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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)
On Monday, Oct. 3, 2020, workers were using a jack hammer to break up concrete rubble as the demolition of the former shopping mall on 272nd Street near Fraser Highway entered its final stages. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Public celebration kicks off construction of new Aldergrove project

Phased development starts with Saturday groundbreaking ceremony and Autumn Harvest event

On Monday, Oct. 3, 2020, workers were using a jack hammer to break up concrete rubble as the demolition of the former shopping mall on 272nd Street near Fraser Highway entered its final stages. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Donations of clothing and household items were handed out before the Thanksgiving dinner. (Special to The News)
Donations of clothing and household items were handed out before the Thanksgiving dinner. (Special to The News)
The community event included a candle-lit procession through the arboretum. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

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The community event included a candle-lit procession through the arboretum. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
The Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Katzie Seniors Network’s Intergenerational Garden could win $2,500 in a social media contest put on by Scotts Canada Ltd.. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)

Lower Mainland community garden needs shares and likes to win $2,500 in social media contest

Scott’s Gro for Good social media contest runs until Tuesday, Oct. 4

The Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Katzie Seniors Network’s Intergenerational Garden could win $2,500 in a social media contest put on by Scotts Canada Ltd.. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)
Doug Chaffee Photo

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Why these Surrey grandparents chose Compass Cohousing for their next home

  • Oct 3, 2022
Doug Chaffee Photo
M’akola Housing Society, through funding from BC Housing, will build a five storey affordable housing building at 603 Main Street in Penticton. (Rendering)

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M’akola Housing Society, through funding from BC Housing, will build a five storey affordable housing building at 603 Main Street in Penticton. (Rendering)
Anne Gosse with friends and volunteer at the 17th annual Heritage Apple Day. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Annual apple bash a success as hundreds join to try locally harvested apples

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Anne Gosse with friends and volunteer at the 17th annual Heritage Apple Day. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Hall 8 (Walnut Grove) welcomed lots of visitors during the recent open house. (Krista Barton, Langley Township Fire/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Public burns a path to Langley Township fire halls for open houses

Local firefighters welcomed in residents to learn about their work and fire safety

Hall 8 (Walnut Grove) welcomed lots of visitors during the recent open house. (Krista Barton, Langley Township Fire/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Volunteers, ICBC road safety coordinators, and RCMP personnels came together to take part in operation Hang Up - a province wide initiative to remind people to not use phone driving. (twitter/@RoadSafetyLea)

Langley RCMP and ICBC reminds people to #LeaveYourPhoneAlone

A province-wide initiative to promote the message of road safety

Volunteers, ICBC road safety coordinators, and RCMP personnels came together to take part in operation Hang Up - a province wide initiative to remind people to not use phone driving. (twitter/@RoadSafetyLea)
Members of the Surrey Beavers rugby association participate in the Cloverdale Terry Fox run in 2019. This year the run was held Sept. 18. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

B.C. man ‘will do everything’ to keep Terry Fox’s legacy alive

Bill Vigars, who was Fox’s publicist during historic Marathon of Hope, spoke at SFU Surrey

Members of the Surrey Beavers rugby association participate in the Cloverdale Terry Fox run in 2019. This year the run was held Sept. 18. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Langley City’s Kathleen Hahn came across a big group of visitors to Brydon Lagoon in late September. The geese have descended upon Brydon Lagoon. What an amazing sight. “Mostly Cackling geese so it could get a lot busier, and louder when the Canada Geese arrive.”

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  • Sep 30, 2022
Langley City’s Kathleen Hahn came across a big group of visitors to Brydon Lagoon in late September. The geese have descended upon Brydon Lagoon. What an amazing sight. “Mostly Cackling geese so it could get a lot busier, and louder when the Canada Geese arrive.”
Bif Naked, Peter Bergman and Cheryl Hickey are among the stars who will be a part of the West Coast Women’s Show, running Oct. 14, 15 and 16 at Tradex in Abbotsford. (Submitted images)

Ultimate Girls’ Weekend back as West Coast Women’s Show returns to Tradex in Abbotsford

Cheryl Hickey, Peter Bergman and Bif Naked just some of the celebs speaking at Oct. 14, 15 and 16 event

Bif Naked, Peter Bergman and Cheryl Hickey are among the stars who will be a part of the West Coast Women’s Show, running Oct. 14, 15 and 16 at Tradex in Abbotsford. (Submitted images)
Grocery shoppers, such as Penny Sogaard, had their groceries bagged by Langley City Fire Rescue firefighters such as Raymond Schouten back in 2019. Langley City Fire Rescue resumes the tradition in 2022. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley City firefighters help out shoppers to spread fire prevention message

Crews will be in four City grocery stories to meet with the public for Fire Prevention Week

Grocery shoppers, such as Penny Sogaard, had their groceries bagged by Langley City Fire Rescue firefighters such as Raymond Schouten back in 2019. Langley City Fire Rescue resumes the tradition in 2022. (Langley Advance Times files)
A room inside the Aldergrove Athletic Park’s Rotary Fieldhouse has officially named the Brian Thomasson Community Room. Friends and family, including Nolan Thomasson spoke before unveiling a sign in Brian’s honour. (Township of Langley/Special to Aldergrove Star)

Thomasson’s legacy lives on in Aldergrove

Room at the Rotary Fieldhouse renamed to celebrate a men who worked tirelessly for the community

  • Sep 29, 2022
A room inside the Aldergrove Athletic Park’s Rotary Fieldhouse has officially named the Brian Thomasson Community Room. Friends and family, including Nolan Thomasson spoke before unveiling a sign in Brian’s honour. (Township of Langley/Special to Aldergrove Star)
Pixie, eight months of age, was found with a massive lump on her side, the result of a hernia. (LAPS/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Pixie was found with a massive lump on her side, the result of a hernia. (LAPS/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley animal group caring for cat with broken bones and glued ears

Another kitten being cared for by LAPS needed hernia surgery

Pixie, eight months of age, was found with a massive lump on her side, the result of a hernia. (LAPS/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Pixie was found with a massive lump on her side, the result of a hernia. (LAPS/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Send details about Langley community events and groups to datebook@langleyadvancetimes.com. (Black Press Media files)

COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Langley events in the closing days of September and into 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)