Jenna Hauck

The sun shines down on a dandelion clock in Chilliwack on April 16, 2013. Monday, March 28, 2022 is Weed Appreciation Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of March 27 to April 2

Weed Appreciation Day, International Pillow Fight Day, Black Forest Cake Day all coming up this week

The sun shines down on a dandelion clock in Chilliwack on April 16, 2013. Monday, March 28, 2022 is Weed Appreciation Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Grade 4 and 5 students from Little Mountain elementary move a log off to the side in a Chilliwack forest on Thursday, May 27, 2021. Monday, March 21, 2022 is International Day of Forests. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of March 20 to 26

International Day of Forests, Waffle Day, Make Up Your Own Holiday Day all coming up this week

Grade 4 and 5 students from Little Mountain elementary move a log off to the side in a Chilliwack forest on Thursday, May 27, 2021. Monday, March 21, 2022 is International Day of Forests. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Rachele Jamieson of Chilliwack said Sunwing had left her all alone in YVR after returning home on a flight from Cuba at 3 a.m. on March 1, 2022. She found out on March 14 that Sunwing will be reimbursing her the full amount of her trip. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Sunwing to fully reimburse B.C. woman, 94, who was abandoned at airport

After hearing Rachele Jamieson’s ‘horror’ story, Sunwing has agreed to pay her back

Rachele Jamieson of Chilliwack said Sunwing had left her all alone in YVR after returning home on a flight from Cuba at 3 a.m. on March 1, 2022. She found out on March 14 that Sunwing will be reimbursing her the full amount of her trip. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Ryder Newhouse, 14, is making and selling dog treats to raise money for BC and Alberta Guide Dogs. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. teen with autism fundraises for guide dog charity through canine cookie sales

Ryder Newhouse donating half proceeds from ‘Tommy’s Choice’ dog treats to help train puppy Juniper

Ryder Newhouse, 14, is making and selling dog treats to raise money for BC and Alberta Guide Dogs. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
A painted lady butterfly rests on a flower after being released by a class of kindergarten students in Chilliwack in 2007. Monday, March 14, 2022 is Learn About Butterflies Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of March 13 to 19

Learn About Butterflies Day, World Sleep Day, No Selfies Day all coming up this week

A painted lady butterfly rests on a flower after being released by a class of kindergarten students in Chilliwack in 2007. Monday, March 14, 2022 is Learn About Butterflies Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Rachele Jamieson of Chilliwack said Sunwing had left her all alone in YVR after returning home on a flight from Cuba at 3 a.m. on March 1, 2022. She is seen here three days after the incident in her Chilliwack home. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘I yelled and screamed’: B.C. woman, 94, abandoned at airport following Sunwing flight

Rachele Jamieson shares ‘horror’ story of being left alone at 3 a.m. after returning home from Cuba

Rachele Jamieson of Chilliwack said Sunwing had left her all alone in YVR after returning home on a flight from Cuba at 3 a.m. on March 1, 2022. She is seen here three days after the incident in her Chilliwack home. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Decoys like this juvenile grizzly bear are used in the wildlife attack training scenarios for the conservation officers. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Predator attack scenarios prepare B.C. conservation officers for real-life calls

Attacks ‘extremely rare’ but officers need to be prepared, says CO during training in Chilliwack

Decoys like this juvenile grizzly bear are used in the wildlife attack training scenarios for the conservation officers. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Bagpipers march in a Remembrance Day ceremony in Chilliwack on Nov. 11, 2019. Thursday, March 10, 2022 is International Bagpipe Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of March 6 to 12

International Bagpipe Day, Wash Your Nose Day, Be Nasty Day all coming up this week

Bagpipers march in a Remembrance Day ceremony in Chilliwack on Nov. 11, 2019. Thursday, March 10, 2022 is International Bagpipe Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Recovering addict Mike Kappeler just released the first episode in his TV series called Recovery Life which focuses on the positive side of recovery in an addict’s or alcoholic’s life. He is seen here in downtown Chilliwack on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Former B.C. addict releases first ‘Recovery Life’ TV episode

TV series shares ‘amazing and uplifting stories’ of recovery, says Mike Kappeler

Recovering addict Mike Kappeler just released the first episode in his TV series called Recovery Life which focuses on the positive side of recovery in an addict’s or alcoholic’s life. He is seen here in downtown Chilliwack on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
A mother miniature pot-bellied pig and her female piglet are seen at the Chilliwack SPCA on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021. Tuesday, March 1, 2022 is Pig Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Feb. 27 to March 5

Pig Day, Canadian Bacon Day, and If Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day all coming up this week

A mother miniature pot-bellied pig and her female piglet are seen at the Chilliwack SPCA on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021. Tuesday, March 1, 2022 is Pig Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
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)
Grade 2-6 students from Evans elementary perform a flash mob to Ariana Grande’s song ‘Put Your Hearts up’ at Cottonwood Mall in Chilliwack on Pink Shirt Day (Anti-Bullying Day) on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. This year’s Pink Shirt Day is Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Feb. 20 to 26

Pink Shirt Day, Inconvenience Yourself Day, Handcuff Day all coming up this week

Grade 2-6 students from Evans elementary perform a flash mob to Ariana Grande’s song ‘Put Your Hearts up’ at Cottonwood Mall in Chilliwack on Pink Shirt Day (Anti-Bullying Day) on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. This year’s Pink Shirt Day is Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
K.J. Clare started Do Good Recklessly during the pandemic in Chilliwack in 2020, where she anonymously delivered bouquets of flowers to people who could use a smile. Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022 is Random Act of Kindness Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Feb. 13 to 19

Random Act of Kindness Day, Thumb Appreciation Day, Do a Grouch a Favour Day all coming up this week

K.J. Clare started Do Good Recklessly during the pandemic in Chilliwack in 2020, where she anonymously delivered bouquets of flowers to people who could use a smile. Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022 is Random Act of Kindness Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Anne Hung, 15, dances to Les Sylphide while competing in the classical ballet solo en-point division of the 67th annual Chilliwack Lions Club Music and Dance Festival in Chilliwack on Feb. 6, 2014. Monday, Feb. 7, 2022 is World Ballet Day. (Jenna Hauck/Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Feb. 6 to 12

World Ballet Day, Wave All Your Fingers At Your Neighbour Day, Toothache Day all coming up this week

Anne Hung, 15, dances to Les Sylphide while competing in the classical ballet solo en-point division of the 67th annual Chilliwack Lions Club Music and Dance Festival in Chilliwack on Feb. 6, 2014. Monday, Feb. 7, 2022 is World Ballet Day. (Jenna Hauck/Chilliwack Progress file)
Ducks swim across the water at the Cheam Lake Wetlands on April 3, 2014. Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022 is World Wetlands Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Jan. 30 to Feb. 5

World Wetlands Day, Work Naked Day, Ice Cream For Breakfast Day are all coming up this week

Ducks swim across the water at the Cheam Lake Wetlands on April 3, 2014. Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022 is World Wetlands Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
A supporter holds a poster of Shaelene Bell on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021. Bell’s mother, Alina Durham, is working on getting a bill passed to get an adult alert system in place called Shaelene’s Missing Adult Alert. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

B.C. mother pens bill that would add adults to missing person alert systems

Alerts currently only issued for children under 18 and missing seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia

A supporter holds a poster of Shaelene Bell on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021. Bell’s mother, Alina Durham, is working on getting a bill passed to get an adult alert system in place called Shaelene’s Missing Adult Alert. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Friday, Jan. 28, 2022 is International Lego Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Jan. 23 to 29

International Lego Day, Talk Like a Grizzled Prospector Day, Pie Day coming up this week

Friday, Jan. 28, 2022 is International Lego Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Chayne den Ouden holds newborn daughter Sahara while snuggling three-year-old son River at their Chilliwack home on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Rookie B.C. RCMP officer helps bring baby into world in hospital parking lot

The second time one of Chayne den Ouden’s newborn babies makes headlines

Chayne den Ouden holds newborn daughter Sahara while snuggling three-year-old son River at their Chilliwack home on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack sculptor Kevin Stone stands beside a gigantic Elon Musk head in his workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: B.C. metal sculptor makes giant Elon Musk head for cryptocurrency monument

Kevin Stone making head which will attach to goat body riding rocket, then presented to Elon Musk

Chilliwack sculptor Kevin Stone stands beside a gigantic Elon Musk head in his workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Scott Bridge (top) and Dan Coulter jumped into action after this dump truck left Highway 1, went down the offramp going about 90 kilometres an hour, drove across Young Road and plunged into Chilliwack Creek on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. (Main photo: Cheryl Calhoun; Top photo: Laura Bridge; Bottom photo: Erin Coulter)

2 men dive into frigid water to rescue driver of crashed dump truck in Chilliwack

Good Samaritans Scott Bridge and Dan Coulter sprang into action after truck barrelled off Hwy. 1

Scott Bridge (top) and Dan Coulter jumped into action after this dump truck left Highway 1, went down the offramp going about 90 kilometres an hour, drove across Young Road and plunged into Chilliwack Creek on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. (Main photo: Cheryl Calhoun; Top photo: Laura Bridge; Bottom photo: Erin Coulter)