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(Left to right) Brandon Kloot, board member with John Kampman, board chair, and Matt Van Muyen, System Principal at Unity Christian School pose with the sold sign on a 8.1 acre property the school has purchased to plan for future growth, November, 2020. (Submitted photo)

Land purchase by Unity Christian will help with future growth

New acquisition ‘promises to be a blessing for the long-term future of our school’ says board chair

 

This image from Linda Brown of the Chilliwack Plowing Match won a photography contest for Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl’s annual calendar. Her photo was featured for April 2020 in the Chilliwack—Hope constituency calendar. (Linda Brown photograph)

Annual call out for Chilliwack-Hope constituency calendar photo contest

Photos will be featured in MP Mark Strahl’s calendar for 2021

 

An example of some of the bikes being auctioned off to support Chilliwack Restorative Justice. This year (2020) the sale is being held via Facebook, with new crops of bikes posted on Mondays, and auctions being called each Thursday. (Submitted photos)

Popular Chilliwack bike auction moves to online format

Bidding on a bike as easy as commenting on Facebook this year, due to pandemic

 

Seniors with mobility issues benefited from a Chilliwack Community Services program that provided rides to medical appointments. That program has been eliminated. (Black Press file photo)

Chilliwack Community Services ends Community Driver program

The volunteer-driven offering helped clients get to important medical appointments

Seniors with mobility issues benefited from a Chilliwack Community Services program that provided rides to medical appointments. That program has been eliminated. (Black Press file photo)
Hervey Blois of Chilliwack, a retired veteran, has won half a million dollars and hopes to restore his ‘59 Chevy Impala. (Photo/ Playnow.com)

Chilliwack man hoping to restore ‘59 Chevy with big lottery win

Hervey Blois, a retired veteran, says he’s ‘dumbstruck’ by $500,000 win on lottery website

Hervey Blois of Chilliwack, a retired veteran, has won half a million dollars and hopes to restore his ‘59 Chevy Impala. (Photo/ Playnow.com)
Avid walker George Doi of Langley celebrated a milestone on Sept. 17, when he completed a virtual walk around the world (Special to Langley Advance Times)

A (virtual) walk around the world by 88-year-old B.C. man

George Doi says it’s simple: ‘I like walking’

Avid walker George Doi of Langley celebrated a milestone on Sept. 17, when he completed a virtual walk around the world (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Island family overwhelmed with 14 Lab puppies

Vancouver Island family overwhelmed with 14 Lab puppies

Litter may be one of the biggest ever

Vancouver Island family overwhelmed with 14 Lab puppies
A program has been set up to help families in the Lower Mainland and the Fraser Valley with purchasing food and cleaning supplies. (Submitted image/ Parent Support Services Society of BC)

B.C. families financially affected by pandemic eligible for grocery gift cards

Program open to struggling families in Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley communities

A program has been set up to help families in the Lower Mainland and the Fraser Valley with purchasing food and cleaning supplies. (Submitted image/ Parent Support Services Society of BC)
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)
Boston Tuninga, with the Chilliwack Park Society, scrapes away debris down to the soil at a new trail at the Chilliwack Community Forest on Aug. 12, 2020. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

Trailbuilding together at Chilliwack Community Forest

Groups come together to create a new mountain biking space at popular trail system

Boston Tuninga, with the Chilliwack Park Society, scrapes away debris down to the soil at a new trail at the Chilliwack Community Forest on Aug. 12, 2020. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
Gurdeep Pandher visited Long Beach on Aug. 10, 2020. (Twitter screenshot)

Famous Yukon-based bhangra dancer brings movements of joy to Long Beach

Internet-famous dancer is exploring Vancouver Island, visiting the B.C. Legislature and more

Gurdeep Pandher visited Long Beach on Aug. 10, 2020. (Twitter screenshot)
Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl is hoping to recognize local community heroes who have made the community a better place during the pandemic. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack-Hope MP looking to celebrate pandemic community heroes

Eligible community heroes include individuals, businesses and not-for-profits

Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl is hoping to recognize local community heroes who have made the community a better place during the pandemic. (Submitted photo)
A bee approaches another on a sunflower during the second annual Chilliwack Sunflower Festival on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Public will get chance to walk among the sunflowers in Chilliwack

Popular flower festival moving ahead with opening plans, and reduced capacity due to COVID-19

A bee approaches another on a sunflower during the second annual Chilliwack Sunflower Festival on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)
A ‘welcome home’ signboard on a trail near the site of the gathering. (Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror)

Inside the undefined world of a Rainbow Family gathering in B.C.

Celebrations are underway to mark the annual gathering of the controversial Rainbow Family of Living Light

A ‘welcome home’ signboard on a trail near the site of the gathering. (Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror)
96-year-old woman scales B.C. butte with help of family, friends

96-year-old woman scales B.C. butte with help of family, friends

‘I did as I was told and I enjoyed every minute of it’

96-year-old woman scales B.C. butte with help of family, friends
UFV graduate Tsandlia Van Ry was celebrated at her home on June 15, for winning the Lieutenant governor’s medal. (UFV photo)

UFV learning journey helped Stó:lō woman reconnect with roots

Tsandlia Van Ry is this year’s winner of UFV’s Lieutenant Governor’s medal

UFV graduate Tsandlia Van Ry was celebrated at her home on June 15, for winning the Lieutenant governor’s medal. (UFV photo)
Volunteers and donors from the Backpacks for Kids program through Murray Honda and their partners Staples Chilliwack and the Chilliwack Canadian Tire pose with jackets that were donated to Chilliwack’s youth in the winter. (Submitted photo)

Volunteers and donors behind Chilliwack’s boots and backpacks programs awarded

Principals and vice-principals chose Murray Honda, Staples and Canadian Tire for provincial award

Volunteers and donors from the Backpacks for Kids program through Murray Honda and their partners Staples Chilliwack and the Chilliwack Canadian Tire pose with jackets that were donated to Chilliwack’s youth in the winter. (Submitted photo)
Chilliwack’s Mary Hnatiw says that winning $500,000 from the May 1, 2020 Lotto Max draw feels ‘Extra’ special. (BC Lottery Corp. photo)

Chilliwack grandma says $500,000 Lotto Max win is ‘Extra’ special

‘I will celebrate at home and share the rest with my kids and grandkids’

Chilliwack’s Mary Hnatiw says that winning $500,000 from the May 1, 2020 Lotto Max draw feels ‘Extra’ special. (BC Lottery Corp. photo)
Haircuts for Good is asking people to cut their own hair or someone else’s, and make a donation the usual cost of a cut to help health-care workers. (Submitted)

Haircuts for Good asking for donations through home haircuts

Donations can go to food banks or health-care foundations of your choice

Haircuts for Good is asking people to cut their own hair or someone else’s, and make a donation the usual cost of a cut to help health-care workers. (Submitted)
Bouquets of tulips are dropped off at Chilliwack General Hospital on April 22, 2020, as a commemoration of the Dutch Liberation by Canadians 75 years ago. The flowers were donated to health-care workers and care home residents, including war veterans. (Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation)

Tulips donated to Fraser Valley hospital commemorate Dutch liberation

5000 tulip bouquets donated to front line workers, war veterans and residents in senior care

Bouquets of tulips are dropped off at Chilliwack General Hospital on April 22, 2020, as a commemoration of the Dutch Liberation by Canadians 75 years ago. The flowers were donated to health-care workers and care home residents, including war veterans. (Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation)