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Chef David Collins and Danielle Armfelt, a sous chef, have been busy making candied fruit and nut pies for the giveaway at Sunridge Gardens. (Bria Communities/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Two Langley seniors complexes are back with popular pie giveaway

Drive-thru set up allows seniors to receive a pie to mark National Seniors Day on Oct. 1

Chef David Collins and Danielle Armfelt, a sous chef, have been busy making candied fruit and nut pies for the giveaway at Sunridge Gardens. (Bria Communities/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Chelsey Sloan recently captured this poignant moment between momma and babe. She spotted the deer in her backyard, near 208th Street and Fraser Highway. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Sep 27, 2022
Chelsey Sloan recently captured this poignant moment between momma and babe. She spotted the deer in her backyard, near 208th Street and Fraser Highway. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Lower Fraser Valley Aboriginal Society is hosting an public gathering Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, starting at 7 p.m. (LFVAS poster)
The Lower Fraser Valley Aboriginal Society is hosting an public gathering Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, starting at 7 p.m. (LFVAS poster)
Pacific Riding for Developing Abilities (PRDA) held its ninth Campbell Valley Wine Run & Ride on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, this time leaving and ending at the PRDA stables on 208th Street in South Langley. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Costumed-runners grateful to see wine run return

Approximately 300 ran, walked, or rode through South Langley Sunday for charity

Pacific Riding for Developing Abilities (PRDA) held its ninth Campbell Valley Wine Run & Ride on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, this time leaving and ending at the PRDA stables on 208th Street in South Langley. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
Pat Coombes (left) and Shaun Francis were trading anecdotes and jokes and enjoying some fresh caffeine at Buddy Check Coffee, a new program for veterans offered by the Royal Canadian Legion Aldergrove branch at 26607 Fraser Highway on the last Saturday morning of the month. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Pat Coombes (left) and Shaun Francis were trading anecdotes and jokes and enjoying some fresh caffeine at Buddy Check Coffee, a new program for veterans offered by the Royal Canadian Legion Aldergrove branch at 26607 Fraser Highway on the last Saturday morning of the month. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Susan Cormier, a Metis writer from Langley won a national award for her book, Advice to a New Beekeeper. (Submitted photo)

Langley writer wins national award

There were more than 1,700 entries

Susan Cormier, a Metis writer from Langley won a national award for her book, Advice to a New Beekeeper. (Submitted photo)
Princess Margaret helped open Langley Centennial Museum at 9135 King St. back in 1958. The museum will close its doors on Friday, Sept. 30, in preparation for its move across the street to new Salishan Place by the River currently under construction. (Langley Centennial Museum archives/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley Centennial Museum closes on Friday

It’s soon to be replaced by larger and more modern space in the Salishan Place by the River

Princess Margaret helped open Langley Centennial Museum at 9135 King St. back in 1958. The museum will close its doors on Friday, Sept. 30, in preparation for its move across the street to new Salishan Place by the River currently under construction. (Langley Centennial Museum archives/Special to Langley Advance Times)
More than 400 guests dressed up in their best and came out to the Langley Events Centre for the 4th annual Mayor’s Charitable Gala.(Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

PHOTOS: Mayor’s gala tops $700,000

Fourth annual firefighters ball raises significant coin for Foundry Langley and school snack program

More than 400 guests dressed up in their best and came out to the Langley Events Centre for the 4th annual Mayor’s Charitable Gala.(Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
Organizers have various events planned for Water Weeks 2022. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley’s Rivers Day activities focus on water quality

Activities are free but some require registering in advance due to limited numbers of spots

Organizers have various events planned for Water Weeks 2022. (Langley Advance Times files)
The last of this year’s western painted turtle babies have been microchipped and released in various Fraser Valley wetlands. (Greater Vancouver Zoo/Special to The Star)

VIDEO: Zoo releases last of this year’s baby turtles

Conservation efforts continue with endangered reptiles

The last of this year’s western painted turtle babies have been microchipped and released in various Fraser Valley wetlands. (Greater Vancouver Zoo/Special to The Star)
Shelagh Brennan was having her picture taken with the dialysis machine in her home, when she beamed and raised her hands in triumph. It has been three years since the Murrayville resident suffered sudden kidney failure, time spent waiting for a kidney transplant that finally took place. On Tuesday, Sept. 20, the machine, no longer needed, was dismantled and removed. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: How Shelagh Brennan finally got a new kidney

It’s been a very long wait for Murrayville resident

Shelagh Brennan was having her picture taken with the dialysis machine in her home, when she beamed and raised her hands in triumph. It has been three years since the Murrayville resident suffered sudden kidney failure, time spent waiting for a kidney transplant that finally took place. On Tuesday, Sept. 20, the machine, no longer needed, was dismantled and removed. (Dan Ferguson/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)
Susan Cormier, a Metis writer from Langley has been nominated for her book, Advice to a New Beekeeper. (Submitted photo)

Langley writer in the race to win an award for her non-fiction book

She is also the producer of Canada’s longest-running live monthly storytelling competition

Susan Cormier, a Metis writer from Langley has been nominated for her book, Advice to a New Beekeeper. (Submitted photo)
34 riders on the Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley team began a nine-day, 800 kilometre journey through the Fraser Valley in Langley on Wednesday, Sept. 21, where students at the Langley Fine Arts School cheered them on their way. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley begins

34 riders will spend 9 days riding 800 kilometres through the Fraser Valley to raise $350,000

34 riders on the Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley team began a nine-day, 800 kilometre journey through the Fraser Valley in Langley on Wednesday, Sept. 21, where students at the Langley Fine Arts School cheered them on their way. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
It won't be too long before these iconic birds are flying south. But for now, during a rather warm September, they're still enjoying all the glorious splendour offered in Fort Langley and out on the Fraser River. (Martin Helmus/Special to Langley Advance Times)

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  • Sep 21, 2022
It won't be too long before these iconic birds are flying south. But for now, during a rather warm September, they're still enjoying all the glorious splendour offered in Fort Langley and out on the Fraser River. (Martin Helmus/Special to Langley Advance Times)
The annual Kwantlen First Nation First Salmon Ceremony opens fishing in the spring. A new festival on KFN’s reserve on McMillan Island on Oct. 1 will mark the fall harvest and the end of the season. (KFN/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Salmon and Cranberry Festival comes to McMillan Island

Kwantlen First Nation launches new event with food, entertainment

The annual Kwantlen First Nation First Salmon Ceremony opens fishing in the spring. A new festival on KFN’s reserve on McMillan Island on Oct. 1 will mark the fall harvest and the end of the season. (KFN/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
The Langley City Terry Fox run on Sunday, Sept. 18, actually beat its $5,000 target, raising close to $20,000. It was the first in-person version of the annual fundraiser for cancer research since the pandemic. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley City Terry Fox Run beats target, others come close

City and Walnut Grove hosted first in-person versions since pandemic, Aldergrove remained virtual

The Langley City Terry Fox run on Sunday, Sept. 18, actually beat its $5,000 target, raising close to $20,000. It was the first in-person version of the annual fundraiser for cancer research since the pandemic. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
For three days, from Sept. 16 to 18, singers, dancers, and drummers from B.C., Alberta, and the U.S. filled the Langley Events Centre for the first stɑl̓əw̓ powwow cultural event. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
For three days, from Sept. 16 to 18, singers, dancers, and drummers from B.C., Alberta, and the U.S. filled the Langley Events Centre for the first stɑl̓əw̓ powwow cultural event. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Elanis is following her dream of becoming a social worker. The Youth Futures Education Fund, supported by United Way BC, helps cover expenses like food, textbooks, counselling, and transportation, allowing former youth in care to survive while focusing on their studies.

Changing lives: All youth deserve the chance to reach their potential.

Youth Futures Education Fund and United Way BC help former youth in care follow their dreams

  • Sep 19, 2022
Elanis is following her dream of becoming a social worker. The Youth Futures Education Fund, supported by United Way BC, helps cover expenses like food, textbooks, counselling, and transportation, allowing former youth in care to survive while focusing on their studies.
On Sept. 12, Fiona Chesterton finally got to see the gravestone she commissioned for her distant cousin Jessie Heading Underwood. The British journalist and writer documented her research into the Langley branch of her family in a book, Secrets Never to be Told. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Mystery inheritance led U.K. author to history of Langley family

Fiona Chesterton has written a book about her pioneer cousin, Jessie Heading Underwood

On Sept. 12, Fiona Chesterton finally got to see the gravestone she commissioned for her distant cousin Jessie Heading Underwood. The British journalist and writer documented her research into the Langley branch of her family in a book, Secrets Never to be Told. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)