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This Brookswood house in Langley is one of ten top prizes in this year’s Millionaire Lottery fundraiser for the VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Millionaire Lottery prizes include a $3.2 million Langley house

Fundraising tickets for the VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation now on sale

  • Oct 13, 2022
This Brookswood house in Langley is one of ten top prizes in this year’s Millionaire Lottery fundraiser for the VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Keith Heinonen won $500,000 in the Sept. 27 Lotto Max draw, sharing a $1M prize with another winner from Okanagan. (BCLC Lotto/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley resident wins $500K Lotto Max prize

‘I will be smart with the money’

  • Oct 12, 2022
Keith Heinonen won $500,000 in the Sept. 27 Lotto Max draw, sharing a $1M prize with another winner from Okanagan. (BCLC Lotto/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Pharmasave stores across Western Canada are known for supporting local communities. Now they can now easily capture and share these impact stories through the unique tech-for-good platform, Do Some Good.

Pharmasave chooses Do Some Good to amplify local community giving and storytelling

Pharmasave stores across Western Canada are known for supporting local communities –…

  • Oct 12, 2022
Pharmasave stores across Western Canada are known for supporting local communities. Now they can now easily capture and share these impact stories through the unique tech-for-good platform, Do Some Good.
White Rock Zombie Walk will be held by UNITI on Halloween weekend. For those who would like to have their zombie makeup done, the service will be offered, by donation, on site. (UNITI poster – art by Kevin Moore)

Calling the undead for White Rock Zombie Walk Oct. 30

UNITI-sponsored waterfront event will be accessible and open to all

White Rock Zombie Walk will be held by UNITI on Halloween weekend. For those who would like to have their zombie makeup done, the service will be offered, by donation, on site. (UNITI poster – art by Kevin Moore)
Clive Ellis is on the board of CARES. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Clive Ellis is on the board of CARES. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Richmond’s Dave Chan (left) won the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off on Saturday, Oct. 8 with this 1,676 lb. behemoth. The returning B.C. record holder had been hoping to break 2,000 lbs. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Pumpkin growing champion wins Langley Giant Pumpkin weigh-off

B.C. record holder says his secret is ‘elbow grease,’ time — and an understanding spouse

Richmond’s Dave Chan (left) won the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off on Saturday, Oct. 8 with this 1,676 lb. behemoth. The returning B.C. record holder had been hoping to break 2,000 lbs. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Gordon Smith, 85, was glad the Fort Langley Cranberry Fest was back to normal on Saturday, Oct. 8. The long-time resident has been attending the event since it started. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Post-pandemic version of the Cranberry Festival draws crowds to Fort Langley

It was the 27th edition of the annual tribute to the native B.C. fruit

Gordon Smith, 85, was glad the Fort Langley Cranberry Fest was back to normal on Saturday, Oct. 8. The long-time resident has been attending the event since it started. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Vanguard Secondary School’s Trinity Nyari is one of the recipients of Coast Capital’s annual Standing Tall Education Awards. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Three Langley students take home $3,500 each

Majority of the Standing Tall Education Awards winners from BIPOC community

Vanguard Secondary School’s Trinity Nyari is one of the recipients of Coast Capital’s annual Standing Tall Education Awards. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Cora Goodyear snapped this photo of a helicopter and crew working in the cranberry bogs off Allard Crescent west of Fort Langley recently. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

SHARE: Bringing cranberries to your plate

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

  • Oct 10, 2022
Cora Goodyear snapped this photo of a helicopter and crew working in the cranberry bogs off Allard Crescent west of Fort Langley recently. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The University of the Fraser Valley Open House is an informative fun-filled day on Oct. 22 at the Abbotsford campus.

Explore educational opportunities to transform your mind

Are you a high school student in Grade 11 or 12 who…

  • Oct 10, 2022
The University of the Fraser Valley Open House is an informative fun-filled day on Oct. 22 at the Abbotsford campus.
Thanks to United Way BC donors, 2.5 million meals were provided to families and individuals in need last year by their 16 Regional Community Food Hubs and seven Food Recovery Organizations. United Way BC photo

United Way BC funding goes a long way in boosting local food security

It’s Friday, payday, and you need groceries. You’ve worked out the budget…

  • Oct 10, 2022
Thanks to United Way BC donors, 2.5 million meals were provided to families and individuals in need last year by their 16 Regional Community Food Hubs and seven Food Recovery Organizations. United Way BC photo
Turkey is the centrepiece of many Canadian Thanksgiving dinners. (File)

Langley pauses to give thanks on this holiday weekend

Here’s a bit of Thanksgiving history and an introduction to our cute as pie holiday feature

Turkey is the centrepiece of many Canadian Thanksgiving dinners. (File)
Numerous beer varies are produced in British Columbia. Do you know which country leads the world in beer consumption? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A celebration of wine and beer

Raise a glass in a toast to these popular beverages

Numerous beer varies are produced in British Columbia. Do you know which country leads the world in beer consumption? (Black Press file photo)
Langley City Fire Rescue firefighters Marcus Willey, Bob Perry, Darian MacDonald and Dan Grey were at Save-On-Foods in the City Friday afternoon to help pack customer groceries. It gave them a chance to share fire prevention information. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Langley City fire crews spread fire safety message to grocery customers

Firefighters were at the downtown Save-On-Foods Friday afternoon. They will be at three other stores

Langley City Fire Rescue firefighters Marcus Willey, Bob Perry, Darian MacDonald and Dan Grey were at Save-On-Foods in the City Friday afternoon to help pack customer groceries. It gave them a chance to share fire prevention information. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Langley Rotary clubs and other community leaders will provide a full-course turkey dinner to those in need ahead of Thanksgiving. (Langley Advance Times files)
Langley Rotary clubs and other community leaders will provide a full-course turkey dinner to those in need ahead of Thanksgiving. (Langley Advance Times files)
Langley’s six-year-old Amelia watched on intently as five-year-old Hayley McArthur built a mountain out of crinkled paper then added felt pen and water to see where the coloured streams would flow. It was one of the activity booths at World’s Rivers Day Langley. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

PHOTOS: Returning to Langley event’s roots

World Rivers Day Langley celebrated by 200 in Williams Park

Langley’s six-year-old Amelia watched on intently as five-year-old Hayley McArthur built a mountain out of crinkled paper then added felt pen and water to see where the coloured streams would flow. It was one of the activity booths at World’s Rivers Day Langley. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
Send details about Langley community events and groups to datebook@langleyadvancetimes.com. (Black Press Media files)

COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Langley events for early autumn 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)
Soleina Hunter will be accepting donations of blankets and warm clothing for the needy from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Aldergrove Plaza on the corner of 272nd and Fraser Highway. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

An Aldergrove teen would like residents to check their closets to help the needy

Soleina Hunter and mom Deanna will be accepting warm clothing donations Oct. 15, at Aldergrove Plaza

  • Oct 6, 2022
Soleina Hunter will be accepting donations of blankets and warm clothing for the needy from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Aldergrove Plaza on the corner of 272nd and Fraser Highway. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Canadian Blood Services hosts clinics in various communities as well as accepting donations at its offices. (Black Press Media files)

Spots open at Langley blood donor clinic Sunday, Oct. 9

Blood, platelets, and plasma donors encouraged to help save a life

Canadian Blood Services hosts clinics in various communities as well as accepting donations at its offices. (Black Press Media files)
Cheryl Young and Gerda Sampert (Langley Advance Times files)

Fibromyalgia Wellspring Foundation receives its first ever grant

Funding will help the organization provide food hampers to those in need

Cheryl Young and Gerda Sampert (Langley Advance Times files)