Chilliwack's Sydney Walton competes in the tap solo division during the 65th annual Chilliwack Lions Club Music and Dance Festival at the Cultural Centre on Tuesday. The festival continues until March 15

Chilliwack's Sydney Walton competes in the tap solo division during the 65th annual Chilliwack Lions Club Music and Dance Festival at the Cultural Centre on Tuesday. The festival continues until March 15

Chilliwack Music and Dance fest going strong

With about 1,850 festival entries, more than 5,000 participants will be heading to Chilliwack Lions Club Music and Dance competitions.

Catch some of the great talent performing at the Chilliwack Lions Club Music and Dance Festival.

Dancers and musicians of all ages are on stage and sessions are $3 each or purchase a pass for $15 which allows entry into everything except for the final Honor Concerts.

This year competitors have come from as far away as a Dance School from Nanaimo and a Band from Keremeos.

With over 1,850 entries, this means over 5,000 participants flocking into Chilliwack. From Feb. 2 to Feb. 20 it was Dance competitions and Feb. 20 to March 12 is Music.

The only exceptions are Organ competitions held at Chilliwack United Church on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. and  bands on March 13 to March 15 at GW Graham Middle-Secondary School on Thomas Road. Venues are open daily for competition and actual times at www.chilliwacklionsclubmusicanddancefestival.com.

The best of the best are invited back for the Honour Concerts held at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre.

Dance is Sunday, February 26 at 1:30 p.m. and Music is Friday, March 30 at 7 p.m.

Tickets for these concerts are $15 and are available from the Box Office at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre by phoning 604-391-7469 or  www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.