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PHOTOS: Big Easy Funk Ensemble spices up Harrison’s music scene

Vancouver-based group wowed a full house at Memorial Hall

(Dani Kent/Observer)
Vancouver comic artist Jazz Groden-Gilchrist is coming to Agassiz Library on March 12 for a World of Words VIrtual Writer’s Workshop about dynamic comic pages and layouts. (Contributed Photo/Jazz Groden Gilchrist)

Vancouver comic artist hosts workshop in Agassiz

Jazz Groden-Gilchrist teaches how to bring comics to life

Vancouver comic artist Jazz Groden-Gilchrist is coming to Agassiz Library on March 12 for a World of Words VIrtual Writer’s Workshop about dynamic comic pages and layouts. (Contributed Photo/Jazz Groden Gilchrist)
Virgin Radio’s Nira Arora is the guest speaker at the 19th annual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards on March 10 in Abbotsford.

Nira Arora guest speaker at Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards

Event on March 10 in Abbotsford honours recipients in 6 categories

Virgin Radio’s Nira Arora is the guest speaker at the 19th annual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards on March 10 in Abbotsford.
‘Where is My Daughter’ filmed in Agassiz on Wednesday, Feb. 23. (Adam Louis/Observer)

VIDEO: Agassiz to appear in upcoming TV movie

Little currently known about ‘Where is My Daughter’

‘Where is My Daughter’ filmed in Agassiz on Wednesday, Feb. 23. (Adam Louis/Observer)
‘Poppies By The Lake’ by Sharyn Olfert.

‘Power of Colour’ exhibition brightens Chilliwack Cultural Centre art gallery

Juried show by Fraser Valley Chapter of Federation of Canadian Artists on display until April

‘Poppies By The Lake’ by Sharyn Olfert.
Rich Robinson (left) and Chris Robinson of The Black Crowes.

The Black Crowes announce stop at Abbotsford Centre

Show on Sunday, July 17 part of Shake Your Money Maker Tour

Rich Robinson (left) and Chris Robinson of The Black Crowes.
Boomerang Seven – Sarah Wills is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Feb. 26. (Submitted)

Mix of traditional jazz, gypsy jazz and acoustic music at Boomerang concert in Chilliwack

Boomerang Seven with Sarah Wills is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Boomerang Seven – Sarah Wills is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Feb. 26. (Submitted)
Image from the performance of Celtic Illusion at The Palms Crown Casino in 2018. (Photo by Chris Hopkins)

Celtic Illusion fuses Irish dancing and magic in Abbotsford show

Event on April 6 at Abbotsford Centre features some of the world’s fastest taps

Image from the performance of Celtic Illusion at The Palms Crown Casino in 2018. (Photo by Chris Hopkins)
Saniya Abilmajineva and Hiroto Saito. (Kathy Ward photo)

Romeo and Juliet ballet to grace Chilliwack stage on Valentine’s Day

Ballet Jörgen brings romantic ballet to Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Saniya Abilmajineva and Hiroto Saito. (Kathy Ward photo)
The Comic Strippers - Fully Clothed! includes Roman Danylo, Denise Jones and Chris Casillan. (Submitted)

Comic Strippers return to Chilliwack, fully dressed, for an evening improv

The Comic Strippers - Fully Clothed! is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre

The Comic Strippers - Fully Clothed! includes Roman Danylo, Denise Jones and Chris Casillan. (Submitted)
From left, Brett Marten, Joey Smith and Marc Atkinson make up the Marc Atkinson Trio. They will be at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Feb. 4. (Submitted)

Music by Marc Atkinson Trio to fill Chilliwack Cultural Centre theatre

Trio pushes boundaries of guitar playing with technically demanding, rhythmically pulsing music

From left, Brett Marten, Joey Smith and Marc Atkinson make up the Marc Atkinson Trio. They will be at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Feb. 4. (Submitted)
Oboist Emma Ringrose will be performing alongside pianists Marcel and Elizabeth Bergmann for concert Oboe d’amour on Feb. 4. (Submitted)

Oboist joins piano duo for classical music concert at Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Emma Ringrose will be performing alongside pianists Marcel and Elizabeth Bergmann

Oboist Emma Ringrose will be performing alongside pianists Marcel and Elizabeth Bergmann for concert Oboe d’amour on Feb. 4. (Submitted)
Shinedown’s concert set for the Abbotsford Centre has been moved from February to August. (Submitted)

Shinedown concert rescheduled from February to August

Multi-platinum band’s North American tour stopping at Abbotsford Centre

Shinedown’s concert set for the Abbotsford Centre has been moved from February to August. (Submitted)
MSA Manor in Abbotsford has had 12 people test positive for COVID-19. The Mayfair Senior Living + Care also has 12 cases. (Google Street View)

Total of 24 people test positive for COVID-19 at 2 Abbotsford care homes

Outbreaks declared at The Mayfair Senior Living and MSA Manor

MSA Manor in Abbotsford has had 12 people test positive for COVID-19. The Mayfair Senior Living + Care also has 12 cases. (Google Street View)
Members with the Chilliwack Visual Artists Association install their group show Natural Expressions at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack artists kick off new year with nature-themed exhibition

Natural Expressions by Chilliwack Visual Artists Association at Cultural Centre until Feb. 19

Members with the Chilliwack Visual Artists Association install their group show Natural Expressions at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Big Easy Funk Ensemble comes to Harrison Hot Springs on Saturday, Feb. 26. Tickets are available at harrisonfestival.com. (Facebook/Big Easy Funk Ensemble)

Big Easy Funk Ensemble concert is back on

Show rescheduled for Feb. 26 at Memorial Hall in Harrison

Big Easy Funk Ensemble comes to Harrison Hot Springs on Saturday, Feb. 26. Tickets are available at harrisonfestival.com. (Facebook/Big Easy Funk Ensemble)
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Abbotsford artist illustrates daughter’s ‘animal facts’ for new children’s picture book

Stephanie Vanderpol’s ‘Cheetahs Eat Cantaloupe’ will become available for pre-order in mid-February

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The Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival received $16,000 in grant funding from the province (File Photo)

Harrison Festival, Corn Festival get government grants

More than $60,000 in recovery aid pledged to Agassiz-Harrison events

The Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival received $16,000 in grant funding from the province (File Photo)
A documentary on Indigenous artist Hosumdas is one of many Fraser Valley films being screened at the fifth annual Chilliwack Independent Film Festival. (Hosumdas)

Chilliwack Independent Film Festival returns after being postponed due to flooding

Festival is back in-person and online with 40-plus films, including many by Fraser Valley filmmakers

A documentary on Indigenous artist Hosumdas is one of many Fraser Valley films being screened at the fifth annual Chilliwack Independent Film Festival. (Hosumdas)
Big Easy Funk Ensemble comes to Harrison Hot Springs on Saturday, Jan. 15. Tickets are available at harrisonfestival.com (Facebook/Big Easy Funk Ensemble)
Big Easy Funk Ensemble comes to Harrison Hot Springs on Saturday, Jan. 15. Tickets are available at harrisonfestival.com (Facebook/Big Easy Funk Ensemble)