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Joe Sommer has completed 190 jigsaw puzzles, all of which are on display in the basement of his Chilliwack home. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: This B.C. man, 89, has spent 57 years completing 200 jigsaw puzzles

All given to him as gifts, Joe Sommer has spent 57 years doing jigsaw puzzles and then mounting them

Joe Sommer has completed 190 jigsaw puzzles, all of which are on display in the basement of his Chilliwack home. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Terry Campbell’s display of Christmas miniatures takes up the entire dining room of his Chilliwack home. He started the display in 2007 but it has been more challenging for him lately as he’s been legally blind since 2018. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: Legally blind B.C. man builds Christmas display that takes up entire dining room

Terry Campbell lost most of eyesight in 2018, but still adds to miniature Christmas village every year

Terry Campbell’s display of Christmas miniatures takes up the entire dining room of his Chilliwack home. He started the display in 2007 but it has been more challenging for him lately as he’s been legally blind since 2018. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Candles with messages from Shaelene Bell’s two boys were lit during her celebration of life at Sandpiper Resort on Saturday, June 26, 2021. Bell’s mother Alina Durham is urging people to write to Canada’s Governor General Mary Simon asking for a bill to be passed to help create Shaelene’s Missing Adult Alert. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Your support needed to get Shaelene’s Missing Adult Alert in place, says B.C. mom

Alina Durham hopes letters to Governor General Mary Simon will help get bill passed

Candles with messages from Shaelene Bell’s two boys were lit during her celebration of life at Sandpiper Resort on Saturday, June 26, 2021. Bell’s mother Alina Durham is urging people to write to Canada’s Governor General Mary Simon asking for a bill to be passed to help create Shaelene’s Missing Adult Alert. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Isaac Bosma, 9, of Chilliwack shows his cow during a 4-H competition at the 150th annual Chilliwack Fair on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022 at Chilliwack Heritage Park. Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022 is World Farm Animals Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Oct. 2 to 8

World Farm Animals Day, Virus Appreciation Day, Canadian Beer Day all coming up this week

Isaac Bosma, 9, of Chilliwack shows his cow during a 4-H competition at the 150th annual Chilliwack Fair on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022 at Chilliwack Heritage Park. Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022 is World Farm Animals Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
From left, Molson Coors Canada chairman Andrew Molson, president and CEO Frederic Landtmeters, and Chilliwack Mayor Ken Popove raise their glasses to the newly opened brewery in Chilliwack on Sept. 17, 2019. Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022 is Beer Lovers’ Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Sept. 4 to 10

Beer Lovers’ Day, Be Late For Something Day, Fight Procrastination Day all coming up this week

From left, Molson Coors Canada chairman Andrew Molson, president and CEO Frederic Landtmeters, and Chilliwack Mayor Ken Popove raise their glasses to the newly opened brewery in Chilliwack on Sept. 17, 2019. Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022 is Beer Lovers’ Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Folks take in some warm summer weather at Main Beach in Cultus Lake Park on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022 is Beach Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Aug. 28 to Sept. 3

Beach Day, International Bacon Day, Lazy Mom’s Day all coming up this week

Folks take in some warm summer weather at Main Beach in Cultus Lake Park on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022 is Beach Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Drowning is “not the violent splashing and shouting for help that one sees on TV. There’s no screaming or flailing of arms,” writes reporter Jenna Hauck. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

COLUMN: Drowning is silent; familiarize yourself with the signs of it

Chilliwack reporter shares what signs of drowning look like after incident with son in pool

Drowning is “not the violent splashing and shouting for help that one sees on TV. There’s no screaming or flailing of arms,” writes reporter Jenna Hauck. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Dog Appreciation Day is Friday, Aug. 26, 2022. Pictured here is Boo, the winner of Top Dog, a contest put on by The Chilliwack Progress in 2013. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Dog Appreciation Day is Wednesday, Aug. 26. Pictured here is Boo, the winner of Top Dog, a contest put on by The Chilliwack Progress in 2013. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Aug. 21 to 27

Dog Appreciation Day, Toilet Paper Day, Pluto Demoted Day all coming up this week

Dog Appreciation Day is Friday, Aug. 26, 2022. Pictured here is Boo, the winner of Top Dog, a contest put on by The Chilliwack Progress in 2013. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Dog Appreciation Day is Wednesday, Aug. 26. Pictured here is Boo, the winner of Top Dog, a contest put on by The Chilliwack Progress in 2013. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Hedy Sutulov celebrates her 108th birthday with her friends on Aug. 10, 2022 at Chartwell Birchwood Retirement Residence where she lives. She turned 108 on Aug. 18, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: Active B.C. senior described by friend as ‘feisty’ celebrates 108th birthday

Hedy Sutolov, who hiked Mt. Cheam when she was 90, turned 108 on Aug. 18

Hedy Sutulov celebrates her 108th birthday with her friends on Aug. 10, 2022 at Chartwell Birchwood Retirement Residence where she lives. She turned 108 on Aug. 18, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Photographers capture images at Chilliwack Flight Fest, a free air show, on Aug. 17, 2014. Friday, Aug. 19, 2022 is World Photography Day and Aviation Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Aug. 14 to 20

World Photography Day, Gay Uncles Day, Tattoo Removal Day all coming up this week

Photographers capture images at Chilliwack Flight Fest, a free air show, on Aug. 17, 2014. Friday, Aug. 19, 2022 is World Photography Day and Aviation Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Kolton Visser takes on the role of Spider-Man at Chilliwack Secondary School on Feb. 15, 2017 when he was 17 years old. Monday, Aug. 1, 2022 is Spider-Man Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of July 31 to Aug. 6

Spider-Man Day, Grab Some Nuts Day, Underwear Day all coming up this week

Kolton Visser takes on the role of Spider-Man at Chilliwack Secondary School on Feb. 15, 2017 when he was 17 years old. Monday, Aug. 1, 2022 is Spider-Man Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Well-known Australian children’s entertainer Emma Watkins holds the chewed up fan mail from seven-year-old Erika Hopfner (left) of Chilliwack. (Left photo submitted by Shannon Hopfner; Right photo Emma Watkins/ Facebook)

Australian singer finds B.C. girl who wrote fan mail after puppy chews up letter

Erika Hopfner of Chilliwack wrote to singer Emma Watkins, singer’s puppy then ate letter

Well-known Australian children’s entertainer Emma Watkins holds the chewed up fan mail from seven-year-old Erika Hopfner (left) of Chilliwack. (Left photo submitted by Shannon Hopfner; Right photo Emma Watkins/ Facebook)
A well-known Australian children’s singer is hoping to get in touch with a fan from Chilliwack who sent her some artwork. The envelope with the return address was damaged by her dog Patch. (Emma Watkins/ Facebook)

Puppy eats fan mail from B.C., now Australian children’s singer is looking for sender

Emma Watkins, former member of ‘The Wiggles’, received mail from someone on Henry Street in Chilliwack

A well-known Australian children’s singer is hoping to get in touch with a fan from Chilliwack who sent her some artwork. The envelope with the return address was damaged by her dog Patch. (Emma Watkins/ Facebook)
The 2022 Cultus Lake Day parade rolls along 1st Avenue on Saturday, June 25, 2022. Wednesday, July 27, 2022 is Bagpipe Appreciation Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of July 24 to 30

Bagpipe Appreciation Day, Take Your Pants For A Walk Day, Share A Hug Day all coming up this week

The 2022 Cultus Lake Day parade rolls along 1st Avenue on Saturday, June 25, 2022. Wednesday, July 27, 2022 is Bagpipe Appreciation Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Cowboys prepare for the rodeo during the Chilliwack Fair on Aug. 5, 2016. Saturday, July 23, 2022 is Day Of The Cowboy. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of July 17 to 23

Day Of The Cowboy, No Pet Store Puppies Day, Hammock Day are all coming up this week

Cowboys prepare for the rodeo during the Chilliwack Fair on Aug. 5, 2016. Saturday, July 23, 2022 is Day Of The Cowboy. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Keith, a three-month-old kitten, is pictured on Nov. 4, 2020 at the Chilliwack SPCA. July 10, 2022 is Kitten Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of July 10 to 16

Kitten Day, Nude Day, Be A Dork Day are all coming up this week

Keith, a three-month-old kitten, is pictured on Nov. 4, 2020 at the Chilliwack SPCA. July 10, 2022 is Kitten Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Vern Drader wears an umbrella hat while taking part in the one-kilometre Silver Fox Block Walk, a fundraiser for the Terry Fox Foundation in Chilliwack on Aug. 28, 2019. Wednesday, July 6, 2022 is Umbrella Cover Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of July 3 to 9

Umbrella Cover Day, International Skinny Dip Day, Barbecued Spareribs Day all coming up this week

Vern Drader wears an umbrella hat while taking part in the one-kilometre Silver Fox Block Walk, a fundraiser for the Terry Fox Foundation in Chilliwack on Aug. 28, 2019. Wednesday, July 6, 2022 is Umbrella Cover Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
People get ready to hop into a canoe at Cultus Lake on Saturday, June 18, 2022. Sunday, June 26, 2022 is Canoe Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of June 26 to July 2

Canoe Day, World UFO Day, International Chicken Wing Day all coming up this week

People get ready to hop into a canoe at Cultus Lake on Saturday, June 18, 2022. Sunday, June 26, 2022 is Canoe Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Xyólheméylh’s youth art/writing contest this year asked ‘What does being Indigenous mean to you?’ (Submitted)

Winners announced for B.C.-wide art, writing contest for Indigenous youth

Youth asked ‘What does being Indigenous mean to you?’ as the topic contest

Xyólheméylh’s youth art/writing contest this year asked ‘What does being Indigenous mean to you?’ (Submitted)
A group of moms and their babies took part in Baby Yoga at the Sardis Library on Feb. 6, 2019. Tuesday, June 21, 2022 is International Yoga Day. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of June 19 to 25

International Yoga Day, Take Your Dog To Work Day, Onion Ring Day all coming up this week

A group of moms and their babies took part in Baby Yoga at the Sardis Library on Feb. 6, 2019. Tuesday, June 21, 2022 is International Yoga Day. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)