Category Archives: Historic Trust

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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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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JACK TURPIN: Signature Status of Excellence

The Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) was founded in 1941 by a group of Canadian artists, including the Group of Seven luminary, Lawren Harris. The FCA is dedicated to raising artistic standards by stimulating members to greater heights of knowledge … 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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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

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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: 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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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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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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HISTORIC TRUST: Willoughby Hall restored

Al Colton painted the Willoughby Hall for a community fundraiser organized by the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery (Historic Trust). The 2010 Concert at Chief Sepass Theatre, in memory of Shirley and Roy Baker, raised funds to help with the restoration … 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 ANNIVERSARY: Art for Willoughby Community Hall

The Willoughby Community Hall has served the community for 89 years. The Hall is under restoration with a new foundation and will continue to serve the Willoughby community. On Saturday evening at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery the Hall’s volunteers … 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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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HISTORIC TRUST: Willoughby Hall fundraiser a success

At Sunday evening’s Heritage Matters Concert, auctioneer Jim Marsh (Canam Auctions) magically extracted $7,000 from the audience during a brief live auction just before the intermission. The popular concert in aid of the conservation of the Willoughby Community Hall sold … Continue reading

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