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This image from Linda Brown of the Chilliwack Plowing Match won a photography contest for Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl’s annual calendar. Her photo was featured for April 2020 in the Chilliwack—Hope constituency calendar. (Linda Brown photograph)

Annual call out for Chilliwack-Hope constituency calendar photo contest

Photos will be featured in MP Mark Strahl’s calendar for 2021

The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation held its inaugural Grand Gala in November 2019 at Harrison Hot Springs Resort. This year’s event will be held online. (Submitted photo)

Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation holds virtual Grand Gala

Second annual event takes place online on Nov. 20, raising funds for local hospitals

Actor Ryan Reynolds surprised a Shuswap family with a special birthday message to their son who was worried he'd be alone on his 9th birthday on Nov. 24. (Tiffanie Trudell/Facebook)

Ryan Reynolds text almost gives away Shuswap boy’s birthday surprise

Deadpool actor helps remind eight-year-old Canoe resident he’s not alone

Actor Ryan Reynolds surprised a Shuswap family with a special birthday message to their son who was worried he'd be alone on his 9th birthday on Nov. 24. (Tiffanie Trudell/Facebook)
Unsworth elementary school librarian, Lorraine Warner, explains to Grade 5 student, Zachary Greenwood, how to use the new book vending machine on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Unsworth elementary home to Chilliwack’s very first book vending machine

Students earn new books from the machine by completing reading challenges, being kind

Unsworth elementary school librarian, Lorraine Warner, explains to Grade 5 student, Zachary Greenwood, how to use the new book vending machine on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The Pearl Life Renewal Society is having a garage sale fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Submitted)

Garage sale to raise funds for sexually exploited women in Chilliwack

Donations sought for upcoming garage sale fundraiser for Pearl Life Renewal Society

The Pearl Life Renewal Society is having a garage sale fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Submitted)
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Find Me My Furever Home - Blue at the Chilliwack SPCA
Mounties help beaver across Chilliwack road
Find Me My Furever Home - Dale at the Chilliwack SPCA
Berlin zoo pandas celebrate their first birthday
Residents of Hampton House take part in their annual Terry Fox walk on Sept. 4, 2020. (Tracey McDonald photo)

Spunky seniors in Chilliwack stay active while raising more than $2,000 for Terry Fox Foundation

Residents of three Chilliwack retirement homes recently took part in annual Terry Fox walk fundraiser

Residents of Hampton House take part in their annual Terry Fox walk on Sept. 4, 2020. (Tracey McDonald photo)
John Redekop, with wife Doris, was the 2019 recipient of the Betty Urquhart Community Service Award from UFV. (Photo courtesy of UFV)

Nominations open until Oct. 30 for UFV’s Betty Urquhart Awards

Award recognizes ‘significant impact’ of volunteer work by an individual or group

John Redekop, with wife Doris, was the 2019 recipient of the Betty Urquhart Community Service Award from UFV. (Photo courtesy of UFV)
An example of some of the bikes being auctioned off to support Chilliwack Restorative Justice. This year (2020) the sale is being held via Facebook, with new crops of bikes posted on Mondays, and auctions being called each Thursday. (Submitted photos)

Popular Chilliwack bike auction moves to online format

Bidding on a bike as easy as commenting on Facebook this year, due to pandemic

An example of some of the bikes being auctioned off to support Chilliwack Restorative Justice. This year (2020) the sale is being held via Facebook, with new crops of bikes posted on Mondays, and auctions being called each Thursday. (Submitted photos)
Sally Lum sits in the pilot seat and nonagenarian Ann Coulter is the passenger on a trishaw with the Chilliwack/Yarrow Chapter of Cycling Without Age. With COVID-19 protocols now in place, the local chapter will be out on the Hope River Rotary Trail this weekend. (Submitted)

Cycling Without Age offers free rides to seniors in Chilliwack in the time of COVID

Folks can take a ride on one of the trishaws this weekend along the Hope River Rotary Trail

Sally Lum sits in the pilot seat and nonagenarian Ann Coulter is the passenger on a trishaw with the Chilliwack/Yarrow Chapter of Cycling Without Age. With COVID-19 protocols now in place, the local chapter will be out on the Hope River Rotary Trail this weekend. (Submitted)

SLIDESHOW: Chilliwack Progress readers share images of October

From puppies to pumpkins, Chilliwack’s photographers capture wide range of seasonal photos

Autumn is here: share your fall photos of Chilliwack with us

Fall is a great season to get outside and snap some photos of the changing leaves and rain

Fundraiser rakes in $4,000 in one day for new downtown Chilliwack mural

Mural will be painted by Chilliwack artist Kyle Mirva on the rear wall of a Wellington Ave. building

Operation Red Nose Chilliwack cancels service this holiday season due to COVID-19

Asking people to plan safe way to get home by calling relative, cab, or designating sober driver

PHOTOS: Harrison Elementary staff jump in the lake for the Terry Fox Run

Students, parents raised more than $2,200 for the cause

QUIZ: Where there’s a will, there’s a way

The week of Oct. 4 to 10 is Make-a-Will Week in British Columbia. Have you made your will?

Maple Ridge woman uses Peace Arch Park loophole to marry American beau

Elizabeth Rodriguez met San Diegan, Daniel Frausto, on live streaming app two years ago

Confronting their addictions to make way for healing — a B.C. love story

‘I think what’s helped us is that we had to understand our past and move forward’

VIDEO: Black bear visiting UFV in Chilliwack safely tranquilized and relocated

Small bear was in the area for a number of days before going up trees at the RCMP’s training centre

Volunteers needed for Poppy Campaign in Chilliwack

The need for help with poppy boxes is greater than ever this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic