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A scene from the annual Yarrow Days Parade in 2015. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

What’s happening Chilliwack

A list of upcoming events in and around Chilliwack

At the 29th edition of the Mopar Madness car show in Langley on Sunday, July 10, members of the Mopars Unlimited Car Club announced they have raised $10,000 for Ukraine humanitarian relief. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Lower Mainland car fans raise $10,000 for Ukraine humanitarian relief

‘They need all the help they can get’ says president of Langley-based Mopars Unlimited club

Kalyn Head of Chilliwack is doing a 100-kilometre birthday ultra marathon on July 23 to mark her 25th birthday, all while raising money for Special Olympics British Columbia. She is seen here near Vedder Park in Chilliwack on July 9, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack woman to celebrate birthday with 100-km ultra marathon fundraiser for Special Olympics

Kalyn Head will mark her 25th birthday with a fundraiser run from Chilliwack to Vancouver

Dusty is just one of many kittens at the Chilliwack SPCA looking to find his ‘furever’ home. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: Find Me My Furever Home – Dusty at the Chilliwack SPCA

Dusty is just one of many kittens at the Chilliwack SPCA waiting to be adopted

Dusty is just one of many kittens at the Chilliwack SPCA looking to find his ‘furever’ home. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
People take part in the Parkinson’s SuperWalk along Spadina Avenue in Chilliwack on Sept. 17, 2016. This year’s walk takes place on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Parkinson SuperWalk happening in Chilliwack and Abbotsford this summer

Annual fundraiser event for Parkinson Society British Columbia takes place Sept. 10

People take part in the Parkinson’s SuperWalk along Spadina Avenue in Chilliwack on Sept. 17, 2016. This year’s walk takes place on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Members of the Fraser Valley Try Like Terry team, including his brother Darrell Fox (foreground) pictured before the 2021 Ride of Hope fundraiser where they cycled 410 kilometres. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Terry Fox’s brother and team to cycle 360 kms from Port Coquitlam to Chilliwack as part of fundraiser

Darrell Fox’s team will start from Terry Fox Hometown Square where new educational signs were installed

Members of the Fraser Valley Try Like Terry team, including his brother Darrell Fox (foreground) pictured before the 2021 Ride of Hope fundraiser where they cycled 410 kilometres. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
2021 Wildlife in Focus first place winner Wild Settings. Photo credit: Steve Burgess

BC SPCA annual Wildlife-in-Focus photography contest ends soon

There’s still time to enter the BC SPCA’s annual Wildlife-in-Focus photography contest,…

  • Jul 7, 2022
2021 Wildlife in Focus first place winner Wild Settings. Photo credit: Steve Burgess
Second World War veteran Warner Hockin (seated) is greeted by Royal Canadian Legion Branch 4 president Sharon Churchill and Angus Haggerty following the closing of the legion ceremony on Mary Street on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. Branch 4 amalgamated with Branch 280 to form Branch 295 Chilliwack-Vedder. The newly merged branch is having a celebration and open house on July 10, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Newly amalgamated legion branch celebrates merger with open house in Chilliwack

Folks can take in flight simulator, military displays, barbecue lunch and more

Second World War veteran Warner Hockin (seated) is greeted by Royal Canadian Legion Branch 4 president Sharon Churchill and Angus Haggerty following the closing of the legion ceremony on Mary Street on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. Branch 4 amalgamated with Branch 280 to form Branch 295 Chilliwack-Vedder. The newly merged branch is having a celebration and open house on July 10, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
A Langley woman is working to save orangutans from extinction. (Erik Kilmby/used under Creative Commons License)

A B.C. woman wants to save orangutans from extinction

Situation is ‘dire,’ says founder of the Canadian chapter of the Orangutan Project charity

A Langley woman is working to save orangutans from extinction. (Erik Kilmby/used under Creative Commons License)
Jim Pattison. (Submitted Photo)

PODCAST: Legendary B.C. businessman Jim Pattison still going strong at age 92

TODAY IN B.C.: Philanthropist discusses his long career, has no plans to retire

Jim Pattison. (Submitted Photo)
The Sardis Library on June 23, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Libraries in Chilliwack offer up free events throughout summer

Events include Rubik’s Cube session, story times and building structures

The Sardis Library on June 23, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Maple Ridge Career and Post-Secondary Education Event July 28 – live and in-person at Planet Ice, Golden Ears Winter Club (Curling Rink)

Get a head start on a rewarding new career!

Live Black Press Career and Post-Secondary Education Events return to Maple Ridge on July 28

  • Jul 4, 2022
Maple Ridge Career and Post-Secondary Education Event July 28 – live and in-person at Planet Ice, Golden Ears Winter Club (Curling Rink)
The Chilliwack SPCA is relaying how important it is to help animals by fostering them after nine puppies and their mother were found on a property in Agassiz. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: Chilliwack SPCA asks folks to sign up to foster animals after they rescued 9 puppies and mom

This installment of ‘Find Me My Furever Home’ talks about the importance of fostering animals

The Chilliwack SPCA is relaying how important it is to help animals by fostering them after nine puppies and their mother were found on a property in Agassiz. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Starting July 8, 2022, there will be a pop-up StoryWalk every Friday morning at a different park in Chilliwack during the months of July and August. Above, kids check out a StoryWalk in Vedder Park on March 7, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Pop-up StoryWalk coming to 8 different Chilliwack parks this summer

Folks can read stories every Friday morning during the outdoor literacy event

Starting July 8, 2022, there will be a pop-up StoryWalk every Friday morning at a different park in Chilliwack during the months of July and August. Above, kids check out a StoryWalk in Vedder Park on March 7, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Submitted by Vanessa Corke

PHOTOS: Chilliwack Progress readers share their Canada Day photos

Folks in Chilliwack show how they marked the 155th annual event on July 1

Submitted by Vanessa Corke
Folks take part in a head-to-head Canada Day soapbox derby race in Columbia Valley on Friday, July 1, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Soapbox derby, parade returned to Columbia Valley on Canada Day near Chilliwack

Soapbox cars featured unicorn, toilet and smoke as folks raced engineless vehicles down hill

Folks take part in a head-to-head Canada Day soapbox derby race in Columbia Valley on Friday, July 1, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The annual Rotary Christmas Parade rolled through downtown Chilliwack on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. The 2022 parade is set for Dec. 3. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Rotary Christmas Parade returns to downtown Chilliwack this year, volunteers needed

‘We are looking forward to returning this year with our much-loved parade,’ says organizer

The annual Rotary Christmas Parade rolled through downtown Chilliwack on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. The 2022 parade is set for Dec. 3. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
A Canada Day Car Show filled Memorial Park in Hope on Friday, with about 200 cars turning out to gleam in the sun. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)

Hope park filled with classic cars for Canada Day

Celebrations planned for Fraser Valley communities all include fireworks this year

A Canada Day Car Show filled Memorial Park in Hope on Friday, with about 200 cars turning out to gleam in the sun. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)
A young Chilliwack resident celebrates Canada Day 2022 with a pancake breakfast hosted by the Kiwanis Club at Evergreen Hall on July 1. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
A young Chilliwack resident celebrates Canada Day 2022 with a pancake breakfast hosted by the Kiwanis Club at Evergreen Hall on July 1. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
On Friday, July 1, Canada will celebrate its 155th birthday. How much do you know about Canada, its history and its people? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about Canada?

Canada’s 155th birthday is on Friday, July 1

On Friday, July 1, Canada will celebrate its 155th birthday. How much do you know about Canada, its history and its people? (Black Press file photo)