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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VILLAGE ART LIVE: Demos in the Garden

Daphne Scaman teaches her pottery moves

Daphne Scaman teaches her pottery moves. Join us on Aug 3 & 4.

Experience live art demonstrations at “Demos in the Garden” on Sunday August 3 and Monday (BC Day) August 4, 2014 at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery.

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HISTORIC MATTERS: A good footing for Coulter Berry

Pouring the foundation for Coulter Berry commenced July 7, 2014

Pouring the foundation for Coulter Berry commenced July 7, 2014

The most environmentally friendly building ever for Fort Langley is finally back underway. A dispute over architectural density delayed the pouring of footings for six months. Last week, three Supreme Court Justices agreed that construction should never have been interrupted. Now, Coulter Berry is back on track to help make the village more sustainable, livable and vibrant. This morning the first truck arrived to cement the footings for Coulter Berry. Hip Hip Hooray!
The geothermal field being installed for Coulter Berry

The geothermal field, one of Coulter Berry’s many green features, was completed in June 2014

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HAPPY CANADA DAY: Congratulations to Ed and Vi

Congratulations to Vi and Ed Froese for winning the bracelet today

Kurt Alberts & Susan Rind congratulate Vi Froese for winning the Sky Phoenix bracelet at the B.C. Gallery

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WEST COAST HOMES: Historic inspiration

McBride Station in Vancouver Sun June 14/14. Alan Wylie painting on front page WestCoastHomes section.

McBride Station in Vancouver Sun June 14/14. Alan Wylie painting on front page WestCoastHomes section.

McBride Station is on a site in Fort Langley that once formed part of the country estate of early settler Charles Edward Hope. Hope House is a painting Alan Wylie was commissioned to create for Fort Langley’s Birthplace of B.C. Gallery. Many of the townhomes take their exterior design inspiration from heritage buildings.
Click to see story in Vancouver Sun: McBride Station homes in Fort Langley will speak to both the past and the present.

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WATERMEDIA: Showing you the colour wheel

The Birthplace of B.C Gallery is showing off for its 18th Anniversary! The best watercolour artists in the west show their true colours all of June and July. The Gallery’s current show pays tribute to artists painting in watercolour such as American Watercolour Society Award winners, Stephen Quiller, Alan Wylie and Kiff Holland. Quiller is best know for his innovative approach to watermedia painting combining watercolour, gouache, acrylic, and casein. Wylie and Holland, too, are masters of watercolour compositions for which they have received international recognition.

Colorado's Stephen Quiller has written many books on watercolour painting.

Colorado’s Stephen Quiller has written many books on watercolour painting.

Alan Wylie's watercolour paintings have won numerous top North American awards.

Alan Wylie’s watercolour paintings have won numerous top North American awards.

HEIDI LAMBERT: The West Trail. WATERCOLOUR.

HEIDI LAMBERT: The West Coast Trail. WATERCOLOUR.

See “WATERCOLOURS”, paintings in watermedia by Quiller, Wylie, Holland and many more. The best in the west! WATERCOLOURS Now showing at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery through June and July 2014.

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TORCHED AGAIN: Seniors Games event in Fort Langley

The 2014 BC Games torchlighting ceremony comes to Fort Langley June 5/14

Remember 2010? The 2014 BC Games torchlighting ceremony comes to Fort Langley June 5/14

The torch for the 2014 Seniors Games will be officially ignited in Fort Langley this week at the Bedford Channel community plaza on the Fort to Fort Trail. The community is invited to witness the ceremony at the waterfront near Kwantlen Nation’s Lelem Cafe on Thursday June 5, 2014 at 6:30 pm.
See you in Fort Langley on June 5, 2014 to rekindle the Olympic spirit from 2010.

See you in Fort Langley on June 5, 2014 to rekindle the Olympic spirit from 2010.

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