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Angela Murphy, seen here with her dogs Draper (left) and Zane, just released the second book of her Wonder Pup series. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Chilliwack author launches second book in Wonder Pup series

Breathe Up, Wonder Pup is the next children’s book in Angela Murphy’s self-regulation series

Angela Murphy, seen here with her dogs Draper (left) and Zane, just released the second book of her Wonder Pup series. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Wallace Street got Christmas treatment earlier this year when a Hallmark film production was in town. Their film, A Homecoming for the Holidays, airs on Saturday, Dec. 7 according to the Hallmark website. (Jessica Peters/ Standard file photo)

Holiday Hallmark film shot in Hope airing Dec. 7

A Homecoming for the Holidays includes cameo by local baker

Wallace Street got Christmas treatment earlier this year when a Hallmark film production was in town. Their film, A Homecoming for the Holidays, airs on Saturday, Dec. 7 according to the Hallmark website. (Jessica Peters/ Standard file photo)
Submissions wanted for artists who work in a large scale to display their artwork in the lobby of the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Submitted)

Chilliwack Cultural Centre invites large-format artists to display work in lobby

Applications for the centre’s lobby display are being accepted until Dec. 2

  • Nov 18, 2019
Submissions wanted for artists who work in a large scale to display their artwork in the lobby of the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Submitted)
The band Loans from Abbotsford and Mission performed during the Fraser Valley Music Awards last year in Mission. This year’s awards are being presented Nov. 21 in Chilliwack. (File photo)

Nominees announced for Fraser Valley Music Awards

CIVL Radio to present honours Thursday, Nov. 21 in Chilliwack

  • Nov 15, 2019
The band Loans from Abbotsford and Mission performed during the Fraser Valley Music Awards last year in Mission. This year’s awards are being presented Nov. 21 in Chilliwack. (File photo)
Vent du Nord will be performing at the Harrison Festival’s Season of Performing Arts this November. (Contributed)

Vent du Nord comes to Harrison for Season of Performing Arts

The francophone folk group will be performing Nov. 30

Vent du Nord will be performing at the Harrison Festival’s Season of Performing Arts this November. (Contributed)
From left, seven-year-old Autumn Long plays Tiny Tim, Dennis Rackliff is Bob Cratchit, and Ken Fynn is Ebenezer Scrooge in the Chilliwack Players Guild’s production of A Christmas Carol. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Chilliwack Players Guild presents beloved classic ‘A Christmas Carol’

The Chilliwack Players Guild brings famous Dickens tale to life at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre

From left, seven-year-old Autumn Long plays Tiny Tim, Dennis Rackliff is Bob Cratchit, and Ken Fynn is Ebenezer Scrooge in the Chilliwack Players Guild’s production of A Christmas Carol. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Nine of Maxwell Newhouse’s RCMP Musical Ride paintings were recently gifted to the RCMP Heritage Centre’s Historical Collections Unit in Regina. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

A new home for Harrison artist’s Musical Ride paintings

Nine of Maxwell Newhouse’s paintings have been gifted to the RCMP Historical Centre’s collection

Nine of Maxwell Newhouse’s RCMP Musical Ride paintings were recently gifted to the RCMP Heritage Centre’s Historical Collections Unit in Regina. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Avalon Butchart from Agassiz is the featured artist at the Hope Arts Gallery in November.  Submitted photo

Get ‘Into the Wild’ at Hope Arts Gallery

Agassiz painter fills Backroom Gallery with new nature paintings

  • Nov 1, 2019
Avalon Butchart from Agassiz is the featured artist at the Hope Arts Gallery in November.  Submitted photo
Families, couples and solo adventurers admired the handiwork of Tourism Harrison, who ignited the Village with a Sasquatch-themed light display for the first night of its new Lights on the Lake holiday initiative in 2018. (Nina Grossman/The Observer)

Harrison’s Lights by the Lake to open for second year this November

The grand opening for the light display will be on Saturday, Nov. 23

Families, couples and solo adventurers admired the handiwork of Tourism Harrison, who ignited the Village with a Sasquatch-themed light display for the first night of its new Lights on the Lake holiday initiative in 2018. (Nina Grossman/The Observer)
Colin Linden will be playing at Harrison’s Memorial Hall on Saturday, Nov. 9. (Contributed)

Colin Linden returns to Harrison for Season of Performing Arts

The roots artist is a common guest at Harrison Festival events

Colin Linden will be playing at Harrison’s Memorial Hall on Saturday, Nov. 9. (Contributed)
Karlie Norrish McChesney presents her first ever solo show, Crossroads, Oct. 10 to Nov. 16 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

‘Crossroads’ takes viewer on the artist’s journey in exhibition at Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Chilliwack artist Karlie Norrish McChesney combines textiles with mixed-media in first solo show

Karlie Norrish McChesney presents her first ever solo show, Crossroads, Oct. 10 to Nov. 16 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Comedian Jonny Harris on stage at Memorial Hall in Harrison Hot Springs on Jan. 12, 2019. (Chris Armstrong/Courtesy of CBC)

Harrison Festival to host viewing of local ‘Still Standing’ episode

Comedian Jonny Harris came to Harrison Hot Springs in January to film part of his TV series

Comedian Jonny Harris on stage at Memorial Hall in Harrison Hot Springs on Jan. 12, 2019. (Chris Armstrong/Courtesy of CBC)
Ron James performs at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Sept. 19. (Submitted)

East Coast comedian Ron James bringing ‘Full Throttle Tour’ to Chilliwack Cultural Centre

James is at work on the first draft of his first book, ‘All Over the Map’

Ron James performs at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Sept. 19. (Submitted)
The first ever Belle Voci A Cappella Festival runs Sept. 27 to 29 and will feature two of the best workshop leaders in the Lower Mainland — Joel Tranquilla (left) and Christopher Suen, says organizer Paula DeWit. (Submitted)

Chilliwack’s Belle Voci brings three-day a cappella festival to Fraser Valley

Singers will learn from two of Lower Mainland’s best music leaders at Belle Voci A Cappella Festival

The first ever Belle Voci A Cappella Festival runs Sept. 27 to 29 and will feature two of the best workshop leaders in the Lower Mainland — Joel Tranquilla (left) and Christopher Suen, says organizer Paula DeWit. (Submitted)
(Clockwise from left) Le Vent du Nord, Martin Simpson and Colin Linden will all be coming to Harrison this fall for the 31st annual Season of Performing Arts. (Contributed)

Harrison Festival releases line-up for fall season

The 31st annual Season of Performing Arts will be kicking off Oct. 18

(Clockwise from left) Le Vent du Nord, Martin Simpson and Colin Linden will all be coming to Harrison this fall for the 31st annual Season of Performing Arts. (Contributed)
The seventh annual Fraser Valley Culture and Craft Beer Festival is on Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Giving cheers to craft beers at Chilliwack Cultural Centre

The seventh annual Fraser Valley Culture and Craft Beer Festival is coming to Chilliwack

  • Sep 11, 2019
The seventh annual Fraser Valley Culture and Craft Beer Festival is on Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)
Mariel Anderson is the brain behind Medieval Feast of Beast, a not-so-typical dinner theatre event Sept. 21 at Fantasy Farms. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Medieval feast in Chilliwack set to satisfy all your senses

Medieval Feast of Beast is a ‘not-so-typical dinner theatre’ with rotten tomato toss, fire performers

Mariel Anderson is the brain behind Medieval Feast of Beast, a not-so-typical dinner theatre event Sept. 21 at Fantasy Farms. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Emily Taylor Adams singing on the waterfront stage at the ninth annual Bands on the Beach. (Chris Duchaine/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Harrison’s Bands on the Beach a long weekend hit

The annual two-day outdoor concert took place at the waterfront over the long weekend

Emily Taylor Adams singing on the waterfront stage at the ninth annual Bands on the Beach. (Chris Duchaine/Black Press Media)
There are dozens of classes and workshops to choose from in the fall lineup of art classes at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Submitted)

Fall into art with the Chilliwack Cultural Centre’s autumn classes

New classes and new opportunities help you discover your artistic side this fall

  • Aug 29, 2019
There are dozens of classes and workshops to choose from in the fall lineup of art classes at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Submitted)
Chilliwack artist Evelyn Zuberbier presents her final solo show, A Touch of Earth XII, Aug. 28 to Oct. 5 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Chilliwack artist presents a bit of everything in A Touch of Earth XII

Chilliwack’s Evelyn Zuberbier to show 70 years of artwork in final solo exhibition at Cultural Centre

Chilliwack artist Evelyn Zuberbier presents her final solo show, A Touch of Earth XII, Aug. 28 to Oct. 5 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
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