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Emily Taylor Adams singing on the waterfront stage at the ninth annual Bands on the Beach. (Chris Duchaine/Black Press Media)

Bands on the Beach 2020 unveils lineup

Old favourites and new songs coming Saturday

Emily Taylor Adams singing on the waterfront stage at the ninth annual Bands on the Beach. (Chris Duchaine/Black Press Media)
The Skeena Paintings by Ava P. Christl were on display at the Ranger Station Art Gallery. (Contributed Photo/Kent Harrison Arts Council)

Ranger Station Art Gallery closed until September

Construction improvements are underway

The Skeena Paintings by Ava P. Christl were on display at the Ranger Station Art Gallery. (Contributed Photo/Kent Harrison Arts Council)
(File photo/Vickie Legere)

Harrison Festival Society weekend workshops postponed

Poor weather forecasts have shelved the workshops for now

(File photo/Vickie Legere)
Ava Christl is the artist in residence at Ranger Station Art Gallery. Amid the pandemic and the closure of the gallery, she has kept herself busy through a variety of art projects. Her works, The Skeena Paintings, are on display now, and Ranger Station is open once more. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Ranger Station artist in residence keeps busy amid pandemic

‘I’d really like to encourage people to really come out and support the arts,’ Ava Christl says

Ava Christl is the artist in residence at Ranger Station Art Gallery. Amid the pandemic and the closure of the gallery, she has kept herself busy through a variety of art projects. Her works, The Skeena Paintings, are on display now, and Ranger Station is open once more. (Adam Louis/Observer)
File Photo/Bob Lampert

Vancouver Porsche Club rolling into Harrison this Saturday

Car show starts at about 10:30 a.m. at boat launch

File Photo/Bob Lampert
Bands on the Beach 2020 goes virtual

Bands on the Beach 2020 goes virtual

Lineup not yet announced by Tourism Harrison

Bands on the Beach 2020 goes virtual
Jill Barber is scheduled to perform at the Holberg Farm on August 15. Barber is a three-time JUNO Award nominated singer-songwriter. Tickets are available online at www.harrisonfestival.com (Contributed Photo/Harrison Festival Society)

Harrison Festival Society: Jill Barber up next in Still Running Concert series

Three-time JUNO nominee is set to perform in Agassiz on August 15

Jill Barber is scheduled to perform at the Holberg Farm on August 15. Barber is a three-time JUNO Award nominated singer-songwriter. Tickets are available online at www.harrisonfestival.com (Contributed Photo/Harrison Festival Society)
PHOTOS: ‘Neverbrides’ films at Fraser River Lodge

PHOTOS: ‘Neverbrides’ films at Fraser River Lodge

Harrison Hot Springs was not the only place in Agassiz-Harrison that saw…

PHOTOS: ‘Neverbrides’ films at Fraser River Lodge
A circle of participants watch Beny Esguerra demonstrate traditional Afro-Colombian music in this 2017 photo. Esguerra is back for a 2020 performance for the Still Running Online concert series brought to you by the Harrison Festival Society (File Photo)
A circle of participants watch Beny Esguerra demonstrate traditional Afro-Colombian music in this 2017 photo. Esguerra is back for a 2020 performance for the Still Running Online concert series brought to you by the Harrison Festival Society (File Photo)
Art classes resume at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre under strict new protocols. (Submitted/ Chilliwak Progress)

Classes, theatre re-open at Chilliwack Cultural Centre under strict protocols

Smaller classes sizes, mandatory masks are some of the new rules at Chilliwack Cultural Centre

  • Jul 31, 2020
Art classes resume at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre under strict new protocols. (Submitted/ Chilliwak Progress)
The Cultus Lake Flower Festival is now open at 4215 Wilson Rd. in Yarrow. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Cultus Lake Flower Fest returns with more variety this year

Colourful field of flowers is smaller than last year’s, but it’s still ‘mighty beautiful,’ says owner

The Cultus Lake Flower Festival is now open at 4215 Wilson Rd. in Yarrow. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Film production trucks are parked along the side of the road in Harrison Hot Springs on Monday afternoon. The Hallmark movie “Neverbrides” is being filmed in part in Harrison. (Adam Louis/Observer)

PHOTOS: Fall movie ‘Neverbrides’ films in Harrison heat

Hallmark movie is slated to premiere this fall

Film production trucks are parked along the side of the road in Harrison Hot Springs on Monday afternoon. The Hallmark movie “Neverbrides” is being filmed in part in Harrison. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Doug Cox is one of three artists to perform in Harrison’s Off and Running Online concert series. Cox is featured in the first instalment of the three-video series, which will also feature Boyd Benjamin and Kevin Barr and Maria Dunn. (Black Press file photo)

Harrison’s ‘Still Running’ concert series launches first online event

The 29-minute video is the first of three online concerts

Doug Cox is one of three artists to perform in Harrison’s Off and Running Online concert series. Cox is featured in the first instalment of the three-video series, which will also feature Boyd Benjamin and Kevin Barr and Maria Dunn. (Black Press file photo)
Hollywood North: Hallmark movie filming in Harrison Hot Springs
Hollywood North: Hallmark movie filming in Harrison Hot Springs
Carrielynn Victor works on a mural outside Strathcona Elementary on Saturday, July 18, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Murals ‘help build community’ says Indigenous Chilliwack artist

Coast Salish artist Carrielynn Victor finished two murals at Strathcona and Cheam elementary schools

Carrielynn Victor works on a mural outside Strathcona Elementary on Saturday, July 18, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
A bee approaches another on a sunflower during the second annual Chilliwack Sunflower Festival on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Public will get chance to walk among the sunflowers in Chilliwack

Popular flower festival moving ahead with opening plans, and reduced capacity due to COVID-19

A bee approaches another on a sunflower during the second annual Chilliwack Sunflower Festival on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)
Jonny Harris reads through a book at Harrison Hot Springs resort during the Harrison ‘Still Standing’ episode. The episode aired again on Sunday, July 5. (Screenshot/Still Standing)
Jonny Harris reads through a book at Harrison Hot Springs resort during the Harrison ‘Still Standing’ episode. The episode aired again on Sunday, July 5. (Screenshot/Still Standing)
Will Stroet of WIll’s Jams performs on Maple Street in Harrison Hot Springs on Wednesday, July 15, at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. (Contributed Photo/Harrison Festival Society)

Harrison Festival Society unveils further summer lineup

Children’s concert, drum making on deck for July 15 and 18

Will Stroet of WIll’s Jams performs on Maple Street in Harrison Hot Springs on Wednesday, July 15, at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. (Contributed Photo/Harrison Festival Society)
In Dead Soldiers, one of the paintings in the Sandstorm series, Chris Woods alludes to a long tradition of depicting battles in art. (Chris Woods)

Return of the Jedi – and the Chilliwack Cultural Centre art gallery

The O’Connor Group Art Gallery re-opens today with Chris Woods’ Star Wars themed paintings

In Dead Soldiers, one of the paintings in the Sandstorm series, Chris Woods alludes to a long tradition of depicting battles in art. (Chris Woods)
ICYMI: Virtual Canada Day 2020

ICYMI: Virtual Canada Day 2020

Did you miss out on any of Canada Day 2020?

ICYMI: Virtual Canada Day 2020