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People dropped by throughout the afternoon on Saturday, Nov. 26 at the Murray Creek Ranch to drop off toys for the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau. It was the second annual Magic of Christmas Brad McPherson Memorial Toy Drive, which included pony rides and visits with Santa. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Memorial toy drive more than doubles donations

A charity event in memory of Langley’s Bradley McPherson surpassed family’s expectations

 

Hockey linesman Mike McGowan smiled in hospital despite a broken jaw. (Photo: gofundme.com/f/smoothie-fundraiser)

‘Worst nightmare’ for hockey linesman after puck breaks jaw at Langley rink, but then donations pour in

Mission-raised Mike McGowan was sent to hospital in Surrey during Saturday’s university-league game

 

B.C. rugby player Nick Allen is waking from an induced coma in Indonesia, after suffering severe injuries in a vehicle crash on Nov. 7, 2022. The long-term impact of his injuries aren’t yet known. (Photo courtesy of GoFundMe/’Nick Allen’s Recovery’)

Pro B.C. rugby player suffers traumatic brain injury in car crash abroad

Extent of Nick Allen’s injuries won’t be known until he is fully woken up from medically-induced coma

 

Gord Portman and his dog Zippy sit at Marina Way Park while holding a picture of a bench he would like to have installed in memory of those who have lost their lives to an overdose. (Mark Brett photo)

Penticton hero’s dog ingests cocaine and meth while working outreach

Gord Portman’s dog Zippy is still in serious condition and needs help

Gord Portman and his dog Zippy sit at Marina Way Park while holding a picture of a bench he would like to have installed in memory of those who have lost their lives to an overdose. (Mark Brett photo)
Trevor Halliday (right) has competed at several Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off events at Langley’s Krause Berry Farm in the past, but his wife Joanne (left) competed for the first time this year. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Trevor and the giant pumpkin raise money for BC Children’s Hospital

Laity Pumpkin Patch’s weight guessing contest runs until Oct. 30

Trevor Halliday (right) has competed at several Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off events at Langley’s Krause Berry Farm in the past, but his wife Joanne (left) competed for the first time this year. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
This Brookswood house in Langley is one of ten top prizes in this year’s Millionaire Lottery fundraiser for the VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Millionaire Lottery prizes include a $3.2 million Langley house

Fundraising tickets for the VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation now on sale

  • Oct 13, 2022
This Brookswood house in Langley is one of ten top prizes in this year’s Millionaire Lottery fundraiser for the VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Chilliwack Common is a collaborative beer made by six craft breweries in Chilliwack. (Submitted by Old Yale Brewing)

6-pack of Chilliwack craft breweries collaborate on beer for charity

All profits from ‘Chilliwack Common’ lager will go to Chilliwack Park Society

Chilliwack Common is a collaborative beer made by six craft breweries in Chilliwack. (Submitted by Old Yale Brewing)
Pacific Riding for Developing Abilities (PRDA) held its ninth Campbell Valley Wine Run & Ride on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, this time leaving and ending at the PRDA stables on 208th Street in South Langley. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Costumed-runners grateful to see wine run return

Approximately 300 ran, walked, or rode through South Langley Sunday for charity

Pacific Riding for Developing Abilities (PRDA) held its ninth Campbell Valley Wine Run & Ride on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, this time leaving and ending at the PRDA stables on 208th Street in South Langley. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
Barb Bamford is the winner of the 2022 PNE prize home lottery. Her new digs are located in the Willoughby area of Langley. She took a tour, with her sister Joanne, a few days after learning she was the winner. (Kevin Hill/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Winner tours her PNE prize home in Langley for first time

A Burnaby woman won the lottery and is the new owner of a fully furnished luxury house in Willoughby

Barb Bamford is the winner of the 2022 PNE prize home lottery. Her new digs are located in the Willoughby area of Langley. She took a tour, with her sister Joanne, a few days after learning she was the winner. (Kevin Hill/Special to Langley Advance Times)
More than 400 guests dressed up in their best and came out to the Langley Events Centre for the 4th annual Mayor’s Charitable Gala.(Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

PHOTOS: Mayor’s gala tops $700,000

Fourth annual firefighters ball raises significant coin for Foundry Langley and school snack program

More than 400 guests dressed up in their best and came out to the Langley Events Centre for the 4th annual Mayor’s Charitable Gala.(Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
A cancer researcher conducts lab work for the BC Cancer Foundation. On Wednesday (Sept. 21), the foundation announced the launch of a $500 million fundraising campaign. (Photo courtesy of BC Cancer Foundation)

BC Cancer launches $500M fundraising campaign as patient numbers projected to grow

Estimated 37,000 British Columbians will be diagnosed with disease annually by 2030

A cancer researcher conducts lab work for the BC Cancer Foundation. On Wednesday (Sept. 21), the foundation announced the launch of a $500 million fundraising campaign. (Photo courtesy of BC Cancer Foundation)
Babes and Bullies fundraiser for Hugabull Advocacy and Rescue raised $5,600 and attracted about 100 people. The event was organized to honour Marvin – the dog. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Fundraiser organizer thanks community with tears of joy

Event was in memory and honour of Marvin, the dog

Babes and Bullies fundraiser for Hugabull Advocacy and Rescue raised $5,600 and attracted about 100 people. The event was organized to honour Marvin – the dog. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Surrey Pipe and Drum Band were accompanied by the Township of Langley Honour Guard at the 2019 Mayor’s Charitable Gala. (Special to Black Press Media)

Sell-out mayor’s gala shines light on youth health

Firefighter event helps build better future for children in Langley

Surrey Pipe and Drum Band were accompanied by the Township of Langley Honour Guard at the 2019 Mayor’s Charitable Gala. (Special to Black Press Media)
Aldergrove Rotary to benefit from Langley Cruise-In charity car show. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley charities hoping for a high turnout at Cruise-In 2022

Funds from charity car show help community groups run their programs

Aldergrove Rotary to benefit from Langley Cruise-In charity car show. (Langley Advance Times files)
More than 1,100 cyclists leave Chilliwack Heritage Park for the annual Tour de Cure fundraiser for BC Cancer Foundation on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: $6.3 million raised as Tour de Cure cycling fundraiser for cancer rolls through B.C. cities

More than 1,100 cyclists rode through Eastern Fraser Valley to raise money for BC Cancer Foundation

More than 1,100 cyclists leave Chilliwack Heritage Park for the annual Tour de Cure fundraiser for BC Cancer Foundation on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Police personnel, firefighters, and about 150 members of general public attended Langley Pos-Abilities Society’s Day of Pos-Abilities event at Douglas Park on Saturday, Aug. 20. The event included food, drinks, entertainment, and more. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley Pos-Abilities’ wheelchair challenge an ‘eye-opener’ for some

Society invites police and fire department to a friendly ‘try-on-a-disability’ competition

Police personnel, firefighters, and about 150 members of general public attended Langley Pos-Abilities Society’s Day of Pos-Abilities event at Douglas Park on Saturday, Aug. 20. The event included food, drinks, entertainment, and more. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Guests of the SEMO Foundation attend the INSPIRE 2022 fundraiser event atop the Westlund Building in Langley Aug. 20. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

SEMO Foundation hosts in-person fundraiser for six charities

First in-person INSPIRE event since 2019

Guests of the SEMO Foundation attend the INSPIRE 2022 fundraiser event atop the Westlund Building in Langley Aug. 20. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
On Aug. 18 A&W is selling burgers to beat MS (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer).

Burgers to Beat MS returns to A&W

A&W is partering with the MS Society of Canada to raise money to support people with MS

On Aug. 18 A&W is selling burgers to beat MS (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer).
Zosia Ettenberg, founder of Langley Pos-Abilities, tests out the "Try on a Disability challenge" at the Day of Pos-Abilities Douglas Park. (Langley Advance Times Files)

Celebrate the abilities of people with disabilities, says founder of Langley advocacy group

Annual inclusion-based event will have police and fire personnel competing

Zosia Ettenberg, founder of Langley Pos-Abilities, tests out the "Try on a Disability challenge" at the Day of Pos-Abilities Douglas Park. (Langley Advance Times Files)
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
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)