Category Archives: Fort Langley Village News

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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VILLAGE ART LIVE: Demos in the Garden

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

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. … Continue reading

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WEST COAST HOMES: Historic inspiration

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. … Continue reading

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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 … 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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HOT OFF THE PRESS: Fort Langley Villager

Pick up a copy of the Fort Langley Villager at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery, Euphoria Chocolates or other Fort Langley shops.

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MAY DAY PARADE: Monday May 19 in Fort Langley

The 92nd annual May Day Parade in Fort Langley starts at 11 am, but come early to get parked and enjoy the Lions Pancake Breakfast (Lions Hall at 88th & Glover). After the parade go to the Community Park (vendors, … Continue reading

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NATURE’S PALETTE: by Haddock, Jones and Turpin

Nature’s Palette by Perry Haddock, Amanda Jones and Jack Turpin will be exhibited at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery from May 3 through to May 31, 2014. Artists will be in attendance for the show opening, Saturday May 3 and … Continue reading

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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: 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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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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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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