What's On - March 27, 2014

Photo from “The Last Great Climb,” directed by Alastair Lee—one of the finalists in the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival.  - Submitted
Photo from “The Last Great Climb,” directed by Alastair Lee—one of the finalists in the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival.
— image credit: Submitted

Mountain films

Get an adrenaline rush when the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival brings its “Best of the Fest” to Chilliwack, showcasing some of the winners from this prestigious outdoor film festival in an extra special program at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on March 28. For tickets call the centre box office at 604-391-SHOW (7469), visit in person or purchase online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.


Standeven signing

Local inspirational speaker and author Glenda Standeven is holding a book signing for her latest book, What Men Won’t Talk About . . . And Women Need to Know. The book chronicles her husband’s journey with prostate cancer from early symptoms to diagnosis, and from treatment to recovery. She and her husband Rick will be on hand to autograph copies at Coles Bookstore at Cottonwood Mall on March 29 from 1 to 3 p.m. Visit www.iamchoosingtosmile.com.


March at Branch 280

Branch 280 of the Royal Canadian Legion has special events scheduled this month. Dance from 8 p.m. to midnight with Wylie and the Other Guy, March 28 and 29. Rib cook-off on March 30, judging at 4 p.m.


Call for entry

The Chilliwack Visual Artists Association is issuing an invitation to visual artists, either singly, with one or two others, or with an art group, to submit entries to the juried exhibitions to be held in 2015-2016. This call for entry is a chance to put work before the public in the beautiful gallery in the Chilliwack Cultural Centre, 9201 Corbould St. To obtain application forms and an overview of the competition, please go to the CVAA website, chilliwackvisualartists.ca or pick up a copy from the gallery desk during open hours from Wednesday to Saturday, noon until 5 p.m.


Film series is back

The Chilliwack Community Arts Council and the Toronto Film Festival Circuit co-present the Spring 2014 Chilliwack International Film Series: April 2, Philomena (UK)/drama); April 9, The Lunchbox (India, France, Germany/comedy, drama); April 16, The Invisible Woman (UK/drama); April 23, Like Father, Like Son (Japan/drama); April 30, Cas & Dylan (Canada/comedy, drama); May 7, Le WeekEnd (UK/comedy, drama). All films are at 7 p.m. at the Cottonwood 4 Cinemas. Ticket prices are $6 per screening, or a $30 series pass for all six films can be purchased from the Chilliwack Community Arts Council–The Art Room, 20-5725 Veddder Rd. or The Book Man, 45939 Wellington Ave. Visit www.chilliwackartscouncil.com.


Panflute and organ

Panflutist Liselotte Rokyta and organist Andre Knevel perform together with the Bethel NRC Choir for two shows in Chilliwack. First up is April 3 at 8 p.m. at Cooke’s Presbyterian Church (45825 Wellington Ave.). For more information call 604-847-9750. Then on April 7 at 7:30 p.m. they perform at the Chilliwack Canadian Reformed Church (49379 Chilliwack Central Rd.). For more information call 604-847-9750. Suggested admission/donation for both shows is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $25 for families.


Spring Fling Fundraiser

Special Olympics Chilliwack hosts its Spring Fling Fundraiser April 12 at Squiala Community Hall, 8528 Ashwell Rd. (off Eagle Landing Parkway). Head Over Heels will perform and there will be beer and wine sales. No minors. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., dance goes until 12:30 a.m. Tickets are $8 at the door, at Signal Signs (8392 Young Rd.) or by calling 604-819-0161.


Mozart and Handel

On April 12 at 7:30 p.m., the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra and Chorus presents “A Night of Mozart and Handel” at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. The evening’s lineup features favourite selections from both masters performed by guest vocal soloists Michelle Koebke (soprano) and Chilliwack counter-tenor Shane Hanson, instrumental soloists on the harp, flute and trumpet, all accompanied by the orchestra. Following the intermission, the orchestra, chorus, Koebke and Hanson will conclude the concert with G.F. Handel’s acclaimed “Dixit Dominus.” Tickets are $25 for general admission and $15 for students. Purchase by phone at 604-391-SHOW (7469), online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca or in person at the box office, 9201 Corbould St.


Popkum Pickers play

The Popkum Pickers will be plucking for disaster world relief on April 25 at St. John’s Anglican Church, 46098 Higginson Rd. from 7 to 9 p.m. There will be goodies and coffee at break time. Admission is by donation at the door.

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