Arts and culture

Via B.C. Creative’s Interactive Fund partnership, the Syéxw Chó:leqw Adventure Park received $40,000 in funding for a light and sound installation exploring the effects of colonialism

Sq’ewá:lxw First Nation near Agassiz granted $40,000 for light and sound exhibition

Installation at Syéxw Chó:leqw will explore effects of colonialism

 

Krista Loughton portrait by Lia Crowe

Krista Loughton talks film and politics

Filmaker and Victoria city councillor focuses on community

  • Dec 30, 2022

 

The crew for @Home — a new, Indigenous focused, home makeover show that will be airing in Fall 2023 — recently gave the studio, of Ojibwe and Cree fashion designer Linda Kay Peters, a complete makeover. (Kemone Moodley/Hope Standard)

New home makeover show features famous fashion designer Linda Kay Peters

The Ojibwe and Cree and Seabird Island First Nation designer will feature on fifth episode of @Home

 

Left to Right, in regalia designed and crafted by Lillian and Alver Tait: Brian McMillian, Wilps Wisin Xbil’tkw (Gisk’aast) representing subcrest owl, Markell Gosnell, Wilps Ksim Xsaan (Ganada) representing subcrest Ganada, Donaldo McNeil, Wilps La’ay (Laxsgiik) representing beaver, Deon Pierre, Wilps Duuk (Laxgibuu) representing subcrest bear. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard).

PHOTOS: Northern B.C. fashion show brings Nisga’a talent into the light

Models sported a striking blend of colourful and more sombre tones that reflected the theme of the evening: ‘from darkness to light’

Left to Right, in regalia designed and crafted by Lillian and Alver Tait: Brian McMillian, Wilps Wisin Xbil’tkw (Gisk’aast) representing subcrest owl, Markell Gosnell, Wilps Ksim Xsaan (Ganada) representing subcrest Ganada, Donaldo McNeil, Wilps La’ay (Laxsgiik) representing beaver, Deon Pierre, Wilps Duuk (Laxgibuu) representing subcrest bear. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard).
Authors Jordan Abel (left), Marsha Lederman and Harrison Mooney are the keynote speakers at the Fraser Valley Literary Festival in Abbotsford on Nov. 3 and 4. (Photo credits from left: Sweetmoon Photography, Ben Nelms and Jeff Vinnick)

Literary Festival returns to UFV with 11 authors on the schedule

Keynote program features Jordan Abel, Marsha Lederman and Harrison Mooney

Authors Jordan Abel (left), Marsha Lederman and Harrison Mooney are the keynote speakers at the Fraser Valley Literary Festival in Abbotsford on Nov. 3 and 4. (Photo credits from left: Sweetmoon Photography, Ben Nelms and Jeff Vinnick)
People can take in the legend of the basket ogress, Th’owxiya, an old hungry spirit on Nov. 12 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Submitted)

Kwantlen tale of ogress Th’owxiya will be told in children’s theatre piece coming to Chilliwack

‘Children will learn from this story to welcome animal spirits into their everyday lives,’ says author

People can take in the legend of the basket ogress, Th’owxiya, an old hungry spirit on Nov. 12 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Submitted)
Taylor Starr and Don Froese of Seabird Island are two of four explorers on a journey to find Slumach’s gold – and so much more – in History Channel’s “Deadman’s Curse.” (Photo/History Channel)

Journey for truth in ‘Deadman’s Curse’ worth its weight in gold

Seabird Island explorers seek closure, medicine starring in History Channel series

Taylor Starr and Don Froese of Seabird Island are two of four explorers on a journey to find Slumach’s gold – and so much more – in History Channel’s “Deadman’s Curse.” (Photo/History Channel)
G.W. Graham grad Chase Gray designed an unlockable road kit and goalkeeper kit for the FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) mode in FIFA 23. (EA Sports)

Chilliwack artist provides Indigenous artwork for FIFA 23

G.W. Graham grad Chase Gray and nine others from the Musqueam Indian Band worked on the project

G.W. Graham grad Chase Gray designed an unlockable road kit and goalkeeper kit for the FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) mode in FIFA 23. (EA Sports)
The Mission Community Archives is celebrating Culture Days with some online events.

Mission Community Archives celebrates Culture Days

New website and Mission Moments video series to be launched

  • Sep 18, 2022
The Mission Community Archives is celebrating Culture Days with some online events.
The photography of artist Brenna Maag is featured at a Culture Days event in Mission on Sept. 25.

Mission celebrates Culture Days with event at ravine

Artist and musician on hand Sept. 25 at Lane Creek Park

  • Sep 16, 2022
The photography of artist Brenna Maag is featured at a Culture Days event in Mission on Sept. 25.
Canadian singer-songwriter Serena Ryder performed at the Clarke Theatre in Mission on Wednesday night (Sept. 14). (Bob Friesen/Mission Record)

Serena Ryder performs at Clarke Theatre in Mission

Canadian singer-songwriter hit the stage on Wednesday night

  • Sep 15, 2022
Canadian singer-songwriter Serena Ryder performed at the Clarke Theatre in Mission on Wednesday night (Sept. 14). (Bob Friesen/Mission Record)
Artist Rosanne Lambert is among a trio whose work will be painted onto boulders along Alder Street in Mission during Culture Days.

Trio of artists will paint boulders along Alder Street in Mission

5th Avenue Artists celebrate Culture Days with permanent public art installation

  • Sep 15, 2022
Artist Rosanne Lambert is among a trio whose work will be painted onto boulders along Alder Street in Mission during Culture Days.
The Fraser Valley Symphony is seeking new musicians.

Fraser Valley Symphony seeks new musicians

Abbotsford-based group will celebrate its 39th season

The Fraser Valley Symphony is seeking new musicians.
The Mission Arts Council has been based in the Rock Family Gallery on 1st Ave for the past 22 years. The Mission Lawn Bowling Building has less than half the floor space.

Mission Art Council may wait years for new building, but mayor promises to ‘do better’ than funding ask

City council wary about sinking funds into temporary location while undergoing capital planning

The Mission Arts Council has been based in the Rock Family Gallery on 1st Ave for the past 22 years. The Mission Lawn Bowling Building has less than half the floor space.
Emilie Kvist holds a printmaking workshop and hike in Abbotsford on July 19 and Mission on July 25. (Submitted photo)

Printmaking workshop and hike offered in Abbotsford and Mission

Event held through BC Culture Days Earth Endeavours Ambassador Series

Emilie Kvist holds a printmaking workshop and hike in Abbotsford on July 19 and Mission on July 25. (Submitted photo)
Picture of the Vancouver art gallery from 2014. (Kay Yamagishi/Flickr)

Sustainability and world class art to meet in new Vancouver Art Gallery building

Federal government kicks in $29 million to help fund ‘passive house’ arts centre in downtown Vancouver

Picture of the Vancouver art gallery from 2014. (Kay Yamagishi/Flickr)
Harrison Firefighter Fred Webber smiles as he holds copies of the two Chicken Soup for the Soul books that contain his story. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Harrison firefighter publishes story in 2 ‘Chicken Soup’ books

Fred Webber fulfilled his firefighting dream in his mid 50s

Harrison Firefighter Fred Webber smiles as he holds copies of the two Chicken Soup for the Soul books that contain his story. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Pianist Jane Hayes is the featured soloist on June 5 in Abbotsford at the Fraser Valley Symphony’s final concert of the season.

Fraser Valley Symphony showcases Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky

Concert takes place June 5 at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium in Abbotsford

Pianist Jane Hayes is the featured soloist on June 5 in Abbotsford at the Fraser Valley Symphony’s final concert of the season.
University of the Fraser Valley Theatre presented William Shakespeare’s Pericles in late March and early April. The department is now among those participating in the Interpret Creative and Performing Arts Festival on April 29 at the Abbotsford UFV campus. (UFV photo)

Creative and Performing Arts Festival coming to UFV in Abbotsford

University of the Fraser Valley features Interpret festival on April 29

University of the Fraser Valley Theatre presented William Shakespeare’s Pericles in late March and early April. The department is now among those participating in the Interpret Creative and Performing Arts Festival on April 29 at the Abbotsford UFV campus. (UFV photo)
Renowned Canadian writer, Margaret Atwood speaks after Canada Post unveiling of a special stamp in her honour in Toronto on Nov. 25, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

QUIZ: How much do you know about poems and poetry?

April is National Poetry Month in Canada

Renowned Canadian writer, Margaret Atwood speaks after Canada Post unveiling of a special stamp in her honour in Toronto on Nov. 25, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)
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