Seven Days is a weekly listing of community events taking place in Chilliwack. It is published free by the Chilliwack Progress online every week. To get your event listed in Seven Days, email it to: email@example.com.
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June 10 to 16
Monday, June 10 • Storytime: Introduce kids to the love of books and language with storytime. Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and more. Storytime prepares children to learn to read. Sardis Library, 10:30 to 11 a.m.
Saturday, June 15 • Hops and Heritage: The Chilliwack Museum and Historical Society is hosting its inaugural Hops and Heritage fundraiser where they’ll be pairing craft beer and some local Chilliwack history. It’s part of a larger awareness and engagement campaign that the society is embarking on to connect the community with Chilliwack’s history. This interactive, networking social will feature a craft beer tasting from Chilliwack’s very own Old Yale Brewing, food by Simply Savory Valley Catering, the museum’s award-winning Brewer’s Gold exhibition, a silent auction and more. Hops and Heritage will take place on Saturday, June 15 from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets: $45 for the public, and $40 for members of the Chilliwack Museum and Historical Society. Tickets can be purchased at the Chilliwack Museum and the Chilliwack Archives, as well as online at hopsandheritage.eventbrite.com.
Saturday, June 15 • The Fraser Valley British Motor Club presents Classic Cars on Campus from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.at UFV Chilliwack campus (lot 7). Register your vehicle at FVCCS.ca. Entry is by donation with proceeds going to the Chilliwack Hospital Foundation.
Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16 • Journey up to Ryder Lake where 14 private properties will welcome the public for the annual Ryder Lake Ramble June 15 and 16. Explore farms, woodland trails, and gardens, visit alpacas, take in the view and sample jams in this self-guided tour of Ryder Lake. This year’s theme is “Earth to Art.” Admission is $5 per person or $20 per car load. Tickets will be on sale at 47846 Elk View Rd. More info, including locations, is at ryderlakeramble.ca.
Saturday, June 15 • Geocaching is a free, real-world outdoor treasure hunt. Kathleen Brophy will lead children in this popular pastime looking for a hidden treasure, or cache, using clues and global positioning system (GPS) coordinates. This event will take place both inside the library and outside in the surrounding park area. Registration required, please call or drop by the Chilliwack Library to sign up. While children of all ages are welcome to attend, those under the age of 10 will need to be accompanied by an adult able to assist. Chilliwack Library, Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Sunday, June 16 • The Fraser Valley 21st annual Father’s Day Walk and Run fundraiser for prostate cancer is being held in Chilliwack, on June 16, one of four being held around the province. Organizers encourage people to bring out their dad, or their children for the event which takes place along the Vedder River Rotary Trail. The five-kilometre run kicks off at 8 a.m. with registration, and race start time is at 9:30 a.m. leaving from ASU Chilliwack on Korea Road. There is a hot pancake and sausage breakfast provided by the Mount Cheam Lions Club at 10:30 a.m., along with entertainment. Finally, the run ends with prizes being handed out at about 11 a.m. More info at thefathersdayrun.ca.
Now to Saturday, June 29 • The Fraser Valley Biennale a dynamic, collective representation of exceptional artwork produced by 24 artists in the Fraser Valley region over the past two years. It is a year-long art show displayed every second year at five galleries from Abbotsford to Hope. It’s currently in Chilliwack June 6 to 29 at the Art Gallery in the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Opening reception is Saturday, June 8 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Now to Thursday, Aug. 29 • Cultus Lake Park Rocks is a contest which runs Mondays to Thursdays now until Aug. 29. Each week, 10 green-painted rocks will be hidden in the park. If you find one and hand it in to the park administration office, you’ll win a small prize such as a beach ball, little bucket and tools for sand, or backpack. Rocks must be handed in to the Cultus Lake Park Administration Office (4169 Columbia Valley Highway) from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Now to April 18, 2020 • The Chilliwack Museum and Archives will be unveiling its latest exhibition Five Faces, Five Corners: The Social Experience of Chilliwack’s Downtown at an opening reception on May 16 at 7 p.m. “This exhibition explores the evolving social landscape of Chilliwack’s Five Corners area,” said Anna Irwin, curator at the Chilliwack Museum and Archives. “It really is a fitting time to showcase this area as the downtown redevelopment project proceeds, it all ties together nicely.” The Opening Reception will feature appetizers and refreshments while viewers enjoy the first look at the exhibition. Admission to the event is $5 for the general public and free for members of the Chilliwack Museum and Historical Society.
The Wellington Local House (45886 Wellington Ave.) has a live acoustic jam on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. with Kerry Krahn. Thursdays is their live interactive piano bar show with Trevor McDonald from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Book Clubs: Join in for lively discussions of selected titles. Chosen books will change monthly and copies are provided by the library. New members are welcome to join at any time. Chilliwack Library: Wednesday, June 12, 7 to 8 p.m.; Yarrow Library: Tuesday, June 18, 2 to 3 p.m.
Lego Club: We have the LEGO, you bring your imagination. LEGO club is a fun time for kids so come on in and join us. Chilliwack Library, Wednesdays, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sardis Library, Tuesdays, 3 to 5 p.m. Yarrow Library: Tuesday, June 11, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (please register at the desk upon arrival)
At the Chilliwack Stroke Recovery Program, stroke survivors participate in exercises, communication practice, and educational opportunities, and enjoy social interaction and peer support. The program takes place every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Evergreen Hall. If you had a stroke, or you know someone who had a stroke, and you are interested in learning more about this program, please contact Anna, coordinator at 604-316-6718 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. They are also looking for volunteers.