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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

 

Stacy Sulko is remembered for his great love of the Toronto Maple Leafs. (Submitted)

Remembering Creston’s Stacy Sulko with Blue Shirt Days

Sulko worked at the local Save-On-Foods (formerly Overwaitea) for 27 years

 

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

 

On March 11, store owners Brian and Julia Pealow presented PAWS president Debby Crane (center-right) with a cheque for $3,314 amassed during the Betty White fundraiser in January. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston grocery store fundraises $3K for Betty White’s birthday

PAWS accepted the generous donation from the owners of Pealow’s on March 11

  • Mar 16, 2022
On March 11, store owners Brian and Julia Pealow presented PAWS president Debby Crane (center-right) with a cheque for $3,314 amassed during the Betty White fundraiser in January. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
On March 1, Save-On-Foods management, Creston Fire Rescue staff, and Wild North Brewery posed outside to announce their partnership in the upcoming fundraiser for the BC Children’s Hospital. (Submitted)

Wild North Brewery to host fundraiser for BC Children’s Hospital

The event is in partnership with Save-On-Foods and Creston Fire Rescue

On March 1, Save-On-Foods management, Creston Fire Rescue staff, and Wild North Brewery posed outside to announce their partnership in the upcoming fundraiser for the BC Children’s Hospital. (Submitted)
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)
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)
Staff at Swan Valley Lodge accept a donation of $3,000 towards new furniture for their residents from the Creston Lions Club. (Submitted)

Furnish a life well-lived and sponsor a room at Swan Valley Lodge

East Kootenay Foundation for Health aims to raise $180,000 for new furnishings

Staff at Swan Valley Lodge accept a donation of $3,000 towards new furniture for their residents from the Creston Lions Club. (Submitted)
On Dec. 15, over 100 volunteers helped distribute Christmas hampers to Creston residents. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

PHOTOS: Volunteers hand out Christmas hampers to Creston residents

Despite the ongoing challenges of the pandemic, the Christmas hamper program has…

On Dec. 15, over 100 volunteers helped distribute Christmas hampers to Creston residents. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
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)
Staff pose outside Swan Valley Lodge. (Submitted)

Swan Valley Lodge fundraising $180K for new furniture

The current furniture at Swan Valley Lodge is over 20 years old

Staff pose outside Swan Valley Lodge. (Submitted)
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
Victoria resident and ultra-marathoner Veronique Bourbeau wants to use her gift for running to give back. She hopes to provide safe drinking water to villages throughout Africa during her fundraising the length of the continent. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

B.C. resident aims to provide safe water, become first woman to run across Africa

Veronique Bourbeau plans to run 13,000 kilometres over the course of a year

Victoria resident and ultra-marathoner Veronique Bourbeau wants to use her gift for running to give back. She hopes to provide safe drinking water to villages throughout Africa during her fundraising the length of the continent. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)