Around Town in Chilliwack Season 3: Joanna Kondylis


Joanna Kondylis
Old Yale Brewing
Joanna is the Tasting Room Manager at Old Yale Brewing. She's the face you usually see behind the bar ready to serve you up healthy education of craft beer knowledge.

Not only is Joanna a craft beer enthusiast, she also has a healthy addiction for video games.

It was a lot of fun to sit down and chat with her about her favourite beers, her craft beer holidays and our shared video game addictions.

Visit Joanna at the Tasting Room online here:

Around Town in Chilliwack Season 3: Cliff Prang


Cliff Prang
Comedian & Actor
Cliff is a funny guy. A recent transplant into the Chilliwack area, Cliff has been popping up all over town. Working on everything from stand-up comedy, short films, commercials and emceeing, Cliff does it all. 

He prides himself on dropping the 'F-Word' from all of his acts and brings a whole family approach to his comedy.

Visit Cliff online here:

And make sure to download
his stand-up special 'Dad Body of Work'


Around Town in Chilliwack Season 2: Janet Carroll


Janet Carroll
Creative Free Wheeler
Janet is a long time Chilliwack resident and retired employee of the Chilliwack School District #33. She's spent years in the Human Resources sector with SD33, and to get away from it all she would throw herself in creative endeavours like painting, acting, making jewelry and walking her dogs.

She's been heavily involved in the Chilliwack Players Guild and has an upcoming show she's directing "A Flea in Her Ear" starting November 16th at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Get tickets here.

Visit Janet's Jewelry Page:
Green Pear Designs FB Page

Around Town in Chilliwack Season 2: Steve Hiscoe


Steve Hiscoe
Hiscoe Jiu Jitsu
Steve has been a part of martial arts for nearly all of his life. A long time serving RCMP member and advocate of youth and adults learning to protect themselves, Steve has become a figure head in our community. He inspires youth and adults through self defence teaching, while giving them confidence, respect and real world skills.

Visit Hiscoe Jiu Jitsu here:
Follow Steve here:

Around Town in Chilliwack Season 2: Rene Crawshaw


Rene Crawshaw
Long Time Local, Outdoor Adventurer
Rene is a fascinating guy. During the day he's an environmental analyst doing various water mapping around the province and after work, he's an outdoor adventurer. He's skied and competed all over the world, but he loves to be at home in Chilliwack. He's also a brand ambassador for a number of different companies and an all around great guy.

Photo by Jason Hummel
Follow Rene here:

Around Town in Chilliwack Season 2: The 2 Kennedy Sisters Episode

The 2 Kennedy Sisters
Long Time Locals, Youtube Creators 

The 2 Kennedy Sisters are long time Chilliwack residents and have discovered their passion for online content. They've been working towards building their channels and following online with their wine tasting videos they post, every Wednesday, and have been doing for over 2 years.

Follow them here: 

Around Town in Chilliwack Season 2: Trevor McDonald Episode

Trevor McDonald
Local Entertainer, 89.5 The Drive Host & Musician

Trevor is a renowned local entertainer in Chilliwack. Having played through the local club scene, in the Copper Room of the famous Harrison Hot Springs Hotel and now community advocate and entertainer, Trevor is a multifaceted, long term Chilliwack resident that brings a lot to this community.

Learn more about Trevor's work:

Around Town in Chilliwack Season 2: Clint Hames Episode

Clint Hames
Former Mayor, Local Artist & Pacific Pathways CEO/President

Clint Hames is a long time resident of the Chilliwack area. He's spent many years running as local councillor and mayor, plus he's spent countless years involved with various parts of the local theatre (from music to directing and more).
Clint brings a very interesting voice to the podcast, with his knowledge of community wellness, leadership and his love for Chilliwack.

Learn more about Clint's work:

Around Town in Chilliwack: The Book Man Episode

David Short
The Book Man

The Book Man has been in the business of selling used books for more than two decades. Aside from his thrill and passion in finding used books, David has travelled the world over and lived an exciting, story-filled life. Sit back, relax and just listen to David share a life full of wisdom through a few stories and his wonderful store.

The Book Man is located in downtown Chilliwack, on the one-way section of Wellington. Check out more at: 

Around Town in Chilliwack: That Local Market Episode

Bernadette & Natasha
That Local Market

That Local Market is an initiative started by Bernadette and Natasha. With a love for locally grown and crafted products. Their passion for the community, pushed them to start That Local Market to showcase everything great this city has to offer.

The market happens every Saturday morning up until September 24th, at Central Community Park in downtown Chilliwack. Check out more at:

Around Town in Chilliwack: Sarah Sovereign Episode

Sarah Sovereign
Photographer & Visual Artist

Sarah is a local photographer, visual artist and student, looking to get her Masters in Counselling. Long time Chilliwack resident and passion for all things 80's, Sarah blends her talent behind the camera with her ability to see the stories being told in peoples lives. You could find Sarah on any kind of shoot from pets, to pin-up models, family portraits and more. She brings a unique eye and outlook to what's happening in Chilliwack.

Around Town in Chilliwack: Tim McAlpine Episode

Tim McAlpine
President & Creative Director Currency Marketing

Local businessman and entrepreneur, Tim McAlpine has been perfecting his craft and learning about specialization in marketing since he started his first Chilliwack based business in 1990. With a passion for credit unions and financial education for young people, Tim is a pillar in the business community of Chilliwack. He also is a board member with CEPCO and various other groups. 

Around Town in Chilliwack: Emily & Pauline Episode

Emily & Pauline
Ever After Princess Party Events
Live Theatre

The unstoppable duo and long standing friendship that is known as Emily & Pauline, or Pauline & Emily, makes up a lot of the live theatre you'll see in Chilliwack. Having met both of them through theatre, Matt has seen first hand the passion, knowledge and experience these two bring to the theatre arts in Chilliwack. 

Around Town in Chilliwack: John Martin Episode

John Martin
Chilliwack MLA

John Martin was elected MLA for Chilliwack on May 14, 2013. He was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations on January 20, 2016.
Prior to his election to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, John worked as a criminologist and faculty member in the School of Criminology at University of the Fraser Valley.
John was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations on January 20, 2016.
He’s an advocate for the city of Chilliwack with a refined taste dedicated to good barbecue.

Around Town in Chilliwack: Ron Laser Episode

Ron Laser
Local Realtor
Owner: Decades Coffee Club

Ron has become a business fixture in downtown Chilliwack with his Decades Coffee Club. Aside from coffee, Ron has a list of other entrepreneurial accomplishments, including his most recent success as a local realtor with Century 21.

Ron's contributions to the Chilliwack community through his efforts in Rotary and multiple other organizations for a number of years show his heart and passion not just for the city, but the people that make it up. 

Around Town in Chilliwack: Shannon Bettles Episode

Shannon Bettles
Chilliwack Museum

Shannon has been involved in our local historical and archival work for a number of years. Listening to her talk about the history of Chilliwack, our local buildings, streets and families, it's not hard to see her passion for the work she does.

You'll find the unique work and technology she uses on a day to day basis interesting and her passion for local history is clearly evident.

Around Town in Chilliwack: Jason Lum Episode

Jason Lum
City Councilor
Small Business Owner

Jason is a long time resident and advocate for the city of Chilliwack. He's a small business owner and closet nerd. His passion for the people and communities that make up Chilliwack is clearly evident through his desire to run twice, and get elected both times, for city council.

Jason sits on numerous boards, ranging from the Creative Commission to Safety Advisory and more. His extensive knowledge combined with his ability to to carry through with plans makes him a huge asset to our town.