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Joanne Estelle Plourde (centre) sang a traditional song at a previous local history event. (Langley Advance Times files)

Area’s French heritage in spotlight at Langley picnic

Gardens of Michaud House and nearby Portage Park sites for event

Joanne Estelle Plourde (centre) sang a traditional song at a previous local history event. (Langley Advance Times files)
Milo Zuriti and his cousins are visiting their grandmother in South Surrey from Okanagan to get some relief from rising temperature. That included a visit to the Willoughby spray park Wednesday, July 27, 2022. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Milo Zuriti and his cousins are visiting their grandmother in South Surrey from Okanagan to get some relief from rising temperature. That included a visit to the Willoughby spray park Wednesday, July 27, 2022. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
It was the first Ride Into History for Harrison residents Martin and Nell Schinkel. “We like the purpose of it,” Martin explained. About 50 riders took part in the 10th Ride Into History from Langley through the Fraser Valley on Saturday, July 23. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
It was the first Ride Into History for Harrison residents Martin and Nell Schinkel. “We like the purpose of it,” Martin explained. About 50 riders took part in the 10th Ride Into History from Langley through the Fraser Valley on Saturday, July 23. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Michael Yellowlees. (Submitted photo)

PODCAST: Michael Yellowlees – Kilted Scotsman’s second cross Canada tour

TODAY IN B.C.: Musician and dog Luna retrace steps reinforcing climate change message

Michael Yellowlees. (Submitted photo)
Cora Goodyear spotted a doe and its twin fawns strutting along Allard Crescent Friday in North Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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

  • Jul 26, 2022
Cora Goodyear spotted a doe and its twin fawns strutting along Allard Crescent Friday in North Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Volunteer Emily Morgan and Brenda Haid, vice-president of the Alder Grove Heritage Society, sort through donated photos from the Aldergrove Star at the museum on Sunday, July 24. On Saturday, August 13, the museum will host Heritage Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Dan Ferguson/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: A look back at Aldergrove’s past on Community Heritage Day

Alder Grove museum to show previously unseen heritage material at Aug. 13 event

  • Jul 26, 2022
Volunteer Emily Morgan and Brenda Haid, vice-president of the Alder Grove Heritage Society, sort through donated photos from the Aldergrove Star at the museum on Sunday, July 24. On Saturday, August 13, the museum will host Heritage Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Dan Ferguson/Black Press Media)
Members of ‘Team Sarah’ take part in the 2021 Tour de Cure. (Flickr/BC Cancer Foundation)

Volunteers needed in Chilliwack and beyond for Tour de Cure fundraiser

Event for BC Cancer Foundation rolls through Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Langley

Members of ‘Team Sarah’ take part in the 2021 Tour de Cure. (Flickr/BC Cancer Foundation)
Jessie Simpson turned 25 on July 26, 2022, but due to the injuries from a 2016 attack with a metal baseball bat the young man will forever be 18. (Sue Simpson)
Jessie Simpson turned 25 on July 26, 2022, but due to the injuries from a 2016 attack with a metal baseball bat the young man will forever be 18. (Sue Simpson)
Cathy Cook was surprised when she was named the recipient of the volunteer award of excellence at the LAPS summer gala. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

Volunteer lends health and safety expertise to Langley animal welfare group

Efforts earn Cathy Cook the Patti Dale Volunteer Award of Excellence

  • Jul 26, 2022
Cathy Cook was surprised when she was named the recipient of the volunteer award of excellence at the LAPS summer gala. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
Kelly Everill’s latest community mural is a spectacular tribute to our veterans. The two-storey design is on the outer wall of the Royal Canadian Legion Courtenay Branch 17. Photo by Terry Farrell

B.C. artist’s latest community mural a spectacular tribute to veterans

Courtenay artist Kelly Everill is well known for her community murals. They…

Kelly Everill’s latest community mural is a spectacular tribute to our veterans. The two-storey design is on the outer wall of the Royal Canadian Legion Courtenay Branch 17. Photo by Terry Farrell
Pauline Buck (centre) stopped by to present $300 to the Alzheimer Society of BC, represented by Felipe Lisboa, development coordinator, events; and Sara Wagner, manager, regional services. (Pauline Buck/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley woman’s book on chickens raises a lot of scratch for charity

Pauline Buck donated royalties from her memoir to the Alzheimer Society of BC

Pauline Buck (centre) stopped by to present $300 to the Alzheimer Society of BC, represented by Felipe Lisboa, development coordinator, events; and Sara Wagner, manager, regional services. (Pauline Buck/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
On Saturday, July 23, close to 275 took part in the first Langley City Legendary Water Fight at Al Anderson pool since the pandemic. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
On Saturday, July 23, close to 275 took part in the first Langley City Legendary Water Fight at Al Anderson pool since the pandemic. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Dogs hold a special place in the hearts of many people. July and August are sometimes referred to as the dog days of summer, but those who have dogs will appreciate them every day of the year. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

QUIZ: A celebration of dogs

During the dog days of summer, how much do you know about these majestic animals?

Dogs hold a special place in the hearts of many people. July and August are sometimes referred to as the dog days of summer, but those who have dogs will appreciate them every day of the year. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The Arts Umbrella Association is one of the groups to receive funds. (First West Foundation)

Several local groups helped by First West Foundation endowment funds

Credit union’s charitable foundation announces grants to groups in communities around B.C.

The Arts Umbrella Association is one of the groups to receive funds. (First West Foundation)
The Salvation Army Gateway of Hope partners with various churches and others during the annual school supply drive. In 2020 and 2021, they delivered the school supplies to families for safety reasons and will do so again in 2022. (Gateway/Special to the Langley Advance)

Langley’s annual school supply drive is underway

People able to donate supplies or money and families in need of help can contact the Gateway of Hope

The Salvation Army Gateway of Hope partners with various churches and others during the annual school supply drive. In 2020 and 2021, they delivered the school supplies to families for safety reasons and will do so again in 2022. (Gateway/Special to the Langley Advance)
Jodi Steeves announced the third annual Jodi Steeves Kindness Scholarship last month. Evan Dyce was chosen as the winner of the scholarship program and was awarded $1,000. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Kindness helps full education coffers for Aldergrove student

A kindness scholarship was one of the multiple awards he received this year

Jodi Steeves announced the third annual Jodi Steeves Kindness Scholarship last month. Evan Dyce was chosen as the winner of the scholarship program and was awarded $1,000. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Send details about Langley community events and groups to datebook@langleyadvancetimes.com. (Black Press Media files)

COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Looking for something to do in 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)
Participants in the Ride into History charity motorcycle tours often return year after year. (Michelle Puffer/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Ride into History benefits Langley and Mission charities

Motorcycle ride through Fraser Valley is Saturday, July 23

Participants in the Ride into History charity motorcycle tours often return year after year. (Michelle Puffer/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Friends of Dorothy Langley will again be raising the rainbow flag at Langley City Hall at 20399 Douglas Crescent on Monday, July 25 at 11 a.m. (file)

Rainbow flag to fly at Langley City hall

Friends of Dorothy to raise banner Monday

Friends of Dorothy Langley will again be raising the rainbow flag at Langley City Hall at 20399 Douglas Crescent on Monday, July 25 at 11 a.m. (file)
Langley City Councillor Rosemary Wallace cut the ribbon to officially open the new warehouse facility for Fibromyalgia Well Spring Foundation on Fraser Highway in Aldergrove on Saturday. With her are volunteer Bonny Kernel (left) and executive director Cheryl Young (right). The warehouse allows the foundation to store all its donations in one place, and will particularly be useful for storing furniture. Hours are restricted because it is a warehouse, but it will be open to the public Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Special to The Star)

Charity Aldergrove thrift store growing

Fibromyalgia Well Spring Foundation now has warehouse, too – albeit it for limited public hours

  • Jul 21, 2022
Langley City Councillor Rosemary Wallace cut the ribbon to officially open the new warehouse facility for Fibromyalgia Well Spring Foundation on Fraser Highway in Aldergrove on Saturday. With her are volunteer Bonny Kernel (left) and executive director Cheryl Young (right). The warehouse allows the foundation to store all its donations in one place, and will particularly be useful for storing furniture. Hours are restricted because it is a warehouse, but it will be open to the public Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Special to The Star)