Nine-month-old Ronald (Little Ronnie) Nickel is looking for some closeness with his grandparents. What are you hoping for? Share your message. Be part of the “Hope For…” Initiative (Emily McArthur/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley: Sharing our hopes and dreams with others

PHOTOS: Thank you to the readers participating in the Hope For… initiative

There have been some great pictures already sent in of people making, hanging, and displaying their Hope For… posters (found inside Thursday’s paper).

Thanks to all who have already taken part, said Langley Advance Times publisher Lisa Farquharson.

We’re asking residents of Langley to tell us who or what they’re hoping for during these challenging times.

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

Please make sure to take a picture of you or your family filling in, holding or hanging your sign in your window.

Then 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.



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Store manager Matthew Anderson and the team at Windsor Plywood in Langley City have hung their Hope For… sign – featuring individual messages from the staff – on the front door of the business. “We really were excited about posting a sign that was not a public notice of policy change or change of hours during this difficult time, but one focused on positivity and as the sign says, hope,” he said. The team comes from different neighbourhoods in the area, including Langley, Aldergrove, Abbotsford, and Surrey. “We are parents, husbands, wives, grandparents, students, etc.,” Anderson added. “It really hits close to home the common theme we share with everyone else being in the same boat as us… and how we truly are all in this together.”

Langley’s Darren and Renee Leffers encouraged five of their six kids to decorate a Hope For… poster. Contributors were Rayelle, 10, plus eight-year-old Foster, six-year-old Emery, four-year-old Norah, and two-year-old Silas. The only Leefer child not in the picture was one-year-old Joelle, who was sleeping at the time of the photo. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Eight-year-old Quinn Maddess gave her poster (left) an Easter theme. The little Langley City girl has Hope For… her family and school. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Lloyd Sawatsky, and his wife, Shirley, decorated their poster with some big red hearts. “We Hope For… everyone, health and happiness,” Shirley shared. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Christine Jacques filled in her poster, saying she has Hope For… the elderly. Then, she accented it with some hearts and a smiley face before hanging it in the bay window of Brookswood home. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Shannon Todd Booth hung this sign in the front window of her Brookswood home. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Lori Henry sent in her Hope For… poster, which has been decorated and then hung in the window of their Salmon River area home in East Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Carol and Jim Sliziak Hope For… a vaccine as soon as possible. They’ve add this poster to many other pictures and cutouts hanging in the window of their Walnut Grove home. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Seven-year-old Lincoln Robinson of Willoughby pulled out the paints and with the help of his sisters, five-year-old London and 10-year-old Leah, created a bright Hope For… poster that now hangs in their window. In it, they shared a message of Hope For… staying connected. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Members of the Langley Advance Times have hung Hope For… posters in the front window. (Shaulene Burkett/Langley Advance Times)

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