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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

 

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

 

Members of the Canadian Women’s Rafting Team did a ‘paddle-a-thon’ on Tuesday, March 22, in Revelstoke, to raise money to get to an international championship in Bosnia. From left to right: Maris Fraser, Erin Webber, Ali Preece. (Courtesy of Erin Webber)

Rafting team raises $3k through 10-hour ‘paddle-a-thon’ for Bosnia championship

The team is fundraising to get to the World Rafting Championships in Bosnia running May 25 to June 1

Members of the Canadian Women’s Rafting Team did a ‘paddle-a-thon’ on Tuesday, March 22, in Revelstoke, to raise money to get to an international championship in Bosnia. From left to right: Maris Fraser, Erin Webber, Ali Preece. (Courtesy of Erin Webber)
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

Hailey Townsend is making and selling yellow-and-blue bracelets to help raise money for Ukraine. (Submitted photo)
Drag queens and kings hit the Fernie Alpine Resort Friday, March 11, 2022, for the 2nd annual ‘Fernie Dragathon’ to raise money for the Elk Valley Suicide Task Force. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)

Drag stars bring in the bucks for mental health

The 2nd annual ‘Fernie Dragathon’ brought in $10,000 for the Elk Valley Suicide Task Force

Drag queens and kings hit the Fernie Alpine Resort Friday, March 11, 2022, for the 2nd annual ‘Fernie Dragathon’ to raise money for the Elk Valley Suicide Task Force. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)
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)
A holiday market and fundraiser was hosted by United Steelworkers Local 7884 on Dec. 11 and 12 which raised money for the Elkford food bank. The event was organized by volunteer Milan Belisle, who is pictured on the right next to Karen Mills, organizer for the Elkford food bank. (Courtesy of Milan Belisle)

Valentine’s market in Elkford seeks to support small businesses and animal rescue organization

The event will be occur on Saturday, Feb. 12, at Elkford Union Hall between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

A holiday market and fundraiser was hosted by United Steelworkers Local 7884 on Dec. 11 and 12 which raised money for the Elkford food bank. The event was organized by volunteer Milan Belisle, who is pictured on the right next to Karen Mills, organizer for the Elkford food bank. (Courtesy of Milan Belisle)
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)
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 in resident rooms 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)
Lina Campisi and Maria Scarpelli making spaghetti sauce during the Catholic Women’s League’s 2020 Italian Christmas bake sale. (Courtesy of Rosanne Anselmo)

‘It’s a fun time’: Italian bake sale brings sweets for Christmas

Funds raised through the sale will go towards Catholic Women’s League initiatives

Lina Campisi and Maria Scarpelli making spaghetti sauce during the Catholic Women’s League’s 2020 Italian Christmas bake sale. (Courtesy of Rosanne Anselmo)
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)
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)