Another fabulous event for Chilliwack

The third annual Chilliwack Connect earns praise for its efforts to help those in need.

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending an all day event (Chilliwack Connect, Oct. 13) at First Ave. Christian Assembly church. This event celebrates and offers tangible support to those in our community who are struggling to make ends meet.

Fabulous food was served starting with a nutritious breakfast that got people off to a great start.

Many volunteers offered their time and talents to bring a smile to many faces with pedicures,haircuts, portraits,prizes,clothing, and tables brimming with lots of great, free stuff.

This event is anticipated for many months by those who benefit from such a great community event.

In talking with people at a local shelter,I consistently have heard people say they wish they could afford the services of a chiropractor or massage therapist.

But there is no way that cost can be absorbed in their budget.

It was great to see and hear how the many aches and pains were attended too by a local chiropractor offering their services for nothing more than a smile. I was touched First Avenue church opened their building to the community, I can only imagine how much time went into the clean up.

It was humbling to enter the sacristy and see people having haircuts and pedicures in this place of worship, now that’s an open and apostolic church.

As a fellow community member, I thank all of you for helping to make Chilliwack a place of inclusion and hope.

Anne White

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

UPDATE: Suspect arrested in Chilliwack after truck fire once killed a man in jail

Jordan Cole Burt was taken into RCMP custody while wanted on an outstanding warrant

Two Abbotsford elementary schools record COVID-19 exposures, according to Fraser Health

‘Exposures’ defined as 1 positive case at school, ‘clusters’ as 2 or more, ‘outbreaks’ as widespread

UPDATE: Fatal collision Sunday leaves Chilliwack father and five children with minor injuries

Driver who T-boned family after running stop sign on McGuire Road died at the scene

Fundraiser golf tournament raises $74,000 for Fraser Valley hospitals

Chilliwack General Hospital will benefit from a tourney at held at the Sandpiper Golf Resort

Reported Kelowna Hells Angels member dies in Fraser Valley motorcycle crash

Michael “Speedy” Christiansen was found dead on Monday morning near Ruby Creek on Highway 7

B.C. reports 96 new COVID-19 cases, one hospital outbreak

61 people in hospital as summer ends with election

BC Liberals must change gears from election cynicism, focus on the issues: UBC professors

COVID-19 response and recovery is likely to dominate platforms

B.C. could be without a new leader for multiple weeks after Election Day: officials

More than 20K mail-in voting packages were requested within a day of B.C. election being called

Dozens of Canadian venues to light up red in support of entertainment workers

Local facilities among dozens across Canada to participate in Light Up Live

Vancouver Island sailor stranded in U.S. hospital after suffering massive stroke at sea

Oak Bay man was attempting to circumnavigate the world solo

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Majority needed to pass COVID-19 budget, B.C. premier says

John Horgan pushes urgent care centres in first campaign stop

Public health officials urge Canadians to limit contacts again as COVID-19 cases rise

Canada has committed $1 billion to buy at least 154 million doses of vaccines from five different companies

Most Read