Langley Advance Times publisher Lisa Farquharson is hoping and thinking of her 88-year-old mother during this pandemic. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)


Let’s show the world that Langley is a united community filled with love and hope

In these challenging times, when we can’t necessarily be there for all the special people in our lives, the Langley Advance Times is launching the “Hope For…” initiative.

It takes the concept of love and support introduced through the hearts in the window campaign and the 7 p.m. nightly frontline pot banging, and it takes it a step further, said publisher Lisa Farquharson.

“We’re asking residents of Langley to tell us who they’re hoping for, praying for, or thinking of during these difficult times.”

Maybe it’s an elderly relative distanced for safety reasons.

Maybe it’s a group of first responders or health care professionals out there risking their lives to keep us all safe.

Maybe it’s a child who has warmed your heart by filling your neighbourhood with art bearing messages of inspiration and support.

“Whoever that is for – and it doesn’t necessarily have to be about one person, it can be a group of people such as doctors, nurses, teachers, first responders, Kimz Angels, homeless people, graduates – you put the name on our special pages inside today’s edition of the Advance Times, then take that message of hope and tape it to your window for all to see,” Farquharson encouraged.

“We just want you to tell us who or what you are hopeful for during this challenging time,” she added.

“We’re all in need of hope right now. We all need hope that this is going to go away and that we are mentally, physically, financially, and socially going to come through this and support each other along the way.”

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The Hope For… initiative, which runs over the course of the next several weeks, is intended to foster a further show of support for our fellow Langleyites, she said.

Let’s make Langley trend as a community full of true love and hope.

Please make sure to take a picture of you or your family holding your sign, and email that photograph to us so we can share your sentiment with the world.

Send your Hope For… photo via email to, or share on the Langley Advance Times Facebook page.

“We look forward to hearing from you,” Farquharson said.


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Langley Advance Times advertising manager Shaulene Burkett is wishing the best for everyone, but specifically she has Hope For a healthy family during this COVID outbreak. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Langley Advance Times sales consultant Tammy Berry hung this sign in the front office window expressing her Hope For keeping our community healthy and strong. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Langley Advance Times sales consultant Jane Ilot added a picture to her Hope For sign, after writing in her wishes for gratitude towards one another. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

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