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People check out some of the thousands of books for sale during the Rotary Club od Chilliwack Outdoor Book Sale on Wolfe Road on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Shop for books al fresco during today’s Rotary book sale in Chilliwack

2nd annual Rotary Club of Chilliwack Outdoor Book Sale is one day only

People check out some of the thousands of books for sale during the Rotary Club od Chilliwack Outdoor Book Sale on Wolfe Road on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The second annual COVID-Friendly Optimist Club Poker Run Car Rally takes place on Saturday, Sept. 11 with funds going to local children in need. “You don’t need an antique car to participate. It’s just a fun-filled day with something for everyone,” said event coordinator Glenda Standeven seen here during last year’s event. (Submitted)

Optimist ‘poker run’ event to raise funds for Chilliwack kids, families in need

2nd annual COVID-Friendly Optimist Club Poker Run Car Rally takes place Sept. 11

The second annual COVID-Friendly Optimist Club Poker Run Car Rally takes place on Saturday, Sept. 11 with funds going to local children in need. “You don’t need an antique car to participate. It’s just a fun-filled day with something for everyone,” said event coordinator Glenda Standeven seen here during last year’s event. (Submitted)
Claude “Rocky” LaRock concentrates as he competes in the speed carving competition at this year’s Hope Chainsaw Carving Competition. (Adam Louis/Observer)

VIDEO: Coast Salish artist Rocky LaRock savours this year’s Hope Chainsaw Carving Competition experience

LaRock competed in speed carving, shared good times with old friends in this years competition

Claude “Rocky” LaRock concentrates as he competes in the speed carving competition at this year’s Hope Chainsaw Carving Competition. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Glow-in-the-dark golf is happening at Cheam in Chilliwack on Oct. 1, as a fundraiser for the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation. (Submitted photo)

Glow-in-the-dark golf tournament planned in Chilliwack

Evening of play at Cheam will support the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation

Glow-in-the-dark golf is happening at Cheam in Chilliwack on Oct. 1, as a fundraiser for the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation. (Submitted photo)
Submitted by Diane Heal.

SLIDE SHOW: Chilliwack ‘pup-arazzi’ share canine pics on National Dog Day

Progress readers share their favourite photos of their furry family members

Submitted by Diane Heal.
Stan Smethurst speaks during the 50th anniversary celebration of Chilliwack Toastmasters at the Pioneer Village Museum on Aug. 18, 2021. (Submitted)

Chilliwack Toastmasters celebrates 50 years of public speaking

Look back at history of club which began in 1971 and other Toastmasters clubs in Chilliwack

Stan Smethurst speaks during the 50th anniversary celebration of Chilliwack Toastmasters at the Pioneer Village Museum on Aug. 18, 2021. (Submitted)
Bakerview Music Academy has received funds to hire a new percussion teacher for students in Grades 4 and up. (Erwin Soo/ Wikimedia)

Abbotsford music academy in search of percussion musician to teach youth

Funds for new position in thanks to grant from Devon Clifford Music Foundation

Bakerview Music Academy has received funds to hire a new percussion teacher for students in Grades 4 and up. (Erwin Soo/ Wikimedia)
Members of Team Sarah outside Chilliwack General Hospital. (Submitted)

Tour de Cure team rides in honour of Chilliwack nurse who died of cancer

Sarah Penner and her unborn baby both died of cancer; Team Sarah formed in her memory

Members of Team Sarah outside Chilliwack General Hospital. (Submitted)
People check out the items for sale during the Chilliwack Rotary One-Day Book Sale on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Buy, browse books in fresh air at Rotary outdoor book sale in Chilliwack

One-day sale back after ‘overwhelming success’ of last year’s Rotary Club of Chilliwack event

People check out the items for sale during the Chilliwack Rotary One-Day Book Sale on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Levi Caya won first place and also People’s Choice in the 2021 Hope Chainsaw Carving Competition. (Submitted photo)

Ontario-based carver wins Hope Chainsaw Carving Competition with chief’s head

Four-day competition brought in carvers from across Canada, one from U.S.

Levi Caya won first place and also People’s Choice in the 2021 Hope Chainsaw Carving Competition. (Submitted photo)
James is a two-year-old rabbit up for adoption at the Chilliwack SPCA. He is seen here at the shelter on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

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

2-year-old ‘very, very sweet’ rabbit up for adoption at Chilliwack SPCA

James is a two-year-old rabbit up for adoption at the Chilliwack SPCA. He is seen here at the shelter on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
About 40 people took part in the Parkinson’s SuperWalk along Spadina Avenue in Chilliwack on Sept. 17, 2016. This year’s walk is virtual and takes place on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Folks step up to raise money for Parkinson Society of B.C. with SuperWalk

Annual event goes virtual for 2nd year in a row, funds go to Parkinson’s research, programming

About 40 people took part in the Parkinson’s SuperWalk along Spadina Avenue in Chilliwack on Sept. 17, 2016. This year’s walk is virtual and takes place on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Cultus Lake Park is hosting Blanc on the Beach, a white-attire fundraiser event, on Saturday, Sept. 11 at Main Beach. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

UPDATE: ‘Blanc on the Beach’ at Cultus Lake postponed

Fundraiser event originally scheduled for September postponed until 2022

Cultus Lake Park is hosting Blanc on the Beach, a white-attire fundraiser event, on Saturday, Sept. 11 at Main Beach. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Ayden McKillop in the shirt he designed in support of the Osoyoos fire department (Junction 3 Coffeehouse/Facebook)

Osoyoos boy sells homemade shirts in support of wildfire crews

The shirts will be sold on Saturday (Aug. 21) at Junction 3 Coffeehouse

Ayden McKillop in the shirt he designed in support of the Osoyoos fire department (Junction 3 Coffeehouse/Facebook)
The “Crazy Chilliwack Corn Man” with his truck and the corn he sells for $1 a cob. 
(Clayton Whitelaw - Western News)

Who is Penticton’s Crazy Chilliwack Corn Man?

The Corn Man has been selling Chilliwack corn in the Okanagan for almost 10 years

The “Crazy Chilliwack Corn Man” with his truck and the corn he sells for $1 a cob. 
(Clayton Whitelaw - Western News)
Priyam Mehta of Abbotsford won the B.C. regional portion of the Spelling Bee of Canada competition on Sunday (Aug. 15) and advances to the national event in October. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford boy to represent B.C. at national spelling bee

Priyam Mehta, 11, clinches regional event in his age category to advance

Priyam Mehta of Abbotsford won the B.C. regional portion of the Spelling Bee of Canada competition on Sunday (Aug. 15) and advances to the national event in October. (Submitted photo)
Sgt. Krista Vrolyk will be at Central Community Park on Wednesday, Aug. 18 to chat with the public. (RCMP)

Chilliwack RCMP host ‘coffee with a cop’ today at downtown park

Sgt. Krista Vrolyk on hand to provide crime prevention advice, connect with the community

Sgt. Krista Vrolyk will be at Central Community Park on Wednesday, Aug. 18 to chat with the public. (RCMP)
Hedy Sutulov, seen here on Aug. 12, 2021, turned 107 on Aug. 18, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘Feisty’ Chilliwack woman who continued to hike at age 95 celebrates 107th birthday

Hedy Sutulov hiked Cheam at age 90, lived on her own until 101, had driver’s licence until 104

Hedy Sutulov, seen here on Aug. 12, 2021, turned 107 on Aug. 18, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
A baby snowshoe hare is one of the current inhabitants at Elizabeth’s Wildlife Centre in Abbotsford. The centre is facing financial constraints due to the pandemic and the required demolition of their clinic and nursery. (Submitted photo)

Elizabeth’s Wildlife Center in Abbotsford faces financial crush

Site has to cancel fundraising open house for second year in a row

A baby snowshoe hare is one of the current inhabitants at Elizabeth’s Wildlife Centre in Abbotsford. The centre is facing financial constraints due to the pandemic and the required demolition of their clinic and nursery. (Submitted photo)
Evacuees of Logan Lake began checking in at the emergency operations centre in Chilliwack on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. The City of Chilliwack put a call out the following day for more volunteers at the centre. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Volunteers needed to help wildfire evacuees at Chilliwack emergency centre

City of Chilliwack looking for ‘community-minded’ volunteers

Evacuees of Logan Lake began checking in at the emergency operations centre in Chilliwack on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. The City of Chilliwack put a call out the following day for more volunteers at the centre. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)