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A circle of participants watch Beny Esguerra demonstrate traditional Afro-Colombian music in this 2017 photo. Esguerra is back for a 2020 performance for the Still Running Online concert series brought to you by the Harrison Festival Society (File Photo)
A circle of participants watch Beny Esguerra demonstrate traditional Afro-Colombian music in this 2017 photo. Esguerra is back for a 2020 performance for the Still Running Online concert series brought to you by the Harrison Festival Society (File Photo)
Art classes resume at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre under strict new protocols. (Submitted/ Chilliwak Progress)

Classes, theatre re-open at Chilliwack Cultural Centre under strict protocols

Smaller classes sizes, mandatory masks are some of the new rules at Chilliwack Cultural Centre

  • Jul 31, 2020
Art classes resume at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre under strict new protocols. (Submitted/ Chilliwak Progress)
The Cultus Lake Flower Festival is now open at 4215 Wilson Rd. in Yarrow. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Cultus Lake Flower Fest returns with more variety this year

Colourful field of flowers is smaller than last year’s, but it’s still ‘mighty beautiful,’ says owner

The Cultus Lake Flower Festival is now open at 4215 Wilson Rd. in Yarrow. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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Film production trucks are parked along the side of the road in Harrison Hot Springs on Monday afternoon. The Hallmark movie “Neverbrides” is being filmed in part in Harrison. (Adam Louis/Observer)

PHOTOS: Fall movie ‘Neverbrides’ films in Harrison heat

Hallmark movie is slated to premiere this fall

Film production trucks are parked along the side of the road in Harrison Hot Springs on Monday afternoon. The Hallmark movie “Neverbrides” is being filmed in part in Harrison. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Doug Cox is one of three artists to perform in Harrison’s Off and Running Online concert series. Cox is featured in the first instalment of the three-video series, which will also feature Boyd Benjamin and Kevin Barr and Maria Dunn. (Black Press file photo)

Harrison’s ‘Still Running’ concert series launches first online event

The 29-minute video is the first of three online concerts

Doug Cox is one of three artists to perform in Harrison’s Off and Running Online concert series. Cox is featured in the first instalment of the three-video series, which will also feature Boyd Benjamin and Kevin Barr and Maria Dunn. (Black Press file photo)
Hollywood North: Hallmark movie filming in Harrison Hot Springs
Hollywood North: Hallmark movie filming in Harrison Hot Springs
Carrielynn Victor works on a mural outside Strathcona Elementary on Saturday, July 18, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Murals ‘help build community’ says Indigenous Chilliwack artist

Coast Salish artist Carrielynn Victor finished two murals at Strathcona and Cheam elementary schools

Carrielynn Victor works on a mural outside Strathcona Elementary on Saturday, July 18, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
A bee approaches another on a sunflower during the second annual Chilliwack Sunflower Festival on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Public will get chance to walk among the sunflowers in Chilliwack

Popular flower festival moving ahead with opening plans, and reduced capacity due to COVID-19

A bee approaches another on a sunflower during the second annual Chilliwack Sunflower Festival on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)
Jonny Harris reads through a book at Harrison Hot Springs resort during the Harrison ‘Still Standing’ episode. The episode aired again on Sunday, July 5. (Screenshot/Still Standing)
Jonny Harris reads through a book at Harrison Hot Springs resort during the Harrison ‘Still Standing’ episode. The episode aired again on Sunday, July 5. (Screenshot/Still Standing)
Will Stroet of WIll’s Jams performs on Maple Street in Harrison Hot Springs on Wednesday, July 15, at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. (Contributed Photo/Harrison Festival Society)

Harrison Festival Society unveils further summer lineup

Children’s concert, drum making on deck for July 15 and 18

Will Stroet of WIll’s Jams performs on Maple Street in Harrison Hot Springs on Wednesday, July 15, at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. (Contributed Photo/Harrison Festival Society)
In Dead Soldiers, one of the paintings in the Sandstorm series, Chris Woods alludes to a long tradition of depicting battles in art. (Chris Woods)

Return of the Jedi – and the Chilliwack Cultural Centre art gallery

The O’Connor Group Art Gallery re-opens today with Chris Woods’ Star Wars themed paintings

In Dead Soldiers, one of the paintings in the Sandstorm series, Chris Woods alludes to a long tradition of depicting battles in art. (Chris Woods)
ICYMI: Virtual Canada Day 2020

ICYMI: Virtual Canada Day 2020

Did you miss out on any of Canada Day 2020?

ICYMI: Virtual Canada Day 2020
Barney Bentall, Shari Ulrich and Tom Taylor will present their own brand of folk to Agassiz-Harrison, the Harrison Festival Society recently announced. Though the limited tickets were quickly snatched up, the concert will be professionally filmed and made available via the Festival website (Contribtued Photo/Harrison Festival Society).

Harrison Festival Society announces intimate concert series with July 11 show

Concert sold out within hours but will be available on video

Barney Bentall, Shari Ulrich and Tom Taylor will present their own brand of folk to Agassiz-Harrison, the Harrison Festival Society recently announced. Though the limited tickets were quickly snatched up, the concert will be professionally filmed and made available via the Festival website (Contribtued Photo/Harrison Festival Society).
Grace Storteboom celebrates her 90th birthday at Cheam Village in Agassiz on Sunday, June 28 (Adam Louis/Observer).

Grace-land for a day: 90-year-old celebrates milestone birthday with ‘Elvis’

Dozens of guests attended at a distance, listened to old-time rock n’ roll

Grace Storteboom celebrates her 90th birthday at Cheam Village in Agassiz on Sunday, June 28 (Adam Louis/Observer).
Agassiz Speedway announced on Tuesday (June 23) a live-stream of what could be 2020’s only race at the track. It will be streamed via Facebook on July 4 (Contributed photo/Agassiz Speedway).
Agassiz Speedway announced on Tuesday (June 23) a live-stream of what could be 2020’s only race at the track. It will be streamed via Facebook on July 4 (Contributed photo/Agassiz Speedway).
The founder of the Chilliwack Independent Film Festival, Taras Groves, is currently waiving entry fees for all Black, Asian and minority ethnic filmmakers for his festival. (Submitted)

Chilliwack film fest founder waives entry fees for Black, Asian and minority ethnic filmmakers

The Chilliwack Independent Film Festival is the first film festival in B.C. to make the move

The founder of the Chilliwack Independent Film Festival, Taras Groves, is currently waiving entry fees for all Black, Asian and minority ethnic filmmakers for his festival. (Submitted)
A total of 48 singers took part in Belle Voci’s recording of ‘Ubi Caritas.’ (YouTube)

Fraser Valley vocal ensemble records song as a ‘gift from the world, to the world’

A total of 48 singers came together to record ‘Ubi Caritas’ with vocal group Belle Voci

A total of 48 singers took part in Belle Voci’s recording of ‘Ubi Caritas.’ (YouTube)
Clockwise, from left: Laura Koch, Brad Fry, Sammi Morelli and Kellen Saip are some of the artists who are part of Artists in Isolation, an album by Yellow House Studio in Chilliwack. (Submitted)

‘Artists in Isolation’ album puts much-needed money in Fraser Valley musicians’ pockets

‘Here’s your chance to support multiple artists with one purchase,’ says Chilliwack record producer

Clockwise, from left: Laura Koch, Brad Fry, Sammi Morelli and Kellen Saip are some of the artists who are part of Artists in Isolation, an album by Yellow House Studio in Chilliwack. (Submitted)
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Members of Belle Voci used their own smartphones to record themselves singing and then each video and audio recording was put together to make this video collage. (Submitted)

VIDEO: Fraser Valley singing ensemble overcomes isolation, creates music using digital technology

Members of Belle Voci record ‘a capella’ song together even though they were unable to meet in person

Members of Belle Voci used their own smartphones to record themselves singing and then each video and audio recording was put together to make this video collage. (Submitted)