Category Archives: Community Volunteers Make a Difference

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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TORCHED AGAIN: Seniors Games event in Fort Langley

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 … Continue reading

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HISTORIC TRUST: Willoughby Hall reopens

The long awaited re-opening of the restored Willoughby Community Hall (208 St & 83 Ave) was celebrated in style with bagpipes, flag raising, ribbon cutting and speeches. See more of Saturday’s grand re-opening ceremony at: http://www.willoughbyhall.wordpress.com

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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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HISTORIC TRUST: 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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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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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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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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MAY DAY: 90th annual parade in Fort Langley on May 21

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Come early and get your parade-watching spot on Glover Road, the main street of Fort Langley. The Fort Langley May Day Parade starts at 11 am on Monday May 21, 2012. Join in and enjoy the May Day festivities after … Continue reading

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HERITAGE MATTERS: Willoughby Community Hall restoration

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Last year, Brenda and Kurt Alberts’ Heritage Matters Concert raised over $16,000 toward the restoration of the Willoughby Hall. Concert headliner, Cole Armour, was recently featured on Ellen DeGeneres. Tony and Gwen McCamley’s Athenry Development on 208 Street has commenced construction and … Continue reading

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LEST WE FORGET: Fort Langley honoured the fallen

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Photos of Fort Langley Remembrance Day Service provided courtesy of Harold Martens. Also more photos by Troy Landerville of the Langley Advance. To see Troy’s photographs of Remembrance Day at the Fort Langley Cenotaph click on the link to Langley … Continue reading

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Fort Langley Remembrance Day Service Nov 11, 2011

The Birthplace of B.C. Gallery will be closed on November 11 to respect Remembrance Day. The War Memorial is located in the Fort Langley Cemetery across the road from the Gallery. The Fort Langley Remembrance Day service starts at 10:30 … Continue reading

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Langley singer, Cole Armour, on stage for David Foster Foundation

Today (Tuesday Oct. 25) Cole Armour sings “River Deep Mountain High” on Entertainment Tonight Canada. On Friday November 18, 2011 Cole performs with a Symphony Orchestra for the David Foster Foundation “Kids Helping Kids” benefit concert at the Red Robinson … Continue reading

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FLAG POLE: Community pulls together for Remembrance Day

Work on the installation of a flag pole in the veterans’ section of the Fort Langley Cemetery commenced this morning. The project was made possible by the Fort Langley Lions working together with the municipality through the Neighbourhood Improvement Program. … Continue reading

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Fort Langley Lions rally the community ’round the flag pole

The stormy weather over the past weekend did not spoil a garden party fundraiser at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery on Sunday (Sept 25, 2011) evening. The skies cleared just in time to allow eighty supporters to come together to … Continue reading

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HERITAGE MATTERS: Gallery partners with Fort Langley Lions

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The Birthplace of B.C. Gallery has partnered with the Fort Langley Lions to help raise funds for the installation of a flag pole in the veterans’ section of the Fort Langley Cemetery. The goal is to have the flag pole … Continue reading

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NOV 11: Remembrance Day Service in Fort Langley

The Birthplace of B.C. Gallery will be closed on Thursday November 11 to respect Remembrance Day. Gallery owner, Brenda Alberts, was instrumental in reviving an annual Remembrance Day ceremony at the Fort Langley cenotaph eleven years ago. The annual service … Continue reading

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LANGLEY ADVANCE: Community honours veterans

Read the story in today’s Langley Advance by Heather Colpitts. Click on the link below:  Community honours veterans

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SHOW BIZ: Town spooked by super dog movie

Disney recently turned Fort Langley into a set for “Spooky Buddies” the 6th sequel to the “Air Bud” dog movie. This time the Buddies and their kids have a super spooky Halloween with the dastardly Howlloween Hound and Warwick the … Continue reading

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Gallery raised $16,000 for Langley’s heritage

Arts benefit Langley’s heritage In the early 1920s the Willoughby neighbourhood in Langley Township did not even have a school. Through volunteer effort, the Willoughby Community Hall was built in 1924 so that local children had a place to go … Continue reading

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THEATRE NIGHT: Heritage Matters Concert sold out!

The Heritage Matters Concert on Sunday October 17 will raise money to help the conservation of the Willoughby Community Hall. The 310-seat Chief Sepass Theatre in Fort Langley will be full for the evening concert featuring four outstanding musical acts. … Continue reading

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HERITAGE APPLE DAY: Derby Reach Regional Park

Saturday October 2, 2010 the Derby Reach / Brae Island Parks Association and Metro Vancouver are hosting HERITAGE APPLE DAY at Derby Reach Regional Park (Heritage Area on Allard Crescent) from 11 am to 2 pm.

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HERITAGE MATTERS: Concert set for October 17

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Cole and Gemma: Keeping the Pride Alive

Inspired by the spirit and national pride of the 2010 Winter Games, Langley’s Mary Martini brought together a team of exceptional talent to celebrate our national birthday. With the help of award-winning songwriters Bob Buckley and Brian Gibson a new … Continue reading

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May Day history continues thanks to many volunteers

Volunteers once again pulled together the annual May Day activities in Fort Langley for all to enjoy. This was the 88th year for the May Day Parade and for the last 36 years Fred Jackson has been the Parade Marshall. … Continue reading

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Volunteer Appreciation: Canadian Diabetes Association

The Fraser Valley Region of the Canadian Diabetes Association hosted “the Magic of our Volunteers” at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery on Tuesday evening (May 18, 2010). The volunteer recognition event had the Gallery’s current show, “the Magic of the … Continue reading

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PEOPLE MATTER: Recycling passion led to Township pilot

Her passion for recycling caused Mary Martini to approach the Township of Langley with an offer to finance on-street recycling receptacles in downtown Fort Langley. A meeting was held between Mary and Township staff where it was decided a pilot … Continue reading

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