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Aldergrove Canada Day parade took place in 2020 with COVID protocols in place. (Aldergrove Star files)

Canada Day parade in Aldergrove set to go ahead

Aldergrove Star mistakenly reported that Township’s virtual July 1 celebrations included parade

Bella Jun claimed the prize for select female dog at the Westminster Dog Show. (Special to The Star)

Aldergrove breeder earns two top honours at Westminster dog show

Woodside’s German Shepherds, Arabella and Bella Jun, earned best in breed and select female

Big Splash water park is located in Tsawwassen. (submitted photo)

Big Splash reopens Canada Day with changes to keep the water park ‘safe for everyone’

Executive Hotels & Resorts has owned and operated the attraction since 2017

Aldergrove journalist Dean Broughton and his father, Bert. (Special to The Star)

Leave it to Aldergrove resident to tell your living legacy

Journalist Dean Broughton found the importance of family stories by conversing with his father

Aldergrove journalist Dean Broughton and his father, Bert. (Special to The Star)
Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival at the Chief Sepass Theatre. (Aldergrove Star files)

Headliners announced for September’s Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival

Festival to host in-person audiences for free outdoor shows on Sept 4 among other themed concerts

Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival at the Chief Sepass Theatre. (Aldergrove Star files)
Chilliwack’s Matt Johnson was strapped into a straight jacket and hung by his ankles upside down, and had less than two minutes to free himself before two spinning saw blades fell. (America’s Got Talent video)

VIDEO: Chilliwack escape artist Matt Johnson dazzles judges on America’s Got Talent

Johnson brought a packed auditorium to its feet with a death-defying stunt

Chilliwack’s Matt Johnson was strapped into a straight jacket and hung by his ankles upside down, and had less than two minutes to free himself before two spinning saw blades fell. (America’s Got Talent video)
(Aldergrove Star files)

Canada Day colouring contest open to all ages of Aldergrove residents

People have until June 25 to draw a picture of a local spot that is special to them

(Aldergrove Star files)
Before propane, many people used charcoal briquettes in their barbecues. Chef Dez recommends lump charcoal, a different product that enhances what’s being cooked. (Black Press Media files)

ON COOKING: Chef Dez says don’t lump all barbecue fuels in the same category

Langley barbecues would benefit from use of lump charcoal, a method that has stood the test of time

  • Jun 8, 2021
Before propane, many people used charcoal briquettes in their barbecues. Chef Dez recommends lump charcoal, a different product that enhances what’s being cooked. (Black Press Media files)
Langley Playhouse, as pictured on the new website for Langley Little Theatre (langleylittletheatre.org).

Surrey Little Theatre sold to finance renovations of merged companies’ Langley Playhouse home

‘Public goodbye event” for Clayton-area theatre planned for June 27

Langley Playhouse, as pictured on the new website for Langley Little Theatre (langleylittletheatre.org).
Dallas Smith was in the running for another JUNO Award for best country album. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley country star in the running for another JUNO

Dallas Smith was a contender for country album of the year

Dallas Smith was in the running for another JUNO Award for best country album. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The dancing bun and hotdog return to Twilight Drive In in Aldergrove now that the concession is back open. (Special to The Star)

Dancing hot dog and bun reunite at Aldergrove’s Twilight Drive-In

Concession is back open at the drive-in theatre now that COVID-19 restrictions are being eased

The dancing bun and hotdog return to Twilight Drive In in Aldergrove now that the concession is back open. (Special to The Star)
Larger casts were a feature of past Bard in the Valley performances, like this production of Much Ado About Nothing, but this year there will be just three actors on stage for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). (Black Press Media files)

Bard in the Valley returns to live performing as restart opens performance opportunities

B.C. Restart Plan allows audiences to return to live theatre and movie houses

Larger casts were a feature of past Bard in the Valley performances, like this production of Much Ado About Nothing, but this year there will be just three actors on stage for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). (Black Press Media files)
Fort Gallery presents Langley artist Sora Park and her show called To Glide, To Say Bye until July 4. (Special to Langley Advance Times

VIDEO: Langley sculpture spotlights Latin dancing subculture in new show

Artist Sora Park wants viewers to notice the floor beneath their feet

Fort Gallery presents Langley artist Sora Park and her show called To Glide, To Say Bye until July 4. (Special to Langley Advance Times
Jodi Proznick (right) and Kristian Alexandrov lead a jazz workshop. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Full-day workshop for students concludes this year’s jazz fest

Fort Langley’s Jazz & Arts Festival concludes with day-long educational session at Chief Sepass Theatre

  • Jun 2, 2021
Jodi Proznick (right) and Kristian Alexandrov lead a jazz workshop. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Brandi Marie, an Aldergrove writer, released her first poetry collection in 2020, which can now be found in Indigo Langley. (Special to The Star)

Aldergrove resident urges adventure with new poetry collection

World traveller and writer Brandi Marie has debut book, Dear Adventurist, at Indigo Langley

Brandi Marie, an Aldergrove writer, released her first poetry collection in 2020, which can now be found in Indigo Langley. (Special to The Star)
Ian Unger (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley theatre group tackles Bard online

Theatre in the Country gives Shakespearean classic, Much Ado About Nothing, a few significant tweaks

Ian Unger (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Myles of Smiles Online edition. (Special to The Star)

Creative Compass Society presenting Myles of Smiles music showcase

People can tune into Facebook every Sunday at 7 p.m. beginning June 6 to hear local artists perform

Myles of Smiles Online edition. (Special to The Star)
Artist Gabrielle Strauss’s watercolour work <em>Daisy Love</em>. (Special to The Star)

Artist group invites spectators to take a closer look

Latest Fort Langley Artist Group exhibition runs online until June 26

Artist Gabrielle Strauss’s watercolour work <em>Daisy Love</em>. (Special to The Star)
Twilight Drive-In Theatre in Aldergrove. (Aldergrove Star files)

John Hughes, Austin Powers, and Cheech and Chong take over Aldergrove’s Drive-In

Retro Long Weekend at Twilight Drive-In has six nights of double features May 21 to 26

Twilight Drive-In Theatre in Aldergrove. (Aldergrove Star files)
Langley Arts Council has launched a new Facebook page for local artists to submit projects and keep in contact. (Special to The Star)

Langley Arts Council launches Facebook page for local art community to connect

Artists, artisans, creators, photographers, and musicians can share upcoming gigs, exhibitions

Langley Arts Council has launched a new Facebook page for local artists to submit projects and keep in contact. (Special to The Star)