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What’s happening Chilliwack

A list of upcoming events in and around Chilliwack
A scene from the annual Yarrow Days Parade in 2015. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

‘What’s happening Chilliwack’ is an ongoing list of events taking place in and around Chilliwack. This list is updated regularly and it is a free service. To get your event added to this list of community events at no charge, email

UPCOMING EVENTS (see ongoing events further down)

Oct. 3, 2023 • Frauds and Scams Workshop, hosted by Chilliwack Learning Society and Chilliwack & District Seniors Resources Society, is on Oct. 3 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Frauds and scams continue to increase in Chilliwack and around the world. We hear stories of weekly and daily victimization of people of all ages. Computer viruses, romance scams, impersonation of relatives experiencing crisis and needing money, and bitcoin fraud are some ways citizens are parting from their hard-earned money. Find out how to avoid traps like these at a free Frauds and Scams Workshop on Oct. 3 at the Lions Hall on Spadina Avenue. Experts from financial institutions and community policing will talk about trending scams, financial safety, and how to avoid becoming a victim. Register on EventBrite, email or call 604-793-9979. This event is for people of all ages.

Oct. 4, 2023 • On Oct. 4, starting at 10 a.m. Chilliwack & District Seniors’ Resources Society is celebrating National Seniors’ Day at Evergreen Hall with a free pancake breakfast in the Cheam Room gym. Mayor and councillors will in serving. For more details call 604-793-9979, email, or visit

Oct. 7, 2023 • Chilliwack Fire Department Hall No. 2 (Rosedale) is having a fundraiser pancake breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the fire hall (51235 Yale Rd.). Breakfast is by $5 donation and all money goes to the Chilliwack Firefighters Charitable Society which helps local organizations in the community.

Oct. 7, 2023 • Fraser Valley Comedy will be hosting its next event with headliner John Buehler at Whiskey Richard’s on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. The night will feature Shane Clark and is hosted by club founder Yo Trieu. There will also be special performances by Amy Walsh and Cari Moore. Whiskey Richard’s is located inside the Royal Hotel at 45886 Wellington Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $26 and are only available at the door. Festival style seating. Note: The show contains explicit language and subjects and is for ages 19+. Lineup can change without notice.

Oct. 7, 2023 • The inaugural Brewhalla Chilliwack, a beer and music festival, is Saturday, Oct. 7 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Watson Glen Park. Festival tickets are $45 and include admission to the festival, a four-ounce commemorative tasting glass, three tasting tokens, live music and access to more than 30 different local craft beverage makers. Purchase a VIP ticket for express entry, access to the exclusive Brewhalla Friend Zone, and more. VIP tickets are $150 (plus fees and GST).

Oct. 9, 2023 • The Chilliwack branch of the Prostate Cancer Canada Network is having its next free information and awareness group meeting on Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. The speaker will be Dr. Philip F. Cohen, clinical professor of radiology. Spouses are welcome and invited to attend. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and discuss any prostate issues and visit with a number of prostate cancer survivors after the presentation. For more info, call Dale Erikson at 604-824-5506, or Dave Eno at 604-792-0300. Email for Zoom link.

Oct. 11, 2023 • Ambi Subramaniam: An Ode to the Carnatic Violin is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $39, with discounts for those in the Patron Programs (15 per cent off for Joy Years, 15 per cent off for Explore the Arts Red, 10 per cent off for Explore the Arts Discovery, and $15 tickets for U28), and can be purchased at the Centre Box Office, online at, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469).

Oct. 14, 2023 • Carnival of the Animals is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on October 14, 2023 at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $32, with discounts for those in our Patron Programs (15 per cent off for Joy Years, 15 per cent off for Explore the Arts Red, 10 per cent off for Explore the Arts Discovery, and $15 tickets for U28, and $10 for Bandits), and can be purchased at the Centre Box Office, online at, or by calling 604-391-SHOW(7469).

Oct. 14, 2023 • Fleetwood Magic, a Fleetwood Mac tribute band, is at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $57 and available at the box office, online at or by calling 604-391-7469.

Oct. 14, 2023 • Save the Pink Car is a fundraiser happening on Oct. 14. People are invited to help Southern Irrigation restore this iconic landmark and help raise money for Chilliwack Salvation Army at the same time. The event will feature music by The Bobby’s, Big Duke Sorrow, Tayos and The Missing Parts. It’s at Bricklayer Brewing (101-46126 Yale Rd.) at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $5 and available at (search for ‘pink car’). For more, go to

Oct. 14, 2023 • Celebrate Culture Days on Oct. 14 when Sherry Kassian brings A Taste of Ukraine to the Chilliwack Library. Owner of Sherry’s Carpathian Kitchen, Kassian will share samples of a few of her favourite dishes while explaining their cultural significance. This is a 19+ event and it runs from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration is required – call 604-792-1941 or drop bop by the library to sign up. Dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated.

Oct. 16 to 29, 2023 • GoByBike Week, hosted by Cycle Chilliwack and the Province of B.C., takes place Oct. 16 to Oct. 29. People are asked to register for GoByBike Week at as it is required for some events of the many free events planned during the two-week period. For more, and to register for GoByBike Week, head to

Oct. 20, 2023 • Cher tribute artist Bonnie Kilroe will be at Corky’s Irish Pub on Oct. 20 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets $30 and available at or at The Book Man.

Oct. 27 and Oct. 28, 2023 • New fundraiser The Chilliwack Puzzle Sale runs Oct. 27 and Oct. 28 at Central Community Church. All funds raised from the Chilliwack Puzzle Sale will support the Chilliwack Salvation Army Food Bank. Donations of puzzles are being collected and there are two drop-off locations: GP Home Furniture (44680 Yale Rd. W.) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday; and 46173 Stevenson Rd. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. There will be a bin outside the Stevenson Road location. The sale itself is Friday, Oct. 27 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Central Community Church (46100 Chilliwack Central Rd.). Puzzle prices will range from about $3 to $8. For more, contact organizer Steve Klassen at 604-798-3013.

Oct. 28, 2023 • Hunter’s Moon Halloween is a fundraiser event for the Chilliwack Arts and Cultural Centre Society so they can continue to provide a wide variety of live entertainment and art classes to enrich the community. Tickets are $65 and available at

Oct. 28, 2023 • Live music by Kownterpoint, Brasser and S.K.A. will be at Corky’s Irish Pub on Oct. 28 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets $10 at the door.

Oct. 28, 2023 • Chilliwack Learning Society is hosting its ‘A Novel Night to Remember’ dinner event fundraiser for local literacy programs on Oct. 28 at the Coast Hotel. See your favourite book characters come to life, enjoy music from jazz duo Xchange Rate, eat delicious food, and leave with some great silent auction merchandise or cash from the 50/50 draw. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $45 per person or $350 for a table of eight. RSVP online at EventBrite. For more, contact

Oct. 29 to Nov. 4, 2023 • The 39th annual Rotary Club of Chilliwack giant indoor book sale is Oct. 29 to Nov. 4 at Chilliwack Heritage Park. For more, go to

Oct. 31, 2023 • Dead rock stars will rock Corky’s Irish Pub on Oct. 31. Island Brothers Entertainment presents The Church of Rock for Corky’s Halloween party at 8:30 p.m. Tickets $10 at the door.

Nov. 8, 2023 • The Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce is hosting its second annual Conversation with Indigenous Leaders over lunch on Nov. 8 at the The’i:Tseliya Health Centre. The event runs from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 7256 Chilliwack River Rd. Tickets $40.

Nov. 25, 2023 • Tis The Season Christmas Market is on Saturday, Nov. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Evergreen Hall (9291 Corbould St.). It’ll be a day of fun and all hand-crafted items. Anya McRae and her harp will provide live music and The Fuzzy Pickle Gourmet Grill will be on-site. Admission and parking are free.


Now to Oct. 15, 2023 • The Downtown Chilliwack Community Market takes place Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., from May 28 to Oct. 15 on Mill Street in downtown Chilliwack.

Now to Oct. 28, 2023 • Choreography of Trust, a exhibition by eight female artists from Canada and Europe, runs Saturday, Sept. 30 to Saturday, Oct. 28 in the art gallery at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. The objects they made for the nature-based show represent their individual and collective sensibilities of place, specifically what they saw and found during a residency in Cultus Lake and the Fraser Valley. The opening reception is Sept. 30 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The artists’ meet-and-greet is Tuesday, Oct. 3 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The workshop is Wednesday, Oct. 4 and is free for Chilliwack Visual Artists Association members. The public can also sign up for the workshop by paying $40 and becoming a member of the association.

Now to Oct. 31, 2023 • The Chilliwack Corn Maze at Greendale Acres is celebrating 25 years. The Corn Maze Kick Off Concert featuring the Tanner Olsen Band is on Aug. 12. This all-ages event starts at 5:30 p.m. with opening acts Geoff Moore and Tony Stevens, followed by Tanner Olsen Band from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $20. Regular admission to the corn maze is $16 online and $18 at the door. Children aged two and under and people 75 and older are free to attend.

Now to Nov. 18, 2023 • The City of Chilliwack is bringing some free events to the community to mark the 150th anniversary of Chilliwack’s incorporation. During July and August, there will be a weekly free swim at the Rotary Outdoor Pool, on Saturdays from 1 p.m to 3 p.m. Plus there will be four free skates: Sept. 16 and Oct. 21 from 5:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. at Sardis Sports Complex, and Sept. 17 and Oct. 22 from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Chilliwack Coliseum. Finally, there will be an evening with food trucks and fireworks on Saturday, Nov. 18 at Townsend Park at 7 p.m.

Now to Dec. 12, 2023 • Make language fun – start early with Babytime at the Chilliwack Library. 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. Drop in, no registration required. It’s at the Chilliwack Library on Tuesdays from Sept. 12 to Dec. 12, 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Now to Dec. 18, 2023 • Introduce kids to the love of books and language with story time at all three libraries in Chilliwack. Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and more. Story time prepares children to learn to read. Sardis Library: Mondays, Sept. 11 to Dec. 18, (excluding Oct. 2, Oct. 9, Nov. 13)from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Yarrow Library: Wednesdays, Sept. 13 to Nov. 29 from 10 a.m. to 10:30am. Chilliwack Library: Thursdays, Sept. 14 to Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Now to May 2024 • The Chilliwack Rhythm Reelers is offering square dancing and round dancing classes starting Sept. 8 and running until May 2024, and the first three classes are free. The classes will take place every Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Atchelitz Hall on Lickman Road. People can drop-in, call ahead or email president Steve Armstrong prior (, 604-769-0100 – email is preferred). Classes are open to people of all ages from five years old and older. The first three nights are free but if someone misses all three classes, it is recommended they wait until the next session (January) since they would be three classes behind and therefore slow down the progress of those who have attended on a regular basis. After the first three free nights, the cost will be $6 for a two-hour lesson.

To get your event added to this list of community events at no charge, email


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Jenna Hauck

About the Author: Jenna Hauck

I started my career at The Chilliwack Progress in 2000 as a photojournalist.
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