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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

About 2,000 people came out to a movie night at Mill Lake Park on Friday, Sept. 2, 2022. (John Morrow/ Abbotsford News)

PHOTOS: Thousands came out to free movie night hosted by Abbotsford Police Department

Event also included displays, giveaways, kids’ activities and chance to mingle with APD members

More than 1,100 cyclists leave Chilliwack Heritage Park for the annual Tour de Cure fundraiser for BC Cancer Foundation on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: $6.3 million raised as Tour de Cure cycling fundraiser for cancer rolls through Chilliwack

More than 1,100 cyclists rode through Eastern Fraser Valley to raise money for BC Cancer Foundation

Brendan Van Beek of Agassiz carries his 21-month-old son on his shoulders while shopping for books during the one-day Chilliwack Rotary Outdoor Book Sale on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: 30,000 books for sale at 3rd annual Chilliwack Rotary Outdoor Book Sale

1st outdoor book sale started at beginning of pandemic and has continued every year

Brendan Van Beek of Agassiz carries his 21-month-old son on his shoulders while shopping for books during the one-day Chilliwack Rotary Outdoor Book Sale on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Kyle Fowler performs in his 1986 Long EZ during the 2022 Chilliwack Flight Fest over the Chilliwack Airport on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Aerobatic pilots soar over Chilliwack at Flight Fest

Thousands came out to 28th annual free airshow at Chilliwack Airport

Kyle Fowler performs in his 1986 Long EZ during the 2022 Chilliwack Flight Fest over the Chilliwack Airport on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
People take part in the fourth annual Chilliwack Pride Festival in downtown Chilliwack on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Streets of Chilliwack packed as community celebrates being proud together at pride festival

Chilliwack Pride Festival about ‘freedom to love and to be loved,’ says organizer Teri Westerby

People take part in the fourth annual Chilliwack Pride Festival in downtown Chilliwack on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Folks take in the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Summery, sky-high sunflowers in Chilliwack

Chilliwack Sunflower Festival has 50 varieties of sunflowers in 12 acres of fields

Folks take in the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Members of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) gathered for the Summer Faire event, hosted by the local branch called the Shire of Lionsdale, on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022 at Atchelitz Hall in Chilliwack. The event featured archery, thrown weapons, rapier fighting, armoured combat and the Bardic arts. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Re-creating the past as folks step back 100s of years with Summer Faire in Chilliwack

Fraser Valley branch of Society for Creative Anachronism has members from Maple Ridge to Hope

Members of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) gathered for the Summer Faire event, hosted by the local branch called the Shire of Lionsdale, on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022 at Atchelitz Hall in Chilliwack. The event featured archery, thrown weapons, rapier fighting, armoured combat and the Bardic arts. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Kate Feltren, curator with the Chilliwack Museum and Archives, talks about travelling exhibition called ‘Where are the Children? Healing the Impacts of the Residential Schools’ which is on display until Oct. 15. The museum has added artifacts and info from the former Coqualeetza Indian Residential School site which was later home to the Coqualeetza Indian Hospital. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack Museum hosts first-in-Canada exhibit ‘Where are the Children?’

Exhibition on Canada’s residential school system spans more than 125 years

Kate Feltren, curator with the Chilliwack Museum and Archives, talks about travelling exhibition called ‘Where are the Children? Healing the Impacts of the Residential Schools’ which is on display until Oct. 15. The museum has added artifacts and info from the former Coqualeetza Indian Residential School site which was later home to the Coqualeetza Indian Hospital. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Kevin Stone works on a gigantic Elon Musk head on May 27, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Giant Elon Musk head by Chilliwack metal artist now complete, ready to be shipped

Kevin Stone has finished head of half-Elon, half-goat monument for cryptocurrency creators

Kevin Stone works on a gigantic Elon Musk head on May 27, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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)
Abbotsford’s Canada Day Parade, which made its way along South Fraser Way on July 1, 2022, was about an hour and a half long. (John Morrow/ Abbotsford News)

PHOTOS: Folks flock to Canada Day celebrations in Abbotsford

City was a sea of red and white as people took in parades and more for first time in 2 years

Abbotsford’s Canada Day Parade, which made its way along South Fraser Way on July 1, 2022, was about an hour and a half long. (John Morrow/ Abbotsford News)
The 2022 Cultus Lake Day parade rolls along 1st Avenue on Saturday, June 25, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Sunshine and smiles as Cultus Lake Day parade rolls through lakeside community

Parade, along with market, activities and more returned after 2 years of cancellations

The 2022 Cultus Lake Day parade rolls along 1st Avenue on Saturday, June 25, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Angela Moore (left) shows visitors around her farm during the Ryder Lake Ramble on Saturday, June 18, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Farm animals, stunning scenery and more during Ryder Lake Ramble in Chilliwack

Annual self-guided tour of historic farming community saw folks visit from all over

Angela Moore (left) shows visitors around her farm during the Ryder Lake Ramble on Saturday, June 18, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Five-year-old Adalyn Geddert gets tips from her grandfather Steve Czeck during the 15th annual Cultus Lake Pikeminnow and Smallmouth Bass Fishing Derby at Main Beach on Saturday, June 18, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: People line shores of Cultus Lake for annual Father’s Day weekend fishing derby

Pikeminnow and smallmouth bass fishing derby helps recovery of Cultus Lake sockeye

Five-year-old Adalyn Geddert gets tips from her grandfather Steve Czeck during the 15th annual Cultus Lake Pikeminnow and Smallmouth Bass Fishing Derby at Main Beach on Saturday, June 18, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
People check out vehicles during the Fraser Valley Classic Car Show at the Chilliwack UFV campus on Saturday, June 11, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Fraser Valley Classic Car Show shines in Chilliwack

Hundreds came out to the fundraiser event host by Fraser Valley British Motor Club

People check out vehicles during the Fraser Valley Classic Car Show at the Chilliwack UFV campus on Saturday, June 11, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Thousands of people were at the parade during the 50th annual Yarrow Days celebration on Saturday, June 4, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: ’70s themed Yarrow Days parade filled with peace and love

Thousands flocked to small community to celebrate 50th annual Yarrow Days celebrations

Thousands of people were at the parade during the 50th annual Yarrow Days celebration on Saturday, June 4, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Paddlers take part in the 2022 River Spirit Canoe Races at Chilliwack Landing on Skwah First Nation on Saturday, May 21, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: War canoe races return to Chilliwack waterway at Skwah

Paddlers from across B.C. and Washington State compete in River Spirit Canoe Races

Paddlers take part in the 2022 River Spirit Canoe Races at Chilliwack Landing on Skwah First Nation on Saturday, May 21, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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)
Folks take in the Chilliwack Tulip Festival on Saturday, April 23, 2022. The event runs until May 1. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Bright blooming bulbs at Chilliwack Tulip Festival

This year’s festival largest one yet with 24 acres of colourful tulips, daffodils, hyacinths

Folks take in the Chilliwack Tulip Festival on Saturday, April 23, 2022. The event runs until May 1. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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