Jeff Stackhouse is an interdisciplinary artist who has created work for over 30 years. He calls both Mission and Abbotsford home, and is proud to be writing for Self Advocate Net. Jeff has received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of the Fraser Valley, and hopes to make the world a better place, one blog at a time. We hope you will check back monthly for Jeff’s reviews of local events, including festivals, shows and fairs in the Fraser Valley area!
by Jeff Stackhouse The 33rd annual edition of the Mission Candlelight Parade began 43 years ago as a daytime parade. It was decided 10 years later that it looked much better at night so it was changed to the Fraser Valley’s only nighttime parade event in BC. ( It is now the most attended nighttime parade in all of BC!) Before the parade there was free hot dogs,
by Jeff Stackhouse The Summer of 2016 is officially wrapping up but it sure was great. The PNE, Abbotsford Agrifair and Airshow, Langley Cruise-In and “Expo ’86: An Unofficial History” all helped create one of the most memorable summers of all-time. Just weeks ago I went to the PNE in Vancouver and it was amazing. They had a new magic show “Unbelievable!”, a Broadway–style Marquee show that was as good
By Jeff Stackhouse June 24th 2016 July 1st 2016 marks Canada’s 149th Birthday. This year the top locations to celebrate are Mission, Abbotsford, and Vancouver. Mission’s Canada Day celebrations kick off at 8:30 am and last until the fireworks at 10:30 pm. Entertainment on the gazebo stage runs all day and includes performances by Fraser Valley Fiddlers and Cloggers, Dry Rain Band, Fraser Valley Academy of Dance, the Punjabi
by Jeff Stackhouse June 23rd 2016 June 19th 2016 marked the Silver Anniversary of one of Mission BC’s most beloved and celebrated events, “Old Car Sunday”. It took place on Father’s Day and was attended by thousands of families throughout BC. To mark the special occasion organizers registered 649 classic cars, all on display in tip-top shape. They also brought in 2 world famous vehicles, Queen Elizabeth’s 1951 Chrysler New
Hi my name is Jeff Stackhouse. You may know me from the hit films “Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever” and “Josie and the Pussycats”. I’ve also been in every Faber Drive music video. I am an artist from Vancouver, a UFV BFA Grad and 2 time Arty Award Nominee for Most Outstanding Artist in the Fraser Valley. I have also participated in 2 Fraser Valley Biennale’s which means it is
Written for Anti-Bullying Day on Anti-Bullying Day: February 25th 2015 by Jeff Stackhouse Today marks the 8th anniversary of “Pink Shirt Day” which began in Nova Scotia in 2008 after a boy in grade 9 was bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school. Soon after the school rallied by his side and distributed pink shirts to all their students. Statistics show that one in four children are
by Jeff Stackhouse Have you ever heard of an anonymous art show? It is a very simple idea. Every artist signs the back of their paintings and no one gets to know whom the artist is until the painting finally sells! There is a lot of suspense and it is fun for the audience, artist and buyer when the artist’s identity is finally revealed. I am