events & programs

all events & programs take place at the reach unless otherwise noted.

Film Nights @ The Reach
Jersey Boys

October 10, 2014

Our "cinema" has closed for the Spring & Summer but Film Nights @ The Reach will return in October! Check back for updates closer to the Fall.  Remember, admission to Film Nights is always FREE!

PechaKucha Night
Paradigm: Change

October 23, 2014

6:30pm | $5 Friend of the Reach; $8 Future Friend

The Reach Gallery Museum, the University of the Fraser Valley and Jelly Marketing are excited to bring you the next PechaKucha series! PechaKucha Abbotsford is revealing four new paradigms in a series of sensational events in 2014/15! The Reach is holding the next Fraser Valley PechaKucha on Thursday October 23 at 6:30 pm. It will be a lively series of short “20 slide x 20 seconds each” presentations. The theme in October is [Paradigm] Change – Changing how we see, do and make things happen!

Build Your Own Freak
Marcia Pitch

October 31, 2014

7:45pm | Admission to the Halloween Art on Tap - $10 YoCos or Friends of The Reach | $15 Future YoCos / Friends TICKETS ON SALE SOON!

Come out to our Halloween Art on Tap and take advantage of this unique opportunity to Build Your Own Freak with Marcia Pitch! Be sure to bring any odds, ends or random body parts (doll body parts that is) that you'd like to incorporate into your freakish masterpiece. This workshop is part of Bones and Brew, our Halloween Art on Tap. Artist Marcia Pitch takes a turn and inspiration from her 2010 exhibit “Mongrels” to explore a dark and twisted world of playful but terrifying sculptures salvaged from children's toys and household objects. As Pitch states, “Welcome to the madhouse.”

Girls Night @ The Museum Goes Parisian

November 7, 2014

7:00pm | $35 Friend of The Reach; $40 Future Friend

Come celebrate artists, arts, heritage and culture with us during Girls Night @The Museum Goes Parisian on November 7th at The Reach. Your participation and support makes what happens at The Reach possible. Your generosity will help local families, children to seniors, experience the joy of The Reach’s hands-on, creative educational arts and heritage programs and exhibitions at little or no cost to them. Read more...

Artist Tour & Talk
Marian Penner Bancroft

November 8, 2014


Vancouver–based artist Marian Penner Bancroft has been exhibiting her work in North America and Europe for more than thirty years and is the winner of the Audain Foundation and VIVA Award in 2012. By Land and Sea (Prospect and Refuge) investigates a family history and relationship to landscape out of a narrative of forced migration and relocation. Using text, maps, colour photographs, evocative words, and portraits of ancestors, the artist charts the journeys of her father’s Mennonite family from what is now Ukraine and her mother’s Presbyterian family from northern Scotland. Join us for Bancroft's Artist Tour & Talk on Saturday, November 8 at 1:00!

Rhythm & Cello
Winter Concert

November 22, 2014

7:30pm | $10 Friend of The Reach | $15 Future Friend

Rhythm and Cello is a Vancouver music duo ready to quell your folk, rock, Latin and reggae cravings on acoustic guitar and cello. Their unique arrangements of toe-tapping, sing-along music are recognizable but distinctive, creating a memorable experience well-suited for a range of venues, including pub and restaurant bookings, corporate events, conferences and weddings. The band features CiVL Radio Singer-Songwriter Contest winner John Welsh, from Mission, on guitar, ukelele and vocals. Folk and reggae exposure motivated him to pick up the guitar at the age of sixteen; his travels inspire much of his songwriting. Classically trained from the age of five, Stephanie Glegg from Vancouver contributes striking cello arrangements and vocals to the band. She also brings a wealth of touring and performing experience with various groups. Getting their start together in the high-energy 6-piece band Los Amigos, the pair branched off to play at a wedding, and never looked back. Their natural chemistry generates a soulful blend of cello and vocal harmonies grounded in the rhythm of the acoustic guitar that appeals to a broad demographic. Sit back and enjoy - this is your music, like you've never heard it before!