Arts and Entertainment

Debbie Walker of Chilliwack, seen here on Jan. 7, 2021, is one of the two Fraser Valley co-founders of Soteria Protection Agency, an L.A.-based, female-driven personal security agency. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack woman launches female-driven security agency based out of L.A.

Soteria Protection Agency for folks in entertainment industry, founded by two Fraser Valley women

 

Leonard Hodgins released his seven-song EP, A Date, with Disaster, on Jan. 4, 2021. (Submitted)

‘Silver lining’ to pandemic as Chilliwack musician finds inspiration, releases new album

Leonard Hodgins released his EP ‘A Date, with Disaster’ at the beginning of 2021

 

Great Big Sea’s Alan Doyle (center) sings “Ordinary Day” with a virtual choir of 200 physicians from all over Canada. The video draws attention to A Dollar A Day Foundation, which supports those suffering with mental health and addiction issues. (Screenshot/YouTube)

VIDEO: 200-physician choir sings to benefit mental health, addiction recovery

Led by Great Big Sea’s Alan Doyle, the video calls attention to mental health needs

 

Dancer Carolyn Currey performed to O Holy Night on Thursday (Dec. 10) at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford. (Screengrab from video)

VIDEO: Ballerina presents surprise park performance in Abbotsford

Carolyn Currey dances to Christmas classic O Holy Night

Dancer Carolyn Currey performed to O Holy Night on Thursday (Dec. 10) at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford. (Screengrab from video)
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)
FILE - In this Jan. 23, 1987 file photo, actor Sean Connery holds a rose in his hand as he talks about his new movie “The Name of the Rose” at a news conference in London. Scottish actor Sean Connery, considered by many to have been the best James Bond, has died aged 90, according to an announcement from his family. (AP Photo/Gerald Penny, File)

Actor Sean Connery, the ‘original’ James Bond, dies at 90

Oscar-winner was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 1987 file photo, actor Sean Connery holds a rose in his hand as he talks about his new movie “The Name of the Rose” at a news conference in London. Scottish actor Sean Connery, considered by many to have been the best James Bond, has died aged 90, according to an announcement from his family. (AP Photo/Gerald Penny, File)
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.
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)
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)
Ted Kim of Dear Father takes Boomerang Four into the HUB International Theatre at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Oct. 17. (Submitted)
Ted Kim of Dear Father takes Boomerang Four into the HUB International Theatre at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Oct. 17. (Submitted)
Tourists and film crew members milled about on Esplanade Avenue in Harrison during the filming of “Neverbrides.” “Solitary” will be filming in East Sector Park. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Tourists and film crew members milled about on Esplanade Avenue in Harrison during the filming of “Neverbrides.” “Solitary” will be filming in East Sector Park. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Chris Funk redefines wonder as he combines intuition, influence, and illusion with hilarious comedy to provide witty magic that wows. He’s at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre Oct. 9 and 10, 2020. (Submitted to The Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack illusionist Chris Funk brings live magic, music to Cultural Centre

‘You’ll see some creations that have made appearances on some of the largest television shows in the world’

Chris Funk redefines wonder as he combines intuition, influence, and illusion with hilarious comedy to provide witty magic that wows. He’s at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre Oct. 9 and 10, 2020. (Submitted to The Chilliwack Progress)
Frank Kadillac, left, and Adrian Morris of Neon Dreams pose in an undated handout photo. (Warner Music Canada photo)

Neon Dreams and Chantal Kreviazuk test waters of multi-province concert tours

Contact tracing will be in effect, according to websites for several of the venues, and masks will be mandatory

Frank Kadillac, left, and Adrian Morris of Neon Dreams pose in an undated handout photo. (Warner Music Canada photo)
Los Borrachos from Vancouver Island perform in the parking lot of a long-term care home in Williams Lake Tuesday, Sept. 22. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Los Borrachos from Vancouver Island perform in the parking lot of a long-term care home in Williams Lake Tuesday, Sept. 22. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Kíla is set to perform on Saturday, September 26, in a virtual concert. (Contributed graphic/Kíla)

Irish folk supergroup Kíla set to perform on Saturday

Online concert will be available through Harrison Festival Society

Kíla is set to perform on Saturday, September 26, in a virtual concert. (Contributed graphic/Kíla)
Former MasterChef contestant and home cook Tammy Wood is seen here competing on Wall of Chefs for Food Network Canada. The episode featuring the Agassiz chef will air on Tuesday, September 15, at 7 p.m. PST. (Contributed Photo/Sossy Outdoors)

Agassiz chef set to compete on ‘Wall of Chefs’

Tammy Wood is a former MasterChef Canada contestant

Former MasterChef contestant and home cook Tammy Wood is seen here competing on Wall of Chefs for Food Network Canada. The episode featuring the Agassiz chef will air on Tuesday, September 15, at 7 p.m. PST. (Contributed Photo/Sossy Outdoors)
Signage appears as guests attend day one of the Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Toronto. With COVID-19 rattling the entire circuit, resulting in a trimmed Toronto International Film Festival slate that’s mostly online, the industry is looking for new ways to gain momentum for projects that in many cases have been finished remotely during the pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Chris Pizzello, Invision

Filmmakers relying on virtual world to build buzz at Toronto film festival

TIFF’s 45th edition runs Sept. 10-19 with a mix of digital and socially distanced physical screenings

Signage appears as guests attend day one of the Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Toronto. With COVID-19 rattling the entire circuit, resulting in a trimmed Toronto International Film Festival slate that’s mostly online, the industry is looking for new ways to gain momentum for projects that in many cases have been finished remotely during the pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Chris Pizzello, Invision
Filming days for “Neverbrides” often stretched into the night throughout Agassiz-Harrison. (Contributed Photo/Fraser River Lodge)

‘My Best Friend’s Bouquet’: more details released about movie filmed in Agassiz-Harrison

Formerly ‘Neverbrides,’ the film premiers October 10 on the Hallmark Channel

Filming days for “Neverbrides” often stretched into the night throughout Agassiz-Harrison. (Contributed Photo/Fraser River Lodge)