Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 



It's a Keeper!

Chilliwack-Vedder Cleanup River gang did some trash talkin' last month
By Nikki Rekman, CVRCS


A river-cleaner was one of the big wheels September 24.



huge shout out and a ton of thanks to everyone who attended our Sept. 24 River's Day clean up! We had 240 registered attendees who collected 2820kg of garbage and 720kg of metal out of the Chilliwack River Valley. THANK YOU to each and every one of you who took the time to come out and pick up garbage.

In addition to our amazing volunteers, the Chilliwack Vedder River Cleanup Society could not do what we do at this annual BC River’s Day cleanup without the support of our partners, the City of Chilliwack, the Fraser Valley Regional District and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. In addition we want to acknowledge our food and beverage sponsors: Tim Horton’s on Industrial Way (George Shaw), The Chilliwack Water Store (Devyn Banks), Clancy’s in Sardis (Jon Taylor) and Superstore.

We had sunny weather for the cleanup which made visiting the various not-for-profit booths at the event much more enjoyable. Of course we want to acknowledge the Chilliwack Fish and Game Club (Chilliwack Fish and Game Protective Association) for hosting us at their clubhouse once again. Thanks to Shannon Storozynski and her amazing kitchen crew for all the cooking. The food was fantastic and very much appreciated.

Thanks to 2017 Prize Raffle Supporters
Many local businesses generously support our BC Rivers Day Celebration with prizes for the volunteer raffle. Thanks for your support.

•  Allenby Hardware (Yarrow)
•  Artist - Arleen Barnes
•  Artist - Sylvie Roussel-Janssens
•  Artist - Kimberley Francis - Local Grain
•  Bent Rod's Guiding and Fishing (Chilliwack)
•  Cabela’s (Abbotsford)
•  Chestnut Springs Organic Bakery (Yarrow)
•  Chilliwack Dart and Tackle
•  Chilliwack Water Store
•  City of Chilliwack
•  Clancy's (Sardis)
•  Dancin Pizza (Yarrow/Sardis)
•  D'Cardo's Mechanical (Chilliwack)
•  Duke's Pub (Chilliwack)
•  Earls Restaurant (Chilliwack)
•  Farm Store (Yarrow)
•  First Class Waste/Alpine Valley Disposal (donation of the garbage and metal bins)
•  Fortin's Home Hardware (Chilliwack)
•  Fraser Valley Greenhouse Supply (Chilliwack)
•  Fred's Custom Tackle (Chilliwack)
•  Garrison Bistro Restaurant (Sardis)
•  Great River Fishing Company (Chilliwack)
•  Hugo's Mexican Restaurant (Sardis)
•  Ken’s Tire and Wheel (for recycling the tires we find)
•  Mt. Waddingtons (Chilliwack)
•  Pure Life Paddleboards (Chilliwack)
•  Rescue Canada (Chilliwack)
•  Sea Run Fly & Tackle (Coquitlam)
•  Studio B Yoga (Chilliwack)
•  Sweeneys Barbershop (Chilliwack)
•  The Nature Trust of British Columbia
•  Tractor Grease Cafι (Chilliwack)
•  Trask Supply (Rosedale)
•  Tropicana Tanning (Chilliwack)
•  Tulip Donair (Sardis)
•  Valley Indoor Greenhouse Supply (Chilliwack)
•  Western Canoeing and Kayaking (Abbotsford)


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