Photography Mission A visual exploration of Mission’s historic downtown by Joe Johnson with files from Katie Stobbart and Shea Wind Starting this June, Mission will celebrate its 125th anniversary. Mission is, of course, more than just a few landmarks north of the river: a university campus, a terminus for the West Coast Express, an abbey. It’s […]
A new craft brewery in Abbotsford is emerging. Hathi Brewing (“elephant” in Hindi, pronounced hah-tee) currently has three varieties of beer, with more styles and flavours in the works. Founders Aman and Paul Sidhu are taking cultural cues from Abbotsford’s South Asian population to create an infusion of Indian tastes, craft beer, and community. Hathi […]
In business for a year and a half, the people of Abbotsford have discovered that Oldhand, which got its start at Jam in Jubilee, is part of the cultural wave surging through the valley. Owners Johannes and Kristina van Bommel van Vloten have crafted a warm and inviting second home to many mainstay customers. It’s […]
Abbotsford’s fine microbrew establishment, Field House, was host to an entirely new music festival in the valley at the end of June. Over two days they welcomed 10 indie bands to their outdoor stage. Some of the bands were well-known, such as Jordan Klassen, while others were relative newcomers still developing their mark. Beginning on […]
Doja is a collective consisting of long-time friends, Brad Desjardins on drums and vocals, Ricky Lawrie on guitar and vocals, and Steve Kalkman on bass. They’ve been actively playing music together since they were in their early adolescence and that becomes very clear in how tight they are across their new album’s 10 tracks.
With one EP out, Sail The Ships, Echo Nebraska is a fresh six-piece band with a unique sound. Having played a few shows in the Fraser Valley already, they’re coming back to Field House Brewing for a show on July 14. Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with Devan Christodoulou and Andy Schichter […]
Field House Brewing, the newest addition to the developing cultural business scene in Downtown Abbotsford, has been on a roll since it opened late last year. The brewery, which you can track with the hashtag #fieldtofist, is one of the hottest places to go for good beer, good music, and a generally good place to […]
If you don’t like the rain, you may have missed out on one of the Chilliwack Community Arts Council’s first events of the summer: the second annual Raku in the Valley at Thompson Regional Park. Yet the setting was perfect to practice an old Japanese technique of glazing pottery. Nestled into the cloud-filled valley a […]