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Princess Margaret helped open Langley Centennial Museum at 9135 King St. back in 1958. The museum will close its doors on Friday, Sept. 30, in preparation for its move across the street to new Salishan Place by the River currently under construction. (Langley Centennial Museum archives/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley Centennial Museum closes on Friday

It’s soon to be replaced by larger and more modern space in the Salishan Place by the River

More than 400 guests dressed up in their best and came out to the Langley Events Centre for the 4th annual Mayor’s Charitable Gala.(Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

PHOTOS: Mayor’s gala tops $700,000

Fourth annual firefighters ball raises significant coin for Foundry Langley and school snack program

The last of this year’s western painted turtle babies have been microchipped and released in various Fraser Valley wetlands. (Greater Vancouver Zoo/Special to The Star)

VIDEO: Zoo releases last of this year’s baby turtles

Conservation efforts continue with endangered reptiles

Organizers have various events planned for Water Weeks 2022. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley’s Rivers Day activities focus on water quality

Activities are free but some require registering in advance due to limited numbers of spots

Organizers have various events planned for Water Weeks 2022. (Langley Advance Times files)
Send details about Langley community events and groups to datebook@langleyadvancetimes.com. (Black Press Media files)

COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Langley events in the closing days of September and into autumn 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. (Black Press Media files)
Shelagh Brennan was having her picture taken with the dialysis machine in her home, when she beamed and raised her hands in triumph. It has been three years since the Murrayville resident suffered sudden kidney failure, time spent waiting for a kidney transplant that finally took place. On Tuesday, Sept. 20, the machine, no longer needed, was dismantled and removed. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: How Shelagh Brennan finally got a new kidney

It’s been a very long wait for Murrayville resident

Shelagh Brennan was having her picture taken with the dialysis machine in her home, when she beamed and raised her hands in triumph. It has been three years since the Murrayville resident suffered sudden kidney failure, time spent waiting for a kidney transplant that finally took place. On Tuesday, Sept. 20, the machine, no longer needed, was dismantled and removed. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Susan Cormier, a Metis writer from Langley has been nominated for her book, Advice to a New Beekeeper. (Submitted photo)

Langley writer in the race to win an award for her non-fiction book

She is also the producer of Canada’s longest-running live monthly storytelling competition

Susan Cormier, a Metis writer from Langley has been nominated for her book, Advice to a New Beekeeper. (Submitted photo)
It won't be too long before these iconic birds are flying south. But for now, during a rather warm September, they're still enjoying all the glorious splendour offered in Fort Langley and out on the Fraser River. (Martin Helmus/Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Sep 21, 2022
It won't be too long before these iconic birds are flying south. But for now, during a rather warm September, they're still enjoying all the glorious splendour offered in Fort Langley and out on the Fraser River. (Martin Helmus/Special to Langley Advance Times)
34 riders on the Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley team began a nine-day, 800 kilometre journey through the Fraser Valley in Langley on Wednesday, Sept. 21, where students at the Langley Fine Arts School cheered them on their way. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley begins

34 riders will spend 9 days riding 800 kilometres through the Fraser Valley to raise $300,000

34 riders on the Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley team began a nine-day, 800 kilometre journey through the Fraser Valley in Langley on Wednesday, Sept. 21, where students at the Langley Fine Arts School cheered them on their way. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
The Langley City Terry Fox run on Sunday, Sept. 18, actually beat its $5,000 target, raising close to $20,000. It was the first in-person version of the annual fundraiser for cancer research since the pandemic. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley City Terry Fox Run beats target, others come close

City and Walnut Grove hosted first in-person versions since pandemic, Aldergrove remained virtual

The Langley City Terry Fox run on Sunday, Sept. 18, actually beat its $5,000 target, raising close to $20,000. It was the first in-person version of the annual fundraiser for cancer research since the pandemic. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
For three days, from Sept. 16 to 18, singers, dancers, and drummers from B.C., Alberta, and the U.S. filled the Langley Events Centre for the first stɑl̓əw̓ powwow cultural event. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
For three days, from Sept. 16 to 18, singers, dancers, and drummers from B.C., Alberta, and the U.S. filled the Langley Events Centre for the first stɑl̓əw̓ powwow cultural event. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Elanis is following her dream of becoming a social worker. The Youth Futures Education Fund, supported by United Way BC, helps cover expenses like food, textbooks, counselling, and transportation, allowing former youth in care to survive while focusing on their studies.

Changing lives: All youth deserve the chance to reach their potential.

Youth Futures Education Fund and United Way BC help former youth in care follow their dreams

  • Sep 19, 2022
Elanis is following her dream of becoming a social worker. The Youth Futures Education Fund, supported by United Way BC, helps cover expenses like food, textbooks, counselling, and transportation, allowing former youth in care to survive while focusing on their studies.
Greg Anderson is an Indigenous craftsman from North Ontario who is selling handmade drums at Langley’s first ever powwow. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Greg Anderson is an Indigenous craftsman from North Ontario who is selling handmade drums at Langley’s first ever powwow. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
The annual Kwantlen First Nation First Salmon Ceremony opens fishing in the spring. A new festival on KFN’s reserve on McMillan Island on Oct. 1 will mark the fall harvest and the end of the season. (KFN/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Salmon and Cranberry Festival comes to McMillan Island

Kwantlen First Nation launches new event with food, entertainment

The annual Kwantlen First Nation First Salmon Ceremony opens fishing in the spring. A new festival on KFN’s reserve on McMillan Island on Oct. 1 will mark the fall harvest and the end of the season. (KFN/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Inclusion Langley Society is requesting people to donate food items to help Food Banks distribute food ahead of ahead of Thanksgiving. So far they have collected 1,200 items. The campaign ends Sept. 24. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley charity joins province-wide campaign to support food banks ahead of Thanksgiving

“We understand the struggle,’ says organizer as food prices rise due to inflation

Inclusion Langley Society is requesting people to donate food items to help Food Banks distribute food ahead of ahead of Thanksgiving. So far they have collected 1,200 items. The campaign ends Sept. 24. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
On Sept. 12, Fiona Chesterton finally got to see the gravestone she commissioned for her distant cousin Jessie Heading Underwood. The British journalist and writer documented her research into the Langley branch of her family in a book, Secrets Never to be Told. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Mystery inheritance led U.K. author to history of Langley family

Fiona Chesterton has written a book about her pioneer cousin, Jessie Heading Underwood

On Sept. 12, Fiona Chesterton finally got to see the gravestone she commissioned for her distant cousin Jessie Heading Underwood. The British journalist and writer documented her research into the Langley branch of her family in a book, Secrets Never to be Told. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Vern Munroe, third vice-president of the Langley Elks, showed off a Teddy bear and a number of other items being sold off at a fundraising garage sale happening this Sunday. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley Elks gear up for inaugural garage sale

The event will benefit local charities and causes supported by the service group

Vern Munroe, third vice-president of the Langley Elks, showed off a Teddy bear and a number of other items being sold off at a fundraising garage sale happening this Sunday. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
152 golfers took part in the 18-hole 26th annual Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation Charity Golf Tournament, presented by Pacific Breeze Holding Ltd., at Newlands Golf and Country Club, held on Aug. 11. (C.K. Wright Photography)

A challenge to fellow donors drives up the final tally at hospital foundation golf fundraiser

Total up at 26th annual Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation Charity Golf Tournament

  • Sep 17, 2022
152 golfers took part in the 18-hole 26th annual Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation Charity Golf Tournament, presented by Pacific Breeze Holding Ltd., at Newlands Golf and Country Club, held on Aug. 11. (C.K. Wright Photography)
Ishtar’s new office space is located at 103-20457 Fraser Hwy. The facility is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and currently has nine employees working there. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

More facilities for women in need as Ishtar gets a new office space

Additional space has shower, snacks, clothes, and more

Ishtar’s new office space is located at 103-20457 Fraser Hwy. The facility is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and currently has nine employees working there. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Greg McAuley (centre) with a Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation staff member and Tim Hortons employee at last year’s Smile Cookie kick-off day. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Local Tim Hortons joins nation-wide smile cookie campaign

People can visit participating locations to purchase $1 cookies

Greg McAuley (centre) with a Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation staff member and Tim Hortons employee at last year’s Smile Cookie kick-off day. (Special to Langley Advance Times)