Greg Laychak

Art and visitors filled the Agassiz United Church on Saturday for the 57th annual Monday Painters art show.

VIDEO: Monday Painters celebrate 57 years

Local art group approaches six decades of exhibits

Art and visitors filled the Agassiz United Church on Saturday for the 57th annual Monday Painters art show.
Anthony Powell poses with the Easter Bunny and Kilby’s events coordinator Marian Termeer (left) for his father during the Easter festivities at the historic site on Sunday.

VIDEO: Kilby Easter offered egg hunt, chicks and more

First event of the season attracts many visitors despite wet weather

Anthony Powell poses with the Easter Bunny and Kilby’s events coordinator Marian Termeer (left) for his father during the Easter festivities at the historic site on Sunday.
Sean Karemaker shows one of his long-form comics during a workshop at the Agassiz Library on Saturday.

VIDEO: Sean Karemaker teaches and inspires in Agassiz

The Vancouver artist showed his work and offered storytelling tips

Sean Karemaker shows one of his long-form comics during a workshop at the Agassiz Library on Saturday.
Cynthia Berge, founding member and director of ACES, holds a packet of seeds that were given away Friday night at the exchange.

VIDEO: ACES exchange plants seeds of change

Community hall was full for seed exchange, market and presentations.

Cynthia Berge, founding member and director of ACES, holds a packet of seeds that were given away Friday night at the exchange.
Playing school in the Pioneer Village museum Saturday during the Atchelitz Threshermen’s Association open house, left to right: Jaylynn and James Piecewicz and their grandparents Wayne and Jillian Amit.

VIDEO: Atchelitz Threshermen’s Association hosts open house

Group celebrates Heritage BC Week and Canada 150 grant

Playing school in the Pioneer Village museum Saturday during the Atchelitz Threshermen’s Association open house, left to right: Jaylynn and James Piecewicz and their grandparents Wayne and Jillian Amit.
David Schaepe (left) and Chief David Jimmie (right) flip through “Being Ts’elxwéyeqw.” The two were instrumental in the book’s creation.

VIDEO: “Being Ts’elxweyeqw” book officially launched

Ts’elxwéyeqw tribe captures history with new book in a manner true to cultural form

David Schaepe (left) and Chief David Jimmie (right) flip through “Being Ts’elxwéyeqw.” The two were instrumental in the book’s creation.
Justin Setchay, 10, caught on quickly during his first experience with the FVRL’s Sphero Sprk+ programmable robot during a hands-on demo at the Chilliwack Library on Saturday.

VIDEO: Sphero programmable robot rolled out at Chilliwack Library

With kids already learning coding skills at school, local libraries offer access to fun practice

Justin Setchay, 10, caught on quickly during his first experience with the FVRL’s Sphero Sprk+ programmable robot during a hands-on demo at the Chilliwack Library on Saturday.
Chilliwack resident Kaila Peters holds a uniquely-textured gargoyle gecko during the All About Kids and Family Expo at Chilliwack Heritage Park on Saturday.

VIDEO: Family fun at All About Kids Expo

From face painting to virtual reality, there was plenty to keep kids—and adults—occupied.

Chilliwack resident Kaila Peters holds a uniquely-textured gargoyle gecko during the All About Kids and Family Expo at Chilliwack Heritage Park on Saturday.
Agassiz resident Sarah Gawdin and her daughter Amelia paint fireworks during Family Fun Day at the Community Recreation and Cultural Centre Saturday.

VIDEO: Plenty of Family Day fun around community

Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs host family events filled with activities.

Agassiz resident Sarah Gawdin and her daughter Amelia paint fireworks during Family Fun Day at the Community Recreation and Cultural Centre Saturday.
Chilliwack drone racer Norm Bedard (left) goes up against league competition Saturday night in a series of heats to determine finalists during the Winter Indoor Series at Chilliwack Heritage Park.

VIDEO: Drone race in Chilliwack kicks off west coast league in new year

Indoor course starts 2018 for B.C.-wide group at Heritage Park

Chilliwack drone racer Norm Bedard (left) goes up against league competition Saturday night in a series of heats to determine finalists during the Winter Indoor Series at Chilliwack Heritage Park.
A front view of the CP Holiday Train before its departure from Agassiz.

Gallery: CP Holiday Train rolls through Agassiz

Canadian Pacific holiday show delights locals and visitors

A front view of the CP Holiday Train before its departure from Agassiz.
Instructor April Wilding helps Neela Gladue make a snowman ornament from a repurposed canning lid.

VIDEO: Christmas crafts in Hope

Hope residents get crafty for the holidays

Instructor April Wilding helps Neela Gladue make a snowman ornament from a repurposed canning lid.
Leigh-Anne Mills receives her turkey lunch plate at Kilby Historic Site Sunday afternoon.

VIDEO: Christmas at Kilby feast kicks off holiday eating

Sold-out event driven by volunteer staff

Leigh-Anne Mills receives her turkey lunch plate at Kilby Historic Site Sunday afternoon.
Skip Alyssa Kyllo of Vernon’s Team Slattery delivers during her squad’s Saturday morning A qualifier win.

VIDEO: B.C. women’s curling teams converge on Hope club

Weekend-long tournament hosts groups from around the province

Skip Alyssa Kyllo of Vernon’s Team Slattery delivers during her squad’s Saturday morning A qualifier win.
Anni Smith (right) shows Johanna (left) and Robin Alexander her hand-made Santa figurine at a booth at the All About Christmas Gifts Expo Friday night at Chilliwack Heritage Park.

VIDEO: This gift expo is “All About Christmas”

More than 200 vendors offer gift ideas as the holiday of giving gets closer

Anni Smith (right) shows Johanna (left) and Robin Alexander her hand-made Santa figurine at a booth at the All About Christmas Gifts Expo Friday night at Chilliwack Heritage Park.
Vendors at the Harrison Beach Hotel Christmas Fair finish off a day at the inaugural event Saturday evening.

VIDEO: Inaugural Christmas fair at Harrison Beach Hotel

Variety of handmade items up for grabs at lakeside venue.

Vendors at the Harrison Beach Hotel Christmas Fair finish off a day at the inaugural event Saturday evening.
Bev Kennedy of the Agassiz-Harrison Historical Society board of directors demonstrates tongue-in-cheek how to hold a tea cup for guests at the fifth annual Dickens Tea fundraiser at Cheam Village Saturday afternoon.

VIDEO: Sipping tea for a good cause

Fifth annual historical society fundraiser sold out again

Bev Kennedy of the Agassiz-Harrison Historical Society board of directors demonstrates tongue-in-cheek how to hold a tea cup for guests at the fifth annual Dickens Tea fundraiser at Cheam Village Saturday afternoon.

VIDEO: Ag Hall Christmas sale

Everything from sweets to sweaters for sale on Saturday at the Agricultural Hall.

Friends were made at Tapadera Estates during the festival.

VIDEO: Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival

This year’s event featured six stops, including viewing points and activity centres.

Friends were made at Tapadera Estates during the festival.
A visitor looks at handmade clay beads and driftwood ornaments made by Michele Tenning from Williams Lake.

VIDEO: Chilliwack Christmas Craft Market

The Arts Council fundraiser gives shoppers a chance to get many holiday purchases under one roof.

A visitor looks at handmade clay beads and driftwood ornaments made by Michele Tenning from Williams Lake.