Category Archives: Fort Langley Village News

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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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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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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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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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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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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LANGLEY TIMES: Birthplace of B.C. Gallery hosts Great Painters Challenge

Competition will pit 13 artists against one another in Fort Langley garden on Sunday Afternoon. By Monique Tamminga, Langley Times On your marks, get set . . . paint. Easels will be loaded with blank canvasses at high noon. At … Continue reading

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BC DAY WEEKEND: Great Painters Challenge

Celebrate the upcoming BC Day weekend in Fort Langley. On Sunday August 5 watch 12 BC artists compete for the HSBC Gold Medal at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery. Easels will be loaded with blank canvasses at high noon. At … Continue reading

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ALAN WYLIE brings heritage Hope House back to life

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In 1909 Charles Hope built a beautiful home, “Illahie”, on the parcel where the Fort Langley Fire Hall now stands. Hope followed D.W. Poppy to become the second President of the Fort Langley and District Board of Trade in 1910. … Continue reading

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HERITAGE MATTERS: Time capsule event marks Fort IGA progress

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Join the Lee Family at 2 pm on Saturday June 16, 2012 for the time capsule event to mark progress in the construction of their new grocery store. The new store at the corner of Mavis and Church will replace … Continue reading

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GREAT PAINTERS CHALLENGE: Alan Wylie going for the Gold

Alan Wylie’s show “Close to Home” begins this Sunday (June 10, 2012) at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery. Alan will also be at the Gallery competing in the Great Painters Challenge for the Gold Medal on the BC Day Weekend … Continue reading

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CLOSE TO HOME: Show by Alan Wylie

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Alan Wylie’s “Close to Home” Show opens Sunday June 10, 2012 at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery. Visit with Alan on Sunday,1 to 4 pm. Fine Art / Fine Dining at the Lampliter with Alan Wylie: Call Brenda 604 882-1191.

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HERITAGE MATTERS: Coulter Berry Building for Glover & Mavis Corner

Fort Langley may soon see the revitalization of its downtown main corner after the Jan 2011 fire that destroyed the town’s only grocery store. A new building is being proposed by Eric Woodward and will be the subject of a … 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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EXHILARATION: At the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery

Conservation is a passion, an inspiration and the subject matter of the upcoming show of Linda Muttitt’s new watercolour paintings, “Sand, Water, Stone”. Visit with Linda at the show opening on Sat. May 19 and Sun May 20 (Noon to … Continue reading

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HERITAGE MATTERS: Heritage Conservation in Fort Langley

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Recognition has been given to the extensive streetscape renovations to a major part of downtown Fort Langley by Eric Woodward. The entire block of storefronts on the west side of Glover Road received facade enhancements consistent with Langley Township’s heritage … Continue reading

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Fort Langley jelly maker on a roll with Oscar gift gig

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Fort Langley entrepreneur Jasmine Marjanovic is headed for Hollywood this February with 30 cases of her Cranberries Naturally condiments. Marjanovic landed a spot in the pre-Oscar celebrity gift room at the Avalon Hollywood the night before the awards show, a … Continue reading

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FORT CHRISTMAS: The Wishing Tree in Fort Langley

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On Thursday evening (Dec 8, 2011) the Fort Langley Community Hall was all decked out for Christmas with evidence of snow, a Wishing Tree, singing of “Silent Night” and a joyful gathering. “The Wishing Tree” a made-for-TV movie is being … Continue reading

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FORT PUB: South-facing deck to offer village view

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Construction underway at Billy Brown Road and Glover Road will add a whole new dimension to the Fort Pub. A south facing deck is being built to overlook the village and create a unique village pub experience. Interior renovations have … Continue reading

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Lee Family put shovels in the ground for new Fort IGA

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This afternoon (Nov 18, 2011) Charlie, Robert and Peter Lee each put a shovel in the ground under the supervision of their builder, Marco Paolella of Marcon Construction. The community came out in full force to cheer on the Lee Family in … Continue reading

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FORT IGA: Fort Langley to get its grocery store back

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The Lee Family are putting their shovels into the ground on Friday (Nov 18) at 2 pm to celebrate the official start of Marcon’s construction of their new Fort IGA store. The entire community will cheer the start of work on … 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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NOW SHOWING: Sculptures by Brent Barton

Brent Barton has been carving soapstone for over 15 years and still considers each piece to be an enjoyable challenge. Most of his works are inspired by nature but at times he likes to create more abstract pieces. “I can … 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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COLE ARMOUR: Langley lad on Ellen DeGeneres Show Oct 18

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Tomorrow (Tuesday Oct 18, 2011) Cole Armour performs on the Ellen DeGeneres Show (2 pm on CFTO and 4 pm on CTV). The 12-year-old singer is already a sensation here in BC having won top honours at the Kiwanis Fraser … 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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FORT LANGLEY: Arrival of the fur brigades

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Spend the weekend in Fort Langley and enjoy the BC Day festivities. At the National Historic Site join Hudson Bay Company workers, Aboriginal traders and trappers as they swap stories, play music, and show off traditional skills like carding and … Continue reading

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AL COLTON: Happy 90th Birthday!

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Tomorrow Al Colton turns 90. He plans on taking a break to celebrate his birthday, especially after completing a dozen paintings for the Rivers, Rails, Trails Show opening this weekend at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery in Fort Langley.

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VILLAGE NEWS: Fort IGA coming back soon!

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On Monday Council will decide the outcome of the Lee Family’s plans for a new IGA in Fort Langley after their store was completely destroyed by fire in January of this year. The IGA site is located within a Heritage … Continue reading

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FORT LANGLEY: Trading Christmas in July

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Filming of a Christmas movie for the Hallmark Channel brought a dump of snow on downtown Fort Langley today. The movie, “Trading Christmas”, is based upon Debbie Macomber’s book, “When Christmas Comes”, about a widow who swaps her house with … Continue reading

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TRAIL NOTES: 10th Anniversary of Fort to Fort Trail

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This year marks the tenth anniversary of the completion of the popular Fort to Fort Trail that connects two major regional parks, Brae Island and Derby Reach. The site of the first Hudson’s Bay Post established in 1827 is located … Continue reading

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May 23, 2011: May Day Parade in Fort Langley

The 89th May Day Parade and Celebrations will happen in Fort Langley on Monday May 23, 2011. To avoid road closures and pick your viewing spot, arrive well before the 11 am start of the parade on Glover Road. A … Continue reading

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