Community

Nicole Marples, executive director of Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS) at one of their past events. (Langley Advance Times files)

Earth Day celebrations to take place in Langley’s Douglas Park

Many community-based organizations to participate at the family-friendly in-person event

Nicole Marples, executive director of Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS) at one of their past events. (Langley Advance Times files)
Surrey resident Erin Robinson couldn’t sleep a wink after scoring the top prize of $150,000 playing BCLC’s Bingo Supreme Scratch and Win ticket. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Surrey winner pick $150,000 lottery ticket at Langley store

Late night ticket check results in sleepless night

Surrey resident Erin Robinson couldn’t sleep a wink after scoring the top prize of $150,000 playing BCLC’s Bingo Supreme Scratch and Win ticket. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Carol Stehr, Scout leader sorting out bottles at the First Walnut Grove Scout troop’s fundraiser on Saturday, March 26. The group is raising funds for their upcoming camping trip in Hawaii. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Langley scouting group raising funds for Hawaii camping trip

Goal seems difficult to achieve but all is in to make it happen

Carol Stehr, Scout leader sorting out bottles at the First Walnut Grove Scout troop’s fundraiser on Saturday, March 26. The group is raising funds for their upcoming camping trip in Hawaii. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Kids in the community love the decorations and enjoy visiting to celebrate Easter. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Langley home front yard decorated with Easter theme cut outs

Garden is open for kids in the community

Kids in the community love the decorations and enjoy visiting to celebrate Easter. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Carl Petersson, pianist will perform at Langley Community Music Schools on Sunday, April 3 at 3 p.m. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Dynamic piano virtuoso to perform in Langley

The afternoon will include a pre-concert discussion

Carl Petersson, pianist will perform at Langley Community Music Schools on Sunday, April 3 at 3 p.m. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Jen Pavel, an experienced homestay mom, said that kids brought “wonderful” experiences to her life which she believes her family would not have experienced otherwise. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley School District wants families to show generosity

International students coming to neighbourhood seeking homestay facilities

Jen Pavel, an experienced homestay mom, said that kids brought “wonderful” experiences to her life which she believes her family would not have experienced otherwise. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Undercover Band performed on Feb. 25 at the legion in Aldergrove. The organization supports veterans and organizes events like concerts, karaoke, live music, jam night, card bingo and more throughout the year. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Aldergrove legion to host evening of comedy Saturday

Kids are allowed at the March 26 event but not recommended, jokes organizers

Undercover Band performed on Feb. 25 at the legion in Aldergrove. The organization supports veterans and organizes events like concerts, karaoke, live music, jam night, card bingo and more throughout the year. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Sherri Anne of the global band – Sister Speak – will perform solo on March 11 at Langley’s Bez Arts Hub. The concert will feature performances of classics from her first three albums and songs from her upcoming album. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

A global band comes to Langley

The lead singer will perform solo and share songs and stories from her upcoming album

Sherri Anne of the global band – Sister Speak – will perform solo on March 11 at Langley’s Bez Arts Hub. The concert will feature performances of classics from her first three albums and songs from her upcoming album. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Natalie Szakun and Lyndon Rebello are research assistants at Trinity Western University’s Integrative Cardiovascular Physiology Laboratory. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley university joins a national campaign to raise awareness about heart health in women

Research assistants initiates series of events in the campus

Natalie Szakun and Lyndon Rebello are research assistants at Trinity Western University’s Integrative Cardiovascular Physiology Laboratory. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Heidi and Hazel were found by the Langley Animal Protection Society in rough shape. The society is hoping raise $9,000 for their dental treatment. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Two abandoned Langley dogs need dental care

Officers of the local animal protection society found the two dogs had serious medical issues

Heidi and Hazel were found by the Langley Animal Protection Society in rough shape. The society is hoping raise $9,000 for their dental treatment. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Christine McCracken (executive director of programs, Encompass Support Services Society); Loren Roberts (executive director of operations, Encompass Support Services Society); Blair Qualey (New Car Dealers Association of BC); Rebecca Darnell (Darnell Law Group); Dallas Smith (award-winning country musician and creator of Lifted: The Dallas Smith Charitable Foundation); and Don Smith (Langley community member). Encompass Support Services Society received $25,000 from the Dallas Smith Charitable Foundation. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Dallas Smith gifts $25K to Langley youth initiative

More than 1,000 young people will benefit from country music star’s donation

Christine McCracken (executive director of programs, Encompass Support Services Society); Loren Roberts (executive director of operations, Encompass Support Services Society); Blair Qualey (New Car Dealers Association of BC); Rebecca Darnell (Darnell Law Group); Dallas Smith (award-winning country musician and creator of Lifted: The Dallas Smith Charitable Foundation); and Don Smith (Langley community member). Encompass Support Services Society received $25,000 from the Dallas Smith Charitable Foundation. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Todd Hyland was enjoying the heated outdoor pool at the Aldergrove Credit Union Community Centre on Saturday, Feb. 19. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Aldergrove Credit Union Community Centre resumes drop-ins for weight room, pool

Don’t go too early if you want to avoid a crowd, one swimmer advised

Todd Hyland was enjoying the heated outdoor pool at the Aldergrove Credit Union Community Centre on Saturday, Feb. 19. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Walnut Grove’s Jason Ahn, 11, is an outgoing kid with many friends, who happens to have Spinal Muscular Atrophy. He and his family will be featured on the 56th Annual Variety Show of Hearts telethon that will air on Saturday, Feb. 26 from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Global B.C. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Walnut Grove’s Jason Ahn, 11, is an outgoing kid with many friends, who happens to have Spinal Muscular Atrophy. He and his family will be featured on the 56th Annual Variety Show of Hearts telethon that will air on Saturday, Feb. 26 from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Global B.C. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Marie’s Guilt Free Bakery will donate 10 per cent of her summer farmer market sales towards Canuck Place cookie program. The local bakery offers gluten free baked goods, gluten free flour mix and gluten free jams and jellies. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley bakery to raise fund for Canuck Place hospice

Funds will help patients receive music thearpy, counselling, and other services

Marie’s Guilt Free Bakery will donate 10 per cent of her summer farmer market sales towards Canuck Place cookie program. The local bakery offers gluten free baked goods, gluten free flour mix and gluten free jams and jellies. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vashti Harrison’s books Little Leaders and Little Legends are among a long list of suggested reads for Black History Month, curated by staff at the Fraser Valley Regional Library.

Fraser Valley Regional Library shares their top selections for Black History Month

Library staff recommendations for audio books, films, biographies and more

Vashti Harrison’s books Little Leaders and Little Legends are among a long list of suggested reads for Black History Month, curated by staff at the Fraser Valley Regional Library.
At 18 months, Shelley Ross was trying to teach a three-year-old next door the alphabet, said her father. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley school alumnus joins the league of top Canadian health experts

Dr. Bonnie Henry received the same award a year before

At 18 months, Shelley Ross was trying to teach a three-year-old next door the alphabet, said her father. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A sunny weekend drew dozens of disc golf players to the Raptors Knoll course in Aldergrove over the weekend. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
A sunny weekend drew dozens of disc golf players to the Raptors Knoll course in Aldergrove over the weekend. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Bertrand Creek Enhancement Society volunteer Michelle Duffels hitting a thorny foe at the end of 26B Avenue east of 272 Street. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley volunteers freed up native plants from invasive blackberries

More initiatives to enhance Bertrand Creek coming up

Bertrand Creek Enhancement Society volunteer Michelle Duffels hitting a thorny foe at the end of 26B Avenue east of 272 Street. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Charitable Nights is a newly formed group comprised of the Fairhaven Group and 10 local charities. Their first of the three events series saw more than 100 people participate. The band Dreams performed a Fleetwood Mac tribute. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

First Langley Charitable Nights event a success

Organizers planning more fundraiser events – next is a Rat Pack tribute on Feb. 12

Langley Charitable Nights is a newly formed group comprised of the Fairhaven Group and 10 local charities. Their first of the three events series saw more than 100 people participate. The band Dreams performed a Fleetwood Mac tribute. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Philosophers’ Corner invites everyone in the community interested in though-provoking discussions and is organized through Kwantlen Polytechnic University. (KPU/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley’s armchair philosophers invited to join online discussion

Ninety-minute sessions are held once a month

Philosophers’ Corner invites everyone in the community interested in though-provoking discussions and is organized through Kwantlen Polytechnic University. (KPU/Special to the Langley Advance Times)