Langley Times Staff

League-leading Fraser Valley Bandits snuck away with a 94-92 win over the Newfoundland Growlers on home court to extend their winning streak to five games on Sunday, June 26 at Langley Events Centre. (CEBL/Special to Langley Advance Times)
League-leading Fraser Valley Bandits snuck away with a 94-92 win over the Newfoundland Growlers on home court to extend their winning streak to five games on Sunday, June 26 at Langley Events Centre. (CEBL/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Despite a long road to recovery, Matt Abbott is back and he has been picked as captain for the Langley Junior Thunder. (Ryan Molag, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Athleticism and tenacity winning attributes for Langley Thunder defender

Mission resident fights back after three surgeries and lengthy recovery to be named captain

Despite a long road to recovery, Matt Abbott is back and he has been picked as captain for the Langley Junior Thunder. (Ryan Molag, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Dozens of colourful umbrellas, hanging upside down in McBurney Plaza, served as a unique aerial art display last summer. Now, a new display is being installed this week. (CK Wright Photography/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Aerial display unveiling: Look to the skies in downtown Langley

City and business association install new overhead artistic exhibit in McBurney Plaza this week

Dozens of colourful umbrellas, hanging upside down in McBurney Plaza, served as a unique aerial art display last summer. Now, a new display is being installed this week. (CK Wright Photography/Special to Langley Advance Times)
James Karnik, who hails from Surrey, makes his pro debut tonight with the Fraser Valley Bandits, after playing for the Boston College Eagles and Lehigh University. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Bandits sign Surrey native ahead of home game tonight

College star James Karnik makes pro debut for Fraser Valley basketball team at Langley Events Centre

James Karnik, who hails from Surrey, makes his pro debut tonight with the Fraser Valley Bandits, after playing for the Boston College Eagles and Lehigh University. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A 2003-born forward/captain Zack Ostapchuk has been invited to attend Canada’s National Junior Team Summer Camp which runs from July 23 to 27. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Two young Giants player off to Calgary for Canada summer camp

A 2003-born forward/captain and 2005-born defenceman

A 2003-born forward/captain Zack Ostapchuk has been invited to attend Canada’s National Junior Team Summer Camp which runs from July 23 to 27. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Fraser Valley Bandits won their third in a row, a close 90-85 road trip win over the Guelph Nighthawks on Tuesday night, June 21. (CEBL/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Fraser Valley Bandits won their third in a row, a close 90-85 road trip win over the Guelph Nighthawks on Tuesday night, June 21. (CEBL/Special to Langley Advance Times)
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Federal government inaction scuttled a proposed affordable housing project in the Township, according to Langley – Aldergrove M.P. Tako van Popta. (file)
Federal government inaction scuttled a proposed affordable housing project in the Township, according to Langley – Aldergrove M.P. Tako van Popta. (file)
The Fraser Valley Bandits picked up a narrow 92-89 victory over the Scarborough Shooting Stars in a hard fought game at Langley Events Centre on Saturday, June 18. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Fraser Valley Bandits picked up a narrow 92-89 victory over the Scarborough Shooting Stars in a hard fought game at Langley Events Centre on Saturday, June 18. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Bandits – including Malcolm Duvivier – squeaked out 84-81 victory over Stingers in Edmonton Wednesday night. They play back at home in Langley again Saturday night. (Canadian Elite Basketball League/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Bandits squash stingers on the road – in Edmonton

Fraser Valley’s pro basketball team is back on home court at Langley Events Centre Saturday

Bandits – including Malcolm Duvivier – squeaked out 84-81 victory over Stingers in Edmonton Wednesday night. They play back at home in Langley again Saturday night. (Canadian Elite Basketball League/Special to Langley Advance Times)
The collective’s logo was showcased for the first-time at the recent B.C. 3x3 Canada Quest provincial qualifiers at LEC earlier this month. As one of the many components of the Bandits’ work with I∙SPARC, the Bandits entered a team in the adult women’s open division featuring prominent Indigenous players; including Jade Montgomery-Waardenburg, Madison Terbasket-Winser, Montanna Howe, and Shenise Sigsworth. (Fraser Valley Bandits/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Kwantlen artist designs new Bandits logo

Langley-based pro team unveils Indigenous history-inspired artwork

The collective’s logo was showcased for the first-time at the recent B.C. 3x3 Canada Quest provincial qualifiers at LEC earlier this month. As one of the many components of the Bandits’ work with I∙SPARC, the Bandits entered a team in the adult women’s open division featuring prominent Indigenous players; including Jade Montgomery-Waardenburg, Madison Terbasket-Winser, Montanna Howe, and Shenise Sigsworth. (Fraser Valley Bandits/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Giants defenceman Colton Roberts of Maple Ridge has been invited to the Hockey Canada U17 camp in Calgary in July. (Rob Wilton,Vancouver Giants/Special to Black Press Media)

Young Giant invited to train, play in national arena

Colton Roberts one of only 100 U17 hockey prospects to attend elite camp in Calgary

Giants defenceman Colton Roberts of Maple Ridge has been invited to the Hockey Canada U17 camp in Calgary in July. (Rob Wilton,Vancouver Giants/Special to Black Press Media)
Some of Avalon Garden residents and local students worked together to make hearts for their Hearts for Humanity fundraiser. (Lauren Ang, Avalon Gardens/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Seniors’ Hearts for Humanity fundraiser almost halfway to $10K goal

Blue and yellow cardboard hearts and friendship bracelets raising money for Ukraine relief efforts

Some of Avalon Garden residents and local students worked together to make hearts for their Hearts for Humanity fundraiser. (Lauren Ang, Avalon Gardens/Special to Langley Advance Times)
A red-breasted nuthatch was discovered during a day at Campbell Valley Regional Park in Langley, during last year’s virtual bioblitz. (David Clements/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley in-person and virtual bioblitzes return

Watershed groups invite would-be citizen scientists to record what they see in nature

A red-breasted nuthatch was discovered during a day at Campbell Valley Regional Park in Langley, during last year’s virtual bioblitz. (David Clements/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Olympians swimmer Katelyn Schroeder won gold and also broke a club record at the 57th annual Mel Zajac Jr. International Swim Meet held June 3–5 at the UBC Aquatic Centre. (file)
Langley Olympians swimmer Katelyn Schroeder won gold and also broke a club record at the 57th annual Mel Zajac Jr. International Swim Meet held June 3–5 at the UBC Aquatic Centre. (file)
Langley Thunder Junior A fall to Nanaimo 10-4 Sunday. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Tough week as Langley lacrosse team suffer back-to-back losses

Thunder Junior A squad drops 10-4 decision to Nanaimo

Langley Thunder Junior A fall to Nanaimo 10-4 Sunday. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Blue and yellow handpainted cardboard hearts will be hung all over the Avalon building during the sale, and guests are encouraged to take selfies and post to Facebook. (Cheri Gray/Langley Advance Times)

Heart sale at Langley craft fair will aid Ukraine

Avalon residents sell handcrafted cardboard hearts this Saturday, kicking of $10K fundraiser

Blue and yellow handpainted cardboard hearts will be hung all over the Avalon building during the sale, and guests are encouraged to take selfies and post to Facebook. (Cheri Gray/Langley Advance Times)
Fraser Valley Bandits player Kadre Gray eluded Hamilton Honey Badgers rivals on Tuesday, June 7, during the Langley-based team’s first-ever School Day Game, with 3,900 students from 13 schools in four districts attending. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Students from 13 schools cheer on Fraser Valley Bandits at team’s first School Day Game

Game drew 3,900 students from 13 schools in Langley, Surrey, Abbotsford and Mission school districts

Fraser Valley Bandits player Kadre Gray eluded Hamilton Honey Badgers rivals on Tuesday, June 7, during the Langley-based team’s first-ever School Day Game, with 3,900 students from 13 schools in four districts attending. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Ireland’s Andrew Bourns and Seatop Blue were the winners of the 2022 Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup of Canada at Langley’s Thunderbird Show Park on Sunday, June 5. (Photo by tbird/Quinn Saunders/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Ireland wins Nations Cup of Canada at Langley’s Thunderbird Show Park

Canada’s fourth-place finish clinches spot at Nations Cup finals in Spain

Ireland’s Andrew Bourns and Seatop Blue were the winners of the 2022 Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup of Canada at Langley’s Thunderbird Show Park on Sunday, June 5. (Photo by tbird/Quinn Saunders/Special to Langley Advance Times)
In their first home game at Langley Events Centre, the Fraser Valley Bandits emerged victorious Saturday, June 4, winning the afternoon game 86-77 over the Saskatchewan Rattlers. (Fraser Valley Bandits, CEBL/Special to Black Press Media)

Bandits win first ever game at Langley Events Centre

Fraser Valley’s pro basketball team improves standing to 3-1 after triumphant home opener

In their first home game at Langley Events Centre, the Fraser Valley Bandits emerged victorious Saturday, June 4, winning the afternoon game 86-77 over the Saskatchewan Rattlers. (Fraser Valley Bandits, CEBL/Special to Black Press Media)
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