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From left: Andy Rolleman plays Dave Riley, Raymond Hatton is Arthur Vance and Barbara Blom plays Louise Peakes in the Chilliwack Players Guild’s production of The Outsider. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Political satire by Chilliwack Players Guild about ‘a leader who looks like an idiot’

‘Political or apolitical, you’ll find humour in it,’ says director Graham Archer about The Outsider

From left: Andy Rolleman plays Dave Riley, Raymond Hatton is Arthur Vance and Barbara Blom plays Louise Peakes in the Chilliwack Players Guild’s production of The Outsider. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The five book houses with murals on them were unveiled at Fairfield Park in Chilliwack on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Little house-shaped libraries double as public art in 5 Chilliwack parks

Project a team effort by Gore Brothers, Rotary, local artist Jack Hendsbee and others

The five book houses with murals on them were unveiled at Fairfield Park in Chilliwack on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Artist Chantelle Trainor-Matties stands in front of her mural at the Chilliwack Library on Nov. 8, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

New ‘nature and nurture’ mural welcomes parents, kids to children’s area at Chilliwack Library

Otters, eagles, wolves part of mural by Indigenous artist Chantelle Trainor-Matties

Artist Chantelle Trainor-Matties stands in front of her mural at the Chilliwack Library on Nov. 8, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Jeff Plankenthorn and Leah Nicole Barley perform at Bozzini’s on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. (Submitted)

Double bill of roots and blues for final concert of 2022 at intimate Chilliwack venue

Jeff Plankenthorn and Leah Nicole Barley will be performing at Bozzini’s

Jeff Plankenthorn and Leah Nicole Barley perform at Bozzini’s on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. (Submitted)
Nancy Guitar has started the Chilliwack Cupcake Festival, which takes place on Dec. 2, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Sole purpose of Chilliwack Cupcake Festival to spread joy throughout community

People encouraged to share cupcakes with neighbours, bake and bring treats to non-profits and others

Nancy Guitar has started the Chilliwack Cupcake Festival, which takes place on Dec. 2, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Members of the Chilliwack Camera Club gather for an outing at Cheam Lake Wetlands Regional Park on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022. The club is looking for more members. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack Camera Club in ‘survival mode’ looking for more members

Members support each other with photographic styles, gear, learning new techniques

Members of the Chilliwack Camera Club gather for an outing at Cheam Lake Wetlands Regional Park on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022. The club is looking for more members. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Ebenezer Scrooge greedily clutches at what he loves most in life: money. Theatre group Wonderheads brings A Christmas Carol to Chilliwack on Dec. 8, 2022. It is a whimsical reimagining of the holiday classic and festive tradition for thousands of theatregoers every December. (Kate Braidwood)

‘Wonderheads’ theatre company brings classic Christmas story to Chilliwack

‘A Wonderheads Christmas Carol’ will be coming to Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Ebenezer Scrooge greedily clutches at what he loves most in life: money. Theatre group Wonderheads brings A Christmas Carol to Chilliwack on Dec. 8, 2022. It is a whimsical reimagining of the holiday classic and festive tradition for thousands of theatregoers every December. (Kate Braidwood)
A scene from Snowbasin, Utah as pictured in the 73rd annual ski and snowboard film, Daymaker. (Cam McLeod)
A scene from Snowbasin, Utah as pictured in the 73rd annual ski and snowboard film, Daymaker. (Cam McLeod)
Chilliwack author Linda Peterat just released her book ‘From Denmark to the Cariboo.’ (Submitted)

Chilliwack author pens book about 3 entrepreneurial sisters’ journey from Denmark to B.C. in 1870s

Linda Peterat tells story of Lindhard sisters who arrived in Colony of B.C. in 19th century

Chilliwack author Linda Peterat just released her book ‘From Denmark to the Cariboo.’ (Submitted)
‘The Grizzlie Truth’ is one of many films in the 2022 Chilliwack Independent Film Festival. (The Grizzlie Truth)

65 films to be screened at Chilliwack Independent Film Festival

Block of Fraser Valley films will open the 6th annual festival at Cottonwood 4 Cinemas

‘The Grizzlie Truth’ is one of many films in the 2022 Chilliwack Independent Film Festival. (The Grizzlie Truth)
Mary-Lee Merz and Christine Newsome hang pieces for the Chilliwack Visual Artists Association show called ‘Wings, Symbols and Myths’ at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. The show runs from Nov. 2 to Dec. 10. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Artists explore meaning behind myths, symbols in group show at Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Chilliwack Visual Artists Association presents ‘Wings, Symbols and Myths’ now to Dec. 10

Mary-Lee Merz and Christine Newsome hang pieces for the Chilliwack Visual Artists Association show called ‘Wings, Symbols and Myths’ at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. The show runs from Nov. 2 to Dec. 10. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
A movie made by Peters First Nation member and filmmaker Andrew Genaille is currently available to view — and it was filmed entirely on the iPhone 12.

New movie from Peters First Nation filmmaker now available on iTunes

Called Rehab, movie focuses on a man dealing with the recent passing of his father

A movie made by Peters First Nation member and filmmaker Andrew Genaille is currently available to view — and it was filmed entirely on the iPhone 12.
Authors Jordan Abel (left), Marsha Lederman and Harrison Mooney are the keynote speakers at the Fraser Valley Literary Festival in Abbotsford on Nov. 3 and 4. (Photo credits from left: Sweetmoon Photography, Ben Nelms and Jeff Vinnick)

Literary Festival returns to UFV with 11 authors on the schedule

Keynote program features Jordan Abel, Marsha Lederman and Harrison Mooney

Authors Jordan Abel (left), Marsha Lederman and Harrison Mooney are the keynote speakers at the Fraser Valley Literary Festival in Abbotsford on Nov. 3 and 4. (Photo credits from left: Sweetmoon Photography, Ben Nelms and Jeff Vinnick)
People can take in the legend of the basket ogress, Th’owxiya, an old hungry spirit on Nov. 12 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Submitted)

Kwantlen tale of ogress Th’owxiya will be told in children’s theatre piece coming to Chilliwack

‘Children will learn from this story to welcome animal spirits into their everyday lives,’ says author

People can take in the legend of the basket ogress, Th’owxiya, an old hungry spirit on Nov. 12 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Submitted)
Jean-Louis Bleau will be leading the Chilliwack Academy of Music’s new mixed choir called Re:Action. (Submitted)

New choir ‘Re:Action’ will bring mix of music to Chilliwack

Choir is for singers to explore more ‘adventurous dive’ into musical arts, says choral director

Jean-Louis Bleau will be leading the Chilliwack Academy of Music’s new mixed choir called Re:Action. (Submitted)
Customers peruse the vast variety of used books during a Chilliwack Rotary Book Sale at Chilliwack Mall on Oct. 16, 2016. The 2022 sale is Oct. 30 to Nov. 5 at Chilliwack Heritage Park. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Book bargains are back as Rotary Book Sale returns to Chilliwack

This year’s sale will be ‘bigger and better than ever,’ says Rotary Club of Chilliwack

Customers peruse the vast variety of used books during a Chilliwack Rotary Book Sale at Chilliwack Mall on Oct. 16, 2016. The 2022 sale is Oct. 30 to Nov. 5 at Chilliwack Heritage Park. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
With beauty and enthusiasm, Black Umfolosi captivates audiences with the traditional songs and dances of Southern Africa. (Submitted)

South African music and dancing coming to Chilliwack stage

Black Umfolosi will immerse people in revelry of South African culture

With beauty and enthusiasm, Black Umfolosi captivates audiences with the traditional songs and dances of Southern Africa. (Submitted)
Members of the Floral Artists of the Fraser Valley had a display at Cottonwood Centre on Oct. 21 and 22, 2022. (Victor Froese)

Floral artists add colour to mall with ‘Ode to Autumn’ display in Chilliwack

Two more events coming up for Floral Artists of the Fraser Valley

Members of the Floral Artists of the Fraser Valley had a display at Cottonwood Centre on Oct. 21 and 22, 2022. (Victor Froese)
Cathy Terepocki of Chilliwack is one of four recipients of the 2022 Carter Wosk Awards in Applied Art + Design. (Submitted)

Chilliwack artist recognized for clay work that ‘helps drive B.C.’s cultural economy’

Cathy Terepocki recipient of 2022 Carter Wosk Award in Applied Art + Design

Cathy Terepocki of Chilliwack is one of four recipients of the 2022 Carter Wosk Awards in Applied Art + Design. (Submitted)
The 2019 Rotary Christmas Parade. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Rotary Christmas Parade set to roll through downtown Chilliwack for 1st time since 2019

If it’s anything like past years, the 2022 Christmas parade will be ‘spectacular’ says co-ordinator

The 2019 Rotary Christmas Parade. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)