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Community mourns death of gallery owner, Brenda Alberts

BRENDA CHRISTINE ALBERTS, 1950-2016 The community of Langley has lost one of its driving forces, and a family has lost their loving wife and mother. Brenda Alberts, 66, passed away July 25, 2016. Born Brenda Christine Blueman in 1950 in … Continue reading

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PLEIN AIR: Top award to LARRY TILLYER

Larry Tillyer’s acrylic painting, Gibson Harbour, was awarded First Place in the recent Federation of Canadian Artist’s 2016 Plein Air Exhibition. See Larry Tillyer’s paintings at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery in Fort Langley. Congratulations, Larry!

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MAY DAY ALERT: 94th annual parade in Fort Langley

Fort Langley’s May Day parade starts at 11 am on Monday May 23, 2016 (Victoria Day). The route for the 94th May Day parade runs along Glover Road from Mavis Ave to 88th Ave, then heads along 88th to Trattle … Continue reading

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BLOOM MARKET: BC Gallery artists at work

Birthplace of B.C. gallery artists are participating in Fort Langley’s Bloom Market today and tomorrow (May 7 and 8) Open both days 10 am to 5 pm. Artists Margo Harrison, Susan Rind and King Richard Brodeur will be at the … Continue reading

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ART OF SPORT: King Richard’s hockey memories

Show opening this weekend (Sat and Sun April 23 and 24 at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery (11 to 4 pm both days). Show continues until Sunday May 15, 2016 (open every day 11 to 5).

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LOCAL HIRO: Republica Coffee wins BC trade award

It has always been Hiro Tsujimoto and Ricardo Masana’s philosophy that “sometimes the right way is not the easiest way.” For the business partners, and brothers-in-law, the “right way” means trekking through jungles with armed government escorts to find coffee … Continue reading

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PATRICIA FALCK: Artist in residence at gallery

Starting December 29 and through January 2016 Patricia Falck will be the “artist in residence” at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery, open 11 am to 4 pm daily. Gallery Closed for Christmas until Dec 29. Gallery Closed New Year’s Day … Continue reading

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NEW WORKS: Christmas shopping at B.C. Gallery

Just arrived! New paintings by Allan Hancock, Amanda Jones, Brent Heighton, Heidi Lambert, Jack Turpin, Janice Robertson, Larry Tillyer, Patricia Falck and Richard Brodeur. New jewelry creations by Susan Rind. Gift Certificates make a great Christmas gift. Gallery open every … Continue reading

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TOP CLOWN: Gordon White is “The King” in Kooza

Fort Langley resident Gordon White plays “The King” in the touring production of Cirque du Soleil’s KOOZA now showing in Vancouver until December 27. After touring with Cirque’s VAREKAI for the past six years, Gordon is happy to be performing … Continue reading

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SHOW OPENING: A fresh start for Patricia Falck

A show of paintings by Patricia Falck, “A Fresh Start”, opens this weekend (Sept 26 and 27) at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery. The show will continue until October 18, 2015. Call the gallery 604 882-1191 about Patricia’s special preview … Continue reading

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BARBADOS DAY: Thank you to all the volunteers!

The raising of the Barbados Flag at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery last Saturday, also raised $3,200 for the Canadian Museum of Flight. The annual Barbados Day fundraiser put on by the Gallery and the Red Stone Alley Band took … Continue reading

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BARBADOS DAY: The Sopwith has landed!

The Sopwith Camel made a terrific landing in the garden of the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery today. The WW1 bi-plane will be on display for the annual Barbados Day celebration tomorrow (Sat Aug 15 – Noon to 4 pm). Come … Continue reading

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BARBADOS DAY: Saturday August 15 Noon to 4 pm

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HAPPY BC DAY: An art experience in Fort Langley

Thank you to all who participated in our annual “Demos in the Garden” at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery! An awesome show of outstanding BC artistic skill and creativity.

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BC DAY WEEKEND: Annual Demos in the Garden

Visit Fort Langley on the BC Day weekend and stop by the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery to see 20 artists demonstrating in the gallery gardens on Sunday August 2 and Monday August 3 from 11 am to 4 pm.

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HISTORIC TRUST: Canadian Museum of Flight

Langley museum will build and fly replica of 100-year-old fighter by  Dan Ferguson – Langley Times The Canadian Museum of Flight in Langley has agreed to provide a replica of a century-old Sopwith Pup biplane for the 100th anniversary of … Continue reading

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CANADA DAY: Celebrating our multi-culturalism

Kenrick Headley and his students will perform at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery on Wednesday July 1 Canada Day 2015 from 1 to 3 PM. Kenrick Headley pannist, arranger, composer started playing the steelpan at the tender age of five. … Continue reading

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PEOPLE MATTER: Aviation Hall of Fame honours George Miller

Last evening (Thursday, June 4, 2015) George Miller was inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame at a gala dinner and ceremony held in Toronto. George Edward Miller, O.M.M., CD, has combined several careers in Canada’s aviation world and his … Continue reading

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NOW SHOWING: Paintings by Larry Tillyer

The Birthplace of B.C. Gallery is now showing the great work of Larry Tillyer. A native British Columbian, born in Victoria, Larry grew up in Vancouver. After a successful career in music, playing with the likes of Bill Haley & … Continue reading

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HERITAGE MATTERS: Fort Langley beautification commences

Today the start of a major beautification to the “main street” of Fort Langley was launched. The village core will soon be rid of the blight of overhead wires and utility paraphernalia. Mayor Jack Froese and Councillors Charlie Fox and … Continue reading

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ALLAN HANCOCK: Celebrated by Wildlife Habitat Canada

A painting by Birthplace of B.C. Gallery artist, W. Allan Hancock, titled “Blossoming – Mourning Doves,” has been unveiled as the image of the 2015 Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp and Print. The Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp and Print … Continue reading

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SHOW OPENING TODAY: Hockey Time in Gallery

A show of new works, Hockey Night in Gallery, by Richard Brodeur (aka King Richard, the former star goalie with the Vancouver Canucks) opens today at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery. Richard will be at the gallery today and Sunday, … Continue reading

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WILD MOON: New jewelry line by Susan Rind

On Saturday March 28 Susan Rind will be at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery to launch her “Wild Moon” jewelry creations. This weekend (Mar 28 & 29) is also the opening of “Hockey Night in Gallery”, a show of new … Continue reading

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SHOW OPENING: Paintings by King Richard

Hockey Night in Gallery, a show of new paintings by King Richard Brodeur (formerly one of the Canucks’ finest as number 35). The show runs from March 28 to April 30 at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery in Fort Langley. … Continue reading

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JACK TURPIN: Signature Status of Excellence

The Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) was founded in 1941 by a group of Canadian artists, including the Group of Seven luminary, Lawren Harris. The FCA is dedicated to raising artistic standards by stimulating members to greater heights of knowledge … Continue reading

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NEW WORKS: Stanley Park Seawall by Amanda Jones

The vision for the seawall in Stanley Park was conceived 100 years ago and took over 60 years to construct. Today the 8.8 km seawall around the Park is the most popular recreation spot in the City of Vancouver. The … Continue reading

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HISTORIC TRUST: Aviation history to stay in Langley

Flight Museum plans for new site A new Museum could be built adjacent to the Langley Airport The Canadian Museum of Flight is hoping a new site will allow it to display more of its collection of vintage and restored … Continue reading

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GALLERY SPIRIT: Christmas at the B.C. Gallery

Best Wishes, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Good Health to all in the New Year.

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COMFORT GIFTS: Holiday shopping at the Gallery

This Christmas give the gift of art from the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery. Choose something unique, original and hand crafted: jewelry by Susan Rind; pottery by Daphne Scaman and Beverly Lawrence; comfort cats by Margo Harrison; or a painting or … Continue reading

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PEOPLE MATTER: Doris Blair, a community leader

Doris Jean Blair. May 1, 1919 – November 6, 2014. Doris Blair passed away peacefully at 95 years of age. She was predeceased by her beloved husband and former Langley Township Mayor W.C. (Bill) Blair (1985). She lived on Lulu … Continue reading

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CONSERVATION MATTERS: See wildlife works by W. Allan Hancock

W. Allan Hancock’s new wildlife paintings are now showing at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery. The Pacific Salmon Foundation chose Allan’s painting “Rapid Approach – Chum Salmon & Grizzly,” for the 2014 Salmon Conservation Stamp! The stamp is featured on … Continue reading

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Election 2014: Campaign Trail runs through village

Today the Studio Room at the Gallery served as the meet and greet centre for one of the hopefuls in this year’s upcoming municipal election. Blair Whitmarsh (blairwhitmarsh.com) spent the afternoon meeting and discussing municipal issues with residents in Fort … Continue reading

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THE PROVINCE: King Richard Brodeur featured today

Story by Tony Gallagher When Richard Brodeur was establishing himself as the sole reason why the Vancouver Canucks made it all the way to the Stanley Cup final in 1982, his teammates had no idea of the lifelong passion he … Continue reading

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LANGLEY ADVANCE: Caribbean flavour resonates through village

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 … Continue reading

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FORT LANGLEY: Celebrates Barbados Day

This gallery contains 16 photos.

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

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 … Continue reading

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BARBADOS DAY: Sat. August 16 at the gallery

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

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 … Continue reading

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BC DAY WEEKEND: 20 artists in the garden

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 … Continue reading

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VILLAGE VIBE: BC Artists Demos in Garden

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 … Continue reading

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