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Date Book: Community events in Chilliwack

The annual Cultus Lake Pikeminnow Derby is June 14. See listing below for more info. - JENNA HAUCK/ PROGRESS FILE
The annual Cultus Lake Pikeminnow Derby is June 14. See listing below for more info.

Date Book is a free community service provided by The Chilliwack Progress to local community and non-profit organizations. If you would like to be part of Date Book, please email your listing to: You can also add your event to our online calendar at

June 14 - The annual Cultus Lake Pikeminnow Derby takes place Saturday, June 14 starting at dawn at Main Beach. This family fishing derby does not require a fishing licence. Registration: $3/juniors under 16, $7/adults. For more info, go to and do a search for "pikeminnow".

June 14 - Clothes2U is coming to Chilliwack again to give away clothes, toys, diapers, linens, books, footwear, and household and personal items free to those in need, male/female, baby to senior. The event takes place on Saturday, June 14 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Central elementary school (9435 Young Rd.). For more information, to donate or volunteer, go to or call 604-857-4617.

June 14 - Peter Stoffer, MP NDP Sackville Nova Scotia, will be attending the Vedder Golden Branch 280 Legion on Saturday, June 14 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. to speak with all veterans of military and the RCMP. As a veterans advocate, Stoffer has introduced several bills in parliament in an attempt to reverse the pension clawback at age 65, and also to reverse the new pension act regarding disability payments in lump sum to permanently injured personnel returning home from Afghanistan. He will be in Chilliwack to answer questions veterans may have in regards to these topics.

June 14 - The Chilliwack Métis Association will be holding its windup potluck on Saturday June 14 at 5 p.m. with dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Central elementary's multipurpose room (9435 Young Rd.). Please bring a dish to feed five people.  Métis Nation BC will also be presenting information on their Métis employment and training program.

June 15 - The Stellar Jays Lions Club is hosting a Father's Day pancake breakfast by donation on Sunday, June 15 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Mt. Cheam Lions Hall (45580 Spadina Ave.). There will be pancakes, sausages, coffee and juice.

June 15 - Kilby Historic Site is having its Black Powder Father's Day Event on Sunday, June 15. There will be a barbecue, trader's row, archery, fiddler's jam session, cowboy action show, and more. Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 215 Kilby Rd. in Harrison Mills. 604-796-9576.

June 15 - Safeway's 'Do It For Dads' walk/run takes place today along the Vedder Rotary Trail. Registration takes place at the Canadian Forces Area Support Unit (Keith Wilson and Korea roads) from 8 to 9:30 a.m. The 5km walk/run begins at 9:30 a.m. Money raised goes towards Prostate Cancer Foundation B.C. There will be prizes and anyone who raises more than $125 runs for free. For more info, call the hotline at 604-574-4012 or 1-877-840-9173, or go online to

June 18 - All Chilliwack/Hope Municipal Pension Retirees (members and non-members) and their spouses/partners are invited to attend the next meeting of the MPRA. Retirees who receive a public sector pension are also invited to attend and they may join as associate members. Meeting will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 18 at the Chilliwack Library.

June 21 - Ann Davis Transition Society and Chilliwack Firefighters Charitable Society present 2014 Charity Golf for Children's Programs at Meadowlands Golf and Country Club on June 21 at 1 p.m. (shotgun start). Cost is $99 per person and includes a round of golf, buffet dinner and prizes. There's also a chipping contest, putting contest, silent auction, and 50/50 draw. Pre-registration is a must. Call 604-792-2760, or go to for more info.

June 21 - The 12th annual Chilliwack Rotary Club's Garden & Lifestyles Tour takes place Saturday, June 21 at eight different locations throughout Chilliwack. Tickets $20 and available at various businesses, including The Chilliwack Progress.

Ongoing Events:

The B.C. Government Retired Employees Association Branch 2000 Cheam View meets on the third Tuesday of the month (excluding July and August) at Canton Gardens at 11:30 (lunch at noon) for a speaker of interest, a meal, and a short business meeting. Contact Peter Maguire for more info at 604-392-3645, or

The Sardis branch of the OAPO #173 welcomes newcomers (age 55+) to the area. They offer crib, whist, paper tole, carpet bowling, and Friday afternoon bingo. They invite people to check out their facility at 5725 Tyson Rd. (beside Twin Rinks). 604-858-5066.

Chilliwack Grief Support continues to provide long-term support for mourners grieving the death of a husband, wife or partner. This group meets Saturdays from 1 to 3 p.m. at Chilliwack Community Services. For details, or to register, please contact 604-793-7239.

The Snow Peaks Toastmasters meet Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church (8871 School St.).

The Chilliwack Common Threads knitting circle welcomes new and experienced knitters to join them Tuesday nights at Carman United Church (7258 Vedder Rd.). This is a non-religious knitting group. They meet upstairs in the Heritage Room above the church office. Share your skills and passion, knit along with our charity plans, or just come to share the good company. For more information, check out our group on or email

The B.C. Schizophrenia Society has its monthly meetings on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at Chilliwack Communitas (18-45966 Yale Rd.).

Chilliwack Hospice Society is offering a weekly walking group. The purpose of the group is to offer a friendly and supportive opportunity to connect with others who share similar experiences. It is open to community members who are living with a life limiting disease or are bereaved as well as the friends, family members or caregivers who are supporting them. The group meets at Chilliwack Hospice Society (45360 Hodgins Ave.) on Fridays at 9:30 a.m., rain or shine. A time for coffee will follow. There is no cost to attend this program and pre-registration is not required. For more information, please contact: Coletta at 604-795-4660 or email

Chilliwack Hospice Society is offering a caregiver support group. The purpose of the group is to provide an opportunity to connect with others who are on the same journey, to share experiences, supports and resources. It is open to friends, family members or caregivers who are supporting someone living with a life limiting disease. The group will meet at Chilliwack Hospice Society (45360 Hodgins Ave.) at 12 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of the month. There is no cost to attend this program, however pre-registration is required. For more information, please contact: Coletta at 604-795-4660 or email

Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship luncheons are held every Saturday at 12 p.m. at Homer Restaurant (46090 Yale Rd.). Come and hear exciting testimonies. Everyone welcome. For more info call 604-316-4540, or 604-824-0185.

Are you gay, bisexual or just not sure? Hominum Fraser Valley is an informal discussion and support group to help gay, bisexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. They meet on the last Friday of every month. For information and meeting location, call Art at 604-462-9813 or Don at 604-329-9760.

Chilliwack Toastmasters meets weekly every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Mt. Cheam Lions Club on Spadina Avenue (near Corbould Street). They welcome guests and new members who wish to improve their communication and leadership skills.

The Nar-Anon Family Groups are a worldwide fellowship for those affected by someone else’s addiction. The local group meets Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. at 9800 McNaught Rd.

The Prayer Shawl Knitting Group meets on Wednesdays from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Lynnwood Retirement Residence (9168 Corbould St.). Those who wish to knit prayer shawls or learn how to knit are invited to join them. For more info, call Svea at 604-795-0380 or Janine at 604-392-9479.

If you have problems in your home with gambling, please call 604-701-8448 or 604-858-0321.

Fraser Valley Toastmasters is seeking new members wanting to have fun while improving their speaking and communication skills. They meet every Monday at 7 p.m. at Evangelical Missionary Church (9310 Williams St.). For more info, visit, or contact Bernie 604-392-5862.

Are you living with mental health issues and struggling to find a safe place where you can share your concerns? The Living Healthy Group (Chilliwack Association), a non-profit group of self-advocates welcomes new members. They meet Wednesdays on the west side of Prospera Centre parking lot at 1 p.m. for 30 minutes of walking, followed by cool down stretches, a positive focus and a sharing time. They finish at 3 p.m. For more information contact Barb at 604-792-1059 or Agnes at 604-792-0112.

Catholic Divorce Survival — Are you having a difficult time with the end of your marriage? Are you separated, divorced and still carrying a lot of baggage? You are not alone. This seminar/support group will guide you through the rich wisdom of the catholic church and point you to the sacraments where you'll encounter Christ. The group meets Saturday evenings at 7 p.m. in the loft, St. Mary’s Church (8909 Mary St.). Call the church office (604-792-2764) or Barry Neufeld (604-793-9053) for more info.





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