Your 2016 FVMA Winners!

July 18, 2016

Fraser Valley Music Awards: Winners

A few hundred people turned out to the Abbotsford Arts Centre Saturday evening for the inaugural Fraser Valley Music Awards. In addition to a dozen award presentations, the historical regional event featured live performances from thirteen Nominees: The Kwerks, Matt Lowen & Rick Genge, The Sylvia Platters, Paravel, Mollys Reech, Ria Jade, Alexis Lynn, Quinn Sojonky, James Buddy Rogers, Saint Soldier, Kin, and Harpdog Brown.

“CIVL listeners, FVMA attendees, nominees, winners, and volunteers have all been thanking us, saying we are leading the way in promoting and supporting Fraser Valley music,” explains CIVL Radio station manager Aaron Levy (who also hosted the show, along with Seth Bell). “And that’s our only goal!”

2016 FVMA Winners:

Hip Hop: Saint Soldier

Folk/Roots: Brennan Sinclair

Loud: We Hunt Buffalo

Alt: Doja

Rock: Little Wild

For and By Youth: Quinn Sojonky

Jazz: Eli Bennett

Blues: Harpdog Brown

Pop: John Welsh

Rhythm & Dance: YOU SAY PARTY

Experimental: Cheap High

Musicianship: Rick Genge

  • Penticton Peach Fest headlining spot Aug.7: Kat & Tony
  • Abbotsford Agrifair Headlining Spots July 29-31: Ria Jade, Alexis Lynn, Coalmont
  • What’s On Artist of the Year: The Burn Ins
  • Moda Events Art Battle Headlining Spot Oct.20: Kin
  • Devon Clifford Music Foundation awarded $250 of Long & McQuade recording equipment to: Quinn Sojonky
  • Fraser Valley Blues Society supplemented the Blues award with a bye to the International Blues Challenge Finale being held Sunday, Sept. 11th, with the winner going on to Memphis, TN in Jan. 2017: Harpdog Brown
  • Headlining spot at UFV Cascades Basketball 2016-2017 Opening Weekend Nov.4th ($600 honorarium): Saint Soldier
  • All Nominees received a photo session package ($370 value each) from Photo Art by Simpson
  • Long & McQuade awarded $50 gift cards to multiple Winners: Harpdog Brown, Saint Soldier, Rick Genge, Cheap High, YOU SAY PARTY, John Welsh, Quinn Sojonky, Little Wild, Brennan Sinclair, We Hunt Buffalo.
  • Glen Slingerland of 89.5 The Drive is awarding a “Getting Radio Airplay” workshop to one FVMA Winner: Casinos and The Kwerks
  • Dakota Leslie Memorial Live Act / #CIVLFVMABattle ($750 Cash Prize): Mollys Reech
  • Jam in Jubilee Headlining Spot Aug.4: Saint Soldier



Fraser Valley Music Awards: July 16

June 17, 2016

Celebrate your local arts & culture! Tickets are Now On Sale for the first-ever FVMAs! Join us for a celebration of our very own music community (Think “Regional Junos” or “Regional Grammys” for the Fraser Valley) at the Abbotsford Arts Centre Saturday July 16, 2016. Tickets are now available via the FVMA page of this site, or at the following ticket outlets:

  • Abbotsford Long & McQuade
  • Chilliwack Long & McQuade
  • Old Abbey Ales, Abbotsford

The doors to the Abbotsford Arts Centre open at 6:00pm on July 16th. The show starts at 7:00pm sharp, and it runs until 10:00pm. Tickets are available both in advance and at the door the night of the event. See you there for this exciting community celebration!

Details on the poster below. Further details on the FVMA page of this site and on the CIVL Radio Facebook Page! And here is the Facebook event: FVMA Facebook Event


CIVL Now Hiring Canada Summer Job for NCRC 2017 Sponsorship!

May 17, 2016

CIVL-FM at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, BC will host the 2017 National Campus and Community Radio Conference, and welcome over 100 volunteers and staff from C/C Radio all over Canada to the Fraser Valley for a week of workshops, lectures, info sessions, caucuses, awards, social events, and the NCRA’s Annual General Meeting.

The Conference Sponsorship Coordinator will be responsible for joining CIVL’s staff and board delegates at the 2016 Conference in Ottawa (travel/registration/accommodations costs borne by CIVL), observe and participate in this year’s conference, and design methods of exploring as many different sponsorship opportunities as possible to bolster the financial resources that CIVL has to host this conference.


- Excellent Organizational Skills
- Excellent Communication Skills
- Demonstrated ability to Multi-Task
- Creativity and a demonstrated ability to problem solve
- Demonstrated ability to work on self directed tasks
- Experience in sales/marketing/advertising an asset
- Graphic Design skills an asset
- Demonstrated ability to complete long term projects
- Project Management experience an asset
- Ability to set reasonable goals and monitor achievement incrementally

**This is a Canada Summer Jobs Position, and must be filled by an applicant returning in the Fall semester to a full time education program**

30 hours/week for 9 week position
How to Apply:
Email resume and cover letter specific to this opportunity to with the subject header ‘CSJ Hiring’
Closing Date:
Thu, 2016-05-23

**This is a Canada Summer Jobs Position, and must be filled by an applicant between the ages of 18 and 30, returning in the Fall semester to a full time education program**

CIVL encourages applications from under-represented communities, including women, first nations peoples, people of colour, lesbian/gay/queer/transgender, people with physical and mental disabilities, people living with HIV/AIDS, and people whose age, education, or economic status may be a barrier to employment. CIVL does not discriminate on the basis of race, sexual orientation, religion, age, ability, or class. Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.