SLIDESHOW: Country stars perform at Basics for Babies event in Langley

Live performances by Raquel Cole, Dan Davidson, Madeline Merlo, Aaron Pritchett and Washboard Union



Langley Events Centre (LEC) was the scene of JR’s Holiday Fun Day as part of the “Basics for Babies” campaign today.

The event gathered donations of baby food, diapers and other products for the Sources Langley and Surrey food banks.

It featured live performances by Raquel Cole, Dan Davidson, Madeline Merlo, Aaron Pritchett and Washboard Union.

Santa was there, along with bouncy castles, kids crafts, face painting and a silent auction.

Despite the snow warning, the parking lot at the LEC appeared at least half-full.

Basics for Babies was created in 1994 when 93.7 JRfm recognized a chronic shortage of baby supplies at Lower Mainland Food Banks.

So far, the campaign has raised over $2 million and hundreds of thousands of pounds of diapers, baby food, formula, pabulum and other items.

Just Posted

Langley Mounties nab suspected purse snatchers in Remembrance Day robbery

A man and woman are behind bars thanks to reports of a suspicious vehicle in Brookswood on Nov. 11.

Giants back on home ice in Langley Saturday to take on Rockets

After a loss in Kamloops Friday, the Langley-based hockey team is hoping to redeem itself Saturday.

Decision to opt out of Operation Red Nose made last spring, says Langley Gymnastics

ORN drivers in neighbouring communities will fill Langley/Surrey gaps as best they can

Coping with grief during the holidays

Langley Hospice Society will host two free workshops on Tuesday, Nov. 21

100,000 bulbs shine bright for Lights of Hope

St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver launched its annual campaign to raise funds for equipment, research

‘I will now live in consistent fear’: Allan Schoenborn granted escorted leaves

The Merritt man was deemed not criminally responsible in the killing of his three children in 2008

Hammy the deer dodges conservation officers in Prince Rupert

The famous Prince Rupert hammock deer maintains his purple threads

‘No shirt, no service, no Canada’

Shirtless Tacoma man arrested after Canadian border officials say they found meth in rental vehicle

Nasty note on B.C. windshield sparks online outrage

Vernon’s Bailey McDonald is using a painful experience to start conversation about invisible illness

Federal funding to combat guns, gangs and opioid crisis

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said illicit drugs are often main cause of guns, gangs violence

Riverview youth mental health centre proceeds

Replacement for Maples Treatment Centre first announced in March

Dead boy’s father posts Facebook response after Appeal Court upholds conviction

David, Collet Stephan were found guilty in their son Ezekiel’s 2012 death from bacterial meningitis

Trudeau mania, Scheer enthusiasm in B.C. this week

Prime minister, Conservative leader drop in on Surrey, White Rock

Most Read