Caring Hearts emcee Peter Luongo played Ike to impersonator Tracey Bell’s Tina Turner during Saturday night’s fundraising gala at Cascades Casino.

WITH VIDEO: Roasting brought in dollars for Langley Lodge

The seventh annual gala raises about $15,000 for therapeutic recreational programs at the downtown Langley seniors care home.

It was a lucrative night for Langley Lodge, but moreover it was a fun night full of endless laughs and lots of camaraderies.

More than 130 people came together Saturday at Cascades Casino for a common goal, to raise money and awareness for a seniors care home in the heart of Langley City.

While totals are still being confirmed, it’s believed the seventh annual Caring Hearts Gala raised in excess of $15,000, that has been earmarked specifically for therapeutic recreation programs and activities to benefit the residence of the Langley Lodge, explained Mike Brown, chair of the Langley Care Foundation – the fundraising arm for the lodge.

“It buys some of the extra goodies” that help make their lives more enjoyable and fulfilling, Brown elaborated.

While a debriefing meeting isn’t set to happen until next week, all indications are that “We did okay. Now, next year, we need to come up with something new,” again, he said, noting that the theme and the entertainment are key to the gala’s success.

This year, they had Tracey Bell impersonating celebrity woman, and her act was weaved in with a roast of long-time Langley volunteer and retired Langley City fire chief Jim McGregor.

“Tracey Bell was a fantastic entertainer, and we’re grateful to Jim for graciously allowing us to put him on the hot seat, like that.”

Brown suggested next year they might bring in a tribute entertainer, maybe pay homage to Elvis or Neil Diamond.

“The success of the annual Caring Hearts Gala demonstrates the strong community support for local seniors who live in residential care. The compassion in the room was palpable; everyone gave generously so that we can continue to deliver music therapy, pastoral care and horticulture therapy for the next year. Thank you Langley,” said Debra Hauptman, CEO of the Langley Care Society.

• Click here to see a full gallery of photos from the event

Just Posted

Langley’s supportive housing dubbed Creek Stone Place

The project is set to open this spring to house 49 homeless people.

Nominations open for Langley-Aldergrove Conservative race

Longtime MP Mark Warawa is stepping down at the Conservative candidate.

Langley developer’s appeal of extradition denied – faces fraud charge

The Court of Appeal has denied Mark Chandler’s attempt to avoid extradition to California.

VIDEO: Mark Warawa shows off Aldergrove’s Telephone Museum

The Langley–Aldergrove MP visited the 100-year-old museum and talked phones with AGHS president.

VIDEO: RCMP ask kids to help name soon-to-be police dogs

13 German shepherd puppies will be born this year

Watchdog called after man who yelled racial slurs at B.C. vigil hurt during arrest

BC RCMP say man was ‘acting suspiciously’ at prayer vigil for victims of New Zealand mosque shootings

NDP’s Jagmeet Singh steps into the House of Commons, making history

Burnaby South MP becomes first visible minority to lead a federal party in the House of Commons

Chilliwack grad says modest dress codes don’t protect girls from assault

Sardis alumni was ‘catcalled, harassed, and groped by my male classmates’ despite modest clothing

One of the biggest cow shows in Canada is coming back to the ‘Wack

Prize money of $240,000 is on offer at the spring Holstein show Friday at Chilliwack Heritage Park

‘Considerably large’ tractor tire fell and killed 3-year-old girl on B.C. farm

Delta’s deputy fire chief said crews tried to helicopter girl out after a tractor tire leaning against a barn fell onto her

VIDEO: Race and sport examined at new We Are Hockey exhibit in Abbotsford

UFV SASI hosting exhibit looking at hockey history and race

Nearly 40% of British Columbians not taking their medications correctly: poll

Introduction of legal cannabis could cause more issues for drug interactions

Mining company fined $70,000 after two workers killed in B.C. truck crash

Broda Construction pleaded guilty to failing to provide safe workplace at Cranbrook rock quarry

Most Read