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The pile of donated gifts grew throughout the Toys for Tots event on Sunday at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre in Abbotsford. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Toys for Tots in Abbotsford collects 2,000 toys and $10K in cash

Annual event supports the Archway Food Bank’s Christmas Bureau

 

Hockey linesman Mike McGowan smiled in hospital despite a broken jaw. (Photo: gofundme.com/f/smoothie-fundraiser)

‘Worst nightmare’ for hockey linesman after puck breaks jaw at Langley rink, but then donations pour in

Mission-raised Mike McGowan was sent to hospital in Surrey during Saturday’s university-league game

 

University of the Fraser Valley held its Town & Gown event on Nov. 10 at its Abbotsford campus. (UFV photo)

UFV’s Town and Gown event in Abbotsford raises $210K for scholarships

University of the Fraser Valley more than doubles its goal at gala on Nov. 10

 

Abbotsford Police Chief Mike Serr with Sandy Blue, vice-president of the Abbotsford Police Foundation, at the annual Crime is Toast event on Oct. 5 at Tradex.

2022 Crime is Toast breakfast raises $40K for Abbotsford Police initiatives

Event hosted each year by the Abbotsford Police Foundation

Abbotsford Police Chief Mike Serr with Sandy Blue, vice-president of the Abbotsford Police Foundation, at the annual Crime is Toast event on Oct. 5 at Tradex.
B.C. rugby player Nick Allen is waking from an induced coma in Indonesia, after suffering severe injuries in a vehicle crash on Nov. 7, 2022. The long-term impact of his injuries aren’t yet known. (Photo courtesy of GoFundMe/’Nick Allen’s Recovery’)

Pro B.C. rugby player suffers traumatic brain injury in car crash abroad

Extent of Nick Allen’s injuries won’t be known until he is fully woken up from medically-induced coma

B.C. rugby player Nick Allen is waking from an induced coma in Indonesia, after suffering severe injuries in a vehicle crash on Nov. 7, 2022. The long-term impact of his injuries aren’t yet known. (Photo courtesy of GoFundMe/’Nick Allen’s Recovery’)
Members of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Ken Tjensvold (left), Christopher McGuire and Lesley Kristiansen (far right) present a $1,000 donation to Meghan Kellington, co-ordinator with the Starfish Pack program in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)

Eagles club in Abbotsford donates $1,000 to Starfish Pack program

Money was raised at Hotel California: The Original Eagles Tribute on Oct. 20

Members of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Ken Tjensvold (left), Christopher McGuire and Lesley Kristiansen (far right) present a $1,000 donation to Meghan Kellington, co-ordinator with the Starfish Pack program in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)
Joe Roberts (The Skid Row CEO) spoke at the annual Character Abbotsford conference at Abbotsford secondary school on Oct. 20, and met with conference attendees afterward. He will be back in Abbotsford on Nov. 29 for Hope in the Valley. (Submitted photo)

‘Skid row CEO’ Joe Roberts back in Abbotsford for beneficial brunch

Salvation Army hosting Hope in the Valley with popular guest speaker

Joe Roberts (The Skid Row CEO) spoke at the annual Character Abbotsford conference at Abbotsford secondary school on Oct. 20, and met with conference attendees afterward. He will be back in Abbotsford on Nov. 29 for Hope in the Valley. (Submitted photo)
A GoFundMe campaign has been started to raise money towards plumbing repairs and a new furnace at Straiton Community Hall in Abbotsford.

Online fundraiser hopes to raise $15K to save Abbotsford hall

Straiton Community Hall needs plumbing repairs and a new furnace

A GoFundMe campaign has been started to raise money towards plumbing repairs and a new furnace at Straiton Community Hall in Abbotsford.
Abbotsford hockey player Karman Gill has been hospitalized and battling an unknown illness since Sept. 27. (Instagram photo)

GoFundMe launched for young Abbotsford hockey player dealing with mystery illness

Abbotsford Minor Hockey Association player Karman Gill has been in the hospital for almost a month

Abbotsford hockey player Karman Gill has been hospitalized and battling an unknown illness since Sept. 27. (Instagram photo)
Lyle and Lisa MacDougall (right), founders of Tiny Sparks Foundation in Abbotsford, are shown with Liz and Kirk Burdeny, who run Nana’s Kitchen in Surrey. The Burdenys raise funds for homeless shelters in Surrey and donated $1,000 towards a scholarship for Tiny Sparks. (Submitted photo)

Tiny Sparks Foundation in Abbotsford raises $5,600 at country-themed event

Money will go towards scholarships and sending kids to camp

Lyle and Lisa MacDougall (right), founders of Tiny Sparks Foundation in Abbotsford, are shown with Liz and Kirk Burdeny, who run Nana’s Kitchen in Surrey. The Burdenys raise funds for homeless shelters in Surrey and donated $1,000 towards a scholarship for Tiny Sparks. (Submitted photo)
Gord Portman and his dog Zippy sit at Marina Way Park while holding a picture of a bench he would like to have installed in memory of those who have lost their lives to an overdose. (Mark Brett photo)

Penticton hero’s dog ingests cocaine and meth while working outreach

Gord Portman’s dog Zippy is still in serious condition and needs help

Gord Portman and his dog Zippy sit at Marina Way Park while holding a picture of a bench he would like to have installed in memory of those who have lost their lives to an overdose. (Mark Brett 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)
This Brookswood house in Langley is one of ten top prizes in this year’s Millionaire Lottery fundraiser for the VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Millionaire Lottery prizes include a $3.2 million Langley house

Fundraising tickets for the VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation now on sale

  • Oct 11, 2022
This Brookswood house in Langley is one of ten top prizes in this year’s Millionaire Lottery fundraiser for the VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Chilliwack Common is a collaborative beer made by six craft breweries in Chilliwack. (Submitted by Old Yale Brewing)

6-pack of Chilliwack craft breweries collaborate on beer for charity

All profits from ‘Chilliwack Common’ lager will go to Chilliwack Park Society

Chilliwack Common is a collaborative beer made by six craft breweries in Chilliwack. (Submitted by Old Yale Brewing)
A concert for the Mennonite Historical Society takes place in Abbotsford on Oct. 2. (Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay)

Fundraiser in Abbotsford supports Mennonite Historical Society

Event on Oct. 2 at South Abbotsford MB Church features music and food

A concert for the Mennonite Historical Society takes place in Abbotsford on Oct. 2. (Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay)
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)
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)
A cancer researcher conducts lab work for the BC Cancer Foundation. On Wednesday (Sept. 21), the foundation announced the launch of a $500 million fundraising campaign. (Photo courtesy of BC Cancer Foundation)

BC Cancer launches $500M fundraising campaign as patient numbers projected to grow

Estimated 37,000 British Columbians will be diagnosed with disease annually by 2030

A cancer researcher conducts lab work for the BC Cancer Foundation. On Wednesday (Sept. 21), the foundation announced the launch of a $500 million fundraising campaign. (Photo courtesy of BC Cancer Foundation)
It’s time to register for the Run for Hope, a fundraiser event organized by the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation. (Submitted)

Run for Hope will follow repaired Coquihalla River trails

Registration only $10 and supports Fraser Canyon Hospital

It’s time to register for the Run for Hope, a fundraiser event organized by the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation. (Submitted)
The Parkinson SuperWalk takes place in Abbotsford on Sept. 10. (Black Press Media file photo)

Abbotsford participates in Parkinson SuperWalk

Event on Sept. 10 raises money for programs, support and research

The Parkinson SuperWalk takes place in Abbotsford on Sept. 10. (Black Press Media file photo)