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South Surrey’s Shalane Wellard is looking for the owner of a bright orange classic car she spotted near 196 Street and Highway 10 in early May, in the hope she may be able to use the vehicle for her July 5 wedding. (Unsplash photo)

Ride in bright orange Bel Air would be ‘cherry on top’ for South Surrey bride

Shalane Wellard on the hunt for ‘awesome’ classic car to deliver her to the church July 5

South Surrey’s Shalane Wellard is looking for the owner of a bright orange classic car she spotted near 196 Street and Highway 10 in early May, in the hope she may be able to use the vehicle for her July 5 wedding. (Unsplash photo)
A blood drive in support of 1-year-old Rielynn Gormley of Agassiz is scheduled for Monday, June 28 at Tzeachten First Nation Community Hall in Chilliwack. Rielynn lives with type 3 von Willebrand disease, which makes it difficult for her to stop bleeding. (Screenshot/Canadian Blood Services)

Upcoming blood drive in honour of Agassiz toddler with rare blood condition

The Gormley family has organized a blood drive in Chilliwack on June 28

A blood drive in support of 1-year-old Rielynn Gormley of Agassiz is scheduled for Monday, June 28 at Tzeachten First Nation Community Hall in Chilliwack. Rielynn lives with type 3 von Willebrand disease, which makes it difficult for her to stop bleeding. (Screenshot/Canadian Blood Services)
The theme for this year’s Fraser Valley Regional Library Summer Reading Club is “Crack the Case” and Katie Burns, community librarian at the Chilliwack Library, is encouraging people of all ages to sign up. She is seen here at the Chilliwack Library on Friday, June 18, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Crack the case, read, win prizes with FVRL Summer Reading Club

‘Immerse yourself in other worlds and have a bit of fun while you do it,’ says Chilliwack librarian

The theme for this year’s Fraser Valley Regional Library Summer Reading Club is “Crack the Case” and Katie Burns, community librarian at the Chilliwack Library, is encouraging people of all ages to sign up. She is seen here at the Chilliwack Library on Friday, June 18, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Kalyn Head, seen here on June 4, 2021, will be running 100 kilometres for her “birthday marathon” fundraiser on July 23. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Woman’s 100-km birthday marathon from Chilliwack to Abbotsford will benefit Special Olympics B.C.

Kalyn Head hopes run raises awareness, advocates for inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities

Kalyn Head, seen here on June 4, 2021, will be running 100 kilometres for her “birthday marathon” fundraiser on July 23. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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

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)
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Community Camera for June 18

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

(Photo/Sylvia Sutton)
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)
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Community Camera for June 11, 2021

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(Adam Louis/Observer)

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)
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

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)
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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)
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)
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)