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From left, Paul Natrall, Isabelle Molloy, Evan Gabriel and Daisy Friesen hold the thank-you cards they made for community heroes following the Fraser Valley floods. The Tyson elementary students later delivered their cards to people in the community. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Chilliwack elementary class makes thank-you cards for community heroes following floods

‘They deserve to be remembered, they need to be thought of,’ says Grade 4 Tyson elementary student

Leanna Kemp (left) executive director with the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce and Trevor McDonald, executive director of the Chilliwack Downtown Business Improvement Association are seen in Woolly Dog Alley with Chilliwack elves Holly (Taylor Charlton, at left) and Dolly (Megan Shields) on Dec. 3, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘Shopportunity’ campaign gets folks to shop local and win prizes in Chilliwack

3 different ways for people to win thousands of dollars in prizes during Shop Local CHWK initiative

Greta on the day she was brought 'home' at four months old, only to run away that very night. (Submitted photo)

Born to be wild: Goat finds family with herd of deer

Greta the Goat sought freedom from the start

Books on the shelves of the Fraser Valley Regional Library branch in Langley City. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Here’s what’s coming up at the Fraser Valley Regional Library in December

Virtual events like an author visit, book sharing and more are coming up

Books on the shelves of the Fraser Valley Regional Library branch in Langley City. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Some of the gift baskets already donated to the BC Flood Christmas Hamper Program, organized by Leah Hemstreet of Chilliwack. (Leah Hemstreet/ Facebook)

Chilliwack woman collecting Christmas gift baskets for people impacted by flooding and landslides

BC Flood Christmas Hamper Program co-ordinator Leah Hemstreet looking for donations of gift baskets

Some of the gift baskets already donated to the BC Flood Christmas Hamper Program, organized by Leah Hemstreet of Chilliwack. (Leah Hemstreet/ Facebook)
Santa hands out drinks during the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation’s It’s a Wonderful Breakfast fundraising campaign in Abbotsford. The Hope event has been moved to Dec. 13. (FVHCF photo)

Breakfast sandwich fundraiser draws in $7,700 for Fraser Valley hospitals

Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation still have one more fundraiser planned for Hope

Santa hands out drinks during the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation’s It’s a Wonderful Breakfast fundraising campaign in Abbotsford. The Hope event has been moved to Dec. 13. (FVHCF photo)
A flooded property in Abbotsford along Boundary Road on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. Eden Mennonite Church and Chilliwack Bowls of Hope Society are hosting a donation drive for flood and food security relief on Friday, Dec. 3 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Evening donation drive in Chilliwack to bring food, clothing to flood victims

Eden Mennonite Church, Bowls of Hope pair up to bring items to folks affected by flooding

A flooded property in Abbotsford along Boundary Road on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. Eden Mennonite Church and Chilliwack Bowls of Hope Society are hosting a donation drive for flood and food security relief on Friday, Dec. 3 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The 28th annual Remax Toy House runs Dec. 1 to 11 with a drive-thru donation drop off on Dec. 11. (Submitted)

Realtors’ toy drive will help bring Christmas to Chilliwack kids in need

Remax Toy House returns as drive-thru and drop-off event this year

The 28th annual Remax Toy House runs Dec. 1 to 11 with a drive-thru donation drop off on Dec. 11. (Submitted)
Chilliwack secondary teacher Jessica Cordeiro and student Emma Elander, seen here with the rest of her Art 9/10 class, crocheted baby hats for the maternity ward at Chilliwack General Hospital. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Students crochet baby hats for maternity ward at Chilliwack General Hospital

Chilliwack secondary art class made nearly 40 hats for newborn babies

Chilliwack secondary teacher Jessica Cordeiro and student Emma Elander, seen here with the rest of her Art 9/10 class, crocheted baby hats for the maternity ward at Chilliwack General Hospital. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau Fraser Valley Toy Drive – coming up Dec. 11 at 360 Collision Centres in Abbotsford – was organized in response to recent flooding. (Contributed photo)

Toy drive to help flood-ravaged cities in joint effort by Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau

Dec. 11 event aimed at ensuring every kid has something under the tree at Christmas

The Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau Fraser Valley Toy Drive – coming up Dec. 11 at 360 Collision Centres in Abbotsford – was organized in response to recent flooding. (Contributed photo)
Grade 12 Chilliwack secondary students (from left) Tamara Olive, Denisa Ahmeti and Ana Paula Truqui are asking for the public to donate items for their school’s Fill-A-Stocking project to help fellow CSS schoolmates in need. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Community invited to help fill stockings for Chilliwack high school families in need

Chilliwack secondary students invite folks to donate to annual Fill-A-Stocking program

Grade 12 Chilliwack secondary students (from left) Tamara Olive, Denisa Ahmeti and Ana Paula Truqui are asking for the public to donate items for their school’s Fill-A-Stocking project to help fellow CSS schoolmates in need. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
A puppy named Nala became the mascot of the emergency shelter at Hope secondary school, where she was then renamed Hope in honour of the town. Now there is a fundraiser online to thank the school for their hospitality. . (GoFundMe photo)

Puppy re-named Hope at evacuation centre plays part in fundraiser to give back to flood-ravaged town

‘Hope would run all over the school and everyone wanted to pet and hold her’

A puppy named Nala became the mascot of the emergency shelter at Hope secondary school, where she was then renamed Hope in honour of the town. Now there is a fundraiser online to thank the school for their hospitality. . (GoFundMe photo)
Members of the Chilliwack Fire Department collect donations of food and cash for the Salvation Army outside Save-On-Foods in Salish Plaza on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Fire department collecting food donations outside Chilliwack grocery stores on 3 Saturdays

Chilliwack Fire Department will be at 5 grocery stores Nov. 27, Dec. 11 and 18

Members of the Chilliwack Fire Department collect donations of food and cash for the Salvation Army outside Save-On-Foods in Salish Plaza on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
A flooded property in Yarrow along Boundary Road on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Yarrow business helps its own community with flood relief fundraiser this weekend

The Farm Store in Yarrow is asking for donations of cash, food and more for flood victims

A flooded property in Yarrow along Boundary Road on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
An in-person BC Craft Brewers Conference, BC Beer Con, will take place in New Westminster come February, says BC Craft Brewers Guild. (Pixabay photo)

Something brewing for craft beer aficionados in new year with BC Beer Con

In-person craft beer conference takes place in February in New Westminster, B.C.

An in-person BC Craft Brewers Conference, BC Beer Con, will take place in New Westminster come February, says BC Craft Brewers Guild. (Pixabay photo)
Get into the festive swing of things with the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation’s upcoming It’s a Wonderful Breakfast event. (Pixabay)

It’s a Wonderful Breakfast events will help Fraser Valley hospitals

Events planned at four restaurants, including Hope’s A&W

Get into the festive swing of things with the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation’s upcoming It’s a Wonderful Breakfast event. (Pixabay)
Jillian Harris and Team Jilly have joined with Do Some Good to engage the community, support local causes and amplify the many amazing stories that non-profit organizations share. Join her for the 12 Days of Christmas campaign, Dec. 1 to 12.

Jillian Harris joins Do Some Good to drive more community impact

Team Jilly’s 12 Days of Giving campaign runs Dec. 1 to 12

  • Nov 22, 2021
Jillian Harris and Team Jilly have joined with Do Some Good to engage the community, support local causes and amplify the many amazing stories that non-profit organizations share. Join her for the 12 Days of Christmas campaign, Dec. 1 to 12.
Juliane Treur pets one of Creekside Dairy’s cows on Friday (Nov. 19) afternoon. It was all hands on deck for Creekside as the Agassiz dairy worked around the clock to provide cheese, milk and other staple foods to locals, evacuees and low-income families amid the Fraser Valley’s historic flood last week. (Adam Louis/Observer)

VIDEO: Agassiz’s Creekside Dairy puts in overtime to serve flood-ridden community

Julaine Treur recalls ‘crazy busy’ week amid historic B.C. Flood

Juliane Treur pets one of Creekside Dairy’s cows on Friday (Nov. 19) afternoon. It was all hands on deck for Creekside as the Agassiz dairy worked around the clock to provide cheese, milk and other staple foods to locals, evacuees and low-income families amid the Fraser Valley’s historic flood last week. (Adam Louis/Observer)
“That money has to last 365 days a year, because that’s how many days we’re on the street helping vulnerable individuals.” (Breanna Himmelright/Black Press Media)

Salvation Army kicks off red kettle campaign with extra flood donation goal

Divisional secretary Mike Leland says this year’s need is ‘through the roof’

  • Nov 22, 2021
“That money has to last 365 days a year, because that’s how many days we’re on the street helping vulnerable individuals.” (Breanna Himmelright/Black Press Media)
Folks with the Salvation Army and volunteers unload a Sysco truck full of produce. (Margaret Reid)

Sysco donates produce to local seniors after truck gets stuck in Chilliwack due to flooding

‘I’m so blessed that people think of our seniors. It’s definitely an act of kindness’

Folks with the Salvation Army and volunteers unload a Sysco truck full of produce. (Margaret Reid)