Champion shares story at book launch in Langley

A book launch is being held tonight at a local car dealership.

Although it’s not the traditional venue for a book signing, OpenRoad Infiniti’s in Langley’s high-end auto mall is hosting a celebration for Leah Goldstein and the release of her book, No Limits.

The book is a powerful true story of Goldstein, and the autobiography is being hailed as a “stunning example” of a life without limits.

Born in Vancouver, by age 11 she was a blackbelt. She enlisted in the Israeli Military, and became the first female instructor of the elite commando division before transitioning to a special forces unit combatting terrorism and violent crime.

The extreme lifestyle of the secret police eventually took its toll on her, and she found her salvation in a bicycle.

She then pursued a 10-year career as a professional cyclist in Europe and North America, and triumphed as world champion in the gruelling 3,000-mile Race Across America.

From crashes to podiums, from fear to triumph, these memoirs gives a glimpse at what’s possible from a “no limits” mindset.

The celebration, emceed by News 1130’s Tammy Moyer, runs 7 to 9 p.m. tonight (Thursday, June 25) at the Infiniti dealership, 5995 Collection Dr.

Arts Alive coming up

Organizers of the annual Arts Alive Festival in downtown Langley City are gearing up for the Aug. 15 event, and recently issued a call for artists.

The marketplace-like show exhibits the works of much more than just the traditional painters. It also showcases musicians, jewellery, glass, sculpture, furniture, fashion, pottery, wood, photography, ceramics, candles, toys, books, quilts, and fabric art – as examples.

Those interested in being part of the seven-hour outdoor event can contact or call 604-539-0133.

Doc sings at Porter’s

On the music front, Langley’s singing doctor Shannon Lee, is performing at Porter’s Bistro Saturday night, June 27, starting after dinner at 7 p.m. Reservations for this show are required by calling 604-530-5297.

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