Community

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)
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)
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
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Babes and Bullies is a fundraiser for Hugabull Advocacy and Rescue. The event is being organized to honour the Marvin – the dog passed away in April. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Babes and Bullies is a fundraiser for Hugabull Advocacy and Rescue. The event is being organized to honour the Marvin – the dog passed away in April. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Otter Co-op Outdoor Experience water park at Aldergrove Credit Union Community Centre has been a very popular place this summer, particularly during the recent hot weather. The capacity is limited to 600 people at one time. Langley Township residents can pre-register for sessions at the water park 10 days in advance, while non-residents can do so seven days ahead of time. (Langley Township/Special to The Star)

Water park is the place to be in Aldergrove this summer

People from far beyond Aldergrove are flocking to the popular destination

  • Aug 3, 2022
Otter Co-op Outdoor Experience water park at Aldergrove Credit Union Community Centre has been a very popular place this summer, particularly during the recent hot weather. The capacity is limited to 600 people at one time. Langley Township residents can pre-register for sessions at the water park 10 days in advance, while non-residents can do so seven days ahead of time. (Langley Township/Special to The Star)
Victor Kraatz. (photo submitted)

PODCAST: Former world figure skating champ Victor Kraatz back coaching in B.C.

TODAY IN B.C.: Skater spent 3 years in Finland teaching hockey players about power and efficiency

Victor Kraatz. (photo submitted)
Mercy’s missing poster. (Petsearchers Canada/Facebook)

Missing B.C. dog found after swimming 1 kilometre across Metro Vancouver river

The German shepherd rescue was discovered 10 days after going missing

Mercy’s missing poster. (Petsearchers Canada/Facebook)
Canoes with historical re-enactors arrived in Fort Langley on B.C. Day. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Canoes with historical re-enactors arrived in Fort Langley on B.C. Day. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Lara Montgomery, with cottonwood on her left, complete with a fairy door. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

GREEN BEAT: Trees in the service of man

Environmentalist appreciates poetry recognizing cottonwoods as much more than future utility poles

  • Aug 1, 2022
Lara Montgomery, with cottonwood on her left, complete with a fairy door. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Veronique Kolisnyk snapped this stunning sunrise from a vantage point on 216th Street, near Glover Road, recently. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

SHARE: A Milner sunrise

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

  • Aug 1, 2022
Veronique Kolisnyk snapped this stunning sunrise from a vantage point on 216th Street, near Glover Road, recently. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
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Dream Lottery: Support BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, get chance at $2.8 million+ grand prize

  • Aug 1, 2022
Which home will you choose? If you win the Grand Prize draw, you’ll choose one of eight options, including a $2.8-million home package.
The Spirit Bear, shown here preying on salmon in coastal British Columbia, is one of British Columbia’s recognized symbols. (Andrew S. Wright photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about British Columbia?

To celebrate the B.C. Day long weekend, test your knowledge of the province with these 12 questions

The Spirit Bear, shown here preying on salmon in coastal British Columbia, is one of British Columbia’s recognized symbols. (Andrew S. Wright photo)
Mark the calendar. Langley Good Times Cruise-In is happening Saturday, Sept. 10 in downtown Aldergrove, confirmed volunteer board president Riccardo Sestito. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Volunteers needed for Langley Good Times Cruise-In

Individuals and organizations sought to help on day of huge charity car show in Aldergrove Sept. 10

Mark the calendar. Langley Good Times Cruise-In is happening Saturday, Sept. 10 in downtown Aldergrove, confirmed volunteer board president Riccardo Sestito. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)