For more than 40 years guitarist-singer Bill Henderson has led the best-selling rock band Chilliwack. Chilliwack performs at the Aldergrove Fair Days on Saturday

Garden Party, Classic Rock at Aldergrove Fair in July

Chilliwack performs at the Aldergrove Fair Days on Saturday, July 16, along with Eruption, a Van Halen tribute band.

Aldergrove is one of the oldest communities in the Fraser Valley, established by the pioneering Jackman and Shortreed families more than a century ago. Named after the numerous alder trees that grow here, Aldergrove straddles the border of Langley Township and Abbotsford City.

Family homes and condos are always in high demand in Aldergrove due to the affordable prices and the wide range of pre-owned and newly built residences in the suburban and rural areas of Aldergrove.

It is a preferred area for families, with four elementary schools, a middle school and high school, and many amenities and activities offered by both government and private businesses.

There are a number of private studios teaching everything from dance to martial arts, and there are pre-schools and day cares to choose from too. There are many retailers here, offering everything from groceries to apparel to automotive services, and there are transit links with buses connecting Aldergrove to Abbotsford and Langley, and beyond.

Aldergrove Community Arena is home to the strong Aldergrove Minor Hockey Association, Aldergrove Skating Club and the Aldergrove Kodiaks Junior B Hockey team, as well as Valley Ball Hockey in the summer months.

Aldergrove Community Outdoor Pool is located at Philip Jackman Park, alongside soccer and baseball fields, all of which are very popular during the summer months.

Both the ice arena and swimming pool will be replaced in May of 2018 with a new Aldergrove Recreation Centre at 27032 Fraser Highway. Construction work on this $26 million Langley Township project is currently underway, and along with a covered outdoor pool, it will feature a two-level 550-seat arena, fitness centre, indoor walking track, and multipurpose rooms. The outdoor water park will include waterslides, tidal pool, current channel, a children’s’ aqua structure, playground, and picnic area.

Aldergrove Athletic Park is literally the envy of the Fraser Valley, providing year-round access to sports fields for both Aldergrove Youth and United Adult Soccer clubs, Aldergrove Minor Baseball, as well as a bike track and skateboarding amenities, and Community Garden plots.

The Kinsmen Community Centre and Aldergrove Library are located on 29 Avenue, next to the high school and athletic park.

Aldergrove is also home to the Greater Vancouver Zoological Centre, Aldergrove Regional Park, West Creek Wetlands and trails such as the South Langley Regional Trail which links Aldergrove and Campbell Valley regional parks.

Aldergrove Fair Days, now in its 104th year, celebrates community and agriculture on the third weekend in July. The fair in the parklands next to the high school hosts a car show and shine, crafts, a chili cook off, amusement rides and attractions, main stage performers, vendors and much more.

In addition, the Fair Days Society and Aldergrove Elks co-host a children’s Christmas Party and Parade, which attracts hundreds of happy families to the downtown core.

With about 15,000 residents on both sides of the Langley-Abbotsford border, Aldergrove is a great community in which to live, have fun and do business.