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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)
Mary-Rose Siemens of Abbotsford has received the Governor General’s bronze medal for being the top academic student in two-year programs at University of the Fraser Valley. (Photo by UFV)

Abbotsford woman earns Governor General’s bronze medal at UFV

Rose-Mary Siemens is top academic student in two-year programs

Mary-Rose Siemens of Abbotsford has received the Governor General’s bronze medal for being the top academic student in two-year programs at University of the Fraser Valley. (Photo by UFV)
Angela Moore (left) shows visitors around her farm during the Ryder Lake Ramble on Saturday, June 18, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Farm animals, stunning scenery and more during Ryder Lake Ramble in Chilliwack

Annual self-guided tour of historic farming community saw folks visit from all over

Angela Moore (left) shows visitors around her farm during the Ryder Lake Ramble on Saturday, June 18, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
(Black Press file photo)

Okanagan-based group ready for B.C.-wide celebration of collector cars

July 9 is recognized as Collector Car Appreciation Day in the province

(Black Press file photo)
A total of 2,617 students graduated from the University of the Fraser Valley this year. (UFV)

More than 2,600 graduate as University of the Fraser Valley returns to in-person convocation ceremonies

Friends and family cheered, whooped and even blew enthusiastically on kazoos to welcome grads

A total of 2,617 students graduated from the University of the Fraser Valley this year. (UFV)
Sasquatch embraces Sts’ailes Chief Ralph Leon during the opening ceremonies of Sasquatch Days on Saturday, June 18. (Adam Louis/Observer)

PHOTOS: Sasquatch Days opens at Harrison Lake

A weekend of food, friendship and friendly competition awaits on Harrison Lake

Sasquatch embraces Sts’ailes Chief Ralph Leon during the opening ceremonies of Sasquatch Days on Saturday, June 18. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Five-year-old Adalyn Geddert gets tips from her grandfather Steve Czeck during the 15th annual Cultus Lake Pikeminnow and Smallmouth Bass Fishing Derby at Main Beach on Saturday, June 18, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: People line shores of Cultus Lake for annual Father’s Day weekend fishing derby

Pikeminnow and smallmouth bass fishing derby helps recovery of Cultus Lake sockeye

Five-year-old Adalyn Geddert gets tips from her grandfather Steve Czeck during the 15th annual Cultus Lake Pikeminnow and Smallmouth Bass Fishing Derby at Main Beach on Saturday, June 18, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The Sikh Riders of Canada rode from Abbotsford to Kamloops on Saturday, June 18, 2022 in memory of the children who died in residential schools. (John Morrow/ Abbotsford News)

PHOTOS: Sikh motorcycle club rides to Kamloops in memory of children who died in residential schools

Sikh Riders of Canada gathered in Abbotsford before heading to Kamloops for 370-km ride

The Sikh Riders of Canada rode from Abbotsford to Kamloops on Saturday, June 18, 2022 in memory of the children who died in residential schools. (John Morrow/ Abbotsford News)
Kwiyeqel Secondary School graduate Riley Dmytruk poses for a group photo during the school’s graduation ceremony at Central Community Church on Thursday, June 16, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Commencement back in-person for more than 1,000 Chilliwack grads

The Progress and readers share photos of Chilliwack, Sardis, G.W. Graham, Kwiyeqel graduations

Kwiyeqel Secondary School graduate Riley Dmytruk poses for a group photo during the school’s graduation ceremony at Central Community Church on Thursday, June 16, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The team Get Lit took first place in group A of the Health Care Heroes Charity Slo-Pitch Tournament held June 11 and 12 at Abbotsford Exhibition Park. (Submitted photo)

Fraser Valley slo-pitch tournament raises $5,800 for local hospitals

Health care foundation holds event June 11 and 12 in Abbotsford

The team Get Lit took first place in group A of the Health Care Heroes Charity Slo-Pitch Tournament held June 11 and 12 at Abbotsford Exhibition Park. (Submitted photo)
The Crystal Gala fundraiser takes place in Abbotsford on Oct. 22 at Tradex. (Submitted photo)

Crystal Gala returns to Abbotsford with Spanish-themed celebration

Event on Oct. 22 at Tradex raises money for breast-cancer health

The Crystal Gala fundraiser takes place in Abbotsford on Oct. 22 at Tradex. (Submitted photo)