A scene from the annual Yarrow Days Parade in 2015. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

A scene from the annual Yarrow Days Parade in 2015. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

What’s happening Chilliwack

A list of upcoming events in and around Chilliwack

‘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 jenna.hauck@theprogress.com.

June 18 to Sept. 5 • The Summer 10 Trail Challenge: Ice Cream & Beer runs June 18 to Sept. 5. Over the course of 10 weeks, folks hike 10 trails and can explore 10 local ice cream and beer places. There is a registration fee to sign up, 10 per cent of which is donated to support local trails via the Chilliwack Park Society. Every paid registrant gets a free $5 ice cream or drink gift card. Folks can also enter to win prizes, earn trail completion badges. Registration closes July 10. Sign up at TenTrailChallenge.com.

June 25 to Sept. 6 • The Chilliwack Museum and Historical Society’s third annual Hops and Heritage fundraiser launches on Saturday, June 25 and runs through the summer. The launch event is set for June 25 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the museum (45820 Spadina Ave.) where there will be craft beer, food, live music, games, art and more. Admission is $5 for society members and $10 for non-members. Drink tickets are sold separately. During the launch event, and after, folks can buy Hops and Heritage passports and have them stamped at local breweries up until Sept. 3. Partially or fully stamped passports can be returned to the museum for a chance to win prizes. For more, go to chilliwackmuseum.ca/hops-heritage.

June 29 to Aug. 6 • Art show and sale Blazing Colours by Hussein Rostum, is at the O’Connor Group Art Gallery in the Chilliwack Cultural Centre (9201 Corbould St.) from Wednesday, June 29 to Saturday, Aug. 6. Reception and presentation on Saturday July 9, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. This art show is a joyous celebration of colours, says the artist.

July 1 • Join the Canada Day celebrations at Columbia Valley Hall (1202 Kosikar Rd.) on Friday, July 1. Join or watch the parade which starts at 11 a.m. (line up 10:45 a.m.). There will also be kids games, concession, market, and soap box races. All are welcome. Soap box registration and waivers are required the day of the race. There’s still time to create a soap box car and race it, too. For more info on how to build a soap box car, click here.

July 1 • Celebrate Canada Day with a lineup of live music starting at 5 p.m. at Townsend Park, plus several free activities throughout the city, a pancake breakfast and fireworks on Friday, July 1. Music for the evening includes: Good Time Medicine Music Group, Blues Hoodoo, Judy Tuesday, and Stiletto.

July 3 • Drag Bingo at Bricklayer Brewing featuring Hailey Adler is back on July 3 and Aug. 7. This is a fundraiser event for the Chilliwack Pride Society. Cost is $5 for two bingo cards and there is no card limit. There will be four bingo rounds in total and the winner gets 25 per cent of the pot, with the proceeds of each round going towards events hosted by the Chilliwack Pride Society. Plus, add glitter to any beer for 50 cents. Must be 19+ to play, but all ages are welcome inside Bricklayer. No Bingo dabbers needed. For more, go to chilliwackpride.com.

July 6 to 17 • Junior golfers (ages 16 and under) are wanted to take part in the Optimist Club of Chilliwack’s annual Optimist Fred Wellsby Junior Divot Golf Tournament, which runs at five different golf courses. There are three age categories: 10 and under; 11 to 13; and 14 to 16. The 10 and under participants do nine holes and double par pick up. Cost is $25 per course played is payable on the day of the event. Entry fee includes a snack, lots of net and gross prizes and green fees. Read the full story here which includes a list of the five golf courses. Contact Glenda Standeven for more information or to register to play: glendastandeven@gmail.com with “golf” in the subject line.

July 8 to 17 • The 2022 Harrison Festival of the Arts 2022 returns to the traditional venues at Memorial Hall and the Harrison Lake waterfront at Harrison Hot Springs from July 8 to 17. For more information, to purchase tickets and check out the latest updates, visit the Festival Society online at www.harrisonfestival.com.

July 16 • Purple Haze is an arts recovery fundraiser for the Chilliwack Cultural Centre and it takes place on Saturday, July 16 at Windward Lavender farm in the Columbia Valley from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. It is a ’60s themed event and live entertainment will be by Harma White and Ben Cottrill. Tickets are $150 for this fundraiser.

July 30 • The third annual Vedder River Art Walk, hosted by the Chilliwack Community Arts Council, is set for Saturday, July 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. It goes from Vedder Park to Peach Road and features art, music, roaming performers and artisans along the Vedder Rotary Trail. This event will be cancelled if it is raining. Note: This event was originally scheduled for July 3.

Aug. 4 to 7 • Default will kick off the 150th Chilliwack Fair at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4 at Chilliwack Heritage Park. The show is included with gate admission. Gates open at 6 p.m. and there will also be food trucks, a licensed area and other entertainment. The Chilliwack Fair runs Aug. 4 to 7.

Aug. 6, 13, 20 and 27 • A series of summertime concerts will be hosted every Saturday in August from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Central Community Park.

Aug. 7 • Drag Bingo at Bricklayer Brewing featuring Hailey Adler is back on July 3 and Aug. 7. This is a fundraiser event for the Chilliwack Pride Society. Cost is $5 for two bingo cards and there is no card limit. There will be four bingo rounds in total and the winner gets 25 per cent of the pot, with the proceeds of each round going towards events hosted by the Chilliwack Pride Society. Plus, add glitter to any beer for 50 cents. Must be 19+ to play, but all ages are welcome inside Bricklayer. No Bingo dabbers needed. For more, go to chilliwackpride.com.

Aug. 20 and 21 • Chilliwack Flightfest will be taking to the skies again for the first time since 2019 on Aug. 20 and 21. There’s a dance and twilight airshow on Aug. 20 and then the free airshow runs throughout Sunday, Aug. 21.

Aug. 21 • The Chilliwack Pride Festival returns to downtown Chilliwack on Sunday, Aug. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival will take over all of Wellington Avenue, Mill Street, Victoria Avenue and Central Community Park with local vendors, service providers, activities, food trucks, prizes, live entertainment and drag performers. This family-friendly event is free. For more, go to chilliwackpride.com.

Sept. 10 • Derek Edwards is bringing ‘In Praise of the Ostrich’ to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $56.50 and available at the Centre Box Office, by calling 604-391-SHOW (7469) or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca/event/derek-edwards-in-praise-of-the-ostrich.

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


 

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