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The Fraser Valley Symphony is seeking new musicians.

Fraser Valley Symphony seeks new musicians

Abbotsford-based group will celebrate its 39th season

Rails, Jails, & Trolleys documents the Indian farmer’s protest and was produced at the South Asian Studies Institute in Abbotsford.

UFV hosting screening of documentary on Indian farmers’ protest

Documentary filmmaker Henna Mann has also created a film about Abbotsford’s historic Gur Sikh Temple

Holly McKeen (left) and Patricia Peters, along with George Rychter (not pictured) have come together for Convergence 2022 at the art gallery in the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Trio of artists from Chilliwack and Hope come together for Convergence 2022 exhibition

Work by Holly McKeen, Patricia Peters and George Rychter on display at Chilliwack Cultural Centre

The Chilliwack Cultural Centre has a bunch of art classes for the fall of 2022. (Chilliwack Cultural Centre)

Costume creating, Stó:lō drum making, painting pet portraits part of fall art classes in Chilliwack

Heaps of kids’ art classes are also coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre this fall

The Chilliwack Cultural Centre has a bunch of art classes for the fall of 2022. (Chilliwack Cultural Centre)
Members of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) gathered for the Summer Faire event, hosted by the local branch called the Shire of Lionsdale, on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022 at Atchelitz Hall in Chilliwack. The event featured archery, thrown weapons, rapier fighting, armoured combat and the Bardic arts. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Re-creating the past as folks step back 100s of years with Summer Faire in Chilliwack

Fraser Valley branch of Society for Creative Anachronism has members from Maple Ridge to Hope

Members of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) gathered for the Summer Faire event, hosted by the local branch called the Shire of Lionsdale, on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022 at Atchelitz Hall in Chilliwack. The event featured archery, thrown weapons, rapier fighting, armoured combat and the Bardic arts. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Shelley Wojcik (foreground) plays Donna in Secondary Characters’ production of Mamma Mia! which is at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre Aug. 11 to 21. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE: ‘Mamma Mia!’ by Chilliwack theatre troupe has been cancelled

Cast members are hoping to bring show to Chilliwack Cultural Centre at later date

Shelley Wojcik (foreground) plays Donna in Secondary Characters’ production of Mamma Mia! which is at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre Aug. 11 to 21. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Jean-Louis (‘JL’) Bleau has been hired as the new executive director of the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Submitted)

Chilliwack Cultural Centre hires new executive director after more than 1 year without one

Jean-Louis Bleau of Calgary will take on the position which was left vacant in June 2021

Jean-Louis (‘JL’) Bleau has been hired as the new executive director of the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Submitted)
Tymisha Harris as Josephine in the upcoming show. (Eleonora Briscoe)

Bria Skonberg, Johnny Cash musical, kids’ shows all part of Chilliwack Cultural Centre fall lineup

Energetic dance performances, enthralling theatre shows, diverse collection of music shows

Tymisha Harris as Josephine in the upcoming show. (Eleonora Briscoe)
Greendale Acres has partnered with Science World for this year’s Chilliwack Corn Maze design. (Greendale Acres)

Corn maze design features T. rex as Science World partners with Greendale Acres in Chilliwack

Playful corn maze design makes connection between prehistoric dinosaur and chicken

Greendale Acres has partnered with Science World for this year’s Chilliwack Corn Maze design. (Greendale Acres)
Moontock of Surrey is the recipient of the Dakota Leslie Memorial Fan Vote in the 2022 Fraser Valley Music Awards.

Winners of 2022 Fraser Valley Music Awards announced in 16 categories

Musicians honoured from across Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley

Moontock of Surrey is the recipient of the Dakota Leslie Memorial Fan Vote in the 2022 Fraser Valley Music Awards.
Movie crews and cast members transformed Black Forest Cafe into PArty Marty’s as filming for “Buddy Games 2” took place throughout Harrison Hot Springs this week. The movie used a variety of locations throughout town. (Adam Louis/Observer)

VIDEO: ‘Buddy Games 2’ films in Harrison Hot Springs

The comedy sequel is directed by, stars Josh Duhamel

Movie crews and cast members transformed Black Forest Cafe into PArty Marty’s as filming for “Buddy Games 2” took place throughout Harrison Hot Springs this week. The movie used a variety of locations throughout town. (Adam Louis/Observer)
An enthusiastic crowd is reflected in the mirrored glasses of Kizaba, a Congolese artist playing the Harrison Festival of the Arts on its final weekend. (Adam Louis/Observer)

PHOTOS: Harrison Festival’s homecoming ends on a high note

The 43rd annual Festival of the Arts drew hundreds to Harrison

An enthusiastic crowd is reflected in the mirrored glasses of Kizaba, a Congolese artist playing the Harrison Festival of the Arts on its final weekend. (Adam Louis/Observer)
The Fraser Valley Music Awards will be presented July 21 in Abbotsford. (Claudia Wyler Photography file photo)

36 nominees announced for Fraser Valley Music Awards

Winners named July 21 during outdoor concert series in Abbotsford

The Fraser Valley Music Awards will be presented July 21 in Abbotsford. (Claudia Wyler Photography file photo)
A drummer from Uzume Taiko plays a taiko drum during the opening concert of the first full day of the 43rd annual Harrison Festival of the Arts on Saturday, July 9. (Adam Louis/Observer) [July 9, 2022]

PHOTOS: After two years, Harrison Festival of the Arts returns to Harrison Lake beachfront

Hundreds of festival-goers welcomed the iconic Harrison Festival back with open arms

A drummer from Uzume Taiko plays a taiko drum during the opening concert of the first full day of the 43rd annual Harrison Festival of the Arts on Saturday, July 9. (Adam Louis/Observer) [July 9, 2022]
Alex Turner’s “Transformations” shows off the work from the Harrison-loving artist over the course of 60 years. It will be the feature exhibit at the Ranger Station Art Gallery during this year’s Harrison Festival of the Arts. (Contributed Art/Alex Turner)
Alex Turner’s “Transformations” shows off the work from the Harrison-loving artist over the course of 60 years. It will be the feature exhibit at the Ranger Station Art Gallery during this year’s Harrison Festival of the Arts. (Contributed Art/Alex Turner)
Hussein Rostum’s solo exhibition Blazing Colours is on display at the O’Connor Group Art Gallery in the Chilliwack Cultural Centre from June 29 to Aug. 6. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack artist brings vibrant, abstract show to cultural centre with Blazing Colours

‘It makes life so much more pleasant to have colour in your life,’ says Hussein Rostum

Hussein Rostum’s solo exhibition Blazing Colours is on display at the O’Connor Group Art Gallery in the Chilliwack Cultural Centre from June 29 to Aug. 6. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Kevin Stone works on a gigantic Elon Musk head on May 27, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Giant Elon Musk head by Chilliwack metal artist now complete, ready to be shipped

Kevin Stone has finished head of half-Elon, half-goat monument for cryptocurrency creators

Kevin Stone works on a gigantic Elon Musk head on May 27, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
AC/DC tribute band Rock or Bust is at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Saturday, July 9. (Submitted photo)

AC/DC tribute band set to rock Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Vancouver-based tribute band Rock or Bust will be in Chilliwack July 9

AC/DC tribute band Rock or Bust is at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Saturday, July 9. (Submitted photo)
Johnny & June comes to Hope Cinema Cafe on July 2.

Johnny June to hit the stage at Hope Cinema

Tribute show is a ‘nostalgic and heartfelt experience of live acoustic music and storytelling’

Johnny & June comes to Hope Cinema Cafe on July 2.
The 2022 Cultus Lake Day parade rolls along 1st Avenue on Saturday, June 25, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Sunshine and smiles as Cultus Lake Day parade rolls through lakeside community

Parade, along with market, activities and more returned after 2 years of cancellations

The 2022 Cultus Lake Day parade rolls along 1st Avenue on Saturday, June 25, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)