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Kassandra Clack of Abbotsford has been named one of 18 finalists in the Jim Beam Virtual National Talent Search, taking place in June.

Fraser Valley country singer Kassandra Clack a finalist in national talent search

18 finalists vie to win Jim Beam Virtual National Talent Search in June

Harrison country artist Todd Richard adjusts his camera before filming “Green and Blue” as sung by he and the students of Harrison Hot Springs Elementary. (Adam Louis/Observer)

VIDEO: Harrison elementary students team up with country artist, pay tribute to frontline workers

Students sang “Green and Blue” with Todd Richard as part of Music Monday

The Fraser Valley Watermedia Society normally holds its art shows in person, but its spring show this year is being held online, starting May 1. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Fraser Valley Watermedia Society presents online show throughout May

Show opens May 1 and features a variety of new paintings by local artists

The Fraser Valley Watermedia Society normally holds its art shows in person, but its spring show this year is being held online, starting May 1. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Sasquatch Days typically takes place in May but has been canceled the past two years due to COVID-19. The Sts’ailes First Nation recently announced this year’s cancelation. (Photo/Tourism Harrison)

2021 Sasquatch Days canceled due to COVID-19

Second year in a row the pandemic canceled this event

Sasquatch Days typically takes place in May but has been canceled the past two years due to COVID-19. The Sts’ailes First Nation recently announced this year’s cancelation. (Photo/Tourism Harrison)
Sunshine Valley’s Ashley Pater appears in her new music video “Stuck on You.” Pater has been hard at work creating new music and participating in virtual events and tours. (Screenshot/Ashley Pater)

Sunshine Valley’s Ashley Pater releases new single

‘Stuck on You’ has been viewed more than 20,000 times

Sunshine Valley’s Ashley Pater appears in her new music video “Stuck on You.” Pater has been hard at work creating new music and participating in virtual events and tours. (Screenshot/Ashley Pater)
Todd Richard recently released “Green and Blue,” a heartfelt country ballad thanking the front-line workers battling against the pandemic. (Screenshot/ Todd Richard)

Harrison country artist Todd Richard releases ‘Green and Blue,’ a tribute to frontline workers

Richard’s new single has been viewed more than 3,000 times on his YouTube channel

Todd Richard recently released “Green and Blue,” a heartfelt country ballad thanking the front-line workers battling against the pandemic. (Screenshot/ Todd Richard)
Langley’s Dallas Smith, seen here at the JUNO Awards in 2017, is among performers during the 2021 Canuck Country Rocks benefit concert, online on Thursday, April 29. (Photo: Youtube)
Langley’s Dallas Smith, seen here at the JUNO Awards in 2017, is among performers during the 2021 Canuck Country Rocks benefit concert, online on Thursday, April 29. (Photo: Youtube)
UFV Theatre’s fourth-year Devised Theatre class presents its final project from April 8 to 10. Devised Theatre Showcase, No Strings Attached will be presented online via Zoom. (Submitted photo)

Sock puppets part of UFV Devised Theatre final project

Fourth-year students present production online from April 8 to 10

UFV Theatre’s fourth-year Devised Theatre class presents its final project from April 8 to 10. Devised Theatre Showcase, No Strings Attached will be presented online via Zoom. (Submitted photo)
The winners’ artwork from the Xyólheméylh Gratitude Art Contest will be turned into thank-you cards for the Fraser Valley Aboriginal Children and Family Services Society. (Submitted)

Winners announced in provincewide Indigenous youth ‘gratitude’ art contest by Fraser Valley society

Winners’ artwork from Xyólheméylh Gratitude Art Contest to be turned into thank-you cards

The winners’ artwork from the Xyólheméylh Gratitude Art Contest will be turned into thank-you cards for the Fraser Valley Aboriginal Children and Family Services Society. (Submitted)
The cast and crew of UFV Theatre’s Pariah (The Outcast) are preparing for the live-streamed Zoom production, which runs March 24 to 27.

UFV Theatre presents virtual performance of Pariah (The Outcast)

Live-streamed Zoom one-act play runs from March 24 to 27

The cast and crew of UFV Theatre’s Pariah (The Outcast) are preparing for the live-streamed Zoom production, which runs March 24 to 27.
Rocky LaRock in The Reach Gallery Museum looking at his carving of Sasquatch. (Youtube/Screenshot)

VIDEO: Sasquatch featured in new video with Sts’ailes carver Rocky LaRock

The video is part of LaRock’s gallery at The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford

Rocky LaRock in The Reach Gallery Museum looking at his carving of Sasquatch. (Youtube/Screenshot)
Harvest Cafe on Mill Street has created a new donut to celebrate the Disney film Flora and Ulysses, which was filmed in part at the Chilliwack eatery. (Submitted photo)

Nutty doughnut at Chilliwack cafe celebrates release of Disney film

Harvest Cafe was used for a set in recently released family film, Flora & Ulysses

Harvest Cafe on Mill Street has created a new donut to celebrate the Disney film Flora and Ulysses, which was filmed in part at the Chilliwack eatery. (Submitted photo)
Core band members Elizabeth Rodriguez and Magdelys Savigne will be bringing Okan’s powerful Latin music to the Harrison Festival, with a beach-side concert and Cuban music workshop. (Contributed)

Harrison Festival Society brings Latin vibe to virtual concert

Okan and Mazacote will be performing on March 26 in concert-goers living rooms

Core band members Elizabeth Rodriguez and Magdelys Savigne will be bringing Okan’s powerful Latin music to the Harrison Festival, with a beach-side concert and Cuban music workshop. (Contributed)
Chilliwack’s Ryan Wugalter with his kids, three-year-old Mira and 15-month-old Solomon. Wugalter recently released his children’s album Super Giraffe. (Submitted)

Chilliwack father releases children’s album, songs about superhero giraffe and not eating magnets

Inspiration for Ryan Wugalter’s new album ‘Super Giraffe’ came from his two young kids

Chilliwack’s Ryan Wugalter with his kids, three-year-old Mira and 15-month-old Solomon. Wugalter recently released his children’s album Super Giraffe. (Submitted)
Abbotsford’s Kris Collins turned to TikTok out of boredom when the provincial COVID-19 lockdown began in March 2020. She now has over 23 million followers on the video app. Photo: Submitted
Abbotsford’s Kris Collins turned to TikTok out of boredom when the provincial COVID-19 lockdown began in March 2020. She now has over 23 million followers on the video app. Photo: Submitted
Kathleen Gros will be helping local creatives explore the intersection of words and pictures through comic books in an upcoming online workshop.

Vancouver graphic novelist to share skills in online workshop with Agassiz Library

Kathleen Gros will be leading the Magical World of Words and Pictures workshop on March 6

Kathleen Gros will be helping local creatives explore the intersection of words and pictures through comic books in an upcoming online workshop.
Local singer-songwriter Corey Primus has released his newest single ‘Things That Matter Most.’ (Corey Primus/Contributed)

Harrison songwriter releases new single for small-town life

Corey Primus’ ‘Things That Matter Most’ aims to take listeners home to their own small town

Local singer-songwriter Corey Primus has released his newest single ‘Things That Matter Most.’ (Corey Primus/Contributed)
Silver-Hope Dance Academy has a new location in the United Church Hall on Queen Street. (Photo/Adam Louis)

Silver-Hope Dance Academy moves to United Church Hall

It is now located at 310 Queen Street in Hope

Silver-Hope Dance Academy has a new location in the United Church Hall on Queen Street. (Photo/Adam Louis)
Lucas Simpson’s solo exhibition is on display in the O’Connor Group Art Gallery at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre from Feb. 8 to March 19. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Arts and culture aplenty in downtown Chilliwack

At least five different exhibitions have opened in recent weeks in Chilliwack

Lucas Simpson’s solo exhibition is on display in the O’Connor Group Art Gallery at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre from Feb. 8 to March 19. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)