Ken Lavigne is the main entertainment at Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra’s A Noteable Summer’s Evening on June 21. See listing below for more info. (Submitted)

Seven Days in Chilliwack

A list of community events happening in Chilliwack from June 17 to 23

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: events@theprogress.com.

Check back here for updates. Seven Days is updated regularly throughout the week as new events are sent to us.

June 17 to 23

Thursday, June 20 • SaraBella’s Gluten Free Cafe is having a fundraiser bake sale for one of their employees, Alyssa Campbell, who lost her home and belongings to a suspicious house fire. The cafe is located at 8705 Young Rd.

Thursday, June 20 • Author Visit: David Chernushenko is a filmmaker, educator, former city councillor and now author of Burning Souls, a “climate breakdown thriller.” Burning Souls is a story of friendship and courage in a time of ecological and social collapse. As dire as the future of humanity may look, in real life and in this work of fiction, Burning Souls offers plenty to lift the reader, even as things go horribly wrong. So will author David Chernushenko. Books will be available to purchase following the presentation. Sardis Library, Thursday, June 20 from 7 to 8 p.m.

Friday, June 21 • The Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra’s annual fundraiser, A Noteable Summer’s Evening, is June 21 at the Coast Chilliwack Hotel featuring entertainment by Ken Lavigne, one of the original founding members of The Canadian Tenors. It “serves to support the cause of live music and culture in the Fraser Valley and enables the CSO to perform innovative and ever-grander shows,” says director Paula DeWit. Tickets: $115 each, two for $220, or a table of eight for $840. Tickets are available online at chilliwacksymphony.com or by calling the CSO office at 604-795-0521.

Friday, June 21 • National Indigenous Peoples Day of Wellness is June 21 at Tzeachten Sports Field. From 2 to 6 p.m. on the sports field, folks will be trying bannock, jumping in the bouncy castle, or checking out the info booths.

Friday, June 21 • A band of clowns from Argentina is coming to Tractorgrease on June 21. Since 2004 Entangados has mixed theatrical-musical performance with a humorous and eclectic mixture of cumbia, cuarteto, ska, rock, reggae, Balkan music and a long list of sassy-Latin grooves. Each show is an interactive fiesta full of dancing, humor, happiness, and high energy. They perform at 8 p.m. at Tractorgrease. Tickets are $20 and available at tractorgrease.ca.

Saturday, June 22 • There will be a Pancake Breakfast by donation hosted by the Chilliwack Métis Association from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Sto:lo Resource Centre on Vedder Road. There will also be Métis fiddle music, jigging and traditional dance. For more email cmasecretary@hotmail.com.

Saturday, June 22 • Secondary Characters 10th annual Confectioner’s Cabaret is June 22 at 7 p.m. at First Avenue Christian Assembly Church Hall (46510 First Ave.). The night will feature a buffet of divine homemade desserts, a silent auction featuring local businesses’ goods and services, and entertainment performed by talented local artists. Tickets available at the door: $20 adults, $5 children 12 and under.

Saturday, June 22 • Cultus Lake Day runs all day today from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. It starts with a pancake breakfast at the fire hall and continues with a parade, children’s activities, pony rides, live music and more. For a full schedule, check out our story online.

Saturday, June 22 • Chilliwack middle school is having a multi-family garage sale on June 22 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the school’s parking lot at 46354 Yale Rd. It’s a fundraiser for a class trip to Quebec. There will also be a bake sale and bannock.

CANCELLED: Please note the Fortin’s Village Classic Car Show originally scheduled for this weekend has been cancelled due to weather forecast.

Ongoing:

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. Book clubs take place at the Chilliwack Library and Yarrow Library. Go to fvrl.bc.ca for more info.

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: cwackstrokerecovery@gmail.com. They are also looking for volunteers.


 

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