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The Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Katzie Seniors Network’s Intergenerational Garden could win $2,500 in a social media contest put on by Scotts Canada Ltd.. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)

Lower Mainland community garden needs shares and likes to win $2,500 in social media contest

Scott’s Gro for Good social media contest runs until Tuesday, Oct. 4

M’akola Housing Society, through funding from BC Housing, will build a five storey affordable housing building at 603 Main Street in Penticton. (Rendering)

QUIZ: How much do you know about housing and homes?

In many communities, finding a place to buy or rent can be a challenge

People take part in the intertribal dance during the Truth and Reconciliation Powwow at Chilliwack Secondary School on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: People come together for Truth and Reconciliation Powwow in Chilliwack

2-day powwow one of many events in Chilliwack marking National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

People take part in the intertribal dance during the Truth and Reconciliation Powwow at Chilliwack Secondary School on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Amanda Adams with Elm Drive YMCA Child Care Centre in Chilliwack was awarded a certificate of achievement in the 2022 Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Education. (Submitted)

Chilliwack woman receives Prime Minister’s award for excellence in early childhood education

Amanda Adams of Elm Drive YMCA Child Care Centre one of 15 across Canada to be recognized

Amanda Adams with Elm Drive YMCA Child Care Centre in Chilliwack was awarded a certificate of achievement in the 2022 Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Education. (Submitted)
Nerlap Sidhu, a teacher at Eugene Reimer middle school in Abbotsford, has received the 2022 Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence. (Darren McDonald/UFV)

Abbotsford teacher receives Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence

Nerlap Sidhu recognized for her work in inclusion and social justice

Nerlap Sidhu, a teacher at Eugene Reimer middle school in Abbotsford, has received the 2022 Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence. (Darren McDonald/UFV)
The Abbotsford Community Foundation held the seventh annual Smart and Caring Golf Classic on Sept. 15 at Ledgeview Golf Club in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)
The Abbotsford Community Foundation held the seventh annual Smart and Caring Golf Classic on Sept. 15 at Ledgeview Golf Club in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)
Members of the Surrey Beavers rugby association participate in the Cloverdale Terry Fox run in 2019. This year the run was held Sept. 18. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

B.C. man ‘will do everything’ to keep Terry Fox’s legacy alive

Bill Vigars, who was Fox’s publicist during historic Marathon of Hope, spoke at SFU Surrey

Members of the Surrey Beavers rugby association participate in the Cloverdale Terry Fox run in 2019. This year the run was held Sept. 18. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Bif Naked, Peter Bergman and Cheryl Hickey are among the stars who will be a part of the West Coast Women’s Show, running Oct. 14, 15 and 16 at Tradex in Abbotsford. (Submitted images)

Ultimate Girls’ Weekend back as West Coast Women’s Show returns to Tradex in Abbotsford

Cheryl Hickey, Peter Bergman and Bif Naked just some of the celebs speaking at Oct. 14, 15 and 16 event

Bif Naked, Peter Bergman and Cheryl Hickey are among the stars who will be a part of the West Coast Women’s Show, running Oct. 14, 15 and 16 at Tradex in Abbotsford. (Submitted images)
The documentary Rails, Jails and Trolleys will be screened in Abbotsford on Saturday, Oct. 1. (Screenshot from film)

Documentary about India farmers’ protest to be screened at UFV in Abbotsford

Rails, Jails and Trolleys shown Saturday, Oct. 1 at University of the Fraser Valley

The documentary Rails, Jails and Trolleys will be screened in Abbotsford on Saturday, Oct. 1. (Screenshot from film)
A new Adult Cognitive Wellness Program is set to start Oct. 4 in Abbotsford for older adults with symptoms of dementia. (File photo)

New cognitive wellness program to start in Abbotsford

Sessions begin Oct. 4 at Clearbrook Mennonite Brethren Church

A new Adult Cognitive Wellness Program is set to start Oct. 4 in Abbotsford for older adults with symptoms of dementia. (File photo)
Lauren Sergy spoke to a full room at a women’s event in Abbotsford in September. (Urban Fig Photography)

Women’s leadership event raised funds for residential recovery program

Lauren Sergy speaks about ‘executive presence’ in fundraising luncheon

Lauren Sergy spoke to a full room at a women’s event in Abbotsford in September. (Urban Fig Photography)
Abbotsford Christian School has a new rubberized surface made from recycled tires on its playground and short track for its middle-secondary campus. (Submitted photo)

Recycled tires provide rubberized surface at Abbotsford school playground

Abbotsford Christian School received $30,000 grant from Tire Stewardship BC

Abbotsford Christian School has a new rubberized surface made from recycled tires on its playground and short track for its middle-secondary campus. (Submitted photo)
The Fraser Valley Conservancy is holding an online sale of native plants until Sept. 25. (Submitted photo)

Fraser Valley Conservancy holds online sale of native plants

Orders must be placed by Sept. 25 for pickup in Abbotsford on Oct. 1

The Fraser Valley Conservancy is holding an online sale of native plants until Sept. 25. (Submitted photo)
The Golf Fore Your Hospitals Golf Tournament at Sandpiper Resort in Harrison Mills was a fun-filled event that raised more than $90,000 for hospital needs in Mission, Abbotsford, Hope and Chilliwack. (Submitted photo)

Golfers make big gains for Fraser Valley hospitals

More than $90,000 raised at Sandpiper Resort for Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation initiatives

The Golf Fore Your Hospitals Golf Tournament at Sandpiper Resort in Harrison Mills was a fun-filled event that raised more than $90,000 for hospital needs in Mission, Abbotsford, Hope and Chilliwack. (Submitted photo)
The Abbotsford Association for Healthy Aging offers a few options to connect seniors with others, including the new Crafts and Chat program. (Image by Sabine van Erp from Pixabay)

New Crafts and Chat program offered for seniors in Abbotsford

Healthy Aging Association provides several opportunities for socializing

The Abbotsford Association for Healthy Aging offers a few options to connect seniors with others, including the new Crafts and Chat program. (Image by Sabine van Erp from Pixabay)
34 riders on the Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley team began a nine-day, 800 kilometre journey through the Fraser Valley in Langley on Wednesday, Sept. 21, where students at the Langley Fine Arts School cheered them on their way. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley begins

34 riders will spend 9 days riding 800 kilometres through the Fraser Valley to raise $300,000

34 riders on the Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley team began a nine-day, 800 kilometre journey through the Fraser Valley in Langley on Wednesday, Sept. 21, where students at the Langley Fine Arts School cheered them on their way. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Traditional Mennonite treats were a mainstay at the MCC Festival for World Relief at the Tradex in Abbotsford this weekend. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Charitable Mennonite festival makes successful return to Abbotsford’s Tradex post-COVID

More than $600,000 raised to help feed refugees around the world, more on its way

Traditional Mennonite treats were a mainstay at the MCC Festival for World Relief at the Tradex in Abbotsford this weekend. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Mark National Forest Week with a guided hike in Mission’s municipal forest on Saturday, Sept. 24. (Pixabay image)

Mark National Forest Week with guided hike in Mission’s municipal forest

Mission’s was the first community forest in Canada, operating since 1958

Mark National Forest Week with a guided hike in Mission’s municipal forest on Saturday, Sept. 24. (Pixabay image)
Elanis is following her dream of becoming a social worker. The Youth Futures Education Fund, supported by United Way BC, helps cover expenses like food, textbooks, counselling, and transportation, allowing former youth in care to survive while focusing on their studies.

Changing lives: All youth deserve the chance to reach their potential.

Youth Futures Education Fund and United Way BC help former youth in care follow their dreams

  • Sep 19, 2022
Elanis is following her dream of becoming a social worker. The Youth Futures Education Fund, supported by United Way BC, helps cover expenses like food, textbooks, counselling, and transportation, allowing former youth in care to survive while focusing on their studies.
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