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The Salvation Army Food Bank will accept applications for Christmas hampers until Dec. 8 at Christmas Central, 45892 Wellington Ave. Enter through back door off of courthouse parking lot. (Old Emporium building). Hours are Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Applicants should have picture ID and Care Cards for household members and be able to provide proof of income and residence in Chilliwack.
Peer counsellor course
Chilliwack Senior Peer Counsellors offers a volunteer visitor training course running Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Nov. 28. This course is in Hope, but transportation from Chilliwack will be provided. Those interested in visiting isolated, lonely seniors and taking the course can phone 604-793-7204 to register.
National Child Day
Celebrate National Child Day Nov. 20 from 1: 45 to 3 p.m. at Chilliwack city hall. At 2 p.m. Children, youth and parents are invited into council chambers, where Mayor Sharon Gaetz will narrate For Every Child, in recognition of children's rights and freedoms. It will be followed by cake and activities.
Join others who have lost a loved one at a memorial celebration hosted by the Chilliwack Hospice Society Nov. 20 from 7 to 8: 30 p.m. at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Lucy Fraser, the society's director of programs, will speak and the Chilliwack Secondary Jazz Choir will perform. Bring a framed photograph of your loved one. Refreshments will be served. RSVP with Christina at 604795-4660.
Chilliwack Community Services holds an open house with displays and refreshments Nov. 22 from 1: 30 to 3 p.m. at its Immigrant Services Office, at 9214 Mary St., to celebrate Multiculturalism Week. There will also be a display and information available 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 24 at Superstore.
The Fraser Valley Francophone Association hosts a wine and cheese tasting, along with a sucre Ã la crème baking contest (no nuts) Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. at Sutton Group at 9240 Young Rd. Register before Nov. 23 by emailing assfvf@gmail. com. $15 for members/$30 for non-members.
Yarrow Christmas Crawl
Support the Salvation Army Food Bank by taking in the fifth annual Yarrow Christmas Crawl. Visit 11 artisans, artists and shops Nov. 24 and 25, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. There will be chances to win a fabulous gift at each location; bring a food item for the food bank to each location and get a second chance to win.
Yarrow craft fair
The Yarrow Christmas Craft Fair is also being held Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Yarrow Community Hall on Community Street. Free draw, but bring a non-perishable food item for the Salvation Army Food Bank for another chance to win.
The 2012 BC Jeep Club Charity Toy Run takes place Nov. 25 at 9: 30 a.m. beginning at the Sasquatch Inn, at 46001 Lougheed Hwy. Donations collected benefit the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau and other local charities. There will be a raffle, 50/50 draw, and barbecue for all to participate in. Everyone is welcome but a 4x4 will be needed to make it down to Hale Creek for the barbecue. Visit www.facebook. com/BCJCtoyrun or email email@example.com.
Empty bowl fundraiser
The Chilliwacky Gogos host an "empty bowl" fundraiser Nov. 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Yarrow elementary school (4595 Wilson Rd.). The Chilli-wacky Gogos are part of the Canadian Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign to support African grandmothers raising their orphaned grandchildren through the Stephen Lewis Foundation. The event is held in conjunction with World AIDS Day and the annual Yarrow craft crawl. Tickets are $25 and include a hearty lunch with a take-home, locally crafted pottery bowl and napkin. For tickets, call Doreen 604795-6673, Ariel 604-824-9481 or Sally 604-823-2252).
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