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!
Written by Artist Jeff Stackhouse “Hear and See” is Abbotsford’s first Community Art Showcase at The Reach Gallery and Museum. It was created to focus the spotlight on Mental Health and ways to cope with mental illness. 20% of Canadians have a mental illness but because of social stigma many suffer alone. Some also live with developmental disabilities or brain injuries. No matter which issues we all face in life,
Written by Artist/Reporter Jeff Stackhouse Happy New Year all friends, family and all Self Advocates from Self Advocate Net and Jeff Stackhouse Art Productions and Films. 2017 has been a year of great triumphs with the website as well in sport, advocacy and funding. I even started a new idea to interview people with diverse abilities and share my findings with everyone here so they can get helpful and great
Written by Artist/Reporter/Santa Jeff Stackhouse I recently got the great opportunity to spend a Christmas evening at the mall with a friend with a diverse ability and wanted to share the interview with all Self Advocates to give hope and laughter at this very special time of year. First Ryan and I looked at every beautifully decorated Christmas tree at “Trees Of Hope” at Sevenoaks Mall in Abbotsford and then
by Jeff Stackhouse Welcome to the most comprehensive BC guide to Canada 150 you will find anywhere online. In this article I will list every Canada Day celebration in the lower mainland of BC and beyond. Remember every celebration is 100% free of charge and is fully accessible. First of all, Happy 150th Birthday to Canada! This is a massive milestone for us all and I am very excited!
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