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Fraser Valley Comedy hands out free laughs in Chilliwack

Fraser Valley Comedy hands out free laughs in Chilliwack

Headlining comic John Beuhler has been described as, wickedly funny, fearless and poignant

  • Aug 28, 2019
Fraser Valley Comedy hands out free laughs in Chilliwack
Catherine Hurlin performs in a brand new, modern ballet called @giselle. You can get a free sneak peek of the performance at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Craig Foster Photography)

Get a free sneak peek at modern ballet performance in Chilliwack

New ballet @giselle is putting the final touches on its show at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre

  • Aug 20, 2019
Catherine Hurlin performs in a brand new, modern ballet called @giselle. You can get a free sneak peek of the performance at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Craig Foster Photography)
Chilliwack band Waves Crash Down performs the opening set for last year’s Bands on the Beach 2018 at Harrison Beach on Saturday, Sept. 1.                                (Black Press Media file)

Bands on the Beach returns to Harrison for long weekend

The ninth annual two-day concert will be taking place this September

Chilliwack band Waves Crash Down performs the opening set for last year’s Bands on the Beach 2018 at Harrison Beach on Saturday, Sept. 1.                                (Black Press Media file)
The Fraser Valley Symphony is currently seeking musicians to join the group for its upcoming season.  Abbotsford News file photo

Fraser Valley Symphony welcomes new musicians

Group prepares to begin its 36th season

  • Aug 10, 2019
The Fraser Valley Symphony is currently seeking musicians to join the group for its upcoming season.  Abbotsford News file photo
Parliament of Owls, featuring Agassiz-raised Andrew Christopher, will be performing at the final concert for the Twlight Concert Series in Pioneer Park.                                 (Parliament of Owls/Facebook)

Parliament of Owls to return to Agassiz concert series for second year

The concert will be the third time Agassiz-raised Andrew Christopher is playing in the park

Parliament of Owls, featuring Agassiz-raised Andrew Christopher, will be performing at the final concert for the Twlight Concert Series in Pioneer Park.                                 (Parliament of Owls/Facebook)
Harrison artist sends new mural to Children’s Hospital

Harrison artist sends new mural to Children’s Hospital

Max Newhouse has completed his third mural for the BC Children’s Hospital

Harrison artist sends new mural to Children’s Hospital
Chilliwack Visual Artists Association brings group show to Cultural Centre

Chilliwack Visual Artists Association brings group show to Cultural Centre

’Expressions’ features sculptures, paintings, ceramics, multimedia, photographs and fabric art

  • Aug 6, 2019
Chilliwack Visual Artists Association brings group show to Cultural Centre
Artists will be descending on Kilby Historic Site for the fifth annual Plein Air Festival this August. (Kilby Historic Site)

Painting festival to return to Kilby with record number of artists

The annual Plein Air Festival will be at the historic site from Aug. 16 to 18

Artists will be descending on Kilby Historic Site for the fifth annual Plein Air Festival this August. (Kilby Historic Site)
Outlaws and Lace, playing at the Cloverdale Rodeo this May. (Outlaws and Lace/Facebook)

Outlaws and Lace coming to Agassiz’s Twilight Concert Series

The local country band will be playing at the upcoming concert on Aug. 1

Outlaws and Lace, playing at the Cloverdale Rodeo this May. (Outlaws and Lace/Facebook)
Mapstone performs at Tractorgrease on July 25 at 7 p.m. (CoboPhotoghaphy)

Australian band Mapstone uplifts and inspires at Tractorgrease in Chilliwack

Combining voice, didgeridoo, guitar and more, Mapstone infuses the dance floor with enticing sound

  • Jul 22, 2019
Mapstone performs at Tractorgrease on July 25 at 7 p.m. (CoboPhotoghaphy)
Deanne Ratzlaff will be the main voice in La Vie en Rose, a concert coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Sept. 13. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Young Chilliwack singer launches career with French classic

Deanne Ratzlaff performs as featured vocalist in La Vie en Rose in Chilliwack, London and Paris

Deanne Ratzlaff will be the main voice in La Vie en Rose, a concert coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Sept. 13. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
The cast of Secondary Characters’ production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. (Submitted)

The most h-i-l-a-r-i-o-u-s spelling bee you’ll ever see in Chilliwack

Secondary Characters Musical Theatre hits the stage with The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

  • Jul 18, 2019
The cast of Secondary Characters’ production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. (Submitted)
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)

Okan brings Cuban rhythm to Harrison Festival of the Arts

The Cuban band from Toronto will be performing a concert and holding a workshop

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)
Darren Charlie will be hosting a drum making workshop during this year’s Harrison Festival of the Arts.                                 (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Sts’ailes drum making coming to Harrison Festival

The workshop has been happening for years, bringing Indigenous teachings to the festival

Darren Charlie will be hosting a drum making workshop during this year’s Harrison Festival of the Arts.                                 (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Black String will be performing at the Harrison Festival of the Arts this year, taking their unusual take on traditional Korean music to the beach stage. (Nah Seung Yull/Contributed)

Korean tradition mixes with electric sound for Harrison Festival performance

Black String will be playing on the beach stage during the Festival of the Arts

Black String will be performing at the Harrison Festival of the Arts this year, taking their unusual take on traditional Korean music to the beach stage. (Nah Seung Yull/Contributed)
Tickets for the Harrison Festival of the Arts. (Harrison Festival/Facebook)

Harrison Festival to open with film night for the first time

The Festival is bringing back film to its line up, with this year’s showing of ‘RUMBLE’

Tickets for the Harrison Festival of the Arts. (Harrison Festival/Facebook)
View world through Chilliwack artists’ eyes in exhibition The Way We See It

View world through Chilliwack artists’ eyes in exhibition The Way We See It

Art exhibition features work by artists Zidonja Ganert, Greg Laxton-Ekberg and Vickie Legere

  • Jul 3, 2019
View world through Chilliwack artists’ eyes in exhibition The Way We See It
ABBA show comes to Chilliwack direct from Australia

ABBA show comes to Chilliwack direct from Australia

The ABBA Show gives fans a chance to relive the ABBA concert experience and dance the night away

  • Jul 3, 2019
ABBA show comes to Chilliwack direct from Australia
Beòlach band members include Mairi Rankin (fiddle), Wendy MacIsaac (fiddle), Matt MacIsaac (pipes, whistle, guitar), and Mac Morin (piano). They perform July 17 at the Memorial Hall. (Submitted)

Boundary-pushers and party-makers at the 41st Harrison Festival of the Arts

Eclectic mix of reggae, folk, middle-eastern, jazz and more at this year’s festival starting July 12

  • Jul 3, 2019
Beòlach band members include Mairi Rankin (fiddle), Wendy MacIsaac (fiddle), Matt MacIsaac (pipes, whistle, guitar), and Mac Morin (piano). They perform July 17 at the Memorial Hall. (Submitted)
Todd Richard released his most recent music video, featuring the town and people of Harrison for the song ‘Live Your Life.’                                 (Screenshot)

Todd Richard features Harrison students, Sasquatch in latest video

The local country musician’s song ‘Live Your Life’ incorporates iconography from all of Harrison

Todd Richard released his most recent music video, featuring the town and people of Harrison for the song ‘Live Your Life.’                                 (Screenshot)
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