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Odlum Brown Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival held its traditional New Orleans style Mardi Gras parade through
 Fort Langley on Saturday, Sept. 4. 
(Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: ‘Music heals’ at Odlum Brown Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival

Organizers pleased with attendance, ‘grateful’ in-person performances possible again

Odlum Brown Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival held its traditional New Orleans style Mardi Gras parade through
 Fort Langley on Saturday, Sept. 4. 
(Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
A local child-mentoring organization is hosting a gala this autumn. (Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley)

Casino Royale-themed gala to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley

Community invited to buy tickets, donate prizes or become a sponsor

A local child-mentoring organization is hosting a gala this autumn. (Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley)
The donation of masks and sanitizer was given to Langley Vineyard Church and will be handed out to those in need through Kimz Angels. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Korean businesses donate masks and sanitizer to Langley’s vulnerable

Safety gear being distributed to homeless and more through Kimz Angels and Langley Vineyard Church

The donation of masks and sanitizer was given to Langley Vineyard Church and will be handed out to those in need through Kimz Angels. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Local music teacher Cindy Taylor (left) has won an award for her work furthering music education. Photo submitted.

Local music teacher honoured for decades of work

Cindy Taylor recieves award for exemplary service advancing music teaching

  • Sep 3, 2021
Local music teacher Cindy Taylor (left) has won an award for her work furthering music education. Photo submitted.
Tonya Annecchini and two of her sons, Cole and Tyson, were on hand to meet supporters at the Mangat family softball tournament fundraiser to fight cancer on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021 in Aldergrove. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Family hit a homer in cancer fight with Aldergrove ball tournament

Mangat family organized poker fundraiser recently and also hosted ball teams

Tonya Annecchini and two of her sons, Cole and Tyson, were on hand to meet supporters at the Mangat family softball tournament fundraiser to fight cancer on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021 in Aldergrove. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Two-time heart transplant recipient Robbie Thompson, seen here with the family dog, Oreo, explains why mass vaccinations are important for immuno-compromised people like himself. Photo supplied.
Two-time heart transplant recipient Robbie Thompson, seen here with the family dog, Oreo, explains why mass vaccinations are important for immuno-compromised people like himself. Photo supplied.
Michael Gabriel at the filming of an Indigenous-fusion jazz concert that will be streamed Saturday, Sept. 4 as part of the Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival. (photo by All in One Productions)

Fort Jazz & Art Festival spreads wings as live performances resume

Outdoor dancing and every kind of jazz organizers could find return to Fort Langley

Michael Gabriel at the filming of an Indigenous-fusion jazz concert that will be streamed Saturday, Sept. 4 as part of the Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival. (photo by All in One Productions)
A series of murals by artist Judy Pohl have helped transform the City Park clubhouse, as seen in these before and after pictures. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Baseball-themed murals add colour to Langley’s City Park

Concrete block walls of clubhouse transformed with paint

A series of murals by artist Judy Pohl have helped transform the City Park clubhouse, as seen in these before and after pictures. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Adhering to COVID safety protocols, a team of Western Canadian artists are coming together in Langley mid-September for a three-day art exhibition that will benefit Langley hospice. (West Fine Art Show/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Artists come together again to benefit Langley hospice

West Fine Art Show’s September edition is back at Glass House Estate Winery in Aldergrove mid-month

Adhering to COVID safety protocols, a team of Western Canadian artists are coming together in Langley mid-September for a three-day art exhibition that will benefit Langley hospice. (West Fine Art Show/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival is coming to Langley Sept. 3 and 4, 2021. (GreaterVanFoodTruckFest/Facebook)

2-day food truck festival rolls into Langley September long weekend

Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival will be at Christian Life Assembly

Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival is coming to Langley Sept. 3 and 4, 2021. (GreaterVanFoodTruckFest/Facebook)
Trinity fellows Rachel Sousa (left), David Kon, and Aaron Paetkau begin a year-long internships with TWU executive leaders. (TWU/Special to Langley Advance Times)

TWU graduates land internships with university executive

Trinity Fellows program provides mentorship, graduate-level training, and practical work experience

Trinity fellows Rachel Sousa (left), David Kon, and Aaron Paetkau begin a year-long internships with TWU executive leaders. (TWU/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Xinguang Yang has been in  Langley for a little more than a year now, and said one of his favourite things to do is pick blueberries at Langley farms. "I like Langley very much," he shared. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

SHARE: In search of the best berries in Langley

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

  • Aug 29, 2021
Xinguang Yang has been in  Langley for a little more than a year now, and said one of his favourite things to do is pick blueberries at Langley farms. "I like Langley very much," he shared. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Langley Township Mayor Jack Froese, who chairs Metro Vancouver’s zero waste committee, revealed his Superhabits at the Metro Vancouver: Together We Make Our Region Strong exhibit, which runs at the PNE fair until September 6. Froese was there as part of the Meet Your Local Leader program, which connects residents with local leaders. (Metro Vancouver/Special to Langley Advance Times)

PNE connecting visitors with regional leaders

Langley City Mayor Val van den Broek was one of the first to sign up to be part of the exhibition

Langley Township Mayor Jack Froese, who chairs Metro Vancouver’s zero waste committee, revealed his Superhabits at the Metro Vancouver: Together We Make Our Region Strong exhibit, which runs at the PNE fair until September 6. Froese was there as part of the Meet Your Local Leader program, which connects residents with local leaders. (Metro Vancouver/Special to Langley Advance Times)
A performer from Circus Lab demonstrated some daring maneuvers. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: ‘Drive-up’ version of Aldergrove Fair a hit this weekend

Families drove through the fairgrounds, stopping at attractions

A performer from Circus Lab demonstrated some daring maneuvers. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Tina Farrell will put three unique clover leaves into picture frames and hang them in her husband's room at a nearby care home. (Tina Farrell/Special to the Aldergrove Star)

What luck! Aldergrove woman finds four-leaf, five-leaf and six-leaf clovers

Daily stroll through local park yields a unique find for a woman out with her dog

Tina Farrell will put three unique clover leaves into picture frames and hang them in her husband's room at a nearby care home. (Tina Farrell/Special to the Aldergrove Star)
Tony and Lilianne Fuller were shocked to find out they had won the Langley Rotary Mega 50/50 Draw for 2021. (Lilianne Fuller/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley couple wins $125,000 jackpot in local Rotary 50/50

The Fullers plan to donate a chunk back to Rotary and are looking at supporting other local causes

Tony and Lilianne Fuller were shocked to find out they had won the Langley Rotary Mega 50/50 Draw for 2021. (Lilianne Fuller/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Thanks to the community, Henry will have “everything he needs for his long journey ahead,” said LAPS director Jenn Schroeder. (LAPS/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Help pours in for Henry

Further update coming Friday morning from Langley Animal Protection Society

Thanks to the community, Henry will have “everything he needs for his long journey ahead,” said LAPS director Jenn Schroeder. (LAPS/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Melanie MacInnes provided a preview on Sunday, Aug 22, 2021 of the drive-through version of the Aldergrove Fair that will route through her farm, including the standing set of the Hallmark Channel show “When Calls the Heart”, visible behind them. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

THIS WEEKEND: Aldergrove Fair heads to the farm

Attendees will drive-through a farm with various activity stations, a movie set and more

Melanie MacInnes provided a preview on Sunday, Aug 22, 2021 of the drive-through version of the Aldergrove Fair that will route through her farm, including the standing set of the Hallmark Channel show “When Calls the Heart”, visible behind them. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
A few dozen poker enthusiasts participated in last Saturday’s Mangat poker tournament held at the legion in Aldergrove. It is an annual fundraiser for cancer. (Special to The Star)

Mangats hitting homer for cancer

Aldergrove family introduces new, two-day charity softball tourney this weekend

A few dozen poker enthusiasts participated in last Saturday’s Mangat poker tournament held at the legion in Aldergrove. It is an annual fundraiser for cancer. (Special to The Star)
Doug Penner, now 18, was all smiles when the Ride for Doug was able to return – despite the rain – this June in Langley. The Island ride, however, has been postponed for a year. (Langley Advance Times files)

Ride for Doug’s Island event deferred a year

Event namesake Doug Penner of Langley is a disappointed his charity ride was be put off a year

Doug Penner, now 18, was all smiles when the Ride for Doug was able to return – despite the rain – this June in Langley. The Island ride, however, has been postponed for a year. (Langley Advance Times files)