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Calvin Dyck directs the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra as part of the Young Artists Concert on Oct. 30 at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium. (Photo: Michelle Doherty)

14 young musicians presented at concert in Abbotsford

Young Artists Concert on Oct. 30 at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium

Clarinetist Jose Franch-Ballester joins the Valley Concert Society for a live concert on Oct. 29 at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium in Abbotsford.

Valley Concert Society in Abbotsford opens season with The ‘B’ Team

Performance on Oct. 29 features works from Beethoven and Brahms

Though the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival is gone, the Season of the Wild hosted by Tourism Harrison River Valley aims to act as its spiritual successor and build on the legacy of wildlife awareness and conservation. (Bob Friesen File Photo)

Tourism Harrison River Valley unleashes Season of the Wild celebration

Fall, winter celebration promises multiple events celebrating local wildlife

Mignonne Shields’ three climate change painting entitled (from left) Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow were inspired by a conversation she had with Canadian painter Robert Bateman. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Climate change paintings by Chilliwack artist inspired by Robert Bateman

Mignonne Shields’ paintings show stark past, present and future views of our world

Mignonne Shields’ three climate change painting entitled (from left) Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow were inspired by a conversation she had with Canadian painter Robert Bateman. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The Abbotsford Film Festival takes place Friday and Saturday (Oct. 15 and 16) at The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford.

Abbotsford Film Festival held over two nights at The Reach

Event takes place Oct. 15 and 16 and includes entries from 48 Hour Film Competition

The Abbotsford Film Festival takes place Friday and Saturday (Oct. 15 and 16) at The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford.
Jeremy T. Thomas, left, and Keri Russell in the film Antlers (Kimberley French/© 2021 20th Century Studios All Rights Reserved)

Horror film shot in Hope premieres in time for Halloween

Antlers had its premiere pushed back due to the pandemic; stars Keri Russell and the town of Hope

  • Oct 15, 2021
Jeremy T. Thomas, left, and Keri Russell in the film Antlers (Kimberley French/© 2021 20th Century Studios All Rights Reserved)
Multi-platinum rock group Shinedown is coming to Abbotsford in February. (Submitted)

Rock group Shinedown coming to Abbotsford in February

Multi-platinum band’s North American tour stopping at Abbotsford Centre

Multi-platinum rock group Shinedown is coming to Abbotsford in February. (Submitted)
Nominations are now being accepted for the Fraser Valley Music Awards. (Stock photo by Firmbee from Pixabay)

Nominations open for 2021 Fraser Valley Music Awards

Recording grant also available as part of this year’s awards; event planned Nov. 18

Nominations are now being accepted for the Fraser Valley Music Awards. (Stock photo by Firmbee from Pixabay)
Abbotsford author Nikki Bergstresser has released a new children’s book.

Abbotsford author releases new children’s book

Nikki Bergstresser’s hopes Lila Lou’s Little Library inspires

Abbotsford author Nikki Bergstresser has released a new children’s book.
Barney (played by Lawrence Locke) with (from left) his women Elaine (Kathryn Ferguson), Jeanette (Shayna Kerrie) and Bobbi (Kaitlyn Busswood) in Last of the Red Hot Lovers. (Photo: Jean Konda-Witte)

Fraser Valley Stage returns to live theatre in Abbotsford with two productions

Last of the Red Hot Lovers opens Oct. 13, followed by Love Letters

Barney (played by Lawrence Locke) with (from left) his women Elaine (Kathryn Ferguson), Jeanette (Shayna Kerrie) and Bobbi (Kaitlyn Busswood) in Last of the Red Hot Lovers. (Photo: Jean Konda-Witte)
Maan Farms in Abbotsford is offering three haunted experiences from Sept. 24 to Oct. 31. (Dylaina Gollub Photography)

Three haunted Halloween experiences featured at Abbotsford farm

Maan Farms offers options that include being grabbed by the actors

Maan Farms in Abbotsford is offering three haunted experiences from Sept. 24 to Oct. 31. (Dylaina Gollub Photography)
Electric Sleep is by artists Jorden and David Doody (installation view at Vernon Public Library in 2020), whose work will be displayed at The Reach Gallery Abbotsford starting Oct. 1.

New exhibitions open at The Reach Gallery in Abbotsford

Opening event takes place Friday, Oct. 1 for new shows

Electric Sleep is by artists Jorden and David Doody (installation view at Vernon Public Library in 2020), whose work will be displayed at The Reach Gallery Abbotsford starting Oct. 1.
The names of artists whose work is featured in the Abbotsford Arts Council’s Anonymous Art Show are revealed when their paintings are sold. (Submitted file photo)

Submissions wanted for 7th annual Anonymous Art Show in Abbotsford

Seventh annual event hosted by the Abbotsford Arts Council

The names of artists whose work is featured in the Abbotsford Arts Council’s Anonymous Art Show are revealed when their paintings are sold. (Submitted file photo)
The Fraser Valley Symphony is now seeking new musicians for its 2021-22 season.

Fraser Valley Symphony seeks new musicians

Members gear up for 38th season in 2021-22

The Fraser Valley Symphony is now seeking new musicians for its 2021-22 season.
Charlie Frie stands on his bass while performing alongside Appaloosa band mate Jake Stolz. The group is coming to Hope for the 2021 Brigade Days, Sept. 10-12. (Tobias Frederiksen/Black Press file)

Hope’s Brigade Days offers up three days of entertainment starting today

Music, food trucks, midway and more in Hope’s Sixth Avenue Park

Charlie Frie stands on his bass while performing alongside Appaloosa band mate Jake Stolz. The group is coming to Hope for the 2021 Brigade Days, Sept. 10-12. (Tobias Frederiksen/Black Press file)
The Crescent Sky holds an album release party and concert on Saturday, Sept. 11 with guest Ben Cottrill.

The Crescent Sky and Ben Cottrill hold backyard concert

Chilliwack band and Abbotsford musician perform on Saturday, Sept. 11

The Crescent Sky holds an album release party and concert on Saturday, Sept. 11 with guest Ben Cottrill.
The Abbotsford Arts Council has created five themed Mill Lake Music playlists that are available on Spotify. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
The Abbotsford Arts Council has created five themed Mill Lake Music playlists that are available on Spotify. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
The Abbotsford Arts Council normally holds exhibits out of its location at Kariton Art Gallery on Ware Street.

An Abstract State of Mind is focus of digital art exhibit

Online show hosted by Abbotsford Arts Council opens Sept. 4

The Abbotsford Arts Council normally holds exhibits out of its location at Kariton Art Gallery on Ware Street.
Cultus Lake Park is hosting Blanc on the Beach, a white-attire fundraiser event, on Saturday, Sept. 11 at Main Beach. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

UPDATE: ‘Blanc on the Beach’ at Cultus Lake postponed

Fundraiser dinner originally scheduled for September postponed until 2022

Cultus Lake Park is hosting Blanc on the Beach, a white-attire fundraiser event, on Saturday, Sept. 11 at Main Beach. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Emily Taylor Adams singing on the waterfront stage at the ninth annual Bands on the Beach in 2019. (File photo)
Emily Taylor Adams singing on the waterfront stage at the ninth annual Bands on the Beach in 2019. (File photo)