Fresh on the heels of its departure from the new cultural centre, the Chilliwack Community Arts Council (CCAC) has announced the end of the Chilliwack Bluegrass Festival.
"The resolution to discontinue the Bluegrass Festival after 25 years was one of the tougher decisions we had to make, but at the end of the day, nothing lasts forever," said a statement issued by CCAC executive director Rod Hudson.
"The Arts Council had a great 25 years of presenting some of the finest bluegrass music to be heard anywhere to one of the best and most appreciative audiences one could hope for. Many friendships and many fond memories were made that I'm sure will last a lifetime."
Money was the wedge that came between the CCAC and the City of Chilliwack that led to the CCAC pulling out of the cultural centre.
Hudson said property has been purchased for a new base of operations and "a new direction will soon be unveiled" for the CCAC.
Some of the council's activities will continue but the Bluegrass Festival is among the projects they decided to step away from due to organizational changes.