Category Archives: The Art of Sports

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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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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THE PROVINCE: King Richard Brodeur featured today

Story by Tony Gallagher When Richard Brodeur was establishing himself as the sole reason why the Vancouver Canucks made it all the way to the Stanley Cup final in 1982, his teammates had no idea of the lifelong passion he … 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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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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RICHARD BRODEUR: It’s just like Christmas!

A painting by BC artist and Canucks’ former goalie, King Richard Brodeur scored big time at last night’s annual fundraiser for Aldergrove/Fort Langley MLA, the Hon. Rich Coleman. The evening’s theme, “It’s just like Christmas!”, recalled the B.C. Liberals’ unbelievable … Continue reading

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2013 ART ON ICE: King Richard Brodeur is back in goal!

The annual “Art on Ice” Show will be in full action starting this weekend with new paintings by hockey legend, King Richard Brodeur. Inspired by his childhood memories of backyard hockey, he couldn’t resist putting himself back in goal for … Continue reading

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HAPPY NEW YEAR: from the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery

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A very “Happy New Year” to all from Brenda and Kurt at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery. We have an exciting 2013 planned at the Gallery including “Art on Ice” featuring Richard Brodeur in March; Alan Wylie’s 75th Birthday Show … Continue reading

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ART ON ICE: Really? Who says “there’s no hockey!”

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New “Richard Brodeur’s” have just arrived at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery in Fort Langley, British Columbia. Get your hockey fix with King Richard’s paintings of his childhood hockey memories in Canada. Exclusive to the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery.

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ART OLYMPICS: Medal winners in the Great Painters Challenge

Today, Brent Heighton won the HSBC Gold Medal in the Great Painters Challenge at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery. Thirteen artists competed for the medals in scorching hot weather in Fort Langley.The Silver Medal was presented by Eric Woodward to … 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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ALLAN HANCOCK: Competing in Great Painters Challenge

BC wildlife artist Allan Hancock will be painting in the Great Painters Challenge on August 5 at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery. The three hour competition with Allan and twelve other BC artists begins at Noon. A jury of art … 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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HALL OF FAME: Richard Brodeur, Memorial Cup Champion, enshrined

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Former MasterCard Memorial Cup Champion goaltender is an accomplished artist: King Richard’s CANVAS   By Bob Duff Idling as the backup goaltender with the Verdun Maple Leafs during the 1970/71 QMJHL season, Richard Brodeur’s big break came with a trade … Continue reading

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ART ON ICE SHOW: King Richard at the Gallery

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The “Art on Ice” Show opened Sat Mar 31 and Sun Apr 1, 2012 at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery with King Richard Brodeur in attendance (Noon to 4 PM both days). See his paintings of “childhood hockey memories” as … Continue reading

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KING RICHARD: Two more for the show opening

King Richard Brodeur will be at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery today (Sat.) and tomorrow for the opening of his show “Art on Ice”, paintings of his childhood memories of hockey on frozen ponds and backyard rinks. Noon to 4 … Continue reading

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LANGLEY TIMES: Richard Brodeur – A secret passion for paint

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April 05, 2011 Richard Brodeur – A secret passion for paint by Gary Ahuja – Langley Times Painting and hockey were always two of Richard Brodeur’s passions. But while he played hockey for a living during the 1970s and 1980s, … Continue reading

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The Art of Hockey according to “King Richard”

Artist Richard Brodeur will be at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery this weekend (April 9 & 10) with his paintings of childhood memories of pond hockey. He pursued his childhood passion for hockey and turned it into a successful career … Continue reading

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PLAY-OFFS: Langley Chiefs in Second Round

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In game four with the Alberni Bulldogs last Tuesday (Mar 1) Josh Hansen scored 9:37 into overtime to send the Langley Chiefs through to the second round of the play-offs. On the forecheck, Mike Tebbutt and Kody Dhaliwal forced a … Continue reading

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Richard Brodeur shows off his paintings at Rogers Arena

Birthplace of B.C. Gallery artist and former star goalie, Richard Brodeur, was honoured last night at the Canucks vs Hawks game at Rogers Arena. Hockey fans also got to see a show of Richard’s paintings on the big screen and … 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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HERITAGE MATTERS: Brodeur in Canucks’ Ring of Honour

Gallery artist Richard Brodeur will be honoured as one of the “Ten Best” Canucks at the November 20 Game (Canucks vs Chicago). King Richard’s passion and skill at hockey shines through in his art work. His paintings often depict heartfelt … Continue reading

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CBC LIVE: Richard Brodeur and Al Colton

The CN Station in Fort Langley was the location for the supper-hour newscast this evening (5:00 – 6:30 pm, Sept 20, 2010). Two artists from the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery were featured as part of the “On the Road: Fort … Continue reading

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BC GAMES: Rowing & paddling races on Bedford Channel

Fort Langley’s Bedford Channel will be the scene of the rowing and paddling component of the 2010 BC Games this weekend. Time trials are being held this morning with the races for medals the rest of the weekend. When the … Continue reading

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GALLERY UPDATE: Gallery welcomes artist, Richard Brodeur

The Birthplace of B.C. Gallery is pleased to announce that Richard Brodeur has joined the Gallery Artists and will be displaying his paintings at the Gallery on an ongoing basis. Richard was recently featured as a guest artist for the … Continue reading

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Canucks lose in Chicago; Hawks legend scores in Langley

Last night the Black Hawks defeated the Vancouver Canucks in Chicago. At the same time one of the Hawks alumnus was scoring in Langley. The Silver Jet, Dennis Hull, was the star of an evening of support for B.C. Minister … Continue reading

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Round One Playoffs: Aldergrove Kodiaks Win!

In game five of the first round of playoffs, the Aldergrove Kodiaks finished off the Abbotsford Pilots tonight with a nail-biting overtime win. Captain Price started off the Kodiaks’ goals, followed by Keegan Bruce, then Adam Rossignol and then Travis … Continue reading

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Langley Chiefs honour Kurt Alberts with naming of award

The Langley Chiefs held their annual awards banquet for the 2009-2010 season this afternoon at the Langley Events Centre. Big winners for the day were Langley natives Colton Beck and Brad Bakken who each walked away with numerous awards. The … Continue reading

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Guess who Susan Rind ran into at Canada Place

Earlier this week, jewellery artist, Susan Rind, was happy she had her camera at the Pan Pacific Hotel when Olympic gold medalist, Alex Bilodeau happened to be there with his family. The 22-year-old from Quebec did Canada proud on Sunday … Continue reading

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Langley Events Centre hosts Giants’ win

The Vancouver Giants beat the Chilliwack Bruins on Saturday night, 4 to 2, at Prospera Place in Chilliwack. Tonight, the Bruins came to the Langley Events Centre to lose again to the Giants, 6 to 1. On Friday morning, the … Continue reading

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