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A scene from the annual Yarrow Days Parade in 2015. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

What’s happening Chilliwack

A list of upcoming events in and around Chilliwack

The Corke family (from left) Sam, Vanessa, Dave and Joe at The Corke Classic where they raised $11,337.70 for the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplant Program of BC. (Submitted by Vanessa Corke)

Chilliwack man, diagnosed with leukemia, and family raise more than $10,000 for hospital foundation

Dave Corke and family, friends donated money to VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation through golf tourney

G.W. Graham Secondary School’s commencement ceremony on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at Chilliwack Coliseum. A total of 52 high school graduates in the Chilliwack School District received scholarships from the Chilliwack Foundation. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

High school grads handed $55,000 in scholarships thanks to Chilliwack Foundation donors

Total of 52 grads in Chilliwack School District were awarded scholarships by foundation this year

There’s a free pancake breakfast for seniors on Monday, Oct. 3 in Chilliwack. (Matthias Reumann/ Unsplash)

Celebrating National Seniors’ Day with free pancake breakfast for seniors in Chilliwack

All folks aged 55 and older invited to Chilliwack & District Seniors’ Resources Society event

There’s a free pancake breakfast for seniors on Monday, Oct. 3 in Chilliwack. (Matthias Reumann/ Unsplash)
The Golf Fore Your Hospitals Golf Tournament at Sandpiper Resort in Harrison Mills was a fun-filled event that raised more than $90,000 for hospital needs in Mission, Abbotsford, Hope and Chilliwack. (Submitted photo)

Golfers make big gains for Fraser Valley hospitals

More than $90,000 raised at Sandpiper Resort for Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation initiatives

The Golf Fore Your Hospitals Golf Tournament at Sandpiper Resort in Harrison Mills was a fun-filled event that raised more than $90,000 for hospital needs in Mission, Abbotsford, Hope and Chilliwack. (Submitted photo)
34 riders on the Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley team began a nine-day, 800 kilometre journey through the Fraser Valley in Langley on Wednesday, Sept. 21, where students at the Langley Fine Arts School cheered them on their way. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley begins

34 riders will spend 9 days riding 800 kilometres through the Fraser Valley to raise $300,000

34 riders on the Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley team began a nine-day, 800 kilometre journey through the Fraser Valley in Langley on Wednesday, Sept. 21, where students at the Langley Fine Arts School cheered them on their way. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
People browse through items for sale at the Atchelitz Threshermen’s Association garage sale on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Fundraiser yard sale this weekend for Atchelitz Threshermen’s Association in Chilliwack

Funds will go towards building storage place for threshing bee equipment

People browse through items for sale at the Atchelitz Threshermen’s Association garage sale on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Traditional Mennonite treats were a mainstay at the MCC Festival for World Relief at the Tradex in Abbotsford this weekend. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Charitable Mennonite festival makes successful return to Abbotsford’s Tradex post-COVID

More than $600,000 raised to help feed refugees around the world, more on its way

Traditional Mennonite treats were a mainstay at the MCC Festival for World Relief at the Tradex in Abbotsford this weekend. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
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Bring a book, take a book at book exchange in Chilliwack

Meet-and-greet event hosted by Chilliwack Learning Society in celebration of literacy month

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Elanis is following her dream of becoming a social worker. The Youth Futures Education Fund, supported by United Way BC, helps cover expenses like food, textbooks, counselling, and transportation, allowing former youth in care to survive while focusing on their studies.

Changing lives: All youth deserve the chance to reach their potential.

Youth Futures Education Fund and United Way BC help former youth in care follow their dreams

  • Sep 19, 2022
Elanis is following her dream of becoming a social worker. The Youth Futures Education Fund, supported by United Way BC, helps cover expenses like food, textbooks, counselling, and transportation, allowing former youth in care to survive while focusing on their studies.
There are 40 pieces of art that have been created and donated by Fraser Valley artists, including this piece by Marie Bellanger, that will be auctioned through the UFV Wildlife Protection Club. Proceeds go to the Fraser Valley Conservancy. (Marie Bellanger art)

UFV art auction to support local wildlife going live

UFV Wildlife Protection Club raising funds to support Fraser Valley Conservancy

There are 40 pieces of art that have been created and donated by Fraser Valley artists, including this piece by Marie Bellanger, that will be auctioned through the UFV Wildlife Protection Club. Proceeds go to the Fraser Valley Conservancy. (Marie Bellanger art)
Christian Lane (right) is the team lead for the Abbotsford Canadian Walk For Veterans. It’s the fifth year for the annual walk, and the first for one to be held in Abbotsford. Here he is with Randie Scott (middle) who served in Afghanistan, and Marc Burchell, co-founder and co-national organizer of the Canadian Walk for Veterans and former President of Equitas Society during a taping of his podcast. (Christian Lane photo)

Canadian Walk for Veterans comes to Abbotsford’s Mill Lake Park

Registration and participation helps shine a light on service given by veterans and Afghanis

Christian Lane (right) is the team lead for the Abbotsford Canadian Walk For Veterans. It’s the fifth year for the annual walk, and the first for one to be held in Abbotsford. Here he is with Randie Scott (middle) who served in Afghanistan, and Marc Burchell, co-founder and co-national organizer of the Canadian Walk for Veterans and former President of Equitas Society during a taping of his podcast. (Christian Lane photo)
Smile Cookies $2 each at Tim Hortons in Chilliwack, Hope, Sept. 19-25 to support hospitals in the Eastern Fraser Valley. (FVHCF)

Smile Cookie campaign to support hospitals in Chilliwack, Hope

‘The response from the community over the last two years has been outstanding,’ says foundation head

Smile Cookies $2 each at Tim Hortons in Chilliwack, Hope, Sept. 19-25 to support hospitals in the Eastern Fraser Valley. (FVHCF)
WaterWealth Project officials conducting field work near Chilliwack. (WaterWealth Project)

Inaugural Chilliwack River Salmon Run to help raise funds for water-quality monitoring

The WaterWealth Project is holding its first ever run/walk fundraiser on Sept. 24

WaterWealth Project officials conducting field work near Chilliwack. (WaterWealth Project)
The #HopeandHealingCanada art installation by Tracey-Mae Chambers features a closing reception at the Chilliwack Museum on Oct. 6, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack Museum offers last look at 2 exhibitions on legacy of residential schools

Museum to host closing reception Oct. 6 inviting public to check out exhibits for the last time

The #HopeandHealingCanada art installation by Tracey-Mae Chambers features a closing reception at the Chilliwack Museum on Oct. 6, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Elora van Jarrett. (submitted photo)

PODCAST: Elora van Jarrett – BC Wildfire Service crew leader

TODAY IN B.C.: Longtime firefighter has been stationed in Salmon Arm, Port Alberni

Elora van Jarrett. (submitted photo)
Do you know where the Granny Smith apple originated? (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: How much do you know about grandparents?

The second Sunday of September is National Grandparents Day in Canada

Do you know where the Granny Smith apple originated? (Pixabay.com)
Upper Fraser Valley RCMP Sgt. Krista Vrolyk and Thar hang out in Abbotsford on Wednesday (Sept. 7) during the jersey presentation for participants in the Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News).

Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley participants receive official jerseys

Annual fundraiser for childhood cancer research and services runs Sept. 21-29

Upper Fraser Valley RCMP Sgt. Krista Vrolyk and Thar hang out in Abbotsford on Wednesday (Sept. 7) during the jersey presentation for participants in the Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News).
It’s time to register for the Run for Hope, a fundraiser event organized by the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation. (Submitted)

Run for Hope will follow repaired Coquihalla River trails

Registration only $10 and supports Fraser Canyon Hospital

It’s time to register for the Run for Hope, a fundraiser event organized by the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation. (Submitted)
Bert terHart. (Submitted photo)

PODCAST UPDATE: Bert terHart is paddling, portaging across Canada

TODAY IN B.C.: Adventurer is ahead of schedule to reach the Atlantic Ocean

Bert terHart. (Submitted photo)