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Jody Krienke and Joseph Gatt, co-owners of the Elk Valley Furniture Studio. The pair are hosting a ‘classic movie night’ fundraiser with proceeds going to Fernie Friends of Refugees on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. The movie will be projected onto the blue wall behind them. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)

Elk Valley Furniture Studio to host ‘classic movie night’ fundraiser

Proceeds will go to Fernie Friends of Refugees

 

B.C. rugby player Nick Allen is waking from an induced coma in Indonesia, after suffering severe injuries in a vehicle crash on Nov. 7, 2022. The long-term impact of his injuries aren’t yet known. (Photo courtesy of GoFundMe/’Nick Allen’s Recovery’)

Pro B.C. rugby player suffers traumatic brain injury in car crash abroad

Extent of Nick Allen’s injuries won’t be known until he is fully woken up from medically-induced coma

 

Ted Shoesmith hands out a cheque at a volunteer appreciation dinner on Oct. 23, 2022 for those who contributed to the 2022 demolition derby, which was the highest grossing rendition of the event in its near-50 year history. The dinner was also generally for those who volunteer throughout the year. (Courtesy of the Fernie Lions Club)

Fernie’s 2022 demo derby raised the most funds in event’s history

A volunteer appreciation dinner was held by the Fernie Lion’s Club on Oct. 23

 

A Halloween dance and auction was held at the Elkford Community Conference Centre on Oct. 29 to fundraise for a batting cage for the town. The event was put on by Elkford Minor Ball. (Submitted by Terry Vandale)
A Halloween dance and auction was held at the Elkford Community Conference Centre on Oct. 29 to fundraise for a batting cage for the town. The event was put on by Elkford Minor Ball. (Submitted by Terry Vandale)
Gord Portman and his dog Zippy sit at Marina Way Park while holding a picture of a bench he would like to have installed in memory of those who have lost their lives to an overdose. (Mark Brett photo)

Penticton hero’s dog ingests cocaine and meth while working outreach

Gord Portman’s dog Zippy is still in serious condition and needs help

Gord Portman and his dog Zippy sit at Marina Way Park while holding a picture of a bench he would like to have installed in memory of those who have lost their lives to an overdose. (Mark Brett photo)
Diagnosed with spastic cerebral palsy when he was very young, Corkum has learned to ski, plays rugby and wants to support inclusion sports programs for everyone. (Submitted)

‘Inclusion Warrior’ to summit Mount Fernie to fundraise for local charity

Diagnosed with spastic cerebral palsy when he was young, Matthew Corkum supports inclusive sports programs

Diagnosed with spastic cerebral palsy when he was very young, Corkum has learned to ski, plays rugby and wants to support inclusion sports programs for everyone. (Submitted)
A cancer researcher conducts lab work for the BC Cancer Foundation. On Wednesday (Sept. 21), the foundation announced the launch of a $500 million fundraising campaign. (Photo courtesy of BC Cancer Foundation)

BC Cancer launches $500M fundraising campaign as patient numbers projected to grow

Estimated 37,000 British Columbians will be diagnosed with disease annually by 2030

A cancer researcher conducts lab work for the BC Cancer Foundation. On Wednesday (Sept. 21), the foundation announced the launch of a $500 million fundraising campaign. (Photo courtesy of BC Cancer Foundation)
More than 1,100 cyclists leave Chilliwack Heritage Park for the annual Tour de Cure fundraiser for BC Cancer Foundation on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: $6.3 million raised as Tour de Cure cycling fundraiser for cancer rolls through B.C. cities

More than 1,100 cyclists rode through Eastern Fraser Valley to raise money for BC Cancer Foundation

More than 1,100 cyclists leave Chilliwack Heritage Park for the annual Tour de Cure fundraiser for BC Cancer Foundation on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
On Aug. 18 A&W is selling burgers to beat MS (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer).

Burgers to Beat MS returns to A&W

A&W is partering with the MS Society of Canada to raise money to support people with MS

On Aug. 18 A&W is selling burgers to beat MS (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer).
18-year-old Samir Olyad Suleiman Ali (left) and 17-year-old Yasbirat Ytatek were killed by a driver fleeing a traffic stop in New Westminster on July 26. (Oliyad Ali/Youtube & GoFundMe photos)

2 teens killed after driver flees police in Lower Mainland; fundraisers launched for families

Yasbirat Ytatek and Samir Olyad Suleiman Ali were killed in a collision on July 26

18-year-old Samir Olyad Suleiman Ali (left) and 17-year-old Yasbirat Ytatek were killed by a driver fleeing a traffic stop in New Westminster on July 26. (Oliyad Ali/Youtube & GoFundMe photos)
Kalyn Head of Chilliwack is doing a 100-kilometre birthday ultra marathon on July 23 to mark her 25th birthday, all while raising money for Special Olympics British Columbia. She is seen here near Vedder Park in Chilliwack on July 9, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. woman to celebrate birthday with 100-km ultra marathon fundraiser for Special Olympics

Kalyn Head will mark her 25th birthday with a fundraiser run from Chilliwack to Vancouver

Kalyn Head of Chilliwack is doing a 100-kilometre birthday ultra marathon on July 23 to mark her 25th birthday, all while raising money for Special Olympics British Columbia. She is seen here near Vedder Park in Chilliwack on July 9, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Participants in the Elk Valley Parkinson’s Golf Fundraiser in Sparwood on June 4, 2022. (Kim Pryhitko / Seven Photography)

Elk Valley Parkinson’s Golf Fundraiser brings in $13,060 in 2022

The money will go to the Parkinson Society British Columbia

Participants in the Elk Valley Parkinson’s Golf Fundraiser in Sparwood on June 4, 2022. (Kim Pryhitko / Seven Photography)
From left to right: Abbey White, Ian Benson, Monique Lee, and Len Gostick. The first three are organizers of the bi-annual Bearspaw Contracting ‘Community First’ Society golf tournament and gala event, and Gostick was an original co-founder and continual sponsor of the event. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)

Golf tournament fundraiser in Elkford and Fernie brings in large crowd, former NHL players

Money raised will go to the Elkford Women’s Task Force Society and Angel Flight East Kootenay

From left to right: Abbey White, Ian Benson, Monique Lee, and Len Gostick. The first three are organizers of the bi-annual Bearspaw Contracting ‘Community First’ Society golf tournament and gala event, and Gostick was an original co-founder and continual sponsor of the event. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)
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)
Paul Rodgers is featured in the song Red Harvest. The song, by Richard T. Bear and featuring Rodgers, is in response to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. (Quarto Valley Records)

B.C. artist featured on song to help people of Ukraine

Red Harvest features vocals by Summerland musician Paul Rodgers

Paul Rodgers is featured in the song Red Harvest. The song, by Richard T. Bear and featuring Rodgers, is in response to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. (Quarto Valley Records)
The Walker and Shelley families participate in the fourth annual Parkinson’s Golf Tournament in Sparwood in 2019. (Submitted)

Elk Valley Parkinson’s Golf Fundraiser returning to Sparwood after two year hiatus

The money raised will go towards the Parkinson Society British Columbia

The Walker and Shelley families participate in the fourth annual Parkinson’s Golf Tournament in Sparwood in 2019. (Submitted)
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

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)
The Elkford Rod and Gun Club is putting on their second fundraiser raffle in May 2022 and two of the prizes are helicopter rides. The photo was posted to the club’s Facebook page with part of the caption reading: “A huge shout out to Ascent Helicopters in supporting our fundraising efforts once again this year!” (Courtesy of Dylan Forsyth)

Elkford Rod and Gun Club has second raffle fundraiser, prizes include helicopter rides

Money raised is planned to go towards organizational costs and conservation-related causes

The Elkford Rod and Gun Club is putting on their second fundraiser raffle in May 2022 and two of the prizes are helicopter rides. The photo was posted to the club’s Facebook page with part of the caption reading: “A huge shout out to Ascent Helicopters in supporting our fundraising efforts once again this year!” (Courtesy of Dylan Forsyth)
Families and individuals who partook in the 2022 4x4x48 fundraising challenge gathered at the Sparwood Golf Club on April 26 for a photo and to hand in donations to Brenna Baker, executive director of the East Kootenay Foundation for Health, who is on the far right of the picture. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)
Families and individuals who partook in the 2022 4x4x48 fundraising challenge gathered at the Sparwood Golf Club on April 26 for a photo and to hand in donations to Brenna Baker, executive director of the East Kootenay Foundation for Health, who is on the far right of the picture. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)
Alex Simons, right, Kerry Wood, left, and Indy the dog in the middle. Simons was on the 13th and last leg of the 4x4x48 challenge, which is part of a fundraising campaign to bring in $1.4 million for the creation of the Foundry East Kootenay, a planned walk-in mental health facility for youth. (Photo by Vince Mo)

‘Pile of awareness’ raised for youth mental health through the 2022 4x4x48 challenge

The challenge saw about 72 participants raising money for a planned youth mental health facility

Alex Simons, right, Kerry Wood, left, and Indy the dog in the middle. Simons was on the 13th and last leg of the 4x4x48 challenge, which is part of a fundraising campaign to bring in $1.4 million for the creation of the Foundry East Kootenay, a planned walk-in mental health facility for youth. (Photo by Vince Mo)