Chilliwack Progress Staff

Explore using a wide variety of materials to create a unique work of art in a mixed media class. (Submitted)

Chilliwack Cultural Centre announces lineup of summer arts classes

Classes include Stó:lō drum making, peyote stitch beading, family paint night

Explore using a wide variety of materials to create a unique work of art in a mixed media class. (Submitted)
Prism’s Henry Small is at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Saturday, May 28. (Submitted)

Henry Small returns to Chilliwack for intimate evening of music

Small and his electric violin coming to Chilliwack Cultural Centre for cabaret-style concert

Prism’s Henry Small is at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Saturday, May 28. (Submitted)
Boomerang Eight with Emily Wright is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on May 14, 2022. (Submitted)

Blend of classical and jazz for final Boomerang concert at Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Music by several young Chilliwack artists will include solos, duets, small ensembles

Boomerang Eight with Emily Wright is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on May 14, 2022. (Submitted)
Taven Floyd Christensen. (RCMP handout)

Missing Chilliwack teenager not seen for a week

RCMP asking for public help to find 16-year-old Taven Floyd Christensen

Taven Floyd Christensen. (RCMP handout)
Volunteers preparing food at the Sardis Doorway. (Submitted)

Volunteers are the backbone of Sardis Doorway

Serving meals to single mothers with young children for 35 years

Volunteers preparing food at the Sardis Doorway. (Submitted)
Crystal Shawanda is at Bozzini’s Upstairs Lounge on May 21 and 22. (Submitted)

Juno winner Crystal Shawanda coming to Chilliwack

Canadian-bred blues artist will be at Bozzini’s Upstairs Lounge in Chilliwack

Crystal Shawanda is at Bozzini’s Upstairs Lounge on May 21 and 22. (Submitted)
RCMP logo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

UPDATE: Missing Abbotsford woman last seen in Chilliwack found safe

‘The RCMP are pleased to confirm the 32-year-old female reported missing has been located’

RCMP logo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday April 13, 2018. The head of the RCMP officers' union says it's time for a basic look at how the national police force can best serve communities across the country.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday April 13, 2018. The head of the RCMP officers' union says it's time for a basic look at how the national police force can best serve communities across the country.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Ragmop Theatre is a collaboration between clown and movement artist Nayana Fielkov, and circus artist Matthew 'Poki' McCorkle. (Ragmop Theatre)

Visual artists bring clowning, physical comedy to Chilliwack stage with Hotel Vortruba

‘Hotel Vortruba has elements of both visual splendour and playfulness,’ says performer

Ragmop Theatre is a collaboration between clown and movement artist Nayana Fielkov, and circus artist Matthew 'Poki' McCorkle. (Ragmop Theatre)
Works by Karen Ireland (left), Jeannette Bittman (right) and Mary-Lee Merz (not pictured) are on display at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre until May 14. (Submitted)

3 female artists come together for ‘Figuration and Abstraction’ at Chilliwack art gallery

Artwork by Jeannette Bittman, Karen Ireland, Mary-Lee Merz on display at Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Works by Karen Ireland (left), Jeannette Bittman (right) and Mary-Lee Merz (not pictured) are on display at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre until May 14. (Submitted)
RCMP are asking for the public’s help to locate Bret Lance McLaren, 29, who was last seen on Feb. 12, 2022 in Chilliwack. (RCMP)

RCMP ask public to help find missing 29-year-old Chilliwack man

Bret Lance McLaren last seen Feb. 12 in Chilliwack

RCMP are asking for the public’s help to locate Bret Lance McLaren, 29, who was last seen on Feb. 12, 2022 in Chilliwack. (RCMP)
Dean and Shari Rainkie bought a Set for Life lottery ticket at the Eagle Landing Walmart in Chilliwack and won $675,000. (BCLC photo)

Chilliwack couple ‘Set for Life’ after a shopping trip for a bathing suit

Shari and Dean Rainkie win $675,000 off ticket purchased at Eagle Landing Walmart

Dean and Shari Rainkie bought a Set for Life lottery ticket at the Eagle Landing Walmart in Chilliwack and won $675,000. (BCLC photo)
Helen Mobach of Abbotsford has translated from Dutch into English the story of her husband’s family during the Second World War. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford woman translates Dutch book about husband’s family during Second World War

Mobach family of eight survived concentration camps in Java, Indonesia

Helen Mobach of Abbotsford has translated from Dutch into English the story of her husband’s family during the Second World War. (Submitted photo)
Stan Smethurst speaks during the 50th anniversary celebration of Chilliwack Toastmasters at the Pioneer Village Museum on Aug. 18, 2021. (Submitted)

Chilliwack Toastmasters host open house, welcomes new members

Group helps people with public speaking and presentation skills

Stan Smethurst speaks during the 50th anniversary celebration of Chilliwack Toastmasters at the Pioneer Village Museum on Aug. 18, 2021. (Submitted)
The Geekenders theatre troupe returns to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre with their newest show Pokemon A-Go-Go on April 16. (Chelsey Stuyt)

Geekenders theatre troupe brings adult show ‘Pokemon A-Go-Go’ to Chilliwack

Vegas-style burlesque show combines striptease, comedy and Pokemon

The Geekenders theatre troupe returns to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre with their newest show Pokemon A-Go-Go on April 16. (Chelsey Stuyt)
The Real Canadian Superstore’s annual Spring Food Drive runs March 31 through to Easter weekend. (Submitted)

Chilliwack grocery store hosts spring food drive to help fill food bank shelves

Rising cost of living, pandemic means more folks are relying on food banks

The Real Canadian Superstore’s annual Spring Food Drive runs March 31 through to Easter weekend. (Submitted)
Two-year-old Ivy McLeod laughs while playing with Lucky the puppy outside their Chilliwack home on Thursday, June 10, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack Progress photojournalist up for two provincial Ma Murray Awards

Jenna Hauck a finalist in photo essay and feature photo award categories

Two-year-old Ivy McLeod laughs while playing with Lucky the puppy outside their Chilliwack home on Thursday, June 10, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Nominate your Chilliwack Heroes in Education by emailing publisher@theprogress.com by April 10, 2022. (File)

Who are your Chilliwack education heroes?

The Progress is looking for stories of people who have gone above and beyond for students

Nominate your Chilliwack Heroes in Education by emailing publisher@theprogress.com by April 10, 2022. (File)
James Nelson, Matthew Gilsenan and Daryl Simpson of The Celtic Tenors. (Submitted)

Celtic Tenors bring eclectic mix of music to Chilliwack

Harmony-based trio will be performing at Chilliwack Cultural Centre

James Nelson, Matthew Gilsenan and Daryl Simpson of The Celtic Tenors. (Submitted)
Boomerang Seven – Sarah Wills is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Feb. 26. (Submitted)

Mix of traditional jazz, gypsy jazz and acoustic music at Boomerang concert in Chilliwack

Boomerang Seven with Sarah Wills is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Boomerang Seven – Sarah Wills is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Feb. 26. (Submitted)