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The Reach Gallery Museum is seeking artist submissions for its next Fraser Valley Biennial, taking place from January to May. (Photo by The Reach)

The Reach in Abbotsford seeks artists for Fraser Valley Biennial

Show running from January to March features the theme ‘the body’

The Reach Gallery Museum is seeking artist submissions for its next Fraser Valley Biennial, taking place from January to May. (Photo by The Reach)
Folks take in the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Summery, sky-high sunflowers in Chilliwack

Chilliwack Sunflower Festival has 50 varieties of sunflowers in 12 acres of fields

Folks take in the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The Fraser Valley Symphony is seeking new musicians.

Fraser Valley Symphony seeks new musicians

Abbotsford-based group will celebrate its 39th season

The Fraser Valley Symphony is seeking new musicians.
Rails, Jails, & Trolleys documents the Indian farmer’s protest and was produced at the South Asian Studies Institute in Abbotsford.

UFV hosting screening of documentary on Indian farmers’ protest

Documentary filmmaker Henna Mann has also created a film about Abbotsford’s historic Gur Sikh Temple

Rails, Jails, & Trolleys documents the Indian farmer’s protest and was produced at the South Asian Studies Institute in Abbotsford.
Holly McKeen (left) and Patricia Peters, along with George Rychter (not pictured) have come together for Convergence 2022 at the art gallery in the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Trio of artists from Chilliwack and Hope come together for Convergence 2022 exhibition

Work by Holly McKeen, Patricia Peters and George Rychter on display at Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Holly McKeen (left) and Patricia Peters, along with George Rychter (not pictured) have come together for Convergence 2022 at the art gallery in the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack’s Kile Brown, performing as drag queen Hailey Adler, dances and lip syncs in front of hundreds of people during the inaugural Chilliwack Pride Barbecue at the Neighbourhood Learning Centre on Aug. 24, 2019. The 2022 Chilliwack Pride Festival is set for Sunday, Aug. 21. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Community invited to ‘bee proud together’ at Chilliwack Pride Festival

4th annual family-friendly event is free, features drag queens, food trucks, games for kids and more

Chilliwack’s Kile Brown, performing as drag queen Hailey Adler, dances and lip syncs in front of hundreds of people during the inaugural Chilliwack Pride Barbecue at the Neighbourhood Learning Centre on Aug. 24, 2019. The 2022 Chilliwack Pride Festival is set for Sunday, Aug. 21. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The Chilliwack Cultural Centre has a bunch of art classes for the fall of 2022. (Chilliwack Cultural Centre)

Costume creating, Stó:lō drum making, painting pet portraits part of fall art classes in Chilliwack

Heaps of kids’ art classes are also coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre this fall

The Chilliwack Cultural Centre has a bunch of art classes for the fall of 2022. (Chilliwack Cultural Centre)
Members of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) gathered for the Summer Faire event, hosted by the local branch called the Shire of Lionsdale, on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022 at Atchelitz Hall in Chilliwack. The event featured archery, thrown weapons, rapier fighting, armoured combat and the Bardic arts. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Re-creating the past as folks step back 100s of years with Summer Faire in Chilliwack

Fraser Valley branch of Society for Creative Anachronism has members from Maple Ridge to Hope

Members of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) gathered for the Summer Faire event, hosted by the local branch called the Shire of Lionsdale, on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022 at Atchelitz Hall in Chilliwack. The event featured archery, thrown weapons, rapier fighting, armoured combat and the Bardic arts. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Shelley Wojcik (foreground) plays Donna in Secondary Characters’ production of Mamma Mia! which is at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre Aug. 11 to 21. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE: ‘Mamma Mia!’ by Chilliwack theatre troupe has been cancelled

Cast members are hoping to bring show to Chilliwack Cultural Centre at later date

Shelley Wojcik (foreground) plays Donna in Secondary Characters’ production of Mamma Mia! which is at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre Aug. 11 to 21. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Jean-Louis (‘JL’) Bleau has been hired as the new executive director of the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Submitted)

Chilliwack Cultural Centre hires new executive director after more than 1 year without one

Jean-Louis Bleau of Calgary will take on the position which was left vacant in June 2021

Jean-Louis (‘JL’) Bleau has been hired as the new executive director of the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Submitted)
Tymisha Harris as Josephine in the upcoming show. (Eleonora Briscoe)

Bria Skonberg, Johnny Cash musical, kids’ shows all part of Chilliwack Cultural Centre fall lineup

Energetic dance performances, enthralling theatre shows, diverse collection of music shows

Tymisha Harris as Josephine in the upcoming show. (Eleonora Briscoe)
Chilliwack’s Kailey Cann, Alexa Schiewe and Sarah Shannahan compete in the trio tap (13 to 15 years) division of the Chilliwack Lions Club Music and Dance Festival at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack Music and Dance Festival organizers looking for new home for 300 trophies

Volunteers also needed for annual festival which takes place every February and March in Chilliwack

Chilliwack’s Kailey Cann, Alexa Schiewe and Sarah Shannahan compete in the trio tap (13 to 15 years) division of the Chilliwack Lions Club Music and Dance Festival at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Greendale Acres has partnered with Science World for this year’s Chilliwack Corn Maze design. (Greendale Acres)

Corn maze design features T. rex as Science World partners with Greendale Acres in Chilliwack

Playful corn maze design makes connection between prehistoric dinosaur and chicken

Greendale Acres has partnered with Science World for this year’s Chilliwack Corn Maze design. (Greendale Acres)
Chilliwack band Judy Tuesday will be kicking off the Central Park Concert Series on Aug. 6. Here they are performing on Canada Day. (Graham Dowden)

Free concerts every Saturday in August at Central Community Park in Chilliwack

Local bands and DJs featured every weekend in downtown Chilliwack

Chilliwack band Judy Tuesday will be kicking off the Central Park Concert Series on Aug. 6. Here they are performing on Canada Day. (Graham Dowden)
Moontock of Surrey is the recipient of the Dakota Leslie Memorial Fan Vote in the 2022 Fraser Valley Music Awards.

Winners of 2022 Fraser Valley Music Awards announced in 16 categories

Musicians honoured from across Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley

Moontock of Surrey is the recipient of the Dakota Leslie Memorial Fan Vote in the 2022 Fraser Valley Music Awards.
Chilliwack Park Society president Marc Greidanus with school kids from Little Mountain Elementary removing English ivy from trees on Little Mountain on Thursday, May 27, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Concert will raise funds for Little Mountain Preservation Project in Chilliwack

Luke Wallace will be performing with other artists at Chilliwack Park Society fundraiser

Chilliwack Park Society president Marc Greidanus with school kids from Little Mountain Elementary removing English ivy from trees on Little Mountain on Thursday, May 27, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Movie crews and cast members transformed Black Forest Cafe into PArty Marty’s as filming for “Buddy Games 2” took place throughout Harrison Hot Springs this week. The movie used a variety of locations throughout town. (Adam Louis/Observer)

VIDEO: ‘Buddy Games 2’ films in Harrison Hot Springs

The comedy sequel is directed by, stars Josh Duhamel

Movie crews and cast members transformed Black Forest Cafe into PArty Marty’s as filming for “Buddy Games 2” took place throughout Harrison Hot Springs this week. The movie used a variety of locations throughout town. (Adam Louis/Observer)
The Fraser Valley Music Awards will be presented July 21 in Abbotsford. (Claudia Wyler Photography file photo)

36 nominees announced for Fraser Valley Music Awards

Winners named July 21 during outdoor concert series in Abbotsford

The Fraser Valley Music Awards will be presented July 21 in Abbotsford. (Claudia Wyler Photography file photo)
A drummer from Uzume Taiko plays a taiko drum during the opening concert of the first full day of the 43rd annual Harrison Festival of the Arts on Saturday, July 9. (Adam Louis/Observer) [July 9, 2022]

PHOTOS: After two years, Harrison Festival of the Arts returns to Harrison Lake beachfront

Hundreds of festival-goers welcomed the iconic Harrison Festival back with open arms

A drummer from Uzume Taiko plays a taiko drum during the opening concert of the first full day of the 43rd annual Harrison Festival of the Arts on Saturday, July 9. (Adam Louis/Observer) [July 9, 2022]
Chilliwack “enter-trainer” Brian Patafie is bringing his comedy show to Bozzini’s on July 31. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Artists from Chilliwack, Chicago, Berlin performing at Bozzini’s in July

Russell deCarle, Kliffs, Nigel Mack and Chilliwack ‘enter-trainer’ Brian Patafie all performing

Chilliwack “enter-trainer” Brian Patafie is bringing his comedy show to Bozzini’s on July 31. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
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