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Four black belt students from the Maple Ridge Karate Center will be heading to Okisawa, Japan in order to visit the birthplace of karate. (Maple Ridge Karate Center/Special to The News)

B.C. karate studio to host giant Nerf battle fundraiser

Money being raised for black belt student trip to Japan

 

Ben Baker died of an accidental overdose on Jan. 23, 2023. The family is fundraising for two memorial benches to make a monetary donation in Ben’s name to The Last Door in New Westminster. (Ben Baker’s Legacy/GoFundMe)

Benches in West Kelowna, Lower Mainland help keep man’s legacy alive

All additional donations will be donated to the treatment facility Ben stayed at

 

A dog was found abandoned on the side of the road in Mission protecting two kittens last week. Superman and Lois actor Alex Garfin shared a GoFundMe for the dog, organized by the show’s costume designer. /Web Photo

Superman’s son shares fundraiser for dog abandoned in Mission

Superman and Lois actor Alex Garfin shared a fundraiser on Instagram for dog in need of medical help

A dog was found abandoned on the side of the road in Mission protecting two kittens last week. Superman and Lois actor Alex Garfin shared a GoFundMe for the dog, organized by the show’s costume designer. /Web Photo
Gregg Paul, who died in a Dec. 17 crash in Langley, is remembered as a kind-hearted man with a ‘great smile’ by a GoFundMe campaign set up to help his family. (GoFundMe)
Gregg Paul, who died in a Dec. 17 crash in Langley, is remembered as a kind-hearted man with a ‘great smile’ by a GoFundMe campaign set up to help his family. (GoFundMe)
Kaylee Kolinski (left) and her mom Jenn. (Facebook photo)

Vernon family devastated by death of teenage daughter, 2 days after surgery

Lumby student died suddenly from surgery complications

Kaylee Kolinski (left) and her mom Jenn. (Facebook photo)
Members of the Chilliwack Fire Department and the RCMP at the downtown Save-On-Foods on Dec. 3, 2022 collecting donations for the Salvation Army Food Bank. (Save-On-Foods photo)
Members of the Chilliwack Fire Department and the RCMP at the downtown Save-On-Foods on Dec. 3, 2022 collecting donations for the Salvation Army Food Bank. (Save-On-Foods photo)
Pat Broome (left), president of the ladies auxiliary with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 295, and legion president Krista Smith are welcoming the public to the annual Christmas bazaar put on by the ladies auxiliary. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Ladies auxiliary to sell handmade items at Christmas bazaar; proceeds go to veterans in Chilliwack

Supporters of Branch 295 legion host fundraiser bazaar to raise money for poppy fund

Pat Broome (left), president of the ladies auxiliary with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 295, and legion president Krista Smith are welcoming the public to the annual Christmas bazaar put on by the ladies auxiliary. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Hockey linesman Mike McGowan smiled in hospital despite a broken jaw. (Photo: gofundme.com/f/smoothie-fundraiser)

‘Worst nightmare’ for hockey linesman after puck breaks jaw at Langley rink, but then donations pour in

Mission-raised Mike McGowan was sent to hospital in Surrey during Saturday’s university-league game

Hockey linesman Mike McGowan smiled in hospital despite a broken jaw. (Photo: gofundme.com/f/smoothie-fundraiser)
Posing with the mountain of donated items collected in the 2018 Realtors Care Blanket Drive are RE/Max Nyda Realtor Brad Latham and Steve Lerigny, CADREB executive officer. (Submitted)
Posing with the mountain of donated items collected in the 2018 Realtors Care Blanket Drive are RE/Max Nyda Realtor Brad Latham and Steve Lerigny, CADREB executive officer. (Submitted)
University of the Fraser Valley held its Town & Gown event on Nov. 10 at its Abbotsford campus. (UFV photo)

UFV’s Town and Gown event in Abbotsford raises $210K for scholarships

University of the Fraser Valley more than doubles its goal at gala on Nov. 10

University of the Fraser Valley held its Town & Gown event on Nov. 10 at its Abbotsford campus. (UFV photo)
B.C. rugby player Nick Allen is waking from an induced coma in Indonesia, after suffering severe injuries in a vehicle crash on Nov. 7, 2022. The long-term impact of his injuries aren’t yet known. (Photo courtesy of GoFundMe/’Nick Allen’s Recovery’)

Pro B.C. rugby player suffers traumatic brain injury in car crash abroad

Extent of Nick Allen’s injuries won’t be known until he is fully woken up from medically-induced coma

B.C. rugby player Nick Allen is waking from an induced coma in Indonesia, after suffering severe injuries in a vehicle crash on Nov. 7, 2022. The long-term impact of his injuries aren’t yet known. (Photo courtesy of GoFundMe/’Nick Allen’s Recovery’)
Southside Church in Chilliwack hosts All is Bright on Nov. 26. (Submitted)

Chilliwack church pledges $250,000 to make Christmas brighter for those in need

Southside Church is once again hosting All is Bright and they’re calling it their biggest event ever

Southside Church in Chilliwack hosts All is Bright on Nov. 26. (Submitted)
A previous tea and bake sale hosted by the Camp River Ladies Circle. This year’s event is set for Nov. 26. (Submitted)

Fundraiser tea and bake sale by Camp River Ladies Circle will help charities in Chilliwack

‘We help smaller organizations that need an extra hand,’ says president Clara Hooper

A previous tea and bake sale hosted by the Camp River Ladies Circle. This year’s event is set for Nov. 26. (Submitted)
Joe Roberts (The Skid Row CEO) spoke at the annual Character Abbotsford conference at Abbotsford secondary school on Oct. 20, and met with conference attendees afterward. He will be back in Abbotsford on Nov. 29 for Hope in the Valley. (Submitted photo)

‘Skid row CEO’ Joe Roberts back in Abbotsford for beneficial brunch

Salvation Army hosting Hope in the Valley with popular guest speaker

Joe Roberts (The Skid Row CEO) spoke at the annual Character Abbotsford conference at Abbotsford secondary school on Oct. 20, and met with conference attendees afterward. He will be back in Abbotsford on Nov. 29 for Hope in the Valley. (Submitted photo)
Herta Stoffel picks up a stocking from her front door after members of the U11 A1 Bruins minor hockey team helped deliver about 45 stockings to low-income seniors on Dec. 21, 2021 as part of the annual Christmas Stocking Program put on by the Chilliwack and District Seniors’ Resource Society. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Drop off stocking stuffers for low-income seniors at drive-thru fundraiser in Chilliwack

Donations go to Christmas stocking program by Chilliwack and District Seniors’ Resources Society

Herta Stoffel picks up a stocking from her front door after members of the U11 A1 Bruins minor hockey team helped deliver about 45 stockings to low-income seniors on Dec. 21, 2021 as part of the annual Christmas Stocking Program put on by the Chilliwack and District Seniors’ Resource Society. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Gord Portman and his dog Zippy sit at Marina Way Park while holding a picture of a bench he would like to have installed in memory of those who have lost their lives to an overdose. (Mark Brett photo)

Penticton hero’s dog ingests cocaine and meth while working outreach

Gord Portman’s dog Zippy is still in serious condition and needs help

Gord Portman and his dog Zippy sit at Marina Way Park while holding a picture of a bench he would like to have installed in memory of those who have lost their lives to an overdose. (Mark Brett photo)
Trevor Halliday (right) has competed at several Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off events at Langley’s Krause Berry Farm in the past, but his wife Joanne (left) competed for the first time this year. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Trevor and the giant pumpkin raise money for BC Children’s Hospital

Laity Pumpkin Patch’s weight guessing contest runs until Oct. 30

Trevor Halliday (right) has competed at several Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off events at Langley’s Krause Berry Farm in the past, but his wife Joanne (left) competed for the first time this year. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
This Brookswood house in Langley is one of ten top prizes in this year’s Millionaire Lottery fundraiser for the VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Millionaire Lottery prizes include a $3.2 million Langley house

Fundraising tickets for the VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation now on sale

  • Oct 11, 2022
This Brookswood house in Langley is one of ten top prizes in this year’s Millionaire Lottery fundraiser for the VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A cat at Chilliwack Animal Safe Haven. (Sarah Sovereign Photography)

‘Let’s Cool those Cats!’ fundraiser will help make Chilliwack animal shelter more energy-efficient

Chilliwack Animal Safe Haven’s goal is to raise $42,000 for solar panels and heat pumps

A cat at Chilliwack Animal Safe Haven. (Sarah Sovereign Photography)
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