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Chilliwack musician Mauvey won the Dakota Leslie Fan Vote – and $2,500 – at this year’s Fraser Valley Music Awards. The virtual event was held Thursday night (Nov. 19).

Winners of Fraser Valley Music Awards announced in 16 categories

Annual awards honour artists in pop, hip hop, jazz and more

An example of illustrations by Carrielynn Victor from the book Sem :th X̱ :tsa Sts’ lemeqwelh Sx̱ :tsa (Sem :th X̱ :tsa Great-Gramma’s Lake). The artist augmented archival photographs of Sumas Lake from The Reach’s collections using digital illustration. In this example, she depicts Sal :ts, the stilt village located near present-day Yarrow, where St :lō families would live seasonally. (Image courtesy of The Reach Gallery Museum)

Reach Gallery Abbotsford releases new kids’ book about Sumas Lake

Book published to acknowledge 100 years since lake was drained

Ken Hildebrandt is the executive/artistic director of Gallery 7 Theatre.

Gallery 7 Theatre in Abbotsford presents live-streamed readings of 3 plays

Medieval- and Elizabethan-era productions showcased online over two weekends

Organizers of the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival have decided to end the event after more than 20 years. (Bob Friesen File Photo)

Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival is now self-guided tour

Photographers, birdwatchers quietly observe area eagles

Organizers of the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival have decided to end the event after more than 20 years. (Bob Friesen File Photo)
Gurdeep Pandher, a Yukon-based bhangra dancer, shows his skill with sweeping arm movements and high kicks on the steps of the BC Legislature Building on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (Devon Bidal/ Black Press file)

Famous Yukon-based bhangra dancer set to bring message of joy, unity to Fraser Valley homes

UFV brings invigorating live online dance class with Gurdeep Pandher right into viewers’ homes

Gurdeep Pandher, a Yukon-based bhangra dancer, shows his skill with sweeping arm movements and high kicks on the steps of the BC Legislature Building on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (Devon Bidal/ Black Press file)
Chilliwack group The Eddy J Band performed during the fourth annual Fraser Valley Music Awards in November 2019 in Chilliwack. (Claudia Wyler Photography)

50 nominees announced for Fraser Valley Music Awards

Winners to be named during virtual awards ceremony on Nov. 19

Chilliwack group The Eddy J Band performed during the fourth annual Fraser Valley Music Awards in November 2019 in Chilliwack. (Claudia Wyler Photography)
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The West Coast Women’s Show is normally held every October at Tradex in Abbotsford. This year’s event will be an Online Pop-Up from Nov. 13 to 15. (Abbotsford News file photo)

West Coast Women’s Show in Abbotsford goes virtual for 2020

Online Pop-Up shopping from Nov. 13 to 15 replaces annual event at Tradex

The West Coast Women’s Show is normally held every October at Tradex in Abbotsford. This year’s event will be an Online Pop-Up from Nov. 13 to 15. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Rafael Brisebois of Mission performs in Abbotsford on Thursday, Nov. 5 with Calvin Dyck. (File photo by Bob Friesen)

Mission and Abbotsford musical pair perform ‘Morning Melodies’

Rafael Brisebois and Calvin Dyck featured on Nov. 5 at Bakerview Church

Rafael Brisebois of Mission performs in Abbotsford on Thursday, Nov. 5 with Calvin Dyck. (File photo by Bob Friesen)
Gallery 7 Theatre is offering two online theatre courses in November. (Photo by Dianna Lewis Photography)

Gallery 7 in Abbotsford presents two online theatre courses

Sessions offered in November on Shakespeare and stage management

Gallery 7 Theatre is offering two online theatre courses in November. (Photo by Dianna Lewis Photography)
The Abbotsford Arts Council’s Anonymous Art Show is normally held in person, but this year the exhibit will be held online, starting at 7 p.m. on Nov. 1. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Abbotsford Arts Council presents online Anonymous Art Show

Half the proceeds go to artists, and other half goes to arts council

The Abbotsford Arts Council’s Anonymous Art Show is normally held in person, but this year the exhibit will be held online, starting at 7 p.m. on Nov. 1. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Abbotsford author Katrina Wiggins has been shortlisted for the Page Turner Award eBook Award for her young adult novel, Blind the Eyes.

Abbotsford author shortlisted for literary award for young adult novel

Katrina Wiggins’ book Blind the Eyes is about climate crisis and monsters

Abbotsford author Katrina Wiggins has been shortlisted for the Page Turner Award eBook Award for her young adult novel, Blind the Eyes.
Giana Randhawa of Abbotsford has written and published a children’s book titled My Favourite Colour is Pink. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford woman writes children’s book about acceptance

Giana Randhawa says there’s too much pressure to fit into gender roles

Giana Randhawa of Abbotsford has written and published a children’s book titled My Favourite Colour is Pink. (Submitted photo)
Someone needs a manicure? The She Devil pursues Jvck Wilde in a cinematic music video about struggling with mental illness. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack hip-hop artist Jvck Wilde produces She Devil music video

Dark, chilling and very cinematic, Wilde produces a gripping video on a tight budget

Someone needs a manicure? The She Devil pursues Jvck Wilde in a cinematic music video about struggling with mental illness. (Submitted photo)
Abbotsford singer-songwriter Ben Cottrill has released Velvet Regrets, Vol. 2, a followup to the first volume earlier this year. (Photo by Adam Nickel)

Abbotsford singer releases sequel to earlier 2020 release

Musician Ben Cottrill releases Velvet Regrets, Vol. 2

Abbotsford singer-songwriter Ben Cottrill has released Velvet Regrets, Vol. 2, a followup to the first volume earlier this year. (Photo by Adam Nickel)
Local photographer Wolf Drescher spotted film crews set up along Esplanade Avenue in front of Canwest Art Gallery on the Lake on Thursday, October 1. Film production crews working on ‘Solitary’ will be around the area until close to the end of the month. (Contributed Photo/Wolf Drescher)

“Solitary” Update: Dramatic action scene to be filmed in Agassiz

‘Solitary’ will film a break-in, getaway at Kent Outdoors

Local photographer Wolf Drescher spotted film crews set up along Esplanade Avenue in front of Canwest Art Gallery on the Lake on Thursday, October 1. Film production crews working on ‘Solitary’ will be around the area until close to the end of the month. (Contributed Photo/Wolf Drescher)
Motherhood and Being a Sandwich or The Best Laid Plans by Sue Backs is among the shows featured in Gallery 7 Theatre’s online short-play festival in October. (Submitted photo)

Gallery 7 Theatre in Abbotsford holds online short-play festival

Event runs over two weekends in October and includes short films, poetry and more

  • Oct 15, 2020
Motherhood and Being a Sandwich or The Best Laid Plans by Sue Backs is among the shows featured in Gallery 7 Theatre’s online short-play festival in October. (Submitted photo)
Jordain Culpepper of Abbotsford releases a new EP on Oct. 16. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford musician Jordain Culpepper releases new EP

Singer-songwriter releases Love Somebody on Oct. 16

Jordain Culpepper of Abbotsford releases a new EP on Oct. 16. (Submitted photo)
Some of the work created by members of the Fraser Valley Watermedia Society. The group is having its first online show, due to the pandemic, for the month of November. (Fraser Valley Watermedia Society)

Fraser Valley artists move group show online due to COVID-19

The Fraser Valley Watermedia Society’s online show runs for the month of November

Some of the work created by members of the Fraser Valley Watermedia Society. The group is having its first online show, due to the pandemic, for the month of November. (Fraser Valley Watermedia Society)
The 2020 Fraser Valley Music Awards are set for Nov. 19. (Submitted)

Over $10,000 up for grabs at 2020 Fraser Valley Music Awards

Fifth annual event accepting submissions until Oct. 19, show set for Nov. 19

The 2020 Fraser Valley Music Awards are set for Nov. 19. (Submitted)
Local photographer Wolf Drescher spotted film crews set up along Esplanade Avenue in front of Canwest Art Gallery on the Lake on Thursday, October 1. Film production crews working on ‘Solitary’ will be around the area until October 23. (Contributed Photo/Wolf Drescher)
Local photographer Wolf Drescher spotted film crews set up along Esplanade Avenue in front of Canwest Art Gallery on the Lake on Thursday, October 1. Film production crews working on ‘Solitary’ will be around the area until October 23. (Contributed Photo/Wolf Drescher)