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This 1958 Piper Super Pacer is among the planes that will be on display during the Wings and Wheels event on Aug. 15 and 16 at Tradex in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)

Wings and Wheels drive-thru fundraiser supports Crystal Gala Foundation

Event on Aug. 15 and 16 at Tradex to feature more than 300 planes and vehicles

  • Jul 29, 2020
This 1958 Piper Super Pacer is among the planes that will be on display during the Wings and Wheels event on Aug. 15 and 16 at Tradex in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)
B.C. Ferries is still providing ferry service between Tsawwassen and Victoria, 60 years later. (File - Black Press Media)

QUIZ: A summer’s day on the water

How much do you know about boats and other watercraft?

B.C. Ferries is still providing ferry service between Tsawwassen and Victoria, 60 years later. (File - Black Press Media)
It’s kitten season and these three little ones are up for adoption at the Chilliwack SPCA. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

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

Weekly SPCA pet-of-the-week video returns after four-month absence due to COVID-19

It’s kitten season and these three little ones are up for adoption at the Chilliwack SPCA. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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Shop local campaign hits downtown Chilliwack
Find Me My Furever Home - Four kittens at the Chilliwack SPCA
Find Me My Furever Home - Jade and Olive at the Chilliwack SPCA
Find Me My Furever Home - Keith at the Chilliwack SPCA
Kalyn Head (teal shorts) and friends at Fairfield Park after approximately 98 kilometres of a 100-kilometre run/walk she did to raise money for Chilliwack Community Services on her 23rd birthday on July 23, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack woman powers through pain, exhaustion to finish 100-km birthday marathon fundraiser

Kalyn Head suffered severe blisters, lost toenails as she ran 100 km for Chilliwack Community Services

Kalyn Head (teal shorts) and friends at Fairfield Park after approximately 98 kilometres of a 100-kilometre run/walk she did to raise money for Chilliwack Community Services on her 23rd birthday on July 23, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Dr. Iris Lesser has been involved in several studies looking at the correlation between exercise and the mental wellbeing of cancer survivors, including one called Take A Hike, which was led by a UFV student in the fall of 2019. (UFV photo)

Cancer survivor study looking at connection to outdoor exercise needs more participants

Online study researching ways to provide better physical activity programs for cancer survivors

Dr. Iris Lesser has been involved in several studies looking at the correlation between exercise and the mental wellbeing of cancer survivors, including one called Take A Hike, which was led by a UFV student in the fall of 2019. (UFV photo)
Dr. Leslie Ann Ross was out for a walk when she spotted this memorial for a hamster. (Dr. Leslie Ann Ross/ Submitted to The Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack veterinarian stumbles across child’s hamster memorial on trail

Handmade cardboard grave marker for ‘butifull’ pet brought back vivid memories for Dr. Leslie Ann Ross

Dr. Leslie Ann Ross was out for a walk when she spotted this memorial for a hamster. (Dr. Leslie Ann Ross/ Submitted to The Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack’s Stephanie Berkhout is the 2020 Young Grower of the Year, an international award presented by AmericanHort. (Submitted/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack woman earns international accolade in horticulture industry

Stephanie Berkhout of Chilliwack was awarded the 2020 Young Grower of the Year award by AmericanHort

Chilliwack’s Stephanie Berkhout is the 2020 Young Grower of the Year, an international award presented by AmericanHort. (Submitted/ Chilliwack Progress)
Nelson Drozdowich got help preparing for his tandem parachute jump in 2015 from grandaughter Nicolette Barnes at Cyrus Centre’s Leap of Faith event. Drozdowich, now 90, is doing his 10th annual jump in Abbotsford on July 28. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Abbotsford man, 90, to do 10th annual leap from plane

Nelson Drozdowich hopes to reach $100,000 goal for Cyrus Centre

  • Jul 24, 2020
Nelson Drozdowich got help preparing for his tandem parachute jump in 2015 from grandaughter Nicolette Barnes at Cyrus Centre’s Leap of Faith event. Drozdowich, now 90, is doing his 10th annual jump in Abbotsford on July 28. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Fraser Valley Regional Library branches to re-open Aug. 4. (Langley Advance Times files)

Fraser Valley Regional Library to re-open all 25 branch locations on Aug. 4

Guests will once again be able to browse collections, have computer access, and return items

Fraser Valley Regional Library branches to re-open Aug. 4. (Langley Advance Times files)
The Chilliwack School Board opened up their online Zoom meeting to the public via a webinar option on May 28, 2020. (Zoom screenshot)

Tips on how to combat Zoom call fatigue

Video conferences leading to a new kind of screen fatigue due to physical distancing efforts

The Chilliwack School Board opened up their online Zoom meeting to the public via a webinar option on May 28, 2020. (Zoom screenshot)
Hampton House residents rest after walking on the spot for half an hour during their Toonies for the Trail fundraiser on July 10, 2020. Lois Comerford (right) takes part in the annual fundraiser. (Tracey McDonald)

COVID-19 doesn’t stop Chilliwack seniors from raising money for Trans Canada Trail

Hampton House’s annual outdoor Toonies for the Trail fundraiser brought inside this year

Hampton House residents rest after walking on the spot for half an hour during their Toonies for the Trail fundraiser on July 10, 2020. Lois Comerford (right) takes part in the annual fundraiser. (Tracey McDonald)
Prince George, heir to the British throne, is puctured in this file photo dated Saturday, June 17, 2017, members of the British royal family. How much do you know about Prince George, other princes and other people named George? (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, FILE)

QUIZ: In honour of Prince George

The heir to the British throne celebrates his birthday on July 22

Prince George, heir to the British throne, is puctured in this file photo dated Saturday, June 17, 2017, members of the British royal family. How much do you know about Prince George, other princes and other people named George? (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, FILE)
The BC SPCA’s annual summer camps have gone online for 2020. (Submitted/ The Progress)

Learning about animals goes online with BC SPCA’s summer camps for kids

Kids can learn to speak ‘cat’ and more in SPCA’s weekly online summer sessions

The BC SPCA’s annual summer camps have gone online for 2020. (Submitted/ The Progress)
This year’s Monsoon Festival will still feature workshops but from the comfort of participants’ homes as the festival turns digital for 2020. (South Asian Arts Society)

Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts turns digital for fifth anniversary

The festival celebrates South Asian artists and performers

This year’s Monsoon Festival will still feature workshops but from the comfort of participants’ homes as the festival turns digital for 2020. (South Asian Arts Society)
Old cars are on display at the Hackberry General Store in Arizona. The general store is along a famous highway. Do you know the name of this highway? (John Arendt - Black Press)

QUIZ: Are you ready for a summer road trip?

How much do you really know about roads, motor vehicles and car culture? Take this quiz to find out.

Old cars are on display at the Hackberry General Store in Arizona. The general store is along a famous highway. Do you know the name of this highway? (John Arendt - Black Press)
PHOTOS: Cat owners in Chilliwack celebrate National Kitten Day

PHOTOS: Cat owners in Chilliwack celebrate National Kitten Day

Chilliwack Progress readers share photos of their favourite felines on National Kitten Day

PHOTOS: Cat owners in Chilliwack celebrate National Kitten Day
People line up in their vehicles for food during the Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival at Chilliwack Heritage Park on Saturday, July 11, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Foodies flock to drive-thru food truck fest in Chilliwack

The Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival takes place this weekend at Chilliwack Heritage Park

People line up in their vehicles for food during the Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival at Chilliwack Heritage Park on Saturday, July 11, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Mac was a pup-ular dog at the University of the Fraser Valley sports building in early March, 2019, where he celebrated his 15th birthday and his retirement as a therapy dog at the University of the Fraser Valley. (Dustin Godfrey/Black Press)

Popular retired UFV therapy dog passes away

Mac the Therapy Dog consoled countless students and staff, as well as wildfire victims

Mac was a pup-ular dog at the University of the Fraser Valley sports building in early March, 2019, where he celebrated his 15th birthday and his retirement as a therapy dog at the University of the Fraser Valley. (Dustin Godfrey/Black Press)
A life-sized cutout of Dolly Parton at the top of the Jinkerson stairs in Chilliwack, in June 2020. The cutout is being used to help promote her literacy organization, Imagination Library, and the Fraser Valley chapter’s Christmas in July campaign. (Submitted/ Chilliwack Progress)

Imagination Library Fraser Valley celebrating Christmas in July

Dolly Parton early literacy intiative looking for financial support to help with waitlist

A life-sized cutout of Dolly Parton at the top of the Jinkerson stairs in Chilliwack, in June 2020. The cutout is being used to help promote her literacy organization, Imagination Library, and the Fraser Valley chapter’s Christmas in July campaign. (Submitted/ Chilliwack Progress)
Four-year-old Myelle Tinoco proudly shows off her artwork while entering it in the Chilliwack Fair with her mom Jenise as volunteers Johanne Pereault (right) and Jacquie Ross help on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. Due to the Chilliwack Fair going virtual this year, all entries will be submitted online instead. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Online submissions now open for virtual Chilliwack Fair

No fee this year to submit entries for food, arts and more in 148th annual Chilliwack Fair

Four-year-old Myelle Tinoco proudly shows off her artwork while entering it in the Chilliwack Fair with her mom Jenise as volunteers Johanne Pereault (right) and Jacquie Ross help on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. Due to the Chilliwack Fair going virtual this year, all entries will be submitted online instead. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)