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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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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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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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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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MAY DAY! MAY DAY!: 91st Parade on Monday

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Read all about it at maydayfortlangley.com.

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PURR-FECTION: Cat sculpture endorsed by experts

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Birthplace of B.C. Gallery artist, Margo Harrison, makes sure that all her sculptures of cats are as life-like as possible. Her recent completion of a commissioned work, Theo, is shown here getting a close inspection by Cleo and Chloe. According … Continue reading

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SHOW ALERT: New horizons set by Amanda Jones

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Wait ’til you see what three of the artists are up to next at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery! Absolutely stunning new work by Jack Turpin, Perry Haddock and Amanda Jones. Collectors call Brenda now for information about the special … Continue reading

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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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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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BIRTHPLACE OF B.C. GALLERY: Merry Christmas

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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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NEW WORKS: Gallery artists deliver new paintings

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New works by gallery artists have arrived at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery. Visit Fort Langley and stop by the Gallery for a look at all the new paintings by your favourite artists. Come away with ideas for that someone … Continue reading

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COLE ARMOUR: sings for Christmas Bureau fundraiser

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“Thank-You for Caring” – A Christmas Tea – hosted by Debbie Froese and Charlene Fassbender – helped support the Langley Christmas Bureau on November 18, 2012. Music was performed by the Langley Community Music School and special guest, Cole Armour. … 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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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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PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD: Brent Heighton painting wins again

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After being awarded the HSBC Gold Medal on Sunday in the Great Painters Challenge, Brent Heighton’s painting also was the People’s Choice in balloting held Sunday and Monday. In addition to the $1,000 awarded with the Gold Medal, his win … 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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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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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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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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LANGLEY TIMES: Farewell to the Dean of Art

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Langley’s ‘Dean of Art’ has died. By Brenda Anderson Langley Times June 11, 2012 Well-known local artist Al Colton passed away in his sleep on Thursday, June 7 at Langley Memorial Hospital. The 90-year-old painter, whose images have hung everywhere … 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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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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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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ART ON ICE: King Richard paints his hockey memories

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Upcoming Show with Richard Brodeur. Visit with King Richard at the Show Opening on Saturday March 31 and April 1, 2012 at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery in Fort Langley from Noon to 4 PM. Richard Brodeur is a former … 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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HAPPY HOLIDAYS! See you in 2012

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Best of the Season and many thanks to Al Colton and all the gallery artists for sharing their artist talent. And our gratitude to all who have appreciated their works of art. Hope to see you in 2012. Gallery renovations … 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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AN ORIGINAL CHRISTMAS: New paintings by Gallery artists

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This Christmas, give the gift of original art and support our BC artists.

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Merry Christmas from the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery

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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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NEW WORKS: Gallery artists stuff the stockings

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The artists at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery are showing new works. This Christmas give the gift of original art by some of British Columbia’s best artists.

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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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Langley Township voters choose a new Mayor

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The civic election today produced a new mayor for the Township of Langley. Jack Froese was selected by Township voters to lead the municipal council for the next three years. Congratulations to Jack and the members of Council that won re-election, … Continue reading

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