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Local Rotary Clubs are holding a strawberry-sale fundraiser, starting May 8. (Stock photo from Pixabay)

Fraser Valley Rotary Clubs hold annual strawberry sale

Abbotsford, Langley, Mission and Chilliwack raise funds for community projects

  • May 10, 2022
Local Rotary Clubs are holding a strawberry-sale fundraiser, starting May 8. (Stock photo from Pixabay)
Marko Zolotarov, a Trinity Western University student from the Ukraine, spoke about his experience of the war shortly after he returned to Canada. The Langley university has raised $136,772 to expand scholarships and aid for TWU students whose lives have been disrupted by war and global conflicts (TWU/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Marko Zolotarov, a Trinity Western University student from the Ukraine, spoke about his experience of the war shortly after he returned to Canada. The Langley university has raised $136,772 to expand scholarships and aid for TWU students whose lives have been disrupted by war and global conflicts (TWU/Special to Langley Advance Times)
825 cars and 4,000 people attended the 33rd D.W. Poppy car show on Sunday, May 1. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: First post-pandemic car show at D.W. Poppy Secondary set records

All-volunteer fundraiser for school draws most cars, biggest crowds ever

825 cars and 4,000 people attended the 33rd D.W. Poppy car show on Sunday, May 1. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Facepainting, cotton candy stand, drawing competition, and more activities were planned at Langley Animal Protection Society’s Easter-themed fundraiser. The event was organized on Saturday, April 16. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley animal welfare society welcomes families for Easter party

Local realtors hosted community event to benefit Langley Animal Protection Society

Facepainting, cotton candy stand, drawing competition, and more activities were planned at Langley Animal Protection Society’s Easter-themed fundraiser. The event was organized on Saturday, April 16. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Bargain hunters at a 2019 Shortreed school dollar sale fundraiser, where everything is for a dollar. It returns, for the first time since the pandemic, on Friday, April 22, running from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Bargain hunters at a 2019 Shortreed school dollar sale fundraiser, where everything is for a dollar. It returns, for the first time since the pandemic, on Friday, April 22, running from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
16-year-old Wilson Gaglardi is spending 100 hours in a tent atop a flagpole in downtown Vancouver to raise funds for diabetes research. (Cole Schisler/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: B.C. teen spends 100 hours atop a flagpole to raise funds for diabetes research

16-year-old Wilson Gaglardi was diagnosed with type one diabetes at age six

16-year-old Wilson Gaglardi is spending 100 hours in a tent atop a flagpole in downtown Vancouver to raise funds for diabetes research. (Cole Schisler/Black Press Media)
A GoFundMe campaign has begun to raise money for the parents of nine-month-old Logan Bishop of Abbotsford, who has so far had five open-heart surgeries and requires ongoing medical treatment.

5 surgeries at just 9 months old: Fundraiser launched for Abbotsford baby with heart condition

Logan Bishop, 9 months, has spent most of his life in hospital

A GoFundMe campaign has begun to raise money for the parents of nine-month-old Logan Bishop of Abbotsford, who has so far had five open-heart surgeries and requires ongoing medical treatment.
Larisa Bothma says a stem cell match has been found for nine-month-old son Arend, who suffers from chronic Granulomatous disease. (Stephanie Artuso photo)

Stem cell match found for B.C. infant with rare blood disorder

Family of Arend Bothma to meet with transplant team in coming weeks

Larisa Bothma says a stem cell match has been found for nine-month-old son Arend, who suffers from chronic Granulomatous disease. (Stephanie Artuso photo)
A Ukraine flag was displayed by a supporter waiting in line at Veronica’s Gourmet Perogies on Saturday, March 19. Owner Veronica Cave raised funds for the besieged country by selling deep fried apple cinnamon perogies. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Perogy fundraiser for Ukraine raised more than $5,000 in Aldergrove

Organized by Veronica’s Gourmet Perogies owner Veronica Cave

A Ukraine flag was displayed by a supporter waiting in line at Veronica’s Gourmet Perogies on Saturday, March 19. Owner Veronica Cave raised funds for the besieged country by selling deep fried apple cinnamon perogies. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Powerlifter Sumeet Sharma wears the gold medal he won for bench press at the North American Powerlifting Championships in San Jose, Costa Rica, last fall. Sharma has started a new fundraising initiative in support of Ukraine. (Photo submitted: Sumeet Sharma)

B.C. powerlifter starts fundraiser for Ukraine

Corrections officer Sumeet Sharma was inspired to help after seeing war reports on TV

Powerlifter Sumeet Sharma wears the gold medal he won for bench press at the North American Powerlifting Championships in San Jose, Costa Rica, last fall. Sharma has started a new fundraising initiative in support of Ukraine. (Photo submitted: Sumeet Sharma)
Larisa Bothma is hoping to find a matching donor who can provide stem cells to son Arend who suffers from chronic Granulomatous disease. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

VIDEO: B.C. family seeking stem cell match for baby with rare blood disorder

Transplant only cure for nine-month-old’s chronic Granulomatous disease

Larisa Bothma is hoping to find a matching donor who can provide stem cells to son Arend who suffers from chronic Granulomatous disease. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Al Rempel of Chilliwack shared his photo of destruction near Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine on or about March 16, 2022. (Submitted to The Progress)

VIDEO: Fraser Valley man raises thousands to help cousins in Ukraine buy food, medicine, fuel

‘They say they don’t fear death but they do fear being captured’ - Al Rempel

Al Rempel of Chilliwack shared his photo of destruction near Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine on or about March 16, 2022. (Submitted to The Progress)
Ryder Newhouse, 14, is making and selling dog treats to raise money for BC and Alberta Guide Dogs. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. teen with autism fundraises for guide dog charity through canine cookie sales

Ryder Newhouse donating half proceeds from ‘Tommy’s Choice’ dog treats to help train puppy Juniper

Ryder Newhouse, 14, is making and selling dog treats to raise money for BC and Alberta Guide Dogs. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Mayor Val van den Broek, seen here at the January 2020 Winter Wonderland Gala, will be hosting a Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation fundraiser for the Foundry on Saturday, March 26. (Langley Advance Times file)
Mayor Val van den Broek, seen here at the January 2020 Winter Wonderland Gala, will be hosting a Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation fundraiser for the Foundry on Saturday, March 26. (Langley Advance Times file)
Sarah Beairsto (left), seven-year-old Harper Harvey and Debra Legge with boxes of Girl Guides cookies outside a warehouse in North Delta on Saturday, March 12. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Girl Guides back to door-to-door cookie sales after 2 years of doing business differently

Chocolate/vanilla cookies sold in spring, and those who love the mint ones have to wait until fall

Sarah Beairsto (left), seven-year-old Harper Harvey and Debra Legge with boxes of Girl Guides cookies outside a warehouse in North Delta on Saturday, March 12. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Mackenzie Gaytmenn is hoping this year’s auction will raise at least $6,000 for youth mentoring. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Beer fridge, tix to Seattle Mariners game, and more to be auctioned off for Langley charity

Big Brothers Bis Sisters of Langley is running an online fundraiser until Thursday, March 10

Mackenzie Gaytmenn is hoping this year’s auction will raise at least $6,000 for youth mentoring. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Colton Muench and wife Malena Findler. Family and friends of the Fort Langley man, who is battling stage 4 lung cancer, are raising funds to help with his treatment. (Courtesy Muench family)
Colton Muench and wife Malena Findler. Family and friends of the Fort Langley man, who is battling stage 4 lung cancer, are raising funds to help with his treatment. (Courtesy Muench family)
Langley Rugby Club’s Joe Barry keeps a United Rugby Club tackler at bay during First Division action at LRC’s home field in 2016. Work on a second playing field at the Langley Rugby Club (LRC) site on Crush Crescent will begin this spring. (Langley Advance Times file)

Timeline for second Langley Rugby Club field aims for opening in 2023

Completion will allow upgrades to existing pitch, club president says

Langley Rugby Club’s Joe Barry keeps a United Rugby Club tackler at bay during First Division action at LRC’s home field in 2016. Work on a second playing field at the Langley Rugby Club (LRC) site on Crush Crescent will begin this spring. (Langley Advance Times file)
Litter box in a photo submitted by BC SPCA.

BC SPCA urges ‘litter’ love for an ex in quirky Valentine’s fundraiser for 3 shelters

‘We will write their name in the bottom of a litter box,’ rep says

Litter box in a photo submitted by BC SPCA.
Trucks are parked on Metcalfe Street as a rally against COVID-19 restrictions, which began as a cross-country convoy protesting a federal vaccine mandate for truckers, continues in Ottawa, Ontario, on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)

GoFundMe removes Freedom Convoy fundraiser, says protest has ‘become an occupation’

GoFundMe says no further funds will be distributed to organizers

Trucks are parked on Metcalfe Street as a rally against COVID-19 restrictions, which began as a cross-country convoy protesting a federal vaccine mandate for truckers, continues in Ottawa, Ontario, on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)