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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)
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)
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