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This fake-male stripper troop will be gyrating their way through the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Feb. 8. (Submitted)

The Comic Strippers return to Chilliwack, semi-dressed and completely unscripted

This fake-male stripper troupe will be gyrating their way through the Cultural Centre once again

  • Feb 1, 2020
This fake-male stripper troop will be gyrating their way through the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Feb. 8. (Submitted)
Hope Arts Gallery.  Hope Standard file photo

Artists at Work featured at Hope Arts Gallery in February

Melange 2020 will showcase myriad talents by local artists until Feb. 28

  • Jan 28, 2020
Hope Arts Gallery.  Hope Standard file photo
People get a close look at the sculptures and paintings on display during the Upscale Art opening reception at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Saturday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Chilliwack Visual Artists Assocation calling for artists to display

Works will be on display at O’Connor Group Art Gallery

People get a close look at the sculptures and paintings on display during the Upscale Art opening reception at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Saturday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Three concerts in two weeks at Bozzini’s Upstairs Lounge in Chilliwack

Three concerts in two weeks at Bozzini’s Upstairs Lounge in Chilliwack

Jon Brooks and Lynne Hanson are up first, followed by WiL and then Dan Bern for February concerts

  • Jan 22, 2020
Three concerts in two weeks at Bozzini’s Upstairs Lounge in Chilliwack
Through amazing displays of contortion, flexibility and control, The Peking Acrobats of China test the limits of human ability. (Submitted)

Peking Acrobats bring extraordinary exhibition of agility, athleticism and grace to Chilliwack

They will perform in beautiful costumes with dazzling special effects and live musicians

  • Jan 20, 2020
Through amazing displays of contortion, flexibility and control, The Peking Acrobats of China test the limits of human ability. (Submitted)
Pam Goodvin (left) and Tina Sharkey with Chilliwack Academy of Music are the organizers of the fifth annual Fraser Valley Distillery Festival set for Feb. 1. The event is a fundraiser for the academy. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Party like it’s 1920 at the Fraser Valley Distillery Festival in Chilliwack

The fifth annual ’20s-themed festival is a fundraiser for the Chilliwack Academy of Music

Pam Goodvin (left) and Tina Sharkey with Chilliwack Academy of Music are the organizers of the fifth annual Fraser Valley Distillery Festival set for Feb. 1. The event is a fundraiser for the academy. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Filippo Scaramucci of Italy is giving folks a chance to hear him live on Jan. 19 with his Classical Guitar Solo Recital at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Admission to his concert is by donation. (Submitted)

Italian classical guitarist presents a journey through European music with concert in Chilliwack

Filippo Scaramucci will perform his by-donation solo recital at Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Filippo Scaramucci of Italy is giving folks a chance to hear him live on Jan. 19 with his Classical Guitar Solo Recital at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Admission to his concert is by donation. (Submitted)
Ryan Lachance will perform at the Silver Chalice Pub as part of a comedy night organized by Fraser Valley Comedy. (Submitted photo)

Canada’s quadriplegic comedian performing in Hope

Ryan Lachance is known as the ‘sit-down stand-up’ comic

Ryan Lachance will perform at the Silver Chalice Pub as part of a comedy night organized by Fraser Valley Comedy. (Submitted photo)
A new year brings new classes and new creativity to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre

A new year brings new classes and new creativity to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Art classes in pottery, drawing, fibre arts and more start Jan. 20 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre

  • Jan 7, 2020
A new year brings new classes and new creativity to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre
Young actors with Chilliwack School of Performing Arts rehearse a scene from Matilda the Musical where the bullies taunt the new kids. CSOPA presents the play Jan. 15 to Jan. 26 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

CSOPA brings big show about a small girl to Chilliwack Cultural Centre with Roald Dahl’s Matilda

The musical is about a ‘very tiny human overcoming a great lot of things,’ says director Lisa Braun

Young actors with Chilliwack School of Performing Arts rehearse a scene from Matilda the Musical where the bullies taunt the new kids. CSOPA presents the play Jan. 15 to Jan. 26 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Actors read from scripts during a rehearsal for A Pearl in the Hand presented by the Chilliwack Players Guild. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

New radio play comes to Cultural Centre after successful first one by Chilliwack Players Guild

Chilliwack theatre company brings radio play A Pearl in the Hand to the stage for two performances

Actors read from scripts during a rehearsal for A Pearl in the Hand presented by the Chilliwack Players Guild. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Langley actor Jacob Tremblay and his sister Erica released rehabilitated seal pups on a B.C. beach earlier this month. (Sarah Ellam/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

B.C. child actor Jacob Tremblay helps release rehabilitated seal pups

One of the marine mammals was named Ja-cod in the young celebrity’s honour

Langley actor Jacob Tremblay and his sister Erica released rehabilitated seal pups on a B.C. beach earlier this month. (Sarah Ellam/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Wallace Street got Christmas treatment earlier this year when a Hallmark film production was in town. Their film, A Homecoming for the Holidays, airs on Saturday, Dec. 7 according to the Hallmark website. (Jessica Peters/ Standard file photo)

Holiday Hallmark film shot in Hope airing Dec. 7

A Homecoming for the Holidays includes cameo by local baker

Wallace Street got Christmas treatment earlier this year when a Hallmark film production was in town. Their film, A Homecoming for the Holidays, airs on Saturday, Dec. 7 according to the Hallmark website. (Jessica Peters/ Standard file photo)
Daniel Wesley performs in Hope at the Silver Chalice Pub on Nov. 23 at 9 p.m. (Submitted photo)

Daniel Wesley returns to Hope pub with beachy vibe

‘I’ve just been playing as much music as I can’

Daniel Wesley performs in Hope at the Silver Chalice Pub on Nov. 23 at 9 p.m. (Submitted photo)
Submissions wanted for artists who work in a large scale to display their artwork in the lobby of the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Submitted)

Chilliwack Cultural Centre invites large-format artists to display work in lobby

Applications for the centre’s lobby display are being accepted until Dec. 2

  • Nov 18, 2019
Submissions wanted for artists who work in a large scale to display their artwork in the lobby of the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Submitted)
The band Loans from Abbotsford and Mission performed during the Fraser Valley Music Awards last year in Mission. This year’s awards are being presented Nov. 21 in Chilliwack. (File photo)

Nominees announced for Fraser Valley Music Awards

CIVL Radio to present honours Thursday, Nov. 21 in Chilliwack

  • Nov 15, 2019
The band Loans from Abbotsford and Mission performed during the Fraser Valley Music Awards last year in Mission. This year’s awards are being presented Nov. 21 in Chilliwack. (File photo)
From left, seven-year-old Autumn Long plays Tiny Tim, Dennis Rackliff is Bob Cratchit, and Ken Fynn is Ebenezer Scrooge in the Chilliwack Players Guild’s production of A Christmas Carol. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Chilliwack Players Guild presents beloved classic ‘A Christmas Carol’

The Chilliwack Players Guild brings famous Dickens tale to life at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre

From left, seven-year-old Autumn Long plays Tiny Tim, Dennis Rackliff is Bob Cratchit, and Ken Fynn is Ebenezer Scrooge in the Chilliwack Players Guild’s production of A Christmas Carol. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Avalon Butchart from Agassiz is the featured artist at the Hope Arts Gallery in November.  Submitted photo

Get ‘Into the Wild’ at Hope Arts Gallery

Agassiz painter fills Backroom Gallery with new nature paintings

  • Nov 1, 2019
Avalon Butchart from Agassiz is the featured artist at the Hope Arts Gallery in November.  Submitted photo
Chilliwack cornfield by Philip Tingey. This was one of 13 images selected for Mark Strahl’s 2019 constituency calendar. (Philip Tingey)

Photographs of Chilliwack-Hope riding wanted for MP’s 2020 calendar

Images will be featured in Mark Strahl’s calendar and delivered to every home in the constituency

  • Oct 29, 2019
Chilliwack cornfield by Philip Tingey. This was one of 13 images selected for Mark Strahl’s 2019 constituency calendar. (Philip Tingey)
Families, couples and solo adventurers admired the handiwork of Tourism Harrison, who ignited the Village with a Sasquatch-themed light display for the first night of its new Lights on the Lake holiday initiative in 2018. (Nina Grossman/The Observer)

Harrison’s Lights by the Lake to open for second year this November

The grand opening for the light display will be on Saturday, Nov. 23

Families, couples and solo adventurers admired the handiwork of Tourism Harrison, who ignited the Village with a Sasquatch-themed light display for the first night of its new Lights on the Lake holiday initiative in 2018. (Nina Grossman/The Observer)