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The Stockings Were Hung

Posted on: November 28th, 2019 by Tristan Evans

Written by Cari Moore – Coordinator of Volunteers and Administration When I was a little girl – our favorite thing to do on Christmas morning was to open our stockings. They were the only things we could open before my parents were up. Getting up before them was very rare as my mother was always … Read the full article >>

Victorian Traditions at the Chilliwack Museum

Posted on: November 14th, 2019 by Sarah Belley

By Sarah Belley, Education and Engagement Coordinator While the custom to “deck the halls with boughs of holly” far predate the Victorian Era (1837-1901), the Victorians were quite influential in the revival of the Christmas holiday and many of its traditions. Arguably the most popular Christmas story of all time is “A Christmas Carol”, which … Read the full article >>

Volunteer Spotlight – Aleeta Sepass

Posted on: October 23rd, 2019 by Tristan Evans

My favourite blog to write is the Volunteer Spotlight blog.  During Volunteer Spotlight we highlight one volunteer so that you, the reader, can get a sneak peak into all the wonderful volunteers we have at the Chilliwack Museum and Archives.  Today we are going to look at the one and only, volunteer extraordinaire, Aleeta Sepass.  … Read the full article >>

The World of Volunteerism

Posted on: October 16th, 2019 by Tristan Evans

Written by Cari Moore – Coordinator of Volunteers and Administration I often wonder why people want to volunteer – and why at the museum for that matter. What draws them in to wanting to give back to community? Are they new to our City and have a desire to meet new people? Do they just … Read the full article >>

The Coliseum – An Idea Waiting in the Wings

Posted on: September 20th, 2019 by Tristan Evans

Recently the City announced plans to rename the Prospera Centre the Chilliwack Coliseum.  For new residents of Chilliwack, this announcement may mean very little.  However, long-term residents of Chilliwack will have fond memories of the original Coliseum, affectionately called the “Old Barn on Corbould.”  Prior to and immediately following the closure of the original Chilliwack … Read the full article >>