LANGLEY ADVANCE: Caribbean flavour resonates through village

Mike Boivin of Red Stone Alley Band with special guest Kenrick Headley on steel pan drums

Mike Boivin of Red Stone Alley Band with special guest Kenrick Headley on steel pan drums

LANGLEY ADVANCE, August 21, 2014 by Roxanne Hooper.
For five years, Kenrick Headley played with Liberace. This past weekend, he guest starred on the steel drums with his friends in the Red Stone Alley Band as they entertained at the second annual Barbados Day. This festival, all in aid of the Fort Langley Lions and the May Day parade, was celebrated Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery in Fort Langley. In addition to Caribbean-style music and a chicken barbecue, there were facepainting and balloon creations, and a few artists, like Perry Haddock, were on hand to offer demonstrations. Event organizer and host Brenda Alberts said the event raised a couple thousand dollars for the village parade.
Gallery Owner, Brenda Alberts and Artist, Susan Rind at Barbados Day

Gallery Owner, Brenda Alberts and Artist, Susan Rind at Barbados Day

Artist, Perry Haddock demonstrates at Barbados Day

Artist, Perry Haddock demonstrates at Barbados Day

BBQ Chicken by Marco Pollo was served up by the Fort Langley Lions

BBQ Chicken by Marco Pollo was served up by the Fort Langley Lions

Brenda Alberts thanked all the sponsors of Barbados Day

Brenda Alberts thanked all the sponsors of Barbados Day

All Photographs By Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance
See more photos of Barbados Day by clicking here.

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FORT LANGLEY: Celebrates Barbados Day

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Click above to view the photos from Barbados Day (August 16, 2014) at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery in Fort Langley. Photos by Susan Rind and Syd Pickerell.

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BARBADOS DAY: Features steel pannist Kenrick Headley

Kenrick Headley will perform with Red Stone Alley Band at Barbados Day

Kenrick Headley will perform with Red Stone Alley Band at Barbados Day

Joining the Red Stone Alley Band on Sat. Aug 16 at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery will be Kenrick Headley, pannist, arranger, and composer. He started playing the steelpan at the age of five. The Headley family is well known in the pan world and Kenrick was a member of the Esso Tripoli Steelband that played with Liberace. Have some Caribbean style fun this Saturday (Aug 16) Noon to 4 pm with Chicken BBQ by the Fort Langley Lions Club.
Scruffles with fans boogie to the Caribbean sounds of Kenrick Headley

Scruffles with his fans will boogie to the Caribbean sounds of Kenrick Headley on August 16, 2014 at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery in Fort Langley.

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BARBADOS DAY: Sat. August 16 at the gallery

Barbados Day at the Birthplace of B.C Gallery on Sat. August 16, 2014

Barbados Day at the Birthplace of B.C Gallery on Sat. August 16, 2014

On Saturday August 16, 2014 celebrate Barbados Day in Fort Langley at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery. The Fort Langley Lions will be serving up their Famous Chicken BBQ starting at Noon. Music and fun continue to 4 pm.

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GARDEN DEMOS: More artist demos on BC Day

Amanda Jones at Demos in the Garden at Birthplace of B.C, Gallery

Starting Something Good: Amanda Jones at Demos in the Garden at Birthplace of B.C, Gallery

20 artists showcased and demonstrated today in the gardens of the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery. If you missed it, tomorrow (Monday August 4) the demos continue. Celebrate BC Day in Fort Langley and stop by the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery (11 am to 4 pm) for an art experience.
Alan Wylie defending his technique to an art critic

Alan Wylie defending his technique to an art critic

Gallery artists at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery on Aug 4, 2014

Gallery artists at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery on Aug 4, 2014

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BC DAY WEEKEND: 20 artists in the garden

King Richard Brodeur, out of goal and, in the artists garden Aug 3 and 4

King Richard Brodeur, out of goal and, on the easel in the Artists’ Garden Aug 3 & 4

Visit Fort Langley this BC Day weekend. Stop by the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery to say hello to former Canucks goalie, King Richard Brodeur at his artist’s easel (Aug 3 and 4). Brodeur is one of 20 artists demonstrating in the gardens of the Gallery this weekend in Fort Langley. Also join King Richard on Barbados Day at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery on Aug 16, 2014.

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VILLAGE VIBE: BC Artists Demos in Garden

Margo Harrison shares her secrets of clay and acrylic creations

Margo Harrison shares her secrets of clay and acrylic creations on Aug 3 and 4.

Experience live art demonstrations by award-winning artists at “Demos in the Garden” on Sunday August 3 and Monday (BC Day) August 4, 2014 at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery in Fort Langley ( from 11 am to 4 pm both days ). Happy British Columbia Day(s)!

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