Jada Klein of Abbotsford performs at AbbyFest on Saturday at Abbotsford Centre, where the Fraser Valley Music Awards were included. Klein was among the recipients, earning the award for Excellence in Performance by a Youth Artist. (Photo by Jenna Cook)

Fraser Valley Music Awards honour artists in 15 categories

Recipients named from Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission and Langley

CIVL Radio presented the Fraser Valley Music Awards to musicians in 15 categories over the weekend.

The awards were presented during the AbbyFest celebration on Saturday at Abbotsford Centre.

Mamarudegyal MTHC of Burnaby won two awards, with recognitions in the Hip Hop Female and Queer Artist pools.

The other recipients were:

– Patrick Joliceour of Abbotsford – Best Pop Artist;

– Future Father Figures of Abbotsford – Folk;

– Kristin Witko of Abbotsford – Experimental;

– Kyler Pierce of Abbotsford – Country;

– Travis Murray of Abbotsford – Electronic;

– Darkest of the Hillside Thickets of Chilliwack – Rock;

– Blessed of Abbotsford, Mission and Chilliwack – Loud;

– HopeSKS from the Leq’a:mel First Nation – Hip Hop Male;

– David Gogo of Mission – Blues;

– Laura of The Kwerks, Langley – Excellence in Performance by a Female Artist;

– Brander Raven McDonald of Chilliwack – Excellence in Performance by a First Nations Artist;

– Jada Klein of Abbotsford – Excellence in Performance by a Youth Artist; and

– Molly’s Reach of Abbotsford – 2016 Dakota Leslie Memorial Live Performer of the Year Award.

Separate cash prizes and other awards were presented, including local gigs, studio recording time and social media management for two months.

For this year’s Live Performance of the Year Award, a surprise announcement was made that each of the five performers making it to the final round would receive a cash prize.

Western Jaguar, The WhiskeyJays, Corey Primus and Ben Cottrill each received $250, while the Molten Blues Band took home the $750 grand prize.

Just Posted

Honeybee farmers hope science can allow hives to thrive

Pesticides and globalization has threatened the 21st Century existence of honeybees

Dad’s vehicle impounded after driver clocked at 136 km/h in 50 zone

Incident on Thursday in Abbotsford also results in loss of licence

Measles case confirmed within Fraser Health region

One case within Fraser Health is related to the outbreak in three Vancouver schools.

Two life-writing sessions take place at The Reach

Program takes place Feb. 23 and March 2 at Abbosford gallery-museum

Abbotsford family participates in Climb the Wall event

Fundraiser on Sunday, Feb. 24 for BC Lung Association

Fashion Fridays: Must have wardrobe basics

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Skier dies at Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Cause of death has not been released

National Energy Board approves Trans Mountain pipeline again

Next step includes cabinet voting on the controversial expansion

Cryptocurrency exchange CEO who suddenly died leaves Kelowna house in will

Gerald Cotten, holding the keys to money tied up in his virtual currency exchange, died in December.

Regulator’s report, coming today, unlikely to settle Trans Mountain pipeline battle

The Trans Mountain pipeline will remain a controversial topic both in the political ring and out

5 to start your day

Australian woman dies in avalanche at Whistler, two boys OK after falling through Coquitlam lake and more

Australian woman killed in avalanche at Whistler

The woman and her partner were reportedly rescued by ski patrol, but she did not survive

B.C. legislature moving suspended staff controversy to outside review

Whale watching, Seattle Mariners trips billed as emergency preparedness, Speaker Darryl Plecas says

Trudeau tells Canadians to listen to clerk in SNC-Lavalin matter

Privy Council clerk Michael Wernick delivered a blunt assessment at the House of Commons justice

Most Read