volunteers

Langley Quilters Guild helped honour two long-time members of the Langley Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, including Pat Walker (left), with “beautiful quilts” to express appreciation for their years of service to the non-profit. Her quilt was presented by Nuala Adderley (right), the guild vice-president. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Giving everlasting thanks to devoted Langley volunteers

Quilts given to two women who donate more than 30+ years each to Langley Memorial Hospital Auxiliary

 

In a normal year, Langley Township Mayor Jack Froese would be preparing to honour local volunteers at the LEC, but the pandemic means the ceremonies will be smaller and private. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

More nominations still sought for Langley Township volunteers

It’s been a tough year for volunteering in Langley thanks to COVID-19

 

Langley Volunteer Bureau has launched a spring campaign aimed at signing up more people interested in helping, even during COVID. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Bureau draws more youth into Langley’s volunteer arena

A new initiative and the public’s willingness to help others are increasing volunteer signups

 

Critter Care’s first ever 50/50 winner is Kim Madill, who took home $28,852.50. (Critter Care/Special to The Star)

Winner takes home $28,852.50 through Critter Care’s first virtual 50/50

Kim Madill instantly donated part of the funds to the Langley-based wildlife society

Critter Care’s first ever 50/50 winner is Kim Madill, who took home $28,852.50. (Critter Care/Special to The Star)
In 2018, Marilyn Fischer and Jim Simning were named Langley Seniors of the Year. This year’s volunteer appreciation banquet has been put on pause due to COVID-19 restrictions. (Langley Advance Times files)

120 letters of appreciation sent out to Langley volunteers

COVID restrictions puts pause on annual City appreciation banquet

In 2018, Marilyn Fischer and Jim Simning were named Langley Seniors of the Year. This year’s volunteer appreciation banquet has been put on pause due to COVID-19 restrictions. (Langley Advance Times files)
Lesley Wells encourages others to donate some time to a cause they believe in, describing her volunteer duties with Langley Meals on Wheels – and specifically their new Community Kitchen program – as a labour of love. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Community kitchen volunteer encourages more to get involved

Langley City’s Lesley Wells describes her contributions as selfish - getting more out than she gives

Lesley Wells encourages others to donate some time to a cause they believe in, describing her volunteer duties with Langley Meals on Wheels – and specifically their new Community Kitchen program – as a labour of love. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
From the left: Midway RCMP Csts. Jonathan Stermscheg and Chris Hansen, Public Servant Leanne Mclaren and Cpl. Phil Peters. Pictured in the front are Mclaren’s dog, Lincoln and Peters’ dog, Angel. Photo courtesy of BC RCMP

B.C. Mounties commended for bringing firewood to elderly woman

Cpl. Phil Peters said he and detachment members acted after the woman’s husband went to hospital

From the left: Midway RCMP Csts. Jonathan Stermscheg and Chris Hansen, Public Servant Leanne Mclaren and Cpl. Phil Peters. Pictured in the front are Mclaren’s dog, Lincoln and Peters’ dog, Angel. Photo courtesy of BC RCMP
Aldergrove Star files

Township of Langley opens up volunteer award nominations

Awards for youth, coaches, and ‘Langley life enhancers’ are up for grabs

Aldergrove Star files
Langley City Council is looking for volunteers to fill vacancies on the board of variance, and the crime prevention, environmental and arts and culture task groups (Langley Advance Times file)

A call for public-spirited volunteers from Langley City

Openings on board of variance, crime prevention, environmental and arts and culture task groups

Langley City Council is looking for volunteers to fill vacancies on the board of variance, and the crime prevention, environmental and arts and culture task groups (Langley Advance Times file)
A local resident has written about the many helpful people she has met as a volunteer litter picker. A local street painter can often be found in the area of McBurney Lane and Fraser Highway. He earned her thanks for keeping the area tidy. (Genevieve Perchotte/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Langley City couple find unexpected treasures while picking up litter

A local couple wanted to send a shout-out to the friendly, helpful people they’ve met as volunteers

  • Sep 1, 2020
A local resident has written about the many helpful people she has met as a volunteer litter picker. A local street painter can often be found in the area of McBurney Lane and Fraser Highway. He earned her thanks for keeping the area tidy. (Genevieve Perchotte/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Leanna Wurz, 3, shows a plastic straw that she found on East Beach Thursday (Aug. 20) during a Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup effort organized by her mom, Rachel. (Tracy Holmes photo)

PHOTOS: Waterfront cleanup aims to remove ‘yuckies’ from South Surrey beach

Volunteers find discarded cigarette butts, beach toys, bottle caps and more

Leanna Wurz, 3, shows a plastic straw that she found on East Beach Thursday (Aug. 20) during a Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup effort organized by her mom, Rachel. (Tracy Holmes photo)
Volunteers, including Joyce, with Langley Meals on Wheels delivered tulips with the Wednesday meals to their clients, thanks to an anonymous local donor. (Shannon Woykin/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Anonymous donor brightens day of Langley seniors with tulips

Meals On Wheels took the blooms to its clients Wednesday

Volunteers, including Joyce, with Langley Meals on Wheels delivered tulips with the Wednesday meals to their clients, thanks to an anonymous local donor. (Shannon Woykin/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Langley mom Michele Damjanovic is looking for volunteers to help shop for seniors during the coronavirus outbreak. (special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley mom Michele Damjanovic is looking for volunteers to help shop for seniors during the coronavirus outbreak. (special to Langley Advance Times)
Ernie Daykin, Brenda Norrie and Kim Dumore were drumming up support for the Maple Ridge 2020 BC Summer Games outside the Save-On-Foods at Westgate Shopping Centre on Saturday (Jan 25). (Ronan O’Doherty photo - THE NEWS)

Hunt for BC Summer Games volunteers underway

2,800 helping hands are needed for large sporting event coming to Maple Ridge in July

Ernie Daykin, Brenda Norrie and Kim Dumore were drumming up support for the Maple Ridge 2020 BC Summer Games outside the Save-On-Foods at Westgate Shopping Centre on Saturday (Jan 25). (Ronan O’Doherty photo - THE NEWS)
Jenny, Marilyn, and Jason, Debbie Froese’s three children, spoke at her celebration of life on Friday, Jan. 24. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Hundreds attend celebration of life for Debbie Froese in Langley

A businesswoman, volunteer, and wife of Mayor Jack Froese, she passed away on Jan. 9

Jenny, Marilyn, and Jason, Debbie Froese’s three children, spoke at her celebration of life on Friday, Jan. 24. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Gus Hartl of Aldergrove Credit Union named Langley’s Good Citizen of the Year

Gus Hartl of Aldergrove Credit Union named Langley’s Good Citizen of the Year

Raised in the Fraser Valley, Hartl has supported sports teams, charities, and scholarships

Gus Hartl of Aldergrove Credit Union named Langley’s Good Citizen of the Year
The First Capital Chorus entertained the crowd at the Langley City volunteer appreciation night Tuesday at Cascades Casino. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: What counts? Making a difference: Langley mayor

Langley City council once again thanked hundreds of its volunteers for their service

The First Capital Chorus entertained the crowd at the Langley City volunteer appreciation night Tuesday at Cascades Casino. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
Sylvia Anderson was last year’s winner of the Flowerdew volunteer award for the Township of Langley. (Black Press files)

Last year’s Langley volunteer extraordinaire pushes others to ‘give it a try’

Volunteering is incredibly gratifying and fun, says Sylvia Anderson in her call for 2019 nominees.

  • Jan 20, 2019
Sylvia Anderson was last year’s winner of the Flowerdew volunteer award for the Township of Langley. (Black Press files)
(Bob Groeneveld/Langley Advance)

Volunteers more than appreciated by Langley RCMP

The annual banquet was a chance for the local RCMP to thank the volunteers in various programs.

  • May 1, 2017
(Bob Groeneveld/Langley Advance)