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Kassandra Clack of Abbotsford has been named one of 18 finalists in the Jim Beam Virtual National Talent Search, taking place in June.

Fraser Valley country singer Kassandra Clack a finalist in national talent search

18 finalists vie to win Jim Beam Virtual National Talent Search in June

Andrew Bright (left) and Elijah Tatema perform as Panic Squad, a comedy improv team that holds a virtual show for Abbotsford’s Gallery 7 Theatre on May 7. (Photo: Panic Squad)

Gallery 7 Theatre in Abbotsford presents virtual improv comedy show

Event featuring Panic Squad takes place online on Friday, May 7

Harrison country artist Todd Richard adjusts his camera before filming “Green and Blue” as sung by he and the students of Harrison Hot Springs Elementary. (Adam Louis/Observer)

VIDEO: Harrison elementary students team up with country artist, pay tribute to frontline workers

Students sang “Green and Blue” with Todd Richard as part of Music Monday

The Fraser Valley Watermedia Society normally holds its art shows in person, but its spring show this year is being held online, starting May 1. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Fraser Valley Watermedia Society presents online show throughout May

Show opens May 1 and features a variety of new paintings by local artists

The Fraser Valley Watermedia Society normally holds its art shows in person, but its spring show this year is being held online, starting May 1. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Sasquatch Days typically takes place in May but has been canceled the past two years due to COVID-19. The Sts’ailes First Nation recently announced this year’s cancelation. (Photo/Tourism Harrison)

2021 Sasquatch Days canceled due to COVID-19

Second year in a row the pandemic canceled this event

Sasquatch Days typically takes place in May but has been canceled the past two years due to COVID-19. The Sts’ailes First Nation recently announced this year’s cancelation. (Photo/Tourism Harrison)
Pharmacist Barbara Violo arranges all the empty vials of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines that she has provided to customers at the Junction Chemist which is a independent pharmacy during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto, on Monday, April 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Parts of Langley Township, Abbotsford to get AstraZeneca vaccines for people ages 40+

A total of 13 neighbourhoods and communities in B.C. will receive the AstraZeneca vaccine

Pharmacist Barbara Violo arranges all the empty vials of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines that she has provided to customers at the Junction Chemist which is a independent pharmacy during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto, on Monday, April 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Sunshine Valley’s Ashley Pater appears in her new music video “Stuck on You.” Pater has been hard at work creating new music and participating in virtual events and tours. (Screenshot/Ashley Pater)

Sunshine Valley’s Ashley Pater releases new single

‘Stuck on You’ has been viewed more than 20,000 times

Sunshine Valley’s Ashley Pater appears in her new music video “Stuck on You.” Pater has been hard at work creating new music and participating in virtual events and tours. (Screenshot/Ashley Pater)
A series of portraits taken last summer by Luke Pardy form an exhibition taking place throughout April at two Abbotsford locations. (Photo: Luke Pardy)

Summer portrait series on display at two Abbotsford locations

Exhibition presented by City of Abbotsford and arts council until April 30

A series of portraits taken last summer by Luke Pardy form an exhibition taking place throughout April at two Abbotsford locations. (Photo: Luke Pardy)
Todd Richard recently released “Green and Blue,” a heartfelt country ballad thanking the front-line workers battling against the pandemic. (Screenshot/ Todd Richard)

Harrison country artist Todd Richard releases ‘Green and Blue,’ a tribute to frontline workers

Richard’s new single has been viewed more than 3,000 times on his YouTube channel

Todd Richard recently released “Green and Blue,” a heartfelt country ballad thanking the front-line workers battling against the pandemic. (Screenshot/ Todd Richard)
The Abbotsford Gogos are inviting local residents to watch a virtual concert in support of African grandmothers. The concert first airs on April 15. (Photo: Abbotsford Gogos Facebook page)
The Abbotsford Gogos are inviting local residents to watch a virtual concert in support of African grandmothers. The concert first airs on April 15. (Photo: Abbotsford Gogos Facebook page)
Langley’s Dallas Smith, seen here at the JUNO Awards in 2017, is among performers during the 2021 Canuck Country Rocks benefit concert, online on Thursday, April 29. (Photo: Youtube)
Langley’s Dallas Smith, seen here at the JUNO Awards in 2017, is among performers during the 2021 Canuck Country Rocks benefit concert, online on Thursday, April 29. (Photo: Youtube)
UFV Theatre’s fourth-year Devised Theatre class presents its final project from April 8 to 10. Devised Theatre Showcase, No Strings Attached will be presented online via Zoom. (Submitted photo)

Sock puppets part of UFV Devised Theatre final project

Fourth-year students present production online from April 8 to 10

UFV Theatre’s fourth-year Devised Theatre class presents its final project from April 8 to 10. Devised Theatre Showcase, No Strings Attached will be presented online via Zoom. (Submitted photo)
Kariton Art Gallery

Abbotsford Arts Council hosts online exhibit Vibrant Femmes

Show opening April 3 features work of Dona Park and Kiranjot Kaur

Kariton Art Gallery
Mikayla Froese of Abbotsford performs in Gallery 7 Theatre’s digital production of The Little Prince on March 26 and 27. (PHOTO: Dianna Lewis Photography)
Mikayla Froese of Abbotsford performs in Gallery 7 Theatre’s digital production of The Little Prince on March 26 and 27. (PHOTO: Dianna Lewis Photography)
The winners’ artwork from the Xyólheméylh Gratitude Art Contest will be turned into thank-you cards for the Fraser Valley Aboriginal Children and Family Services Society. (Submitted)

Winners announced in provincewide Indigenous youth ‘gratitude’ art contest by Fraser Valley society

Winners’ artwork from Xyólheméylh Gratitude Art Contest to be turned into thank-you cards

The winners’ artwork from the Xyólheméylh Gratitude Art Contest will be turned into thank-you cards for the Fraser Valley Aboriginal Children and Family Services Society. (Submitted)
The cast and crew of UFV Theatre’s Pariah (The Outcast) are preparing for the live-streamed Zoom production, which runs March 24 to 27.

UFV Theatre presents virtual performance of Pariah (The Outcast)

Live-streamed Zoom one-act play runs from March 24 to 27

The cast and crew of UFV Theatre’s Pariah (The Outcast) are preparing for the live-streamed Zoom production, which runs March 24 to 27.
Rocky LaRock in The Reach Gallery Museum looking at his carving of Sasquatch. (Youtube/Screenshot)

VIDEO: Sasquatch featured in new video with Sts’ailes carver Rocky LaRock

The video is part of LaRock’s gallery at The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford

Rocky LaRock in The Reach Gallery Museum looking at his carving of Sasquatch. (Youtube/Screenshot)
Harvest Cafe on Mill Street has created a new donut to celebrate the Disney film Flora and Ulysses, which was filmed in part at the Chilliwack eatery. (Submitted photo)

Nutty doughnut at Chilliwack cafe celebrates release of Disney film

Harvest Cafe was used for a set in recently released family film, Flora & Ulysses

Harvest Cafe on Mill Street has created a new donut to celebrate the Disney film Flora and Ulysses, which was filmed in part at the Chilliwack eatery. (Submitted photo)
Core band members Elizabeth Rodriguez and Magdelys Savigne will be bringing Okan’s powerful Latin music to the Harrison Festival, with a beach-side concert and Cuban music workshop. (Contributed)

Harrison Festival Society brings Latin vibe to virtual concert

Okan and Mazacote will be performing on March 26 in concert-goers living rooms

Core band members Elizabeth Rodriguez and Magdelys Savigne will be bringing Okan’s powerful Latin music to the Harrison Festival, with a beach-side concert and Cuban music workshop. (Contributed)
Adriel Brandt is among three Abbotsford actors appearing in Theatre in the Country’s production of The Schoolmistress on March 12 and 13. (Submitted photo)

Three Abbotsford actors among cast of online production

Langley’s Theatre in the Country presents The Schoolmistress on March 12 and 13

Adriel Brandt is among three Abbotsford actors appearing in Theatre in the Country’s production of The Schoolmistress on March 12 and 13. (Submitted photo)