Charity and Donations

Cyclists (from left) Richard Blaschek, Mike Woodard and Timo Itkonen set off this month to complete the Cycling 4 Water journey that started last year to raise awareness and money for water wells in Africa. (Submitted photo)

Trio to cycle to the Arctic Ocean to fund wells in Africa

Team to complete Cycling 4 Water journey in partnership with Langley charity

 

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

 

Langley City Councillor Rosemary Wallace cut the ribbon to officially open the new warehouse facility for Fibromyalgia Well Spring Foundation on Fraser Highway in Aldergrove on Saturday. With her are volunteer Bonny Kernel (left) and executive director Cheryl Young (right). The warehouse allows the foundation to store all its donations in one place, and will particularly be useful for storing furniture. Hours are restricted because it is a warehouse, but it will be open to the public Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Special to The Star)

Charity Aldergrove thrift store growing

Fibromyalgia Well Spring Foundation now has warehouse, too – albeit it for limited public hours

  • Jul 21, 2022
Langley City Councillor Rosemary Wallace cut the ribbon to officially open the new warehouse facility for Fibromyalgia Well Spring Foundation on Fraser Highway in Aldergrove on Saturday. With her are volunteer Bonny Kernel (left) and executive director Cheryl Young (right). The warehouse allows the foundation to store all its donations in one place, and will particularly be useful for storing furniture. Hours are restricted because it is a warehouse, but it will be open to the public Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Special to The Star)
Last year’s winners, Tony and Lilianne Fuller, (second and third from left) met with Rotarians Brian Lott (left), chair Jennifer Roy, and Jeff Morfitt to receive their $125,000 prize. This year, the goal is to give away $200,000. (Rotary Clubs of Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

$65,000 raised so far for Langley Rotarys’ 50/50 draw

The goal for the four service clubs is to hit the $400,000 mark before August deadline

Last year’s winners, Tony and Lilianne Fuller, (second and third from left) met with Rotarians Brian Lott (left), chair Jennifer Roy, and Jeff Morfitt to receive their $125,000 prize. This year, the goal is to give away $200,000. (Rotary Clubs of Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Cars of every vintage were on view at the last Stay Gold Car Show. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley resident back with annual car show, started in honour of his friend

Hundreds of cars and thousands of people expected at H.D. Stafford Middle School Sunday

Cars of every vintage were on view at the last Stay Gold Car Show. (Langley Advance Times files)
Langley artist Susan Falk is presenting her still-life and figurative paintings at the Kube Gallery until June 24. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Well-known Langley artist raising money for Critter Care

Susan Falk is showcasing her still-life and figurative paintings at a local gallery until June 24

Langley artist Susan Falk is presenting her still-life and figurative paintings at the Kube Gallery until June 24. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Members of a local Rotary Club joined hands to convert an area at Glenwood Elementary into an outdoor classroom. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley school gets a new outdoor classroom

Local Rotary Club raises $10K to fund outside learning space

Members of a local Rotary Club joined hands to convert an area at Glenwood Elementary into an outdoor classroom. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Ken Barkman at Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing on June 5, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

78-year-old Ken Barkman of Chilliwack riding 3,000 kilometres for BC Children’s Hospital

Grandfather helping son and wife, who have adopted four high-risk babies

Ken Barkman at Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing on June 5, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
The 7 Generations Cup is a skateboarding competition that started on Friday, June 10. The ticketed event is scheduled to run until Sunday, June 12 at Langley Events Centre, and is open to the public. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Skateboarders flying from around the globe to Langley

Competitors prepare for first-ever ‘7 Generations Cup’

The 7 Generations Cup is a skateboarding competition that started on Friday, June 10. The ticketed event is scheduled to run until Sunday, June 12 at Langley Events Centre, and is open to the public. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Doug Penner explained he changed the colour of his new wheelchair-accessible SUV because he didn’t like its ‘sauteed mushroom’ shade of green. On Sunday, June 5, the annual ‘Ride For Doug’ fundraiser for muscular dystrophy returned to normal, with the first post-ride barbecue since the pandemic. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Ride for Doug returns to pre-COVID format

Back to original starting place, and post-ride barbecue

Doug Penner explained he changed the colour of his new wheelchair-accessible SUV because he didn’t like its ‘sauteed mushroom’ shade of green. On Sunday, June 5, the annual ‘Ride For Doug’ fundraiser for muscular dystrophy returned to normal, with the first post-ride barbecue since the pandemic. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Cmolik Foudnation’s founder C. Russell Cmolik (right) congratulated Semir Hisac during a recent in-person award ceremony. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley student one step closer to getting into medical school

Semir Hasic awarded $40,000 scholarship for his post-secondary studies

Cmolik Foudnation’s founder C. Russell Cmolik (right) congratulated Semir Hisac during a recent in-person award ceremony. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A participant flashed a V for victory sign as the Fraser Valley MS Walk got underway in Langley City’s Douglas Park on Sunday, May 29. 97 participants raised more than $31,000. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Walk against MS raises more than $31K in Langley City

First in-person event merges regional walks into one

A participant flashed a V for victory sign as the Fraser Valley MS Walk got underway in Langley City’s Douglas Park on Sunday, May 29. 97 participants raised more than $31,000. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
An overflow crowd of 240 people packed the banquet hall at the Royal Canadian Legion Aldergrove branch on Saturday, May 28, for a fundraising dinner of perogies and sausages, served by Langley RCMP officers and firefighters in full dress uniform. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Dinner for Ukraine, served by RCMP and fire officers, nets $10,000 for relief

Crowd filled banquet hall at Royal Canadian Legion’s Aldergrove branch

An overflow crowd of 240 people packed the banquet hall at the Royal Canadian Legion Aldergrove branch on Saturday, May 28, for a fundraising dinner of perogies and sausages, served by Langley RCMP officers and firefighters in full dress uniform. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Mike Gee spoke about his late son Seamus at the Oct 2021 launch of the fundraising campaign for Foundry Langley, a facility for young people. On Sunday, June 5, the first annual ‘Seamus’ stroll’ to raise funds for Foundry will take place in Campbell Valley Regional Park. (Langley Advance Times Files)

First annual ‘Seamus’ Stroll’ honours memory of Langley City teen

Father of Seamus Gee is raising money for Foundry Langley

Mike Gee spoke about his late son Seamus at the Oct 2021 launch of the fundraising campaign for Foundry Langley, a facility for young people. On Sunday, June 5, the first annual ‘Seamus’ stroll’ to raise funds for Foundry will take place in Campbell Valley Regional Park. (Langley Advance Times Files)
Bikers enjoyed hotdogs and drinks before hitting the road. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Fraser Valley bikers cover 100 miles spreading awareness about child abuse

It was the first chance in more than two years to participate in the annual ride

Bikers enjoyed hotdogs and drinks before hitting the road. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Coffee farmers in Uganda, who work with Kingsley Griffin enjoying the first batch of coffee that they all grew together. (Contributed photo)

‘Labour of love’: White Rock company selling coffee from and for Uganda

Charity event to raise money to build school library in Uganda set for June 11 to 12

Coffee farmers in Uganda, who work with Kingsley Griffin enjoying the first batch of coffee that they all grew together. (Contributed photo)
Members of Langley City Fire Rescue IAFF Local 3253 were passing out samples and collecting donations at the Canadian Festival of Chili and BBQ in Langley City May 13-15. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Members of Langley City Fire Rescue IAFF Local 3253 were passing out samples and collecting donations at the Canadian Festival of Chili and BBQ in Langley City May 13-15. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Brookswood Secondary School at 20902 37a Ave. is preparing to hold its first post-COVID car show fundraiser on Sunday, May 29. (Langley Advance Times file)

VIDEO: Brookswood Secondary will hold its annual car show on May 29

After two years ‘out of commission’ organizer is hoping for a good turnout

Brookswood Secondary School at 20902 37a Ave. is preparing to hold its first post-COVID car show fundraiser on Sunday, May 29. (Langley Advance Times file)
Langley Senior Resources Society’s hosted a paper shredding event Saturday, May 14. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Langley Senior Resources Society’s hosted a paper shredding event Saturday, May 14. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)