The 45th annual Chilliwack Christmas Craft Market runs Nov. 15 to 17 this year at Chilliwack Heritage Park. More than 180 vendors will be at the market, which is the biggest fundraiser for the Chilliwack Community Arts Council. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Seven Days in Chilliwack

A list of community events happening in Chilliwack from Nov. 11 to 17

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.

November 11 to 17

Tuesday, Nov. 12 • Financial Literacy Workshop: Everyone should know how money works. Join special guest, Cik Mei Tjan, financial educator from World Financial Group, to discuss financial concepts that are crucial for individuals to know and understand in order to manage and grow their assets. Question and answer period will follow the presentation. Registration required. Chilliwack Library, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 14 • The Chilliwack Métis Association in partnership with the Indigenous Student Centre at UFV’s Chilliwack Campus will host author Kelly Saunders at the Aboriginal Gathering Place (45190 Caen Ave.) on Nov. 14. Saunders will have a book signing and discussing her new book Métis Politics and Governance in Canada. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments served. More information at www.chilliwackmetisassociation.ca. Admission is by donation.

Friday, Nov. 15 to Sunday, Nov. 17 • Kick off your holiday shopping season with the 45th annual Christmas Craft Market at Chilliwack heritage Park Nov. 15 to 17. Shop handmade creations, taste craft delights, and make merry memories with more than 180 artisans under one roof; all in support of the Chilliwack Community Arts Council’s largest annual fundraiser. The market runs Friday, Nov. 15 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 (cash only), kids 10 and under get in for free. Parking is by donation to the Valley Huskers Junior Football team.

Saturday, Nov. 16 • Combining burlesque, comedy and a whole lot of glitter, cult sensation Star Wars Burlesque: A Nude Hope is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Nov. 16 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 www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469).

Saturday, Nov. 16 • Book Sale Blitz: The Friends of the Chilliwack Libraries Society will be holding a one day book sale blitz. There will be books, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks and magazines for $5 a bag (bag provided). Chilliwack Library, Saturday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 16 • The Vedder Rotary Loop Trail is almost complete, and a grand opening is set for Nov. 16 to celebrate the upgrade. To celebrate the loop completion milestone, members of the public are invited join Mayor Ken Popove and Council for the grand opening event on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 12:30 p.m. at the Vedder River Campground (5215 Giesbrecht Rd.). A barbecue is being provided by the Rotary Club of Chilliwack and light refreshments will be on offer at the grand opening. Attendees are asked to bring a refillable mug.

Saturday, Nov. 16 • Fraser Valley Comedy presents Jest Ladies Comedy at Corky’s Irish Pub hosted by Nic Enright-Morin showcasing talented hilarious female comics from the Vancouver to the Fraser Valley. Nic Enright-Morin is 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. Also featuring: Elisha Tatiana, Sim C, Ericka Young, Helen Schneiderman, Syd Bosel and Angelica Senger. Event starts at 8 p.m. Admission $10 at the door. Contact Corky’s Irish Pub for reservations and advance tickets: 604-795-2331.

Saturday, Nov. 16 • Volunteers are needed for the Fraser Valley Conservancy’s stream-side restoration event on Saturday, Nov. 16. Last month they planted 100 trees around Luckakuck Creek and in order for them to survive the invasive blackberry and ivy plants need to be removed. Location: Luckakuck Creek trail head at Luckakuck Place. Start time is 9 a.m., end time is 2 p.m. They will provide you with all of the tools you need as well as work gloves and snacks. Volunteers must be prepared to work in wet conditions and will need good footwear (boots recommended) and water. Email natashaw@fraservalleyconservancy.ca or call 604-625-0066 if you have any questions.

Saturday, Nov. 16 to Monday, Nov. 18 • The folks at Atchelitz Threshermen’s Association are having an open house and are welcoming the public to come for guided tours of its heritage farm site and museum this weekend. Members of the ATA are currently fundraising for new roofs on two of its 30 buildings, plus new lights inside the largest building on site, the Pioneer building where its museum is located. The ATA’s fall open house takes place Saturday, Nov. 16 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — no guided tours this day), Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. (guided tours start at 1 p.m.), and Monday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (guided tours all day). The Atchelitz Threshermen’s Association is located at 44146 Luckakuck Way (beside Chilliwack Heritage Park). It’s open regular hours to the public year round, except for December and January where it’s by appointment. More info: www.atchelitz.ca, atachwk@gmail.com, or 604-858-2119.

Sunday, Nov. 17 • Come join the fun and help the lovable cast of the Louisiana Hayride Show celebrate 10 years of touring this performance across western Canada. You’ll hear the best country and rockabilly hits from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s as they pay tribute to the historical radio program The Louisiana Hayride with past favorites and new classics. The show includes tributes to Elvis Presley, Hank Williams, Roy Orbison, Patsy Cline, Crystal Gayle, Lefty Frizzell, Loretta Lynn and Willie Nelson. Louisiana Hayride Show is at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre Sunday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. Tickets $49 and available at the centre box office, 604-391-SHOW(7469), or online at chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

Ongoing:

Now to Nov. 15 • Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Hope, is inviting people in his riding to submit images for his 2020 constituency calendar. Those interested can submit their high-quality, digital, landscape photographs to mark.strahl@parl.gc.ca. People are asked to include their name and the location(s) of each photo taken. Each person may submit up to three photographs for consideration. The deadline is Nov. 15.

Now to Nov. 16 • Chilliwack textile and mixed-media artist Karlie Norrish McChesney presents Crossroads her first solo exhibition Oct. 10 to Nov. 16 at the O’Connor Group Gallery in the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday. Admission is free.

Now to Nov. 30 • Man in the Moon Storytimes: This is a drop-in family storytime for children of all ages and their male caregivers. Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes lead by a male library staff member. Chilliwack Library: Saturdays, Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 30 from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Now to Dec. 12 • Babytime: Make language fun! Start early with Babytime. Help your baby develop speech and language skills — enjoy bouncing, singing and rhyming with stories. Babytime is a fun, social bonding activity for babies and caregivers. Sardis Library: Wednesdays, Sept. 4 to Oct. 30 (excluding Oct. 23), 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Chilliwack Library: Thursdays, Sept. 19 to Dec. 12, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

A support group for polio survivors meets the first Tuesday each month for lunch and support at Canton Gardens at noon. More info: polio.support.bc@shaw.ca, 604-793-9961.

Co-Dependents Anonymous: Small, self-help, 12-step group for issues inside each of us. Meet every Thursday at 7 p.m. at Chilliwack Alano Club. More info: 604-793-9961.

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. “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 exhibition runs until April 18, 2020 at the Chilliwack Museum (45820 Spadina Ave.).

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.

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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