Recreation

The Snowbird RV Show returns to Tradex for four days starting on Sept. 29. (Snowbird RV Instagram)

Snowbird RV Show returns to Abbotsford on Sept. 29

Biggest fall recreation vehicle event takes over Tradex later this month

 

Lake Life. Lia Crowe photography

To the lake!

Okanagan Lake is the heart of summer life in the Okanagan Valley

  • Aug 26, 2022

 

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

 

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 30, 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.
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
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)
A new seven-a-side adult coe-d soccer league is coming to Hope beginning April 24. (Metro Creative photo)

Adult co-ed soccer league coming to Hope

A six-team league will begin seven-a-side league play in late April and continue through June

A new seven-a-side adult coe-d soccer league is coming to Hope beginning April 24. (Metro Creative photo)
The Hope and Area Recreation Centre is getting up to full speed, hiring staff for several positions.

Hope and Area Recreation Centre hiring staff

There are a variety of jobs available including full and part-time positions

The Hope and Area Recreation Centre is getting up to full speed, hiring staff for several positions.
The Recreation, Culture and Airpark Services Commission that has overseen operations at the Hope Recreation Centre for more than three decades has been dissolved. (Hope Standard file photo)

FVRD dissolves Hope’s Recreation, Culture and Airpark Services Commission

Volunteer commissioners feel blindsided by the decision and worry about reduced transparency

The Recreation, Culture and Airpark Services Commission that has overseen operations at the Hope Recreation Centre for more than three decades has been dissolved. (Hope Standard file photo)
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.
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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Isolation doesn’t need to mean staying indoors

Isolation doesn’t need to mean staying indoors

Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and hiking available to Hope residents amid COVID-19 shutdows

  • Mar 20, 2020
Isolation doesn’t need to mean staying indoors
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)
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