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Grace Storteboom celebrates her 90th birthday at Cheam Village in Agassiz on Sunday, June 28 (Adam Louis/Observer).

Grace-land for a day: 90-year-old celebrates milestone birthday with ‘Elvis’

Dozens of guests attended at a distance, listened to old-time rock n’ roll

Grace Storteboom celebrates her 90th birthday at Cheam Village in Agassiz on Sunday, June 28 (Adam Louis/Observer).
Agassiz Speedway announced on Tuesday (June 23) a live-stream of what could be 2020’s only race at the track. It will be streamed via Facebook on July 4 (Contributed photo/Agassiz Speedway).
Agassiz Speedway announced on Tuesday (June 23) a live-stream of what could be 2020’s only race at the track. It will be streamed via Facebook on July 4 (Contributed photo/Agassiz Speedway).
The founder of the Chilliwack Independent Film Festival, Taras Groves, is currently waiving entry fees for all Black, Asian and minority ethnic filmmakers for his festival. (Submitted)

Chilliwack film fest founder waives entry fees for Black, Asian and minority ethnic filmmakers

The Chilliwack Independent Film Festival is the first film festival in B.C. to make the move

The founder of the Chilliwack Independent Film Festival, Taras Groves, is currently waiving entry fees for all Black, Asian and minority ethnic filmmakers for his festival. (Submitted)
A total of 48 singers took part in Belle Voci’s recording of ‘Ubi Caritas.’ (YouTube)

Fraser Valley vocal ensemble records song as a ‘gift from the world, to the world’

A total of 48 singers came together to record ‘Ubi Caritas’ with vocal group Belle Voci

A total of 48 singers took part in Belle Voci’s recording of ‘Ubi Caritas.’ (YouTube)
Clockwise, from left: Laura Koch, Brad Fry, Sammi Morelli and Kellen Saip are some of the artists who are part of Artists in Isolation, an album by Yellow House Studio in Chilliwack. (Submitted)

‘Artists in Isolation’ album puts much-needed money in Fraser Valley musicians’ pockets

‘Here’s your chance to support multiple artists with one purchase,’ says Chilliwack record producer

Clockwise, from left: Laura Koch, Brad Fry, Sammi Morelli and Kellen Saip are some of the artists who are part of Artists in Isolation, an album by Yellow House Studio in Chilliwack. (Submitted)
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Members of Belle Voci used their own smartphones to record themselves singing and then each video and audio recording was put together to make this video collage. (Submitted)

VIDEO: Fraser Valley singing ensemble overcomes isolation, creates music using digital technology

Members of Belle Voci record ‘a capella’ song together even though they were unable to meet in person

Members of Belle Voci used their own smartphones to record themselves singing and then each video and audio recording was put together to make this video collage. (Submitted)
The deadline to enter Pacific Community Resources Society’s ‘Creativity is Contagious’ art competition is April 30. (Submitted file photo)

B.C. community service provider hosts friendly art competition for youth

Theme for Pacific Community Resources contest is ‘finding the silver lining in difficult times’

The deadline to enter Pacific Community Resources Society’s ‘Creativity is Contagious’ art competition is April 30. (Submitted file photo)
The Fraser River at Ballam Road. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress file)

Trail density has gone down in Chilliwack from last weekend’s overcrowding

Follow all the health rules and consider visiting some of our lesser known trails, says mayor

The Fraser River at Ballam Road. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress file)
Toque Flamenco gave a passionate performance at the Harrison Memorial Hall last Saturday for the first show in the Harrison Festival Society’s 29th Season of Performing Arts. Hunter Ramey
Toque Flamenco gave a passionate performance at the Harrison Memorial Hall last Saturday for the first show in the Harrison Festival Society’s 29th Season of Performing Arts. Hunter Ramey
United Way in the Fraser Valley is having a card-making contest for kids. (Facebook)

Crafty kids wanted for United Way card-making contest in the Fraser Valley

United Way is inviting kids in elementary and middle school to enter its “Hi Neighbour” contest

United Way in the Fraser Valley is having a card-making contest for kids. (Facebook)
Chilliwack’s Lily Ashworth and Agatha Brunac compete in the duo stage (11 to 12 years) division of the Chilliwack Lions Club Music and Dance Festival at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. The festival’s Music Honours Performance is one of many events at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre that has been postponed. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Chilliwack Cultural Centre postpones several events due to COVID-19 concerns

Events that will have audiences of less than 250 patrons will continue as scheduled

Chilliwack’s Lily Ashworth and Agatha Brunac compete in the duo stage (11 to 12 years) division of the Chilliwack Lions Club Music and Dance Festival at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. The festival’s Music Honours Performance is one of many events at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre that has been postponed. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)
Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival blends together a love of adventure with pioneering film-making and it is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on March 21. (Dylan Morgan)

Bringing outdoor adventures inside with Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival in Chilliwack

Film features base jumping, cross-continental bike journeys and scaling Canada’s most daunting peaks

  • Mar 7, 2020
Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival blends together a love of adventure with pioneering film-making and it is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on March 21. (Dylan Morgan)
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PHOTOS: Rosie and the Riveters Ms. Behavin’

PHOTOS: Rosie and the Riveters Ms. Behavin’

Folk-pop trio rocks Harrison Hot Springs

PHOTOS: Rosie and the Riveters Ms. Behavin’
A true Canadian Rock legend, Prism’s Henry Small, is coming to town with his incredible voice and amazing electric violin skills. (Submitted)

Get up close and personal with Prism’s Henry Small in Chilliwack

Small, with his rich voice and engaging stage personality, is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre

  • Feb 29, 2020
A true Canadian Rock legend, Prism’s Henry Small, is coming to town with his incredible voice and amazing electric violin skills. (Submitted)
Artist Werner Streicek plays his hand-carved drum at his Harrison Hot Springs home. The Austria-born sculptor has been carving wood and stone pieces for more than 25 years. See the feature video on our website, www.agassizharrisonobserver.com. (Adam Louis/THe Observer)

Set in Stone: Harrison Hot Springs carver looks back on long career

Werner Streicek hopes to see his art in public display soon.

Artist Werner Streicek plays his hand-carved drum at his Harrison Hot Springs home. The Austria-born sculptor has been carving wood and stone pieces for more than 25 years. See the feature video on our website, www.agassizharrisonobserver.com. (Adam Louis/THe Observer)
The cast of Kim’s Convenience. (Emily Cooper)

Take a run out to the corner store when Kim’s Convenience comes to Chilliwack

The play that inspired the hit television show is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre

  • Feb 27, 2020
The cast of Kim’s Convenience. (Emily Cooper)
VIDEO: Harrison sculptor/carver shows off his work

VIDEO: Harrison sculptor/carver shows off his work

Werner Streicek has been sculpting for 25 years in Harrison Hot Springs

VIDEO: Harrison sculptor/carver shows off his work
Veteran funny woman, Susan Rice, is the headlining comic in I Am Woman! Hear Me Laff! on March 8 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Submitted)

‘Laff’ on International Women’s Day with a lineup of female comedians in Chilliwack

All-female comedy show I Am Woman! Hear Me Laff! returns to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre

  • Feb 26, 2020
Veteran funny woman, Susan Rice, is the headlining comic in I Am Woman! Hear Me Laff! on March 8 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Submitted)