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Community Camera for June 18

A tiger lily bends downward in one late spring day. Tiger lilies…

Dancers from the Sts’ailes First Nation perform the eagle dance at a welcome banner dedication ceremony on Thursday, June 10. “Ey Swayel” is a Halq̓eméylem term translated as ‘a good day.’ (Adam Louis/Observer)

VIDEO: ‘A good day’ for Agassiz school as Sts’ailes welcome banner is dedicated

Banner hangs above the school’s entrance, welcoming students, staff and visitors

Chilliwack potter Cathy Terepocki (left) and Indigenous enhancement teachers Val Tosoff (striped top) and Christine Seymour (fuchsia coat), along with students at Vedder middle school, look at some of the 500-plus pinch pots on Thursday, June 10 made by the kids to honour the 215 children found at Kamloops Indian Residential School. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack students make hundreds of tiny clay pots in honour of 215 Indigenous children

‘I think the healing process has begun,’ says teacher about Vedder middle school project

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Community Camera for June 11, 2021

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(Photo/Mary-Jean Coyle)
A Milbert’s tortoiseshell rests on a flower. Nature Chilliwack says butterfly gardens for every stage of life are possible using plants native to the area. (Photo/Nature Chilliwack)

Nature Chilliwack offers butterfly garden tips

Gardens can be created using local plants, the nature club says

A Milbert’s tortoiseshell rests on a flower. Nature Chilliwack says butterfly gardens for every stage of life are possible using plants native to the area. (Photo/Nature Chilliwack)
Jayden Ned (right), seen here with friend Clinton Hugh on MacKay Creek Trail on Saturday (June 5), is planning to run a total of 215 kilometres (at least 10 kilometres a day) in memory of the 215 children whose remains were found at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford man to run 215 km in memory of residential school victims

Jayden Ned raising money for Indian Residential School Survivors Society

Jayden Ned (right), seen here with friend Clinton Hugh on MacKay Creek Trail on Saturday (June 5), is planning to run a total of 215 kilometres (at least 10 kilometres a day) in memory of the 215 children whose remains were found at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. (Submitted photo)
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PHOTOS: Students leap into action in track events at Kent Elementary

At Kent Elementary, when the sun’s outside, the fun’s outside. The intermediate…

(Adam Louis/Observer)
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Webinar looks at sexual abuse prevention among adolescents

Vancouver/Fraser Valley CoSA hosts free online session on June 15

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The pictures of Agassiz Secondary School’s graduates decorate the side of the school. (Adam Louis/Observer)

VIDEO: A summer send-off for the class of 2021

AESS graduates had personal ceremonies again, followed by grand grad parade

The pictures of Agassiz Secondary School’s graduates decorate the side of the school. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Giant jellyfish kites were seen recently over Harrison Hot Springs. (Screenshot/Al Simpson)

VIDEO: Giant jellyfish kite dazzles Harrison beachgoers

Al Simpson captured mesmerizing footage of the two kites

Giant jellyfish kites were seen recently over Harrison Hot Springs. (Screenshot/Al Simpson)
The University of the Fraser Valley Peace and Reconciliation Centre

UFV virtual talk looks at 18th-century kidnapping of Coast Salish children

Professor discusses period when Spanish officials took Indigenous kids from their homes

The University of the Fraser Valley Peace and Reconciliation Centre
A meeting of the animal minds Kilby Historic Site. The upcoming 50/50 draw later this summer will support all the farm animals that call Kilby home, and tickets can be purchased on their website. (Contributed Photo/Jo-Anne Leon)
A meeting of the animal minds Kilby Historic Site. The upcoming 50/50 draw later this summer will support all the farm animals that call Kilby home, and tickets can be purchased on their website. (Contributed Photo/Jo-Anne Leon)
Baby Snoot is a chihuahua cross who was born with a cleft palate. He is seen here at the Chilliwack SPCA on Thursday, June 3, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Puppy with cleft palate brought to Chilliwack SPCA just hours old, now face of fundraiser

Funds raised from Lock-In For Love will help vulnerable animals like Baby Snoot in Chilliwack

Baby Snoot is a chihuahua cross who was born with a cleft palate. He is seen here at the Chilliwack SPCA on Thursday, June 3, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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Community Camera: June 4, 2021

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Elizabeth Pete is a survivor of St. Joseph’s Mission in Williams Lake. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

WATCH: Kamloops bound convoy greeted by Canim Lake Band in 100 Mile House

More than two dozen members of the Tsq’escenemc people (Canim Lake Band) showed up

Elizabeth Pete is a survivor of St. Joseph’s Mission in Williams Lake. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Agassiz Rainbow 4-H Club Holden Frose demonstrates blueberry crisp to a virtual audience. Members of the Agassiz Rainbow 4-H Club achieved high honours in public speaking and Speak and Show recently. See more photos online at www.agassizharrisonobserver.com. (Photo/Debbie Frose)

Agassiz 4-H Rainbow Club members place high in speaking competitions

Despite COVID challenges, Agassiz 4-H earns high honours

Agassiz Rainbow 4-H Club Holden Frose demonstrates blueberry crisp to a virtual audience. Members of the Agassiz Rainbow 4-H Club achieved high honours in public speaking and Speak and Show recently. See more photos online at www.agassizharrisonobserver.com. (Photo/Debbie Frose)
A fundraiser intended to fund the search of Vancouver Island’s five residential school for children’s remains topped $100,000 Friday (June 4). Pictured is a church at Chawathil First Nation on Highway 1, on May 31, 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

Fundraiser to search more B.C. residential schools tops $100,000

Indigenous leaders hope to use radar technology to search for lost children on Vancouver Island

A fundraiser intended to fund the search of Vancouver Island’s five residential school for children’s remains topped $100,000 Friday (June 4). Pictured is a church at Chawathil First Nation on Highway 1, on May 31, 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
Construction crews began work on the Aberdeen building on Tuesday, June 1. The replica of the historic Aberdeen Hotel will undergo renovations that will include a concert stage on the west side of the building as well as an events storage shed. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Construction crews break ground for Agassiz’s Aberdeen building renos

The province-funded renos will include a concert stage and improvements to upstairs area

Construction crews began work on the Aberdeen building on Tuesday, June 1. The replica of the historic Aberdeen Hotel will undergo renovations that will include a concert stage on the west side of the building as well as an events storage shed. (Adam Louis/Observer)
BGC Williams Lake staff includes youth outreach worker Dylan McGuire (back from left), youth engagement worker with NOOPA Jo O’Connor, youth engagement worker Mycaela Ryckman, independent living co-ordinator Derek Godin (front from left), manager of club operations Krista Harvey and harm reduction co-ordinator Laurel White. The group is welcoming the organization’s, formerly Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake and District’s, new name, BGC Williams Lake. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Boys and Girls Club rebrands to ‘BGC Canada,’ citing push for gender-inclusivity

Club says it already opens its doors to all kids and teens and its name should reflect that

BGC Williams Lake staff includes youth outreach worker Dylan McGuire (back from left), youth engagement worker with NOOPA Jo O’Connor, youth engagement worker Mycaela Ryckman, independent living co-ordinator Derek Godin (front from left), manager of club operations Krista Harvey and harm reduction co-ordinator Laurel White. The group is welcoming the organization’s, formerly Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake and District’s, new name, BGC Williams Lake. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Volunteers work on a past year’s poppy fund activities at the Trafalgar/Pro Patria Legion on Gorge Road in Victoria. The provincial government announced $1.5 million in one-time funding for B.C. and Yukon legions on June 2 to help them stay open through the remainder of the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. government announces $1.5 million in pandemic relief for struggling Legion branches

Property tax exemption is what Legions really need, Victoria branch president says

Volunteers work on a past year’s poppy fund activities at the Trafalgar/Pro Patria Legion on Gorge Road in Victoria. The provincial government announced $1.5 million in one-time funding for B.C. and Yukon legions on June 2 to help them stay open through the remainder of the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)