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18-year-old Samir Olyad Suleiman Ali (left) and 17-year-old Yasbirat Ytatek were killed by a driver fleeing a traffic stop in New Westminster on July 26. (Oliyad Ali/Youtube & GoFundMe photos)

2 teens killed after driver flees police in Lower Mainland; fundraisers launched for families

Yasbirat Ytatek and Samir Olyad Suleiman Ali were killed in a collision on July 26

 

Kalyn Head of Chilliwack is doing a 100-kilometre birthday ultra marathon on July 23 to mark her 25th birthday, all while raising money for Special Olympics British Columbia. She is seen here near Vedder Park in Chilliwack on July 9, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. woman to celebrate birthday with 100-km ultra marathon fundraiser for Special Olympics

Kalyn Head will mark her 25th birthday with a fundraiser run from Chilliwack to Vancouver

 

Ken Barkman at Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing on June 5, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

78-year-old Ken Barkman of Chilliwack riding 3,000 kilometres for BC Children’s Hospital

Grandfather helping son and wife, who have adopted four high-risk babies

 

Paul Rodgers is featured in the song Red Harvest. The song, by Richard T. Bear and featuring Rodgers, is in response to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. (Quarto Valley Records)

B.C. artist featured on song to help people of Ukraine

Red Harvest features vocals by Summerland musician Paul Rodgers

Paul Rodgers is featured in the song Red Harvest. The song, by Richard T. Bear and featuring Rodgers, is in response to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. (Quarto Valley Records)
All proceeds from Move to Cure ALS remain in B.C. to support patient services programs and research. Photo: Submitted

Trail and area gather in a big way to show support, fundraise for ALS

June is dedicated to raising awareness and funding for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

All proceeds from Move to Cure ALS remain in B.C. to support patient services programs and research. Photo: Submitted
Adam Hoerdt is seen with his bicycle and caravan Thursday morning in Fairfield. The second leg of his cross-Canada cycling fundraiser for ARVC will take three months and is tasked with raising $75,000 for an electrophysiologist fellowship in Toronto. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Cross-Canada journey launches from Victoria for under-researched heart condition

Man who lost wife to ARVC hopes to raise $75,000 with second three-month leg of cycling trek

Adam Hoerdt is seen with his bicycle and caravan Thursday morning in Fairfield. The second leg of his cross-Canada cycling fundraiser for ARVC will take three months and is tasked with raising $75,000 for an electrophysiologist fellowship in Toronto. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
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)
Jazmin Paquette from Abbotsford is about to have both legs amputated due to compartment syndrome. She is hoping for some financial help to allow her father to be there for the surgery. (Jazmin Mowers photo)

Abbotsford woman preparing for life without legs, hoping for support

‘Please take this pain away, I’m done. Please take my legs.’

Jazmin Paquette from Abbotsford is about to have both legs amputated due to compartment syndrome. She is hoping for some financial help to allow her father to be there for the surgery. (Jazmin Mowers photo)
Members of the Vancouver Island Painted Rocks Facebook group are painting sunflowers in solidarity with Ukraine. (Betty Young/Facebook)

PHOTOS: B.C. group stands with Ukraine through sunflower rock paintings

Sunflowers have become a symbol of resistance to Russia’s war on Ukraine

Members of the Vancouver Island Painted Rocks Facebook group are painting sunflowers in solidarity with Ukraine. (Betty Young/Facebook)
Const. Aaron Courtney hold a portrait of his late police dog Koda at his home in Chilliwack on Feb. 17, 2022. He, along with partner Sgt. Jason Martens and their wives started Support Retired Legends, a business which raises money for a charity called Ned’s Wish which provides financial support to help pay for the medical bills of retired service dogs. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Former B.C. K9 handler injured in hit-and-run now raising funds to help retired police dogs

‘Support Retired Legends’ educates people about retired police dogs, raises money for Ned’s Wish

Const. Aaron Courtney hold a portrait of his late police dog Koda at his home in Chilliwack on Feb. 17, 2022. He, along with partner Sgt. Jason Martens and their wives started Support Retired Legends, a business which raises money for a charity called Ned’s Wish which provides financial support to help pay for the medical bills of retired service dogs. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Bass Coast raised $21,100 for disaster relief; music festival is back for 2022 (Photo - basscoast.ca)
Bass Coast raised $21,100 for disaster relief; music festival is back for 2022 (Photo - basscoast.ca)
Sign up for virtual Vancouver Sun Fun Run and dedicate funds to Kenya Education Endowment Fund (KEEF).

Sign up for Fun Run, raise funds for Kenyan students

“We are very excited to invite volunteers across B.C. to consider joining us this year!”

Sign up for virtual Vancouver Sun Fun Run and dedicate funds to Kenya Education Endowment Fund (KEEF).
Jenna Woldenga is creating animation for a retelling of a Dungeons and Dragons game. (Contributed)

Summerland-raised animator’s Kickstarter campaign raises $2.5 million

Jenna Woldenga is retelling a Dungeons and Dragons campaign in a series of animated Youtube videos

Jenna Woldenga is creating animation for a retelling of a Dungeons and Dragons game. (Contributed)
Rick Basso and Jodie Lemieux from the Trail Hockey Club Society handed a cheque for $34,700 to Greater Trail Minor Hockey Association president Trent McNabb at the Friday night home game. The Trail society donated another $1,900 to the West Kootenay Crusaders U15 AA hockey team for its 19 players, represented by Allison McCarthy (right). The society has also contributed a whopping $125,000+ in scholarships to almost 50 students, as well as donating funds to a number of organizations. Photo: Jim Bailey

‘Tis the season

Trail Hockey Club Society donates generously to minor hockey.

Rick Basso and Jodie Lemieux from the Trail Hockey Club Society handed a cheque for $34,700 to Greater Trail Minor Hockey Association president Trent McNabb at the Friday night home game. The Trail society donated another $1,900 to the West Kootenay Crusaders U15 AA hockey team for its 19 players, represented by Allison McCarthy (right). The society has also contributed a whopping $125,000+ in scholarships to almost 50 students, as well as donating funds to a number of organizations. Photo: Jim Bailey
The Great Canadian Flood Relief online concert takes place Dec. 19 with funds going to the Canadian Red Cross for people who lost homes and properties in B.C., Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Online concert will benefit flood victims nationwide through Canadian Red Cross

30 award-winning musicians lined up for Great Canadian Flood Relief concert

The Great Canadian Flood Relief online concert takes place Dec. 19 with funds going to the Canadian Red Cross for people who lost homes and properties in B.C., Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador.
8888 unique 3D dog NFT (RuffLife)

Buy an NFT, help a real dog: RuffLife supports BC SPCA to raise funds for animals

RuffLife Rescues is based in Kelowna and will donate 40 per cent of profits

8888 unique 3D dog NFT (RuffLife)
A 40-foot shipping container stuffed to the brim brings smiles to faces in a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon after surviving a massive explosion in the Port of Beirut. (Compassionate Resource Warehouse/Facebook)

Miracle container filled with B.C. charity donations survives Beirut blast

Found 40-foot container provides Syrian refugees skills training, school

A 40-foot shipping container stuffed to the brim brings smiles to faces in a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon after surviving a massive explosion in the Port of Beirut. (Compassionate Resource Warehouse/Facebook)
Kaydence Bourque was struck in a Saanich crosswalk on Monday (Dec. 6) and was pronounced dead the following day. (Photo courtesy of Crystal Bourque/Facebook)

B.C. teen dies after being struck in crosswalk less than 30 metres from his home

Kaydence Bourque, a student at Saanich’s Reynolds Secondary, had just gotten off the school bus

Kaydence Bourque was struck in a Saanich crosswalk on Monday (Dec. 6) and was pronounced dead the following day. (Photo courtesy of Crystal Bourque/Facebook)
A fan photo of Cole Sprouse in Langley, where parts of Netflix’s show Riverdale have been filmed. (Submitted photo)

Riverdale star fundraising for B.C. environmental groups with sale of his photo prints

Cole Sprouse, Jughead in the Archie Comics spin-off show, also an avid photographer

A fan photo of Cole Sprouse in Langley, where parts of Netflix’s show Riverdale have been filmed. (Submitted photo)
Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) Health Foundation was presented with a donation of $40,240 from the proceeds of a fundraiser called Operation Owatz. This fitness challenge honoured the late Dr. Todd Owatz, a Rossland father, husband and cherished member of the community who advocated for healthy habits with his patients. This donation will support the purchase of a gastroscope for the KBRH Ambulatory Care Department where Dr. Owatz worked as a general surgeon. Sandra Owatz, Dr. Owatz’s wife (left, centre), and Lindy Welsby, Operation Owatz coordinator (right, centre) presented their generous donation from Operation Owatz to Dr. Ron Cameron, General Surgeon at KBRH (left), and Lisa Pasin, Executive director of the KBRH Health Foundation (right). Photo: Submitted

Memorial fundraiser for Kootenay Boundary surgeon raises $40,000+

Dr. Todd Owatz left behind a legacy of care and service to his patients and colleagues.

Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) Health Foundation was presented with a donation of $40,240 from the proceeds of a fundraiser called Operation Owatz. This fitness challenge honoured the late Dr. Todd Owatz, a Rossland father, husband and cherished member of the community who advocated for healthy habits with his patients. This donation will support the purchase of a gastroscope for the KBRH Ambulatory Care Department where Dr. Owatz worked as a general surgeon. Sandra Owatz, Dr. Owatz’s wife (left, centre), and Lindy Welsby, Operation Owatz coordinator (right, centre) presented their generous donation from Operation Owatz to Dr. Ron Cameron, General Surgeon at KBRH (left), and Lisa Pasin, Executive director of the KBRH Health Foundation (right). Photo: Submitted