Greg Laychak

Lily (left) and her brother Justin Ashworth make pinecone bird feeders at the Blue Heron Reserve on Saturday. The siblings like watching birds in their own yard and they have favourite feathered friends: Lily likes pigeons, while Justin is an eagle enthusiast.

VIDEO: Feeding and observing winter birds

Winter bird education in the name of fun and science

Lily (left) and her brother Justin Ashworth make pinecone bird feeders at the Blue Heron Reserve on Saturday. The siblings like watching birds in their own yard and they have favourite feathered friends: Lily likes pigeons, while Justin is an eagle enthusiast.
Andy Everson has a laugh with guests in front of his artwork at the Ruby Creek fourth annual Native Art Gala Friday night.

VIDEO: K’omoks artist/anthropologist featured at Ruby Creek gala

Using pop culture icons to make a statement about resilience of indigenous stories

Andy Everson has a laugh with guests in front of his artwork at the Ruby Creek fourth annual Native Art Gala Friday night.
Guests peruse the tables of Greendale Herb & Wine just after the opening of the two-day Vintage Barn Market event Friday at Chilliwack Heritage Park.

VIDEO: Christmas markets around Chilliwack this weekend

Opportunities abound for local holiday shopping

Guests peruse the tables of Greendale Herb & Wine just after the opening of the two-day Vintage Barn Market event Friday at Chilliwack Heritage Park.
Dressed up as a dragon piñata, eight-year-old Keisha takes a break from socializing at the Chilliwack Pug-o-ween gathering at Vedder River dog park on Sunday.

VIDEO: Local dogs dress up for Pug-o-ween

Chilliwack Pugs group hosts their seventh Halloween event for dogs at Vedder River dog park.

Dressed up as a dragon piñata, eight-year-old Keisha takes a break from socializing at the Chilliwack Pug-o-ween gathering at Vedder River dog park on Sunday.
The finish flag is waved at the end of one of the annual Pumpkin Smash derby mini stock races Saturday at the Hope Sports Bowl.

VIDEO: Pumpkin Smash Derby attracts drivers from around B.C.

Cars raced through mud and over hills for derby glory during the annual Hope event.

The finish flag is waved at the end of one of the annual Pumpkin Smash derby mini stock races Saturday at the Hope Sports Bowl.
Guests raise their glasses during the sixth annual Beer Festival and Oktoberfest Saturday night at St. Alice Hall.

VIDEO: Sixth Harrison Beer Festival and Oktoberfest full of cheer

Dancing, singing and drinking beer: Oktoberfest at St. Alice Hall on Saturday night.

Guests raise their glasses during the sixth annual Beer Festival and Oktoberfest Saturday night at St. Alice Hall.
VIDEO: 2017 BMX Canadian Grands in Chilliwack

VIDEO: 2017 BMX Canadian Grands in Chilliwack

National indoor BMX competition packs Chilliwack Heritage Park with people and wheels all weekend.

VIDEO: 2017 BMX Canadian Grands in Chilliwack
Visitors witnessed a 110-year-old apple press (with all original parts) make cider at Kilby Historic Site on Saturday as part of the annual Thanksgiving event.

VIDEO: Century-old press in action at Kilby Thanksgiving

Guests were treated to a demonstration of the 110-year-old cider making machine.

Visitors witnessed a 110-year-old apple press (with all original parts) make cider at Kilby Historic Site on Saturday as part of the annual Thanksgiving event.
Brian McKinney of the Hope Visitor Centre led an unusually large Rambo First Blood tour around the town’s streets Saturday as part of the celebration of the film’s 35th anniversary. McKinney was raised in Hope where the Hollywood blockbuster was filmed.

VIDEO: Rambo turns 35, Hope celebrates locale film fame

An international crowd gathered in Hope on Saturday to celebrate Rambo First Blood’s 35th anniversary

Brian McKinney of the Hope Visitor Centre led an unusually large Rambo First Blood tour around the town’s streets Saturday as part of the celebration of the film’s 35th anniversary. McKinney was raised in Hope where the Hollywood blockbuster was filmed.
Susan Kawakami looks through the dozens of vintage ties for sale at the third annual Tie One On fundraiser for Community Animal Projects.

VIDEO: Vintage ties for a homeless animal cause

Entertainment, vintage sales and an auction helped raise money for local animal charity.

Susan Kawakami looks through the dozens of vintage ties for sale at the third annual Tie One On fundraiser for Community Animal Projects.
Guests at Chilliwack Museum on Saturday took advantage of the BC Culture Days free admission and tour.

VIDEO: Chilliwack Chinatown exhibit glimpses at cultural past

BC Culture Days event gives free tour of local museum and a look at ‘Gold Mountain Dream!’ exhibit.

Guests at Chilliwack Museum on Saturday took advantage of the BC Culture Days free admission and tour.
Reece (right) and Arli (middle) Clegg help their mother Marla Pitcher (left) clean up garbage on the Chilliwack River Sunday morning.

VIDEO: Rivers Day clean-up on the Chilliwack River

Annual event draws dozens Sunday to gather garbage left by others along the local waterway.

Reece (right) and Arli (middle) Clegg help their mother Marla Pitcher (left) clean up garbage on the Chilliwack River Sunday morning.
Guests filled up on brews, food and fun Saturday night at the 5th annual Fraser Valley Culture and Craft Beer Festival.

VIDEO: Fraser Valley Culture and Craft Beer Festival fills venue and glasses

The Chilliwack craft beer festival celebrated five years at the local cultural centre.

Guests filled up on brews, food and fun Saturday night at the 5th annual Fraser Valley Culture and Craft Beer Festival.
VIDEO: Event showcases Mission area aboriginal achievements

VIDEO: Event showcases Mission area aboriginal achievements

Largely untold stories of Mission contributors’ history honoured

VIDEO: Event showcases Mission area aboriginal achievements
Participants gather at the back entrance of Evergreen Hall in Chilliwack Sunday morning to start the Terry Fox Run course.

VIDEO: Chilliwack Terry Fox run, walk and bike sets off from Evergreen

Chilliwack is one of 9,000 communities joining the event to raise money for cancer research.

Participants gather at the back entrance of Evergreen Hall in Chilliwack Sunday morning to start the Terry Fox Run course.
Participants in the Cultus Lake Triathlon transition from the swim portion to their bikes Sunday morning.

VIDEO: Cultus Lake Triathlon

Main Beach was crowded with participants and spectators for the Cultus race.

Participants in the Cultus Lake Triathlon transition from the swim portion to their bikes Sunday morning.
Sharon Churchill (left) and Trudy Parke (right) raised over $1,600 for the Terry Fox Foundation on Saturday from pledges for the pair to shave their heads at the Chilliwack Legion.

VIDEO: Women shave head for cancer charity

Sharon Churchill and Trudy Parke took pledges to shave their heads today for cancer research.

Sharon Churchill (left) and Trudy Parke (right) raised over $1,600 for the Terry Fox Foundation on Saturday from pledges for the pair to shave their heads at the Chilliwack Legion.
Visitors to the Agassiz Fall Fair look at sunflowers in the Agricultural Hall Saturday, as the event gets going for the day.

VIDEO: Agassiz Fall Fair welcomes good weather

There’s fun for all ages at the annual event on Pioneer Ave. in Agassiz.

Visitors to the Agassiz Fall Fair look at sunflowers in the Agricultural Hall Saturday, as the event gets going for the day.
Spinners work away during the opening reception of Fibre Flair!, a curated collection of “wearable art” on Friday at the Art Room Gallery.

VIDEO: Fibre Flair! features spinners and weavers

Guests mingled among spinners and weavers at the exhibit opening Friday night.

Spinners work away during the opening reception of Fibre Flair!, a curated collection of “wearable art” on Friday at the Art Room Gallery.
Willow is one of the concerned dogs who came out to support the cause with his paws.

VIDEO: Furry friends gather at Chilliwack’s Paws for a Cause

Chilliwack is one of 20 communities in B.C. that helps raise funds for the BCSPCA with a walk event.

Willow is one of the concerned dogs who came out to support the cause with his paws.