Community

Langley Volunteer Bureau has launched a spring campaign aimed at signing up more people interested in helping, even during COVID. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Bureau draws more youth into Langley’s volunteer arena

A new initiative and the public’s willingness to help others are increasing volunteer signups

Langley Volunteer Bureau has launched a spring campaign aimed at signing up more people interested in helping, even during COVID. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Career Fair

5 reasons your career search just got easier

Black Press Virtual Career and Post- Secondary Education Event comes to the Fraser Valley

  • Apr 19, 2021
Career Fair
From her home to yours, Jeanie Fraser is selling potted plants outside her home at 240th Street and Fraser Highway. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

PHOTOS: ‘Flowers from my home to your home’

Aldergrove resident sells potted plants at colourful roadside stand on Fraser Highway

From her home to yours, Jeanie Fraser is selling potted plants outside her home at 240th Street and Fraser Highway. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
Rachna Singh, MLA for Surrey-Green Timbers, is the parliamentary secretary for anti-racism initiatives. (Photo: flickr.com/photos/bcgovphotos)

Local agency given more bucks to combat anti-racism

Langley Community Services one of 36 organizations given added funds

Rachna Singh, MLA for Surrey-Green Timbers, is the parliamentary secretary for anti-racism initiatives. (Photo: flickr.com/photos/bcgovphotos)
Previously, Aldergrove Sea Monkeys swimmers trained while passing one another in the same lane at the ACUCC pool. (Aldergrove Star files)

Aldergrove ‘micromonkeys’ ready to hit the pool

Sea Monkey’s swim club has opened registration for age four and up for lessons May 3 to June 2

Previously, Aldergrove Sea Monkeys swimmers trained while passing one another in the same lane at the ACUCC pool. (Aldergrove Star files)
John Campbell, with the Langley Rotary Club, got to check out the recently installed cold frames with Douglas Park Community School teacher Lorraine Goulet. (John Campbell/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Rotary donation allows Langley students to get growing

Douglas Park Community School has new cold frames for its courtyard garden

John Campbell, with the Langley Rotary Club, got to check out the recently installed cold frames with Douglas Park Community School teacher Lorraine Goulet. (John Campbell/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Critter Care’s first ever 50/50 winner is Kim Madill, who took home $28,852.50. (Critter Care/Special to The Star)

Winner takes home $28,852.50 through Critter Care’s first virtual 50/50

Kim Madill instantly donated part of the funds to the Langley-based wildlife society

Critter Care’s first ever 50/50 winner is Kim Madill, who took home $28,852.50. (Critter Care/Special to The Star)
Florence Song (left), Amy Saya, and Chanhee Park participated in sustainability week at TWU by selling clothes to benefit charities. (TWU’s Winnie Lui/Special to Langley Advance Times)

TWU students turning used clothes and goods into cash

During sustainability week the university fundraises to benefit young entrepreneurs and charities

Florence Song (left), Amy Saya, and Chanhee Park participated in sustainability week at TWU by selling clothes to benefit charities. (TWU’s Winnie Lui/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Little brown myotis bat. (Cory Olson/Special to The Star)

Aldergrove can help regional program document bats as they come out of hibernation

International Bat Appreciation Day occurs annually on Saturday, April 17

Little brown myotis bat. (Cory Olson/Special to The Star)
In 2018, Marilyn Fischer and Jim Simning were named Langley Seniors of the Year. This year’s volunteer appreciation banquet has been put on pause due to COVID-19 restrictions. (Langley Advance Times files)

120 letters of appreciation sent out to Langley volunteers

COVID restrictions puts pause on annual City appreciation banquet

In 2018, Marilyn Fischer and Jim Simning were named Langley Seniors of the Year. This year’s volunteer appreciation banquet has been put on pause due to COVID-19 restrictions. (Langley Advance Times files)
Elmer Patzer, who turned 90 this week, celebrated a distanced birthday with a parade at his home. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Elmer Patzer, who turned 90 this week, celebrated a distanced birthday with a parade at his home. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Ribfest 2019. (Aldergrove Star files)

Plans for Langley RibFest shelved for second year in row due to COVID-concerns

50/50 Rotary Lottery to continue for second year, potentially worth $250,000, set for Aug. 19

Ribfest 2019. (Aldergrove Star files)
Bat Packs are the newest addition to the FVRL Playground, and have everything you need to learn more about bats, and track them in your neighbourhood. (FVRL image)

Bat Packs at Fraser Valley libraries come with echometer to track bats

Packs are the newest part of the FVRL Playground inventory

Bat Packs are the newest addition to the FVRL Playground, and have everything you need to learn more about bats, and track them in your neighbourhood. (FVRL image)
Trinity Western University’s Student Association organized a celebration parade for graduating students Saturday, April 10, 2021. (Trinity Western University/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

University student association hosts grad parade at Langley campus

Students honoured with special Saturday event

  • Apr 13, 2021
Trinity Western University’s Student Association organized a celebration parade for graduating students Saturday, April 10, 2021. (Trinity Western University/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
10th-anniversary edition of Cruise for Your Cause will benefit Aldergrove and Langley food banks. (Special to The Star)

Three Langley-area food banks to be visited by convoy delivering donations

10th anniversary edition of Cruise for Your Cause happening Saturday, April 24

10th-anniversary edition of Cruise for Your Cause will benefit Aldergrove and Langley food banks. (Special to The Star)
Lesley Wells encourages others to donate some time to a cause they believe in, describing her volunteer duties with Langley Meals on Wheels – and specifically their new Community Kitchen program – as a labour of love. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Community kitchen volunteer encourages more to get involved

Langley City’s Lesley Wells describes her contributions as selfish - getting more out than she gives

Lesley Wells encourages others to donate some time to a cause they believe in, describing her volunteer duties with Langley Meals on Wheels – and specifically their new Community Kitchen program – as a labour of love. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Aldergrove Fair volunteer Mike Robinson getting ready for the next event - the Aldergrove Canada Day Parade. (Special to Aldergrove Star)

‘Volunteering is what keeps social groups together; it is a human way of saying I care’

Aldergrove resident Mike Robinson talks about the importance of lending a hand in the community

Aldergrove Fair volunteer Mike Robinson getting ready for the next event - the Aldergrove Canada Day Parade. (Special to Aldergrove Star)
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Thariq

After battling cancer, a family rallies to help others in need

Register today for the RBC Race for the Kids: Home Edition

  • Apr 12, 2021
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Langley MLAs Andrew Mercier and Megan Dykeman. (Black Press Media files)

Langley MLAs announce multiculturalism grants intended to help fight racism

Priority was given to projects addressing anti-Indigenous, anti-Asian and anti-Black racism

Langley MLAs Andrew Mercier and Megan Dykeman. (Black Press Media files)