Festival

John Rambo carving from creator Ryan Villiers
Hope has a lot going for it, from its status as the setting of the first Rambo movie to its natural beauty. But it was still bumped in the first round of an online CBC contest to select B.C.’s best small town. (Photo/Adam Louis)

Remembering Rambo: Hope, B.C. festival celebrates 40 years of the iconic film

Forty years ago, the hills of Hope, B.C., starred alongside actor Sylvester…

  • Sep 27, 2022

 

The Lytton River Festival will be held this weekend (Sept.24 and Sept. 25) at the Stein Valley Nlaka’pamux School. (Lytton River Festival/Facebook)

The Lytton River Festival to be held over the weekend (Sept. 24 and Sept. 25)

The two-day festival celebrates the return of Lytton band members and World Rivers Day

 

Bob Friesen photo.

PHOTOS: MissionFest returns after three years away

2022 event even had a foam party as a new addition

 

A bee approaches another on a sunflower during the second annual Chilliwack Sunflower Festival on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack Sunflower Festival now open with 50 varieties of vibrant, towering flowers

Special fundraiser at sunflower festival will help bring humanitarian aid to Ukraine

A bee approaches another on a sunflower during the second annual Chilliwack Sunflower Festival on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Patrick Penner / Mission Record
Patrick Penner / Mission Record
Tickets are on sale for this year’s PNE Prize Home, which – for the first time ever – is located in Langley. It will be open for tours in the Willoughby neighbourhood starting in June. (PNE/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: 2022 PNE Prize Home ready for occupancy in Langley

Langley contractor crafts this year’s lottery home in his own backyard

Tickets are on sale for this year’s PNE Prize Home, which – for the first time ever – is located in Langley. It will be open for tours in the Willoughby neighbourhood starting in June. (PNE/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Veselka performing Isolation Volyn. Bob Friesen photo.

PHOTOS: Ukrainian Cultural Festival’s 25th anniversary at Mission’s Clarke Theatre

Festival returns after 2-year absence for dance event on Saturday

Veselka performing Isolation Volyn. Bob Friesen photo.
Johnny Cash, June Carter and others pictured on a page from “Memories From the Mountain,” a new book that documents the history of Merritt Mountain Music Festival in photographs by Surrey’s Dee Lippingwell. (Photos: Dee Lippingwell)

Merritt country music festival’s ‘crazy-ass scene’ recalled in photographer’s new book

Campground C party zone and more remembered in Dee Lippingwell’s third book

Johnny Cash, June Carter and others pictured on a page from “Memories From the Mountain,” a new book that documents the history of Merritt Mountain Music Festival in photographs by Surrey’s Dee Lippingwell. (Photos: Dee Lippingwell)
BC Place Stadium in a photo posted to cisc-icca.ca.

Roof of BC Place a stage for performers during online music festival

‘This will be the first time any artists have performed from the 204-foot iconic Vancouver rooftop’

BC Place Stadium in a photo posted to cisc-icca.ca.
The Abbotsford Tulip Festival is permanently closing, with plans to eventually set up in Armstrong, B.C. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Abbotsford Tulip Festival is closing, with plans to rebloom in Armstrong

Event organizer says pandemic and sale of land were factors in decision

The Abbotsford Tulip Festival is permanently closing, with plans to eventually set up in Armstrong, B.C. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Bags of cranberries are sold at each year’s festival, all proceeds to the Fort Langley BIA to enable them to host the one-day event. (Langley Advance Times files)

Popular Lower Mainland Thanksgiving festivities cancelled by COVID

Fort Langley’s 25th annual Cranberry Festival put off until 2021, to avoid spread of virus

Bags of cranberries are sold at each year’s festival, all proceeds to the Fort Langley BIA to enable them to host the one-day event. (Langley Advance Times files)
Agassiz’s 2019 Corn King Martin Dinn after his crowning ceremony. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer) [Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival September 14 2019]

Agassiz Fall Fair, Corn Festival postponed

Alternative event planning in the works, board of directors said

Agassiz’s 2019 Corn King Martin Dinn after his crowning ceremony. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer) [Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival September 14 2019]
Hope’s Kawkawa Lake will be the picturesque setting for the 2022 B.C. Canoe Festival, which takes place April 29 to May 1. (Recreation Canoeing Association of British Columbia photo)

B.C. Canoe Festival returns to Hope’s Kawkawa Lake

The event was cancelled the last two years due to the COVID pandemic, but returns in late April

Hope’s Kawkawa Lake will be the picturesque setting for the 2022 B.C. Canoe Festival, which takes place April 29 to May 1. (Recreation Canoeing Association of British Columbia photo)
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