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Langley’s Pat Cooper was mesmerized by a barred owl she spotted recently in Walnut Grove. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Jul 5, 2022
Langley’s Pat Cooper was mesmerized by a barred owl she spotted recently in Walnut Grove. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Maple Ridge Career and Post-Secondary Education Event July 28 – live and in-person at Planet Ice, Golden Ears Winter Club (Curling Rink)

Get a head start on a rewarding new career!

Live Black Press Career and Post-Secondary Education Events return to Maple Ridge on July 28

  • Jul 4, 2022
Maple Ridge Career and Post-Secondary Education Event July 28 – live and in-person at Planet Ice, Golden Ears Winter Club (Curling Rink)
Grade 12 artist Autumn Kim created the artwork for two banners now hanging in Langley City. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Diversity and inclusion depicted in Langley City’s new banners

Grade 12 artist Autumn Kim created the artwork now adorning street poles in the downtown

Grade 12 artist Autumn Kim created the artwork for two banners now hanging in Langley City. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Principal Phillis Giovani showed the school’s owl logo. (Langley School District/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

School community gathers to mark opening of Langley school named for longtime educator

Students started attending last September but COVID prevented official opening celebration

  • Jul 2, 2022
Principal Phillis Giovani showed the school’s owl logo. (Langley School District/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Township of Langley hosted a Canada Day event at Aldergrove Athletic Park. The event featured local vendors, food trucks, live music, martial arts performances, dancing, and much more. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Aldergrove looked more red today

Thousands attend parade and Township festivities on Canada Day

Township of Langley hosted a Canada Day event at Aldergrove Athletic Park. The event featured local vendors, food trucks, live music, martial arts performances, dancing, and much more. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Steve McLay is the co-director of the Township of Langley Firefighters Charitable Society. (Langley Advance Times files)

Firefighters to celebrate Canada Day with barbeque at the Fort

Langley firefighters credited with helping raise $1 million for burn survivors

Steve McLay is the co-director of the Township of Langley Firefighters Charitable Society. (Langley Advance Times files)
On Friday, July 1, Canada will celebrate its 155th birthday. How much do you know about Canada, its history and its people? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about Canada?

Canada’s 155th birthday is on Friday, July 1

On Friday, July 1, Canada will celebrate its 155th birthday. How much do you know about Canada, its history and its people? (Black Press file photo)
Langleyites of all age celebrate 2018 Canada Day at Willoughby’s Canada Day event. (Langley Advance Times files).

Martial Arts, African music and more for July 1

Celebrations will take place in Aldergrove Athletic Park

Langleyites of all age celebrate 2018 Canada Day at Willoughby’s Canada Day event. (Langley Advance Times files).
Rotary member John Meagher placing flag on front lawn. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Frontyard flags show pride, support Rotary

Langley service club installs flags ahead of three statutory holidays

Rotary member John Meagher placing flag on front lawn. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Terry and Darrell Fox. (Submitted Photo)

PODCAST: Darrell Fox discusses his brother Terry’s Marathon of Hope

TODAY IN B.C.: ’Terry always compared running a marathon a day to going through cancer’

Terry and Darrell Fox. (Submitted Photo)
Langley Secondary graduates gathered at H.D. Stafford Middle School to take photos while awaiting their grad walk. (Langley School District/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Grad walk part of milestone 13 years in the making for 1,500 local kids

A chapter ends and a new one begins: Celebrating graduation in Langley

  • Jun 28, 2022
Langley Secondary graduates gathered at H.D. Stafford Middle School to take photos while awaiting their grad walk. (Langley School District/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Donna Gibson is the Langley Literacy outreach coordinator. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley high school students help each youngsters boost reading skills

About 35 ‘big buddies’ virtually read to 70 ‘little buddies’ through Langley Literacy Network program

Donna Gibson is the Langley Literacy outreach coordinator. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Audrey Menhenick and Sue Chien are some of the volunteers who helped the group meet its $1.5 million funding commitment to the new ER, made in 2018. The family waiting room will be named for the auxiliary. (Langley Advance files)

Langley’s hospital auxiliary throwing 75th anniversary party

Local charity has raised more than $11 million for hospital since 1994

Audrey Menhenick and Sue Chien are some of the volunteers who helped the group meet its $1.5 million funding commitment to the new ER, made in 2018. The family waiting room will be named for the auxiliary. (Langley Advance files)
Last year’s winners, Tony and Lilianne Fuller, (second and third from left) met with Rotarians Brian Lott (left), chair Jennifer Roy, and Jeff Morfitt to receive their $125,000 prize. This year, the goal is to give away $200,000. (Rotary Clubs of Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

$65,000 raised so far for Langley Rotarys’ 50/50 draw

The goal for the four service clubs is to hit the $400,000 mark before August deadline

Last year’s winners, Tony and Lilianne Fuller, (second and third from left) met with Rotarians Brian Lott (left), chair Jennifer Roy, and Jeff Morfitt to receive their $125,000 prize. This year, the goal is to give away $200,000. (Rotary Clubs of Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Elizabeth Denes Luque, 6, makes her lemonade from scratch. (Special to The News)

6-year-old in Lower Mainland raises hundreds for Ukraine orphans

Elizabeth Denes Luque’s goal was only $10 for a school project

Elizabeth Denes Luque, 6, makes her lemonade from scratch. (Special to The News)
Carolyn Essaunce, vice-president of the Langley Bee Club, encourages people to get involved in big or small ways to help ensure the future for bees. (Special to the Aldergrove Star)

Langley’s apiary club keeps ‘buzzy’ through summer

People who enjoy bees and everything about the insect, can get real experience with local group

Carolyn Essaunce, vice-president of the Langley Bee Club, encourages people to get involved in big or small ways to help ensure the future for bees. (Special to the Aldergrove Star)
Send details about Langley community events and groups to datebook@langleyadvancetimes.com. (Black Press Media files)

COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Langley events for late June 2022

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)
A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: B.C. couple presented with new car after winning Canada-wide contest

‘We thought it was some scam when we found out we won,’ they said

A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Students of Alice Brown Elementary School enjoyed hot dogs and drinks with Langley City and Township of Langley firefighters on Wednesday June 22. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Langley firefighters serve up hotdogs

Alice Brown Elementary students won a fundraiser competition

Students of Alice Brown Elementary School enjoyed hot dogs and drinks with Langley City and Township of Langley firefighters on Wednesday June 22. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
The man in the photo is believed to be a “Johnny” based on the written note: “to Margaret, from Johnny.” (Justyn Atherley/Special to The Star)

‘To Margaret from Johnny’: Aldergrove man finds mystery photo in his attic

Local mystery adds to uptick in unsolved documents, says museum president

The man in the photo is believed to be a “Johnny” based on the written note: “to Margaret, from Johnny.” (Justyn Atherley/Special to The Star)