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ONGOING UNTIL DEC 10 Journey – Wed to Sat 125pm. Recepon Nov 3, 1-3pm. O’Connor Group Art Gallery in the Chilliwack Cultural Centre, 9201 Corbould St. Admission is free. See page 21. UNTIL DEC 22 Mountaineers Exhibion M-F 9am-4:30pm, Sat 10am-2pm, open late Th 9am-8:30pm. Chilliwack Museum & Archives, 45820 Spadina Ave. Community Experience in Chilliwack’s Mountains focuses on 19th & 20th century historical accounts and uses of the local mountains in Chilliwack. An array of photographs, journals and physical ephemera will be on display. 604-795-5210. NOV 9 – 12 Elsie Murray Canine Centre Society & Ladies Kennel Club of BC – Friday to Monday, 9:30am4:30pm. Chilliwack Heritage Park, 44140 Luckakuck Way. Dog show! NOV 12 - DEC 14 Holly Days - the Christmas Hamper program in Hope; Registraon starts Nov 12 at the offices of Hope Community Serv. 434 Wallace St. Mon-Thur between 10am & 3pm. Must bring proof of living in the Hope area as well as ID for all people living in the home. Partnered with the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau. NOV 16, 17, 18 Christmas Cra Market – Friday 12-8pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-4pm. Chilliwack Heritage Park, 44140 Luckakuck Way. $4 admission, kids 10 & under are free. See page 8. NOV 23, 24, 25 Black Friday Weekend – Mountainview Harley-Davidson. Call 604-792-7820 for details. NOV 23, 24, 30, DEC 1 Future West Canadian Arenacross Championships – Doors open at 6pm each night and the racing acon starts at 7pm. Chilliwack Heritage Park, 44140 Luckakuck Way.


NOV 23 - JAN 28 Light on the Lake - Free aracon! A Christmas light display down the waterfront of Harrison Hot Springs; lights turn on at 5:30pm. We will be offering free hot chocolate to aendees. Pick up a Christmas Tree Trail guide to see all the Christmas Tree displays in Harrison. NOV 23 - JAN 28 Christmas Tree Trail - Harrison Hot Springs. A self-guided Christmas Tree Tour through the Village of Harrison Hot Springs. Find our weekly giveaways located in a different business each week! Aer, step out to Lights on the Lake, this light display can be viewed along the front of the lagoon; lights come on in evening. DEC 7, 8, 9 All About Christmas Gis Expo – Friday 4-9, Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm. Chilliwack Cultural Centre, 9201 Corbould St. This Christmas Gis Market is full of gi ideas, bargains and more from home-based businesses, small businesses, arsans and local vendors. DEC 8 – DEC 30 Petey’s Country Christmas/ Frightmare Before Christmas – Opens with Breakfast with Santa on Dec 8 from 7-9am; then open every Fri/Sat from 4-9pm; every Sun-Thur from 4-8pm except the 13, 25, 26 and 31st . Fantasy Farms, 9423 Gibson Rd. The Kids Zone (indoor play zone), bring your boots just in case! Train rides! Call 604-792-8572 for details. DEC 13 – JAN 19 Hear & See: Poetry & Art for Mental Health – Wed to Sat 125pm. Recepon Dec 15, 1-3pm. O’Connor Group Art Gallery in the Chilliwack Cultural Centre, 9201 Corbould St. Admission is free. See page 21.

NOVEMBER SEE YARROW COMMUNITY EVENTS PAGE 15. NOV 1 Creave Chilliwack – 7-9pm, Rotary Hall Studio Theatre @ the Chilliwack Cultural Centre,

9201 Corbould St. A free event and will feature local speakers each with a unique story to tell delivered in a very unique format. PechaKucha 20x20 is a simple presentaon format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automacally and you talk along to the images. NOV 2/3 Vintage Barn Market – Friday 4-10pm, Saturday 9am-4pm. Chilliwack Heritage Park, 44140 Luckakuck Way. NOV 3 Season of the Performing Arts – 8pm, Harrison Memorial Hall, 290 Esplanade Ave., Harrison Hot Springs. Sarah Jane Scouten. Tickets at See page 5. Cra Fair – 10am-3pm, Christ Lutheran Church, 9460 Charles St. No charge at the door. See page 17.

from Mexico and Canada, and creave ways you can support this work. NOV 3 Fall Cleanup - 9am-4pm, Municipal gravel pit, Cemetery Rd., Agassiz. Yard waste material accepted at no charge: branches up to 5” diameter, pruning, leaves, soil, discared shrubs; items must be separated. 604796-2235. NOV 3/4 Overgeared Racing: Big Chill – Saturday 9am-8pm, Sunday 9am4pm. Chilliwack Heritage Park, 44140 Luckakuck Way. Remote control car racing! NOV 4 Belle Voci Sings - 7-8pm, St. John’s Anglican Church, 46098 Higginson Rd. Join us for a presentaon of beauful sacred music and stay & mingle with the members of Belle Voci. Tickets by donaon on NOV 7 ALP Advanced Leadership Program Presents Trauma & PSTD in Frontline Health – Free event. 5-7pm, UFV Chilliwack Campus Rm. The ALP program is a series of modules presented by community leaders and experts in various fields.

Chilliwack Crime Prevenon Fair – 10am-3pm, Evergreen Hall, 9291 Corbould St. Informaon, acvies, games and fun for the whole family. Join the Safer City team and the Chilliwack Fire Dept. at the event. Hot dogs, bag chips and soda by donaon. Free event. 604-393-3000.

Celebraon Night – 7-9pm, Chilliwack Alliance Church, 8700 Young Rd. Free event; Fundraiser for the beauful work God is doing through ordinary people, as He transforms the community in San Quinn with His Good News! Featuring inspiring stories, special guests

NOV 8 Sto:lo Business Tradeshow – Tzeachten Hall, 45855 Promontory Rd. Indigenous business event to promote the strength and magnitude of the diverse Indigenous business economy in S’olh Temexw, the Sto:lo Tradional Territory. Call Alena 604-824-5276. Prevent it! - 10am-1pm, Alumni Hall Neighbourhood Learning Centre, 46361 Yale Rd. This free workshop educates adults to TAKE ACTION through gaining knowledge to help prevent and respond to child sexual abuse. Experts esmate 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 6 boys will experience sexual abuse; 95% of those children know their perpetrator. 95% of cases go unreported

Reel Rock 13 – 7-10pm, GW Graham Middle Secondary, 45955 Thomas Rd. The ulmate film fesval for climbing enthusiasts. Prepare to be amazed as athletes push the limits of climbing, mountaineering, and alpinism to a new level in some of the wildest places on Earth. Tickets available on eventbrite, not at the door. NOV 10 New & Used Marketplace – 10am-4pm, Tzeachten Hall, 45855 Promontory Rd. Fall new & used. Over 100 tables. Sell your gently used goods or find awesome deals on everything new & used. For more informaon email a.t.swaps@ NOV 11 Cascadia Remembers: Veterans and Vera Lynn – 3pm, Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford. See page 32. NOV 14 Chilliwack Garden Club – with Brian Minter. 7Pm, Cooke’s Presbyterian Church, 45825 Wellington Ave. Meengs are held on the 2nd Wed. of each month except Jan, July, Aug, & Dec.). Paramedic Informaon Session – 7-8:30pm, 5470 Dieppe St. You can learn more about JIBC paramedic programs at our upcoming informaon session at our Chilliwack Campus. NOV 15 God is a Scosh Drag Queen – 7:30pm, Chilliwack Cultural Centre, 9401 Corbould St. See page 20.

site. At 10am, 12pm & 2pm we will also be holding short walking tours where you can discover more about salmon, eagles & Harrison Mills history. Free event. NOV 18 Vedder Fall Trail Day Series – Come on out & lend a hand, earn some trail karma, meet some new people & help us keep Vedder rolling in its usual prime condion. Meet at 9am at the MTB parking lot (First Y on Parmenter Rd.). Bring trail boots, water, your friends & family. Lunch will be provided (if you have dietary restricons its a good idea to bring something). Please make sure you dress for the weather; we will be there rain or shine. See you there!

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Sarah Jane Scouten

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Saturday, Nov 3rd, 2018

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NOV 21 Meditaon Circle – 6:45pm, Gracie Wings. Cost is $10. Register early as seang is limited. Cal 604-316-1028 for an address. NOV 22 Your Choice to Donate – 5:30pm, Quality Hotel & Conference Centre, 36035 N Parallel Rd. Your Choice to Donate is working together with Fraser Valley Metal Recycling to help and support your charity & fundraising efforts. Silent aucon, 50/50, door prizes, buffet dinner & cash bar. See page 10. SEO: Not Just a Shot in the Dark – 6:30-8:30pm, Decades Coffee Club, 45486 Wellington Ave. Search Engine Opmizaon .. What is it? Contact hello@ for ckets.

Family operated Vietnamese restaurant serving Chilliwack and the Fraser Valley since 2014.

Menu Includes: NOV 16 Christmas Cra Market – Agassiz Agricultural Hall, 6800 Pioneer Ave. Unique local handcraed gi ideas; there is something for everyone on your list. Enjoy a sit down home cooked lunch. Gis for all ages. All while helping support the Agassiz-Harrison Lions Club who support all kinds of community events. NOV 17/18 Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Fesval - Kilby Historic Site, 215 Kilby Rd., Harrison Mills. A perfect place to plan for a homecooked meal lunch in the Kilby Cafe or devour some BBQ outside on

NOV 23 Chilliwack Independent Film Fesval – Old Yale Brewery, 44550 S. Sumas Rd. #404. For more informaon contact the Coonwood Box Office at 604858-6028 or 604-858-6029; or go to See page 5.

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NOV 23/24 Silent Aucon – Royal Canadian Legion Branch #4 Chilliwack, 9350 Mary St. Our silent aucon starts on Friday Nov 23 @ 5 pm and ends on sat Nov 24 @ 6 pm with the successful bidder’s announced at that me NOV 23/24 Volleyball Tournament Chilliwack Landing Sports Centre, 9145 Corbould St. Collecng toys & cash for families over the Christmas season. Once again, we’re pleased to offer you an opportunity to contribute to this worthy cause while parcipang in such a fun acvity. More info at NOV 24 Season of the Performing Arts – 8pm, Harrison Memorial Hall, 290 Esplanade Ave., Harrison Hot Springs. Peirre Schryer & Cindy Hillhouse. Tickets at See page 5. Cra-Bake Sale & Coffee Break – Cooke Presbyterian Church, 45825 Wellington Ave. $3 for coffee, plate of goodies and 2 door prize entries. Bring a friend for some early Xmas shopping with coffee & goodies. Super Hero Skate – 5-6:30pm, Twin Rinks, 5725 Tyson Rd. Super hero skang fun and special prizes! $2 admission $4 skate rentals. Call Recreaon and Culture Dept. at 604-7932904. Chilliwack Merry Market – 9am-2pm, Evergreen Hall, 9291 Corbould St. Please come and check out this event of hand picked vendors, sure to find a Christmas gi for everyone on your list. Entry is by donaon to Kick the $#@! Out of Cancer



Nightmare – 7:10pm, Army of Sass Chilliwack, 9525 College St. (this is the old Art Centre which is now “Victory Church”). A Halloween/Christmas crossover classic! Join us as Jax the Pumpkin Queen and our quirky cast discover the true meaning of holiday spirit! Tickets are $25 plus GST. 18+. Tickets at Celebrate! Pearl’s 3rd Annual Fundraiser – 6:30-9:30pm, Mains St. Church, 9325 Mains St. PEARL empowers girls & women who are sexually exploited, trafficked or in prostuon, through support, educaon & Jesus’ love to embrace hope & renewal. We will be sharing stories from the center and hearing from Trisha Bape - Survivor, Acvist and Writer. There will be a Silent Aucon and Desserts to follow. Tickets are $10: available for purchase at the center (call 604-402-4673 for more informaon) or online at eventbrite.


NOV 25 Vedder Fall Trail Day Series – Come on out & lend a hand, earn some trail karma, meet some new people & help us keep Vedder rolling in its usual prime condion. Meet at 9am at the MTB parking lot (First Y on Parmenter Rd.). Bring trail boots, water, your friends & family. Lunch will be provided (if you have dietary restricons its a good idea to bring something). Please make sure you dress for the weather; we will be there rain or shine. See you there! Grey Cup Sunday – 3-7pm, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 280 Vedder Golden, 5661 Vedder Rd. Free snacks, chilli and prizes.

NOV 24/25 Chilliwack Independent Film Fesval – Coonwood Cinema, 45380 Luckakuck Way. For more informaon contact the Coonwood Box Office at 604858-6028 or 604-858-6029; or go to See page 5.

NOV 27 Chilliwack Celebraon Stop/Arret de celebraon a Chilliwack – 3:30-5:30pm, Chilliwack Landing Leisure Centre, 9145 Corbould St. Celebrate the MNP Naonal Torch Relay. Celebraon Stops are a smaller scale event where the flame will be present. The Celebraon Stops are an opportunity to feel the spirit of the Games and celebrate our Naon’s young athletes. It’s your chance to see the Flame before it heads to Vernon!

NOV 25 Your Life’s Desny - 7pm, free online event; free 10-15 min Personal Archetype Reading. Register at How beer to spend your me than to develop yourself? If anger is an emoon you go to, or if you don’t know how to cope with your world, this info will give you opons.

Postpartum Wellness Group – 7-8:30pm, Yellow Bird Birth Doulas, 8369 Mill St. Come (& bring a friend) enjoy the company of other Moms working at wellness in a safe & caring environment. Coordinated by real women who have struggled with real issues following the birth of their children. NO COST **0-12 months postpartum babes in arms welcome.

NOV 28 Letse Q’ep (Let’s Gather) – 6pm, Sto:lo Businesse Assoc., #10, 7201 Vedder Rd. Tonight’s theme will be fesve as ‘s the season! Come out and bring some good cheer and win some prizes. Light appy’s and beverages provided. Are you wondering what the SBA is all about? Aend a member meeng, we want to meet you! NOV 29 It’s A Wonderful Breakfast – 7-9am, Coast Chilliwack Hotel, 45920 First Ave. 3rd Annual holiday breakfast benefing the needs at Chilliwack General Hospital. Funds raised this year will be designated towards the purchase of a CT Scanner. Breakfast Buffet, Entertainment, Silent Aucon and more! Tickets are $15 minimum. For more info contact Trish Neufeld at trish. or 1-877-661-0314. Harmony Chorus: Santa Claus Parade - 6-6:45pm, Salish Park, 45900 First Ave. (beside Chilliwack Library). Free event. Call Gerry at 604-850-0789. Light Up Downtown – 5:307:30pm, Salish Park, 45860 First Ave. Christmas Tree Lighng; a visit from Santa, live entertainment, family fun acvies, hot popcorn, fesve treats and hot chocolate. Free family event. NOV29 Holiday Wreath Workshop - 7-9pm, Old Yale Brewing, #404, 44550 South Sumas Rd. Learn how to create your own classic holiday wreath alongside Carli Spielman of Wild Rabbit Flowers, using fresh unique evergreens, berries, pinecones & bows. This hands-on

workshop will take place in the tasng room. $60, register at

DECEMBER SEE YARROW COMMUNITY EVENTS PAGE 15. DEC 1 Rotary Christmas Parade – 5:30pm, Downtown Chilliwack. Ride free on all Chilliwack buses between 3pm and 10pm. See page 16. Santa Shuffle – 10am, Vedder River Rotary Trail. Call 604792-0311. Register online at See page 23.

Shred-A-Thon (Document Shredding) – 10am-2pm, Coomwood Mall, South Parking Lot. While shredding private documents to prevent identy the, you can also help fill local food bank shelves! Please bring cash and/or non-perishable food donaons with your documents (donaon not required to parcipate). Max. 10 boxes of documents/resident please. DEC 2 Pokemon Sunday Standard League - 1pm, Bason Games, #101 45610 Yale Rd. Entry fee is $5 that is 100% towards pizza. Parcipants play in three 45min rounds; each parcipant will receive 1 Pokemon Booster Pack DEC 3 UFV Health Sciences Adopt-ATrail Clean Up – 11:45am. UFV Health Sciences has adopted a secon of the Rotary Trail from Vedder to Peach Rd. Parcipate in our monthly clean up walk to help UFV Health Sciences keep Chilliwack clean. Meet at the Faculty of Health Sciences recepon desk located on the 2nd Flr or Bldg A. All welcome to aend. DEC 6 Matchsck Producons: ALL IN – 7pm, GW Graham Middle Secondary, 45955 Thomas Rd. This isn’t your typical “Women can shred too” film, this is a kick-ass ski film that just happens to feature as many women as men. Tickets on eventbrite, not at the door. Spirit of the People Cultural

Nights – 5:30pm, Chilliwack Secondary School, 46363 Yale Rd. Cultural nights are back, we are at CSS this year! 6-7 Stories and Lahal, 7-8 drumming and dancing. Come on out.


DEC 7 Harmony Chorus: Santa Claus Parade - 3-345pm, Sardis Library, 5819 Tyson Rd. Free event. Call Gerry at 604-8500789. DEC 8/9 Christmas at Kilby – 11am, Kilby Historic Site, 215 Kilby Rd., Agassiz. Book your table in the restaurant for our tradional Christmas lunch. Enjoy a full course roast turkey dinner with all the trimmings, complete with dessert and beverages for $22.95. It’s never too early to book. Call 604-796-9576 to reserve your seat at 12 noon or 2pm. DEC 11 Winter Harp – 7:30pm, Chilliwack Cultural Centre, 9201 Corbould St. See page 20. DEC 12 Family & Friends Support Group – 6pm, Chilliwack General Hospital, 45600 Menholm Rd. We offer safe supporve space where family & friends can come together & be inspired by hope, empowered with understanding, supported by peers & encouraged with growth. 1-833-898-6200.

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DEC 14 Messiah in the Valley – 7:30pm, First Ave. Assembly, 45610 First Ave. Experience the richness, grandeur & tenderness of G.F. Handel’s glorious MESSIAH as the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, along with guest soloists & the Chilliwack Children’s Choir perform one of the most inspired composions of all me. Tickets start at $15: 604-795-0521 or online at or at King’s Music. Christmas Dinner & Dance – Altchelitz Farmers Instute Hall, 6542 Lickman Rd. CALLER/CUER – Brent Mawdsley Mainstream Dance with Plus Tips Visitors Welcome! We are scent Free! Schedule Dinner – 6:30pm (Dessert served aer dance). Pre-rounds – 7:30pm Dance – 8-10pm. Cost $25/person: Dance only - $9 Dinner only $16. Please bring your own plate, cutlery & mug.


DEC 15 Grand Opening – 2-4pm, Chilliwack Lions Community Hall, 9233 Main St. Find out what we do around the world and in our community. See page 3. Call 604-792-3483 for informaon.

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FEB 23 Hockey Fans Unite! - Prospera Centre 45323 Hodgins Ave. The Chilliwack Society for Community Living welcomes the Boston Bruins Alumni Tour to a game against the Chilly Wackers. Interested in becoming an official Sponsor for the event? Call 604-792-7726. See page 17.

RECURRING EVENTS Santa’s Toonie Skate – 5-6:30pm, Twin Rinks, 5725 Tyson Rd. Skate with Santa. $2 admission, $4 skate rentals. Call Recreaon and Culture Dept. at 604-793-2904. DEC 16 Celebrang 70 years! - Cultus Lake Memorial Church, 74 Fir St., Cultus Lake. Call Lorna at 604-858-6593 for more informaon. See page 9. DEC 23 Cascadia’s Christmas Party Concert: 3pm, Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford. See page 32. DEC 24 Christmas Eve Skate – 12:302:30pm, Twin Rinks, 5725 Tyson Rd. You could win a prize to put under the tree! $2 admission, $4 skate rentals. Call Recreaon and Culture Dept. at 604-7932904. DEC 31 New Year’s Eve Skate – 3-7pm, Twin Rinks, 5725 Tyson Rd. What beer way to end the year than to join us for the final skate of 2018! $1 admission, $4 skate rentals. Call Recreaon and Culture Dept. at 604-7932904. DEC 31 Harrison Un-Gala.. a Cabin Style New Years - 8pm. Get into the Harrison vibes with rusc decor, games, champagne at midnight and live music by Ryan McAllister and the North Country Gentlemen. Muddy Waters will provide light canapes later in the evening. The great acouscs of Memorial Hall offer the perfect seng to enjoy New Years.



EVERY DAY, EVERY WEEK Chilliwack Lawn Bowling Club 9350 Edwards St. in downtown Chilliwack. Membership fee is very reasonable, or pay as you go for $5/game. No specialized gear or equipment needed and instrucon is given. Bowling Times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday , Saturday 10am: Tuesday, Thursday 6:30pm in September. For addional info call Elaine at 604-908-0805 MONDAYS Alpha - is where you are able to go with people from all walks of life and come together to discuss faith. You eat together, talk together, and learn from each other. MONDAYS Mixed chorus that meets from 7-9:30pm at Christ Lutheran Church, 9460 Charles St. We invite new members to join us. Call Gerry at 604-850-0789. TUESDAYS GSN Meeng – 6:30pm, Sto:lo Service Agency, 7201 Vedder Rd. Chilliwack Gender Support Network. Every Tues. in Building 7. Each meeng we will have a topic of discussion or something fun may be happening. 2ND TUESDAYS Chilliwack Garden Club – 7Pm, Cooke’s Presbyterian Church, 45825 Wellington Ave. Meengs are held on the 2nd Wed. of each month except Jan, July, Aug, & Dec.).

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We may not be very old as churches go but our past is unique; and so welcoming to one and all. In this age of instant communication, where virtual "friends" we have never actually met, are just a mouse-click away; we seem to be suffering through an epidemic of loneliness. We have Cultus Lake Memorial Church was dedicated December DGLYHUVLÀHGDJHJURXSDQGZRXOGZHOFRPHWKH\RXQJDQG DVWKHÀUVWLQWHJUDWHG8QLWHG$QJOLFDQ&KXUFKLQ Canada. Our beautiful church is located at 74 FIR STREET, the elder among our citizens. CULTUS LAKE and is a combined effort of now many In 1939, the Rev Harry Barrett came to the Lake to give Interdenominational persons. ALL FAITHS-ONE GODFRQÀUPDWLRQ FODVVHV ,Q VXEVHTXHQW \HDUV VHUYLFHV ONE HOUR! were conducted by the Rev David Sommerville of 1st St. John's Anglican Church and Rev Ernest Bishop of Carman Cultus Lake Memorial Church was, according to some United Church, Sardis. We didn't have a building so we individuals of the day, 'not going to last six months'. How met in the Red Cross rooms or in the then Cultus Park wrong they were! %RDUG2IÀFHV3RVW2IÀFH$OWKRXJKWKHVHEXLOGLQJVDUHQR longer around, it was the start of what is now Cultus Lake In this year of 2018, DECEMBER 16, the church will be celebrating 70 YEARS of faithful leadership and service to Memorial Church. OTHERS! We hope you will join us NOW and in the weeks As more families, mostly Army Military personnel moved and years to come! TO GOD BE THE GLORY! to Cultus Lake it was felt that the community needed a bigger place to worship. Meetings were spearheaded and If you would like more information, and through donations, pledges and grants from the two founding churches. Blue prints were drawn up by the late contact Lorna F. Clifford Brown. and construction began by volunteers under the direction of one paid supervisor, the late Ole'Bai. CLMC became a Memorial Church in honour of those who lost their lives during the Second World War but had lived in



3RD WEDNESDAYS La Leche League Chilliwack Meeng – 7:30-8:30pm, Neighborhood Learning Centre, 46363 Yale Rd. A Mother to Mother breaseeding support group that meets once/ month. All women interested in breaseeding are welcome to aend. WEDNESDAYS Chilliwack St. John Brigade 7-9pm, 44500 South Sumas Rd. Classroom 321. Accepng new volunteers. All accepted members receive FREE Medical First Responder training, First Aid training and CPR Health Care cerficaon. We are a non-profit organizaon providing first aid services at community events. 604-316-9727. 1ST THURSDAY Seniors Connect Cafe – 10am12pm, Homer Restaurant, 46090 Yale Rd. Come meet other seniors for a free cup of coffee or tea and any unanswered quesons you may have about health or community resources that you may have. Call Connie Stam 604-798-2023 for more informaon. Heritage Chilliwack Society meets the 1st Thursday of each month; 7pm at the Royal Hotel, 45886 Wellington Ave. Supporng Chilliwack’s heritage through advocacy, educaon, and fundraising for projects and programs. New members welcome! 3RD THURSDAYS Creave Third Thursday – 4pm, Cowork Chilliwack, #12, 8465 Harvard Pl. A free creave networking event series. Each monthly get together features a unique speaker followed by informal networking. Come


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meet & mingle with like minded creave types. THURSDAYS Al-Anon Meeng 10-11am. Fraser Canyon Hospital, 12757 7th Ave., Hope BC. A support group for friends and family of problem drinkers. Meengs held at downstairs meeng room. Contact Kathleen 604-869-7078. Spirit of the People Cultural Nights – 5:30-8pm, Chilliwack Secondary School, 46363 Yale Rd. Cultural nights are back, we are at CSS this year! 6-7 Stories and Lahal, 7-8 drumming and dancing. Come on out. Free Developmental Screening 12-2pm. Cheam Leisure Centre, 45501 Market Way. For families concerned about their child’s development. Screening includes info on child’s speech & language skills, motor skills, problem solving skills and personal/social skills. Ages 1-5 ½. No referrals needed, drop-in welcome. 604-426-3013. Freedom Session – 7pm, Central Community Church, 46100 Chilliwack Central Rd. A 28

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week life-changing, healingdiscipleship journey that uncovers the roots of pain in our lives and invites Jesus Christ to heal those areas of our hearts. Hp:// classes/freedom-session/ FIRST FRIDAY SimPhoney Improv Starnme Oct 5 at 7:30pm. Cowork Chilliwack Theatre, 12-8465 Harvard Pl. Ready for some fast-paced, totally improvised fun? $10/person at hp:// simphoneyimprov.eventbrite. com. For more info, call David at 604-702-9850 or email him at LAST FRIDAY All You Can Eat - Last Friday of every month all you can eat Spaghe, french bread, coffee/ tea/juice. 4:30-6:30pm, Mount Cheam Lions Club Hall, 45580 Spadina Ave. Audlts $8, Seniors $6, age 5 and under are free. No reservaons needed; pay at the door. Drop-In Archives Tour – 3pm, Chilliwack Museum & Archives, 45820 Spadina Ave. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the

work of the archives. (The March tour will be on March 23). No registraon required. Saturdays Board Game Night! 5-10pm, Bason Games, 45610 Yale Rd. This is a family friendly event that will appeal to most age ranges. Outside food and drink is more than welcome, just please be mindful not to eat or drink over the games. We also have the opon of ordering in pizza if enough are interested.

Chilliwack designer basks in VFW spotlight By Adam Louis

It wasn’t something she planned, but Chilliwack fashion designer Anelia Basson found herself showing her colourful creations during one of the biggest fashion events in the world. Basson said the organizers of Vancouver Fashion Week (VFW) reached out to her after perusing her Instagram account ( and seeing her bright, sunny creations. Basson said she got her start in fashion by infusing eco-friendly fabrics with bright, whismical colours, melding art and fashion into a new, bright, beautiful something; altogether. She stands proudly by her flamboyant use of colours and the healing powers thereof. “Vancouver is so dark in the winter time; nobody can see you,” Basson said. “We should be brighter and not go and hide away. If green is your colour, wear it! People feel better when they wear certain colours.

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Home Alone Program

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Christmas Craft Meet-Up

Chilliwack Library, Saturday, Nov 3, 10 am – 2 pm

Sardis Library, Fridays, Nov 16 – Dec 14, 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Yarrow Library, Tuesday, Dec 18, 3 pm – 4 pm

The Home Alone Program is designed to provide children 10 years of age and older with the necessary skills and knowledge to be safe and responsible when home alone for short periods of time. It will help them understand how to prevent problems, handle real-life situations, and keep them safe and constructively occupied.

Learn the power of positive touch with your baby! Find out how massaging your baby can help get them to sleep faster, soothe a troubled tummy and turn a fussy baby into a smiley baby! Please bring along a blanket to lay your baby down on.

Registration is required and begins October 1. For ages 10 – 13.

Babysitters Course Chilliwack Library, two Saturdays: Nov 17 and Nov 24, 10 am – 2 pm

The Canadian Red Cross Babysitting course covers everything from managing difficult behaviours to essential content on leadership and professional conduct as a babysitter. Babysitting promises to deepen and enhance the responsibility that older youth feel when caring for younger children. This updated curriculum, complete with new science, also provides improved learning when it comes to giving the appropriate care in the event of an emergency. Registration is required and begins October 15. Must attend both Saturdays to receive certification. For ages 11 – 15.

Pro-D Pet and Play with St. John Ambulance Therapy Dogs

For babies 0 – 6 months. Registration starts Nov 1. To register, contact Elizabeth Sokolowski, Infant Development Consultant at 604-824-8760 ext. 223.

Christmas Cheer with the Chilliwack Harmony Chorus

Drop into the library after school to make like an elf! We’re making spectacular Christmas Crafts – perfect for your Christmas tree or as a gift.

Christmas Open House Yarrow Library, Tuesday, Dec 18, 10:30 am – 7:30 pm

All ages are welcome to join staff for some Christmas cheer. Bring a friend and enjoy some hot apple cider, festive treats and music throughout the day.

Christmas Cheer

Sardis Library, Friday, Dec 7, 3 pm – 4 pm

Chilliwack Library, Thursday, Dec 13, 3 pm – 4:30 pm

Join the members of the Chilliwack Harmony Chorus as they celebrate the season – barbershop style! Everyone is welcome to join us for holiday refreshments and an enjoyable hour of Christmas music.

Come decorate the Library Christmas tree with recycled book ornament crafts we will make together. Enjoy Christmas music provided by harpist Heather Murray and some hot apple cider.

Christmas Storytime and Craft Yarrow Library, Wednesday, Dec 12, 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Families with young children are invited to a special Christmas storytime and craft program. Come enjoy festive stories, songs, crafts and treats. Crafts will need to be supervised by parent or caregiver. Registration is required.

Chilliwack Library, Friday, November 30, 1:30 pm – 3 pm

Join St. John Ambulance therapy dogs, Taylah, Shaska and Abi (and their certified handlers) for an afternoon of play and experience the physical and emotional benefits of a dog’s unconditional love. This drop-in program is for students in Kindergarten to Grade 12.

Chilliwack Library 45860 First Avenue 604-792-1941 Sardis Library 5819 Tyson Road 604-858-5503 Yarrow Library 4670 Community Street 604-823-4664




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AUTO REPAIR Dans Performance-Auto Electric Serv. 41884 Yarrow Central Rd. (604)823-2312 CW Automotive & Towing 5027 Browne Rd. (604)823-7411

BANK Envision Credit Union 42206 Yarrow Central Rd. (604)703-7660 Envision Insurance 42313 Yarrow Central Rd. (604)703-7656

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Lakeside Pizza Indian Cuisine 41909 Yarrow Central Rd. (604)490-1111 Perfect Deli 42181 Yarrow Central Rd. (604)823-0248

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Yarrow Tree Lighting Ceremony; 5-7pm Yarrow Pioneer Park, Kehler St.

Breakfast with Santa; 9 – 11am Yarrow Community Centre, 4670 Community St.

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Yarrow Country Craft Market; 10am – 4pm Yarrow Community Centre, 4670 Community St.

Breakfast with Dad – 8:30-10:30am, Chilliwack Family Place, 42285 Yarrow Central Rd. Under 10 years old. Get to know other Dads in the community. Contact Josh 604-217-3458.

DEC 8 Eats & Treats Christmas Market; 10am – 4pm The Farm Store in Yarrow. 4540 Simmons Rd. Live music, food trucks, local artisans, and bakers to help you with your Christmas lists! Kids activities include crafts, face painting, and a guest appearance from a very special jolly friend.


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10 am to 3pm Christ Lutheran Church, 9460 Charles St, Chilliwack NO charge at the door


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Hockey fans unite!

The CSCL Hockey Alumni Series continues… The Chilliwack Society for Community Living (CSCL) is thrilled to welcome the Boston Bruins Alumni Tour to a game at Prospera Centre on Saturday, February 23, 2019. The Big, Bad Bruins will play a group of local hockey players, the Chilly Wackers, in a game consisting of three 15 minute periods. All proceeds go to the Chilliwack Society for Community Living to help support adults with developmental disabilities and children and youth with special needs. Tickets will go on sale soon through the Prospera Centre website! There will also be a VIP reception prior to the game for an opportunity to meet the Bruins team up close and a Kids Hockey Clinic earlier in the day hosted by Bruins players. More details to be announced soon. “It’s going to be another great event”, says organizer and CSCL Director, Jeff Gilbank, “Our

game with the Montreal Canadiens last February was a lot of fun and we are anticipating another great evening with the Bruins team as well. Whether you are a die-hard Bruins fan, a casual hockey fan or just looking for a family-fun event to support a great cause, you will want to come check this out!” Interested in becoming an Official Sponsor of the event? Contact the CSCL Home Office and find out how – 604-792-7726. Interested in applying to play WITH the Bruins for their Thrill-Of-A-Lifetime “Bruin-ForA-Day” opportunity? An Online Application will be available through the CSCL website – Stay up-to-date on the latest news and events right up until puck-drop by following us on the Chilly Wacker Facebook page or head to the website. The official Boston Bruins Alumni team for their 2019 BC Tour will be announced soon.


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Do you ever see old items and get the overwhelming Fresh Produce and urge to handle them? Well have no fear, the discovery Homemade Relish bins are here for you! By Archivist: Located in the back section of our permanent exhibit is an interactive discovery bin station. The discovery bins provide a more hands on and interactive experience for visitors of all ages, though they tend to appeal largely to children. For children, these bins help them learn about and test out tools (or rather artifacts) people once used in their home, work or everyday life.For other visitors, the artifacts in the bins can be a trip down memory lane, as they see familiar items that may have been found in their childhood home’s kitchen or toy bin.

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We currently have six themed discovery bins available for exploration. The themes are farming, home, toy, travel, education and local First Nations history. In each bin various artifacts are provided along with interactive games, worksheets, and information on the artifacts. The worksheets can be helpful in starting the conversation about what something is and how it may haveFamily be used. Packing A Discovery Plums, Hunt booklet Kipp ca. takes visitors through each bin as a type of 1880s scavenger hunt.

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The most iconic produce stand in Chilliwack’s history might just be Christie’s Produce Stand.

Christie’s Service Station, 1936 James Christie and Caroline Runzer married in 1925 at the age of 38 and 25 respectively. The relatively new immigrants to Canada opened a restaurant in Stony Plain, Alberta. In 1935 a devastating fire destroyed their restaurant so the couple packed up shop and moved to Chilliwack. They purchased land on Yale Road West just south of Cheam Avenue near the gates of the City for $600. Upon arrival in Chilliwack, James immediately built a Standard Oil gas station that contained the living quarters for the family and a small lunch counter. The gas station was sold in 1939. A newer Chevron station still operates at the same location as Christie’s gas station. In a 2005 interview, James and Caroline’s daughter Audrey Neufeld recalled how, “Dad was quite an entrepreneur, he had all

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Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society presents

THE PIANO TEACHER November 1, 2018

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THE CENTRE ROCKS XIV November 10, 2018

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Title: JOURNEY Date: NOVEMBER 1- DECEMBER 10, 2018 Hours: WED- SAT 12 -5PM Reception: NOV 3 FROM 1 -3 PM Location: O'CONNOR GROUP ART GALLERY IN THE CULTURAL CENTER 9201 CORBOULD ST. CHILLIWACK Admission: FREE Description: Chilliwack Visual Artists Association will present Journey, an exhibition filled with intriguing forms and mediums that express the artists’ view of being on a journey. Not just a short trip to the beach on a weekend, or even a vacation! We will be sharing a vision of journeys which have a story to tell! Perhaps a striving for an ideal long desired, or a growth from a small beginning to something much larger. Join us in the quest!

Title: HEAR AND SEE:POETRY AND ART FOR MENTAL HEALTH Date: DEC 13- JAN 19 Hours: WED- SAT 12 -5PM Reception: SATURDAY DECEMBER 15, 1-3 PM POETRY READING AND ARTIST TALK ON SAT, JAN 12TH FROM 1:00-3:00 PM Location: O'CONNOR GROUP ART GALLERY IN THE CULTURAL CENTER 9201 CORBOULD ST. CHILLIWACK Admission: FREE Description: Fourteen poets paired with fourteen artists create a unique and important exhibit that gives expression to the challenges of living with mental illness. By sharing their gifts, these poets and artists hope to remove the stigma and shed light on their experiences. Come. Hear and See. Presented by Communitas Supportive Care Society.


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For information on any of the activities, events or trips below, please call our RI¿FHDW 604.793.9979 or email: Monday through Friday, the following activities are scheduled at Evergreen Hall, Landing Sports Center and Mt Cheam Lions Club: Badminton, Carpet Bowling, Chair Yoga, Crib, Floor Curling, Gentle Yoga, Line Dance, Pickleball, Table Tennis, Social & Games, Strength & Balance, Walking Club, Zumba 3OHDVHFDOOWRFRQ¿UPWLPHVORFDWLRQVDQGIHHV TUESDAY SOCIAL Are you new to Chilliwack or would you like to meet new people? If you answered yes, consider joining us at our 7XHVGD\*DPHVDQG6RFLDODW(YHUJUHHQ+DOOIURP<RXFDQSOD\DJDPHRUFRPHIRUDFKDWDQGD cup of coffee and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s FREE! Stop in to see us, hear about our programs or pick up resource information at the following events: November 3 - Crime Prevention Fair 10:00-3:00 Evergreen Hall, Cheam Room November 8th - Chilliwack Library 10:30-3:00 at Chilliwack Library 2QHRIRXUPRVWSRSXODU&RPPXQLW\(GXFDWLRQVHVVLRQVLVRQ)UDXGV 6FDPV-RLQXVDV9DQFLW\SUHVHQWVRQ WKLVUDSLGO\HVFDODWLQJFKDOOHQJHWRRXUVHFXULW\1RYHPEHUWK(YHUJUHHQ+DOO6OHVVH5RRP3OHDVH 5693WR Break Away Bus: November 9th - Mission Museum - a new exhibit on fashion! November 22nd - Shopping at Seven Oaks Mall in Abbotsford Christmas is Coming! -RLQXVIRURXUDQQXDO7XUNH\OXQFKHRQIROORZHGE\DGDQFHZLWK6ZHHWZDWHURQ)ULGD\'HFHPEHUWK'RRU SUL]HVGUDZDQGSKRWRERRWKLQFOXGHG7LFNHWVZLOOEHRQVDOHVWDUWLQJ1RYHPEHUWKDWRXURI¿FH Watch out for our Christmas events - our elves are busy making plans! &RPPXQLW\(GXFDWLRQLQWKH6OHVVH5RRPDW(YHUJUHHQ+DOO 7KHUHLVQRIHHWRDWWHQGKRZHYHU5693LVUHTXLUHGRUHPDLOSURJUDPV#FGVUVFD If you have an event for the 55+, please email your details to

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