Free party at your U!
Thurs, Sept 20, 2–8pm
45190 Caen Avenue, Chilliwack
New UFV buildings at the
Canada Education Park
Bring your friends and family to the party!
- Fun activities for all ages: health and wellness displays, kids' zone, vendors, food truck festival, sports zone, prize draws, and more!
- Check out some great bands on our outdoor entertainment stage: the Pink Slips, the Matinée, and the Zolas
- Tour the new buildings and learn about our programs
- Light show and prize draws at 8pm
- Free parking
Want to know more? Read our blog! UFV Today
Thank you for supporting UFV in your community.
Seating is limited. Bring a blanket or lawnchairs so you can enjoy the entertainment on the main stage comfortably. If you plan on doing some shopping, we recommend you bring cash.
Win an iPad
There are two ways you can win an iPad. If you are UFV Alumni, visit the Lost Alumni tent to update your contact information to be entered to win an iPad. Not an Alum? No worries. Take a tour of the facilities and visit our program displays. After your tour, you will be given a ballot to enter a draw to win an iPad.
Main Stage Agenda
2 pm CIVL Radio DJ
3 pm UFV words of welcome
4 pm The Pink Slips
5:15 pm The Matinée
6:45 pm The Zolas (including a special stage light show in lieu of fireworks).
8 pm Prize draws
Due to the dry weather conditions, the fireworks show is cancelled for your safety. We apologize and hope you have a “blast” anyway.
About the Bands
After debuting with Tic Toc Tic in 2009, The Zolas scaled the precipice of cult status across Canada, thanks to a loyal fanbase carried over from Zach Gray (vocals, guitar) and Tom Dobrzanski’s (piano) earlier years as Lotus Child. With Ancient Mars, their second album, The Zolas are set to continue their legacy of postmodern pop. Armed with poetic lyrics, Ancient Mars trades in the cabaret glitz of Tic Toc Tic for reverbed pianos and hard, minimalist beats. In “Strange Girl” a sunny guitar riff blasts into the perfect mid-‘90s summer jam, while title track “Ancient Mars” is bouncy and nostalgic, with heaping spoonfuls of Montreal and Brooklyn avant-pop. If John Lennon and Kanye West met later tonight at a hotel bar, “Escape Artist” is the song they would write. It’s these kinds of pairings that Ancient Mars is full of: The Zolas write classic pop songs and then work with them until the hooks have to fight to get out. As if to offset Ancient Mars’ aesthetic diversity, the lyrics are raw and focused. The Zolas’ tumultuous songwriting captures the zeitgeist of being in your 20s, on the cusp of youth and real adulthood. In each song Gray builds a skeleton of a setting – from outer space to a college library to a Victorian jail cell – and tells stories fleshed out with the listener’s own history. In October, The Zolas teamed up with Winnipeg’s The Liptonians to release a 7” split single “Cultured Man”, a quixotic snack in between the two full-length albums. Dobrzanski is the band’s on-board producer, having worked with names in indie-rock royalty like Said the Whale and We Are The City, but for Ancient Mars production duties were handed over to Chuck Brody (Phantogram, Wu-Tang), much like how 2009’s Tic Toc Tic was produced by Howard Redekopp (Mother Mother, The New Pornographers). Ancient Mars will make its way onto record store shelves in late summer 2012. thezolasmusic.com Written by Esther Tung
Their bio describes them as "a long established uproar of stomping, clapping, and blazing chops," The Matinée is a five-piece Vancouver band that describes themselves as fleet-country-rock, somewhere between “Tom Petty and Joel Plaskett.” Their mix of folk rock, roots, and southern rock makes them accessible to a wide range of audiences. The group of life-long friends has toured across Canada, and been featured on numerous radio stations along the way. Learn more about the Matinée and their music at thematineemusic.com .
The Pink Slips
David Murray set sail to Vancouver Island where he lived on a farm last year, over which time he wrote and recorded 20 albums worth of demos, bursting with impassioned poetic lyricism. His friend David Orr came for a visit and expressed interest in learning the bass. Shortly after, childhood friends Sean Nowak and Jeremy Phillips were enlisted as the tambourine man and the drummer, respectively. The pink slips have recently added a second guitarist and vocalist, Yasmina Havlicek. She is a classically trained musician who has played guitar for over 10 years. Playing a mash up of Rock and Roll, Indie, Blues, Grunge, and bits of World Music, recorded in Phil Spector's Wall Of Sound fashion, Pink Slips have been independently promoting their band and booking shows across the Lower Mainland. The goal is to create positive, amazing, heart-felt, and dangerous rock-and-roll.
Win WestJet Tickets
Raffle tickets to win two WestJet passes to fly anywhere where WestJet flies will be available for sale at the event. The big draw will happen at 8 pm on your main stage. Bring your toonies to buy your tickets.Contest rules and regulations:
· The odds of winning are 1 in 10,000 (total tickets for sale) to win a grand prize of return trip for two to any scheduled WestJet destination.
· Licensee: UFV – Community Fundraising Group, B306, 33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC V2S 7M8, 604-851-6330
· The winner will be drawn at 8 pm September 20, 2012. Winner doesn’t need to be present to win, but must retain ticket to claim prize.
· The winner will be notified by telephone and / or registered mail within 24 hours of draw date.
· Ticket price; $2 each.
· Draw will take place on the main entertainment stage of Canada Education Park grounds, 45190 Caen Avenue, Chilliwack, BC V2R 0N3.