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Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive collecting in Chilliwack Sep. 25

Between wildfires and the pandemic, local food banks have seen heavy use. It’s time to re-supply!

  • Sep 13, 2021

 

‘Rogan the Painting Dog’ creates artwork featured on Foley Dog Treat Company packaging as part of a charitable partnership. (Photo submitted)

Painting ‘paw’-digy motivated by B.C. doggie treats

Nanaimo’s Foley Dog Treat Company partners with artistic pooch on charitable initiative

 

Surrey teen Sia Sidhu has been raising money for BC Children’s Hospital in a variety of ways in recent years. This year's "Team Sia" fundraiser involves a raffle of more than 60 prizes donated by sponsors. (submitted photo)

B.C. girl, 13, raises over $32K for BC Children’s Hospital, launches new raffle

Several hospital departments have benefitted from Sia Sidhu’s fundraising work in recent years

Surrey teen Sia Sidhu has been raising money for BC Children’s Hospital in a variety of ways in recent years. This year's "Team Sia" fundraiser involves a raffle of more than 60 prizes donated by sponsors. (submitted photo)
Tucker, the starving bobcat rescued by Langley’s Critter Care, is doing well, but he will need new accommodations. The wild animal rehab centre has launched a sponsorship campaign to help pay for it. (Critter Care video)

VIDEO: B.C. animal rehab centre offers a chance to sponsor rescued bobcat

Tucker is doing well, but he will need a new enclosure

Tucker, the starving bobcat rescued by Langley’s Critter Care, is doing well, but he will need new accommodations. The wild animal rehab centre has launched a sponsorship campaign to help pay for it. (Critter Care video)
Daya (left) and Anaya Hemming mix up tasty treats in the kitchen, working hard on their entrepreneurial venture called ‘Confectionery Kidz.’ (Instagram photo)

Young Chilliwack entrepreneurs launch Confectionery Kidz business

Four Promontory youngsters are donating partial proceeds to Ronald McDonald House

Daya (left) and Anaya Hemming mix up tasty treats in the kitchen, working hard on their entrepreneurial venture called ‘Confectionery Kidz.’ (Instagram photo)
Watched by teammates, Chilliwack’s Chris Lindhout (in white) sends a putt towards the first hole at the Sandpiper Golf Course Monday while playing in the 13th annual Saccomaniacs Agriculture for Autism Golf Tournament. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Golfers tee off at Sandpiper in 13th annual Saccomaniacs Agriculture for Autism tournament

The event brings together the agriculture industry and autism community for a fun fundraiser

Watched by teammates, Chilliwack’s Chris Lindhout (in white) sends a putt towards the first hole at the Sandpiper Golf Course Monday while playing in the 13th annual Saccomaniacs Agriculture for Autism Golf Tournament. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
Dairy Queen Canada, with multiple stores in B.C., announced recently it has rescheduled its annual Miracle Treat Day normally seen this month to Oct. 28. A portion of the proceeds from all Blizzards sold on that day in British Columbia will go to the B.C. Childrens Hospital Foundation. (Mike Mozart/Flickr photo)

Blizzards forecast in BC in October – each raising funds for children’s hospital care

Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day reset for Oct. 28 in province and across Canada

Dairy Queen Canada, with multiple stores in B.C., announced recently it has rescheduled its annual Miracle Treat Day normally seen this month to Oct. 28. A portion of the proceeds from all Blizzards sold on that day in British Columbia will go to the B.C. Childrens Hospital Foundation. (Mike Mozart/Flickr photo)
The Starfish Backpack program offers Chilliwack students food to take home to their families. (Langley Advance Times files)

Union makes $1,000 donation to Rotary Club of Chilliwack’s Feed the Kids Initiative

The Christian Labour Association of Canada donated as part of its Building Communities program

The Starfish Backpack program offers Chilliwack students food to take home to their families. (Langley Advance Times files)
The Sikh Motorcycle Club held a ride on Saturday (July 31) from the Gur Sikh Temple in Abbotsford to the Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib in Surrey to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin and to raise money for Diabetes Canada. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Sikh Motorcycle Club ride raises $113K for Diabetes Canada

B.C. portion of event on Saturday, July 31 travelled from Abbotsford to Surrey

The Sikh Motorcycle Club held a ride on Saturday (July 31) from the Gur Sikh Temple in Abbotsford to the Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib in Surrey to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin and to raise money for Diabetes Canada. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
(Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)

Credit union donates $50K to support B.C. wildfire victims

First West is also encouraging its members to donate to the cause

(Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)
Henry James with the “Crazy Indian Brotherhood” (back turned) in the Cottonwood Mall parking lot in Chilliwack on July 1, 2021 with a truckload of supplies he said were donated by the church at Chehalis First Nation for displaced people from the Lytton fire. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack residents line up with supplies to help Lytton wildfire escapees

Reminiscent of the Fort Mac response in 2016, truck driver Gord VanLaerhoven stepped up

Henry James with the “Crazy Indian Brotherhood” (back turned) in the Cottonwood Mall parking lot in Chilliwack on July 1, 2021 with a truckload of supplies he said were donated by the church at Chehalis First Nation for displaced people from the Lytton fire. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Saturnina Island is situated off the east coast of Gabriola Island. (Google Maps image)

Island near Nanaimo preserved as park after $4M donation from Lululemon founder

Chip Wilson’s family’s foundation supports three land purchases in the Strait of Georgia

Saturnina Island is situated off the east coast of Gabriola Island. (Google Maps image)
Bouquets for Baba volunteer Jan Hickman, right, puts up a display for their Mother’s Day campaign at Therapy. (Special to The News)

Bouquets needed for B.C. babas

Mother’s Day campaign to inspire donations for one or two years

Bouquets for Baba volunteer Jan Hickman, right, puts up a display for their Mother’s Day campaign at Therapy. (Special to The News)
Zajac Ranch in Mission is one of four charities that will benefit from The Big 50/50 Lottery, which runs until April 15. (Photo by Zajac Ranch)

50/50 lottery supports 4 charities, including 2 in Fraser Valley

Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation and Zajac Ranch included in fundraiser

Zajac Ranch in Mission is one of four charities that will benefit from The Big 50/50 Lottery, which runs until April 15. (Photo by Zajac Ranch)
Bob (left) and Rob Brandsma get ready to hand off items to winning bidders last Friday (March 12) at Abby Stockyard following this year’s virtual Make a Difference Sale, which ran March 8 to 11. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Make a Difference Sale in Abbotsford raises highest total ever

Event goes virtual in 2021 for first time, raising $320K for foodgrains bank

Bob (left) and Rob Brandsma get ready to hand off items to winning bidders last Friday (March 12) at Abby Stockyard following this year’s virtual Make a Difference Sale, which ran March 8 to 11. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Mohammad Shafi of Parksville has retired after 70 years in the shoe business. (Facebook photo)

Retiring B.C. shoe store owner donates his entire inventory to Salvation Army

Shafi, 91, retires after more than 70 years in the business

Mohammad Shafi of Parksville has retired after 70 years in the shoe business. (Facebook photo)
Chris Squires of The Wack Window Cleaning Company has created the #100housechallenge where he’ll be cleaning the exterior windows of 100 homes for free when an interior window cleaning service is purchased and a food item is donated to Wilma’s Transition Society. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack window cleaner ready to donate to Wilma’s through #100housechallenge campaign

Chris Squires enjoys providing service, wants to express it via donations, giving back to community

Chris Squires of The Wack Window Cleaning Company has created the #100housechallenge where he’ll be cleaning the exterior windows of 100 homes for free when an interior window cleaning service is purchased and a food item is donated to Wilma’s Transition Society. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The annual Make a Difference Sale in Abbotsford is moving online for 2021. (File photo)

Make a Difference Sale in Abbotsford goes virtual for 2021

Annual auction raises money for world hunger through Canadian Foodgrains Bank

The annual Make a Difference Sale in Abbotsford is moving online for 2021. (File photo)
Abbotsford student Sourav Arora delivered 26 backpacks filled with clothing, personal hygiene products and other items to vulnerable youth on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. (Submitted photo)

Student fills and delivers backpacks to vulnerable youth in Chilliwack and Abbotsford

Sourav Arora provides items to Cyrus Centre and to youth on the street

Abbotsford student Sourav Arora delivered 26 backpacks filled with clothing, personal hygiene products and other items to vulnerable youth on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. (Submitted photo)