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The Sikh Motorcycle Club held a ride on Saturday (July 31) from the Gur Sikh Temple in Abbotsford to the Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib in Surrey to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin and to raise money for Diabetes Canada. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Sikh Motorcycle Club ride raises $113K for Diabetes Canada

B.C. portion of event on Saturday, July 31 travelled from Abbotsford to Surrey

The skies above Osoyoos are thick with smoke from the nearby Nk’Mip Creek wildfire. (Twila Amato /Black Press Media)

Smoke from B.C. wildfires creating issues for those with respiratory illnesses

The wildfire smoke has made it difficult to be outside for some

A fleet of supercars filled a quiet Langley City street to visit Langley City teen Alyssa Anderson on Sunday, July 25, as part of the Drive Project. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Cool cars provide some automotive magic for B.C. teen

Driven Project brought fleet of supercars to quiet street

A fleet of supercars filled a quiet Langley City street to visit Langley City teen Alyssa Anderson on Sunday, July 25, as part of the Drive Project. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
About 80 motorcyclists took part in the annual Ride into History which made a stop at Gwynne Vaughan Park in Chilliwack on Saturday, July 24, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Ride into History fundraiser rolls through Fraser Valley

Group of 80 motorcyclists makes stop in Chilliwack while raising money for two charities

About 80 motorcyclists took part in the annual Ride into History which made a stop at Gwynne Vaughan Park in Chilliwack on Saturday, July 24, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Blueberry sales was just one of the ways the Rotary Club of Chilliwack After Hours group has been raising money to give back to the community during COVID-19. (Submitted)

Rotary club’s bingo, blueberry sales bring in thousands for Chilliwack community

Rotary Club of Chilliwack After Hours group also provided weekly meals to seniors

Blueberry sales was just one of the ways the Rotary Club of Chilliwack After Hours group has been raising money to give back to the community during COVID-19. (Submitted)
A motorhome sits amid the burnt debris in the Village of Lytton, B.C. on Friday, July 9, 2021 following a massive wildfire that tore through the town destroying 90 per cent of it. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media file)

Legion in Chilliwack to host barbecue, bottle drive for wildfire relief

Hot dogs by donation, plus bottle drive at Vedder Golden 280 Legion

A motorhome sits amid the burnt debris in the Village of Lytton, B.C. on Friday, July 9, 2021 following a massive wildfire that tore through the town destroying 90 per cent of it. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media file)
Atendees of the 2016 Dario Jam watch as a skateboarder jumps some stairs at the South Surrey skate park. This year’s event is set for Aug. 28. (File photo)

Skateboarding, BMX event aims to honour memory of slain South Surrey teen

Dario Jam, named for Dario Bartoli, scheduled for Aug. 28 at South Surrey skate park

Atendees of the 2016 Dario Jam watch as a skateboarder jumps some stairs at the South Surrey skate park. This year’s event is set for Aug. 28. (File photo)
This year's Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation fundraising event will be hosted in Harrison Hot Springs, and will have a high-end casino theme. For more information, please visit www.fvhcf.ca. (Submitted by FVHCF)

Hospital care, shaken, not stirred is the theme for this year’s FVHCF fundraising event

Event raises funds for vital equipment, programs for communities in the Eastern Fraser Valley

This year's Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation fundraising event will be hosted in Harrison Hot Springs, and will have a high-end casino theme. For more information, please visit www.fvhcf.ca. (Submitted by FVHCF)
“As the 10th publisher at The Progress, I was honoured to be its steward for a 10-year stretch and during that time we continued to change the way we do business,” writes former Progress publisher Andrew Franklin.

CHILLIWACK PROGRESS 130th: A place for ‘accurate and trustworthy news,’ says former publisher

‘So much storytelling, so much history,’ at The Progress, writes Andrew Franklin

  • Jul 23, 2021
“As the 10th publisher at The Progress, I was honoured to be its steward for a 10-year stretch and during that time we continued to change the way we do business,” writes former Progress publisher Andrew Franklin.
“We were ahead of the curve – even the venerable New York Times had only been online for just 18 months,” writes former Progress editor Paul Bucci. (Dawn Gibson/ Black Press Media)

CHILLIWACK PROGRESS 130th: ‘We were ahead of the curve’ in technology, says former editor

Chilliwack Progress one of the first community newspapers to adopt online technology: Paul Bucci

  • Jul 23, 2021
“We were ahead of the curve – even the venerable New York Times had only been online for just 18 months,” writes former Progress editor Paul Bucci. (Dawn Gibson/ Black Press Media)
Former Chilliwack Progress editor (1975 to 1980) Lloyd Mackey pictured here in a photo from The Progress in 1970 when he was a reporter (left) and also in 2019. (Left: Chilliwack Progress archives; right: submitted)

CHILLIWACK PROGRESS 130th: Former editor recalls time in newsroom

Merging city and township into what Chilliwack is today a highlight for former editor Lloyd Mackey

  • Jul 23, 2021
Former Chilliwack Progress editor (1975 to 1980) Lloyd Mackey pictured here in a photo from The Progress in 1970 when he was a reporter (left) and also in 2019. (Left: Chilliwack Progress archives; right: submitted)
Andy Holota stands in front of a building alongside a road in the Kuwait desert. On the building is a warning spray-painted by American combat engineers, advising of air-dropped American mines in the area beside the road. BLU-91 and 92 designate anti-tank and anti-personnel air-dropped mines. (Submitted)

CHILLIWACK PROGRESS 130th: Former editor on assignment in Persian Gulf War

Venturing into war zone was a ‘profoundly life-changing experience,’ writes former editor Andy Holota

  • Jul 23, 2021
Andy Holota stands in front of a building alongside a road in the Kuwait desert. On the building is a warning spray-painted by American combat engineers, advising of air-dropped American mines in the area beside the road. BLU-91 and 92 designate anti-tank and anti-personnel air-dropped mines. (Submitted)
The Chilliwack Progress is offering readers the chance to win a $5,000 prize just for participating in an online reader survey.

Chilliwack Progress shopping survey offers readers a chance to win $5,000 prize

Survey will help to gauge shopping patterns of people in Chilliwack over the next year

The Chilliwack Progress is offering readers the chance to win a $5,000 prize just for participating in an online reader survey.
The Chilliwack Cultural Centre is looking for clothed and nude models for its Live Model Drawing Open Studio sessions. (Submitted)

Clothed, nude models needed for live model drawing sessions at Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Variety of male and female models with different body shapes and ages wanted

The Chilliwack Cultural Centre is looking for clothed and nude models for its Live Model Drawing Open Studio sessions. (Submitted)
The Chilliwack Cultural Centre has put a call out for volunteers. (Submitted)

Chilliwack Cultural Centre searching for volunteers

Guest services volunteers, technical volunteers needed, teens can apply

  • Jul 22, 2021
The Chilliwack Cultural Centre has put a call out for volunteers. (Submitted)
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New slo-pitch tournament to support Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation’s work

Health Care Heroes Slo-Pitch Tournament planned for Abbotsford in September

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Folks walk past a maple tree on Thursday, July 15, 2021 that the family of Shaelene Keeler Bell adopted in her honour. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Family of Shaelene Bell adopts tree in memory of her along ‘peaceful’ trail in Chilliwack

‘Your memory will live on as this tree blossoms and grows deep,’ says mother of 23-year-old

Folks walk past a maple tree on Thursday, July 15, 2021 that the family of Shaelene Keeler Bell adopted in her honour. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Visitors take in the bright colours of the Cultus Lake Flower Fest on opening day Saturday, July 17, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: ‘It’s a peaceful environment,’ says owner of Cultus Lake Flower Fest

Lavender, lawn games and goats added to this year’s colourful floral festival in Chilliwack area

Visitors take in the bright colours of the Cultus Lake Flower Fest on opening day Saturday, July 17, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Lenny came into the Chilliwack SPCA after he was hit by a car. Seen here on Thursday, July 15, 2021, he’s now ready to be adopted. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: Find Me My Furever Home – Lenny at the Chilliwack SPCA

Tuxedo cat hit by car, now up for adoption at Chilliwack SPCA

Lenny came into the Chilliwack SPCA after he was hit by a car. Seen here on Thursday, July 15, 2021, he’s now ready to be adopted. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)