First Journey by BettyAnn Martin is one of the exhibit paintings in the Chilliwack Visual Artists Association’s show Journey at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. The exhibition runs until Dec. 8. (Submitted)

Seven Days in Chilliwack

A list of community events happening in Chilliwack from Nov. 19 to 25

Seven Days is a weekly listing of community events taking place in Chilliwack. It is published free by the Chilliwack Progress online every Sunday. To get your event listed in Seven Days, email it to:

November 19 to 25

Monday, Nov. 19 • Downtown Chilliwack Health and Wellness Fair: Back with a new location, UFV is set to host the annual neighbourhood health and wellness fair at Vineyard Community Centre in the heart of downtown Chilliwack. The fair will run from 1 to 4 p.m. at 45892 Wellington Ave. Free for everyone, the fair will gather the Chilliwack community for an opportunity learn about health and wellness resources from UFV students. Students from nursing, library and information technology, kinesiology and dental, along with participating community partners will offer visitors health and wellness information, tools, and a chance to take home some great prizes.

Friday, Nov. 23 • Infant Massage: Learn the power of positive touch with your baby! Find out how massaging your baby can help get them to sleep faster, soothe a troubled tummy and turn a fussy baby into a smiley baby. Please bring along a blanket to lay your baby down on. For babies pre-crawling age. Registration starts Nov. 1. To register, contact Elizabeth Sokolowski, infant development consultant at 604-824-8760 ext. 223. Sardis Library: Fridays, Nov. 16 – Dec. 14, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, Nov. 24 • Fraser Valley Comedy presents Jest Ladies at Corky’s Irish Pub at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.). Host is Nic Enright-Morin, a freelance writer, editor and comic with 20 years writing experience and a talent for writing in a witty, down-to- earth style. During her career Nic has written for magazines, newspapers and websites worldwide on every topic under the sun. Special performances by Jan Bannister, Danika Thibault, Syd Bosel, Lisa Person, Cari Norton Moore, Laurie James, Ericka Young and Christine Jamieson. Tickets: $10. Call 604-795-2331 for reservations or visit Corky’s Irish Pub.

Saturday, Nov. 24 • Local author and interior designer, Angela Block is celebrating the release of her book Redesign and invites Chilliwack to come celebrate with her at Decades Coffee Club from 3 to 8 p.m. She has collected her 20 years of decorating wisdom into this practical, down to earth how-to book that is as much about the beauty of your home as it is about the beauty in your heart. Her step-by-step guide to redesign will help you unlock the beauty and inspiration of your home no matter your budget and home-decorating experience. Ten per cent of the book’s profits go to Cyrus Centre.

Holly McKeen’s crystalline Christmas ornaments. (Submitted)

Saturday, Nov. 24 and Sunday, Nov. 25 • Don’t miss a visit to browse Holly McKeen’s newest pottery creations during her Christmas Open Studio Days. The kiln is firing 24/7 this month, filled with amazing new crystalline glazed porcelain ornaments, trays, bowls and stunning vases. Her new studio is located in Riverstone Heights, two minutes from the Vedder Bridge. Watch for signs, and you’ll find the separate studio entrance down the stairs on the left side of the house at #110-45473 Ariel Place. Christmas Open Studio Days is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 24, 25 and Dec. 1. If you’d like to come by any other day during the Christmas season, please call ahead at 604-846-6440 to arrange a time.

Sunday, Nov. 25 – The Vancouver Men’s Chorus, one of Canada’s premier singing ensembles and the country’s first gay chorus, is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Nov. 25. There could be no better way to mark the arrival of the festive period or get into the spirit of the season than with the resonant and inspirational tone of dozens of voices in glorious chorus. The Vancouver Men’s Chorus – Making Spirits Bright is on the Cultural Centre stage Nov. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 for adults, $32 for seniors and $30 for youth, and can be purchased at the Centre Box Office, online at, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469).

Sunday, Nov. 25 – The Dirty Catfish Brass Band performs at Tractorgrease Cafe. These highly trained musicians collectively hold 12 university degrees. Their aim is to inspire, create and instigate – but, mostly, they just want you on your feet. Invoking the sounds of the New Orleans brass tradition, the collective dares to reimagine the streets of a prairie city as one that is hot, alive, and brimming with soul. They perform at 7 p.m. Tickets $15 and available at


Now to Dec. 8 • The Chilliwack Visual Artists Association presents Journey, an exhibition filled with intriguing forms and mediums that express the artists’ view of being on a journey. Not just a short trip to the beach on a weekend, or even a vacation! They will be sharing a vision of journeys which have a story to tell: perhaps a striving for an ideal long desired, or a growth from a small beginning to something much larger. Journey will be showing from Nov. 1 to Dec. 8 at the O’Connor Group Art Gallery in the Cultural Centre (9201 Courbould St.). Gallery hours: Wednesdays to Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m., as well as before some evening concerts.



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