The day before Mother's Day is a chance for people to help mothers they'll never meet.
Three years after it was built, the Ugandan library is a social hub, teeming with kids excited to read and colour, students needing to study and older women wanting to learn English, as they make paper beaded necklaces.
Editor: -- An open letter to the people of Chilliwack:
Naseem Hassanali will forever hold a special place in her heart for the Royal City.
A group of local women is hosting a public skate at the Ladner Leisure Centre on Sunday to fundraise for an upcoming trip to help orphaned children in Africa.
With a provincial election looming just two months away, it will be interesting to see if there is any change in voter turnout. Political apathy is rampant in B.C. People want change in the "party system," or so they say, but what does this really mean? Getting the vote out and ensuring constituents know what is at stake is paramount for all seeking election.
The bell rings Wednesday morning and the long halls of RC Palmer secondary suddenly fill with buoyant teenagers, chatting their way to their lockers and next class, before eventually getting to the main gymnasium.
A trip that will see a local school group visit northern Uganda over spring break took shape back in 2006, when Westview Secondary teacher George Farkas was moved to tears while visiting a friend.
Zumba Fitness: Classes for weight loss for people who want to start a program alongside others who are in a similar situation Mondays and Fridays, 11: 30 a.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1110 Gladwin Dr., North Vancouver. Drop-in fee for the month of January: $2. Registration: 604-971-3578.
Avalanche Awareness Days: AdventureSmart will be on hand at Mount Seymour (in parking lot four) in North Vancouver to increase avalanche awareness and promote search and rescue prevention Sunday, Jan. 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Learn about trip preparation, gear and training. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rotary Club of Tsawwassen recently presented the International Community Empowerment Foundation with a cheque for $2,800 towards the purchase of solar panels for Tekera Primary School in Uganda.
A retired New Westminster couple has found a fulfilling way to help lift women in Uganda out of a life of poverty.
The Trinity Western Spartans battled through 120 minutes of scoreless play and four rounds of penalty shots before lifting the Gladys Bean memorial trophy as the 2012 CIS national women's soccer champions.
"This is the sort of stuff they don't have in Uganda," Joanne Smith says, as she wraps a heated sheet of black plastic around her thumb. Smith is a hand therapist, and this is the sort of thing she makes to help people's hands heal correctly after a burn or injury.
Throughout the last few weeks, students involved in the Interact Club at South Delta Secondary have been extremely busy in the community.
A local restaurant has stepped up to help raise money for a project aimed at providing clean water to a school in Africa.
The Abetavu Children's Home in Uganda hosts its annual fundraiser, 6: 30 p.m. at the Coquitlam Christian Centre (2665 Runnel Dr.). Features silent auction, live music, desserts and coffee. Funds raised go to operate Abetavu orphanage, which was founded by Coquitlam's Carli Travers. Info: www. abetavu.com.
When Andrew Kamara didn't answer his phone last Wednesday, his fiancé didn't think much of it at first.
He went to Africa to try to bring justice to a war-torn country, but after seven frustrating months Chilliwack lawyer John Lester's patience finally ran out.