Preview: The 29th annual Mission Folk Festival

The dedication of Fraser Valley residents to the growing music industry is consistently astounding. Especially during our summer season, there seems to be a local music show on every corner,…

Professor Profile: Chris Friesen

Visual arts professor Chris Friesen is an incredibly active member of the local arts community. With a long list of connections and accomplishments under his belt, Chris’s most recent contribution…

A not so “Bad Decision” after all

On Thursday, June 14, local favourite rock outfit Casinos held their music video release party for their latest single “Bad Decisions” at the Kariton Art Gallery. The event was well…

Small, hairy steps forward

The most recent means to express diversity in a world full of growing inclusivity seems to be emojis of all things. In what is proving to be essentially one of…

An open mic for open minds

Picture a friendly open mic night at a popular neighbourhood coffee shop. It’s a familiar atmosphere, where regulars drop in and make conversation with the owner. Friends meet with friends,…

Bane of the pale ones

Q: How many gingers does it take to change a lightbulb? A: None. We hide in the dark. There is something cruel about having to sit inside all day when…

Telling tales of local women in art

The Reach Gallery has recently unearthed new contemporary narratives by expertly combining elements of art and storytelling into their new exhibition Tales Untold. This exhibition features a number of accomplished…

Preview: National Aboriginal Day Awareness event

UFV’s Indigenous Student Centre (ISC) has something big in store for the Abbotsford campus next month. On June 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. all students have been invited…

Soundbite: Blessed/Tunic split

There is a long creative history of splits in the punk scene that has definitely been addressed in this particular collaboration between Abbotsford homeboys Blessed and Winnipeg’s Tunic. The first…