Category Archives: Heritage Matters

BC Day Weekend: Artists’ Demos in the Garden at BC Gallery

Fort Langley, the Birthplace of BC, will be celebrating the BC Day weekend with historic charm and artistic flair. From 11 am to 4 pm on Aug 1 (Sunday) and Aug 2 (Monday), the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery artists will … Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY: The Dean of Art turns 89 today

Al Colton says he is going to take a little time off from painting today and celebrate his birthday with wife, Esther. The Dean of Art has been very busy lately painting the town. His upcoming show, “Heritge Matters”, at … Continue reading

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FORT TO FORT: Trail gets finishing touch over Glover

The acquisition of the waterfront property of the Bedford House (Jacob Haldi House)Restaurant by the municipality completed the vision of full public access to the Bedford Channel. All of the waterfront (more than 190 acres) is now in public ownership … Continue reading

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HERITAGE MATTERS: Cat Maple Secret Revealed by Marr

In the early days of Dr. Benjamin Marr’s medical practice, his family took in a little sick girl, Marie, from Aldergrove. During Marie’s stay at the Marr house, she grew attached to a cat. One day she went to the … Continue reading

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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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HERITAGE MATTERS: Bloomin’ Horse Chestnuts exposed

Bill Marr was only four or five years old when his dad, Dr. Benjamin Marr, planted the Horse Chestnut trees along the Glover Road frontage of their property in Fort Langley. The Birthplace of B.C. Gallery now occupies the site … Continue reading

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HERITAGE MATTERS: McDonald Cedar Mill Memories

The alumni of the McDonald Cedar Mill in Fort Langley were out in full force today (May 19, 2010) for the ribbon cutting of a section of the Fort-to-Fort Trail that includes artifacts from the mill. Parklane Homes recently received … Continue reading

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HERITAGE MATTERS: Community Hall drive sustainable

The asphalt driveway serving the Fort Langley Community Hall has been replaced with a product that is the way of the future. Pervious concrete is a new pavement system which allows water to drain directly through it into the ground. … Continue reading

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HERITAGE MATTERS: Awards presented by Heritage Society

Three private-property owners have been recognized for heritage conservation, in a new award program established by the Langley Heritage Society. St. Andrew’s United Church was recognized for the preservation of a heritage building. Matt and Jan Choquette’s Beatniks Bistro was … Continue reading

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HERITAGE MATTERS: Read all about it! Read all about it!

Pick up your copy of the Spring 2010 edition of THE FORT at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery and other stops in the village. THE FORT is produced by Fort Langley’s Mark Forsythe. You might also know Mark from CBC … Continue reading

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HERITAGE MATTERS: Historical spirit captured on film

Independent Canadian film Director/Producer, Michel Gravel has captured on the film the spirit of one of BC’s most historical significant locations – Fort Langley, the Birthplace of British Columbia. Shot on location at Fort Langley National Historic Site, the 15 … Continue reading

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HERITAGE MATTERS: New streets named with heritage merit

The streets may be new but the names belong to notable individuals and families that are part of the history of Fort Langley and area. The new waterfront neighbourhood in Fort Langley known as Bedford Landing has incorporated many heritage … Continue reading

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Cole Armour, talent showdown winner, sings for heritage

In 2008 and 2009 Cole Armour performed at the Merritt Mountain Music Festival and brought the audience to their feet. So began a journey into the world of music for an extraordinary young man. Cole was only nine years old … Continue reading

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