Like the echoes of an ancient drumbeat growing louder with time, there’s a gentle shift dawning on the horizon; a groundswell that’s gaining momentum. Chilliwack’s wild natural spaces, from the hidden depths of the mighty Fraser River to the grand, jagged peaks of the Cheam Mountain Range, provide an immeasurable gift. Our nature bestows shelter and sustenance to its wildlife; and a sense of limitless adventure, quiet solace and comforting well-being to all people who live, work, and play within its compass. We can learn from the example of the first voices of this land, who have always held a deeply sacred connection to nature, fuelling a profound need to protect it. For all the ways our wild spaces enrich us, there’s no better way to respond in kind than to align our efforts to protect this invaluable gift.