Charity and Donations

Steven Camele

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  • Oct 4, 2021
Steven Camele
The third annual Mayor’s Charitable Gala fundraiser at the Langley Events Centre Fieldhouse ended up raising more than $600,000, according to preliminary estimates of the funds raised at the Saturday, Sept. 25 event. (Jhim Burwell/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: A big surprise at third annual Mayor’s Charitable Gala in Langley

Vesta Properties steps up with unexpected $500,000 contribution

The third annual Mayor’s Charitable Gala fundraiser at the Langley Events Centre Fieldhouse ended up raising more than $600,000, according to preliminary estimates of the funds raised at the Saturday, Sept. 25 event. (Jhim Burwell/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Rain was pouring down as the Good Times Cruise-In swap meet and car corral got underway in the parking lot of the Aldergrove Community Secondary School at 26850 29th Avenue on Sunday morning, Sept. 12. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Aldergrove swap meet and car corral a ‘perfect’ end to Good Times Cruise-In

A welcome return to in-person bargaining over car parts, one vendor said

Rain was pouring down as the Good Times Cruise-In swap meet and car corral got underway in the parking lot of the Aldergrove Community Secondary School at 26850 29th Avenue on Sunday morning, Sept. 12. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Six Gun Romeo is an eclectic melting pot of genres, styles and feel, as well as melodies, riffs, hooks and originality. This group has been a huge supporter of the Langley Good Times Cruise-In, happening Sept. 11. 2021 in Aldergrove. (Cruise-In/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Fan-favourite performers return to Langley Cruise-In

Entertainers like Elvis Elite have been welcomed back for more than 10 years

Six Gun Romeo is an eclectic melting pot of genres, styles and feel, as well as melodies, riffs, hooks and originality. This group has been a huge supporter of the Langley Good Times Cruise-In, happening Sept. 11. 2021 in Aldergrove. (Cruise-In/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley resident Arnold Aylen, 72, has been not nearly even Cruise-In event. He said he missed one when his wife booked a cruise the same day at the charity-driven event. (Arnold Aylen/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley resident Arnold Aylen, 72, has been not nearly even Cruise-In event. He said he missed one when his wife booked a cruise the same day at the charity-driven event. (Arnold Aylen/Special to Langley Advance Times)
‘Rogan the Painting Dog’ creates artwork featured on Foley Dog Treat Company packaging as part of a charitable partnership. (Photo submitted)

Painting ‘paw’-digy motivated by B.C. doggie treats

Nanaimo’s Foley Dog Treat Company partners with artistic pooch on charitable initiative

‘Rogan the Painting Dog’ creates artwork featured on Foley Dog Treat Company packaging as part of a charitable partnership. (Photo submitted)
A local child-mentoring organization is hosting a gala this autumn. (Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley)

Casino Royale-themed gala to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley

Community invited to buy tickets, donate prizes or become a sponsor

A local child-mentoring organization is hosting a gala this autumn. (Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley)
Tonya Annecchini and two of her sons, Cole and Tyson, were on hand to meet supporters at the Mangat family softball tournament fundraiser to fight cancer on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021 in Aldergrove. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Family hit a homer in cancer fight with Aldergrove ball tournament

Mangat family organized poker fundraiser recently and also hosted ball teams

Tonya Annecchini and two of her sons, Cole and Tyson, were on hand to meet supporters at the Mangat family softball tournament fundraiser to fight cancer on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021 in Aldergrove. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Surrey teen Sia Sidhu has been raising money for BC Children’s Hospital in a variety of ways in recent years. This year's "Team Sia" fundraiser involves a raffle of more than 60 prizes donated by sponsors. (submitted photo)

B.C. girl, 13, raises over $32K for BC Children’s Hospital, launches new raffle

Several hospital departments have benefitted from Sia Sidhu’s fundraising work in recent years

Surrey teen Sia Sidhu has been raising money for BC Children’s Hospital in a variety of ways in recent years. This year's "Team Sia" fundraiser involves a raffle of more than 60 prizes donated by sponsors. (submitted photo)
Murrayville resident Susan Simning has been organizing car-oriented fundraisers in memory of her son, Bradley McPherson, who was murdered in 2011. Before the Sunday, Aug. 22 ‘Burnouts in the sky’ event, Simning (right), posed with her daughter, Jennie McPherson (centre), son-in-law Robin Dodd and Jennie’s eight-year-old daughter Bradleigh Wynnyk-McPherson, who is named after her late uncle. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley organizer of ‘Burnouts in the Sky’ memorial ride undeterred by reduced attendance

Weather, pandemic possible factors, says Susan Simning, who is planning a bigger event next year

Murrayville resident Susan Simning has been organizing car-oriented fundraisers in memory of her son, Bradley McPherson, who was murdered in 2011. Before the Sunday, Aug. 22 ‘Burnouts in the sky’ event, Simning (right), posed with her daughter, Jennie McPherson (centre), son-in-law Robin Dodd and Jennie’s eight-year-old daughter Bradleigh Wynnyk-McPherson, who is named after her late uncle. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Caleb Reimer, Ronin Sharma and Parker Magnuson (left to right) were killed in a vehicle collision Saturday morning. (file)

Fundraiser for families of hockey players who died in crash hits $50,000 target

Gofundme page, ‘Honouring Ronin, Caleb and Parker,’ set up after Saturday tragedy

Caleb Reimer, Ronin Sharma and Parker Magnuson (left to right) were killed in a vehicle collision Saturday morning. (file)
Tucker, the starving bobcat rescued by Langley’s Critter Care, is doing well, but he will need new accommodations. The wild animal rehab centre has launched a sponsorship campaign to help pay for it. (Critter Care video)

VIDEO: Langley’s Critter Care offers a chance to sponsor rescued bobcat

Tucker is doing well, but he will need a new enclosure

Tucker, the starving bobcat rescued by Langley’s Critter Care, is doing well, but he will need new accommodations. The wild animal rehab centre has launched a sponsorship campaign to help pay for it. (Critter Care video)
Susan Simning stands with “Emma,” a GMC short-box truck that once belonged to her murdered son, Bradley McPherson, at the Burnouts in the Sky event in Cloverdale in 2017. (File photo)

Memorial show and shine set for South Surrey this Sunday

Bradley McPherson memorial Burnouts in the Sky event starts in Langley

Susan Simning stands with “Emma,” a GMC short-box truck that once belonged to her murdered son, Bradley McPherson, at the Burnouts in the Sky event in Cloverdale in 2017. (File photo)
Dairy Queen Canada, with multiple stores in B.C., announced recently it has rescheduled its annual Miracle Treat Day normally seen this month to Oct. 28. A portion of the proceeds from all Blizzards sold on that day in British Columbia will go to the B.C. Childrens Hospital Foundation. (Mike Mozart/Flickr photo)

Blizzards forecast in BC in October – each raising funds for children’s hospital care

Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day reset for Oct. 28 in province and across Canada

Dairy Queen Canada, with multiple stores in B.C., announced recently it has rescheduled its annual Miracle Treat Day normally seen this month to Oct. 28. A portion of the proceeds from all Blizzards sold on that day in British Columbia will go to the B.C. Childrens Hospital Foundation. (Mike Mozart/Flickr photo)
Langley therapy dog Ruby will be visiting a retirement home in Surrey on Aug. 5 2021 to mark Work Like a Dog Day as St. John Ambulance celebrates the return of in-person visits. (Anna Tilley/Special to Langley Advance Times)

TODAY: Langley therapy dog ready for Work Like a Dog Day

St. John Ambulance celebrates return of in-person visits

Langley therapy dog Ruby will be visiting a retirement home in Surrey on Aug. 5 2021 to mark Work Like a Dog Day as St. John Ambulance celebrates the return of in-person visits. (Anna Tilley/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Riders lined up at the start of the ninth annual Ride Into History fundraiser on Saturday, July 24 at the Christian Life Assembly in Langley. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Ride Into History remembers Langley rider

White ribbons worn in honour of Gitta Pennock

Riders lined up at the start of the ninth annual Ride Into History fundraiser on Saturday, July 24 at the Christian Life Assembly in Langley. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Envision director Ken Voth topped up the donation to wildfire victims by donating a further $10,000 to Food Bank BC. (Envision Financial/Special to Langley Advance Times)

$50K infusion helps feed B.C. wildfire victims

Envision Financial and its members come through with donations to Food Bank BC

Envision director Ken Voth topped up the donation to wildfire victims by donating a further $10,000 to Food Bank BC. (Envision Financial/Special to Langley Advance Times)