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Party in the Park
The neighbourhood’s biggest block party returns on Aug. 15 starting at 5 p.m.; the Downtown Business Improvement Association will block of part of Wellington and spread into Central Community Park with activities, vendors, and a killer line-up of local musicians including the Nikki Werner Band.
Chilliwack’s Great War
Aug. 4 is the 100th anniversary of Canada entering the First World War as part of the British Empire. The recognize this date, the Chilliwack Museum’s new show is entitled Chiliwack’s Great War: at Home and Overseas. On Aug. 4 from noon to 4 p.m. there is an opening reception for the display, which recalls the events of the time, and honours the memory of those from Chilliwack whose lives were impacted and changed forever by the war. Exhibit lights will be dimmed from 2 to 3 p.m. on the fourth, marking the hour before war was declared 100 years ago. Admission is free Aug. 4.
Trooper at the Fair
Iconic Canadian band Trooper with special guest Me and Mae perform Aug. 8 at Chilliwack Heritage Park during the Chilliwack Fair. Tickets are free with Fair admission.
Horses through time
Next up at the Chilliwack Museum from Aug. 9 to Sept. 26 is photographer and writer Margaret Evans and her exploration of the 50 million year evolution of horses in North America entitled Horses from the Mists of Time. Open house is Aug. 9 from noon to 2 p.m. during which admission is free.
Music and More
Bring your chair, blanket, and picnic at this year’s Music and More, happening Wednesday evenings throughout August. New this year is an alternating schedule between both the Chilliwack and Sardis Libraries. The Sardis Library hosts the next week of activities and concerts on Aug. 6 from 4 to 7 p.m.
Art on the Farm
The 10th annual Art on the Farm is Aug. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come out to the pastoral Columbia Valley for crafts, art, music, animals, food and more.
Heads up beer lovers—craft beer comes back to Chilliwack in a big way at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre’s second annual Fraser Valley Culture & Craft Beer Festival on Sept. 20. Tickets are $40 and are available now at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre, by calling 604-391-7469 or at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca. This is a 19-plus event.