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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

Jessica MacNiel. (photo submitted)

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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

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)
Melanie Arsenault and Jared Skocylas and their two-year-old son Daxton. The little boy has had several health challenges and is now fighting a rare form of cancer. (Special to The Star)

Softball tournament benefits toddler with rare cancer

Mangat family continues series of fundraisers to help people dealing with cancer

  • Aug 10, 2022
Melanie Arsenault and Jared Skocylas and their two-year-old son Daxton. The little boy has had several health challenges and is now fighting a rare form of cancer. (Special to The Star)
Stargazers can participate in a meteor shower watching experience in Aldergrove on Saturday, Aug. 13. There is an option to camp overnight, to extend the experience. (Metro Vancouver/Special to The Star)

Chance Saturday to watch and learn about meteors, space

Metro Vancouver event takes place in Aldergrove Bowl starting at 8 p.m. on Aug. 13

  • Aug 11, 2022
Stargazers can participate in a meteor shower watching experience in Aldergrove on Saturday, Aug. 13. There is an option to camp overnight, to extend the experience. (Metro Vancouver/Special to The Star)
The zoo in Aldergrove is expecting to release close to 200 western painted turtles throughout the Fraser Valley this year. (Greater Vancouver Zoo/Special to The Star)

VIDEO: Western painted turtles reclaiming their habitat

Program at Aldergrove’s Greater Vancouver Zoo allows only native B.C. turtle to gain in numbers

  • Aug 9, 2022
The zoo in Aldergrove is expecting to release close to 200 western painted turtles throughout the Fraser Valley this year. (Greater Vancouver Zoo/Special to The Star)
On Sunday, Aug. 7, Rotary Clubs of Langley volunteer Lara Petrie was at the Otter Co-op, one of a small group who were promoting RibFest and handling in-person 50-50 ticket sales for the Mega draw that raises money for local charities. Tickets can also be purchased online. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Jackpot for Rotary Clubs of Langley Mega 50-50 draw continues to grow

Tickets will also be available at RibFest, with money going to several local charities

On Sunday, Aug. 7, Rotary Clubs of Langley volunteer Lara Petrie was at the Otter Co-op, one of a small group who were promoting RibFest and handling in-person 50-50 ticket sales for the Mega draw that raises money for local charities. Tickets can also be purchased online. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Fort Langley's Lou Fasullo spotted this common summer sight on Friday evening, as a series of kids jumped off the Jacob Haidi Bridge into the Bedford Channel below. While he thinks this is "a right of passage" in the village, the Langley Advance Times does not endorse or recommend such dangerous behaviour. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

SHARE: Attempting to beat the heat

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

  • Aug 8, 2022
Fort Langley's Lou Fasullo spotted this common summer sight on Friday evening, as a series of kids jumped off the Jacob Haidi Bridge into the Bedford Channel below. While he thinks this is "a right of passage" in the village, the Langley Advance Times does not endorse or recommend such dangerous behaviour. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Shannon Todd-Booth, seen here at the Saturday (Aug. 6) butterfly release at Krause Berry Farm, has been named the new executive director of the Langley Hospice Society. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Langley Hospice Society names Shannon Todd Booth as executive director

Credited with playing important role in the construction of Langley Hospice

  • Aug 6, 2022
Shannon Todd-Booth, seen here at the Saturday (Aug. 6) butterfly release at Krause Berry Farm, has been named the new executive director of the Langley Hospice Society. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
The Peach ice cream had become a major tourists attraction onto itself. But city staff awarded the license for the next three years to Alberta-based company. (The Peach Facebook)
The Peach, on the shore of Okanagan Lake in Penticton, has become an iconic landmark of Penticton’s lakefront. (The Peach Facebook)

QUIZ: A celebration of the fruit harvest

In orchards around British Columbia, fruit pickers are hard at work

The Peach ice cream had become a major tourists attraction onto itself. But city staff awarded the license for the next three years to Alberta-based company. (The Peach Facebook)
The Peach, on the shore of Okanagan Lake in Penticton, has become an iconic landmark of Penticton’s lakefront. (The Peach Facebook)
The Village

Cottage-style living brings enriched experiences to people living with dementia

Langley village offers residents the freedom — and security — to explore

  • Aug 8, 2022
The Village
Cards from youth all over Canada have made their way to a care home in Fort Langley – among others across the country – intended to lift the spirits of seniors feeling isolated. (Sending Sunshine/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Sending sunshine to seniors, one card at a time

Started by foursome in Ontario, this program is gaining momentum – reaching elderly in Fort Langley

  • Aug 5, 2022
Cards from youth all over Canada have made their way to a care home in Fort Langley – among others across the country – intended to lift the spirits of seniors feeling isolated. (Sending Sunshine/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Cyclists (from left) Richard Blaschek, Mike Woodard and Timo Itkonen set off this month to complete the Cycling 4 Water journey that started last year to raise awareness and money for water wells in Africa. (Submitted photo)

Trio to cycle to the Arctic Ocean to fund wells in Africa

Team to complete Cycling 4 Water journey in partnership with Langley charity

Cyclists (from left) Richard Blaschek, Mike Woodard and Timo Itkonen set off this month to complete the Cycling 4 Water journey that started last year to raise awareness and money for water wells in Africa. (Submitted photo)
Kwantlen First Nation chief Marilyn Gabriel, second from left, was one of the recipients of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee award in July 2022. The ceremony in Fort Langley included community members offering Indigenous songs/prayers. (MP Tako van Popta/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Medals for Langley recipients part of Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Local people who have contributed to the community were recently honoured

Kwantlen First Nation chief Marilyn Gabriel, second from left, was one of the recipients of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee award in July 2022. The ceremony in Fort Langley included community members offering Indigenous songs/prayers. (MP Tako van Popta/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Send details about Langley community events and groups to datebook@langleyadvancetimes.com. (Black Press Media files)

COMMUNITY CALENDAR: August is here and there’s lots to do 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)
Shelly Roche of TinyKittens with some of the cats caught for trap-neuter-release programs. Roche will be a guest speaker at Meowfest. (TinyKittens/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Meowfest celebrates all things feline

Event on Aug. 20 will benefit Langley Animal Protection Society’s cat programs

  • Aug 3, 2022
Shelly Roche of TinyKittens with some of the cats caught for trap-neuter-release programs. Roche will be a guest speaker at Meowfest. (TinyKittens/Special to the Langley Advance Times)