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Paddlers take part in the 2022 River Spirit Canoe Races at Chilliwack Landing on Skwah First Nation on Saturday, May 21, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: War canoe races return to Chilliwack waterway at Skwah

Paddlers from across B.C. and Washington State compete in River Spirit Canoe Races

Paddlers take part in the 2022 River Spirit Canoe Races at Chilliwack Landing on Skwah First Nation on Saturday, May 21, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
A turtle and a duck share a sunbathing log at Sardis Park in Chilliwack on April 9, 2015. Monday, May 23, 2022 is World Turtle Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of May 22 to 28

World Turtle Day, World Dracula Day, Brisket Day are all coming up this week

A turtle and a duck share a sunbathing log at Sardis Park in Chilliwack on April 9, 2015. Monday, May 23, 2022 is World Turtle Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
People take part in the public open house of the Stó:lō Resource Centre in October 2010. The Stó:lō Library and Archives – part of the Stó:lō Service Agency Society – is getting $50,000 in funding from Library and Archives Canada to help preserve its records and make them more accessible. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Stó:lō Library and Archives in Chilliwack to get $50,000 in funding to help preserve records

Money comes from Library and Archives Canada and will make Stó:lō records more accessible

People take part in the public open house of the Stó:lō Resource Centre in October 2010. The Stó:lō Library and Archives – part of the Stó:lō Service Agency Society – is getting $50,000 in funding from Library and Archives Canada to help preserve its records and make them more accessible. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
People watch an airplane from the Museum of Flight during Flight Fest at the Chilliwack Airport on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress File)

Flightfest set to soar once again over Chilliwack

New attractions like drone technology will be at free airshow in Chilliwack this August

People watch an airplane from the Museum of Flight during Flight Fest at the Chilliwack Airport on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress File)
Bees are seen on honeycomb in Chilliwack on July 17, 2012. Friday, May 20, 2022 is World Bee Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of May 15 to 21

World Bee Day, Talk Like Yoda Day, Sea Monkey Day all coming up this week

Bees are seen on honeycomb in Chilliwack on July 17, 2012. Friday, May 20, 2022 is World Bee Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Members of the Harrison Highlanders perform as they march down First Avenue near Main Beach during the third annual Cultus Lake Day Parade on June 13, 2015. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Cultus Lake Day returns with parade, vendors’ market and local breweries

Pancake breakfast kicks off annual community event at Main Beach

Members of the Harrison Highlanders perform as they march down First Avenue near Main Beach during the third annual Cultus Lake Day Parade on June 13, 2015. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
A western toad jumps across a Chilliwack road on July 26, 2010. Friday, May 13, 2022 is Frog Jumping Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of May 8 to 14

Frog Jumping Day, Blame Someone Else Day, Dance Like A Chicken Day all coming up this week

A western toad jumps across a Chilliwack road on July 26, 2010. Friday, May 13, 2022 is Frog Jumping Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The Sardis Secondary senior drumline performs in the intermediate class of the Canadian Drumline Association’s B.C. provincial championships at Sardis Secondary School on Friday, May 6, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The Sardis Secondary senior drumline performs in the intermediate class of the Canadian Drumline Association’s B.C. provincial championships at Sardis Secondary School on Friday, May 6, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Signage at the RCMP Pacific Region Training Centre in Chilliwack on April 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

UPDATE: Missing Chilliwack teenager last seen in Yarrow has been found

‘Thanks to the media and public for your assistance,’ said RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Mike Rail

Signage at the RCMP Pacific Region Training Centre in Chilliwack on April 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Chilliwack band members from left to right are Ed Henderson, Jerry Adolphe, Bill Henderson, and Gord Maxwell. (Colin Smith)

Band Chilliwack set to rock local stage for charity fundraiser

Concert will bring in funds for Chilliwack Search and Rescue following November floods

Chilliwack band members from left to right are Ed Henderson, Jerry Adolphe, Bill Henderson, and Gord Maxwell. (Colin Smith)
Canadian post-grunge/hard rock band Default will kick off the 150th Chilliwack Fair on Thursday, Aug. 4 at Chilliwack Heritage Park. (Submitted)

Hard rock Canadian band Default to kick off 150th annual Chilliwack Fair

Sesquicentennial celebration of the fair runs Aug. 4 to 7 at Chilliwack Heritage Park

Canadian post-grunge/hard rock band Default will kick off the 150th Chilliwack Fair on Thursday, Aug. 4 at Chilliwack Heritage Park. (Submitted)
There will be a new accessible playground at Promontory Heights Elementary in Chilliwack thanks to $165,000 in provincial funding. Mountain Elementary in the Abbotsford School District will also be getting the same amount of funding for a new playground. (City of Chilliwack)

Provincial funding brings new accessible playgrounds to Chilliwack, Abbotsford school districts

Promontory Heights and Mountain Elementary will each get $165,000 for new equipment

There will be a new accessible playground at Promontory Heights Elementary in Chilliwack thanks to $165,000 in provincial funding. Mountain Elementary in the Abbotsford School District will also be getting the same amount of funding for a new playground. (City of Chilliwack)
Coach Bob Fugger chats with his team while wearing a Star Wars stormtrooper costume during a game in Chilliwack on Oct. 31, 2009. May 4, 2022 is Star Wars Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of May 1 to 7

Star Wars Day, Lumpy Rug Day, World Naked Gardening Day all coming up this week

Coach Bob Fugger chats with his team while wearing a Star Wars stormtrooper costume during a game in Chilliwack on Oct. 31, 2009. May 4, 2022 is Star Wars Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
A Chilliwack RCMP officer helps escort a family of Canada geese across Yale Road in Chilliwack on Friday, April 29, 2022. (Amara Jacklynne Moore)

VIDEO: RCMP officer helps family of geese cross road in downtown Chilliwack

2 adults and 6 goslings were escorted across Yale Road at Nowell Street in Chilliwack

A Chilliwack RCMP officer helps escort a family of Canada geese across Yale Road in Chilliwack on Friday, April 29, 2022. (Amara Jacklynne Moore)
John Lowe is selling coffee to help raise funds for body armour to protect a group of Canadian volunteers in Ukraine. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack man raising money for body armour to protect volunteers in Ukraine

Veteran John Lowe selling bags of This Coffee Stops Bullets, hoping to raise $10,000

John Lowe is selling coffee to help raise funds for body armour to protect a group of Canadian volunteers in Ukraine. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Members of the Sardis Secondary junior drumline rehearse at the school on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 in preparation for the upcoming provincial championships which Sardis will be hosting. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Sardis Secondary to host B.C. drumline championships in Chilliwack

Event will be open to public with 13 drumlines competing, 2 from Sardis Secondary

Members of the Sardis Secondary junior drumline rehearse at the school on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 in preparation for the upcoming provincial championships which Sardis will be hosting. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Folks take in the Chilliwack Tulip Festival on Saturday, April 23, 2022. The event runs until May 1. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Bright blooming bulbs at Chilliwack Tulip Festival

This year’s festival largest one yet with 24 acres of colourful tulips, daffodils, hyacinths

Folks take in the Chilliwack Tulip Festival on Saturday, April 23, 2022. The event runs until May 1. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The BC Reptile Club’s Spring Expo is April 23 and 24 at Abbotsford Exhibition Park. (John Morrow/ Abbotsford News)

PHOTOS: Reptiles galore at club’s annual spring show in Abbotsford

BC Reptile Club’s spring show on this weekend in Abbotsford

The BC Reptile Club’s Spring Expo is April 23 and 24 at Abbotsford Exhibition Park. (John Morrow/ Abbotsford News)
A group from Project Dance moves to the song ‘Grease’ during the tap dance portion of the 68th annual Chilliwack Lions Club Music and Dance Festival at the Cultural Centre on Feb. 12, 2015. Friday, April 29, 2022 is International Dance Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of April 24 to 30

International Dance Day, Hairball Awareness Day, Hug A Plumber Day all coming up this week

A group from Project Dance moves to the song ‘Grease’ during the tap dance portion of the 68th annual Chilliwack Lions Club Music and Dance Festival at the Cultural Centre on Feb. 12, 2015. Friday, April 29, 2022 is International Dance Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Cat rescue organizations are “drowning in cats” that have been surrendered by owners because they can’t find pet-friendly housing, said Christy Moschopedis of FCM Community Cat Trappers. (Darren McDonald)

Fraser Valley rescue organizations ‘drowning in cats’ due to lack of pet-friendly housing

Nearly 80% of cats in 4 Chilliwack shelters are owner surrenders, says cat rescuer

Cat rescue organizations are “drowning in cats” that have been surrendered by owners because they can’t find pet-friendly housing, said Christy Moschopedis of FCM Community Cat Trappers. (Darren McDonald)