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A ‘Rambo Lane’ sign is unveiled at an alley where it meets 3rd Avenue in Hope on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. This was part of a walking tour on the first day of the Rambo First Blood 40th Anniversary celebrations. (Bill Dobbs)

PHOTOS: ‘Rambo Lane’ unveiled on walking tour marking 40th anniversary of famous film in Hope

Fans saw movie locations like ‘H’ tree in police chase scene, railroad tracks that Rambo jumped

A ‘Rambo Lane’ sign is unveiled at an alley where it meets 3rd Avenue in Hope on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. This was part of a walking tour on the first day of the Rambo First Blood 40th Anniversary celebrations. (Bill Dobbs)
The 2021 Toys for Tots event at Abbotsford Centre included a receiving line. (Urban Fig Photography)

Toys for Tots in Abbotsford seeks sponsors to meet increased need

Annual event, held by Archway Food Bank’s Christmas Bureau, planned for Nov. 27

The 2021 Toys for Tots event at Abbotsford Centre included a receiving line. (Urban Fig Photography)
The Abbotsford Fire Fighters Association recently held its second annual Harvest Fest fundraising dinner and dance at Exhibition Park. (Photo by Mady Hart)

Abbotsford firefighters’ Harvest Fest raises $80K for Cyrus Centre

Recent dinner and dance supports programs for at-risk youth

The Abbotsford Fire Fighters Association recently held its second annual Harvest Fest fundraising dinner and dance at Exhibition Park. (Photo by Mady Hart)
The Abbotsford Hospice Society operates Holmberg House on Marshall Road. The organization is holding a three-part series on wills and estate planning starting Oct. 20.

Abbotsford Hospice offers series on wills and estate planning

Three-part seminar starts Thursday, Oct. 20 online and in person

The Abbotsford Hospice Society operates Holmberg House on Marshall Road. The organization is holding a three-part series on wills and estate planning starting Oct. 20.
Caio de Figueiroa, a 2022 WJ Mouat secondary graduate who is also a Abbotsford Children's Theatre alumni, received a $500 bursary recently. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford Children’s Theatre alumnus rewarded for time spent on the stage

Caio de Figueiroa took part in five productions in his time with the acting group

Caio de Figueiroa, a 2022 WJ Mouat secondary graduate who is also a Abbotsford Children's Theatre alumni, received a $500 bursary recently. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Donations of clothing and household items were handed out before the Thanksgiving dinner. (Special to The News)
Donations of clothing and household items were handed out before the Thanksgiving dinner. (Special to The News)
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

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)
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)
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

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