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Posing with the mountain of donated items collected in the 2018 Realtors Care Blanket Drive are RE/Max Nyda Realtor Brad Latham and Steve Lerigny, CADREB executive officer. (Submitted)

Realtors’ new drive-through blanket drive this weekend in Chilliwack

Blankets, warm clothing and more to be collected in one day at annual Realtors Care Blanket Drive

 

Posing with the mountain of donated items collected in the 2018 Realtors Care Blanket Drive are RE/Max Nyda Realtor Brad Latham and Steve Lerigny, CADREB executive officer. (Submitted)

Realtors’ new drive-through blanket drive in Chilliwack makes for easy drop-off this year

Blankets, warm clothing and more to be collected in one day at annual Realtors Care Blanket Drive

 

The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation held its inaugural Grand Gala in November 2019 at Harrison Hot Springs Resort. This year’s event will be held online. (Submitted photo)

Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation holds virtual Grand Gala

Second annual event takes place online on Nov. 20, raising funds for local hospitals

 

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

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)
Katie Hobson in the 2016 Nissan Frontier that has been purchased to replace her run-down 1995 Ford Ranger. (Submitted photo)

New truck for Abbotsford woman with severe allergies

GoFundMe campaign helps out Katie Hobson, who is having ‘tiny home’ built

Katie Hobson in the 2016 Nissan Frontier that has been purchased to replace her run-down 1995 Ford Ranger. (Submitted photo)
Weston and his father Glen Abel, in a family photo posted on a GoFundMe page. Weston, aged 5, died on Aug. 18, 2020. (GoFundMe)

Two fundraisers set up in wake of young Chilliwack boy’s death

GoFundMe fundraisers created for future bursary, counselling for those who witnessed tragic accident

Weston and his father Glen Abel, in a family photo posted on a GoFundMe page. Weston, aged 5, died on Aug. 18, 2020. (GoFundMe)
People take part in the Parkinson SuperWalk on Sept. 9, 2017 in Chilliwack, B.C. The 30th annual fundraiser for Parkinson Society British Columbia is going virtual this year on Sept. 12 and 13. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Parkinson SuperWalk goes virtual throughout B.C. due to COVID-19

People encouraged to walk around their neighbourhood, along community trails, through parks, forests

People take part in the Parkinson SuperWalk on Sept. 9, 2017 in Chilliwack, B.C. The 30th annual fundraiser for Parkinson Society British Columbia is going virtual this year on Sept. 12 and 13. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Cultus Lake Golf Club teamed up with Windward Lavender to raise money for the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation throughout the summer of 2020. (Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation photo)

Lavender hand sanitizer sale raises cash for Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation

Golf course and lavender farm partner up to support health care in the Fraser Valley

Cultus Lake Golf Club teamed up with Windward Lavender to raise money for the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation throughout the summer of 2020. (Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation photo)
The Smokey and The Bandit police car will be one of many unique cars on display at the Wings and Wheels event happening this weekend at Abbotsford’s Tradex. (Submitted)

Wings and Wheels fundraiser ready to roll in Abbotsford this weekend

Unique collection of cars invading Tradex for drive-thru experiences on Saturday and Sunday

The Smokey and The Bandit police car will be one of many unique cars on display at the Wings and Wheels event happening this weekend at Abbotsford’s Tradex. (Submitted)
Manpreet Singh, 22, died on Saturday, July 25, 2020 when he drowned in Cultus Lake. His family is now raising money to send his body back home to India. (GoFundMe/ Chilliwack Progress)

GoFundMe set up to help send body of Cultus Lake drowning victim back home to India

Manpreet Singh, 22, died on Saturday, July 25 while he was swimming in the lake at Entrance Bay

Manpreet Singh, 22, died on Saturday, July 25, 2020 when he drowned in Cultus Lake. His family is now raising money to send his body back home to India. (GoFundMe/ Chilliwack Progress)
Ryan Reynolds appears in a Pacific Wild campaign video. (Pacific Wild Website)

Ryan Reynolds matching fundraising dollars for B.C.’s Great Bear Rainforest

Vancouver-born actor appeals to the public with Make Ryan Pay! campaign

Ryan Reynolds appears in a Pacific Wild campaign video. (Pacific Wild Website)
Doug Henderson of Chilliwack fell down a ravine while riding his mountain bike and suffered serious damage to his spine on June 23, 2020. His family has now set up a GoFundMe account. (Facebook)

GoFundMe set up for Chilliwack mountain biker seriously injured after falling down ravine

Four young boys helped Doug Henderson who had suffered serious spinal injuries on June 23

Doug Henderson of Chilliwack fell down a ravine while riding his mountain bike and suffered serious damage to his spine on June 23, 2020. His family has now set up a GoFundMe account. (Facebook)
Kalyn Head of Chilliwack will be running 100 kilometres on her birthday, July 23, to raise money for Chilliwack Community Services. (Submitted)

B.C. woman ready to celebrate 23rd birthday by running 100 km for charity

‘One hundred kilometres on my birthday sounded fun,’ said marathon runner Kalyn Head

Kalyn Head of Chilliwack will be running 100 kilometres on her birthday, July 23, to raise money for Chilliwack Community Services. (Submitted)
Greg Fooks, seen here with his 11-month-old grandson Everett, had his left leg severely damaged after an excavator fell onto it during a tragic accident on June 7. (Submitted)

GoFundMe set up for Chilliwack trucker whose leg was crushed in excavator accident

The family and friends of Greg Fooks are looking for financial support following the tragic incident

Greg Fooks, seen here with his 11-month-old grandson Everett, had his left leg severely damaged after an excavator fell onto it during a tragic accident on June 7. (Submitted)
Run for Water: Abbotsford man raises $100,000 running 100-mile marathon

Run for Water: Abbotsford man raises $100,000 running 100-mile marathon

Kevin Barata ran up and down Ledgeview Trails 32 times, exceeding elevation of Mt. Everest

Run for Water: Abbotsford man raises $100,000 running 100-mile marathon
People take part in the Father’s Day Walk Run for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC in Chilliwack on June 21, 2015. This year’s event will be a virtual one due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Progress file)

Father’s Day Walk Run for prostate cancer will be virtual event this year throughout B.C.

The annual fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC has brought in $2.5 million since 1999

People take part in the Father’s Day Walk Run for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC in Chilliwack on June 21, 2015. This year’s event will be a virtual one due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Progress file)
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)
Gary Robbins is running 100 miles uphill on a treadmill today from his own Chilliwack garage. (Linda Barton-Robbins)

B.C. man runs 100 miles on treadmill in garage to raise money for Search and Rescue

Chilliwack’s Gary Robbins is spending the weekend running 100 miles uphill while collecting donations

Gary Robbins is running 100 miles uphill on a treadmill today from his own Chilliwack garage. (Linda Barton-Robbins)
The Sgouraditis family from Chilliwack has come up with a unique way to raise money for a local non-profit. The kids will be cutting their dad’s hair via a Zoom tutorial with a local hair salon, and the more money they raise, the wackier the haircut will be. (YouTube image)

VIDEO: Trio of Chilliwack boys ready to shave dad’s head for charity

The Sgouraditis family has found a creative way to help local organization that feeds students

The Sgouraditis family from Chilliwack has come up with a unique way to raise money for a local non-profit. The kids will be cutting their dad’s hair via a Zoom tutorial with a local hair salon, and the more money they raise, the wackier the haircut will be. (YouTube image)
Ethan Fleming is fighting cancer for the second time in his life. He is about to undergo a stem cell transplant, with cells harvested from his 17-year-old sister. (Submitted photo)

B.C. teen donating stem cells for brother’s second fight with cancer

Chilliwack’s Fleming family appealing to the public to look into stem cell donation

Ethan Fleming is fighting cancer for the second time in his life. He is about to undergo a stem cell transplant, with cells harvested from his 17-year-old sister. (Submitted photo)