Roxanne Hooper

Sandra and Ken Murphy were stunned when a team from Langley’s Acts of Kindness ministry, along with lifetime friends Lola and Bella Howet, arrived in Sandra’s hospital room in Abbotsford on Christmas Eve with news that their home will be the subject of the 2020 Extreme Home Repair. (Michael Dauncey/Church in the Valley – Acts of Kindness)

VIDEO: ‘Unbelievable’ Christmas gift delivered to ailing Langley City woman in hospital

Acts of Kindness team will be renovating the Murphy home, so new amputee can come home

Sandra and Ken Murphy were stunned when a team from Langley’s Acts of Kindness ministry, along with lifetime friends Lola and Bella Howet, arrived in Sandra’s hospital room in Abbotsford on Christmas Eve with news that their home will be the subject of the 2020 Extreme Home Repair. (Michael Dauncey/Church in the Valley – Acts of Kindness)
From our family to yours: MERRY CHRISTMAS

From our family to yours: MERRY CHRISTMAS

The team at the Langley Advance Times offers you wishes for a joyous holiday

From our family to yours: MERRY CHRISTMAS
(Neil Zeller Photography/Canadian Pacific Holiday Train)

VIDEO: Holiday train generosity ‘mind blowing’ for Langley country music star

Walnut Grove’s own Dallas Smith came off CP Holiday Train with new appreciation for Canadian kindness

(Neil Zeller Photography/Canadian Pacific Holiday Train)
Santa and Aldergrove’s Ethan Pritchard visited with Sprite, one of the VTEA therapy horses that was dressed up as a reindeer for the Dec. 15 open house. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Horsepower generating aid for Langley equine therapy

Valley Therapeutic and Hope After Stroke receive infusion of dollars

Santa and Aldergrove’s Ethan Pritchard visited with Sprite, one of the VTEA therapy horses that was dressed up as a reindeer for the Dec. 15 open house. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
For those who fear Santa might not find them this holiday season, because they’ve moved or they’re travelling, he has a solution. He gives those who visit him a special bell they can ring to help alert him to their new location. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: ‘Fear not,’ says bell-toting Santa

Ol’ St. Nick expects to visit with 10,000-plus at Langley’s Willowbrook mall ahead of Christmas

For those who fear Santa might not find them this holiday season, because they’ve moved or they’re travelling, he has a solution. He gives those who visit him a special bell they can ring to help alert him to their new location. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
Ten-year-old Langley City boy, Thaddeus Flannigan, was partnered with Orange County Sheriff Todd Russ during his one-day trip to Disneyland with the Sunshine Foundation of Canada. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Life-changing adventure to Disneyland comes as early gift

Two Langley kids were invited to be part of Sunshine Foundation’s most recent DreamLift

Ten-year-old Langley City boy, Thaddeus Flannigan, was partnered with Orange County Sheriff Todd Russ during his one-day trip to Disneyland with the Sunshine Foundation of Canada. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
WHAT’S IN STORE: Langley City getting its sparkle on tonight

WHAT’S IN STORE: Langley City getting its sparkle on tonight

From 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 a number of downtown merchants are holding a shopping party

WHAT’S IN STORE: Langley City getting its sparkle on tonight
Kids, pets, and adults alike all posed for pictures with RAD Santa last week at Potters. The photo session was a fourth-annual fundraiser by Twins Cancer Fundraising for the Canuck Place children’s hospice in Abbotsford. (Angela Ruscheinski/www.angelaruscheinski.com)

Santa photos supply gifts for sick kids this Christmas

A pair of Langley twins held a fourth annual fundraiser for Canuck Place – generating $10,500

Kids, pets, and adults alike all posed for pictures with RAD Santa last week at Potters. The photo session was a fourth-annual fundraiser by Twins Cancer Fundraising for the Canuck Place children’s hospice in Abbotsford. (Angela Ruscheinski/www.angelaruscheinski.com)
The Friesen family came in from Anvil Island to participate in Sunday’s Santa Vader charity event. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Afternoon with Vader nets coin for Christmas bureau

One family – in full costume – travels in from the Sunshine Coast

The Friesen family came in from Anvil Island to participate in Sunday’s Santa Vader charity event. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
Jesse Brown has become his “long road” to recovery through rehabilitation, after being struck down while walking home from school on Sept. 13. (GoFundMe/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

UPDATE: GoFundMe drive set up for young Langley hit-and-run victim

A fundraising blitz continues to help Jesse Brown, 12, and his family as he recovers

Jesse Brown has become his “long road” to recovery through rehabilitation, after being struck down while walking home from school on Sept. 13. (GoFundMe/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
WHAT’S IN STORE: ‘Tis the season for local businesses to give
WHAT’S IN STORE: ‘Tis the season for local businesses to give
VIDEO: Christmas Wish Breakfast crowd a third bigger

VIDEO: Christmas Wish Breakfast crowd a third bigger

At least 3,000 attended the third annual fundraising event in aid of the Langley Christmas Bureau

VIDEO: Christmas Wish Breakfast crowd a third bigger
Hospice’s Shannon Todd Booth (left) and Carissa Halley unveiled a number of small and big donations made Saturday during the second annual Glass Half Full fundraiser. The money is earmarked for the new hospice residence, being constructed near Langley Memorial Hospital next year. (Lisa Farquharson/Langley Advance Times)

Langley casino jumps aboard to aid hospice

In excess of $46,000 in donations announced during the Glass Half Full fundraiser Saturday night

Hospice’s Shannon Todd Booth (left) and Carissa Halley unveiled a number of small and big donations made Saturday during the second annual Glass Half Full fundraiser. The money is earmarked for the new hospice residence, being constructed near Langley Memorial Hospital next year. (Lisa Farquharson/Langley Advance Times)
VIDEO: Langley twins get RAD with Santa photos

VIDEO: Langley twins get RAD with Santa photos

Canuck Place children’s hospice in Abbotsford benefits from a Nov. 28 charity picture-taking event

VIDEO: Langley twins get RAD with Santa photos
VIDEO: Newlands tree trimming aids Langley hospital

VIDEO: Newlands tree trimming aids Langley hospital

The public is invited down to vote for their favourite trees, and show their support, too

VIDEO: Newlands tree trimming aids Langley hospital
‘Magical’ night raises $156,000 for Langley’s needy animals

‘Magical’ night raises $156,000 for Langley’s needy animals

Some dollars from Harry Potter-themed gala go to a new youth program

‘Magical’ night raises $156,000 for Langley’s needy animals
Langley volunteers Yvonne Wysocki and Julia Greene will be collecting items for the Realtors Cares drive. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley businesses rallying together to help their community

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Langley volunteers Yvonne Wysocki and Julia Greene will be collecting items for the Realtors Cares drive. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Langley RCMP Supt. Murray Power and Langley City Mayor Val van den Broek are co-hosting a new Mayor’s Gala 2020 in January. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

New Langley City mayor’s gala dedicated to Mom

Val van den Broek partners with Mounties to raise money for women’s health care at Langley hospital

Langley RCMP Supt. Murray Power and Langley City Mayor Val van den Broek are co-hosting a new Mayor’s Gala 2020 in January. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Marjorie Mazerall and her family picked up the old street banner gifted to her by the Downtown Langley Business Association. A new banner, boasting her likeness, now hangs on the one-way street. (Downtown Langley Business Association/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley veterans and families grateful for the gift

Recipients touched to receive Remembrance day tribute banners, more sought

Marjorie Mazerall and her family picked up the old street banner gifted to her by the Downtown Langley Business Association. A new banner, boasting her likeness, now hangs on the one-way street. (Downtown Langley Business Association/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Poppy bin bandits arrested in Langley

Poppy bin bandits arrested in Langley

A man and woman were both taken into custody after a video of donation box thefts was released

Poppy bin bandits arrested in Langley