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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

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
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)
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ONTS is bringing a series of short plays to the stage. / Submitted Photo

Mission’s ONTS is bringing three short plays to the stage

After almost two years, live theatre returning to Mission

ONTS is bringing a series of short plays to the stage. / Submitted Photo
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New Icons – for the Collective Unconscious is showing at the Mission Art Gallery

The work of Canadian Surrealist artist Leo Labelle is on display until Sept. 25

  • Sep 18, 2021
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Mission Short Film Festival set for Sept. 25

Evening event will take place at Clarke Foundation Theatre

  • Sep 17, 2021
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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.
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Mission hires pair of artists in residence

Will create projects during Culture Days, running Sept. 24 to Oct. 24

  • Aug 23, 2021
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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)
Decorations were hung with care around downtown Vernon for a new film being shot in town Aug. 9, 2021. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)

Christmas movie filming in Vernon transforms downtown into winter wonderland

Three Hallmark films and one Lifetime being shot in Okanagan

Decorations were hung with care around downtown Vernon for a new film being shot in town Aug. 9, 2021. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)
Vanessa Oddy (right) and her mom Diane Bruinsma are seen here on Aug. 11, 2020 with Oddy’s two children Aiden (grey shirt) and John (red shirt) and her niece Fay and nephew Nash (at back). Oddy, along with her two sisters who own the Chilliwack Corn Maze, is getting ready to open their attraction on Aug. 14. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack corn maze design inspired by children’s book about finding happiness everywhere

‘Wander’-themed design is ‘inspirational and beautiful,’ says Chilliwack Corn Maze owner

Vanessa Oddy (right) and her mom Diane Bruinsma are seen here on Aug. 11, 2020 with Oddy’s two children Aiden (grey shirt) and John (red shirt) and her niece Fay and nephew Nash (at back). Oddy, along with her two sisters who own the Chilliwack Corn Maze, is getting ready to open their attraction on Aug. 14. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Former MasterChef contestant and home cook Tammy Wood is seen here competing on Wall of Chefs for Food Network Canada. She is preparing to open Sossy’s Saloon, which will feature elevated pub food and wild game. (Contributed Photo/Sossy Outdoors)

Agassiz’s celebrity chef set to open Sossy’s Saloon soon

Tammy Wood set to open her new saloon next month

Former MasterChef contestant and home cook Tammy Wood is seen here competing on Wall of Chefs for Food Network Canada. She is preparing to open Sossy’s Saloon, which will feature elevated pub food and wild game. (Contributed Photo/Sossy Outdoors)
Hope-raised artist Jessicka has released a video that embraces fairytales, with a clubbing vibe. (Light Organ Record image)

Mirrorball Midnight release is the newest single by Hope-raised artist

Jessicka dove into music 12 years ago and hasn’t stopped creating

Hope-raised artist Jessicka has released a video that embraces fairytales, with a clubbing vibe. (Light Organ Record image)
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Side Hustle, a new art exhibition in Mission, lets public set the price

Art is about taking chances, according to artist Christopher Friesen

  • Jul 26, 2021
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