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Cubetto is a hands-on, screen-free, computer programming toy geared for children ages three and up. A Cubetto storytime event is coming up at the Chilliwack Library on Thursday, Sept. 22. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

List of upcoming events at Chilliwack, Sardis and Yarrow libraries

Coding for kids, baby yoga, reading to dogs and more happening at 3 Chilliwack libraries

Cubetto is a hands-on, screen-free, computer programming toy geared for children ages three and up. A Cubetto storytime event is coming up at the Chilliwack Library on Thursday, Sept. 22. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
A photo of Shana Ethier (left) appeared in The Chilliwack Times on Aug. 15, 1992. The Yarrow mother brought her daughter Sawyer to Yarrow Pioneer Park on Aug. 15, 2022 to recreate the photo. (Chilliwack Times file/ Shana Ethier photo)

PHOTO: Chilliwack mom tries to recreate her photo in the newspaper 30 years later with her daughter

Shana Ethier’s photo on a swing appeared in 1992 so she brought her daughter Sawyer to the same spot

A photo of Shana Ethier (left) appeared in The Chilliwack Times on Aug. 15, 1992. The Yarrow mother brought her daughter Sawyer to Yarrow Pioneer Park on Aug. 15, 2022 to recreate the photo. (Chilliwack Times file/ Shana Ethier photo)
The mammography unit at Chilliwack General Hospital will be getting state-of-the-art equipment, according to the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation. It’s one of several projects the foundation is fundraising for. (FVHCF)

Jackpot growing for Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation’s 50/50 campaign

Fundraising campaign closes on Sept. 9; jackpot sitting at about $3,000

The mammography unit at Chilliwack General Hospital will be getting state-of-the-art equipment, according to the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation. It’s one of several projects the foundation is fundraising for. (FVHCF)
Kindness Chain Chilliwack Association has its Seniors’ Appreciation BBQ Event on Saturday, Sept. 3 at Central Community Park in downtown Chilliwack. (Kindness Chain Chilliwack Association/Facebook)

Free barbecue for seniors thanks to Kindness Chain Chilliwack

All seniors invited to complimentary barbecue on Sept. 3 in Chilliwack

Kindness Chain Chilliwack Association has its Seniors’ Appreciation BBQ Event on Saturday, Sept. 3 at Central Community Park in downtown Chilliwack. (Kindness Chain Chilliwack Association/Facebook)
Chilliwack’s Holden Frose won for Champion Market Hog in the 2022 PNE 4-H Festival. (Submitted by Debbie Frose)

Chilliwack 4-H members bring home top prizes from PNE competition

PNE 4-H Festival ‘huge success’ for Chilliwack district youth, says council president

Chilliwack’s Holden Frose won for Champion Market Hog in the 2022 PNE 4-H Festival. (Submitted by Debbie Frose)
Chiliwack author Raymond Maher released his second historical fiction novel about the Fraser River gold rush, called The Second Five, on July 25, 2022. (Submitted by Raymond Maher)

Chilliwack author pens second novel about historical Fraser River gold rush

Book launch and several signing events coming up for Raymond Maher’s novel The Second Five

Chiliwack author Raymond Maher released his second historical fiction novel about the Fraser River gold rush, called The Second Five, on July 25, 2022. (Submitted by Raymond Maher)
The Philomusica Chorus is looking for more singers. (Submitted by Paula Quick)

Chilliwack’s Philomusica Chorus looking for new singing members

In-person singing is back after more than 2 and a half years for adult chorus

The Philomusica Chorus is looking for more singers. (Submitted by Paula Quick)
The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy reports that many dog-related incidents in Golden Ears go unreported or are directed to the RCMP by mistake. (Golden Ears Dog Walking Facebook/Special to The News)

Golden Ears hikers want more dog-use restrictions in the provincial park

Report reveals that 22% of visitors want to transition to a on-leash only policy

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy reports that many dog-related incidents in Golden Ears go unreported or are directed to the RCMP by mistake. (Golden Ears Dog Walking Facebook/Special to The News)
Located at 8445 Young Rd., The Waverly Seniors Village is hosting a picnic on September 11th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Nothing’s Better than a picnic at The Waverly!

Join us for a family picnic on Grandparents Day Sunday September 11

  • Aug 30, 2022
Located at 8445 Young Rd., The Waverly Seniors Village is hosting a picnic on September 11th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Clark jumped off the Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge and he is now at the Chilliwack SPCA waiting to be adopted. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

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

Kitten who jumped off Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge now at Chilliwack SPCA and up for adoption

Clark jumped off the Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge and he is now at the Chilliwack SPCA waiting to be adopted. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
More than 1,100 cyclists leave Chilliwack Heritage Park for the annual Tour de Cure fundraiser for BC Cancer Foundation on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: $6.3 million raised as Tour de Cure cycling fundraiser for cancer rolls through Chilliwack

More than 1,100 cyclists rode through Eastern Fraser Valley to raise money for BC Cancer Foundation

More than 1,100 cyclists leave Chilliwack Heritage Park for the annual Tour de Cure fundraiser for BC Cancer Foundation on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Brendan Van Beek of Agassiz carries his 21-month-old son on his shoulders while shopping for books during the one-day Chilliwack Rotary Outdoor Book Sale on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: 30,000 books for sale at 3rd annual Chilliwack Rotary Outdoor Book Sale

1st outdoor book sale started at beginning of pandemic and has continued every year

Brendan Van Beek of Agassiz carries his 21-month-old son on his shoulders while shopping for books during the one-day Chilliwack Rotary Outdoor Book Sale on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
People check out some of the thousands of books for sale during the Rotary Club of Chilliwack Outdoor Book Sale on Wolfe Road on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021. This year’s sale is Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Shop outside for books during Rotary Club of Chilliwack’s one-day outdoor sale

Outdoor book sale, which started at beginning of pandemic, is back for 3rd year

People check out some of the thousands of books for sale during the Rotary Club of Chilliwack Outdoor Book Sale on Wolfe Road on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021. This year’s sale is Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Steve Roukema is the executive director with Chilliwack Restorative Justice. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Volunteers needed to make Operation Red Nose in Chilliwack successful this holiday season

Chilliwack Restorative Justice running safe-ride program; 2 open houses coming up for volunteers

Steve Roukema is the executive director with Chilliwack Restorative Justice. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Porter Family. (submitted photo)

PODCAST UPDATE: The Porter Family – Flying around the world

TODAY IN B.C.: They hope to raise $1 million for charity during the 14 month trip

Porter Family. (submitted photo)
The welding open house runs 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at UFV’s TTC building at Canada Education Park, 5579 Tyson Rd. (UFV)
The welding open house runs 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at UFV’s TTC building at Canada Education Park, 5579 Tyson Rd. (UFV)
Mother dog Dallas is learning to live at home and showing more of her happy, playful side at her foster home. She was rescued along with her nine puppies from a property in Agassiz. (Photo/BCSPCA)

VIDEO: Mother dog and 9 pups rescued in Agassiz now thriving

Dallas and her puppies soon available for adoption

Mother dog Dallas is learning to live at home and showing more of her happy, playful side at her foster home. She was rescued along with her nine puppies from a property in Agassiz. (Photo/BCSPCA)
Kyle Fowler performs in his 1986 Long EZ during the 2022 Chilliwack Flight Fest over the Chilliwack Airport on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Aerobatic pilots soar over Chilliwack at Flight Fest

Thousands came out to 28th annual free airshow at Chilliwack Airport

Kyle Fowler performs in his 1986 Long EZ during the 2022 Chilliwack Flight Fest over the Chilliwack Airport on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
People take part in the fourth annual Chilliwack Pride Festival in downtown Chilliwack on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Streets of Chilliwack packed as community celebrates being proud together at pride festival

Chilliwack Pride Festival about ‘freedom to love and to be loved,’ says organizer Teri Westerby

People take part in the fourth annual Chilliwack Pride Festival in downtown Chilliwack on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Bud and Ross Granley perform during Chilliwack Flight Fest on Aug. 17, 2008. Ross Granley will be back for the 2022 Flight Fest on Aug. 21, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Free airshow, Flight Fest, returns to Chilliwack skies

Family-friendly event set for Sunday, Aug. 21 at Chilliwack Airport

Bud and Ross Granley perform during Chilliwack Flight Fest on Aug. 17, 2008. Ross Granley will be back for the 2022 Flight Fest on Aug. 21, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
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