Community

Lesley Wells encourages others to donate some time to a cause they believe in, describing her volunteer duties with Langley Meals on Wheels – and specifically their new Community Kitchen program – as a labour of love. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Community kitchen volunteer encourages more to get involved

Langley City’s Lesley Wells describes her contributions as selfish - getting more out than she gives

10th-anniversary edition of Cruise for Your Cause will benefit Aldergrove and Langley food banks. (Special to The Star)

Three Langley-area food banks to be visited by convoy delivering donations

10th anniversary edition of Cruise for Your Cause happening Saturday, April 24

Trinity Western University’s Student Association organized a celebration parade for graduating students Saturday, April 10, 2021. (Trinity Western University/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

University student association hosts grad parade at Langley campus

Students honoured with special Saturday event

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After battling cancer, a family rallies to help others in need

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  • Apr 12, 2021
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Pilots from the Canadian Museum of Flight in Langley were unable to take part in the actual Vimy Ridge centennial tribute in France in 2017, and similarly they were grounded today – the 103rd anniversary of the battle. This time due to weather conditions. (Canadian Museum of Flight/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Vimy Ridge flyby tribute just not in the cards?

This time, for a different reason, Canadian Museum of Flight pilots couldn’t take to the air – again

Pilots from the Canadian Museum of Flight in Langley were unable to take part in the actual Vimy Ridge centennial tribute in France in 2017, and similarly they were grounded today – the 103rd anniversary of the battle. This time due to weather conditions. (Canadian Museum of Flight/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Cathy Grace, principal of Parkside Centennial, and Susan Cairns, executive director of the Langley School District Foundation, show off a treat donated to the staff with the school mascot. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

PHOTOS: Leadership program members deliver cake and snacks to Parkside Elementary

$1,250 was raised by the four group members who wanted to help feed hungry students

Cathy Grace, principal of Parkside Centennial, and Susan Cairns, executive director of the Langley School District Foundation, show off a treat donated to the staff with the school mascot. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
Legion branch 265 president Doug Hadley shows off the green space where food service can continue via outdoor dining. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

Aldergrove legion branch #265 preparing to open patio dining on back lawn

Branch president Doug Hadley said COVID-19 restriction have hurt clientele

Legion branch 265 president Doug Hadley shows off the green space where food service can continue via outdoor dining. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
Donalda Whaites and Velma MacAllister were co-ordinating the Langley Christmas Bureau in recent years. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley mourns death of long-time ‘toy lady’ Donalda Whaites

A parent, life-long educator, and well-known community volunteer died Tuesday from cancer

Donalda Whaites and Velma MacAllister were co-ordinating the Langley Christmas Bureau in recent years. (Langley Advance Times files)
Langley MLAs Andrew Mercier and Megan Dykeman. (Black Press Media files)

Langley MLAs announce multiculturalism grants intended to help fight racism

Priority was given to projects addressing anti-Indigenous, anti-Asian and anti-Black racism

Langley MLAs Andrew Mercier and Megan Dykeman. (Black Press Media files)
Langley Animal Protection Society’s Furry Tail Foot Race is normally in person at Derby Reach, but COVID-19 has changed the way it will occur this year. (Aldergrove Star files)

Going at your own pace for the Furry Tail Virtual Race

Langley Animal Protection Society encourages individual participation for annual fundraiser

Langley Animal Protection Society’s Furry Tail Foot Race is normally in person at Derby Reach, but COVID-19 has changed the way it will occur this year. (Aldergrove Star files)
Langley prize home located at<tcxspan tcxhref="tel:2177244" title="Call 21772 44 with 3CX Click to Call"> 21772 44 </tcxspan>Ave. in Murrayville. One of nine grand prize packages in the 2021 Hometown Heroes lottery. (Hometown Heroes)

PHOTOS: $2.6M Langley prize home featured in 2021 Hometown Heroes lottery

Proceeds benefit VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation, Burn Fund

Langley prize home located at<tcxspan tcxhref="tel:2177244" title="Call 21772 44 with 3CX Click to Call"> 21772 44 </tcxspan>Ave. in Murrayville. One of nine grand prize packages in the 2021 Hometown Heroes lottery. (Hometown Heroes)
The Springman siblings sell treats at a stand in rural Aldergrove. (Special to The Star)

Aldergrove siblings run roadside stand to raise funds for impoverished children

The Springmans sell veggies, shaved ice, flowers, and crafts at 248th Street and Robertson Crescent

The Springman siblings sell treats at a stand in rural Aldergrove. (Special to The Star)
Aldergrove Fair volunteer Mike Robinson getting ready for the next event - the Aldergrove Canada Day Parade. (Special to Aldergrove Star)

‘Volunteering is what keeps social groups together; it is a human way of saying I care’

Aldergrove resident Mike Robinson talks about the importance of lending a hand in the community

Aldergrove Fair volunteer Mike Robinson getting ready for the next event - the Aldergrove Canada Day Parade. (Special to Aldergrove Star)
Dave Brett was struck and killed by a branch while on walk along Robertson Crescent last September. (Special to The Star)

Aldergrove organizations join forces to encourage massive cleanup for Earth Day

Residents encouraged to collect as much litter as possible Thursday to Sunday, April 22 to 25

Dave Brett was struck and killed by a branch while on walk along Robertson Crescent last September. (Special to The Star)
Joe Viel, manager of Cloverdale Community Cycles, stands among some of the bikes that will be up for grabs April 10. The cycle shop is located directly behind Pacific Community Church at 5337 180 Street. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Cloverdale Community Cycles to hold bike sale April 10

Repair shop selling bikes for both kids and adults

Joe Viel, manager of Cloverdale Community Cycles, stands among some of the bikes that will be up for grabs April 10. The cycle shop is located directly behind Pacific Community Church at 5337 180 Street. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Bryan Miller didn’t have look very hard on Saturday, March 28, to find examples of graffiti near the Township of Langley civic building where council meets. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley clean-up event aims to collect 1,000 lbs. of trash in one hour

Fort Langley ‘pick’ organized by campaigner for tougher graffiti regulations

Bryan Miller didn’t have look very hard on Saturday, March 28, to find examples of graffiti near the Township of Langley civic building where council meets. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Chief Sepass Theatre (Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival/Special to the Star)

Metro Vancouver announces $150,000 in cultural grants

Eligible Langley organizations have until May 10 to apply

Chief Sepass Theatre (Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival/Special to the Star)
Zach Choboter, a former Aldergrove resident, is rollerblading across Canada to raise awareness for bees. (Special to The Star).

Bee bladers will go the extra kilometer for every $10 donated

Environmental group plans to roller blade across Canada throughout the summer

Zach Choboter, a former Aldergrove resident, is rollerblading across Canada to raise awareness for bees. (Special to The Star).
Kangaroo Creek Farm will open on April 29 for the season. (Kangaroo Creek Farm/Facebook)

Kelowna kangaroo farm to reopen later this month

Kangaroo Creek Farm is opening for the season on April 29

Kangaroo Creek Farm will open on April 29 for the season. (Kangaroo Creek Farm/Facebook)