Heather Colpitts

Fraser Valley Regional Library City branch has special events during Seniors Week 2022. (FRVL/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

SENIORS WEEK 2022: Langleys celebrate older residents

Langley City and its library branch have many activities while Township is still finalizing plans

Fraser Valley Regional Library City branch has special events during Seniors Week 2022. (FRVL/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Langley Fine Arts School students walked more than two kilometres through Fort Langley on Thursday as part of the Walk for Water. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Students lugging water around Fort Langley a lesson in empathy

Grade 6 and 7 students at Langley Fine Arts School take part in the Walk for Water Thursday

Langley Fine Arts School students walked more than two kilometres through Fort Langley on Thursday as part of the Walk for Water. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Send details about Langley community events and groups to datebook@langleyadvancetimes.com. (Langley Advance Times files)

COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Langley events for the week starting May 21, 2022

Here’s some of what’s going on around the Langleys, including community- and support-group meetings

Send details about Langley community events and groups to datebook@langleyadvancetimes.com. (Langley Advance Times files)
Vehicles of various eras will be part of the 2022 May Day Parade and celebration on Monday, May 23, 2022. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Vintage vehicles from the past century part of Fort Langley parade

To mark the 100th anniversary of the event, cars from every era will take part

Vehicles of various eras will be part of the 2022 May Day Parade and celebration on Monday, May 23, 2022. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Send details about Langley community events and groups to datebook@langleyadvancetimes.com. (Langley Advance Times files)

COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Langley events for the week starting May 19, 2022

Here’s some of what’s going on around the Langleys

Send details about Langley community events and groups to datebook@langleyadvancetimes.com. (Langley Advance Times files)
Chloe Primerano was drafted into the Western Hockey League by the Vancouver Giants on Thursday, May 19, 2022. (Jamison Derksen/Vancouver Giants)<strong> </strong>

Vancouver Giants select first-ever female skater in WHL prospects draft

Burnaby Winter Club player Chloe Primerano tabbed in Round 13

Chloe Primerano was drafted into the Western Hockey League by the Vancouver Giants on Thursday, May 19, 2022. (Jamison Derksen/Vancouver Giants)<strong> </strong>
Chloe Primerano was drafted into the Western Hockey League by the Vancouver Giants on Thursday, May 19, 2022. (Jamison Derksen/Vancouver Giants)<strong></strong>

Langley-based Vancouver Giants draft female player in round 13 of prospects draft

Burnaby Winter Club player Chloe Primerano drafted into the Western Hockey League Thursday

Chloe Primerano was drafted into the Western Hockey League by the Vancouver Giants on Thursday, May 19, 2022. (Jamison Derksen/Vancouver Giants)<strong></strong>
Ramona Wildeman had been contemplating writing a book about a favourite topic – collective nouns – and now it’s been published. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Ramona Wildeman had been contemplating writing a book about a favourite topic – collective nouns – and now it’s been published. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Kristina Laven’s Grade 6/7 class at Coghlan Fundamental Elementary, after studying a book about refugee children, held a fundraiser to provide a welcome basket for a refugee family new to the community. (Coghlan/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley students create welcome package for refugee family

The initial goal was $450 but the campaign raised more than $1,500

Kristina Laven’s Grade 6/7 class at Coghlan Fundamental Elementary, after studying a book about refugee children, held a fundraiser to provide a welcome basket for a refugee family new to the community. (Coghlan/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Daxton, two, is in hospital after being diagnosed with liver cancer. His mom, Melanie Arsenault, has posted updates on the family’s medical crisis. (Melanie Arsenault Facebook)

VIDEO: Campaign launched to support 2-year-old Langley boy with liver cancer

Toddler’s treatment starts with chemotherapy to battle large tumour

Daxton, two, is in hospital after being diagnosed with liver cancer. His mom, Melanie Arsenault, has posted updates on the family’s medical crisis. (Melanie Arsenault Facebook)
Send details about Langley community events and groups to datebook@langleyadvancetimes.com. (Langley Advance Times files)

COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Langley events for mid-May 2022

Here’s some of what’s going on around the Langleys

Send details about Langley community events and groups to datebook@langleyadvancetimes.com. (Langley Advance Times files)
Lucky is recovering at a foster home after being hit by a car in Langley. The BC SPCA wil look for an adoptive home in a couple of months, after he has recovered from extensive injuries. (BC SPCA/Special to Black Press Media)

‘Lucky’ the dog not so lucky after being hit by car in Langley

He’s now in care of the Abbotsford SPCA which is hoping for help with high medical bills

Lucky is recovering at a foster home after being hit by a car in Langley. The BC SPCA wil look for an adoptive home in a couple of months, after he has recovered from extensive injuries. (BC SPCA/Special to Black Press Media)
Val van den Broek, the mayor for Langley City, and her husband, Rob, hosted a gala Saturday, March 26, 2022, at Cascades Casino that raised money for the new Langley Foundry, a wellness centre for local youth. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley City council censures mayor over ‘conduct unbecoming’

City won’t provide details, citing privacy legislation, but says proper procedures followed

Val van den Broek, the mayor for Langley City, and her husband, Rob, hosted a gala Saturday, March 26, 2022, at Cascades Casino that raised money for the new Langley Foundry, a wellness centre for local youth. (Langley Advance Times files)
Langley City Fire Rescue held a change of command ceremony April 29, 2022. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley City Fire Rescue’s retiring chief hands over command

Official ceremony marks new leadership in the local fire department

Langley City Fire Rescue held a change of command ceremony April 29, 2022. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Send details about Langley community events and groups to datebook@langleyadvancetimes.com. (Langley Advance Times files)

COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Langley events for early May 2022

Here’s some of what’s going on around the Langleys

Send details about Langley community events and groups to datebook@langleyadvancetimes.com. (Langley Advance Times files)
Georgia and Sydney Erickson, Grade 3 and 5 students respectively, got to meet Canadian Olympians Meaghan Mikkelson and Charles Hamelin when they visited Langley Meadows Community School on Friday, April 29, 2022, to launch the Breakfast Clubs of Canada program at the school. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Olympians visit Langley school for breakfast program kick-off

Breakfast Clubs of Canada adds Langley Meadows Community School to its in-school food programs

Georgia and Sydney Erickson, Grade 3 and 5 students respectively, got to meet Canadian Olympians Meaghan Mikkelson and Charles Hamelin when they visited Langley Meadows Community School on Friday, April 29, 2022, to launch the Breakfast Clubs of Canada program at the school. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Langley Township and City jointly organize the annual Langley Walk in early May. This year’s walk is being held in both the Township and the City to mark the event’s 60th anniversary. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley Walk is Sunday so area around McLeod Athletic Park expected to be busy

People may want to detour around the area from before noon to after 4 p.m.

Langley Township and City jointly organize the annual Langley Walk in early May. This year’s walk is being held in both the Township and the City to mark the event’s 60th anniversary. (Langley Advance Times files)
Volunteers such as Cashmere Roder, Jennifer Cooksley, Erin Caldwell and PAC president Amy Synesael ran the Shorteed Elementary $1 sale on Friday, April 22, 2022. The gym was filled with items and large crowds turned out to shop.(Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Shoppers snap up bargains at a buck apiece at Langley PAC sale

Shortreed Elementary PAC able to host its popular sale of gently used goods April 22

Volunteers such as Cashmere Roder, Jennifer Cooksley, Erin Caldwell and PAC president Amy Synesael ran the Shorteed Elementary $1 sale on Friday, April 22, 2022. The gym was filled with items and large crowds turned out to shop.(Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Sandy Dunkley (president of Ron Dunkley Memorial Society), joined other society board members and a shredding company staffer at a 2018 shredding event. (Black Press Media files)

Shredding event benefits two Langley high schools

Pandemic prevented local charity from holding in-person fundraising events

Sandy Dunkley (president of Ron Dunkley Memorial Society), joined other society board members and a shredding company staffer at a 2018 shredding event. (Black Press Media files)
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion Aldergrove Branch #265 welcomed in the community to its swap meet April 23, 2022. (Special to The Star)

Aldergrove legion’s auxiliary swap meet popular with crowds

Vendors were inside and outside the legion hall for Saturday’s event

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion Aldergrove Branch #265 welcomed in the community to its swap meet April 23, 2022. (Special to The Star)
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