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Coffee farmers in Uganda, who work with Kingsley Griffin enjoying the first batch of coffee that they all grew together. (Contributed photo)

‘Labour of love’: White Rock company selling coffee from and for Uganda

Charity event to raise money to build school library in Uganda set for June 11 to 12

Coffee farmers in Uganda, who work with Kingsley Griffin enjoying the first batch of coffee that they all grew together. (Contributed photo)
(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
The Village Classic Car Show on June 25, 2017. A vintage market will take place along a section of Main Street during this year’s car show. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Vintage market part of this year’s Village Classic Car Show in Chilliwack

‘This very hip vintage market will be a welcome addition,’ says Trevor McDonald with BIA

The Village Classic Car Show on June 25, 2017. A vintage market will take place along a section of Main Street during this year’s car show. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The Abbotsford campus of University of the Fraser Valley. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

UFV receives $90K in scholarship funding for STEM programs

University of the Fraser Valley among 10 schools receiving total of $3.75M

The Abbotsford campus of University of the Fraser Valley. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Sunshine Edwards of Kamloops gets some last-minute help from Louie Quilt before the intertribal dancing begins Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Quesnel Tillicum Society’s 46th Annual Memorial Pow Wow. Lindsay Chung photo

New traditional powwow coming to Abbotsford at Sumas First Nation

Event offers bannock, food trucks, a kids’ booth, team dancing, the potato dance, jigging and giveaways

Sunshine Edwards of Kamloops gets some last-minute help from Louie Quilt before the intertribal dancing begins Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Quesnel Tillicum Society’s 46th Annual Memorial Pow Wow. Lindsay Chung photo
The logo for the 150th annual Chilliwack Fair was designed by local Indigenous artist Bon Graham. (Bon Graham - b.wyse)
The logo for the 150th annual Chilliwack Fair was designed by local Indigenous artist Bon Graham. (Bon Graham - b.wyse)
The Waverly Seniors Village welcomes the community June 9 for a barbecue and activities to celebrate Seniors Week in Chilliwack.

The Waverly celebrates Seniors’ Week in Chilliwack with community open house

Enjoy a barbecue, activities, tours and more on June 9

  • May 24, 2022
The Waverly Seniors Village welcomes the community June 9 for a barbecue and activities to celebrate Seniors Week in Chilliwack.
This Brookswood home is part of a $2.5-million prize package. It comes complete with a two-bedroom legal basement suite and much more. (Hometown Heroes Lottery/Special to Langley Advance Times)

PHOTOS: Langley smart house part of Hometown Heroes Lottery

A Lower Mainland prize home is the primary part of $2.5-M package currently up for grabs

This Brookswood home is part of a $2.5-million prize package. It comes complete with a two-bedroom legal basement suite and much more. (Hometown Heroes Lottery/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Funds raised through Sweatin’ for Science support education programs and opportunities in 13 regions across BC and Yukon to nurture, inspire and elevate youth.

BC Tech Leaders Raise Funds and Awareness for STEM Education

BC’s tech leaders are Sweatin’ for Science this month to raise funds…

  • May 23, 2022
Funds raised through Sweatin’ for Science support education programs and opportunities in 13 regions across BC and Yukon to nurture, inspire and elevate youth.
Paddlers take part in the 2022 River Spirit Canoe Races at Chilliwack Landing on Skwah First Nation on Saturday, May 21, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: War canoe races return to Chilliwack waterway at Skwah

Paddlers from across B.C. and Washington State compete in River Spirit Canoe Races

Paddlers take part in the 2022 River Spirit Canoe Races at Chilliwack Landing on Skwah First Nation on Saturday, May 21, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Zen is an eight-year-old German shepherd cross up for adoption at the Chilliwack SPCA. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

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

8-year-old stray dog will be great for somebody looking for low-key companion, says SPCA branch manager

Zen is an eight-year-old German shepherd cross up for adoption at the Chilliwack SPCA. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Marietta Palcis with Chartwell Birchwood Retirement Residence pies one of her managers in the face during a fundraiser for the Alzheimer Society of B.C. outside the retirement home on Thursday, May 19, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Birchwood pie fundraiser in Chilliwack raises money for Alzheimer Society

Chilliwack retirement residence staff lined up to pie managers in face

Marietta Palcis with Chartwell Birchwood Retirement Residence pies one of her managers in the face during a fundraiser for the Alzheimer Society of B.C. outside the retirement home on Thursday, May 19, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The West Coast Small Home Expo joins forces with The Health and Wellness Show to bring you a myriad of exhibitors and speakers to see, listen and learn from June 4 and 5. (Flickr)

Two shows for the price of one at Tradex in Abbotsford

West Coast Small Home Expo joins forces with The Health and Wellness Show June 4 and 5.

The West Coast Small Home Expo joins forces with The Health and Wellness Show to bring you a myriad of exhibitors and speakers to see, listen and learn from June 4 and 5. (Flickr)
David Egolf of Abbotsford is the honorary chair for the 2022 Gutsy Walk in the eastern Fraser Valley. This year’s event is being held virtually.

Honorary chair of 2022 Gutsy Walk speaks out about Crohn’s disease

David Egolf of Abbotsford urges residents to support eastern Fraser Valley event

David Egolf of Abbotsford is the honorary chair for the 2022 Gutsy Walk in the eastern Fraser Valley. This year’s event is being held virtually.
A western tanager photographed at Manning Park in 2016. (Adrienne Buck/Hope Mountain Centre)

Manning Park Bird Blitz planned for mid June

Event helps track the changing biodiversity of the park

A western tanager photographed at Manning Park in 2016. (Adrienne Buck/Hope Mountain Centre)
Run for Mom 5k run/walk event on Sunday, May 8, 2022. (Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation)

Runners, walkers, bikers raised $8,200 in 2022 Run for Mom

Maternity department at CGH is recipient of funds collected in annual Mother’s Day 5k fundraiser

Run for Mom 5k run/walk event on Sunday, May 8, 2022. (Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation)
“What a wonderful way to support and celebrate the ending of a chapter,” said Chilliwack librarian Kelli Whitehead. She organized a writing contest for local high school graduates where teens can win one of three half-hour photo sessions. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Library offers Chilliwack grads chance to win photo session through writing contest

Winners drawn randomly, contest not based on writing skills, says Chilliwack librarian

“What a wonderful way to support and celebrate the ending of a chapter,” said Chilliwack librarian Kelli Whitehead. She organized a writing contest for local high school graduates where teens can win one of three half-hour photo sessions. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Ten-year-old Hannah Denbok reacts as Thistle, a three-month-old Nigerian dwarf goat, looks for affection during the 2014 Ryder Lake Ramble. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Ryder Lake Ramble returns to Chilliwack, artwork wanted for this year’s poster

Organizers looking for artists to submit photos, paintings for 2022 ramble promotions

Ten-year-old Hannah Denbok reacts as Thistle, a three-month-old Nigerian dwarf goat, looks for affection during the 2014 Ryder Lake Ramble. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
It's been more than two years since the West Coast Women's Show has been held at Tradex. This year's event is slated for June 10 - 12 and also features concerts, food trucks and a beer and wine garden. (Submitted photo)

The ultimate kickoff to summer celebration held at Abbotsford’s Tradex June 10-12

West Coast Women’s Show now includes concerts, food trucks and beer and wine garden

It's been more than two years since the West Coast Women's Show has been held at Tradex. This year's event is slated for June 10 - 12 and also features concerts, food trucks and a beer and wine garden. (Submitted photo)
People are rallying behind the Drombolis family of North Langley. Dad Shane has been battling a rare form of cancer and mom Kristine was recently diagnosed with the very same condition. (GoFundMe)

Community rallies to help B.C. couple battling rare form of cancer

GoFundMe launched after wife was diagnosed with the same rare cancer husband is fighting

People are rallying behind the Drombolis family of North Langley. Dad Shane has been battling a rare form of cancer and mom Kristine was recently diagnosed with the very same condition. (GoFundMe)
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