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Nod to Harold Zinke’s 24 years service in downtown Chilliwack, ‘We are so lucky to have him’

Streams Foundation Canada with Chartwell holding ‘Coffee With Seniors Party’ June 10
“The day I got hired in 1999, I fell in love with this job because I like to keep our streets nice and clean so that people, when they go for their walk, they see that everything looks so nice,” says Harold Zinke, street cleaner with the Downtown Chilliwack BIA. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Those who’ve met him feel lucky to have Harold Zinke working for the community.

The “unofficial mayor of downtown” who’s been keeping the streets clean for the Downtown Chilliwack BIA since 1999 will be honoured at a Coffee with Seniors Party on this Saturday June 10 at 11 a.m. at Chartwell Lynnwood Retirement Residence on Corbould Street.

“We will be acknowledging, celebrating 24 years of services for Downtown Chilliwack by Harold Zinke, the unofficial Mayor of Downtown,” said Zeeshan Khan of Streams Foundation Canada.

“Mr. Zinke’s smile and kindness are contagious. We are so lucky to have him in our community.”

There will be coffee, tea, snacks, live music, games, and gift baskets thanks to community partners.

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Jennifer Feinberg

About the Author: Jennifer Feinberg

I have been a Chilliwack Progress reporter for 20+ years, covering the arts, city hall, as well as Indigenous, and climate change stories.
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