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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 11 to 18
Thursday, Feb. 14 • The Sardis Genealogy Group presents Patricia Skidmore, author of “Marjorie: Her War Years: A British Home Child in Canada” and “Marjorie: Too Afraid to Cry: a Home Child Experience”. No registration required but space is limited. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment. Presentation is at the Sardis Library from 10:30 a.m. to noon. For more information, check out her website at patriciaskidmore.com.
Thursday, Feb. 14 • Coppélia: A Comedy of Love is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 for adults, $42 for seniors, and $40 for youths. Tickets can be purchased at the Centre Box Office, online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469).
Friday, Feb. 15 – Sto:lo Resource Centre and Management Centre and Sto:lo Cultural Education and Tourism invite your children to kick off their Family Day weekend celebrations on Friday, Feb. 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. with a fun and delicious event. Explore archaeology through treats, candy and chocolate: sift through dirt (Oreo crumbs) for artifacts, learn to weave liquorice, make chocolate arrowheads, and more. There is no cost and everyone is welcome, but registration is required before Feb. 13. Location: building 10, 7201 Vedder Rd. Email: email@example.com to register or for more information.
Friday, Feb. 15 • Shawn Farquhar’s Cabaret of Wonders XIII is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the Centre Box Office, online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469).
Saturday, Feb. 16 • The Centre Rocks XV is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10, and can be purchased at the Centre Box Office, online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469).
Saturday, Feb. 16 and Sunday, Feb. 17 • The Spirit of the People Powwow takes place at Chilliwack secondary school with Grand Entry times of 1 and 7 p.m. both days. The weekend features host drum Travelling Spirit, plus Family Team Dance, Owl Dance and Switch Dance. More info: 604-845-5234.
Sunday, Feb. 17 • Thank You For Being A Friend is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 for adults, $32 for seniors and $30 for students, and can be purchased at the Centre Box Office, online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469).
Monday, Feb. 18 • Funny Brothers and Friends is a two-hour improv show featuring brothers-in-law Cliff Prang and Steven Krajnyak. The first hour of the show will feature just Prang and Krajnyak. In the second half, the Funny Brothers will be joined by G.W. Graham’s student improv team, plus teachers Mike Florizone, Damon Fultz and David Geurtsen. There will be live jazz music to which they’ll be improv singing and doing slam-beat poetry. The event is a fundraiser for the G.W. Graham theatre department.
Monday, Feb. 18 • The Zaniac is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12, and can be purchased at the Centre Box Office, online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469).
Monday, Feb. 18 • Canadian Planet Fitness (45150 Luckakuck Way) is opening its doors for the day on Family Day to members and non-members for a free workout. You can bring the family along and make it a day fully dedicated to self-care. Also, for those who are interested in joining and becoming members on that day, the enrollment fee will be lowered from $10 down to 25 cents. Planet Fitness is the innovative health club franchise known for its Judgement Free Zone and affordable prices. Please note that Planet Fitness does not accept members under the age of 13.
Now to Saturday, March 2 • Textile sculpture artist, Sylvie Roussel-Jannsens presents her solo exhibition Whole, featuring some of her latest work inspired by origami, quilts and geometry. Whole is on display in the O’Connor Group Art Gallery of the Chilliwack Cultural Centre from now to March 2. Roussel-Jannsens will be at the gallery every Friday from 2:30 to 5 p.m. during the exhibition.
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. Friday performers include: Feb. 15: Kyler Pierce, and Feb. 22: Brook Potter.
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: Tuesdays Feb. 26, March 26, April 30, 7 to 8:30 p.m.; Chilliwack Library: Wednesdays, Feb. 13, March 13, April 10, 7 to 8:30 p.m.; Yarrow Library: Tuesdays, Feb. 19, March 19, April 16, May 21, June 18, 2 to 3 p.m.