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Thousands of people came out to the Rotary Christmas Parade in downtown Chilliwack on Dec. 3, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Estimated 15,000 people came out for Rotary Christmas Parade in Chilliwack

People packed streets of downtown Chilliwack in subzero temperatures to take in 1st parade since 2019

 

Santa waves to kids and adults as the annual Rotary Christmas Parade rolled through downtown Chilliwack on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Rotary Christmas Parade in Chilliwack will once again be livestreamed

Folks who cannot make it out to the parade can watch it online from their own home

 

People on horseback participate in the last Rotary Christmas Parade on Dec. 7, 2019 in Chilliwack. This year, bins will be placed along the parade route where people can donate non-perishable food items for the food bank. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Donations for food bank being collected at Christmas parade in Chilliwack

Parade organizers have a goal to collect 1,000 items for the Salvation Army food bank in Chilliwack

 

The annual Rotary Christmas Parade rolled through downtown Chilliwack on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

New route announced for Rotary Christmas Parade in Chilliwack

People also asked to bring non-perishable food items for Salvation Army food bank in Chilliwack

The annual Rotary Christmas Parade rolled through downtown Chilliwack on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Chilliwack Rotary Christmas Card Campaign supports Chilliwack Bowls of Hope. (Chilliwack Bowls of Hope)

Chilliwack Rotary, Bowls of Hope offer Christmas card campaign for a cause

Cards are handmade by Chilliwack kids, and sold in the community to help feed hungry kids

Chilliwack Rotary Christmas Card Campaign supports Chilliwack Bowls of Hope. (Chilliwack Bowls of Hope)
The five book houses with murals on them were unveiled at Fairfield Park in Chilliwack on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Little house-shaped libraries double as public art in 5 Chilliwack parks

Project a team effort by Gore Brothers, Rotary, local artist Jack Hendsbee and others

The five book houses with murals on them were unveiled at Fairfield Park in Chilliwack on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Customers peruse the vast variety of used books during a Chilliwack Rotary Book Sale at Chilliwack Mall on Oct. 16, 2016. The 2022 sale is Oct. 30 to Nov. 5 at Chilliwack Heritage Park. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Book bargains are back as Rotary Book Sale returns to Chilliwack

This year’s sale will be ‘bigger and better than ever,’ says Rotary Club of Chilliwack

Customers peruse the vast variety of used books during a Chilliwack Rotary Book Sale at Chilliwack Mall on Oct. 16, 2016. The 2022 sale is Oct. 30 to Nov. 5 at Chilliwack Heritage Park. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The 2019 Rotary Christmas Parade. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Rotary Christmas Parade set to roll through downtown Chilliwack for 1st time since 2019

If it’s anything like past years, the 2022 Christmas parade will be ‘spectacular’ says co-ordinator

The 2019 Rotary Christmas Parade. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Brendan Van Beek of Agassiz carries his 21-month-old son on his shoulders while shopping for books during the one-day Chilliwack Rotary Outdoor Book Sale on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: 30,000 books for sale at 3rd annual Chilliwack Rotary Outdoor Book Sale

1st outdoor book sale started at beginning of pandemic and has continued every year

Brendan Van Beek of Agassiz carries his 21-month-old son on his shoulders while shopping for books during the one-day Chilliwack Rotary Outdoor Book Sale on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
People check out some of the thousands of books for sale during the Rotary Club of Chilliwack Outdoor Book Sale on Wolfe Road on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021. This year’s sale is Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Shop outside for books during Rotary Club of Chilliwack’s one-day outdoor sale

Outdoor book sale, which started at beginning of pandemic, is back for 3rd year

People check out some of the thousands of books for sale during the Rotary Club of Chilliwack Outdoor Book Sale on Wolfe Road on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021. This year’s sale is Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
An owl who had her badly broken wing amputated is the subject of a naming contest hosted by the Rotary youth division, Rainmakers Interact Club, to fundraise and help the Prince Rupert Wildlife Rehab Centre, where she has found a permanent nest. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Hoo is this bird? Prince Rupert amputee owl needs a name

Rotary Interact Club and Prince Rupert Wildlife Rehab Shelter host naming contest

An owl who had her badly broken wing amputated is the subject of a naming contest hosted by the Rotary youth division, Rainmakers Interact Club, to fundraise and help the Prince Rupert Wildlife Rehab Centre, where she has found a permanent nest. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Costumes were prominent at the 2018 Polar Bear Swim, when an estimated 500 brave dippers took the plunge in White Rock. A March 19, 2022 dip is now planned as a fundraiser to support clean-water efforts for Indigenous communities. (File photo)

White Rock Polar Bear Plunge set for March 19

Rotaract-hosted event to raise funds for clean water in Indigenous communities

Costumes were prominent at the 2018 Polar Bear Swim, when an estimated 500 brave dippers took the plunge in White Rock. A March 19, 2022 dip is now planned as a fundraiser to support clean-water efforts for Indigenous communities. (File photo)
This inclusive playground is one of five that the Rotary Club of Chilliwack Fraser is helping fund. (Submitted)

Rotary club holds lotto to raise funds for more accessible school playgrounds in Chilliwack

Rotary Club of Chilliwack Fraser’s goal is to buy inclusive equipment for 5 schools in 5 years

This inclusive playground is one of five that the Rotary Club of Chilliwack Fraser is helping fund. (Submitted)
Chilliwack Mall proved to be too cramped a venue for the Chilliwack Rotary Book Sale, which moved to Heritage Park in 2020. The 2021 version of the sale begins Oct. 31 and continues through Nov. 6. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

More than 100,000 items available at 2021 Chilliwack Rotary Book Sale

The annual event runs Oct. 31 to Nov. 6 in the spacious confines of Heritage Park

Chilliwack Mall proved to be too cramped a venue for the Chilliwack Rotary Book Sale, which moved to Heritage Park in 2020. The 2021 version of the sale begins Oct. 31 and continues through Nov. 6. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)
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

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)
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

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)
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 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)
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)
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