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Gurdeep Pandher, a Yukon-based bhangra dancer, shows his skill with sweeping arm movements and high kicks on the steps of the BC Legislature Building on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (Devon Bidal/ Black Press file)

Famous Yukon-based bhangra dancer set to bring message of joy, unity to Fraser Valley homes

UFV brings invigorating live online dance class with Gurdeep Pandher right into viewers’ homes

Gurdeep Pandher, a Yukon-based bhangra dancer, shows his skill with sweeping arm movements and high kicks on the steps of the BC Legislature Building on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (Devon Bidal/ Black Press file)
Customers shop of items during the Yarrow Christmas Market on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Fair-trade Christmas market pops up in Yarrow

Yarrow Christmas Market by Ten Thousand Villages is in Chilliwack for two weekends

Customers shop of items during the Yarrow Christmas Market on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Breen Bergstrome’s painting ‘The Sentry’ was selected to be part of the juried art exhibition Open Water 2020 by the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour. (Breen Bergstrome)

Chilliwack artist’s work selected for esteemed juried international show

Breen Bergstrome’s watercolour painting is among the 63 accepted into ‘Open Water 2020’

Breen Bergstrome’s painting ‘The Sentry’ was selected to be part of the juried art exhibition Open Water 2020 by the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour. (Breen Bergstrome)
The C.R. Avery Project is at Bozzini’s on Tuesday, Nov. 10. (Natasha Mulhall Photography)

C.R. Avery returns to Bozzini’s in Chilliwack

Described as Bob Dylan in body of Iggy Pop; colliding with Little Walter, Beastie Boys, Allen Ginsberg

The C.R. Avery Project is at Bozzini’s on Tuesday, Nov. 10. (Natasha Mulhall Photography)
Founder of The Art Hive Collective, Kelly Cushing (foreground), has collaborated with Krista Butt of Cornerstone Custom Framing to bring a new little art gallery to Chilliwack, located right in the downtown framing store. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Artists collaborate with Chilliwack store to bring new gallery to downtown

Work by members of The Art Hive Collective is now gracing the walls of Cornerstone Custom Framing

Founder of The Art Hive Collective, Kelly Cushing (foreground), has collaborated with Krista Butt of Cornerstone Custom Framing to bring a new little art gallery to Chilliwack, located right in the downtown framing store. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack group The Eddy J Band performed during the fourth annual Fraser Valley Music Awards in November 2019 in Chilliwack. (Claudia Wyler Photography)

50 nominees announced for Fraser Valley Music Awards

Winners to be named during virtual awards ceremony on Nov. 19

Chilliwack group The Eddy J Band performed during the fourth annual Fraser Valley Music Awards in November 2019 in Chilliwack. (Claudia Wyler Photography)
God is a Scottish Drag Queen – Pandemic Edition is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Nov. 6, 2020. (Submitted)

Comedian returns with COVID-19 edition show at Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Mike Delamont brings show ‘God is a Scottish Drag Queen: Pandemic Edition’ to Chilliwack

God is a Scottish Drag Queen – Pandemic Edition is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Nov. 6, 2020. (Submitted)
The owners of the Hazel House did extensive interior renovations on the home, including turning a downstairs bathroom into a bar. (Heritage Chilliwack Society)

Chilliwack Heritage Society’s ‘On the Porch’ video series shines spotlight on historic homes

Four episodes have been produced so far, featuring the Gwynne Vaughan House and others

The owners of the Hazel House did extensive interior renovations on the home, including turning a downstairs bathroom into a bar. (Heritage Chilliwack Society)
Abbotsford author Katrina Wiggins has been shortlisted for the Page Turner Award eBook Award for her young adult novel, Blind the Eyes.

Abbotsford author shortlisted for literary award for young adult novel

Katrina Wiggins’ book Blind the Eyes is about climate crisis and monsters

Abbotsford author Katrina Wiggins has been shortlisted for the Page Turner Award eBook Award for her young adult novel, Blind the Eyes.
Someone needs a manicure? The She Devil pursues Jvck Wilde in a cinematic music video about struggling with mental illness. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack hip-hop artist Jvck Wilde produces She Devil music video

Dark, chilling and very cinematic, Wilde produces a gripping video on a tight budget

Someone needs a manicure? The She Devil pursues Jvck Wilde in a cinematic music video about struggling with mental illness. (Submitted photo)
Local photographer Wolf Drescher spotted film crews set up along Esplanade Avenue in front of Canwest Art Gallery on the Lake on Thursday, October 1. Film production crews working on ‘Solitary’ will be around the area until close to the end of the month. (Contributed Photo/Wolf Drescher)

“Solitary” Update: Dramatic action scene to be filmed in Agassiz

‘Solitary’ will film a break-in, getaway at Kent Outdoors

Local photographer Wolf Drescher spotted film crews set up along Esplanade Avenue in front of Canwest Art Gallery on the Lake on Thursday, October 1. Film production crews working on ‘Solitary’ will be around the area until close to the end of the month. (Contributed Photo/Wolf Drescher)
C-Jay Bryce, 15, (foreground) has been short-listed by Netflix for their animation series Song of Ghosts. They are seen here with their 17-year-old sister Carmelle Bryce who is part of the team of teens. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack teen pitches animation series to Netflix, gets short-listed

Out of more than 20,000 entries, C-Jay Bryce’s show ‘The Song of Ghosts’ moves on to next round

C-Jay Bryce, 15, (foreground) has been short-listed by Netflix for their animation series Song of Ghosts. They are seen here with their 17-year-old sister Carmelle Bryce who is part of the team of teens. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Mixed media artist Krista Kilvert is seen beside her piece ‘Cultivating Data’ on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. Her solo show, Relic, is at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre until Nov. 21, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack artist hopes solo show ‘Relic’ will stimulate thought about environment

Krista Kilvert’s mixed media show is currently on display at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Mixed media artist Krista Kilvert is seen beside her piece ‘Cultivating Data’ on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. Her solo show, Relic, is at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre until Nov. 21, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Krystle Dos Santos performs live at Bozzini’s on Nov. 12. (Submitted)

Mix of music genres in fall lineup coming to Bozzini’s in Chilliwack

Local roots and blues artist Brandon Isaak kicks off season, Tom Petty tribute artist, others follow

Krystle Dos Santos performs live at Bozzini’s on Nov. 12. (Submitted)
The painting ‘Revelstoke National Park’ (right) by Chilliwack artist Errol Brimacombe is one of more than 300 pieces of artwork in the virtual Hands Across the Pacific international art show. (Canadian International Cultural Exchange Society)

Virtual international art show by Chilliwack woman like stepping through a real gallery

The Hands Across the Pacific exhibition features 300 artists worldwide, three from Chilliwack

The painting ‘Revelstoke National Park’ (right) by Chilliwack artist Errol Brimacombe is one of more than 300 pieces of artwork in the virtual Hands Across the Pacific international art show. (Canadian International Cultural Exchange Society)
Some of the work created by members of the Fraser Valley Watermedia Society. The group is having its first online show, due to the pandemic, for the month of November. (Fraser Valley Watermedia Society)

Fraser Valley artists move group show online due to COVID-19

The Fraser Valley Watermedia Society’s online show runs for the month of November

Some of the work created by members of the Fraser Valley Watermedia Society. The group is having its first online show, due to the pandemic, for the month of November. (Fraser Valley Watermedia Society)
Ted Kim of Dear Father takes Boomerang Four into the HUB International Theatre at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Oct. 17. (Submitted)

Boomerang concert series featuring young Chilliwack musicians returns to Cultural Centre

Ted Kim of the Chilliwack band Dear Father will head the lineup of musicians

Ted Kim of Dear Father takes Boomerang Four into the HUB International Theatre at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Oct. 17. (Submitted)
Artist Kevin Stone made this 3,000-pound stainless steel falcon, seen here on display outside his business on Rowat Avenue in Chilliwack on Sept. 29, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack metal sculptor looking for buyer for $350K falcon

Kevin Stone was supposed to bring 3,000-pound bird to luxury show in Vegas, but it was cancelled

Artist Kevin Stone made this 3,000-pound stainless steel falcon, seen here on display outside his business on Rowat Avenue in Chilliwack on Sept. 29, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Harkirat Kaur Chahal of Chilliwack was one of the two finalists of the Dhahan Prize for Best Punjabi Fiction in the World for her novel Aadam Grehan (Humanity’s Eclipse). (Submitted)

Chilliwack author wins $10k and global recognition for Punjabi novel on gender identification

Harkirat Kaur Chahal was one of two finalists in the Dhahan Prize for Punjabi Literature

Harkirat Kaur Chahal of Chilliwack was one of the two finalists of the Dhahan Prize for Best Punjabi Fiction in the World for her novel Aadam Grehan (Humanity’s Eclipse). (Submitted)
The 2020 Fraser Valley Music Awards are set for Nov. 19. (Submitted)

Over $10,000 up for grabs at 2020 Fraser Valley Music Awards

Fifth annual event accepting submissions until Oct. 19, show set for Nov. 19

The 2020 Fraser Valley Music Awards are set for Nov. 19. (Submitted)