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An awareness raising and fundraising motorcycle ride Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022, will take participants through various Langley neighbourhoods. The group members work with victims of bullying and those who have bullied to break the cycle of harm. (Bikers Against Bullying/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Anti-bullying motorcycle ride tours Langley Saturday

Aug. 20 ride is by regional chapter of an international group

A new bridge has been built across Yorkson Creek in Walnut Grove. (Township of Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

New metal pedestrian bridge links Walnut Grove neighbourhoods

Township has completed a series of trail upgrades

Sicamous residents Cathy and Ernie Baynes will celebrate their 72nd anniversary on September 2, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

‘Could be we tolerate each other’: Shuswap couple to celebrate 72nd anniversary

Humour part of the glue that’s kept Cathy and Ernie Baynes together

  • Aug 18, 2022
Coy Cosburn took her two-year old cat, Sabrina Rose, who won the Bengal cat category, to the Langley show jointly hosted by Cat Fanciers of BC and Garden City Cat Fanciers on Saturday, Aug. 13, and Sunday, Aug. 14. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Coy Cosburn took her two-year old cat, Sabrina Rose, who won the Bengal cat category, to the Langley show jointly hosted by Cat Fanciers of BC and Garden City Cat Fanciers on Saturday, Aug. 13, and Sunday, Aug. 14. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Jason Heit. (photo submitted)

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TODAY IN B.C. Island fighter/trainer worked security for Drew Barrymore, Nicholas Cage

Jason Heit. (photo submitted)
Aidan Smaaslet, 6, from Brookswood was enjoying his ribs at the Langley RibFest on Sunday, Aug. 14. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley RibFest 50-50 draw raises record $285,000

First Rotary-organized fundraiser since 2019 draws crowds

Aidan Smaaslet, 6, from Brookswood was enjoying his ribs at the Langley RibFest on Sunday, Aug. 14. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
This iconic vintage British sports car, a Morgan, was a people’s choice contender at the 21st Annual Car Show at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Time to shine: Classic and antique automobiles converge at Shuswap event

R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum hosts 21st Annual Car Show

This iconic vintage British sports car, a Morgan, was a people’s choice contender at the 21st Annual Car Show at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
The Donaldson family of Bradner Farms has received the Century Farm Award from the provincial government. Robert Donaldson (in the centre in the plaid shirt) passed away on Aug. 11. (Photo from Bradner Farms)

Abbotsford family honoured for more than 100 years of farming

Bradner Farms celebrates 4 generations of farming with provincial award

The Donaldson family of Bradner Farms has received the Century Farm Award from the provincial government. Robert Donaldson (in the centre in the plaid shirt) passed away on Aug. 11. (Photo from Bradner Farms)
Julie Bergen says McLean Pond, in Campbell Valley Regional Park, is her favourite place to relax and “find peace.” (Special to Langley Advance Times)

SHARE: Pond a peaceful sanctuary

Send us your photo showing how you view Langley, and it could be featured in a future edition

  • Aug 16, 2022
Julie Bergen says McLean Pond, in Campbell Valley Regional Park, is her favourite place to relax and “find peace.” (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Valdy performs at the 2019 ROOTSandBLUES Festival. Do you know which communitiy hosts this iconic B.C. music festival? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A celebration of summer fun

There are plenty of summertime activites to enjoy during the last weeks of August

Valdy performs at the 2019 ROOTSandBLUES Festival. Do you know which communitiy hosts this iconic B.C. music festival? (Black Press file photo)
Lily, Hazel, and Charlotte are encouraging online suggestions for the next beneficiary of the ‘Feel The Love’ program that installs new HAVC equipment in a deserving Langley home. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Know someone who needs a new furnace? Feel the Love may be able to help

Gandy Installations plans to install new HVAC equipment, for free, in a deserving home

Lily, Hazel, and Charlotte are encouraging online suggestions for the next beneficiary of the ‘Feel The Love’ program that installs new HAVC equipment in a deserving Langley home. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Zosia Ettenberg, founder of Langley Pos-Abilities, tests out the "Try on a Disability challenge" at the Day of Pos-Abilities Douglas Park. (Langley Advance Times Files)

Celebrate the abilities of people with disabilities, says founder of Langley advocacy group

Annual inclusion-based event will have police and fire personnel competing

Zosia Ettenberg, founder of Langley Pos-Abilities, tests out the "Try on a Disability challenge" at the Day of Pos-Abilities Douglas Park. (Langley Advance Times Files)
Send details about Langley community events and groups to datebook@langleyadvancetimes.com. (Black Press Media files)

COMMUNITY CALENDAR: August events around Langley?

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. (Black Press Media files)
Yvonne Patrick from Chilliwack judges an entry in the “long-haired kitten” category at the Cat Fanciers of B.C.’s Lucky Cat Affair show at the Quality Hotel and Conference Centre in 2018. (Black Press Media files)

Say ‘hello, kitties’ at weekend show in Langley

In-person cat show is on at the George Preston Recreation Centre

Yvonne Patrick from Chilliwack judges an entry in the “long-haired kitten” category at the Cat Fanciers of B.C.’s Lucky Cat Affair show at the Quality Hotel and Conference Centre in 2018. (Black Press Media files)
Jessica MacNiel. (photo submitted)

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Jessica MacNiel. (photo submitted)
At the historic picnic at Michaud House in Langley City on Sunday, July 31, Réjean Bussières and Joanne Plourde performed in character as French Voyageurs from early history. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley City heritage picnic shines a light on the almost-forgotten history of the Voyageurs

Before Davy Crockett, before Daniel Boone, French-Canadian explorers journeyed west

At the historic picnic at Michaud House in Langley City on Sunday, July 31, Réjean Bussières and Joanne Plourde performed in character as French Voyageurs from early history. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
On Saturday, Aug. 6, the 1978 Camaro Z28 that used to belong to Brad McPherson was on display at the ‘Burnouts In The Sky’ show and shine in Langley that honours the memory of McPherson. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley’s Burnouts In The Sky show and shine gets an extension

10th fundraiser for scholarship in memory of Brad McPherson was supposed to be the last. But…

On Saturday, Aug. 6, the 1978 Camaro Z28 that used to belong to Brad McPherson was on display at the ‘Burnouts In The Sky’ show and shine in Langley that honours the memory of McPherson. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Rowan Hawthorne, 5, released a butterfly at Krause Berry Farms on Saturday, Aug. 6, the first butterfly release fundraiser for the Langley Hospice Society and Langley Lodge since the pandemic. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Butterfly release returns to Langley’s Krause Berry Farms

Fundraiser for Langley Lodge and Langley Hospice was shut down during the pandemic

Rowan Hawthorne, 5, released a butterfly at Krause Berry Farms on Saturday, Aug. 6, the first butterfly release fundraiser for the Langley Hospice Society and Langley Lodge since the pandemic. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Dustin Biega became a father to Kyson when he was 16 years old. Now, Kyson is four years old and is being co-parented by his two parents and Biega was able to graduate from high school with the help of Options Community Services. (Sobia Moman photo)

Young Lower Mainland father wouldn’t be where he is today without community support

Options Community Services is running a fundraising campaign to fund emergency care

Dustin Biega became a father to Kyson when he was 16 years old. Now, Kyson is four years old and is being co-parented by his two parents and Biega was able to graduate from high school with the help of Options Community Services. (Sobia Moman photo)
A 93-year-old senior is left with nothing but bitcoin receipts after being scammed out of $15,000 in July. She’s hoping that sharing her experience will prevent others from being hurt. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Cloverdale senior hit by tag-teaming scammers, defrauding her of $15,000

93-year-old grandmother doesn’t want to see this happen to other seniors

A 93-year-old senior is left with nothing but bitcoin receipts after being scammed out of $15,000 in July. She’s hoping that sharing her experience will prevent others from being hurt. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)