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Heather Walker is the lead for the Alisa’s Wish Ambassador Team, which organized the Wild Wild West Barn Dance. (Heather Walker Facebook/Special to The News)

Pitt Meadows farm hosts barn dance for charity

100% of proceeds from Wild Wild West Barn Dance will go to Alisa’s Wish

 

Tim Horton’s smile cookies can be purchased inside select restaurants or ordered through the Tim Hortons mobile app for delivery, with all proceeds going to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. (BC Children’s Hospital/Special to The News)

Tim Hortons launches its 26th annual smile cookie campaign

100% of smile cookie proceeds until Sept. 25 will go to BC Children’s Hospital

 

Diabetes Canada reports that 11 million Canadians suffer from diabetes or prediabetes and can benefit from the good done by their curbside drop-off clothing donation events. (The News)

Drive-thru clothing donation event in Pitt Meadows this weekend

Donations will be accepted Saturday morning with all proceeds going to Diabetes Canada

 

Angela Wright stands at a viewpoint along a trek she completed outside of Ghorepani, Nepal, despite being told she would never walk again. (Photo submitted)

Cariboo stroke survivor found her footing helping others after docs said she may not walk again

Angela Wright recognized for her advocacy for fellow younger stroke survivors

Angela Wright stands at a viewpoint along a trek she completed outside of Ghorepani, Nepal, despite being told she would never walk again. (Photo submitted)
It took about two years for John Foxley to build this two-door 1939 red Mercury “complete top to bottom including the chop, body paint, etc.” That work earned him a second place prize in the national roadster show in California in 2020. (John Foxley/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Nationally recognized custom car builder shows off creativity at upcoming charity car show

Pitt Meadows hot rod enthusiast John Foxley will once again be part of Langley Good Times Cruise-In

It took about two years for John Foxley to build this two-door 1939 red Mercury “complete top to bottom including the chop, body paint, etc.” That work earned him a second place prize in the national roadster show in California in 2020. (John Foxley/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Jessica Saial (left) loves to feature as many local goods as possible in her coffee shop The Nut, which is part of why she created the maker’s market for local businesses. (The Nut Facebook/Special to The News)

Local coffee shop organizes community event to raise funds for youth charity

Small businesses in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows will run a maker’s market on Sept. 25

Jessica Saial (left) loves to feature as many local goods as possible in her coffee shop The Nut, which is part of why she created the maker’s market for local businesses. (The Nut Facebook/Special to The News)
On July 16, Operation Freedom Paws Canada held its first annual open house which also included a graduation ceremony for its two newest graduates. (Photo courtesy of Operation Freedom Paws Canada)

Operation Freedom Paws connects therapy dogs with veterans and disabled community in B.C.

Operation Freedom Paws, which trains therapy dogs and their owners, has been in B.C. since 2020

On July 16, Operation Freedom Paws Canada held its first annual open house which also included a graduation ceremony for its two newest graduates. (Photo courtesy of Operation Freedom Paws Canada)
Canadian soccer star Alphonso Davies says he will donate his World Cup earnings to charity. Davies celebrates his penalty kick goal against Curacao during the first half of a CONCACAF Nations League soccer match, in Vancouver, on Thursday, June 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian soccer star Alphonso Davies to donate World Cup earnings to charity

How much those earnings will be yet to be determined

Canadian soccer star Alphonso Davies says he will donate his World Cup earnings to charity. Davies celebrates his penalty kick goal against Curacao during the first half of a CONCACAF Nations League soccer match, in Vancouver, on Thursday, June 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
(photo provided by Amy Nunn).

A sour treat for a sweet cause: Good Lemonade Day raises over $17,000 for Kelowna charity

Local families across B.C. hosted lemonade stands on June 18 to raise money for JoeAnna’s House

(photo provided by Amy Nunn).
Back in the hospice thrift store parking lot, the downtown business improvement association will be holding its annual car boot sale on Saturday, Aug. 13.

Car boot sale returns to downtown Maple Ridge

Still time for vendors to sign up for the annual event in the hospice thrift store parking lot

Back in the hospice thrift store parking lot, the downtown business improvement association will be holding its annual car boot sale on Saturday, Aug. 13.
(Photo - Third Space Charity/Contributed)

West Kelowna resident cycling across B.C. for mental health awareness

Biffart’s journey started on June 5 and he aims to be done on the 21st

(Photo - Third Space Charity/Contributed)
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

Ken Barkman at Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing on June 5, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
The 19th annual Fund Run is back next month, a fundraiser for Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation. During the event, organizers will be paying tribute to one of the Fund Run founders, Anne Littlewood, who passed earlier this spring. (Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation/Special to The News)

Free Fund Run T-shirts up for grabs

Those who register for the June run/walk before Wednesday qualify

The 19th annual Fund Run is back next month, a fundraiser for Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation. During the event, organizers will be paying tribute to one of the Fund Run founders, Anne Littlewood, who passed earlier this spring. (Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation/Special to The News)
The Porter family are flying around the world in a single-engine aircraft and aim to raise $1 million for SOS Children’s Villages. Left to right: Michelle Porter, Christopher Porter, Sydney Porter, Samantha Porter, Ian Porter. (Courtesy of Ian Porter)

B.C. family of 5 set to fly around the world over the next year – and raise $1M for charity

The Porters plan to take 14 months to see 50-plus countries and support SOS Children’s Villages

The Porter family are flying around the world in a single-engine aircraft and aim to raise $1 million for SOS Children’s Villages. Left to right: Michelle Porter, Christopher Porter, Sydney Porter, Samantha Porter, Ian Porter. (Courtesy of Ian Porter)
Grade 7 student Riley Campbell has raised $1,300 selling cookies to help soon-to-arrive Ukrainian refugees. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: A Maple Ridge group helping Ukrainian refugees to get $1,300 from a Grade 7 girl

The local group is called Ridge Meadows Ukrainian Welcoming Committee

Grade 7 student Riley Campbell has raised $1,300 selling cookies to help soon-to-arrive Ukrainian refugees. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Chef Trevor Randle along with culinary arts students will serve a four-course gourmet meal to guests. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Classroom agriculture program holding 30th anniversary party in Maple Ridge

Fundraiser is a celebration of its work teaching children where their food comes from

Chef Trevor Randle along with culinary arts students will serve a four-course gourmet meal to guests. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Otter Co-op, through its Community Spaces grants, has helped fund a number of environmental conservation, urban agriculture, and recreational initiatives – including a playground. (Otter Co-op/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Co-op grant money up for grabs

100-year-old organization, with stores in Aldergrove and Pitt Meadows, funds environmental efforts

Otter Co-op, through its Community Spaces grants, has helped fund a number of environmental conservation, urban agriculture, and recreational initiatives – including a playground. (Otter Co-op/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Claudia and Craig Storer are the owners of Maple Ridge’s Hansel and Gretel Bakery. The local shop is participating in the Canuck Place Cookie program by donating 75 per cent of proceeds from the sale of Canuck Place cookies. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Maple Ridge bakery to raise funds for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice

Donation will help patients receive music thearpy, counselling, and more services

Claudia and Craig Storer are the owners of Maple Ridge’s Hansel and Gretel Bakery. The local shop is participating in the Canuck Place Cookie program by donating 75 per cent of proceeds from the sale of Canuck Place cookies. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
People are dumping donation and junk on the doorstep of the Ridge Meadows Hospice Society thrift store, forcing the charity to pay to dispose of the garbage. (Gene Cordoni/Special to The News)

LETTER: Hospice has to pay to dispose of garbage dumped on doorstep

Reader pleads with people to drop donations off in accordance with thrift store rules

  • Jan 17, 2022
People are dumping donation and junk on the doorstep of the Ridge Meadows Hospice Society thrift store, forcing the charity to pay to dispose of the garbage. (Gene Cordoni/Special to The News)
Angela Morel and her team of helpers made 594 gift bags for seniors in addition to 10 packages for residents of the local hospice. (Special to The News)

More than 600 gift bags to be donated across Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

594 bags going to local seniors and another 10 packages to Maple Ridge hospice

Angela Morel and her team of helpers made 594 gift bags for seniors in addition to 10 packages for residents of the local hospice. (Special to The News)
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