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Found 31 Events for December 2016 ...
Reading BuddiesSep 7, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016
Location: Chilliwack, Sardis & Yarrow Libraries
Contact:
Website: http://www.fvrl.bc.ca
Description:

Reading Buddies is a program that pairs high school students and adult volunteers with kids in Grades 1 to 4 who need extra help. Sign up begins in September, and we will continue matching up buddies until spring 2017. To learn more, visit the Chilliwack, Sardis or Yarrow Library.

Canadian Fitness ConnectionsSep 30, 2016 - Dec 23, 2016
Location: Chilliwack Family YMCA
Contact: Bill Weismiller 604-316-3576
E-Mail: bill.weismiller@gv.ymca.ca
Description:

This 12 week program runs Fridays from 12:30-3:30. It is about staying fit and healthy, and is free for permanent residents.

Canadian Fitness ConnectionsSep 30, 2016 - Dec 23, 2016
Location: Chilliwack Family YMCA
Contact: Bill Weismiller 604-316-3576
E-Mail: bill.weismiller@gv.ymca.ca
Website: http://YMCA
Description:

Free for permanent residents, this 12 week program teaches how to stay fit and healthy. while meeting new friends and practicing English. Program is Fridays, 12:30-3:30.

Paws 4 StoriesOct 12, 2016 - Dec 14, 2016
Location: 4670 Community Street
Contact: Yarrow Library 604-823-4664
Website: http://www.fvrl.bc.ca
Description:

Wednesdays, Oct 12 – Dec 14, 2:30 pm – 4 pm When a child reads with a dog, they start to relax and forget about feeling nervous about reading. This is a free program for ages 6+ who want to improve their reading. Sessions will be facilitated by Taylah, a 5 year old Collie, and her handler Sue, both of whom have been trained by the St. John’s Ambulance Therapy Dog program. Space is limited; please contact the Yarrow Library to schedule a session.

"Coloring Outside the Lines"Oct 28, 2016 - Dec 3, 2016
Location: O'Connor Group Art Gallery, in the Cultural Centre, 9201 Corbould.
Contact: Mary Chalmers Main, Publicity Coordinator, CVAA 604-793-4477
E-Mail: iainmarybm@shaw.ca
Website: http://www.chilliwackvsualartists.com
Description:

“ COLORING OUTSIDE THE LINES ” Local Abstract Artist Vincent Mikuska has used hints and suggestions of landscape elements in his work to try and create an essence or experience of the landscape. There is a willingness to create associations between different elements of a visual experience. A world where line has poetic rhythm, colour a musical tone. Space can be hinted or defined. “ I try and find new patterns without concentrating on recreating the details of what I see” The effect is to be a cumulative effect of looking, not a single stare but what happens as you visually interact with your surroundings over a given time. Trying to get to the essence without the details.

7 Stories by Morris PanychNov 24, 2016 - Dec 4, 2016
Location: UFV Performance Theatre
Contact: theatre@ufv.ca 6047952814
E-Mail: theatre@ufv.ca
Website: http://ufv.ca/plays
Description:

“Bright Ideas” of student directors featured in UFV Theatre’s dynamic production of 7 Stories The second production of UFV Theatre’s “Bright Ideas” season is Morris Panych’s absurd comedy 7 Stories, a directing collaboration of fourth-year students Natasha Beaumont and Courtney Kelley. The play tells the story of a man deliberating suicide on the ledge of a high-rise building who is drawn into the bizarre personal lives of the building’s residents. 7 Stories runs November 24 – December 4. “One of the goals that we are hoping to accomplish with this show is recognizing the idea that every person is living their own unique life; and that this life can look completely different from an outside perspective,” says Kelley. “Contrast, perspective, and personal attitudes are all explored in 7 Stories, and we are aiming to do this in a very approachable way for the audience. We are working on showcasing the humour in the piece just as much as the distress. We want to highlight that both can exist in the same space at the same time, and just how that relationship works.” 7 Stories features the acting talents of Victoria Beaumont, Phay Gagnon, Des Hale, Blake Kimber, Emily MacKinnon, Mhairi McKay and Matthew Strauss. Now in its 37th season, UFV Theatre is taking a brand-new approach. With a theme of Bright Ideas: Contemporary, Student-Produced Performances, the 2016/17 promises innovative, eccentric, and electric plays that will challenge and engage audiences. “We are thrilled about this new approach to the season of theatre and are very excited to see students’ work culminate in seeing their artistic visions come to life on stage,” says Theatre department head Heather Davis-Fisch. Coming next March is Anne Carson’s interpretation of Bakkhai by Euripides, with collaborative direction and design by UFV theatre professors Raïna von Waldenburg and Parjad Sharifi. This contemporary adaptation of the classic Greek tragedy will integrate physical theatre and digital projection. The season closes in April with Grand Theft Terra Firma: Stories of (Re)Conciliation. A devised piece (created by the performers) directed by Phay Gagnon, this performance explores how S’ólh Téméxw — the traditional and unceded territories of the Stó:lō people — was colonized in the 1850s and 1860s and asks how that history is lived today. UFV Theatre will be launching its long-awaited Theatre major in January 2017. Part of the Bachelor Arts degree, the major allows students to develop foundational performance, communication, and technical skills and offer extensive opportunities to enrich their creative and research practices. All UFV Theatre’s programs offer small class sizes, faculty and staff with extensive professional and academic credentials, rigorous courses, and the opportunity for students to develop creative skills and practical experience by working onstage and behind the scenes on productions. 7 Stories runs Nov 24 – Dec 4 at the UFV Performance Theatre, 45635 Yale Road, Chilliwack. Showtimes are Thursday–Saturday, 7:30 pm, with Sunday matinees at 2 pm. Tickets are $15 for regular admission; $10 students and seniors. Online ticket purchases available at ufv.ca/plays.

Chilliwack Retro-Computing Club MeetingDec 1, 2016
Location: 6:30pm at Sardis Library, 5819 Tyson Road, Sardis, BC V2R 3R6
Contact: Rob Carnegie
E-Mail: chilliwackretro@gmail.com
Website: http://www.facebook.com/chilliwackretro
Description:

Enthusiast of Vintage and Retro Computers and electronics meet to discuss and share experiences.

Rotary Christmas ParadeDec 3, 2016 - Dec 3, 2016
Location: Downtown Chilliwack
Contact: Lynn Swanson 6043777050
E-Mail: swanson1296@shaw.ca
Website: http://chilliwackchristmasparade.com
3D Printing Demonstration by Fraser Valley MakerspaceDec 3, 2016 - Dec 3, 2016
Location: 45860 First Avenue
Contact: Chilliwack Library 604-792-1941
Description:

3 pm – 4 pm Fraser Valley Makerspace will be visiting the Chilliwack Library with a bunch of cool techie stuff for you to play with and check out! Come see a 3D printer in action! This class will be a brief overview of the various types of 3D printers currently available and how they work. There will be demonstrations of real 3D printers at the library! This program is for ages 8 and up.

Eats & Treats Christmas MarketDec 3, 2016 - Dec 3, 2016
Location: 4540 Simmons Rd Chilliwack, BC
Contact: Rebecca Hawkings 604-798-9044
E-Mail: rebecca@twinmaple.com
Description:

Local vendors with unique gifts for sale, as well as local Chefs preparing some delicious foods to sample.

Food Bank SkateDec 5, 2016
Location: Twin Rinks
Contact: Recreation & Culture 604.793.2904
E-Mail: communitycoordinator@chilliwack.com
Website: http://www.chilliwack.com/twinrinks
Description:

Admission is one (1) non-perishable food item. Skate happens between 3:15pm - 4:45pm.

Network Meeting – Leveraging Global Talent in ChilliwackDec 6, 2016 - Dec 6, 2016
Location: Alumni Room, Neighborhood Learning Centre, 46361 Yale Road Chilliwack
Contact: Kate Xiang 6043933251
E-Mail: xiangk@comserv.bc.ca
Website: http://www.chilliwacknewcomerconnections.com
Description:

We would like to extend to you a warm welcome for joining us at our upcoming Network Meeting – Leveraging Global Talent in Chilliwack, an opportunity to connect with employers. immigrant employment service providers , to share the information and resources, and to work together. Please join us at the meeting on Tuesday, December 6th , 2016. 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Alumni Hall, Neighbourhood learning Centre, 46361 Yale Road, Chilliwack. Please circulate the information within your network and get them connected. Agenda Includes: • Registration and lunch • Keynote Speaker: Gobinder Gill • Immigrant Employment Panel Presentation • Round table discussion Should you have any questions or inquiries, please feel free to contact me at: Kate Xiang xiangk@comserv.bc.ca 604-393-3251 ext.228 Your RSVP is highly appreciated, and we look forward to seeing you.

Canglelight Vigil for National Day of RemembranceDec 6, 2016 - Dec 6, 2016
Location: Five Corners, 46115 Yale Rd, Chilliwack
Contact: Betsy Terpsma 604 302-6120
E-Mail: betsy.terpsma@ufv.ca
Website: http://events.ufv.ca/events/candlelight-vigil/
Description:

UFV in partnership with the Ann Davis Transition Society is holding a Candlelight Vigil at 5:15 pm for National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

Notes:

Meet under the white tent outside UFV Five Corners campus.

Food Bank SkateDec 7, 2016
Location: Twin Rinks
Contact: Recreation & Culture 604.793.2904
E-Mail: communitycoordinator@chilliwack.com
Website: http://www.chilliwack.com/twinrinks
Description:

Admission is one (1) non-perishable food item. Skate happens between 3:15pm - 4:45pm.

Christmas Storytime with CraftDec 7, 2016 - Dec 7, 2016
Location: 4670 Community Street
Contact: Yarrow Library 604-823-4664
Website: http://www.fvrl.bc.ca
Description:

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. Craft will need to be supervised by parent or caregiver. Registration is required.

Artists Choice Art ExhibitionDec 8, 2016 - Jan 7, 2017
Location: O'Connor Group Art Gallery Chilliwack Cultural Centre, 9201 Corbould Chilliwack
Contact: Mary Chalmers Main, Chilliwack Visual Artists Assoc. Publicity Coordinator. 604-793-4477
E-Mail: iainmarybm@shaw.ca
Website: http://www.chilliwackvsualartists.com
Description:

ARTISTS CHOICE For our last show of 2016, the CVAA group show will be called Artists Choice. We have chosen a title, instead of a theme. This gives the artists a much freer choice, and the ability to display something already painted, carved, sculpted, or photographed. We do not have to begin trying to bring to life somebody else’s idea, so now we can bring out something we have already created.. We do not mean something hidden away in an attic, gathering dust, but a piece of art for which we had a new, perhaps exciting idea, , and to which we gave life, without being bound by a theme which might not necessarily fit in with our own talent, or choice of medium. .Nothing shown previously in one of our shows, but new, and fresh maybe a change from our usual style? A different journey, following a different type of visual art, pushing the boundaries? All things are possible with freedom!

Notes:

Opening Reception 10th Dec. 1 to 3 pm Free! Opening hours for Gallery, 12 noon to 5 pm Wed. through Sat. No charge!

Christmas Cheer with the Chilliwack Harmony ChorusDec 8, 2016 - Dec 8, 2016
Location: 5819 Tyson Road
Contact: Sardis Library 604-792-1941
Website: http://www.fvrl.bc.ca
Description:

2 pm – 3 pm Join members of the Chilliwack Harmony Chorus as they celebrate the season-barbershop style! Adults and seniors are invited for holiday refreshments and an enjoyable hour of Christmas music.

Artist Meet & Greet: I Made This! featuring CCAC StudentsDec 9, 2016 - Dec 16, 2016
Location: Chilliwack Community Arts Council (20-5725 Vedder Rd.)
Contact: 604-769-2787
E-Mail: office@chilliwackartscouncil.com
Website: http://https://chilliwackartscouncil.com/gallery/
Description:

December 9 – 16, 2016 at the Chilliwack Community Arts Council Art Room Gallery Artist Meet & Greet on Friday, December 9 from 6 – 8 p.m. *Free to attend! The Chilliwack Community Arts Council excitedly presents its next gallery exhibition, I Made This!, an end of year, December 9 to 16, display showcasing the talent of those who have taken a class or workshop in the Arts Council’s creative Art Room space. Please visit the Gallery page on chilliwackartscouncil.com for more about the exhibition.

Philomusica Chorus presents: Alleluia!Dec 10, 2016
Location: UFV Performance Theatre 45635 Airport Road
Contact: Paula 604-316-2729
E-Mail: contact@fvps.info
Website: http://https://fraservalleyphilharmonic.com/
Description:

A concert celebrating the joy and anticipation of Christmas with guests: Rebecca Paulding and Deanne Ratzlaff - sopranos, Margaret Smiley - oboe and Jack Kopstein - clarinet. With Christmas just around the corner, Philomusica Chorus will bring the season's joy to real life in "Alleluia!" Saturday December 10, 7:30 p.m. at the Theatre of the University of the Fraser Valley's Chilliwack campus. This mixed adult chorus has a reputation for "stepping things up." You won't want to miss what they have in store!

Notes:

Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors & Youth. Available at: Long & McQuade Music (cash only), Chilliwack King's Music, Sardis by reservation, call: 604-316-2729 (credit card only) and at the door.

The NUTCRACKER SUITEDec 10, 2016 - Dec 10, 2016
Location: Chilliwack Cultural Centre
Contact: Paula DeWit 604-795-0521
E-Mail: pauladewitconductor@gmail.com
Website: http://www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca
Description:

Celebrate the onset of the 2016 Christmas season with the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra & Chorus on Dec. 10th at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre as they present Tchaikovsky’s NUTCRACKER SUITE. Local talent from the Fraser Valley Academy of Dance will be showcased in performance of this traditional favourite. A sparkling assortment of musical Yuletide treats, including a beautiful harp solo, are also planned to entertain the entire family throughout the evening. Accompanied by the orchestra, The Chilliwack Children’s Choir and the Chilliwack Symphony Chorus will sing an array of classical and contemporary cherished Christmas selections. Invited to arrive at 7:30 p.m., the audience will be truly uplifted by the musical magic that will ring in the true spirit of Christmas. Admission starts at $25 (students $15). Tickets: 604-391-SHOW (7469) or online at chilliwackculturalcentre.ca or in person at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Family rates available.

Food Bank SkateDec 12, 2016
Location: Twin Rinks
Contact: Recreation & Culture 604.793.2904
E-Mail: communitycoordinator@chilliwack.com
Website: http://www.chilliwack.com/twinrinks
Description:

Admission is one (1) non-perishable food item. Skate happens between 3:15pm - 4:45pm.

Christmas Storytime Dec 13, 2016 - Dec 13, 2016
Location: 45860 First Avenue
Contact: Chilliwack LIbrary 604-792-1941
Website: http://www.fvrl.bc.ca
Description:

10:30 am – 11:15 am Join us for a holly, jolly Christmas storytime! Children and caregivers will be entertained with stories, songs, rhymes, and more.

Food Bank SkateDec 14, 2016
Location: Twin Rinks
Contact: Recreation & Culture 604.793.2904
E-Mail: communitycoordinator@chilliwack.com
Website: http://www.chilliwack.com/twinrinks
Description:

Admission is one (1) non-perishable food item. Skate happens between 3:15pm - 4:45pm.

Sardis Library Genealogy Group Dec 15, 2016 - Dec 15, 2016
Location: 5819 Tyson Road
Contact: Sardis Library 604-858-5503
Website: http://www.fvrl.bc.ca
Description:

10:30 am – 12 pm Would you like to improve your skills using genealogy software such as Ancestry Library Edition? Share ideas, learn new tips and tricks, solve research roadblocks, and learn the history of the area and era you are researching. The Sardis Library Genealogy Group welcomes new members. Bring your laptop, or use the computers at the library to connect to Ancestry Library Edition after the meeting. Facilitated by Marlene Dance, UFV ElderCollege Instructor, and assisted by Joene Parker and Evan Parker.

Christmas for a KingDec 16, 2016 - Dec 16, 2016
Location: Sardis Community Church
Contact: Grahams gifts 604.795.5812
E-Mail: tribute@elviselite.com
Website: http://www.elviselite.com
Description:

Steve Elliott's tribute to Elvis performing the Gospel and Inspirational Songs of Elvis. 7pm Please bring a Non pershisable food item For the Sardis Door way program. Complimentary Tea, coffee and sweets at intermission.

Santa's Toonie Skating PartyDec 17, 2016
Location: Twin Rinks
Contact: Recreation & Culture 604.793.2904
E-Mail: communitycoordinator@chilliwack.com
Website: http://www.chilliwack.com/twinrinks
Description:

Come skate with Santa between 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Kids Christmas Movie at the LibraryDec 20, 2016 - Dec 20, 2016
Location: 45860 First Avenue
Contact: Chilliwack Library 604-792-1941
Website: http://www.fvrl.bc.ca
Description:

11 am – 12:30 pm Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without some of the classic movies! On December 20th join us for some jolly fun and watch a Classic (or new) kids Christmas Movie!

Christmas Craft Meet-up Dec 21, 2016 - Dec 21, 2016
Location: 4670 Community Street
Contact: Yarrow Library 604-823-4664
Website: http://www.fvrl.bc.ca
Description:

3 pm - 4 pm Drop into the Library after school to make like an elf! We’re making spectacular Christmas Crafts- perfect for your Christmas tree or as gift.

Yarrow Library Christmas Open HouseDec 21, 2016 - Dec 21, 2016
Location: 4670 Community Street
Contact: Yarrow Library 604-823-4664
Website: http://www.fvrl.bc.ca
Description:

10:30 am – 4:30 pm All ages are welcome to Join staff for some Christmas cheer. Bring a friend and enjoy some hot apple cider festive treats & music throughout the day.

‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ after Christmas Matinee Movie Party for TEENSDec 29, 2016 - Dec 29, 2016
Location: 45860 First Avenue
Contact: Chilliwack Library 604-792-1941
Website: http://www.fvrl.bc.ca
Description:

2pm – 4 pm Let’s keep the celebrations going! Bring your friends for another fabulous Tim Burton extravaganza! We’ll fire up the popcorn maker and track back to when October decorations ran into Christmas decorations and mayhem ensued!

New Year's Eve Toonie SkateDec 31, 2016
Location: Twin Rinks
Contact: Recreation & Culture 604.793.2904
E-Mail: communitycoordinator@chilliwack.com
Website: http://www.chilliwack.com/twinrinks
Description:

Family fun between 3:00pm - 7:00pm. Save the kiss for midnight!


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