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Hundreds of people came out to the Remembrance Day ceremony at Thunderbird Memorial Square on Veterans Way in Abbotsford on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. (John Morrow/ Abbotsford News)

PHOTOS: More than 1,000 come out for Remembrance Day ceremony in Abbotsford

Huge turnout on Nov. 11 as people paid their respects to fallen soldiers and veterans

 

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

 

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)
This totem pole was rededicated to the late Chief Richard Malloway outside the Cultus Lake Park Board office on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Totem pole restored, rededicated in Cultus Lake in honour of late Chief Richard Malloway

Malloway: a family man known for generosity, kindness, and fighting for Indigenous rights to dance

This totem pole was rededicated to the late Chief Richard Malloway outside the Cultus Lake Park Board office on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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

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

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)
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)
The Abbotsford Hospice Society held its Horsepower for Hospice Show and Shine on Saturday at the Mt. Lehman Winery. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

PHOTOS: Horsepower for Hospice rallies funds for Abbotsford organization

Donations to annual event support children and families through grief and the loss of a loved one

The Abbotsford Hospice Society held its Horsepower for Hospice Show and Shine on Saturday at the Mt. Lehman Winery. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
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)
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)
The T-33 was used in the Korean War, but is a mainstay at airshows across North America these days. My flight suit awaits. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

COLUMN: Reporter straps into old fighter jet at Abbotsford Airshow

‘Used in the Korean War 70 years ago, the T-33 is one of my favourite aircraft to watch in flight’

The T-33 was used in the Korean War, but is a mainstay at airshows across North America these days. My flight suit awaits. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)
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)