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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

 

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

 

(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

 

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)
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)
A group that’s doing homeless outreach says warm clothing, blankets and tarps are needed in the current cold. (The News files)

Warm clothes, blankets and PB&J needed for Maple Ridge’s homeless

Group doing outreach concerned as temperatures drop

A group that’s doing homeless outreach says warm clothing, blankets and tarps are needed in the current cold. (The News files)
The Pitt Meadows Lions Club’s annual Canada Day breakfast has not been held for the past couple of years due to the pandemic. (The News files)

Pitt Meadows Lions in need of members and funds

Membership has been in a steady decline for years, fundraising hindered due to pandemic

The Pitt Meadows Lions Club’s annual Canada Day breakfast has not been held for the past couple of years due to the pandemic. (The News files)
The Patch owner Christopher Shurety (right) and colleague Morgan (left) display some of their favourites of this year’s “ugly” Christmas sweater collection. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

B.C. shop sources bounty of answers to the ugly holiday sweater dilemma

Despite pandemic challenges, Victoria’s The Patch on Yates continues its annual tradition

The Patch owner Christopher Shurety (right) and colleague Morgan (left) display some of their favourites of this year’s “ugly” Christmas sweater collection. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Ron Jones (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge entrepreneur and philanthropist tells his story

Ron Jones writes about business, the Lions and life

Ron Jones (Special to The News)
The Maple Ridge Community Foundation’s Fall Granting Ceremony takes place Thursday, Dec. 9. (Special to The News)
The Maple Ridge Community Foundation’s Fall Granting Ceremony takes place Thursday, Dec. 9. (Special to The News)