fundraising

Four black belt students from the Maple Ridge Karate Center will be heading to Okisawa, Japan in order to visit the birthplace of karate. (Maple Ridge Karate Center/Special to The News)

B.C. karate studio to host giant Nerf battle fundraiser

Money being raised for black belt student trip to Japan

 

The Mission Community Services Christmas Bureau raised $174,000 in 2022 and provided 469 hampers. A notable fundraiser happened on (Dec. 4) when the Santa Train left from Mission City Station after the community services staff (pictured) braved the cold weather and collected over 30 bags of donated toys. /Dillon White Photo

Mission Christmas Bureau raises $174,000 and exceeds fundraising goal

The Christmas Bureau provided 469 hampers in 2022 with donations coming from all over Mission

 

Members of the Crystal Gala Foundation, which fundraises to improve access to breast cancer screening in the Fraser Valley. (Submitted)

Crystal Gala Foundation makes donations to improve breast cancer screening in Chilliwack and Abbotsford

Funds from October’s gala event given to Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation for equipment

 

Quin and Bryan Bartsch took part in the Step Up 4 Cardiac Health fundraiser in 2022 in Abbotsford, and Quin won the challenge of most ‘laps’. (Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation photo)

Stair challenge at Abbotsford Centre to benefit cardiac care in eastern Fraser Valley

Step Up 4 Cardiac Care fundraiser has choice of grueling stairs or a gentle walking course

Quin and Bryan Bartsch took part in the Step Up 4 Cardiac Health fundraiser in 2022 in Abbotsford, and Quin won the challenge of most ‘laps’. (Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation photo)
Riverside College's hairstylist program provided salon services to the public free of charge to support Mission Community Services' Christmas Bureau with their annual 'Salon-A-Thon' on Monday (Dec. 12, 2022.) /Dillon White Photo

Riverside ‘Salon-A-Thon’ gathers donations for Christmas Bureau

The Riverside College hairstylist program exchanged salon services for toy and food donations Monday

Riverside College's hairstylist program provided salon services to the public free of charge to support Mission Community Services' Christmas Bureau with their annual 'Salon-A-Thon' on Monday (Dec. 12, 2022.) /Dillon White Photo
Firefighters from Mission Fire Rescue Services (MFRS) brought in $2,500 in cash, five full-size vans of food, and two car loads of unwrapped toys to donate to Mission Community Services’ food centre and Christmas Bureau. /Web Photo

Mission firefighters collect food, cash and toy donations for Christmas Bureau

Mission Fire Rescue Services went door to door through several neighbourhoods to accept donations

Firefighters from Mission Fire Rescue Services (MFRS) brought in $2,500 in cash, five full-size vans of food, and two car loads of unwrapped toys to donate to Mission Community Services’ food centre and Christmas Bureau. /Web Photo
The Santa Train left from Mission City Station on Sunday morning (Dec. 4) after the Mission Community Services Christmas Bureau braved the cold weather and collected over 30 bags of donated toys. /Dillon White Photo

Mission Christmas Bureau inching closer to goal after Santa Train fundraiser

The bureau has raised $94,000 of their $160,000 target after collecting donations at Mission Station

The Santa Train left from Mission City Station on Sunday morning (Dec. 4) after the Mission Community Services Christmas Bureau braved the cold weather and collected over 30 bags of donated toys. /Dillon White Photo
The Dirt Church Lower Mainland 4x4 Toy Run returned on Sunday morning (Nov. 27) at the Stave Lake mud flats on Second Beach with over 1000 vehicles, a half dozen boats and a helicopter participating. /Bob Friesen Photo

Dirt Church 4×4 Toy Run raises an estimated $10,000 for Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau

Upwards of 1,000 vehicles attended the event on Sunday at the Stave Lake mud flats

The Dirt Church Lower Mainland 4x4 Toy Run returned on Sunday morning (Nov. 27) at the Stave Lake mud flats on Second Beach with over 1000 vehicles, a half dozen boats and a helicopter participating. /Bob Friesen Photo
Trevor Halliday (right) has competed at several Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off events at Langley’s Krause Berry Farm in the past, but his wife Joanne (left) competed for the first time this year. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Trevor and the giant pumpkin raise money for BC Children’s Hospital

Laity Pumpkin Patch’s weight guessing contest runs until Oct. 30

Trevor Halliday (right) has competed at several Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off events at Langley’s Krause Berry Farm in the past, but his wife Joanne (left) competed for the first time this year. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Mennonite food is a highlight of the annual MCC Festival for World Relief. This year’s event takes place Sept. 16 and 17 at Tradex. (Abbotsford News file photo)

MCC Festival for World relief returns to Abbotsford

Event on Sept. 16 and 17 at Tradex features food, shopping and more

Mennonite food is a highlight of the annual MCC Festival for World Relief. This year’s event takes place Sept. 16 and 17 at Tradex. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Upper Fraser Valley RCMP Sgt. Krista Vrolyk and Thar hang out in Abbotsford on Wednesday (Sept. 7) during the jersey presentation for participants in the Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News).

Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley participants receive official jerseys

Annual fundraiser for childhood cancer research and services runs Sept. 21-29

Upper Fraser Valley RCMP Sgt. Krista Vrolyk and Thar hang out in Abbotsford on Wednesday (Sept. 7) during the jersey presentation for participants in the Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News).
The Hawaiian Shirt Gala is being held Sept. 17 in Abbotsford to raise money for the BeMorr Society, which was formed in memory of Brook Morrison, who died by suicide in 2020.

Hawaiian Shirt Gala in Abbotsford raises funds for mental health

Event hosted by BeMorr Society, formed in memory of Brook Morrison

The Hawaiian Shirt Gala is being held Sept. 17 in Abbotsford to raise money for the BeMorr Society, which was formed in memory of Brook Morrison, who died by suicide in 2020.
The mammography unit at Chilliwack General Hospital will be getting state-of-the-art equipment, according to the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation. It’s one of several projects the foundation is fundraising for. (FVHCF)

Jackpot growing for Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation’s 50/50 campaign

Fundraising campaign closes on Sept. 9; jackpot sitting at about $3,000

The mammography unit at Chilliwack General Hospital will be getting state-of-the-art equipment, according to the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation. It’s one of several projects the foundation is fundraising for. (FVHCF)
Identical twin brothers Weston, left and Bennett, right, both have leukemia and are making regular trips from their Murrayville home to BC Children’s Hospital for treatment. (GoFundMe)

VIDEO: Twin B.C. brothers, 3, battle cancer

Both are being treated together after they were both diagnosed with the same type of leukemia

Identical twin brothers Weston, left and Bennett, right, both have leukemia and are making regular trips from their Murrayville home to BC Children’s Hospital for treatment. (GoFundMe)
Kaylanna Lipinski (centre) was diagnosed with cancer for a second time only three months after the birth of her daughter. (Miran Rose Facebook/The News)

$25K raised after young B.C. mother of infant daughter dies of cancer

Maple Ridge resident Kaylanna Lipinski has succumbed to her cancer after beating it as a child

Kaylanna Lipinski (centre) was diagnosed with cancer for a second time only three months after the birth of her daughter. (Miran Rose Facebook/The News)
Mathon said if people can’t afford $20, he’ll even do it for free. But if they can spare some money, a donation of any size would be of great help. Patrick Penner / Mission Record

Retired Mission sign maker picks up old trade to raise money for Ukrainian refugees

Paul Mathon used to run a business called Eye Spy Reflective Address Signs

Mathon said if people can’t afford $20, he’ll even do it for free. But if they can spare some money, a donation of any size would be of great help. Patrick Penner / Mission Record
Talitha Koum Society, a women’s support and housing organization, needs funds for camping equipment to get back to their favourite group activity. (Contributed photo)

Lower Mainland women’s rehabilitation centre needs funds to run programs, expand housing unit

Talitha Koum Society helps women in recovery by providing accomodation, resources

Talitha Koum Society, a women’s support and housing organization, needs funds for camping equipment to get back to their favourite group activity. (Contributed photo)
Miel Bernstein, co-founder of Project AIM, photographed at Field House Brewing on June 28, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Project AIM takes the shame out of menstruation, incontinence with deliveries across Lower Mainland

‘These products should be free, and until they are, we will be providing them’ says co-founder

Miel Bernstein, co-founder of Project AIM, photographed at Field House Brewing on June 28, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
Ryder Newhouse, 15, met Juniper, an eight-month-old yellow Labrador with BC and Alberta Guide Dogs, in downtown Chilliwack on Friday, June 24. He is seen here with his mom Nicole Newhouse. Ryder has been raising money to help pay for her training over the past six months. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Harrison teen finally meets guide dog in training that he’s fundraising for

Ryder Newhouse met puppy named Juniper for the first time in Chilliwack

Ryder Newhouse, 15, met Juniper, an eight-month-old yellow Labrador with BC and Alberta Guide Dogs, in downtown Chilliwack on Friday, June 24. He is seen here with his mom Nicole Newhouse. Ryder has been raising money to help pay for her training over the past six months. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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Abbotsford Police members hold annual charity golf tournament

Event on July 18 in Chilliwack raises money for ALS services and research

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