman of the Year and Live Your Dream recipients were honoured at an April 13 ceremony.

Soroptimist Chilliwack selected Charmaine Surman as Woman of the Year. She and three other 2016 award recipients were celebrated on April 13 at city hall.
Gente Bella Salon and Spa (director Jenny Ryce pictured) will be donating proceeds from all services on April 19 to a young woman who is battling severe

Local help for Lyme disease sufferer

Gente Bella Salon and Spa will donate proceeds from all services on Apr 19 to a young woman who is battling severe, late-stage Lyme disease.

Gente Bella Salon and Spa (director Jenny Ryce pictured) will be donating proceeds from all services on April 19 to a young woman who is battling severe
Dedicated volunteers were honoured at the 26th annual Bread and Roses Celebration on Wednesday. Grace Bryant (front

Volunteers recognized at Bread and Roses event

Dedicated volunteers were honoured at the 26th annual Bread and Roses Celebration on Wednesday. Volunteer of the Year was announced.

Dedicated volunteers were honoured at the 26th annual Bread and Roses Celebration on Wednesday. Grace Bryant (front
A.D. Rundle drama students incl. Stephanie Cornish (front)

Rundle students have a blast on stage

A.D. Rundle drama students will perform Blast Neutron, a funny, futuristic, good vs. evil tale April 19 to 21 at the middle school.

A.D. Rundle drama students incl. Stephanie Cornish (front)
All of the proceeds from the April 16 concert by the Chilliwack Youth Orchestra will assist Chilliwack Cares' Outreach Program for local refugee families.

Youth orchestra hosts concert for refugees

Proceeds from the April 16 Chilliwack Youth Orchestra concert and silent auction will assist local refugee families.

All of the proceeds from the April 16 concert by the Chilliwack Youth Orchestra will assist Chilliwack Cares' Outreach Program for local refugee families.
The Fretless brings their 'kitchen fiddle jam' to the Tractorgrease Cafe on Thursday

The Fretless bring innovative sound to Chilliwack

The Fretless bring their "kitchen fiddle jam" to the Tractorgrease Cafe on Thursday, April 14.

The Fretless brings their 'kitchen fiddle jam' to the Tractorgrease Cafe on Thursday