Arts

Compared to last year, Sharon Dueck (left) and Lee-Ann Hendrickson of All About Expos invested quadruple the time and effort as a result of the province’s ever-changing COVID-19 regulations, trying to bring the Christmas Gifts Pop-Up Mall to Chilliwack Heritage Park. After Dr. Bonnie Henry’s most recent announcement on Nov. 19, they were forced to cancel the in-person event and move it online. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Pop-up mall in Chilliwack forced to cancel due to new regulations, moves online

Organizers went ‘above and beyond’ to bring mom-and-pop vendors to Chilliwack, then plans changed again

 

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

 

The theatre at Imagine High was once the theatre for a bustling theatre program for the University of the Fraser Valley. Students will once again fill the space as the Chilliwack School District has taken over the space for their new arts and tech high school, opening in 2021. (Submitted photo)

Collaboration a big part of Chilliwack’s newest high school

Imagine High will eventually be home to 700 students and registration is almost open

 

This year’s Monsoon Festival will still feature workshops but from the comfort of participants’ homes as the festival turns digital for 2020. (South Asian Arts Society)

Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts turns digital for fifth anniversary

The festival celebrates South Asian artists and performers

This year’s Monsoon Festival will still feature workshops but from the comfort of participants’ homes as the festival turns digital for 2020. (South Asian Arts Society)
Home Depot’s Debbie Walker (left) shows Josephine Charlie (right) and Ruby Ord of UFV some of the kids workshop kits on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 as store manager Aaron Hale looks on. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Donated workshop kits help keep Chilliwack kids busy during pandemic

Home Depot donated more than 100 kids workshop kits to UFV’s Community Craft Time project

Home Depot’s Debbie Walker (left) shows Josephine Charlie (right) and Ruby Ord of UFV some of the kids workshop kits on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 as store manager Aaron Hale looks on. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
UFV employees Ruby Ord (right) and Jerri-Lynne Cameron assemble rock-painting kits for children and their families at the Chilliwack campus on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

UFV employees hand out arts-and-craft kits to Chilliwack families during COVID-19 pandemic

The kits feature painting messages of support on rocks, making thank-you cards for essential workers

UFV employees Ruby Ord (right) and Jerri-Lynne Cameron assemble rock-painting kits for children and their families at the Chilliwack campus on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Three concerts in two weeks at Bozzini’s Upstairs Lounge in Chilliwack

Three concerts in two weeks at Bozzini’s Upstairs Lounge in Chilliwack

Jon Brooks and Lynne Hanson are up first, followed by WiL and then Dan Bern for February concerts

  • Jan 22, 2020
Three concerts in two weeks at Bozzini’s Upstairs Lounge in Chilliwack
Through amazing displays of contortion, flexibility and control, The Peking Acrobats of China test the limits of human ability. (Submitted)

Peking Acrobats bring extraordinary exhibition of agility, athleticism and grace to Chilliwack

They will perform in beautiful costumes with dazzling special effects and live musicians

  • Jan 20, 2020
Through amazing displays of contortion, flexibility and control, The Peking Acrobats of China test the limits of human ability. (Submitted)
Ballet Victoria’s Paul Destrooper Brings Dance to the People

Ballet Victoria’s Paul Destrooper Brings Dance to the People

Former dancer is now the artistic and executive director

  • Sep 11, 2018
Ballet Victoria’s Paul Destrooper Brings Dance to the People