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Gerald Charlie and the Black Owl Blues is just one of several Indigenous groups that will play this Sunday in Boston Bar. (Hope Standard file photo)

Indigenous-focused concert in Boston Bar designed to lift spirits after Lytton fire

We Are Still Here being held this Sunday at Tuckkwiohum Village and available online

Gerald Charlie and the Black Owl Blues is just one of several Indigenous groups that will play this Sunday in Boston Bar. (Hope Standard file photo)
Prism’s Henry Small is at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Saturday, May 28. (Submitted)

Henry Small returns to Chilliwack for intimate evening of music

Small and his electric violin coming to Chilliwack Cultural Centre for cabaret-style concert

Prism’s Henry Small is at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Saturday, May 28. (Submitted)
Viva Mexico comes to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. on Sunday May 29. (Submitted)

Mariachi ensemble brings culture, history and romance to Chilliwack with ‘Viva Mexico’

Mariachi Los Dorados plays traditional Mexican music with a northern twist

Viva Mexico comes to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. on Sunday May 29. (Submitted)
Spectators waiting along Pioneer Avenue for the start of the Fall Fair Parade, circa 1950s. (Agassiz-Harrison Historical Society)

Agassiz Fall Fair parade route approved

Planning for this year’s festivities is underway

Spectators waiting along Pioneer Avenue for the start of the Fall Fair Parade, circa 1950s. (Agassiz-Harrison Historical Society)
Visitors check out Ted Driediger’s solo exhibition Drawn to Clay at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre Art Gallery on Dec. 9, 2021. The Chilliwack Arts and Cultural Centre Society will be receiving a grant for $39,842 from the B.C. NDP government as part of $4 million in provincewide funding to help improve arts spaces and facilities. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Provincial funding coming to help improve Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Chilliwack Arts and Cultural Centre Society receiving nearly $40,000 from B.C. NDP government

Visitors check out Ted Driediger’s solo exhibition Drawn to Clay at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre Art Gallery on Dec. 9, 2021. The Chilliwack Arts and Cultural Centre Society will be receiving a grant for $39,842 from the B.C. NDP government as part of $4 million in provincewide funding to help improve arts spaces and facilities. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The Sardis Secondary senior drumline performs in the intermediate class of the Canadian Drumline Association’s B.C. provincial championships at Sardis Secondary School on Friday, May 6, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Music students make noise at provincial drumline championships in Chilliwack

Abbotsford’s MEI drumline placed 1st, Sardis 3rd in intermediate class

The Sardis Secondary senior drumline performs in the intermediate class of the Canadian Drumline Association’s B.C. provincial championships at Sardis Secondary School on Friday, May 6, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Boomerang Eight with Emily Wright is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on May 14, 2022. (Submitted)

Blend of classical and jazz for final Boomerang concert at Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Music by several young Chilliwack artists will include solos, duets, small ensembles

Boomerang Eight with Emily Wright is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on May 14, 2022. (Submitted)
The Ferny Coombe Pool is scheduled to open on May 9. (District of Kent Community Recreation and Cultural Centre/Facebook)

Ferny Coombe Pool opening delayed until May 9

Lessons rescheduled, some programs cancelled

The Ferny Coombe Pool is scheduled to open on May 9. (District of Kent Community Recreation and Cultural Centre/Facebook)
Film crews set up for another shot while filming last year. (File Photo)

TV Movie ‘The Road Ahead’ wraps in Harrison

The Hallmark production will continue filming elsewhere

Film crews set up for another shot while filming last year. (File Photo)
Rifflandia returns to Victoria for the first time in four years Sept. 15-18. (Photo courtesy of Rifflandia)

Lorde, Charli XCX to headline as Victoria’s Rifflandia festival resurrected

September lineup unveiled for the first Victoria fest in four years

  • May 4, 2022
Rifflandia returns to Victoria for the first time in four years Sept. 15-18. (Photo courtesy of Rifflandia)
Chilliwack band members from left to right are Ed Henderson, Jerry Adolphe, Bill Henderson, and Gord Maxwell. (Colin Smith)

Band Chilliwack set to rock local stage for charity fundraiser

Concert will bring in funds for Chilliwack Search and Rescue following November floods

Chilliwack band members from left to right are Ed Henderson, Jerry Adolphe, Bill Henderson, and Gord Maxwell. (Colin Smith)
DJ Shub – a founding member of Tribe Called Red – is performing at the Harrison Festival of the Arts this year. DJ Shub is also credited as a founder of the electric pow wow sound, combining Indigenous music with an electronic twist. (Contributed Photo/Harrison Festival Society)

2022 Harrison Festival of The Arts lineup revealed

This year’s Festival chock full of world-class music

DJ Shub – a founding member of Tribe Called Red – is performing at the Harrison Festival of the Arts this year. DJ Shub is also credited as a founder of the electric pow wow sound, combining Indigenous music with an electronic twist. (Contributed Photo/Harrison Festival Society)
Wall of Bakers, Photo Credit: Katia Taylor / Food Network Canada (CNW Group/Corus Entertainment Inc.)

Abbotsford woman goes for the dough in upcoming Wall of Bakers episode

Jessica Germaine to be featured on competitive Food Network Canada show May 2

Wall of Bakers, Photo Credit: Katia Taylor / Food Network Canada (CNW Group/Corus Entertainment Inc.)
Members of the Sardis Secondary junior drumline rehearse at the school on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 in preparation for the upcoming provincial championships which Sardis will be hosting. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Sardis Secondary to host B.C. drumline championships in Chilliwack

Event will be open to public with 13 drumlines competing, 2 from Sardis Secondary

Members of the Sardis Secondary junior drumline rehearse at the school on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 in preparation for the upcoming provincial championships which Sardis will be hosting. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Karen Butchart looks over her sketchbook during a meeting of the Monday Painters. She is a featured artist in the club’s upcoming gallery show. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Local artists take the mundane out of Monday

The Agassiz Monday Painters prepare for two major upcoming shows

Karen Butchart looks over her sketchbook during a meeting of the Monday Painters. She is a featured artist in the club’s upcoming gallery show. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Famed Vancouver choir Chor Leoni will perform at Riverside Church in Agassiz on Saturday, April 30. (Contributed Photo/Chor Leoni)

Chor Leoni performs in Agassiz April 30

Tickets available at the door at Riverside Church

Famed Vancouver choir Chor Leoni will perform at Riverside Church in Agassiz on Saturday, April 30. (Contributed Photo/Chor Leoni)
Derek Edwards is excited to be performing out west again. Submitted photo

UPDATE: New date announced for comedian Derek Edwards’ show in Chilliwack

Show ‘In Praise of the Ostrich’ has been rescheduled for September 2022

Derek Edwards is excited to be performing out west again. Submitted photo
Ragmop Theatre is a collaboration between clown and movement artist Nayana Fielkov, and circus artist Matthew 'Poki' McCorkle. (Ragmop Theatre)

Visual artists bring clowning, physical comedy to Chilliwack stage with Hotel Vortruba

‘Hotel Vortruba has elements of both visual splendour and playfulness,’ says performer

Ragmop Theatre is a collaboration between clown and movement artist Nayana Fielkov, and circus artist Matthew 'Poki' McCorkle. (Ragmop Theatre)
Tanya Zilinski’s intricate beadwork is inspired by Coast Salish weavings in addition to her own experience learning beadwork under the tutelage of Mary Sanoval, a Chawathil First Nation Elder. (Contributed Photo/Ed Stenson)

Hope-born First Nations artist displays beadwork at Ranger Station Art Gallery

Tanya Zilinski’s work is inspired by Coast Salish weavings

Tanya Zilinski’s intricate beadwork is inspired by Coast Salish weavings in addition to her own experience learning beadwork under the tutelage of Mary Sanoval, a Chawathil First Nation Elder. (Contributed Photo/Ed Stenson)
Works by Karen Ireland (left), Jeannette Bittman (right) and Mary-Lee Merz (not pictured) are on display at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre until May 14. (Submitted)

3 female artists come together for ‘Figuration and Abstraction’ at Chilliwack art gallery

Artwork by Jeannette Bittman, Karen Ireland, Mary-Lee Merz on display at Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Works by Karen Ireland (left), Jeannette Bittman (right) and Mary-Lee Merz (not pictured) are on display at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre until May 14. (Submitted)