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Donations sought for Maple Ridge ‘hero’ mom

By on August 4, 2016

By  Troy Landreville – Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Times A GoFundMe page has been set up to help cancer patient (and hero mom) Lelania Chapman. A mother to three sons, Chapman made headlines – and was lauded by the community –

Penticton animal rescue group receives $20,000 for seniors-youth project

By on July 18, 2016

By  Staff Writer – Penticton Western News An animal rescue group in Penticton has been awarded more than $20,000 by the federal government’s New Horizons for Seniors Program. The AlleyCATS Alliance Society will use the funds to create a cat

Terrace non-profit organization builds schools in Uganda

By on July 8, 2016

By  Ben Bengtson – Terrace Standard The founder of a local non-profit organization that supports vulnerable youth in Uganda says the group is close to raising the $25,000 needed to help build a second school there. Ekitangaala Ministries founder Sydney

Chilliwack family’s tragedy softened by acts of giving

By on July 6, 2016

By  Jessica Peters – Chilliwack Progress Angela Pratt and her two young children arrived in Alberta this week to enjoy some warm family hospitality. But it’s less of a summer holiday for the Chilliwack family, and more of a necessary

Chilliwack girl donates hair six years after surviving brain cancer

By on June 30, 2016

 By  Paul J. Henderson – Chilliwack Times Paige Higgs got a haircut last week, one that meant a lot to her, her mother, people who know her and one day to a little girl she doesn’t even know. The nine-year-old

Rebuilding from White Rock fire ‘a process’

By on June 29, 2016

Work continues at the site of the May 15 fire at Five Corners that displaced nearly 100 residents. By  Tracy Holmes – Peace Arch News Sheila Mattson knew when she woke to a crackling sound the morning of May 15

Washing cars for a friend in need in Courtenay

By on June 22, 2016

By Erin Haluschak – Comox Valley Record Kevin Appleyard has been a volunteer firefighter with the City of Courtenay for five years, and to the rest of the firefighters, he is a part of their family. And when something happens

Victoria ballet academy encouraging dance education for boys

By on June 15, 2016

By  Kendra Wong – Victoria News When Beauregard Boehme was eight years old, his  friends and older siblings would have spontaneous dance parties in their Victoria home. His family would dance to all types of music from funk to soul.

Cowichan valley horse-race fundraiser begins as program celebrates 30 years

By on June 9, 2016

By  Lexi Bainas – Cowichan Valley Citizen Horse racing fans, it’s back. The 2016 Cowichan Therapeutic Association Riding program Ride-a-Thon is out of the gates. This annual fundraiser will once again pit therapy horse against therapy horse from June 11