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What's happening Chilliwack: List of events from July 5 onward

Motorcycle fundraiser for BC Children's Hospital, Maryland musician, yoga and more coming up
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Duke's Country Pub is having its second annual Group Ride For Charity on Saturday, July 6, 2024.

‘What’s happening Chilliwack’ is a list of some of the many community events taking place in Chilliwack. To get your event added to this list at no charge, email jenna.hauck@theprogress.com or call 604-702-5576. This list is updated regularly.

UPCOMING EVENTS (see current and ongoing events further down):

July 6, 2024 • Duke's Country Pub is hosting its second annual Group Ride For Charity, a motorcycle event with funds going to BC Children's Hospital on Saturday, July 6. It starts at 8 a.m. at the pub (41582 Yale Rd.) and the ride leaves at 11 a.m. Entry is by donation. The morning will include music by Tyler Cody, a raffle, Ma Bakers (breakfast), Tostana Coffee and Mountain View Harley Davidson. All proceeds from the group ride, donations and raffle will be donated to BC Childrens Hospital Foundation. The goal is to raise $15,000.

July 6, 2024 • The Chilliwack Thrift Market, billed as Chilliwack's biggest garage sale and vintage/collectibles sale, returns on July 6 at Chilliwack Heritage Park from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $2 (free admission for kids 10 and under).

July 7, 2024 • Maryland’s Justin Lev, who performs as Eli Lev will be performing in Chilliwack on July 7 at Bricklayer Brewing starting at 4 p.m.

July 7, 2024 • There will be a Children's Festival during the weekly Downtown Chilliwack Community Market on Sunday, July 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 9360 Mill St. The day will include story time in the market, yoga, activities, face painting, and princesses. For more, go to chilliwackmarket.com.

July 9 and 16, 2024 • Join yoga instructor Britt Zurowski for chair yoga at the Sardis Library, a gentle form of yoga to improve flexibility, concentration and strength while boosting one's mood. It takes place on Tuesdays (July 2, 9 and 16) from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Registration is required. Call 604-858-5503 or drop by the Sardis Library to sign up.

July 9, 2024 • Local author Peggy Janicki will be discussing her book 'The Secret Pocket' at the Chilliwack Library on Tuesday, July 9 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Based on her mother's experience at residential school, this is a story of survival and resilience. This interactive program will include a door prize. This presentation is geared towards ages eight and older. This is a drop-in event, no registration required.

July 11, 2024 • The second annual Community Action: In Motion, an evening of performance art to bring awareness to the overdose deaths and the toxic drug crisis, is Thursday, July 11. It is presented by the Chilliwack Community Action Team and the event will see dancing, music and more at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. There will be an 'appy hour' starting at 5:30 p.m. with entertainment and snacks served in the lobby, and the show will start at 6:30 p.m. in the theatre. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre or at the door.

July 12, 2024 • The Coqualeetza Cultural Education Centre (7201 Vedder Rd.) is marking its 50th anniversary on Friday, July 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. where people are welcome to celebrate and honour the history and impact of the centre. It'll be a Stó:lō cultural experience with food, fun and festivities. The event will showcase weaving, slahal, archives, family history, language and more.There will be door prizes and giveaways.

July 12 to Aug. 16, 2024 • Westbow presents its free Music in the Park events on four Fridays throughout the summer at Cedarbrook Park (45434 Willowstream Rd.) in Chilliwack from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Schedule: July 12 - Theo Emmy, July 26 - Adam Cebula, Aug. 2 - Tyla Jones, Aug. 16 - Andrew Christopher. There will also be food and activities. Bring a blanket or chair. For more, go to liveatcedarbrook.ca/events.

July 13, 2024 • Band Chase the Bear plays at Corky’s Irish Pub on July 13 at 8:30 p.m. Cover charge $15.

July 13 to Aug. 24, 2024 • Westbow presents its free Fitness in the Park events on four Saturdays throughout the summer at Cedarbrook Park (45434 Willowstream Rd.) in Chilliwack from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Schedule: July 13 and 27, Aug. 10 and 24. For more, go to liveatcedarbrook.ca/events.

July 14, 2024 • The fifth annual Bannister Chrysler Car Show is taking place on Sunday, July 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a fundraiser event to support Little Heroes Hockey Academy. It's taking place at 45730 Hocking Ave. In addition to classic cars, there will be face painting, a bouncy castle, food trucks, drunk tank and more. Those wanting to register their vehicle (minimum $25 donation) can do so online at bannisterchrysler.com/carshow2024, or call 604-792-2754 ext. 131 to register. Entry to the car show to view the vehicles is free.

July 18, 2024 • 'Library for All' is an inclusive program for adults 19+, regardless of abilities. It's at the Chilliwack Library on Thursday, July 18, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Bring friends, family members or caregivers. There will be special guests and activities, snacks, and new connections. This program is in collaboration with Chilliwack Society for Community Living. This is a drop-in event.

July 19 to 28, 2024 • Secondary Characters Musical Theatre presents Monty Python's Spamalot from July 19 to July 28 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. This new musical is "lovingly ripped off" from the motion picture Monthy Python and the Holy Grail. Show times are: July 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m.; and July 20, 21, 27 and 28 at 2 p.m. Tickets available at chilliwackculturalcentre.ca or by calling 604-391-SHOW.

July 20, 2024 • Join NWO Roller Derby for its second annual Skate with Pride event on Saturday, July 20 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Landing Sports Centre 45530 Spadina Ave. There are a limited number of skates to lend out so come early, or bring your skates and your safety gear. There will be fun games, contests, and roller skating. Vendors, artisans, food, and drinks will be available on site. Entry is by donation. All ages welcome. For more, check out the events at facebook.com/NWOrollerderby, or email nworollerderby@gmail.com.

July 20, 2024 • It’s Saturday night karaoke at Corky’s Irish Pub on July 20 starting at 9 p.m.

July 21, 2024 • ‘Every Heart Matters’ will be the theme of the 2024 Chilliwack Pride Festival in downtown Chilliwack on Sunday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Highlights will see a kids' zone with carnival-style games, an obstacle course, and face-painting. The main stage will feature live music and drag performances, plus there will be food trucks, a beer garden and more. The event takes place at Central Community Park and the surrounding area with portions of Wellington Avenue, Mill Street, Victoria Avenue, College Street and Bole Avenue closed to traffic.

July 27, 2024 • It's Christmas in July at the Chilliwack-Vedder Legion (5661 Vedder Rd.) on July 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be many vendors, crafts, baking and gift ideas, plus there will also be a raffle and door prizes. There is a turkey dinner at 6 p.m. and the cost is $19. After Dinner will be an auction and music by Peter Montgomery.

Aug. 1 to 29, 2024 • The Coqualeetza Cultural Experience series is at the Coqualeetza longhouse every Thursday in August (Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29) at 7201 Vedder Rd. Each session runs from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and admission is by donation. For more, email stolo.tourism@stolonation.bc.ca.

Aug. 7, 2024 • There will be a Coqualeetza grounds tour as part of the Coqualeetza Cultural Experience series on Wednesday, Aug. 7 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Meet at the longhouse. Admission is by donation. For more, email stolo.tourism@stolonation.bc.ca.

Aug. 9 to 11, 2024 • The 152nd annual Chilliwack Fair returns to Chilliwack Heritage Park from Friday, Aug. 9 to Sunday, Aug. 11. For more, go to chilliwackfair.com.

Aug. 10, 2024 • The Women of Rock Show, hosted by Totally Tom Petty show band, is a multi-tribute show from Las Vegas and it'll be at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. Tribute acts include: Stevie Nicks (Sensational Stevie), Pat Benatar (Passionate Pat Benatar), Joan Jett (Rockin Joan Jett), and Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders (Coolest Chrissie Hynde). Tickets $60 and available at chilliwackculturalcentre.ca or by calling 604-391-SHOW.

Aug. 10, 2024 • Join the Valley Babes on Aug. 10 for a night of music, comedy and dance. The Valley Babes Variety Show will be at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $35 and available at chilliwackculturalcentre.ca or by calling 604-391-SHOW.

Aug. 15 to Aug. 17, 2024 • The annual Chilliwack Mural Festival returns to the downtown core from Thursday, Aug. 15 to Saturday, Aug. 17. The event will include guided tours, live music, and vendors. For more, go to chilliwackmuralfestival.com.

Aug. 17, 2024 • Flight Fest returns to the Chilliwack Airport on Aug. 17 and 18. The annual hangar dance (ticketed event) is the night of Saturday, Aug. 17 and the free air show takes place Sunday, Aug. 18. More info will be posted online at chilliwackflightfest.com.

Sept. 13, 2024 to June 2025 • The Chilliwack Rhythm Reelers, a non-profit modern social square dance group, are starting beginner classes on Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. at Atchelitz Hall. Classes take place every Friday from September 2024 to June 2025. The lessons are filled with fun, fitness and friendly people. Having a partner is not necessary. The group is made up of a diverse age range of dancers. Teens are welcome, but they must be accompanied by an adult.

Oct. 5, 2024 • Brewhalla Chilliwack returns to Watson Glen Park, on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The beer festival includes live entertainment, more than 25 craft beverages available to sample, food trucks and lawn games. For more, go to brewhalla.ca/festivals/chilliwack-2024.

CURRENT EVENTS:

NOW to July 6, 2024 • Brushstrokes of the Soul by Iryna Kharina and Nino Dobro is on display in the Art Gallery at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre from Wednesday, June 5 to Saturday, July 6. Admission is free and gallery hours are 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday.

NOW to July 6, 2024 • The week-long Provincial Theatre Festival Mainstage 2024 will be at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre from July 1 to 6 featuring a different play each day. The six shows represent the play judged best in its zone/region across B.C. as part of Theatre BC. The Chilliwack Players Guild is one of the six theatre groups who will be performing at Mainstage. People can either buy tickets to individual shows, or buy a three-show pass, or a full-week pass. For tickets and more information, go to chilliwackculturalcentre.ca or call 604-391-SHOW. Mainstage 2024 also offers a variety of acting and directing workshops led by professionals associated with the Arts Club of Vancouver. Registration for these is available via theatrebc.org/workshops.

NOW to July 11, 2024 • The Chilliwack Optimist Club’s annual Fred Wellsby Divot Tour runs July 2 to 11 at various golf courses in the Fraser Valley. It is open to junior golfers ages 16 and under. This year’s tournament will take place at six different local courses including the first day at Kinkora Golf Course (July 2), Valley Golf Centre, Fraser Glen, Cheam Mountain Golf Course and Cultus Lake Golf Club with the final invitational round taking place at the Chilliwack Golf Club on July 11. Registration fee is $25 per course with the registration desk opening at 11 a.m. on tournament days for all but the championship round, with tee-times starting at noon. Those who wish to pre-register can do so by emailing Glenda Standeven at optimistclubofchwk@gmail.com.

NOW to Aug. 27, 2024 • The Chilliwack Library presents ‘Babytime Read and Play’ for caregivers and babies on Tuesdays from June 4 to Aug. 27, running from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Enjoy a casual time of socializing, reading and playing. All participants receive an extra entry into the library’s Summer Reading Club draws. Geared for babies ages 0 to 18 months. Toys and books will be provided. This is a drop-in program.

NOW to Aug. 31, 2024 • Westbow presents free movie nights on four Saturdays throughout the summer at Cedarbrook Park (45434 Willowstream Rd.) in Chilliwack from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Schedule: June 29 - Super Mario Bros., July 6 - School of Rock, July 20 - Monsters Inc., and Aug. 31 - Barbie. There will also be food. Bring a blanket or chair; movies start at dusk. For more, go to liveatcedarbrook.ca/events.

NOW to end of August 2024 • The annual Summer Reading Club hosted by the Fraser Valley Regional Library returns to all three Chilliwack branches. The theme this year is 'World of Curiosities' and registration begins in person or online at fvrl.bc.ca on June 21. It is open to people of all ages, and there are lots of chances to win prizes. Various library branches will have different events throughout the summer. Go to fvrl.bc.ca for more.

NOW to Oct. 20, 2024 • The Downtown Chilliwack Community Market takes place every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., from May 26 to Oct. 20 at 9360 Mill St. For more, go to chilliwackmarket.com.

NOW to Oct. 8, 2024 • Coast Valley Markets presents Market at the Coliseum every Tuesday starting on May 21, and running until Oct. 8. There will be food trucks, produce, artisans and music and it’s at 45323 Hodgins Ave. from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Tuesday. For more, go to coastvalleymarkets.com.

ONGOING EVENTS:

The Chilliwack Chess Club meets twice a week where chess aficionados can connect, learn, and engage in friendly matches. It is open to everyone from beginners to grand masters. They meet Fridays from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Starbucks across from Real Canadian Superstore (45750 Luckakuck Way) and Sundays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Salvation Army Church on Brooks Avenue.

First Saturday of each month • Very Very Improv Theatre, a professional company based in the Fraser Valley, has monthly performances at CoWork Chilliwack. Scott Campbell is leading a company of talented improvisers from across the Lower Mainland including Chilliwack-based comedian Cliff Prang. The shows happen on the first Saturday of every month at CoWork Chilliwack. Tickets for all performances are available at veryveryimprov.ca/tickets.

Every Tuesday night • Corky’s Irish Pub wants you to come be a rock star as they host karaoke every Tuesday night.

Every Wednesday morning • TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) 1303 Chilliwack meets Wednesday mornings at the Fairfield Scouts Hall (47130 Hope River Rd.). Weigh in is at 8:15 a.m. followed by a meeting from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. For information call 604-316-5202 or e-mail alees45@hotmail.com.

Second Thursday of each month • The Fraser Valley Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Association is actively searching for serving, non-serving, family members or any other personnel who have served in any function with the Patricias to join them every second Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the Chilliwack-Vedder Legion Branch 295 (5661 Vedder Rd.). For more info, contact Mark Benjamin at 604-793-5826 or markbenjamin01@shaw.ca.

Last Friday of every month • The Mount Cheam Lions hosts a spaghetti dinner on the last Friday of every month at the Lions Club (45580 Spadina Ave.). The cost is $10 and includes spaghetti, garlic toast, tea or coffee, and dessert. It goes from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Gamblers Anonymous • Has gambling taken over your life or the life of someone you know? Gamblers Anonymous can help take back your life. Phone 1-855-222-5542 to speak to someone now. Gamblers Anonymous is a non-profit fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a Gambling Problem.

Gam-Anon family groups • Is someone else's gambling affecting your life? Gam-Anon can help. They offer hope and help when a loved one has a gambling problem. Family and friends are welcomed whether or not the gambler seeks help or even recognizes the existence of a gambling problem. For more information: Email: vancouvergamanon@shaw.ca or call 604-626-9418.

To get your event added to this list of community events at no charge, email jenna.hauck@theprogress.com.



Jenna Hauck

About the Author: Jenna Hauck

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