Fraser Valley Music Awards coming to Chilliwack

This year’s Fraser Valley Music Awards will be taking place Nov. 21 in Chiliwack

After having been hosted by the Abbotsford Centre, The Stage in Mission, and the Abbotsford Arts Centre, this year’s Fraser Valley Music Awards will be taking place Nov. 21 in Chiliwack.

Now in their fourth year, the awards celebrate musical talent from throughout the region in a wide variety of categories covering everything from staples like rock, folk, country, blues and jazz to hip hop, electronic, experimental, punk and metal.

In addition, special awards are bestowed for outstanding works in the First Nations and LGBTQ communities, and for the first time ever will feature a Fan Vote Award and a very special presentation for Lifetime Achievement.

Entries are being accepted until Oct. 24.

An initiative of CIVL Radio and its station manager Aaron Levy, the timing of holding the awards in Chilliwack could not have been better as, earlier this year CIVL (the University of the Fraser Valley’s radio station) was granted CRTC approval for a broadcast transmitter in the city.

The idea of holding the awards in Chilliwack came from City Councillor Jason Lum, and unlike the three previous years, the event will very much have a flavour of the host city, from local personalities appearing as presenters on the show to a portion of the proceeds being directed to victims of this summer’s Park Ridge fire.

The 4th annual Fraser Valley Music Awards will take place Thursday, Nov. 21 at Corky’s Irish Pub (the venue being chosen both for its size and unique staging and presentation possibilities) and tickets for the general public will be available soon for $10.

Submissions are now open for all Fraser Valley musicians and entry forms as well as additional information can be found at civl.ca/fvma. For media inquiries, sponsorship or other questions, please contact fvma@civl.ca.

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