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The dance group called Dovbush AUUC performed Na Poloyni in the mixed 11-14 year old category during the 24th annual Ukrainian Cultural Festival in Mission. / Bob Friesen File Photo

BC Ukrainian Cultural Festival set for May 7 in Mission

‘We were determined to forge ahead this year’ says BC Ukrainian Cultural Festival Society president

  • Apr 28, 2022
The dance group called Dovbush AUUC performed Na Poloyni in the mixed 11-14 year old category during the 24th annual Ukrainian Cultural Festival in Mission. / Bob Friesen File Photo
Paula Gross, an educational assistant at Eric Langton elementary, created a display of hobbit houses made primarily from discarded objects, for the front display case at the school. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Hobbit house display created for Earth Day by Lower Mainland educational assistant

Paula Gross created the display using discarded objects and natural items

Paula Gross, an educational assistant at Eric Langton elementary, created a display of hobbit houses made primarily from discarded objects, for the front display case at the school. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
A former Langley school principal turned Porsche aficionado, Gary Walker, has organized a May 1 ride that retraces the historic Old Yale Trail through New Westminster, Surrey, Langley, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Rosedale, Cheam First Nation, Popcum, Flood and Hope. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Former principal organizes a trip through Lower Mainland history, in a Porsche

Gary Walker wanted to do a ‘little more than just driving’

A former Langley school principal turned Porsche aficionado, Gary Walker, has organized a May 1 ride that retraces the historic Old Yale Trail through New Westminster, Surrey, Langley, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Rosedale, Cheam First Nation, Popcum, Flood and Hope. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A family of ducks crossed Lougheed Highway with the help of a good samaritan on Tuesday. (Monique Patton/Special to The News)

Good Samaritan helps family of ducks cross B.C. highway

Duckings follow mother duck navigating six lanes of traffic

A family of ducks crossed Lougheed Highway with the help of a good samaritan on Tuesday. (Monique Patton/Special to The News)
Grade 7 student Riley Campbell has raised $1,300 selling cookies to help soon-to-arrive Ukrainian refugees. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Grade 7 student Riley Campbell has raised $1,300 selling cookies to help soon-to-arrive Ukrainian refugees. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
The workshops at Yunesit’in were set up in stations, where different aspects of the landscape and ecosystem were explored and incorporated into the mixed-media canvas pieces by participants. (Cindy Charleyboy photo)

Cariboo Art Beat workshops combine fire and art

Williams Lake workshops help build bridges between First Nations and government

The workshops at Yunesit’in were set up in stations, where different aspects of the landscape and ecosystem were explored and incorporated into the mixed-media canvas pieces by participants. (Cindy Charleyboy photo)
Bernie Aubin, a drummer for the Headpins for 42 years and owner of Canadian Classic Rock, and international booking agency, is hoping the Rock Maple Ridge festival will be an annual event. (Special to The News)
Bernie Aubin, a drummer for the Headpins for 42 years and owner of Canadian Classic Rock, and international booking agency, is hoping the Rock Maple Ridge festival will be an annual event. (Special to The News)
Oak Bay High students Kaelyn Bonner and Katherine Lee do preflight checks at the Victoria Flying Club, ahead of their discovery flight as part of the aviation and design program offered through the Greater Victoria School District. (Tom Aerts/Twitter)

Oak Bay student among those high on aviation possibilities

Greater Victoria School District helps kids fly with aviation and design program

Oak Bay High students Kaelyn Bonner and Katherine Lee do preflight checks at the Victoria Flying Club, ahead of their discovery flight as part of the aviation and design program offered through the Greater Victoria School District. (Tom Aerts/Twitter)
Ava Gambling sold her paintings to raise money to help Ukrainian people through the Canadian Red Cross. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

8-year-old Lower Mainland resident sells paintings to help Ukrainians

Ava Gambling and her brother James, 4, raised more than $1,000

Ava Gambling sold her paintings to raise money to help Ukrainian people through the Canadian Red Cross. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
The only one from the community to win the award, good citizen Lori Girard, was recognized for taking community service initiatives in 2021 when COVID cases were on the rise. (Special to The News)

Pitt Meadows resident among 2021 Medal of Good Citizenship recipients

Minister of Citizens’ Services presented the award to one of her constituents

The only one from the community to win the award, good citizen Lori Girard, was recognized for taking community service initiatives in 2021 when COVID cases were on the rise. (Special to The News)
Langley’s Ashley Samborski is selling tickets for a chance to buy his car and help fight cancer. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Son of B.C. cancer victim sells car to help others fight the disease

Donor to a cancer fund for families have a chance to buy Ashley Samborski’s prized Honda Civic

Langley’s Ashley Samborski is selling tickets for a chance to buy his car and help fight cancer. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Do you know these people? This picture was on a memory card discovered in a pocket of a donated graduation dress. (Special to The News)
Do you know these people? This picture was on a memory card discovered in a pocket of a donated graduation dress. (Special to The News)
White Rock resident Brita Doubroff says her Fidget Blanket was developed with kids with autism in mind, but it also gaining traction for adults with dementia. (Contributed photo)

B.C. woman creates ‘fidget blanket’ for autism, dementia

Brita Doubroff says product can also benefit caregivers

White Rock resident Brita Doubroff says her Fidget Blanket was developed with kids with autism in mind, but it also gaining traction for adults with dementia. (Contributed photo)
The Langley Cineplex will screen the movie, The Guide to support and raise funds for Ukraine relief efforts. (Langley Advance Times Files)

Special screening of Ukraine movie in Langley to support relief efforts

More than 30 Cineplex theatres across country to participate

The Langley Cineplex will screen the movie, The Guide to support and raise funds for Ukraine relief efforts. (Langley Advance Times Files)
Hailey Townsend is making and selling yellow-and-blue bracelets to help raise money for Ukraine. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford girl raises $2,500 for Ukraine through homemade bracelet, bookmark sales

11-year-old has help from friend to collect donations for UNICEF emergency fund

Hailey Townsend is making and selling yellow-and-blue bracelets to help raise money for Ukraine. (Submitted photo)
One hundred Puzzle Cube kits are now available to Fraser Valley Regional Library customers and will be circulated between FVRL’s 25 locations. (Fraser Valley Regional Library photo)

Puzzle cubes available to borrow at Fraser Valley Regional Library

FRVL also holding online ‘How to Solve Puzzle Cubes’ seminar on April 6

One hundred Puzzle Cube kits are now available to Fraser Valley Regional Library customers and will be circulated between FVRL’s 25 locations. (Fraser Valley Regional Library photo)
Save-On-Foods downtown Chilliwack held a fundraiser for childhood cancer research on March 12, 2022. Long-time store customer Carmen Putz’s son died of a rare form of pediatric cancer in January. (Submitted)

Chilliwack woman fundraising for pediatric cancer research after son’s death

Carmen Putz’s son Dylan diagnosed at 17, died at 19 in January

Save-On-Foods downtown Chilliwack held a fundraiser for childhood cancer research on March 12, 2022. Long-time store customer Carmen Putz’s son died of a rare form of pediatric cancer in January. (Submitted)
Martyka Sutor, her partner Steven, son Arlo and newborn daughter Maia pose for a photo with firefighters from Surrey’s Hall 17. (Contributed photo)

‘There was no stopping her’: Firefighters deliver baby in B.C. couple’s home

‘It was a day we will never forget’ says South Surrey mother

Martyka Sutor, her partner Steven, son Arlo and newborn daughter Maia pose for a photo with firefighters from Surrey’s Hall 17. (Contributed photo)
People can also donate to the Salvation Army’s Ukraine relief efforts. (The Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries Facebook/Special to The News)

Salvation Army in B.C. is sending diapers to Ukraine

Explorers Corner daycare owner raises $1,500 to help families fleeing Ukraine

  • Mar 13, 2022
People can also donate to the Salvation Army’s Ukraine relief efforts. (The Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries Facebook/Special to The News)
Bear wearing a life jacket to get ready for a kayak ride (Kris Stewart)
Bear wearing a life jacket to get ready for a kayak ride (Kris Stewart)