Twilight concert series returns to Mission

Fraser River Heritage Park will host performances every Wednesday and Friday night, starting June 3.

Fraser River Heritage Park will come alive with the sound of music as the 25th season of the  Envision Financial Twilight Concert Series is set to begin.

The concerts feature a variety of musical talent with an eclectic mix of musical genres ranging from barbershop, rock and folk, to Celtic and high-school big-band.

On Wednesday and Friday evenings – from 7 to 8 p.m. – from June 3 to August 28, Mission residents will have an opportunity to hear a range of live music at Fraser River Heritage Park.

Kicking off this year’s series is the Hatzic Secondary School Jazz Band and Affirmation Jazz Choir on Wednesday, June 3 from 7 to 8 p.m.

The band won silver in May at the World Strides Heritage Music Festival in Anaheim, California, while Affirmation took home a gold.  This talented, young group will begin this year’s series with a high-energy mix of eclectic music and infectious enthusiasm.

Concert-goers are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner or treat themselves to a special pre-concert meal at the Blackberry Kitchen or The Log Cabin Café.

Admission to the concerts is by donation.

On Friday, June 5 from 7 to 8pm there will be a performance by Robert Bateman Secondary School’s Jazz Band.

This will be the Bateman band program’s first appearance at the Twilight Concert Series, though they are no strangers to the stage.  They perform regularly in the Fraser Valley, and in April travelled to SunPeaks for the Cantando Festival, where the Concert Band, Jazz Band, and Concert Choir all earned silver ratings for their performances.

Then, on June 10, Heritage Park Secondary School bands will perform.

Fresh from a season of great music and award-winning performances, this band program is ready to show its stuff on the summer series stage. Under the direction of Kim Grant, the concert and guitar bands have travelled about the province this year, and they are happy to be hitting the stage at home.

Concert-goers will also have the opportunity to take part in Envision Financial’s Full Cupboard program and support St. Joseph’s Food Bank by bringing non-perishable food or cash donations to concert events. To learn more about The Full Cupboard and Full Cupboard nights, visit

For more information about the Envision Financial Twilight Concert Series, including the full concert schedule, please contact the Mission Heritage Association at 604-826-0277, email or visit us online at


Just Posted

Woman charged in Abbotsford mall stabbing served time for 2001 killing

Victim in Edmonton killing was stabbed eight times with kitchen knife

Trial date scheduled for man charged with killing Abbotsford officer

Oscar Arfmann slated to go to trial in New Westminster in January 2019

Mission to host We’re Your Neighbours immigration forum

Baltej Dhillon will be the guest speaker at the event set for March 17

Victoria-bound passengers left at Abbotsford airport

YXX staffers receive praise for help to passengers; airline criticized

Senior randomly stabbed in Abbotsford mall food court

Woman arrested after victim, 71, suffers serious injuries

VIDEO: Orcas put on a show near Hornby Island

Louis Jobodin shares photos and video of his experience

Body discovered in burnt out car near Trail

Police report a body was found in the burnt out trunk of a 1999 Honda Civic

VIDEO: B.C. Lions sign defensive back T.J. Lee to contract for upcoming season

The four-year veteran had a team-high four interceptions and 49 tackles last season with B.C.

How an immigrant to Canada helped Donald Trump prove his mental health

Test that cleared Trump was developed by doctor associated with McGill and Sherbrooke universities

Premier touches on multiple topics ahead of Asia trade trip

Housing and childcare are expected to be the focus of the BC NDP’s first budget in February.

UPDATE: Friends mourn boy, 15, killed in Vancouver shooting

John Horgan: ‘No stone is to be left unturned until we find the perpetrator of this heinous crime’

VIDEO: Explorers uncover Canada’s deepest cave in Fernie

The cave, named Bisaro Anima, was confirmed to have broken the record on New Year’s Day

Vernon to host largest Special Olympics B.C. Winter Games in 2019

Games to be held Feb. 21-23, with more than 800 athletes expected to take part

League’s all-stars hit the ice in Langley

PJHL hosts top junior B players for all-star game

Most Read