Jam in Jubilee 2017: Week One

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by Valerie Franklin This year’s incarnation of the Jam opens with the smooth, feel-good Motown vibes of the Aerophonics, featuring Kyler Pierce, James Stobbe, Brandon Clark, Dylan Weightman, Coal Shultis, and Kayden Gorden. Despite their Detroit-inspired sound, they’re as local as it gets. So, what is it that draws you to Motown music? Kyler Pierce: [...]

Jam in Jubilee: The History and the Vision

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  Madison Stewart Kristin Witko Jam in Jubilee is a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural concert series every Thursday night in July. Each night in Abbotsford’s Jubilee Park, a crowd of local culture-lovers enjoys three musical acts, side-stage performances, a vendor market, interactive art installations, workshops, food trucks, craft beer, and the After Dark musical showcase. Since 2010, […]

The sheer grimness of a thing: Eden Robinson’s brightly dark Son of a Trickster

Posted Posted in Local Harvest: Books, Reviews

Local Harvest Haisla/Heiltsuk novelist Eden Robinson is the author of a collection of short stories written when she was a Goth called Traplines. Her two previous novels, Monkey Beach and Blood Sports, were written before she discovered she was gluten-intolerant and tend to be quite grim, the latter being especially gruesome because, halfway through writing […]

Let’s Play: Takenoko

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It doesn’t matter if it’s board, mobile, video, role-playing, or card — games are a way to bring people together, to learn and hone new skills, and to collaborate on elaborate world building. They are for first dates, family fun nights, team-building, or any other social gathering. Take a step into the new Boardwalk board […]

Kristin Witko takes us through the creation of debut Union

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A new pop-flavoured player has emerged from the folk, punk, prog-rock melting pot that is the Fraser Valley’s music scene. On February 17, Kristin Witko released her debut record, Union, through Simon Bridgefoot’s record label, Raccoon Moon Records. The record reflects sundry influences that Witko herself admits are wide-ranging. “I tend to create stuff that […]