Rotary

Rotary Club of Chilliwack After Hours held a pig roast fundraiser on Aug. 7, 2021 where they brought in more than $5,000 to help B.C. wildfire victims. (Submitted)

Chilliwack Rotary club feast fundraiser brings in thousands for wildfire victims

After Hours Club handed over thousands of dollars to Red Cross following pig roast event

 

The annual Rotary Christmas Parade last rolled through downtown Chilliwack on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. The parade has since been cancelled due to the pandemic in 2020 and in 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Pandemic puts the kibosh on 2021 Christmas parade in Chilliwack

‘We do look forward to when we can once again bring together our community,’ parade co-ordinator says

 

People check out some of the thousands of books for sale during the Rotary Club od Chilliwack Outdoor Book Sale on Wolfe Road on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Shop for books al fresco during today’s Rotary book sale in Chilliwack

2nd annual Rotary Club of Chilliwack Outdoor Book Sale is one day only

 

People check out the items for sale during the Chilliwack Rotary One-Day Book Sale on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Buy, browse books in fresh air at Rotary outdoor book sale in Chilliwack

One-day sale back after ‘overwhelming success’ of last year’s Rotary Club of Chilliwack event

People check out the items for sale during the Chilliwack Rotary One-Day Book Sale on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Blueberry sales was just one of the ways the Rotary Club of Chilliwack After Hours group has been raising money to give back to the community during COVID-19. (Submitted)

Rotary club’s bingo, blueberry sales bring in thousands for Chilliwack community

Rotary Club of Chilliwack After Hours group also provided weekly meals to seniors

Blueberry sales was just one of the ways the Rotary Club of Chilliwack After Hours group has been raising money to give back to the community during COVID-19. (Submitted)
Folks walk past a maple tree on Thursday, July 15, 2021 that the family of Shaelene Keeler Bell adopted in her honour. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Family of Shaelene Bell adopts tree in memory of her along ‘peaceful’ trail in Chilliwack

‘Your memory will live on as this tree blossoms and grows deep,’ says mother of 23-year-old

Folks walk past a maple tree on Thursday, July 15, 2021 that the family of Shaelene Keeler Bell adopted in her honour. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Shelley MacDonnell, Rotary Club of Chilliwack president handing out seed packs of wildflowers on World Bee Day, May 20, 2021 in Gwynne Vaughan Park. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Chilliwack Progress)

World Bee Day was a chance to hand out wildflower seeds in Chilliwack

Seed pack project was courtesy of Rotary Club of Chilliwack, Ice River Springs, and PickEco Refills

Shelley MacDonnell, Rotary Club of Chilliwack president handing out seed packs of wildflowers on World Bee Day, May 20, 2021 in Gwynne Vaughan Park. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Chilliwack Progress)
Ribfest 2019. (Aldergrove Star files)

Plans for Langley RibFest shelved for second year in row due to COVID-concerns

50/50 Rotary Lottery to continue for second year, potentially worth $250,000, set for Aug. 19

Ribfest 2019. (Aldergrove Star files)
The Rotary Club of Chilliwack After Hours (represented here by member Kathy Funk) have been raising money and performing random acts of kindness around town, like donating treats to the RCMP’s Chilliwack Community Response Team. (Submitted)

Newest Rotary Club in Chilliwack performing good deeds throughout town

Rotary Club of Chilliwack After Hours members raising money, performing acts of kindness

The Rotary Club of Chilliwack After Hours (represented here by member Kathy Funk) have been raising money and performing random acts of kindness around town, like donating treats to the RCMP’s Chilliwack Community Response Team. (Submitted)
The Rotary Club of Chilliwack Book Sale is moves from the Chilliwack Mall to allow for physical distancing. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress file)

Rotary Book Sale moves from Chilliwack Mall to Heritage Park

The hugely-popular book sale is going ahead Oct. 25-31 with pandemic protocols in place

The Rotary Club of Chilliwack Book Sale is moves from the Chilliwack Mall to allow for physical distancing. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress file)
John Sovereign received his Paul Harris Fellowship from the Chilliwack After Hours Rotary Club on Aug. 22, 2020. Sovereign has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. (Submitted photo/ Kathy Funk)

Retired Chilliwack priest honoured by Rotary while in palliative care

John Sovereign awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship shortly after terminal cancer diagnosis

John Sovereign received his Paul Harris Fellowship from the Chilliwack After Hours Rotary Club on Aug. 22, 2020. Sovereign has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. (Submitted photo/ Kathy Funk)
Pivoting in the pandemic, the Rotary Club of Chilliwack spearheaded initiatives like the outdoor book sale (pictured), the Tech Drive and the Feed the Kids initiative in 2019-20 (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Rotary Club of Chilliwack receives major award from Rotary International

The local club was recognized with a Citation with Platinum Distinction

Pivoting in the pandemic, the Rotary Club of Chilliwack spearheaded initiatives like the outdoor book sale (pictured), the Tech Drive and the Feed the Kids initiative in 2019-20 (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
People check out the items for sale during the Chilliwack Rotary One-Day Book Sale on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Outdoor Rotary book sale underway now

The annual event which normally takes place indoors in October, is happening outside

People check out the items for sale during the Chilliwack Rotary One-Day Book Sale on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Bernadette Maguire from Klaassen Farms, along with Rotarians Kathy Funk and Shannon Baird prepare to distribute blueberries along with fellow Rotarians in June 2020. (Submitted)

Blueberry sale in Chilliwack nets $700 for food bank

Rotarians rally to support Chilliwack Food Bank during COVID-19 pandemic

Bernadette Maguire from Klaassen Farms, along with Rotarians Kathy Funk and Shannon Baird prepare to distribute blueberries along with fellow Rotarians in June 2020. (Submitted)
Chilliwack Rotary Club asks for donation of unwanted tech

Chilliwack Rotary Club asks for donation of unwanted tech

The organization is holding a drive in June, collecting old phones, tablets and other technology

Chilliwack Rotary Club asks for donation of unwanted tech
Rotary Chilliwack After Hours President Patti Lawn (right) delivered donated Girl Guide cookies to Crystal Ridge Manor Retirement Home recently, as part of the club’s random acts of kindess. (Submitted photo)

Acts of kindness a way to ‘bloom where planted’ say Chilliwack Rotarians

Cookie donations, cards and chocolates help lift spirits at Crystal Ridge Manor

Rotary Chilliwack After Hours President Patti Lawn (right) delivered donated Girl Guide cookies to Crystal Ridge Manor Retirement Home recently, as part of the club’s random acts of kindess. (Submitted photo)
Chilliwack community partners are coming together to feed kids and deliver food hampers to 23 schools. (Black Press files)

Chilliwack partners unite to make sure kids don’t go hungry during the pandemic

Food donations to be dropped off Tuesday, April 7, at Salvation Army Church on Brooks Avenue

Chilliwack community partners are coming together to feed kids and deliver food hampers to 23 schools. (Black Press files)