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Kongero sang some traditional herding songs from Sweden, holding onto tradition that is fading into the past. Submitted/Hunter Ramey

Kongero brings Swedish tradition to Memorial Hall

Group connects with audience using songs from the past

  • Oct 19, 2017
Kongero sang some traditional herding songs from Sweden, holding onto tradition that is fading into the past. Submitted/Hunter Ramey
Brian McKinney of the Hope Visitor Centre led an unusually large Rambo First Blood tour around the town’s streets Saturday as part of the celebration of the film’s 35th anniversary. McKinney was raised in Hope where the Hollywood blockbuster was filmed.

VIDEO: Rambo turns 35, Hope celebrates locale film fame

An international crowd gathered in Hope on Saturday to celebrate Rambo First Blood’s 35th anniversary

Brian McKinney of the Hope Visitor Centre led an unusually large Rambo First Blood tour around the town’s streets Saturday as part of the celebration of the film’s 35th anniversary. McKinney was raised in Hope where the Hollywood blockbuster was filmed.
MasterChef Canada winner Trevor Connie (left) visited his old high school to give a lesson in cooking one of his specialities: pasta. (Grace Kennedy photo)

VIDEO: North Delta students treated to lesson from MasterChef

MasterChef Canada winner Trevor Connie came back to give his alma mater a few lessons in cookery

MasterChef Canada winner Trevor Connie (left) visited his old high school to give a lesson in cooking one of his specialities: pasta. (Grace Kennedy photo)
Susan Kawakami looks through the dozens of vintage ties for sale at the third annual Tie One On fundraiser for Community Animal Projects.

VIDEO: Vintage ties for a homeless animal cause

Entertainment, vintage sales and an auction helped raise money for local animal charity.

Susan Kawakami looks through the dozens of vintage ties for sale at the third annual Tie One On fundraiser for Community Animal Projects.
Guests filled up on brews, food and fun Saturday night at the 5th annual Fraser Valley Culture and Craft Beer Festival.

VIDEO: Fraser Valley Culture and Craft Beer Festival fills venue and glasses

The Chilliwack craft beer festival celebrated five years at the local cultural centre.

Guests filled up on brews, food and fun Saturday night at the 5th annual Fraser Valley Culture and Craft Beer Festival.
Following last year’s rainy fair weekend, the 113th annual Agassiz Fall Fair had perfect weather and a great turnout. Greg Laychak/THE OBSERVER

Sunshine, smiles at 113th Agassiz Fall Fair

Yearly fair continues to bring community together

Following last year’s rainy fair weekend, the 113th annual Agassiz Fall Fair had perfect weather and a great turnout. Greg Laychak/THE OBSERVER
The Harrison Festival Society presents the spirited sights and sounds of Toque Flamenco Sept. 23 at the Harrison Memorial Hall.

Harrison Festival Society presents Toque Flamenco

Harrison Season of Performing Arts starts with Spanish flair

The Harrison Festival Society presents the spirited sights and sounds of Toque Flamenco Sept. 23 at the Harrison Memorial Hall.
Spinners work away during the opening reception of Fibre Flair!, a curated collection of “wearable art” on Friday at the Art Room Gallery.

VIDEO: Fibre Flair! features spinners and weavers

Guests mingled among spinners and weavers at the exhibit opening Friday night.

Spinners work away during the opening reception of Fibre Flair!, a curated collection of “wearable art” on Friday at the Art Room Gallery.
Marcus Simpson collects his prize after a winning round of Whac ‘A’ Mole at 6th Avenue Park during Hope Brigade Days on Saturday.

VIDEO: Hope braves Brigade Days despite rain

Wet weather came on the second day of the annual event but spirits weren’t dampened.

Marcus Simpson collects his prize after a winning round of Whac ‘A’ Mole at 6th Avenue Park during Hope Brigade Days on Saturday.
Chilliwack amateur boxer Tom McCormack lands a shot through Melvin Teagai’s guard on his way to a win in the main event of Saturday’s Fight Night Round 1 at Tzeachten Hall.

VIDEO: Fight night in Chilliwack

Local boxing club holds its first event, Chilliwack fighters take all three wins

Chilliwack amateur boxer Tom McCormack lands a shot through Melvin Teagai’s guard on his way to a win in the main event of Saturday’s Fight Night Round 1 at Tzeachten Hall.
The Faith Numada Band performed midway through Saturday’s lineup at Harrison Hot Springs’ Bands on the Beach 2017.
The Faith Numada Band performed midway through Saturday’s lineup at Harrison Hot Springs’ Bands on the Beach 2017.
The seventh annual Bands on the Beach event takes place this Labour Day long weekend at Harrison Hot Springs. (Tourism Harrison Hot Springs Photo)

Crafts blend with music this weekend in Harrison

Harrison Festival Society presents Harrison Country Craft, while Tourism Harrison presents Bands on the Beach

  • Aug 29, 2017
The seventh annual Bands on the Beach event takes place this Labour Day long weekend at Harrison Hot Springs. (Tourism Harrison Hot Springs Photo)
Kaley Cuoco and Karl Cook were in Langley this past weekend for the World Cup at Thunderbird Show Park. (Facebook)

Big Bang actress fakes upset with beau’s ‘infidelity’ while in Langley

Kaley Cuoco, who plays Penny, came to watch boyfriend Karl Cook compete in World Cup at tbird.

Kaley Cuoco and Karl Cook were in Langley this past weekend for the World Cup at Thunderbird Show Park. (Facebook)
Gabby’s Country Cabaret in Langley was one of the main sponsors of Thursday’s wildfire benefit concerts. (Linda Corscadden/Special to the Langley Advance)

Country artists rocked it in Langley, all in aid of wildfire victims

Organizers of the BCCMA fire relief concert are elated with the turnout, but still waiting on total.

Gabby’s Country Cabaret in Langley was one of the main sponsors of Thursday’s wildfire benefit concerts. (Linda Corscadden/Special to the Langley Advance)
VIDEO: Langley’s Dallas Smith earns chart topping status

VIDEO: Langley’s Dallas Smith earns chart topping status

The country singer is feeling the love after breaking another record in the Canadian music industry.

VIDEO: Langley’s Dallas Smith earns chart topping status
A scene from the annual Fright Nights at Playland.

Actors wanted for Fright Nights at Playland haunted attraction

‘Deformed boogeymen’ and other characters are part of the show

A scene from the annual Fright Nights at Playland.
Croatia Squad will be performing at the Electric Love Music Festival in Agassiz this weekend. (Facebook photo)

Agassiz home to Electronic Love music festival this weekend

The Electric Love Music Festival takes place July 28-31 at Cheam Fishing Village in Agassiz

  • Jul 25, 2017
Croatia Squad will be performing at the Electric Love Music Festival in Agassiz this weekend. (Facebook photo)
The fifth annual Gone Country concert was the biggest and best yet, with organizers already planning for 2018.                                (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance)

UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Record crowd at Gone Country raises half million to battle cancer

An annual cancer fundraising concert, organized by a pair of Langley brothers, raised $520,000.

The fifth annual Gone Country concert was the biggest and best yet, with organizers already planning for 2018.                                (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance)
A circle of participants watch Beny Esguerra demonstrate traditional Afro-Colombian music.

VIDEO: Afro-Colombian drum and dance at Harrison Festival

Guests learned Afro-Colombian drum and dance at this popular workshop on Saturday.

A circle of participants watch Beny Esguerra demonstrate traditional Afro-Colombian music.
JENNA HAUCK/ THE PROGRESS                                Professional photographer, Carsten Arnold, has started Fraser Valley Photo Walks — a variety of easy, two-hour walks in unique locations throughout the Fraser Valley where people learn the basics of good composition and camera skills.

Photo walks offer new views at unique sites throughout Fraser Valley

A Chilliwack photographer has started up Fraser Valley Photo Walks with events running from Langley to Hope

JENNA HAUCK/ THE PROGRESS                                Professional photographer, Carsten Arnold, has started Fraser Valley Photo Walks — a variety of easy, two-hour walks in unique locations throughout the Fraser Valley where people learn the basics of good composition and camera skills.
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