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A fleet of supercars filled a quiet Langley City street to visit Langley City teen Alyssa Anderson on Sunday, July 25, as part of the Drive Project. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Cool cars provide some automotive magic for B.C. teen

Driven Project brought fleet of supercars to quiet street

About 80 motorcyclists took part in the annual Ride into History which made a stop at Gwynne Vaughan Park in Chilliwack on Saturday, July 24, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Ride into History fundraiser rolls through Fraser Valley

Group of 80 motorcyclists makes stop in Chilliwack while raising money for two charities

Nichole Bodai, a Hope and Area Transition Society (HATS) employee, poses while on a cave-exploring adventure with the HATS Summertime Youth Adventure program, which runs weekly all summer long: they’re in Hope on Mondays, and Tuesdays in Boston Bar. (Photo submitted by HATS)

School’s out and fun’s in at the HATS Youth Summer Adventures program

Hosted in Hope, Boston Bar, the program offers a weekly craft, sporting activity for community youth

Nichole Bodai, a Hope and Area Transition Society (HATS) employee, poses while on a cave-exploring adventure with the HATS Summertime Youth Adventure program, which runs weekly all summer long: they’re in Hope on Mondays, and Tuesdays in Boston Bar. (Photo submitted by HATS)
Hope residents and local businesses came together for a good time and raised nearly $7,000 for those displaced by the Lytton fire. (Submitted by Pauline Newbigging)

Hope residents and businesses raise nearly $7,000 for Lytton fire victims

With live music, good food, and locally-made art, Hopians came together in support of Lytton

Hope residents and local businesses came together for a good time and raised nearly $7,000 for those displaced by the Lytton fire. (Submitted by Pauline Newbigging)
The skies above Osoyoos are thick with smoke from the nearby Nk’Mip Creek wildfire. (Twila Amato /Black Press Media)

Smoke from B.C. wildfires creating issues for those with respiratory illnesses

The wildfire smoke has made it difficult to be outside for some

The skies above Osoyoos are thick with smoke from the nearby Nk’Mip Creek wildfire. (Twila Amato /Black Press Media)
Atendees of the 2016 Dario Jam watch as a skateboarder jumps some stairs at the South Surrey skate park. This year’s event is set for Aug. 28. (File photo)

Skateboarding, BMX event aims to honour memory of slain South Surrey teen

Dario Jam, named for Dario Bartoli, scheduled for Aug. 28 at South Surrey skate park

Atendees of the 2016 Dario Jam watch as a skateboarder jumps some stairs at the South Surrey skate park. This year’s event is set for Aug. 28. (File photo)
This year's Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation fundraising event will be hosted in Harrison Hot Springs, and will have a high-end casino theme. For more information, please visit www.fvhcf.ca. (Submitted by FVHCF)

Hospital care, shaken, not stirred is the theme for this year’s FVHCF fundraising event

Event raises funds for vital equipment, programs for communities in the Eastern Fraser Valley

This year's Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation fundraising event will be hosted in Harrison Hot Springs, and will have a high-end casino theme. For more information, please visit www.fvhcf.ca. (Submitted by FVHCF)
Victor Smith and Shannon Jones (right) met with Communities in Bloom judge Allie Double at Hope Mountain Cafe on July 21, as part of the judge’s mini-tour of Hope. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

Communities in Bloom judge takes mini-tour of Hope, meet and greets

Hope is competing in the provincial portion of the popular community program

Victor Smith and Shannon Jones (right) met with Communities in Bloom judge Allie Double at Hope Mountain Cafe on July 21, as part of the judge’s mini-tour of Hope. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
After its second season was put on pause due to COVID, the Hope Farmer's Market is back in action this summer. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)

Back in action: Hope Chamber reboots Farmer’s Market

Started in 2019, this will be the Market’s second year in operation due to pandemic

After its second season was put on pause due to COVID, the Hope Farmer's Market is back in action this summer. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)
The Chilliwack Cultural Centre is looking for clothed and nude models for its Live Model Drawing Open Studio sessions. (Submitted)

Clothed, nude models needed for live model drawing sessions at Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Variety of male and female models with different body shapes and ages wanted

The Chilliwack Cultural Centre is looking for clothed and nude models for its Live Model Drawing Open Studio sessions. (Submitted)
The Chilliwack Cultural Centre has put a call out for volunteers. (Submitted)

Chilliwack Cultural Centre searching for volunteers

Guest services volunteers, technical volunteers needed, teens can apply

  • Jul 22, 2021
The Chilliwack Cultural Centre has put a call out for volunteers. (Submitted)
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New slo-pitch tournament to support Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation’s work

Health Care Heroes Slo-Pitch Tournament planned for Abbotsford in September

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Visitors take in the bright colours of the Cultus Lake Flower Fest on opening day Saturday, July 17, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: ‘It’s a peaceful environment,’ says owner of Cultus Lake Flower Fest

Lavender, lawn games and goats added to this year’s colourful floral festival in Chilliwack area

Visitors take in the bright colours of the Cultus Lake Flower Fest on opening day Saturday, July 17, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The Canadian Forces’ Snowbirds pose for a photo after arriving in Vancouver on July 15, 2021. (Contributed photo)

Snowbirds to fly over Lower Mainland today

Late Capt. Jennifer Casey ‘definitely shining a light on this’

The Canadian Forces’ Snowbirds pose for a photo after arriving in Vancouver on July 15, 2021. (Contributed photo)
Students make a “tiny home” sign with their hands as part of the Tiny Home Challenge at John Paul II Catholic School. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Students make a “tiny home” sign with their hands as part of the Tiny Home Challenge at John Paul II Catholic School. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
University of the Fraser Valley’s Peace and Reconciliation Centre

UFV talk looks at Indigenous place names and hiking in Fraser Valley

Online event takes place Tuesday, July 13 with three speakers

University of the Fraser Valley’s Peace and Reconciliation Centre
Four-year-old Ginger at the Chilliwack SPCA on Thursday, July 8, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: Find Me My Furever Home – Ginger at the Chilliwack SPCA

Owners couldn’t bring calico cat with them when they moved, now up for adoption at Chilliwack SPCA

Four-year-old Ginger at the Chilliwack SPCA on Thursday, July 8, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The last time the Snowbirds performed in White Rock was Aug. 16, 2017. (Canadian Forces Snowbirds photo)

PHOTOS: Snowbirds to dip wings over White Rock in upcoming fly-by visit

July 16 flight – two days earlier than planned – still a fundraiser for CH.I.L.D. Foundation

The last time the Snowbirds performed in White Rock was Aug. 16, 2017. (Canadian Forces Snowbirds photo)
A memorial tribute to Police Service Dog Gator is growing at a the foot of a flagpole in front of the Campbell River RCMP detachment on July 9, 2021. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Memorial for Campbell River police dog killed in line of duty grows

VIDEO: Emergency personnel conduct vehicle parade memorial for Gator

A memorial tribute to Police Service Dog Gator is growing at a the foot of a flagpole in front of the Campbell River RCMP detachment on July 9, 2021. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror