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The annual Rotary Christmas Parade rolled through downtown Chilliwack on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. The 2022 parade is set for Dec. 3. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Rotary Christmas Parade returns to downtown Chilliwack this year, volunteers needed

‘We are looking forward to returning this year with our much-loved parade,’ says organizer

The annual Rotary Christmas Parade rolled through downtown Chilliwack on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. The 2022 parade is set for Dec. 3. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
A Canada Day Car Show filled Memorial Park in Hope on Friday, with about 200 cars turning out to gleam in the sun. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)

Hope park filled with classic cars for Canada Day

Celebrations planned for Fraser Valley communities all include fireworks this year

A Canada Day Car Show filled Memorial Park in Hope on Friday, with about 200 cars turning out to gleam in the sun. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)
A young Chilliwack resident celebrates Canada Day 2022 with a pancake breakfast hosted by the Kiwanis Club at Evergreen Hall on July 1. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
A young Chilliwack resident celebrates Canada Day 2022 with a pancake breakfast hosted by the Kiwanis Club at Evergreen Hall on July 1. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
On Friday, July 1, Canada will celebrate its 155th birthday. How much do you know about Canada, its history and its people? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about Canada?

Canada’s 155th birthday is on Friday, July 1

On Friday, July 1, Canada will celebrate its 155th birthday. How much do you know about Canada, its history and its people? (Black Press file photo)
Ryder Newhouse, 15, met Juniper, an eight-month-old yellow Labrador with BC and Alberta Guide Dogs, in downtown Chilliwack on Friday, June 24. He is seen here with his mom Nicole Newhouse. Ryder has been raising money to help pay for her training over the past six months. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Harrison teen finally meets guide dog in training that he’s fundraising for

Ryder Newhouse met puppy named Juniper for the first time in Chilliwack

Ryder Newhouse, 15, met Juniper, an eight-month-old yellow Labrador with BC and Alberta Guide Dogs, in downtown Chilliwack on Friday, June 24. He is seen here with his mom Nicole Newhouse. Ryder has been raising money to help pay for her training over the past six months. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Dallas, a four-year-old pit bull cross, was found at an Agassiz property, looking after a litter of nine two-week-old puppies. She and her puppies are now at a foster home. (Contributed Photo/BC SPCA)
Dallas, a four-year-old pit bull cross, was found at an Agassiz property, looking after a litter of nine two-week-old puppies. She and her puppies are now at a foster home. (Contributed Photo/BC SPCA)
Librarians Kathy McDowell and Julie Penner hold some of the supplies people can use to make paper tiles for the Sardis Library’s mosaic mural seen behind them. The community art project runs through the summer in conjunction with the Fraser Valley Regional Library’s Summer Reading Club. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Community art project in Chilliwack tells ‘our story’ of Sardis Library

People of all ages invited to add handmade paper tiles to mosaic art piece at Sardis Library

Librarians Kathy McDowell and Julie Penner hold some of the supplies people can use to make paper tiles for the Sardis Library’s mosaic mural seen behind them. The community art project runs through the summer in conjunction with the Fraser Valley Regional Library’s Summer Reading Club. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Terry and Darrell Fox. (Submitted Photo)

PODCAST: Darrell Fox discusses his brother Terry’s Marathon of Hope

TODAY IN B.C.: ’Terry always compared running a marathon a day to going through cancer’

Terry and Darrell Fox. (Submitted Photo)
Kids play a fishing game at the inaugural Scouts Community Carnival at Watson Glen Park on Saturday, June 25, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Inaugural scouts carnival fundraiser in Chilliwack brings in more than $10,000

Funds go to No One Left Behind program for financially disadvantaged kids and 6th Chilliwack Scouts

Kids play a fishing game at the inaugural Scouts Community Carnival at Watson Glen Park on Saturday, June 25, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Dry grad in Chilliwack ran from 11 p.m. on June 22 to 5 a.m. on June 23 at the Landing Sports Centre. (Gavin Phillips photo)

Volunteers, community bring dry grad to more than 900 Chilliwack teens from 3 schools

‘That’s what makes it so cool. It’s all volunteer-run,’ says event organizer Eleanor Meldrum

Dry grad in Chilliwack ran from 11 p.m. on June 22 to 5 a.m. on June 23 at the Landing Sports Centre. (Gavin Phillips photo)
Manning Park. (Submitted)

Volunteers needed for Manning Park area trail build this Wednesday

Hope Mountain Centre looking for additonal help for day-long building project

Manning Park. (Submitted)
The 2022 Cultus Lake Day parade rolls along 1st Avenue on Saturday, June 25, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Sunshine and smiles as Cultus Lake Day parade rolls through lakeside community

Parade, along with market, activities and more returned after 2 years of cancellations

The 2022 Cultus Lake Day parade rolls along 1st Avenue on Saturday, June 25, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Kids check out artist Chantelle Trainor-Matties in action during the inaugural Vedder River Art Walk on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. The event returns on Saturday, July 30, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

UPDATE: Vedder River Art Walk in Chilliwack postponed due to weather

More than 20 artists, musicians and more will line trail from Vedder Park to Peach Road

Kids check out artist Chantelle Trainor-Matties in action during the inaugural Vedder River Art Walk on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. The event returns on Saturday, July 30, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Elizabeth Denes Luque, 6, makes her lemonade from scratch. (Special to The News)

6-year-old in Lower Mainland raises hundreds for Ukraine orphans

Elizabeth Denes Luque’s goal was only $10 for a school project

Elizabeth Denes Luque, 6, makes her lemonade from scratch. (Special to The News)
A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: B.C. couple presented with new car after winning Canada-wide contest

‘We thought it was some scam when we found out we won,’ they said

A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Some of the youth from the 2021-22 Fraser Valley cohort of the Co-Creating a Sustainable BC program visited Net Zero Waste Abbotsford on a field tour to learn about the issue of organic waste in the community. (Submitted photo)

Fraser Basin Council invites youth to take action against climate change

Co-Creating a Sustainable BC program provides seed funding for projects

Some of the youth from the 2021-22 Fraser Valley cohort of the Co-Creating a Sustainable BC program visited Net Zero Waste Abbotsford on a field tour to learn about the issue of organic waste in the community. (Submitted photo)
The soapbox derby returns to the Columbia Valley Canada Day celebrations on Friday, July 1, 2022. Pictured here is the 2009 derby. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Soapbox derby, parade and more return to Columbia Valley for Canada Day

Folks can decorate bikes, tractors, animals, floats and other vehicles for parade on July 1

The soapbox derby returns to the Columbia Valley Canada Day celebrations on Friday, July 1, 2022. Pictured here is the 2009 derby. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
People wait for the live entertainment to start at Townsend Park during Chilliwack’s Canada Day celebrations on July 1, 2017. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Chilliwack gets ready to celebrate Canada Day

Lineup of live music in evening will complement free daytime activities throughout Chilliwack

People wait for the live entertainment to start at Townsend Park during Chilliwack’s Canada Day celebrations on July 1, 2017. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)
The Summer Reading Club is underway at branches of the Fraser Valley Regional Library. (Matthew Claxton/Black Press Media)

Summer Reading Club kicks off at Fraser Valley libraries

Clubs open for all ages, and registration can be done online

The Summer Reading Club is underway at branches of the Fraser Valley Regional Library. (Matthew Claxton/Black Press Media)
Young dancers give it their all during the Similkameen Powwow of Champions. June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21 is designated as National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: Honouring National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada and June is National Indigenous History Month

Young dancers give it their all during the Similkameen Powwow of Champions. June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21 is designated as National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. (Black Press file photo)