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David Egolf of Abbotsford is the honorary chair for the 2022 Gutsy Walk in the eastern Fraser Valley. This year’s event is being held virtually.

Honorary chair of 2022 Gutsy Walk speaks out about Crohn’s disease

David Egolf of Abbotsford urges residents to support eastern Fraser Valley event

Run for Mom 5k run/walk event on Sunday, May 8, 2022. (Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation)

Runners, walkers, bikers raised $8,200 in 2022 Run for Mom

Maternity department at CGH is recipient of funds collected in annual Mother’s Day 5k fundraiser

It's been more than two years since the West Coast Women's Show has been held at Tradex. This year's event is slated for June 10 - 12 and also features concerts, food trucks and a beer and wine garden. (Submitted photo)

The ultimate kickoff to summer celebration held at Abbotsford’s Tradex June 10-12

West Coast Women’s Show now includes concerts, food trucks and beer and wine garden

People are rallying behind the Drombolis family of North Langley. Dad Shane has been battling a rare form of cancer and mom Kristine was recently diagnosed with the very same condition. (GoFundMe)

Community rallies to help B.C. couple battling rare form of cancer

GoFundMe launched after wife was diagnosed with the same rare cancer husband is fighting

People are rallying behind the Drombolis family of North Langley. Dad Shane has been battling a rare form of cancer and mom Kristine was recently diagnosed with the very same condition. (GoFundMe)
All participants who sign up for Sweatin’ for Science are automatically entered to win the grand prize, but they can also gain extra entries by following @sweatinforscience on Instagram, liking the post announcing the grand prize, tagging friends and sharing it to their stories.

Win a two night stay at Westin Whistler with Sweatin’ for Science

The Science Fair Foundation BC’s biggest fundraiser, Sweatin’ for Science Space Edition…

  • May 9, 2022
All participants who sign up for Sweatin’ for Science are automatically entered to win the grand prize, but they can also gain extra entries by following @sweatinforscience on Instagram, liking the post announcing the grand prize, tagging friends and sharing it to their stories.
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)
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)
Ron MacLeod is part of the Dream Chopper competition. (Screen grab)

B.C. man needs votes to build dream motorcycle on Orange County Choppers

Ron MacLeod needs votes to build motorcycle with Paul Teutul Sr. of Orange County Choppers T.V. fame

Ron MacLeod is part of the Dream Chopper competition. (Screen grab)
Hannah Kuyek has been named Volunteer of the Year for Community Futures North Fraser.
Hannah Kuyek has been named Volunteer of the Year for Community Futures North Fraser.
The first big donation of the McHappy Day on Wednesday, May 11 at the Langley Murrayville McDonald’s arrived with volunteer Lanette Salisbury, a Langley realtor who brought a $500 cheque from Homelife Benchmark Realty, then took charge of the prize wheel. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: It’s McHappy Day

All McDonald’s are raising funds

The first big donation of the McHappy Day on Wednesday, May 11 at the Langley Murrayville McDonald’s arrived with volunteer Lanette Salisbury, a Langley realtor who brought a $500 cheque from Homelife Benchmark Realty, then took charge of the prize wheel. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Eva Hompoth says she isn’t getting hung up on what her cancer diagnosis is taking away from her, but is focusing instead on cherishing the time she has left. (Contributed photo)

Facing terminal cancer, BC woman holds ‘Ashes Shower’

‘Even if I’m not here, the memories, I still want them to be fun,’ says Eva Hompoth

Eva Hompoth says she isn’t getting hung up on what her cancer diagnosis is taking away from her, but is focusing instead on cherishing the time she has left. (Contributed photo)
Alexie Gray and her husband were blown away by the Child Life Specialists and other staff  at BC Children’s Hospital, when their daughter Indigo was receiving care. Now they're participating in the RBC Race for the Kids to raise funds for the hospital.

Once sidelined by a rare and potentially fatal blood disease, this family is now giving back

For Indigo, the hospital was a magical place. Now she’s helping other kids have the same experience.

  • May 16, 2022
Alexie Gray and her husband were blown away by the Child Life Specialists and other staff  at BC Children’s Hospital, when their daughter Indigo was receiving care. Now they're participating in the RBC Race for the Kids to raise funds for the hospital.
UFV researchers are starting a new study on hiking and health. (Pixabay image)

New UFV hiking study will track participants on treadmill, Cultus hikes

Information garnered could help inform doctors who prescribe ‘nature’ to patients

UFV researchers are starting a new study on hiking and health. (Pixabay image)
Local Rotary Clubs are holding a strawberry-sale fundraiser, starting May 8. (Stock photo from Pixabay)

Fraser Valley Rotary Clubs hold annual strawberry sale

Abbotsford, Langley, Mission and Chilliwack raise funds for community projects

  • May 10, 2022
Local Rotary Clubs are holding a strawberry-sale fundraiser, starting May 8. (Stock photo from Pixabay)
Alexie Gray and her husband were blown away by the Child Life Specialists and other staff  at BC Children’s Hospital, when their daughter Indigo was receiving care. Now they're participating in the RBC Race for the Kids to raise funds for the hospital.

Once sidelined by a rare and potentially fatal blood disease, this family is now giving back

For Indigo, the hospital was a magical place. Now she’s helping other kids have the same experience.

  • May 9, 2022
Alexie Gray and her husband were blown away by the Child Life Specialists and other staff  at BC Children’s Hospital, when their daughter Indigo was receiving care. Now they're participating in the RBC Race for the Kids to raise funds for the hospital.
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)

PHOTOS: Music students make noise at provincial drumline championships in Chilliwack

Abbotsford’s MEI drumline placed 1st, Sardis 3rd in intermediate class

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)
Mennonite Disaster Service volunteers Mark Rempel, Shirley Gotzke and Fred Rempel work on repairs at a Fraser Valley home. (Submitted photo)

Mennonite Disaster Service receives $400K to help with B.C. flood recovery

Three grants are goingt towards projects in Fraser Valley and Princeton

Mennonite Disaster Service volunteers Mark Rempel, Shirley Gotzke and Fred Rempel work on repairs at a Fraser Valley home. (Submitted photo)
A Pacific tree frog takes shelter from the hot sun in a sliding glass door frame on May 10, 2020. (Jessica Peters/ Black Press file)

UFV Wildlife Protection Club looking for art to auction off at fundraiser

Funds raised through art sale will benefit the Fraser Valley Conservancy

A Pacific tree frog takes shelter from the hot sun in a sliding glass door frame on May 10, 2020. (Jessica Peters/ Black Press file)
This year, Fraser River Heritage Park is hosting four Sunset Markets. / File Photo

Mission’s Sunset Markets return to Heritage Park

Four markets to be held, beginning May 7

  • May 4, 2022
This year, Fraser River Heritage Park is hosting four Sunset Markets. / File Photo
One of 40 Porsches following a historic route passed by the historic Porters Bistro building at the intersection of Old Yale Road and 216th Street in Langley on Sunday, May 1. (Graham MacDonell/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Porsches and history prove a good mix

Tour of Fraser Valley rated a success, organizer planning another

One of 40 Porsches following a historic route passed by the historic Porters Bistro building at the intersection of Old Yale Road and 216th Street in Langley on Sunday, May 1. (Graham MacDonell/Special to Langley Advance Times)