Category Archives: Heritage Matters

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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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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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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ART ON ICE: Jones and Falck join King Richard

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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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AUGUST 5: Hard Times Blue Grass Band

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The Great Painters Challenge at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery on August 5 wraps up at 3 pm with performance by Hard Times Blue Grass Band. At 4 pm the winners of the Great Painters Challenge will be announced. Birthplace … 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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LANGLEY ADVANCE: ‘Dean of Art’ passes, leaves artistic legacy

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Al Colton, one of Langley’s best-known artists has rolled up his canvass and put away his brushes for the last time. By Roxanne Hooper, Langley Advance June 13, 2012 An icon in the arts world passed away in Langley last … 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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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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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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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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AL COLTON: New paintings sell quickly

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Today, three new paintings by Al Colton, who celebrates his 90th birthday in two weeks, sold before they could be put into frames. The Dean of Art has been busy painting for his upcoming show “Heritage Really Matters” in September. … Continue reading

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY: Fort to Fort Trail

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Fort to Fort Trail completion and the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery artists are celebrating the trail’s popularity and historical significance. The waterfront trail connects the site of the Hudson’s Bay Company’s first … Continue reading

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HERITAGE MATTERS: Lyle Longstaff paints Houston House

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The history that can be found along the Fort to Fort Trail has inspired Lyle Longstaff in his recent paintings. One shows the Houston House which is located across Allard Crescent from the cairn that marks the location of the … Continue reading

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PEOPLE MATTER: Mr. Colton’s students remember

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Marlene Grant (bottom row, 3rd from left) and Audrey Chwaklinski (bottom, 4th from left) together with Gerry King and Patsy Lee paid a visit to the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery today to see paintings by their former art teacher, Mr. … Continue reading

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HERITAGE MATTERS: Hassall House put on canvas

Metro Vancouver’s Glen Valley Park includes a designated heritage site, the circa 1917 Hassall Residence. The house was restored by Metro with help from the Langley Heritage Society and now serves as the park caretaker’s residence. Born in Birmingham in … Continue reading

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More public amenities for Fort Langley’s waterfront

Parklane Homes has finally been given the green light to complete the last 3 building sites in their award-winning Bedford Landing neighbourhood. The other 205 building sites, already occupied or under construction, include 183 single family homes, 21 row home … 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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NOW SHOWING: Heritage Matters by the Dean of Art

Al Colton’s Show “Heritage Matters” is on in the Pine Room of the Gallery for the month of October. The Dean of Art is currently working on a painting of the Willoughby Community Hall which is one of the oldest … 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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SHOW OPENING: Al Colton’s Heritage Matters

Brenda and Kurt Alberts’ Birthplace of B.C. Gallery proudly presents “Heritage Matters” by Al Colton Show Opens September 25, 2010 Birthplace of B.C. Gallery 9054 Glover Road     Historic Fort Langley Open Daily 11 am to 5 pm Click Here for … Continue reading

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HERITAGE MATTERS: St Andrew’s 125 Celebration

Next weekend, St Andrew’s United Church in Fort Langley will celebrate 125 years of service. Weekend celebrations (Sept 24 – 26, 2010) include musical memories, anniversary tea, open house and a pioneer worship service. Yesterday, church volunteers installed a new … Continue reading

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HERITAGE MATTERS: CBC interviews artist, Al Colton

This afternoon, Al Colton allowed the news media a rare interview at his studio. Mark Forseyth (B.C. Almanac, CBC Radio) interviewed the Dean of Art in his home studio in preparation for the CBC TV supper-hour newscast (Gloria Macarenko and … Continue reading

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HERITAGE MATTERS: Concert set for October 17

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BEDFORD LANDING: Residents proclaimed Fort Langleyites

Tonight the residents of Bedford Landing were officially welcomed to the community of Fort Langley. The “welcome party” was held at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery and a ghost from the past brought a message from Queen Victoria. James Murray … Continue reading

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GALLERY WINDOW: Work of Art by Margo Harrison

The window in the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery’s west-facing wall has new eyes. The wall was built with Squamish rock and now its window has become a work of art relevant to our province’s history. The artist responsible is Margo … Continue reading

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