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File Photo/Bob Lampert

Vancouver Porsche Club rolling into Harrison this Saturday

Car show starts at about 10:30 a.m. at boat launch

File Photo/Bob Lampert
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)
Mila Koveshnikova, new Hope Arts Gallery member, presents works with a European flair

Mila Koveshnikova, new Hope Arts Gallery member, presents works with a European flair

Artist’s August show ‘Silent Dialogue with Nature’ inspired by nature of Hope and area

  • Jul 30, 2020
Mila Koveshnikova, new Hope Arts Gallery member, presents works with a European flair
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)
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)
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)
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)
Rusty Tones (shown) opened a double-header Concerts in the Park in 2019, followed by Hope’s own Stellar Haze. (Chris Duchaine/ Black Press)

A summer like no other: Concerts in the Park cancelled

Hope and area’s weekly concert series will not go ahead this summer

Rusty Tones (shown) opened a double-header Concerts in the Park in 2019, followed by Hope’s own Stellar Haze. (Chris Duchaine/ Black Press)
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)
Ashley Pater releases new single ‘Mi Amor’ amid COVID-19

Ashley Pater releases new single ‘Mi Amor’ amid COVID-19

The ultimate ‘I know you want me back, but you blew it’ song says 17-year-old

Ashley Pater releases new single ‘Mi Amor’ amid COVID-19
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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)
The deadline to enter Pacific Community Resources Society’s ‘Creativity is Contagious’ art competition is April 30. (Submitted file photo)

B.C. community service provider hosts friendly art competition for youth

Theme for Pacific Community Resources contest is ‘finding the silver lining in difficult times’

The deadline to enter Pacific Community Resources Society’s ‘Creativity is Contagious’ art competition is April 30. (Submitted file photo)