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Dwayne Buckle finished his 1,400 km “Hike for the Cure” on Sunday (Jan. 10) by walking down Highway 19 all the way to Carrot Park, and then jumping into the freezing cold Tsulquate ocean. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

VIDEO: Icy plunge marks end of Red Deer firefighter’s trek across B.C. for cancer

Dwayne Buckle completes 12-week march from Red Deer to Port Hardy

 

Sharon Lambert, seen here with service dog Toby on Dec. 11, 2020, has set up a fundraiser to help pay for the costs of training him and so he can hopefully live with her full-time. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. organization looking for donations to help get service dog into home of Fraser Valley woman

Epic Service Dogs is hoping to give a Christmas miracle to Sharon Lambert of Chilliwack

 

Michele Cartwright, Langley-based realtor, participated in the Realtors Care Charity Drive #PassTheDonation promo video to help raise funds in lieu of collecting clothing items due to COVID-19. (Laurie Dawson/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Realtors Care Blanket Drive raises thousands for Langley charities

Typically the group would collect clothing items, but this year raised funds

 

An Aldergrove-based charitable initiative, Coleton Clause and Ryker’s Reindeer, will help 23 Lower Mainland families this Christmas. (Brenda Nelson/Special to The Star)

Charitable efforts by Aldergrove family continue through COVID-19

Coleton Clause and Ryker’s Reindeer initiative helped 23 Lower Mainland families this Christmas

An Aldergrove-based charitable initiative, Coleton Clause and Ryker’s Reindeer, will help 23 Lower Mainland families this Christmas. (Brenda Nelson/Special to The Star)
A plush stuffie has been made in memory of the late Mac the therapy dog who worked at University of the Fraser Valley. It is a fundraiser for Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS). (Facebook/UFV PADS Canine Counsellor Mac)

Mac the UFV therapy dog now available in stuffie form

Plush toy in the form of popular late dog part of fundraiser for Pacific Assistance Dogs Society

A plush stuffie has been made in memory of the late Mac the therapy dog who worked at University of the Fraser Valley. It is a fundraiser for Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS). (Facebook/UFV PADS Canine Counsellor Mac)
The Northern Spotted Owl breeding program based in Langley is hosting an online auction in support of the endangered species. The auction ends Dec. 1, 2020. (Jasmine McCulligh/Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Northern Spotted Owl breeding program based in Langley is hosting an online auction in support of the endangered species. The auction ends Dec. 1, 2020. (Jasmine McCulligh/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Eleanor Wells is hoping to get back to Africa next year to see the progress being made in some remote villages in Zambia. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Face mask sales will help bring water to African villagers

Langley’s Eleanor Wells is thinks globally by acts locally

Langley’s Eleanor Wells is hoping to get back to Africa next year to see the progress being made in some remote villages in Zambia. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Satellite Rotary Club of Langley Central Sunrise held a clothing drive back in January, and are hoping to hold another on Dec. 2, at the Mountain Equipment Co-op. (Lilianne Fuller/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Rotarians plan clothing drive for Langley’s homeless

For the second time this year, the Sunrise satellite club hopes to host a two-hour blitz at MEC

The Satellite Rotary Club of Langley Central Sunrise held a clothing drive back in January, and are hoping to hold another on Dec. 2, at the Mountain Equipment Co-op. (Lilianne Fuller/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Before passing away in January 2014 Keian Blundell delivered toys to children at the hospital who couldn’t come home for Christmas. (Blundell family/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Before passing away in January 2014 Keian Blundell delivered toys to children at the hospital who couldn’t come home for Christmas. (Blundell family/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Cozy Covers

Fraser Valley charity hopes to raise $40K for 16 organizations

Cozy Covers supporting groups in Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack and Langley

Cozy Covers
Katie Hobson in the 2016 Nissan Frontier that has been purchased to replace her run-down 1995 Ford Ranger. (Submitted photo)

New truck for Abbotsford woman with severe allergies

GoFundMe campaign helps out Katie Hobson, who is having ‘tiny home’ built

Katie Hobson in the 2016 Nissan Frontier that has been purchased to replace her run-down 1995 Ford Ranger. (Submitted photo)
Weston and his father Glen Abel, in a family photo posted on a GoFundMe page. Weston, aged 5, died on Aug. 18, 2020. (GoFundMe)

Two fundraisers set up in wake of young Chilliwack boy’s death

GoFundMe fundraisers created for future bursary, counselling for those who witnessed tragic accident

Weston and his father Glen Abel, in a family photo posted on a GoFundMe page. Weston, aged 5, died on Aug. 18, 2020. (GoFundMe)
Langley School District Foundation is selling kindness T-shirts in an effort to compensate for the dip in revenue experienced as a result of cancelling fundraising events this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Dollars raised will help the foundation support 650 local families with weekly grocery gift cards. (Susan Cairn/Special to Langley Advance Times)                                Langley School District Foundation is selling kindness T-shirts in an effort to compensate for the dip in revenue experienced as a result of cancelling fundraising events this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Dollars raised will help the foundation support 650 local families with weekly grocery gift cards. (Susan Cairn/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley School District Foundation raises funds with ‘Choose Kindness’ campaign

$20 T-shirt helps support 650 local families with weekly grocery

Langley School District Foundation is selling kindness T-shirts in an effort to compensate for the dip in revenue experienced as a result of cancelling fundraising events this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Dollars raised will help the foundation support 650 local families with weekly grocery gift cards. (Susan Cairn/Special to Langley Advance Times)                                Langley School District Foundation is selling kindness T-shirts in an effort to compensate for the dip in revenue experienced as a result of cancelling fundraising events this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Dollars raised will help the foundation support 650 local families with weekly grocery gift cards. (Susan Cairn/Special to Langley Advance Times)
$2 from every Teen Burger sold at A&W Restaurants across Canada will be donated to the MS Society of Canada on Thursday, Aug. 20. (Screengrab/Special to Black Press Media)

Local A&Ws operators rally to help beat MS

Annual burger event goes ahead, despite COVID, to help in the fight against multiple sclerosis

$2 from every Teen Burger sold at A&W Restaurants across Canada will be donated to the MS Society of Canada on Thursday, Aug. 20. (Screengrab/Special to Black Press Media)
Township of Langley Firefighters’ Charitable Society is hosting its first fundraising golf tournament later this month, and they’re still looking for players to sign up. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Golfers and firefighters repair Langley Hospice roof after raccoon visit

Township fire crew’s charitable arm is hosting an inaugural golf tournament on Aug. 24

Township of Langley Firefighters’ Charitable Society is hosting its first fundraising golf tournament later this month, and they’re still looking for players to sign up. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
People take part in the Parkinson SuperWalk on Sept. 9, 2017 in Chilliwack, B.C. The 30th annual fundraiser for Parkinson Society British Columbia is going virtual this year on Sept. 12 and 13. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Parkinson SuperWalk goes virtual throughout B.C. due to COVID-19

People encouraged to walk around their neighbourhood, along community trails, through parks, forests

People take part in the Parkinson SuperWalk on Sept. 9, 2017 in Chilliwack, B.C. The 30th annual fundraiser for Parkinson Society British Columbia is going virtual this year on Sept. 12 and 13. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Manpreet Singh, 22, died on Saturday, July 25, 2020 when he drowned in Cultus Lake. His family is now raising money to send his body back home to India. (GoFundMe/ Chilliwack Progress)

GoFundMe set up to help send body of Cultus Lake drowning victim back home to India

Manpreet Singh, 22, died on Saturday, July 25 while he was swimming in the lake at Entrance Bay

Manpreet Singh, 22, died on Saturday, July 25, 2020 when he drowned in Cultus Lake. His family is now raising money to send his body back home to India. (GoFundMe/ Chilliwack Progress)
For the first time in its 27-year-long history Burn Camp did not happen in person. Instead, about 100 young burn survivors and firefighters gathered virtually on July 17, 2020 where it was announced more than $200,000 was raised in support of the annual kids camp. Township firefighters contributed nearly $4,000 to the total donated. (Nicole Clark/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Township firefighters raise nearly $4,000 for kids Burn Camp

In total more than $200,000 was raised

For the first time in its 27-year-long history Burn Camp did not happen in person. Instead, about 100 young burn survivors and firefighters gathered virtually on July 17, 2020 where it was announced more than $200,000 was raised in support of the annual kids camp. Township firefighters contributed nearly $4,000 to the total donated. (Nicole Clark/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Big Brothers Big Sisters Langley is holding a Survivor-themed fundraiser online. (Big Brothers Big Sisters Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Big Brothers Big Sisters Langley is asking participants to sip, support, and survive

Registration for reality-show inspired virtual fundraiser, happening July 20 to 31, is open now

Big Brothers Big Sisters Langley is holding a Survivor-themed fundraiser online. (Big Brothers Big Sisters Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Ryan Reynolds appears in a Pacific Wild campaign video. (Pacific Wild Website)

Ryan Reynolds matching fundraising dollars for B.C.’s Great Bear Rainforest

Vancouver-born actor appeals to the public with Make Ryan Pay! campaign

Ryan Reynolds appears in a Pacific Wild campaign video. (Pacific Wild Website)