Arts and Entertainment

Kids check out artist Chantelle Trainor-Matties in action during the inaugural Vedder River Art Walk on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. The event returns on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Vedder River Art Walk returns to Chilliwack trail this weekend

Outdoor event features more than 25 artists, artisans, musicians along Vedder River

 

Claude “Rocky” LaRock concentrates as he competes in the speed carving competition at this year’s Hope Chainsaw Carving Competition. (Adam Louis/Observer)

VIDEO: Coast Salish artist Rocky LaRock savours this year’s Hope Chainsaw Carving Competition experience

LaRock competed in speed carving, shared good times with old friends in this years competition

 

Cultus Lake Park is hosting Blanc on the Beach, a white-attire fundraiser event, on Saturday, Sept. 11 at Main Beach. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

UPDATE: ‘Blanc on the Beach’ at Cultus Lake postponed

Fundraiser event originally scheduled for September postponed until 2022

 

Emily Taylor Adams singing on the waterfront stage at the ninth annual Bands on the Beach in 2019. (File photo)
Emily Taylor Adams singing on the waterfront stage at the ninth annual Bands on the Beach in 2019. (File photo)
Jason Momoa is seen here as Baba Voss in the Apple+ series “See”, partially filmed in Harrison Mills. Momoa is coming back to Canada to film ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,’ but specific filming locations are currently under wraps. (Photo/Apple)

‘Aquaman’s’ Jason Momoa resurfacing in Canada for sequel

Jason Momoa was last seen in Canada filming ‘See,’ which was shot in Harrison Mills

Jason Momoa is seen here as Baba Voss in the Apple+ series “See”, partially filmed in Harrison Mills. Momoa is coming back to Canada to film ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,’ but specific filming locations are currently under wraps. (Photo/Apple)
The Chilliwack Cultural Centre has put a call out for volunteers. (Submitted)

Chilliwack Cultural Centre searching for volunteers

Guest services volunteers, technical volunteers needed, teens can apply

  • Jul 22, 2021
The Chilliwack Cultural Centre has put a call out for volunteers. (Submitted)
The 2017 annual Agassiz Fall Fair had perfect weather and a great turnout. (Greg Laychak/Observer)

Games and rides rolling in to Agassiz’s 2021 Fall Fair

Announcement from fair organizers met with rejoicing

The 2017 annual Agassiz Fall Fair had perfect weather and a great turnout. (Greg Laychak/Observer)
”Harrison Festival of the Arts: Farm Edition” runs from July 10 to 18 at the family-run Holberg Farm in Agassiz. (Graphic/Harrison Festival Society)

Harrison Festival expands audience capacity amid looser COVID restrictions

Show capacities boosted from 50 to 75 as Festival Society prepares for big week

”Harrison Festival of the Arts: Farm Edition” runs from July 10 to 18 at the family-run Holberg Farm in Agassiz. (Graphic/Harrison Festival Society)
Harrison Hot Springs country singer Todd Richard poses for a photo with Mission firefighters. (Photo/Sarah Plawutski)

VIDEO: Harrison country artist Todd Richard plans for a busy, rockin’ summer

Richard and his band look to live shows as restrictions start to lift

Harrison Hot Springs country singer Todd Richard poses for a photo with Mission firefighters. (Photo/Sarah Plawutski)
A vial of AstraZeneca vaccine is seen at a mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, April 22, 2021. The website for a Broadway theatre showing "Springsteen on Broadway" said it would only allow guests "fully vaccinated with an FDA-approved vaccine" — Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

No Springsteen for you: AstraZeneca not good enough to qualify for Broadway ticket

Victoria area mayor among those unable to attend New York entertainment due to COVID-19 restriction

A vial of AstraZeneca vaccine is seen at a mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, April 22, 2021. The website for a Broadway theatre showing "Springsteen on Broadway" said it would only allow guests "fully vaccinated with an FDA-approved vaccine" — Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Madalyn Clempson, 18, of Chilliwack sings ‘Hiney Yamin Ba-im.’ She won the Intermediate Vocal Canadian Music award at the Performing Arts BC Virtual Provincial Festival. (YouTube)

Chilliwack youth bring home awards from provincial performing arts festival

Chilliwack’s 18-year-old Madalyn Clempson ‘a bit stunned’ to have won Intermediate Vocal Canadian Music

Madalyn Clempson, 18, of Chilliwack sings ‘Hiney Yamin Ba-im.’ She won the Intermediate Vocal Canadian Music award at the Performing Arts BC Virtual Provincial Festival. (YouTube)
The Weeknd attends the LA premiere of “Uncut Gems” at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles on December 11, 2019. Justin Bieber and the Weeknd could be taking home some serious hardware at tonight’s Juno Awards. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision, Richard Shotwell

Juno Awards ring in 50th anniversary; Justin Bieber, the Weeknd lead nominations

Both performers are also among the stacked list of popular artists nominated for fan choice award

The Weeknd attends the LA premiere of “Uncut Gems” at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles on December 11, 2019. Justin Bieber and the Weeknd could be taking home some serious hardware at tonight’s Juno Awards. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision, Richard Shotwell
Set designers transform Civic Square in Harrison Hot Springs into a night market during the filming of “The Willows,” which will be in Harrison until June 8. The Hallmark movie is directed by Jessica Harmon, who also directed “My Best Friend’s Bouquet,” which filmed in Agassiz and Harrison last year. See more photos at agassizharrisobserver.com. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Set designers transform Civic Square in Harrison Hot Springs into a night market during the filming of “The Willows,” which will be in Harrison until June 8. The Hallmark movie is directed by Jessica Harmon, who also directed “My Best Friend’s Bouquet,” which filmed in Agassiz and Harrison last year. See more photos at agassizharrisobserver.com. (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)
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)
Todd Richard sings “Green and Blue” as HHSES students get ready to belt out the chorus during the school’s Music Monday on May 3. He is currently in the running for a top 100 spot in the 2021 Toyota Searchlight competition. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Todd Richard sings “Green and Blue” as HHSES students get ready to belt out the chorus during the school’s Music Monday on May 3. He is currently in the running for a top 100 spot in the 2021 Toyota Searchlight competition. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Kassandra Clack of Abbotsford has been named one of 18 finalists in the Jim Beam Virtual National Talent Search, taking place in June.

Fraser Valley country singer Kassandra Clack a finalist in national talent search

18 finalists vie to win Jim Beam Virtual National Talent Search in June

Kassandra Clack of Abbotsford has been named one of 18 finalists in the Jim Beam Virtual National Talent Search, taking place in June.
Sunshine Valley’s Ashley Pater appears in her new music video “Stuck on You.” Pater has been hard at work creating new music and participating in virtual events and tours. (Screenshot/Ashley Pater)

Sunshine Valley’s Ashley Pater releases new single

‘Stuck on You’ has been viewed more than 20,000 times

Sunshine Valley’s Ashley Pater appears in her new music video “Stuck on You.” Pater has been hard at work creating new music and participating in virtual events and tours. (Screenshot/Ashley Pater)
Todd Richard recently released “Green and Blue,” a heartfelt country ballad thanking the front-line workers battling against the pandemic. (Screenshot/ Todd Richard)

Harrison country artist Todd Richard releases ‘Green and Blue,’ a tribute to frontline workers

Richard’s new single has been viewed more than 3,000 times on his YouTube channel

Todd Richard recently released “Green and Blue,” a heartfelt country ballad thanking the front-line workers battling against the pandemic. (Screenshot/ Todd Richard)
Communities in Bloom volunteer Victor Smith escorts the Rambo statue down Wallace Street on April 1. (Photo/Adam Louis)

VIDEO/PHOTOS: A unique sign of spring: Hope’s Rambo statue back in Memorial Park

The drifter is back, watching over Hope from his high perch

Communities in Bloom volunteer Victor Smith escorts the Rambo statue down Wallace Street on April 1. (Photo/Adam Louis)
Vedrana Ascroft, artist and gallery owner, sits in her Aquamaris Art Gallery in Duncan. Don Denton photo

When the world needs more beauty

Artist Vedrana Ascroft curates her Aquamaris Art Gallery

  • Apr 2, 2021
Vedrana Ascroft, artist and gallery owner, sits in her Aquamaris Art Gallery in Duncan. Don Denton photo