Money Raised Goes to a Good Cause

Several Chilliwack Outdoor clubs will share in $11,000 raised at last October’s 14th annual Around the Lake Give ‘R Take 30 Trail Race. The Chilliwack Outdoor Club, Cascade Off-Road Motorcycle Club, Chilliwack Park Society and Fraser Valley Mountain Bike Association will each Receive $2,000.

“All of these groups have put a major effort to build and maintain trails and will continue to do so,” said race co-founder Clarence Wiens. “we have also set up a $1,000 bursary to be given out by School District No. 33.”

The Chilliwack Track and Field Club receives $1,000 to help them continue training young runners. The race committee has also donated $500 to the local St. John’s Ambulance volunteers who help out on race day.

The popular Chilliwack trail event is sold out every year and relies on 60+ volunteers. Participants choose to run the entire 30 kilometre race or enter two-person relays of 14 and 16km. The 2017 Around the lake Give or Take race celebrates its 15th anniversary this year, introducing new trails in the first half of the race that will make the total distance closer to 30km. This year’s race will be held on October 14th, the first Saturday after Thanksgiving.

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A message to all racers, volunteers and spectators, smoking is now prohibited in all public areas of Cultus Lake Park.

The new bylaw applies to all public green spaces, beaches, treed area, trails, parking lots, public washrooms, residential roadways, and playgrounds within the Cultus Lake Park boundary.

Bylaw enforcement officers will be spreading the word about the SmokeFree Bylaw throughout Cultus Lake Park during regular patrols of the community.

For more information about the bylaw, visit or call 604-858-3334.

Thanks for your cooperation!

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Supporting the “We Schools” Program

we-scare-logoThis year, Around The Lake is proud to announce its partnership with the Chilliwack School District’s We Schools program.  The We Schools program empowers youth to engage in a variety of service-learning projects to positively impact their local and global communities.

The specific event we are supporting is called We Scare Hunger.  We Scare Hunger is a canned food drive, and we are asking participants and volunteers to bring one item or more of non-perishable food on race day.  A group of grade 5/6 students from Strathcona Elementary will happily collect your donated items before the race starts and for a brief time after the race starts, and provide any additional information about the We Schools program offered by Free The Children.

Students across the city are engaging in a variety of different types of food drives with all donated non-perishable food going directly to the Chilliwack Salvation Army at the end of October.

Thank you in advance for your support.

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