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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

 

A team roping fundraiser for Tyson Roberts was held at Alex Fraser Park on Saturday, July 23. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Team roping for injured Quesnel cowboy

Tyson Roberts is receiving rehabilitation at GF Strong

 

The amazing bike sale fundraiser is scheduled to take place at Lewis Park Drive on Saturday, August 6. (Photo submitted)

Bike sale to support North Cariboo Seniors’ Council and Literacy Quesnel Society

The fundraiser featuring affordable prices is set for Aug. 6

  • Jul 23, 2022
The amazing bike sale fundraiser is scheduled to take place at Lewis Park Drive on Saturday, August 6. (Photo submitted)
West Fraser employees take a well-deserved break during the annual Pete Ketcham Memorial Golf Tournament. Pictured are a number of West Fraser golfers, including Hank Ketcham, Board Chair (back row, second from the right). (Contributed photo)
West Fraser employees take a well-deserved break during the annual Pete Ketcham Memorial Golf Tournament. Pictured are a number of West Fraser golfers, including Hank Ketcham, Board Chair (back row, second from the right). (Contributed photo)
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)
$15,000 was raised at this year’s annual City Furniture charity golf tournament held in Quesnel. (Tracey Roberts photo — Quesnel Observer)

City Furniture charity golf tournament in Quesnel raises $15,000

The tournament helped support the Quesnel Child Development Centre and Hospice Association

$15,000 was raised at this year’s annual City Furniture charity golf tournament held in Quesnel. (Tracey Roberts photo — Quesnel Observer)
Quesnel RCMP Cst. Anne Bock cycled 98 kilometres to Nazko Valley Elementary School with Cst. Rob Belanger and BC Sherriff Service Supt. Peter Wharton on Wednesday, June 15, for Cops for Cancer. (Photo submitted)

Cops for Cancer cyclists trek to Nazko Valley Elementary School

Riders traveled from Quesnel to Nazko on Wednesday, June 15

Quesnel RCMP Cst. Anne Bock cycled 98 kilometres to Nazko Valley Elementary School with Cst. Rob Belanger and BC Sherriff Service Supt. Peter Wharton on Wednesday, June 15, for Cops for Cancer. (Photo submitted)
The annual MS Walk was held in Quesnel on Saturday, June 4. (Audrey Craigmyle photo)

10th annual MS Walk in Quesnel raises $3,420

The fundraiser was held earlier this month in Spirit Square

The annual MS Walk was held in Quesnel on Saturday, June 4. (Audrey Craigmyle photo)
Golfers from as far away as Nanaimo and Prince George recently helped raise more than $14,500 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel. (Photo supplied by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel)

Golf For Kids’ Sake raises over $14,500 for Quesnel Big Brothers Big Sisters

The annual fundraiser was held June 4 at the Quesnel Golf Course

Golfers from as far away as Nanaimo and Prince George recently helped raise more than $14,500 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel. (Photo supplied by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel)
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)
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 Art for Ukraine show at the Station House Gallery will include a diverse range of mediums and styles, all of the art was donated to help raise funds in support of humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. (Black Press Media photo)

Williams Lake’s Station House Gallery to open Art for Ukraine show and fundraiser

Show will feature over 50 works by various artists to help raise funds for Ukraine

The Art for Ukraine show at the Station House Gallery will include a diverse range of mediums and styles, all of the art was donated to help raise funds in support of humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. (Black Press Media photo)
(Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Girl Guides hold cookie drive-thru at Dragon Lake Elementary

Drivers stop to support the sweet fundraiser

(Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Elizabeth Hunter and Leslie Middleton are looking forward to this year’s Friends of the Quesnel and Museum and Archives book sale. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Friends of the Museum book sale to return in Quesnel

The last sale supporting the museum was held in 2019

Elizabeth Hunter and Leslie Middleton are looking forward to this year’s Friends of the Quesnel and Museum and Archives book sale. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
To continue supporting youth across BC, 11 Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies are coming together to host The Big BC Lotto. Buy your tickets now for a chance to win half the jackpot in a classic 50/50 draw!

Lotto for a cause: Half for you, half for ‘Bigs’ and ‘Littles’ across BC!

The Big BC Lotto helps connect youth with caring mentors across the province

  • Apr 11, 2022
To continue supporting youth across BC, 11 Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies are coming together to host The Big BC Lotto. Buy your tickets now for a chance to win half the jackpot in a classic 50/50 draw!
Barkerville Brewing Company taproom manager Ksenya Dorwart and Reason 2 Run owner Candace Miller present BBBS executive director Joanie Newman with the funds raised from this year’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Pace and Pint that was held virtually from March 12-17. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

St. Patrick’s Day Pace and Pint supports Quesnel Big Brothers Big Sisters

The virtual run or walk last month raised more than $2,000

Barkerville Brewing Company taproom manager Ksenya Dorwart and Reason 2 Run owner Candace Miller present BBBS executive director Joanie Newman with the funds raised from this year’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Pace and Pint that was held virtually from March 12-17. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Pledges are being accepted until Sunday, May 1 for the upcoming virtual Hike for Hospice in Quesnel. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer file photo)

Quesnel’s Hike for Hospice going virtual for a second year

A pledge campaign is underway for the upcoming virtual event in May

Pledges are being accepted until Sunday, May 1 for the upcoming virtual Hike for Hospice in Quesnel. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer file photo)
A knitted flag of Ukraine was spotted earlier this month on a tree along the Riverfront Trail. Various local businesses and not-for-profits such as the Rotary Club of Quesnel are organizing fundraising efforts to support people of the Eastern European country that was invaded by Russia on Feb. 24. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer photo)

Rotary Club of Quesnel selling seeds to grow sunflowers supporting Ukraine

The funds raised from packets containing sunflower seeds will support refugee humanitarian relief

A knitted flag of Ukraine was spotted earlier this month on a tree along the Riverfront Trail. Various local businesses and not-for-profits such as the Rotary Club of Quesnel are organizing fundraising efforts to support people of the Eastern European country that was invaded by Russia on Feb. 24. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer photo)