Chilliwack Progress Staff

Prism’s Henry Small is at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Saturday, May 28. (Submitted)

Henry Small returns to Chilliwack for intimate evening of music

Small and his electric violin coming to Chilliwack Cultural Centre for cabaret-style concert

Prism’s Henry Small is at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Saturday, May 28. (Submitted)
Boomerang Eight with Emily Wright is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on May 14, 2022. (Submitted)

Blend of classical and jazz for final Boomerang concert at Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Music by several young Chilliwack artists will include solos, duets, small ensembles

Boomerang Eight with Emily Wright is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on May 14, 2022. (Submitted)
Taven Floyd Christensen. (RCMP handout)

Missing Chilliwack teenager not seen for a week

RCMP asking for public help to find 16-year-old Taven Floyd Christensen

Taven Floyd Christensen. (RCMP handout)
RCMP logo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

UPDATE: Missing Abbotsford woman last seen in Chilliwack found safe

‘The RCMP are pleased to confirm the 32-year-old female reported missing has been located’

RCMP logo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Ragmop Theatre is a collaboration between clown and movement artist Nayana Fielkov, and circus artist Matthew 'Poki' McCorkle. (Ragmop Theatre)

Visual artists bring clowning, physical comedy to Chilliwack stage with Hotel Vortruba

‘Hotel Vortruba has elements of both visual splendour and playfulness,’ says performer

Ragmop Theatre is a collaboration between clown and movement artist Nayana Fielkov, and circus artist Matthew 'Poki' McCorkle. (Ragmop Theatre)
Works by Karen Ireland (left), Jeannette Bittman (right) and Mary-Lee Merz (not pictured) are on display at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre until May 14. (Submitted)

3 female artists come together for ‘Figuration and Abstraction’ at Chilliwack art gallery

Artwork by Jeannette Bittman, Karen Ireland, Mary-Lee Merz on display at Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Works by Karen Ireland (left), Jeannette Bittman (right) and Mary-Lee Merz (not pictured) are on display at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre until May 14. (Submitted)
RCMP are asking for the public’s help to locate Bret Lance McLaren, 29, who was last seen on Feb. 12, 2022 in Chilliwack. (RCMP)

RCMP ask public to help find missing 29-year-old Chilliwack man

Bret Lance McLaren last seen Feb. 12 in Chilliwack

RCMP are asking for the public’s help to locate Bret Lance McLaren, 29, who was last seen on Feb. 12, 2022 in Chilliwack. (RCMP)
Dean and Shari Rainkie bought a Set for Life lottery ticket at the Eagle Landing Walmart in Chilliwack and won $675,000. (BCLC photo)

Chilliwack couple ‘Set for Life’ after a shopping trip for a bathing suit

Shari and Dean Rainkie win $675,000 off ticket purchased at Eagle Landing Walmart

Dean and Shari Rainkie bought a Set for Life lottery ticket at the Eagle Landing Walmart in Chilliwack and won $675,000. (BCLC photo)
Helen Mobach of Abbotsford has translated from Dutch into English the story of her husband’s family during the Second World War. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford woman translates Dutch book about husband’s family during Second World War

Mobach family of eight survived concentration camps in Java, Indonesia

Helen Mobach of Abbotsford has translated from Dutch into English the story of her husband’s family during the Second World War. (Submitted photo)
The Geekenders theatre troupe returns to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre with their newest show Pokemon A-Go-Go on April 16. (Chelsey Stuyt)

Geekenders theatre troupe brings adult show ‘Pokemon A-Go-Go’ to Chilliwack

Vegas-style burlesque show combines striptease, comedy and Pokemon

The Geekenders theatre troupe returns to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre with their newest show Pokemon A-Go-Go on April 16. (Chelsey Stuyt)
Boomerang Seven – Sarah Wills is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Feb. 26. (Submitted)

Mix of traditional jazz, gypsy jazz and acoustic music at Boomerang concert in Chilliwack

Boomerang Seven with Sarah Wills is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Boomerang Seven – Sarah Wills is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Feb. 26. (Submitted)
Saniya Abilmajineva and Hiroto Saito. (Kathy Ward photo)

Romeo and Juliet ballet to grace Chilliwack stage on Valentine’s Day

Ballet Jörgen brings romantic ballet to Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Saniya Abilmajineva and Hiroto Saito. (Kathy Ward photo)
The Comic Strippers - Fully Clothed! includes Roman Danylo, Denise Jones and Chris Casillan. (Submitted)

Comic Strippers return to Chilliwack, fully dressed, for an evening improv

The Comic Strippers - Fully Clothed! is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre

The Comic Strippers - Fully Clothed! includes Roman Danylo, Denise Jones and Chris Casillan. (Submitted)
From left, Brett Marten, Joey Smith and Marc Atkinson make up the Marc Atkinson Trio. They will be at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Feb. 4. (Submitted)

Music by Marc Atkinson Trio to fill Chilliwack Cultural Centre theatre

Trio pushes boundaries of guitar playing with technically demanding, rhythmically pulsing music

From left, Brett Marten, Joey Smith and Marc Atkinson make up the Marc Atkinson Trio. They will be at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Feb. 4. (Submitted)
Oboist Emma Ringrose will be performing alongside pianists Marcel and Elizabeth Bergmann for concert Oboe d’amour on Feb. 4. (Submitted)

Oboist joins piano duo for classical music concert at Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Emma Ringrose will be performing alongside pianists Marcel and Elizabeth Bergmann

Oboist Emma Ringrose will be performing alongside pianists Marcel and Elizabeth Bergmann for concert Oboe d’amour on Feb. 4. (Submitted)
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Cricket tournament in Chilliwack to support Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation

New event open to those who are not familiar with the sport but would love to learn

(Submitted)
Firefighters had to work quickly when this red Mustang convertible caught fire mere metres from a bank of gas pumps at the Popkum Esso. (Paul Henderson photo)

Popkum firefighters work fast when Mustang catches fire near Esso gas pumps

Car was fully involved and parked just metres from a bank of pumps

Firefighters had to work quickly when this red Mustang convertible caught fire mere metres from a bank of gas pumps at the Popkum Esso. (Paul Henderson photo)
The Fraser Valley Regional Library is having a virtual ‘Sphero SPRK+ Robot Challenge’ on Wednesday, May 19. (Submitted)

From reading to robots: Here’s a list of upcoming events at the Fraser Valley Regional Library

Virtual events for the month of May include teen games hangout, Star Wars trivia day

The Fraser Valley Regional Library is having a virtual ‘Sphero SPRK+ Robot Challenge’ on Wednesday, May 19. (Submitted)
NDP candidate for Chilliwack-Kent, Kelli Paddon, is seen on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 outside the district electoral office at Chilliwack Mall with her family (from left) 13-year-old daughter Rory, husband Drew, and 15-year-old son Nic. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

NDP’s Kelli Paddon is the new MLA for Chilliwack-Kent after mail-in ballot count

Two weeks after Election Day and two days of counting, Paddon unseats incumbent Laurie Throness

NDP candidate for Chilliwack-Kent, Kelli Paddon, is seen on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 outside the district electoral office at Chilliwack Mall with her family (from left) 13-year-old daughter Rory, husband Drew, and 15-year-old son Nic. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Clockwise from top left, Amanda Leduc, David A Robertson and Andrea Warner will be part of the virtual 2020 Fraser Valley Literary Festival on Nov. 20, 2020. (Facebook)

Fraser Valley Literary Festival goes online for 2020

It’ll be a virtual event celebrating writers and readers in the Fraser Valley this year

Clockwise from top left, Amanda Leduc, David A Robertson and Andrea Warner will be part of the virtual 2020 Fraser Valley Literary Festival on Nov. 20, 2020. (Facebook)