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B.C. Agriculture in the Classroom is offering free school tours of The Pencil Patch learning garden in Abbotsford in April, May and June.

Agriculture in the Classroom offers free school tours at learning garden

The Pencil Patch in Abbotsford provides 15 outdoor learning stations

Chilliwack’s historic Royal Hotel is offering COVID-style wedding packages for two weeks in June. (Facebook/ Royal Hotel Chilliwack)

Chilliwack hotel offers pop-up, COVID-style weddings for 2 weeks this June

‘Weddings can still happen, albeit in a different fashion,’ says Laura Reid of Royal Hotel

Kay Campbell (left) and Linda Brawn with Chilliwack Senior Peer Counsellors said the organization is in need of more volunteers to chat with seniors. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Volunteers like ‘lifeline’ for lonely seniors, says Chilliwack Senior Peer Counsellors

National Volunteer Week: People encouraged to volunteer time in form of weekly phone chats with elderly

April 16, 2021 is the 130th anniversary of the first edition of The Chilliwack Progress, the oldest community newspaper in British Columbia. The first four-page Progress was printed on April 16, 1891.

PHOTO GALLERY: Today is the 130th anniversary of The Chilliwack Progress

British Columbia’s oldest community newspaper’s first edition was April 16, 1891

April 16, 2021 is the 130th anniversary of the first edition of The Chilliwack Progress, the oldest community newspaper in British Columbia. The first four-page Progress was printed on April 16, 1891.
Kelly Ng (left) tries to get the attention of Podzol and Aquila as twin sister, Pauline Ng, snaps a photo of the two dogs by a field of hyacinths at the Chilliwack Tulips attraction on April 13. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Strolling through tulips, hyacinths and daffodils at Chilliwack Tulips attraction

Colourful spring flower attraction opened on the weekend in Chilliwack, continues into May

Kelly Ng (left) tries to get the attention of Podzol and Aquila as twin sister, Pauline Ng, snaps a photo of the two dogs by a field of hyacinths at the Chilliwack Tulips attraction on April 13. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Bat Packs are the newest addition to the FVRL Playground, and have everything you need to learn more about bats, and track them in your neighbourhood. (FVRL image)

Bat Packs at Fraser Valley libraries come with echometer to track bats

Packs are the newest part of the FVRL Playground inventory

Bat Packs are the newest addition to the FVRL Playground, and have everything you need to learn more about bats, and track them in your neighbourhood. (FVRL image)
Building on the success of Black Press Media’s niche digital platforms, Today’s Home brings the same wealth of knowledge and local expertise to the search for a home, be it buying, selling, or even just daydreaming about what changes you can make in the future.
Building on the success of Black Press Media’s niche digital platforms, Today’s Home brings the same wealth of knowledge and local expertise to the search for a home, be it buying, selling, or even just daydreaming about what changes you can make in the future.
Two-year-old Ivy McLeod, seen here on April 9, 2021 with four-year-old sister Elena and mom Vanessa, was born with limb differences. The family, including husband/dad Sean McLeod, is looking for a family puppy that also has a limb difference. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack family looking for puppy with limb difference, just like 2-year-old Ivy

Ivy McLeod born as bilateral amputee, now her family wants to find ‘companion’ puppy for her

Two-year-old Ivy McLeod, seen here on April 9, 2021 with four-year-old sister Elena and mom Vanessa, was born with limb differences. The family, including husband/dad Sean McLeod, is looking for a family puppy that also has a limb difference. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Mike McKinlay and Isabelle Groc won an award in 2018 for their documentary ‘Toad People’ at the Wildscreen Panda Awards. The Fraser Valley Regional Library will be showing the film during its virtual Doc ‘n Talk event on April 15, 2021. (Jakob Dulisse)

From toad documentary to ukulele jams, Fraser Valley libraries offer various virtual events

A list of upcoming online events hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library in April

Mike McKinlay and Isabelle Groc won an award in 2018 for their documentary ‘Toad People’ at the Wildscreen Panda Awards. The Fraser Valley Regional Library will be showing the film during its virtual Doc ‘n Talk event on April 15, 2021. (Jakob Dulisse)
People stroll through rows of tulips in bloom during the Tulips of the Valley Festival on May 2, 2017. The colourful spring event, now called Chilliwack Tulips, opens on Sunday, April 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack tulip attraction open this weekend after being closed last year due to COVID-19

More than 6.5 million bulbs in all at this year’s colourful Chilliwack Tulips event

People stroll through rows of tulips in bloom during the Tulips of the Valley Festival on May 2, 2017. The colourful spring event, now called Chilliwack Tulips, opens on Sunday, April 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Peter Scherle shared this 1958 photo of his father, then-Town Chairperson Paul Scherle (centre) speaking with Queen Elizabeth II with Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in the background. Prince Philip passed away April 9 at the age of 99. (Photo/Peter Scherle)

PHOTOS: Hope residents remember Prince Philip, royal visits to Fraser Valley

Prince Phillip died at age 99 at Windsor Castle on April 9

Peter Scherle shared this 1958 photo of his father, then-Town Chairperson Paul Scherle (centre) speaking with Queen Elizabeth II with Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in the background. Prince Philip passed away April 9 at the age of 99. (Photo/Peter Scherle)
Volunteers help put together 340 hampers for school children at the Salvation Army Church on April 8, 2020. It’s just one of many ways locals have stepped up to volunteer during the pandemic. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Face of volunteering changing, but need is still great says Volunteer Fraser Valley

Greatest need is for those who can provide connections for seniors who are shut in due to pandemic

Volunteers help put together 340 hampers for school children at the Salvation Army Church on April 8, 2020. It’s just one of many ways locals have stepped up to volunteer during the pandemic. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Chris Bourque of Chilliwack is currently in treatment for cancer, and his daughter Taylor has set up a GoFundMe account for her parents. On April 6, 2021, the amount donated had reached $20,000 in just one day. (GoFundMe image)

Daughter of Chilliwack man with metastatic cancer raising funds for parents

GoFundMe account reaches $20,000 in donations for Chilliwack lineman in just one day

Chris Bourque of Chilliwack is currently in treatment for cancer, and his daughter Taylor has set up a GoFundMe account for her parents. On April 6, 2021, the amount donated had reached $20,000 in just one day. (GoFundMe image)
Cat-Therine O’Haira (left) and Praline were two of 63 cats seized from a home two months ago. They are now ready for their ‘furever’ home together. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: Find Me My Furever Home – Praline and Cat-Therine O’Haira at the Chilliwack SPCA

These two female cats were part of a large-scale animal seizure and will need to be adopted together

Cat-Therine O’Haira (left) and Praline were two of 63 cats seized from a home two months ago. They are now ready for their ‘furever’ home together. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Kids with 6th Chilliwack Beavers and 26th Unsworth Beavers watch the Beaver Buggy races at Gwynne Vaughan Park on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Beaver Buggies zip to finish line in classic Chilliwack Scout races

No prizes, but heaps of fun at annual races for Chilliwack Beavers

Kids with 6th Chilliwack Beavers and 26th Unsworth Beavers watch the Beaver Buggy races at Gwynne Vaughan Park on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
A missing persons poster for April Parisian in front of Hope’s district hall. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Fundraiser underway for April Parisian billboards

GoFundMe goal is on the way to $25,000.

A missing persons poster for April Parisian in front of Hope’s district hall. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Chilliwack Realtor Jayden Lee (right), along with his buddy Cameron Van Klei, will be running to BC Children’s Hospital in September to raise money for the medical facility that helped him during his teenage years when he was diagnosed with leukaemia. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack cancer survivor gets ready for 107-km fundraiser run to BC Children’s Hospital

Jayden Lee had leukaemia as a teen, now he’s raising funds for the hospital that helped him for years

Chilliwack Realtor Jayden Lee (right), along with his buddy Cameron Van Klei, will be running to BC Children’s Hospital in September to raise money for the medical facility that helped him during his teenage years when he was diagnosed with leukaemia. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Career Fair

5 reasons your career search just got easier

Black Press Virtual Career and Post- Secondary Education Event comes to the Fraser Valley

  • Apr 5, 2021
Career Fair
Submitted by Amber Pynn.
Submitted by Amber Pynn.
Emily McLean lifts up three-year-old Colt Arthur so he can grab an egg in a tree at Circle Drive Park during Prizes in the Park hosted by Southside Church on Saturday, April 3, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: People hop to outdoor Easter events in Chilliwack

Pop-up cookie shop, city-wide Easter egg hunt and festive drive-thru farm event took place Saturday

Emily McLean lifts up three-year-old Colt Arthur so he can grab an egg in a tree at Circle Drive Park during Prizes in the Park hosted by Southside Church on Saturday, April 3, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)