Track Premiere: “Sean” – Casinos

Posted Posted in Music, Off The Vine

Casinos are hard not to like. Whether you go for the big melodies or the fuzz-dripping guitars, the rich character studies or the muscular musical chops, there’s something for everyone. Since releasing their self-titled EP in 2014, the Abbotsford pop-rock favourites have kept a low profile, playing a smattering of shows and quietly developing a […]

New restaurant to fill spaces in Abbotsford’s class gaps: Abby Eats Café will allow patrons to “pay what they can”

Posted Posted in Features, Food, Off The Vine

It’s an old trope: a bumbling restaurant patron discovers they can’t afford their meal, and, after a big commotion, they work off their debt by washing dishes and serving customers. In the real, less comedic world where everyone needs food but not everyone has the means to get it, this sort of system would have […]

The Shed of Ted Avery by Keith McQuade

Posted Posted in Fiction, Fresh

A few minutes to nightfall at a weathered farm in northern British Columbia: Ted Avery, a long-bearded octogenarian, sits on his back porch and scans the treeline on the edge of his yard for wayward creatures that might have the audacity to approach before the sun goes down. This is a dance Ted and those […]

Canadaland’s Aliya Pabani visits Abbotsford to host new podcast

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What do feminism, art, and Chad Kroeger have in common? What’s the bridge between Canadian art and Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger? Apparently, Abbotsford. On March 18 Aliyah Pabani, host of Canadaland’s new Wednesday podcast, The Imposter, took the stage at UFV’s main lecture hall for the show. The event featured a mix of pre-recorded material, […]

FRESH Art – Julie Epp

Posted Posted in Art, Fresh

Julie Epp is a Fraser Valley artist and graduated in 2015 from University of the Fraser Valley with her BFA. Her work uses the human body as a subject, interrogating issues surrounding the mental and physical state of the body and how it functions in the modern world.

Art on the Wing

Posted Posted in Emerging Artists, Off The Vine

“I want to create discomfort in a viewer, to make them look a little harder,” said Christina Billingham, describing her preferred style of art, as well as the theme she had chosen for this month’s Art on Demand 3.2. Fragmented Self features the talents of Andrew Booth, Paige Caldwell, and Amanda Vergara. Featureless and smothered […]