Friday June 18, 2010

Upcoming Event

Party In The Park Is Back

Local band to play at community fest

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                                                                                                                                                                Craig Hill/Voice photos

Chilliwack band, The Lounge Hounds, seen here setting up at Prospera Centre's Open House last week will also be playing at some of the Party in the Park events this summer. To contact them for gigs see their e-mail addy below.

he Lounge Hounds are a local Chilliwack band who've been playing together for a couple of years and are regulars at Characters Pub on Friday nights and will be taking those good times to Party in the Park on Friday nights throughout July and August.

The annual summertime mini-fests will be held weekly at Central Community Park from 5-10pm beginning on Friday July 9 and then again on each consecutive Friday night until the windup on August 27 which will also feature O’Connor’s "Sunset Cruisin’ in the Park" car show on the final night.

For more information on booking The Lounge Hounds for your party contact Tyson here.

Below is a press release from the Downtown Business Improvement Association regarding their weekly Party in the Park community celebrations. More photos of The Lounge Hounds below.

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                                                                                                                                        Party in the Park Voice file photo.


Party in the Park Returns

Downtown Business Improvement Association (BIA) brings the best Chilliwack has to offer to Party in the Park

Downtown Chilliwack – Central Community Park will host the largest Coast Capital Savings “Party in the Park” yet. Starting on Friday, July 9, 2010 (grand opening night surprises) and will run each Friday night from 5:00-10:00 until August 27th (Grand Finale to include O’Connor’s Sunset Cruisin’ in the Park car show).

Kathy Funk, Executive Director of the BIA says, “due to the overwhelming support of corporate sponsorships, we are able this year to expand all areas of this great event.”

We have added more entertainment acts to main stage and under the great leadership of Chilliwack’s own Trevor McDonald; we anticipate another awesome line up of local and guest bands of all genres. Last year the musicians generously provided two one thousand dollar scholarships to two high school students who plan to continue studies in the field of music.

Our “Family Fun Zone” has expanded with the addition of Lil’ Putters, Bakers, Gardeners’ and Crafters areas. Also, we have added a Clowning Around area and a great Activity Corner for the rambunctious young ones. Theme nights include, Pirate, Hawaiian, Western and Fairy Tale. This year we have had fourteen high school students who have had lessons in face-painting and they have volunteered to help us out.

Mandy Watts Program Coordinator for Continuing Studies UFV says, “I am excited to be hosting the Fraser Valley’s largest ‘Night Market’ at Party in the Park” this season. She says, “To date, we have over 40 vendor’s representing everything from fresh produce, arts, jewelry and some great new ethnic & Canadian food vendors.” Last year partial proceeds from the booth rentals went to Community Services “Family Place”. Mandy says “we are committed to giving back to this great downtown community”.

Bring your lawn chairs, family and friends and enjoy this free downtown community event.

Applications for vendors and more information is available online  

For more info regarding this event call Kathy Funk, Executive Director at 604-792-4576 or e-mail here.