Friday December 3, 2010

Community 

Five Minutes Of Funk

Seasonal festivities kicks-off with "Magic" parade Saturday

Craig Hill/Voice

 

IA Executive Director Kathy Funk was on 98.3 Starfm Wednesday and spoke with radio personalities Scott and Lisa on the morning show. In case you missed it, the following are highlights from the conversation.

BIA Executive Director Kathy Funk was on 98.3 Starfm Wednesday and spoke with radio personalities Scott and Lisa on the morning show. In case you missed it, the following are highlights from the conversation.

Christmas Parade

There's over 70 floats. It's our biggest event of the year, with 20,000+ people coming from everywhere, all the way from Langley we even have floats. So people hearing about our parade, wanting to be part of it.

 

Pre-parade Entertainment

We try every year to get as much music as we can. The honour choir from highroad academy. Grade 4-6 kids are going to warm us with their musical talent and then two of Chilliwack's upcoming soul musicians; Brooks Potter and Rachael Grange will also be there and then over at Decades, if you're lined up over there, there's some bleachers over there, we're going to have the Chilliwack Seniors Rhythm and Blues Band under the direction of Gary Radish and of course as always Chilliwack Ford and the Hub people and the fire department, they'll be collecting canned goods so make sure you bring those canned goods (They'll also be collecting hats and mittens and warm clothing), it's huge for us if you care to donate as you watch the parade.

 

Win the Window A $9,000 prize.

There's a collection of merchandise and services that have been donated by downtown businesses and you can see these prizes at Salish Plaza. They are there right now.

There's sofa's, gift certificates for spa services, a lot of restaurants downtown have donated gift certificates, there's merchandise from Payton and Buckle, over $1000, there's wardrobe from Lolly's Fashion Lounge worth over $1000 so there's a lot of great prizes.

To enter you have to go in and visit the businesses. There's no purchase necessary and you can increase your chances by going to all the businesses that have donated.

The prize will be drawn on December 20th. For a full list of participating businesses visit the window or the BIA's website at: www.downtownchilliwack.com 

The main Starfm stage for the parade will be at Five Corners which starts at about 7pm and runs to about 8:30.

 

 

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