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ART ON ICE: Jones and Falck join King Richard

King Richard Brodeur’s annual “Art on Ice” show opens on Saturday March 29, 2014 also featuring Amanda Jones and Patricia Falck.

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HERITAGE MATTERS: Coulter Berry making history

While not intended, a rally at the Fort Langley Community Hall today brought back the joyful memory of the ground breaking celebration of the Coulter Berry building in August of 2013. The on-again off-again drama of the building’s construction continues … Continue reading

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HERITAGE MATTERS: Gallery helps Barbados heritage site

Black Star Liner is passionate about preserving the historic Pothouse Spring community lands in St. John’s Parish in Barbados. Almost single-handedly Black has been the volunteer custodian of the site which includes a natural spring and the remains of a … Continue reading

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HERITAGE MATTERS: Opening of arts & cultural cafe

This morning the Fort Langley community celebrated the opening of a beautiful new coffee shop on the riverfront. The LELEM’ Arts and Cultural Cafe operated by Seyem’ Qwantlen was launched with a traditional Kwantlen First Nation ceremony. The cafe, located … Continue reading

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HOT STUFF: An evening to remember by Amanda Jones

The Birthplace of B.C. Gallery is now showing the very best of Amanda Jones. Her most recent accomplishment is worth a special visit to the Gallery. Congratulations, Amanda!

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RICHARD BRODEUR: It’s just like Christmas!

A painting by BC artist and Canucks’ former goalie, King Richard Brodeur scored big time at last night’s annual fundraiser for Aldergrove/Fort Langley MLA, the Hon. Rich Coleman. The evening’s theme, “It’s just like Christmas!”, recalled the B.C. Liberals’ unbelievable … Continue reading

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AMANDA JONES: BC art for new Deloitte offices

Rainforest Boardwalk, a painting by Amanda Jones was selected by accounting firm Deloitte for their new offices at the 200th Street Interchange (Suite 600, 8621 – 201 Street). Paintings by Perry Haddock provide additional west coast art flair to the … Continue reading

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VOLUNTEERS MATTER: Thank you! to Shelly Roche

Gallery Artist, Joyce Trygg teamed up with gallery owner, Brenda Alberts, to pay tribute to an outstanding community volunteer. Shelly was honoured for her dedication and remarkable work for the Langley Animal Shelter.

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CRANBERRY FESTIVAL: Jack Turpin showed his stuff

Painter, Jack Turpjn was in Fort Langley demonstrating at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery on Cranberry Festival (Saturday October 12, 2013). Turpin was joined by fellow gallery artists, Heidi Lambert, Joyce Trygg, Susan Rind, and Mike Steward in “demos in … Continue reading

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GALLERY ANNIVERSARY: Art for Willoughby Community Hall

The Willoughby Community Hall has served the community for 89 years. The Hall is under restoration with a new foundation and will continue to serve the Willoughby community. On Saturday evening at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery the Hall’s volunteers … Continue reading

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GALLERY ANNIVERSARY: 17th celebration, a musical treat

Brenda and Kurt Alberts celebrated 17 years of operating the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery on Saturday evening (Sept 21, 2013). Music in the Garden was provided by Willie MacCalder, legendary blues pianist of Powder Blues Band fame, and Langley’s own … Continue reading

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HERITAGE MATTERS: 250 cheer start of Coulter Berry

On Tuesday evening an enthusiastic crowd welcomed the Coulter Berry building with an official ground breaking ceremony.

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BARBADOS DAY: Fundraiser helps keep heritage alive

Hip Hip Hooray! Last Saturday’s “Barbados Day” event at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery helped the Fort Langley Lions raise funds for next year’s May Day Parade. The annual parade, continuously running for over 90 years, is part of our … Continue reading

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BARBADOS DAY at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery

Fundraising Event for the Fort Langley Lions (for May Day Parade) Sponsored by Country Lane Antiques: Euphoria Chocolates; Freybe Gourmet Foods; Full Barrel Cafe; Lee’s Market; Krause Farms; Wagner Hills; Eric Woodward; and Birthplace of B.C. Gallery.

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ART DEMOS 2013: Birthplace of B.C. Gallery

The artists of the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery give a “big thank you” to everyone that came out yesterday and today for the 13th annual “Demos in the Garden”. HERITAGE MATTERS: Next weekend at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery: “Barbados … Continue reading

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ON NOW: Art and Culture in August

Celebrate the BC Day weekend in Fort Langley. Artists will be in the gardens of the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery for the annual “Demos in the Garden” from 11 am to 4 pm on Sunday and Monday (August 4 and … Continue reading

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AUGUST 4 AND 5: Annual Demos in the Garden

Celebrate the BC Day Weekend in Fort Langley. The Gallery Artists of the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery will be demonstrating in the gallery gardens on Sunday August 4 and Monday August 5, 2013 from 11 am to 4 pm each … Continue reading

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GALLERY GALS: Give big boost to Relay for Life

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Congratulations to the GALLERY GALS. You are awesome!

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ALAN WYLIE: 75th and final solo show

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Alan Wylie’s 75th solo show marks a career highlight and coincides with his 75th birthday. The show opens on Sunday June 16, 2013 (Noon to 4 pm) at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery in Fort Langley. Wylie has pulled out … Continue reading

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MAY DAY! MAY DAY!: 91st Parade on Monday

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Read all about it at maydayfortlangley.com.

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JACK TURPIN: Paints the town!

Jack Turpin is painting the town in Fort Langley at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery. From Country Lane Antiques to the CN Station and back to Coulter Berry and Frontier Hardware.

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PURR-FECTION: Cat sculpture endorsed by experts

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Birthplace of B.C. Gallery artist, Margo Harrison, makes sure that all her sculptures of cats are as life-like as possible. Her recent completion of a commissioned work, Theo, is shown here getting a close inspection by Cleo and Chloe. According … Continue reading

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SHOW ALERT: New horizons set by Amanda Jones

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Wait ’til you see what three of the artists are up to next at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery! Absolutely stunning new work by Jack Turpin, Perry Haddock and Amanda Jones. Collectors call Brenda now for information about the special … Continue reading

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2013 ART ON ICE: King Richard Brodeur is back in goal!

The annual “Art on Ice” Show will be in full action starting this weekend with new paintings by hockey legend, King Richard Brodeur. Inspired by his childhood memories of backyard hockey, he couldn’t resist putting himself back in goal for … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Dianna Ponting! The BC Wildlife Federation has chosen Dianna Ponting as their 2013 Artist of the Year for her painting of a trio of raccoons, “Masked Musketeers”. The “Artist of the Year” program was established by the BCWF … Continue reading

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BIRTHPLACE OF BC: Connecting with Barbados

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During their recent visit to Barbados, Brenda and Kurt Alberts of the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery were invited to a reception at the residence of Prime Minister Freundel Stuart. The Alberts, together with other longstanding visitors to the Caribbean island, … Continue reading

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GALLERY RE-OPENS ON JANUARY 27 WITH NEW PAINTINGS

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After a month of renewal and renovation, the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery reopens with new paintings by our gallery artists this Sunday January 27, 2013. Visit the Gallery and rejuvenate your artistic appreciation.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR: from the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery

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A very “Happy New Year” to all from Brenda and Kurt at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery. We have an exciting 2013 planned at the Gallery including “Art on Ice” featuring Richard Brodeur in March; Alan Wylie’s 75th Birthday Show … Continue reading

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BIRTHPLACE OF B.C. GALLERY: Merry Christmas

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VILLAGE NEWS: Grand opening of Lee’s Market

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Fort Langley’s village core was reinvigorated with the return of the Lee Family’s grocery store. The new store, Lee’s Market, opened at 9 am on Sunday December 9, 2012, almost two years after fire destroyed their Fort IGA. Lee’s Market … Continue reading

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LANGLEY ADVANCE: Butter tart tradition into third generation

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By Roxanne Hooper. Brenda Alberts as a youngster, had her picture taken sitting on the bumper of her Grandma Vincent’s car. She now shares her grandmother’s butter tart recipe with all. Brenda Alberts, owner of Birthplace of B.C. Gallery in … Continue reading

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NEW WORKS: Gallery artists deliver new paintings

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New works by gallery artists have arrived at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery. Visit Fort Langley and stop by the Gallery for a look at all the new paintings by your favourite artists. Come away with ideas for that someone … Continue reading

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MASTER WATERCOLOURS: Linda Muttitt, international artist

Linda Muttitt is featured in the current issue of “International Artist” magazine as finalist in the Seascapes, Rivers & Lakes competition with her painting ‘Protected Shoreline’, shown and sold at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery.

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COLE ARMOUR: sings for Christmas Bureau fundraiser

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“Thank-You for Caring” – A Christmas Tea – hosted by Debbie Froese and Charlene Fassbender – helped support the Langley Christmas Bureau on November 18, 2012. Music was performed by the Langley Community Music School and special guest, Cole Armour. … Continue reading

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ART ON ICE: Really? Who says “there’s no hockey!”

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New “Richard Brodeur’s” have just arrived at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery in Fort Langley, British Columbia. Get your hockey fix with King Richard’s paintings of his childhood hockey memories in Canada. Exclusive to the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery.

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HERITAGE MATTERS: The Barbados connection

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The Honorary Consuls for Barbados and Jamaica visited Fort Langley’s Cranberry Festival last Saturday. Marilyn Moseley is the Honorary Consul for Barbados. Fort Langley is known as the Birthplace of British Columbia because it was here that Governor James Douglas … Continue reading

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WAGNER HILLS: Donation by Freybe from gallery event

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The Birthplace of B.C. Gallery’s Great Painters Challenge on August 5th raised some money for a worthy cause. The “by-donation” BBQ courtesy of Freybe Gourmet Foods raised over $450 at the event. The donation was presented to Wagner Hills Farm … Continue reading

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PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD: Brent Heighton painting wins again

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After being awarded the HSBC Gold Medal on Sunday in the Great Painters Challenge, Brent Heighton’s painting also was the People’s Choice in balloting held Sunday and Monday. In addition to the $1,000 awarded with the Gold Medal, his win … Continue reading

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ART OLYMPICS: Medal winners in the Great Painters Challenge

Today, Brent Heighton won the HSBC Gold Medal in the Great Painters Challenge at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery. Thirteen artists competed for the medals in scorching hot weather in Fort Langley.The Silver Medal was presented by Eric Woodward to … Continue reading

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LANGLEY ADVANCE: Gallery gardens backdrop to competition

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Thirteen artists have three hours to create medal worthy paintings. By Roxanne Hooper, Langley Advance A thousand dollars is up for grabs to the artist who can create the best painting in three short hours. For the second time, Birthplace … Continue reading

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