Aldergrove

Running with a partner is one of the goals of the Gruesome Twosome run, which takes place on Saturday, Aug. 27 at Aldergrove Regional Park. The event also raises funds for BabyGoRound, a charity that helps families with new babies. (Special to The Star)

Gruesome Twosome run helps young families in need

Race at Aldergrove Regional Park also encourages running with a partner, aids Ukraine refugees

  • Aug 12, 2022

 

Stargazers can participate in a meteor shower watching experience in Aldergrove on Saturday, Aug. 13. There is an option to camp overnight, to extend the experience. (Metro Vancouver/Special to The Star)

Chance Saturday to watch and learn about meteors, space

Metro Vancouver event takes place in Aldergrove Bowl starting at 8 p.m. on Aug. 13

  • Aug 11, 2022

 

Melanie Arsenault and Jared Skocylas and their two-year-old son Daxton. The little boy has had several health challenges and is now fighting a rare form of cancer. (Special to The Star)

Softball tournament benefits toddler with rare cancer

Mangat family continues series of fundraisers to help people dealing with cancer

  • Aug 10, 2022

 

On Saturday, Aug. 6, the 1978 Camaro Z28 that used to belong to Brad McPherson was on display at the ‘Burnouts In The Sky’ show and shine in Langley that honours the memory of McPherson. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley’s Burnouts In The Sky show and shine gets an extension

10th fundraiser for scholarship in memory of Brad McPherson was supposed to be the last. But…

On Saturday, Aug. 6, the 1978 Camaro Z28 that used to belong to Brad McPherson was on display at the ‘Burnouts In The Sky’ show and shine in Langley that honours the memory of McPherson. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
On Aug. 6 and 7, Langley Quarter Midget Association celebrated the return of American racers to the Aldergrove track for their first regional championships since the pandemic hit. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: American quarter midget racers return to Aldergrove track

Langley Quarter Midget Association hosts first cross-border regional event since pandemic hit

On Aug. 6 and 7, Langley Quarter Midget Association celebrated the return of American racers to the Aldergrove track for their first regional championships since the pandemic hit. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
The zoo in Aldergrove is expecting to release close to 200 western painted turtles throughout the Fraser Valley this year. (Greater Vancouver Zoo/Special to The Star)

VIDEO: Western painted turtles reclaiming their habitat

Program at Aldergrove’s Greater Vancouver Zoo allows only native B.C. turtle to gain in numbers

  • Aug 9, 2022
The zoo in Aldergrove is expecting to release close to 200 western painted turtles throughout the Fraser Valley this year. (Greater Vancouver Zoo/Special to The Star)
It took almost three years, but the Mann family’s 1971 Mercedes is running and will be at Langley Good Times Cruise-In on Sept. 10. Harnek Mann, who spent the past few years rebuilding the engine in the otherwise original collector car, was the first to register for this year’s charity show. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Father and son debut car at Langley Good Times Cruise-In

Aldergrove family the first to register for this year’s charity car show being held Sept. 10

It took almost three years, but the Mann family’s 1971 Mercedes is running and will be at Langley Good Times Cruise-In on Sept. 10. Harnek Mann, who spent the past few years rebuilding the engine in the otherwise original collector car, was the first to register for this year’s charity show. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
On Sunday, Aug. 7, Rotary Clubs of Langley volunteer Lara Petrie was at the Otter Co-op, one of a small group who were promoting RibFest and handling in-person 50-50 ticket sales for the Mega draw that raises money for local charities. Tickets can also be purchased online. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Jackpot for Rotary Clubs of Langley Mega 50-50 draw continues to grow

Tickets will also be available at RibFest, with money going to several local charities

On Sunday, Aug. 7, Rotary Clubs of Langley volunteer Lara Petrie was at the Otter Co-op, one of a small group who were promoting RibFest and handling in-person 50-50 ticket sales for the Mega draw that raises money for local charities. Tickets can also be purchased online. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
The 1974 winner of Miss Nude Pacific Northwest, Patty Anne Knight (Alder Grove Heritage Society/Langley Advance July 25, 1974).

The bare truth: A look into Aldergrove’s former nudist club

The Meadowbrook Sun Club operated from 1963 to 1977

The 1974 winner of Miss Nude Pacific Northwest, Patty Anne Knight (Alder Grove Heritage Society/Langley Advance July 25, 1974).
A staycation can still involve getting out of the house, such as going to the Otter Co-op Outdoor Experience water park. (Langley Township/Special to The Star)

WEB POLL: Did you travel over the B.C. Day long weekend?

Or did you stick closer to home?

  • Aug 4, 2022
A staycation can still involve getting out of the house, such as going to the Otter Co-op Outdoor Experience water park. (Langley Township/Special to The Star)
Travis Thuro said COVID-19 has opened the flood gates when it comes to his songwriting, providing fodder for his music – some of which he will be performing at an Aldergrove concert Thursday. (Special to The Star)

‘Chaos’ of last two years proved creative

Travis Thuro will play many recent compositions at Aug. 11 Aldergrove concert

  • Aug 4, 2022
Travis Thuro said COVID-19 has opened the flood gates when it comes to his songwriting, providing fodder for his music – some of which he will be performing at an Aldergrove concert Thursday. (Special to The Star)
Around 200 people, many holding candles, took part in a moment of silence at a Wednesday night (Aug. 3) vigil in Langley City for victims of last week’s shooting spree. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Grief and outrage at Langley City vigil for shooting victims

Speakers called for concrete change to help the homeless in the wake of targeted shootings

Around 200 people, many holding candles, took part in a moment of silence at a Wednesday night (Aug. 3) vigil in Langley City for victims of last week’s shooting spree. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Luke Vandervert performs as The Arctic. He will be part of a concert on Thursday, Aug. 11 at AV Centre, Aldergrove Vineyard Church. (Special to The Star)

3 gospel musicians showcased in Aug. 11 concert at Vineyard church

Aldergrove event offers chance for live entertainment once again

  • Aug 3, 2022
Luke Vandervert performs as The Arctic. He will be part of a concert on Thursday, Aug. 11 at AV Centre, Aldergrove Vineyard Church. (Special to The Star)
Otter Co-op Outdoor Experience water park at Aldergrove Credit Union Community Centre has been a very popular place this summer, particularly during the recent hot weather. The capacity is limited to 600 people at one time. Langley Township residents can pre-register for sessions at the water park 10 days in advance, while non-residents can do so seven days ahead of time. (Langley Township/Special to The Star)

Water park is the place to be in Aldergrove this summer

People from far beyond Aldergrove are flocking to the popular destination

  • Aug 3, 2022
Otter Co-op Outdoor Experience water park at Aldergrove Credit Union Community Centre has been a very popular place this summer, particularly during the recent hot weather. The capacity is limited to 600 people at one time. Langley Township residents can pre-register for sessions at the water park 10 days in advance, while non-residents can do so seven days ahead of time. (Langley Township/Special to The Star)
Canoes with historical re-enactors arrived in Fort Langley on B.C. Day. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Canoes with historical re-enactors arrived in Fort Langley on B.C. Day. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
What will happen in future to the Gateway Plaza in Aldergrove, which contains the KFC, is being left to the incoming Township council to decide. (Black Press Media files)

Gateway project decisions being left to new council

Results of consultation with residents summarized by Township

  • Aug 1, 2022
What will happen in future to the Gateway Plaza in Aldergrove, which contains the KFC, is being left to the incoming Township council to decide. (Black Press Media files)
This Aldergrove gas station had run out of premium fuel, as of Sunday July 31.(Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Finding fuel can be hard in Langley as stations close pumps

Refinery maintenance believed to be the cause

This Aldergrove gas station had run out of premium fuel, as of Sunday July 31.(Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Volunteer Emily Morgan and Brenda Haid, vice-president of the Alder Grove Heritage Society, sort through donated photos from the Aldergrove Star at the museum on Sunday, July 24. On Saturday, August 13, the museum will host Heritage Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Dan Ferguson/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: A look back at Aldergrove’s past on Community Heritage Day

Alder Grove museum to show previously unseen heritage material at Aug. 13 event

  • Jul 26, 2022
Volunteer Emily Morgan and Brenda Haid, vice-president of the Alder Grove Heritage Society, sort through donated photos from the Aldergrove Star at the museum on Sunday, July 24. On Saturday, August 13, the museum will host Heritage Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Dan Ferguson/Black Press Media)
A competitor winds up at the B.C. Open at Raptors Knoll disc golf course in Aldergrove on Sunday, July 24th. The event, the largest of its kind in Canada, drew competitors from across the country and the U.S. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: B.C. Open disc golf tournament draws more than 300 competitors

Event billed as the biggest in Canada — so big, a second course had to be created

A competitor winds up at the B.C. Open at Raptors Knoll disc golf course in Aldergrove on Sunday, July 24th. The event, the largest of its kind in Canada, drew competitors from across the country and the U.S. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Langley City rider Gillian Fraser and FF Christiana won the ‘Ranch Rail’ open and amateur events at the Region 17 Arabian Horse Association competition at Thunderbird Show Park on Sunday, July 24. Close to 200 competitors fro0m B.C., Alberta and the U.S. took part in the first post-COVID regional competition for North America’s largest Arabian horse association. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Arabian horses and riders vie for awards at Langley event

Regional competition attracts close to 200 competitors from B.C., Alberta, and the U.S.

Langley City rider Gillian Fraser and FF Christiana won the ‘Ranch Rail’ open and amateur events at the Region 17 Arabian Horse Association competition at Thunderbird Show Park on Sunday, July 24. Close to 200 competitors fro0m B.C., Alberta and the U.S. took part in the first post-COVID regional competition for North America’s largest Arabian horse association. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)