Sarah Gawdin

Postponed due to wet weather, the 96th annual Chilliwack Plowing Match is now being hosted in conjunction with this year’s Rosedale Harvest Festival. Pictured here is Francis Sache during the 2016 Chilliwack Plowing Match. (Greg Knill/The Progress)

Better late than never: time for the 96th annual Chilliwack Plowing Match

Typically held in April, the event was delayed until now due to spring weather issues

Postponed due to wet weather, the 96th annual Chilliwack Plowing Match is now being hosted in conjunction with this year’s Rosedale Harvest Festival. Pictured here is Francis Sache during the 2016 Chilliwack Plowing Match. (Greg Knill/The Progress)
Kelly Gould demonstrates how to make glass beads at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre during last year’s event. (Jenna Hauck/The Progress)

Chilliwack’s culture and arts collide at 8th annual Cultural Collaboration Anniversary Celebration

Held on Oct. 6 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre, this event is free and family-friendly

Kelly Gould demonstrates how to make glass beads at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre during last year’s event. (Jenna Hauck/The Progress)
Chilliwack couple grow giant surprise in small backyard

Chilliwack couple grow giant surprise in small backyard

Although they didn’t plant it, the Rosses grew a towering sunflower in their backyard garden

Chilliwack couple grow giant surprise in small backyard
Late B.C. artist, Ron Huebner, has work shown at Chilliwack gallery

Late B.C. artist, Ron Huebner, has work shown at Chilliwack gallery

Enduring Spirit shows Sept. 20 to Oct. 27 at the O’Connor Group Art Gallery

Late B.C. artist, Ron Huebner, has work shown at Chilliwack gallery
Fred Jackson created this year’s Every Child Matters design for Orange Shirt Day (inset), which is held annually on Sept. 30. Here he is posing next to one of his designs that was installed at Vedder Crossing. (File photo/The Progress)

Chilliwack artist’s design chosen for Orange Shirt Day

Fred Jackson’s design, The Bonding, is the image on this year’s T-shirt for Orange Shirt Day

Fred Jackson created this year’s Every Child Matters design for Orange Shirt Day (inset), which is held annually on Sept. 30. Here he is posing next to one of his designs that was installed at Vedder Crossing. (File photo/The Progress)
Legendary Blues and Boogie Woogie piano master and Juno Award winner Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne dazzles with his lively attire, soulful vocals, and vivacious concert performance. (Submitted)

Check out A Rendezvous with the Blues, Chilliwack’s ultimate evening of boogie-woogie

An evening of incredibly energetic and fresh twist on classic rock ‘n’ roll from the ’40s

Legendary Blues and Boogie Woogie piano master and Juno Award winner Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne dazzles with his lively attire, soulful vocals, and vivacious concert performance. (Submitted)
Award-winning trumpeter, Jens Lindemann, will be joining the Bergmann Duo on Oct. 5, at the Cultural Centre’s Oktoberfest celebration. (Submitted)

Chilliwack celebrates Oktoberfest with Jens Lindemann and the Bergmann Duo

Jens Lindemann is one of Canada’s top trumpet soloists

Award-winning trumpeter, Jens Lindemann, will be joining the Bergmann Duo on Oct. 5, at the Cultural Centre’s Oktoberfest celebration. (Submitted)
The Chilliwack will be hosting next year’s Performing Arts provincial competition, but in the mean time, is looking for sponsors to help make it the best yet. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)                                Chilliwack will be hosting next year’s Performing Arts provincial competition, but is looking for sponsors to help make it the best yet. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)

Chilliwack steps up to the plate and brings music and dance Provicials to town to prevent lag

Sponsors are needed to help knock the 2019 Provincials out of the park

The Chilliwack will be hosting next year’s Performing Arts provincial competition, but in the mean time, is looking for sponsors to help make it the best yet. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)                                Chilliwack will be hosting next year’s Performing Arts provincial competition, but is looking for sponsors to help make it the best yet. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
The Chilliwack and Yarrow FVRL branches are in need of big buddies for their Reading Buddy program, which helps students in grades one through four develop their literacy skills.

Chilliwack and Yarrow libraries in need of reading buddies

The Reading Buddy program helps students in grades one to four develop a love of reading

The Chilliwack and Yarrow FVRL branches are in need of big buddies for their Reading Buddy program, which helps students in grades one through four develop their literacy skills.
Chilliwack firefighter seeking to reunite Rosedale VFD’s old auxiliary fire pump with antique engine

Chilliwack firefighter seeking to reunite Rosedale VFD’s old auxiliary fire pump with antique engine

It’s been four decades, but Pat Liebault is hoping to reunite Rosedale’s auxiliary pump and engine

Chilliwack firefighter seeking to reunite Rosedale VFD’s old auxiliary fire pump with antique engine
The We Got Your Back backpack program helped nearly 1,000 local students this September. (Caleb Vugteveen)

Another successful year for Chilliwack’s ‘We Got Your Back’ backpack program

Sponsored by local businesses, program stocks backpacks with school supplies for students in need

The We Got Your Back backpack program helped nearly 1,000 local students this September. (Caleb Vugteveen)
New ‘meowyoral’ race featuring felines announced by Chilliwack animal shelter

New ‘meowyoral’ race featuring felines announced by Chilliwack animal shelter

Organizers hope the cat election will generate attention for both the shelter and municipal election

New ‘meowyoral’ race featuring felines announced by Chilliwack animal shelter
Jen Sookfong Lee will be featured in this year’s UFV Literary Festival. (Submitted photo)

UFV hosts revitalized Literary Festival featuring some of its previous writers-in-residence

Taking over Mission’s festival, UFV hopes its Literary Festival will be just as popular

Jen Sookfong Lee will be featured in this year’s UFV Literary Festival. (Submitted photo)
Chilliwack’s Imagination Library program gets financial boost

Chilliwack’s Imagination Library program gets financial boost

Baker Newby has will match donations up to $20,000 made to the local Imagination Library progam

Chilliwack’s Imagination Library program gets financial boost
Fraser Valley artist puts her talent to fabric and lands on Vancouver’s fashion runway

Fraser Valley artist puts her talent to fabric and lands on Vancouver’s fashion runway

Anelia Basson will be showcasing her original clothing line at this year’s Vancouver Fashion Week

Fraser Valley artist puts her talent to fabric and lands on Vancouver’s fashion runway
Self-taught Chilliwack artist puts her talent to fabric and lands on Vancouver’s fashion runway

Self-taught Chilliwack artist puts her talent to fabric and lands on Vancouver’s fashion runway

Anelia Basson will be showcasing her original clothing line at Vancouver Fashion Week 2019

Self-taught Chilliwack artist puts her talent to fabric and lands on Vancouver’s fashion runway
Canadian musician Alfie Zappacosta returns to Chilliwack’s Upstairs Lounge

Canadian musician Alfie Zappacosta returns to Chilliwack’s Upstairs Lounge

As part of his Strings Attached tour, this will be Zappacosta’s sixth visit to Bozzini’s

Canadian musician Alfie Zappacosta returns to Chilliwack’s Upstairs Lounge
Chilliwack mom donates more than dollars to those in need

Chilliwack mom donates more than dollars to those in need

If she grows it or was born with it, Chilliwack’s Tara Fangeza is prepared to donate it

Chilliwack mom donates more than dollars to those in need
VIDEO: Chilliwack RCMP member to bike 800 km for kids with cancer

VIDEO: Chilliwack RCMP member to bike 800 km for kids with cancer

Although he’s never been road biked before, Cst. Castonguay is biking from Tsawwassen to Boston Bar

VIDEO: Chilliwack RCMP member to bike 800 km for kids with cancer
Chilliack cheers culture and beer at the 6th annual Fraser Valley Culture and Craft Beer Festival

Chilliack cheers culture and beer at the 6th annual Fraser Valley Culture and Craft Beer Festival

This year’s festival features beer samples, appetizers, live entertainment, and a silent auction

Chilliack cheers culture and beer at the 6th annual Fraser Valley Culture and Craft Beer Festival
Pop-up banner image