Recreation

Vedder Rotary Trail North is undergoing some morning maintenance work June 20-23, 2022. (City of Chilliwack map)

Watch for Chilliwack crews and equipment on the Vedder Rotary Trail North this week

Parks crews will be clearing blackberry bushes along the trail on the north side until Thursday

 

Indoor youth hangout program moving to Landing Sports Centre. (CBYF/ Facebook)

After-school youth hangout program moving to Chilliwack Landing Sports Centre

‘We’re so pleased to support expansion of this program into a weekly space for youth:’ Chilliwack mayor

 

Looking west from Bridal Falls over Chilliwack. (Sam Waddington file photo)

Eastern Fraser Valley leaders back gondola proposal, oppose ski resort project

‘We urge you to approve the Cascade Skyline Gondola Project,’ Chilliwack mayor wrote to B.C. reps

 

Photo credit: Kamloops Immigrant Services

Get Moving with Your Community this June

Download the ParticipACTION app, track your activity + help your community compete to win $100K!

  • May 30, 2022
Photo credit: Kamloops Immigrant Services
Funds raised through Sweatin’ for Science support education programs and opportunities in 13 regions across BC and Yukon to nurture, inspire and elevate youth.

BC Tech Leaders Raise Funds and Awareness for STEM Education

BC’s tech leaders are Sweatin’ for Science this month to raise funds…

  • May 23, 2022
Funds raised through Sweatin’ for Science support education programs and opportunities in 13 regions across BC and Yukon to nurture, inspire and elevate youth.
Project rendering of the building at the planned summit of the Cascade Skyline gondola project proposed for a location east of Chilliwack. (Submitted)

Gondola project near Chilliwack gains ‘environmental warrior’ to guide planning

Arthur DeJong, former mountain planner at Whistler Blackcomb, is joining Cascade Skyline team

Project rendering of the building at the planned summit of the Cascade Skyline gondola project proposed for a location east of Chilliwack. (Submitted)
Colten Russell plays Jack Webber during semi-finals of the 2020 Chilliwack Squash Championship tournament at Cheam Leisure Centre on Saturday, March 7, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Qualified builders sought to construct 6 squash courts in Chilliwack

Request for expressions of interest closes on May 11

Colten Russell plays Jack Webber during semi-finals of the 2020 Chilliwack Squash Championship tournament at Cheam Leisure Centre on Saturday, March 7, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Kelsie Mackie with (nearly) two-year-old Livvy and three-year-old Jacob in front of the Cheam Leisure Centre in Chilliwack on April 5, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack parents frustrated over shortage of swimming lessons at local pools

‘I’m concerned because swimming is a life skill that is lifesaving’ – Chilliwack mom

Kelsie Mackie with (nearly) two-year-old Livvy and three-year-old Jacob in front of the Cheam Leisure Centre in Chilliwack on April 5, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack Mayor Ken Popove, next to fresh vandalism on the newly installed turf at the Chilliwack Pump Track on May 19, 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: Youth at pump track committed ‘pure acts of vandalism,’ says Chilliwack mayor

Vandals torched brand-new turf caught on camera; will be held to account, mayor warns

Chilliwack Mayor Ken Popove, next to fresh vandalism on the newly installed turf at the Chilliwack Pump Track on May 19, 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Chilliwack Progress)
Fishing licences came available for sale Thursday, April 1, and the federal government has introduced a new tool to help anglers – those who are required – to record their catches. (Black Press Media files)

New digital recording tool available for fishing licence sales in B.C.

Anglers can now use an ‘easy’ online system to take note of fish they have caught, as per DFO rules

Fishing licences came available for sale Thursday, April 1, and the federal government has introduced a new tool to help anglers – those who are required – to record their catches. (Black Press Media files)
Sugar Lake is just as sweet in winter, with a variety of cool-weather activities to enjoy.

Summer is sweet at Sugar Lake (and winter’s pretty cool, too!)

Year-round memories await at your lakeside Okanagan cabin

  • Mar 1, 2021
Sugar Lake is just as sweet in winter, with a variety of cool-weather activities to enjoy.
Julie Henderson, president with the Fraser Valley Mountain Bikers Association tests out Chilliwack’s new pump track the day it opened on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: Chilliwack pump track opens at The Landing with little fanfare but lots of fans

Rec facility expected to attract national interest as largest paved pump track in North America

Julie Henderson, president with the Fraser Valley Mountain Bikers Association tests out Chilliwack’s new pump track the day it opened on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
A group of four is doing a 70-kilometre hike on Friday, Sept. 18 in memory of Brook Morrison, who went missing in Abbotsford on Sept. 1 and whose body was found three days later.

Fraser Valley foursome to hike 70km over mountains in memory of friend

Friends from Abbotsford and Langley to hike from Hope to Tulameen for Brook Morrison

A group of four is doing a 70-kilometre hike on Friday, Sept. 18 in memory of Brook Morrison, who went missing in Abbotsford on Sept. 1 and whose body was found three days later.
This screenshot taken from a video shot by surf instructor Shannon Brown shows a watercraft operator in the surf zone off Chesterman Beach. Since being shared on social media, the video has sparked concerns over water safety. (Image from video by Shannon Brown)
This screenshot taken from a video shot by surf instructor Shannon Brown shows a watercraft operator in the surf zone off Chesterman Beach. Since being shared on social media, the video has sparked concerns over water safety. (Image from video by Shannon Brown)
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Harrison Hot Springs Resort eases in to reopening

Reservations available Friday, May 29

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The sign pictured has drawn its share of attention from Maple Ridge Leisure Centre patrons. (Ronan O’Doherty - THE NEWS)

Maple Ridge Leisure Centre’s ‘no nude zone’ sign draws attention

Universal change room has many private stalls for patrons to use

The sign pictured has drawn its share of attention from Maple Ridge Leisure Centre patrons. (Ronan O’Doherty - THE NEWS)
Canoes and kayaks in the Hope Slough on a guided tour May 27, 2017. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Camp-Hope Slough event slated for conversation and learning

It’s a chance to get involved this year and hear updates on some of the work underway

Canoes and kayaks in the Hope Slough on a guided tour May 27, 2017. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)
A rise of misconduct at the Nelson and District Community Complex has put a stress on staff and patrons. Photo: Tyler Harper

10 people banned in two weeks from B.C. rec centre for drugs, squatting

Suspensions were for setting up sleeping bags in washrooms, theft, verbal abuse of staff, and more

A rise of misconduct at the Nelson and District Community Complex has put a stress on staff and patrons. Photo: Tyler Harper
Chilliwack pump track could be the largest rec facility of its kind in the province

Chilliwack pump track could be the largest rec facility of its kind in the province

City of Chilliwack is seeking qualified builders to design and construct a $500K asphalt pump track

Chilliwack pump track could be the largest rec facility of its kind in the province