Author Angela Murphy and illustrator Davis Graham (seen here with Draper and Zane) have just published the book Speak Up, Wonder Pup. They are having a book launch on June 26. (Jenna Hauck/The Progress)

Seven Days in Chilliwack

A list of community events happening in Chilliwack from June 24 to 30

Seven Days is a weekly listing of community events taking place in Chilliwack. It is published free by the Chilliwack Progress online every week. To get your event listed in Seven Days, email it to: events@theprogress.com.

Check back here for updates. Seven Days is updated regularly throughout the week as new events are sent to us.

June 24 to 30

Tuesday, June 25 • The Chilliwack and District Seniors’ Resources Society is hosting a free information session on POAs, wills and representation agreements. Do you have your ducks in a row? If not, join us for this very important information session with Kim McLandress and Aatif Nanji of Simpson Notaries on Tuesday, June 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Evergreen Hall in the Slesse room. This event will be helpful to caregivers, seniors and their adult children. Please RSVP 604-793-9979 as space is limited.

Wednesday, June 26 • Edward “Hawk” Kelly Jr. will be honoured in Chilliwack on June 26 for becoming the first Indigenous person in the history of the force to serve in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The public is invited to join members of the RCMP Indigenous Policing Services, as well as Tzeachten First Nation, and Ts’elxwéyeqw Tribe, friends and family for the special event to honour Kelly. The celebration is at Tzeachten Hall at 45855 Promontory Rd. on Wednesday, June 26, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. RSVP by email to theungerz@outlook.com.

Wednesday, June 26 • The book launch for Speak Up, Wonder Pup is June 26 from 7 to 10 p.m. at The Town Butcher (301-5580 Vedder Rd.). The book is the first in a series of self-regulation children’s books by author Angela Murphy and illustrator Davis “Pencil Fingerz” Graham. Books will be on sale for $15.

Friday, June 28 • Tractorgrease is having its first of two fundraiser concerts to help get its feet back firmly on the ground after its Open Mic night was shut down in September. Their fundraising campaign is called Support Live Music at Tractorgrease. The free event starts at 7 p.m. Friday, June 28 at 48710 Chilliwack Lake Rd. There will be CDs for sale and T-shirts, plus donations are welcome.

Friday, June 28 • Fraser Valley Comedy presents First Nations and Friends Comedy Night at Chances Chilliwack headlined by Chris Gordon and hosted by Yo Trieu on June 28 at 8 p.m. (no cover). Gordon’s style of comedy has been described as “very unusual (as usual) and very funny… it’s what really sets him apart from the pack.” He is seen as clean, current, hip, inventive, and edgy, which gives him an improvisational feel and a strong connection with the crowd. Offering fresh perspectives woven seamlessly with absurd observations, Gordon always delivers a dynamic interactive experience that is hilarious and unforgettable. Special Performances by: Helena Paul, Beverley O’Neil, Keith Nahanee, Chuck Cease and Rajneesh Dhawan.

Saturday, June 29 • The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #4 (9350 Mary St.) is celebrating Legion Week with an open house June 29 from noon to 3 p.m. Activities will be held at the former Safeway parking lot across from the legion branch. There will be free hot dogs, plus information booths and displays.

Ongoing:

Now to end of August • The Summer Reading Club is open to people of all ages. “This is a great opportunity to encourage everyone to read throughout the summer,” says community librarian Katie Burns. Head to your local library to register. When you sign up, you’re handed a reading record in which you mark off boxes for every day you read. Read for a total of seven days and you get a sticker (for younger kids) or a draw entry form (older kids and adults) when you bring your reading record to the library. There are four age categories: preschool and younger, kindergarten to Grade 6, Grade 7 to 12, and adult.

Now to Saturday, June 29 • The Fraser Valley Biennale a dynamic, collective representation of exceptional artwork produced by 24 artists in the Fraser Valley region over the past two years. It is a year-long art show displayed every second year at five galleries from Abbotsford to Hope. It’s currently in Chilliwack June 6 to 29 at the Art Gallery in the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Opening reception is Saturday, June 8 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Now to Thursday, Aug. 29 • Cultus Lake Park Rocks is a contest which runs Mondays to Thursdays now until Aug. 29. Each week, 10 green-painted rocks will be hidden in the park. If you find one and hand it in to the park administration office, you’ll win a small prize such as a beach ball, little bucket and tools for sand, or backpack. Rocks must be handed in to the Cultus Lake Park Administration Office (4169 Columbia Valley Highway) from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Now to April 18, 2020 • The Chilliwack Museum and Archives will be unveiling its latest exhibition Five Faces, Five Corners: The Social Experience of Chilliwack’s Downtown at an opening reception on May 16 at 7 p.m. “This exhibition explores the evolving social landscape of Chilliwack’s Five Corners area,” said Anna Irwin, curator at the Chilliwack Museum and Archives. “It really is a fitting time to showcase this area as the downtown redevelopment project proceeds, it all ties together nicely.” The Opening Reception will feature appetizers and refreshments while viewers enjoy the first look at the exhibition. Admission to the event is $5 for the general public and free for members of the Chilliwack Museum and Historical Society.

The Wellington Local House (45886 Wellington Ave.) has a live acoustic jam on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. with Kerry Krahn. Thursdays is their live interactive piano bar show with Trevor McDonald from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Book Clubs: Join in for lively discussions of selected titles. Chosen books will change monthly and copies are provided by the library. New members are welcome to join at any time. Book clubs take place at the Chilliwack Library and Yarrow Library. Go to fvrl.bc.ca for more info.

Lego Club: We have the LEGO, you bring your imagination. LEGO club is a fun time for kids so come on in and join us. Chilliwack Library, Wednesdays, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sardis Library, Tuesdays, 3 to 5 p.m. Yarrow Library: Tuesday, June 11, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (please register at the desk upon arrival)

At the Chilliwack Stroke Recovery Program, stroke survivors participate in exercises, communication practice, and educational opportunities, and enjoy social interaction and peer support. The program takes place every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Evergreen Hall. If you had a stroke, or you know someone who had a stroke, and you are interested in learning more about this program, please contact Anna, coordinator at 604-316-6718 or email: cwackstrokerecovery@gmail.com. They are also looking for volunteers.


 

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