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Cupcake, an orphaned seal pup rescued from Harrison Lake, is eating multiple times a day after locals saved the exhausted pup from drifting on a log next to its deceased mother. (Photo/Deanna Boudreau)

Promising outlook for orphaned seal pup rescued in Harrison Lake

‘Cupcake’ is feeding well at Vancouver Aquarium

Cupcake, an orphaned seal pup rescued from Harrison Lake, is eating multiple times a day after locals saved the exhausted pup from drifting on a log next to its deceased mother. (Photo/Deanna Boudreau)
(From left) Jo-ann Archibald, Diane Delves, Peter Dhillon and Shirley Turcotte have received honorary doctorate degrees from University of the Fraser Valley.

University of Fraser Valley presents honorary doctorate degrees to 4 people

Educator, developer, entrepreneur and counsellor recognized for contributions

(From left) Jo-ann Archibald, Diane Delves, Peter Dhillon and Shirley Turcotte have received honorary doctorate degrees from University of the Fraser Valley.
The grand opening of the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve and Rotary Interpretive Centre on Wednesday, May 15, 2002. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack’s Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve celebrates 20 years with free event

‘It’s an opportunity for people who were involved at the beginning to continue to be involved’

The grand opening of the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve and Rotary Interpretive Centre on Wednesday, May 15, 2002. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
People are seen during the Ann Davis Transition Society’s Drive-Thru Breakfast fundraiser in 2019. (Submitted by Ann Davis Transition Society)

Ann Davis drive-thru breakfast fundraiser will help families in Chilliwack

Proceeds from 7th annual by-donation event will support women’s and children’s programs

People are seen during the Ann Davis Transition Society’s Drive-Thru Breakfast fundraiser in 2019. (Submitted by Ann Davis Transition Society)
Taking place at the Langley Events Centre in the field house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 23, there will be over 75 exhibitors collectively offering over 500 opportunities for employment and 1,000’s of post secondary options to choose from. (File photo)

Amid worker shortages, endless opportunities at Black Press Media’s career fair in Langley

Langley Career and Post-Secondary Event will connect workers directly to employers

Taking place at the Langley Events Centre in the field house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 23, there will be over 75 exhibitors collectively offering over 500 opportunities for employment and 1,000’s of post secondary options to choose from. (File photo)
A Vancouver Aquarium staff member gently moves harbour seal pup ‘Cupcake’ (inset) from a log floe to the safety of a kennel for transport to Vancouver. Harrison residents worked together to rescue the pup, who was discovered floating on a log, crying beside its dead mother. (Photos/Brooke Kirkham and Deanna Boudreau)
A Vancouver Aquarium staff member gently moves harbour seal pup ‘Cupcake’ (inset) from a log floe to the safety of a kennel for transport to Vancouver. Harrison residents worked together to rescue the pup, who was discovered floating on a log, crying beside its dead mother. (Photos/Brooke Kirkham and Deanna Boudreau)
Cycling is a popular summer activity and takes various forms including mountain biking and road cycling. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: Are you ready for some summer sports?

The summer months are a time to enjoy outdoor sports and recreation.

Cycling is a popular summer activity and takes various forms including mountain biking and road cycling. (Black Press file photo)
People take part in the 2019 Hike for Hospice in Chilliwack. (Chilliwack Hospice Society/ Facebook)

UPDATE: Chilliwack’s Hike for Hospice fundraiser cancelled

Chilliwack Hospice Society asking folks to fundraise in other ways this summer

People take part in the 2019 Hike for Hospice in Chilliwack. (Chilliwack Hospice Society/ Facebook)
People check out vehicles during the Fraser Valley Classic Car Show at the Chilliwack UFV campus on Saturday, June 11, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Fraser Valley Classic Car Show shines in Chilliwack

Hundreds came out to the fundraiser event host by Fraser Valley British Motor Club

People check out vehicles during the Fraser Valley Classic Car Show at the Chilliwack UFV campus on Saturday, June 11, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
A man dances in the Spirit of the People Powwow at Tzeachten Sports Field on Aug. 9, 2014 in Chilliwack. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

National Indigenous Peoples Day to be celebrated in Chilliwack with 3 separate events

Ironman competition, wellness reconnection, community event all part of celebrations

A man dances in the Spirit of the People Powwow at Tzeachten Sports Field on Aug. 9, 2014 in Chilliwack. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Folks take part in Greendale Days (circa 1990s). After about a 20-year absence, Greendale Acres is bringing back the community event on June 18. (Submitted by Vanessa Oddy)

Chilliwack businesses collaborate to bring back Greendale Days

Fundraiser event will bring in money for Chilliwack Bowls of Hope

Folks take part in Greendale Days (circa 1990s). After about a 20-year absence, Greendale Acres is bringing back the community event on June 18. (Submitted by Vanessa Oddy)
Ken Barkman at Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing on June 5, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

78-year-old Ken Barkman of Chilliwack riding 3,000 kilometres for BC Children’s Hospital

Grandfather helping son and wife, who have adopted four high-risk babies

Ken Barkman at Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing on June 5, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Hops and Heritage runs June 25 to Sept. 3 at five local breweries in Chilliwack. The launch event is set for Saturday, June 25 on the ground of the Chilliwack Musem. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Beer-themed ‘Hops and Heritage’ fundraiser runs throughout summer in Chilliwack

3rd annual fundraiser event for Chilliwack Museum and Historical Society

Hops and Heritage runs June 25 to Sept. 3 at five local breweries in Chilliwack. The launch event is set for Saturday, June 25 on the ground of the Chilliwack Musem. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Thirteen-year-old Madden Wicker-Vriend, seen here with his parents Eryn and Jesse on May 27, is on dialysis at home in Chilliwack and is looking for a living kidney donor. He’s holding his catheter and behind him is his dialysis machine. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

13-year-old Chilliwack boy on dialysis looking for kidney donor

Madden Wicker-Vriend has plethora of health issues, but this ‘crisis’ came as a surprise, says mom

Thirteen-year-old Madden Wicker-Vriend, seen here with his parents Eryn and Jesse on May 27, is on dialysis at home in Chilliwack and is looking for a living kidney donor. He’s holding his catheter and behind him is his dialysis machine. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Volunteer swimming sport coordinators Donna Tyrrell, husband Dan Tyrrell, Wei Xiao and horseshoes coordinator Bob McCauley help celebrate the countdown to Greater Victoria’s 55-Plus BC Games, at Berwick Royal Oak on June 7.

PHOTOS: Days counting down for 55-Plus BC Games on south Vancouver Island

Cauldron lighting at Saanich seniors residence June 7 marks 99 days to the Games

Volunteer swimming sport coordinators Donna Tyrrell, husband Dan Tyrrell, Wei Xiao and horseshoes coordinator Bob McCauley help celebrate the countdown to Greater Victoria’s 55-Plus BC Games, at Berwick Royal Oak on June 7.
The Sikh Riders of Canada, who are based out of Abbotsford, rode their motorcycles to Kamloops in June 2021 in memory of the 215 children believed to be buried on the site of a former residential school. (Facebook/Sikh Riders of Canada)

Sikh Riders of Canada making second trip to Kamloops to honour ‘lost souls’

Motorcycle club says it’s important to highlight the many injustices against minorities

The Sikh Riders of Canada, who are based out of Abbotsford, rode their motorcycles to Kamloops in June 2021 in memory of the 215 children believed to be buried on the site of a former residential school. (Facebook/Sikh Riders of Canada)
Youth between 12 and 19 years old and living in BC or the Yukon are invited to participate in the 2022 Youth Innovation Showcase by submitting a 45-second selfie video about themselves and their latest innovation.

Youth Innovation Showcase calls for innovative student submissions

The Youth Innovation Showcase is back for its fourth year in 2022.…

  • Jun 6, 2022
Youth between 12 and 19 years old and living in BC or the Yukon are invited to participate in the 2022 Youth Innovation Showcase by submitting a 45-second selfie video about themselves and their latest innovation.
Emily Haukeland (left) and Makenna Knight model donated prom dresses in the Prom Shop at Chilliwack Secondary School on June 3, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack Secondary School’s ‘Prom Shop’ helps students get dressed

Those who can’t afford a dress for the big event can borrow one

Emily Haukeland (left) and Makenna Knight model donated prom dresses in the Prom Shop at Chilliwack Secondary School on June 3, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Lt.-Cmdr. Martin J. Packer (white hat) was the reviewing officer for the Royal Canadian Air Cadets 147 Airwolf Squadron’s 80th annual Ceremonial Review on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at the Landing Sports Centre. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Chilliwack cadets celebrate milestone event with 80th Ceremonial Review

147 Airwolf Squadron showed family, friends what they learned over past training year

Lt.-Cmdr. Martin J. Packer (white hat) was the reviewing officer for the Royal Canadian Air Cadets 147 Airwolf Squadron’s 80th annual Ceremonial Review on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at the Landing Sports Centre. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Dinah is a one-year-old kitty at the Chilliwack SPCA looking for her ‘furever’ home. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

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

Young cat who came from an animal cruelty seizure now looking for ‘furever’ home

Dinah is a one-year-old kitty at the Chilliwack SPCA looking for her ‘furever’ home. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)