Tanmay Ahluwalia

Choigaon Park is the winner of environmental leadership award. The awards were presented in the categories of community service, youth leadership, sports leadership, leadership beyond adversity, international service, environmental leadership, and arts and culture leadership. (Honey Mustard Media/Special to Langley Advance Times)

6 Langley youth awarded for leadership efforts

SASSY awards presented during a public ceremony

Choigaon Park is the winner of environmental leadership award. The awards were presented in the categories of community service, youth leadership, sports leadership, leadership beyond adversity, international service, environmental leadership, and arts and culture leadership. (Honey Mustard Media/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Bryan Miller arrived early in the morning to set up his tent and offer clean up supplies to volunteers participating in the Pre May Day Community Cleanup event. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Bryan Miller arrived early in the morning to set up his tent and offer clean up supplies to volunteers participating in the Pre May Day Community Cleanup event. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Grade 12 student Elizabeth Aguasin will play the character of Pirate King for Langley Secondary School’s musical production of <em>The Pirates of </em><em>Penzance</em>. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley students become pirates for their next musical

Show runs May 19 to 28 at Langley Secondary School

Grade 12 student Elizabeth Aguasin will play the character of Pirate King for Langley Secondary School’s musical production of <em>The Pirates of </em><em>Penzance</em>. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
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VIDEO: Crews fighting Maple Ridge house fire where there’s ammunition inside

Home is in the 22500-block of 123rd Avenue

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Aaron Pritchett will play the Summerfest Country Music Festival in Abbotsford on June 11, as part of this year’s West Coast Women’s Show. (Photo Courtesy of Mary Winspear Centre)

Aaron Pritchett hits main stage at new country music festival

Summerfest incorporated into women’s show in Abbotsford next month

Aaron Pritchett will play the Summerfest Country Music Festival in Abbotsford on June 11, as part of this year’s West Coast Women’s Show. (Photo Courtesy of Mary Winspear Centre)
Langley Senior Resources Society’s hosted a paper shredding event Saturday, May 14. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Langley Senior Resources Society’s hosted a paper shredding event Saturday, May 14. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Spencer van Vloten, was awarded the B.C. Medal of Good Citizenship at a virtual ceremony. He is a former resident of Langley and studied at Alex Hopes Elementary School. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

32-year-old credits upbringing in Langley for wins multiple service awards

Spencer van Vloten grew up in Langley where he first developed his drive for helping others

Spencer van Vloten, was awarded the B.C. Medal of Good Citizenship at a virtual ceremony. He is a former resident of Langley and studied at Alex Hopes Elementary School. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Animal Protection Society is organizing a dog adoption event, offering half-price adoption fees for all of their adoptable dogs from May 15 to 21. (LAPS Facebook)

Langley’s animal shelter to reduce dog adoption fee by half

The move is expected to help deal with shelter overcrowding crisis

Langley Animal Protection Society is organizing a dog adoption event, offering half-price adoption fees for all of their adoptable dogs from May 15 to 21. (LAPS Facebook)
Officers from Vancouver Police Department, Victoria Police and RCMP jointly took part in the North American Motor Officers Association’s annual training conference. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Police officers dodge cones on motorcycles during annual training

VPD, Victoria Police, and RCMP officers participated

Officers from Vancouver Police Department, Victoria Police and RCMP jointly took part in the North American Motor Officers Association’s annual training conference. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Students of Walnut Grove Secondary School will be presenting their production, Mamma Mia in the school courtyard from May 12 to 14. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Mamma Mia, Langley high school students use courtyard for musical production

Students enjoying the opportunity to perform for a live audience

Students of Walnut Grove Secondary School will be presenting their production, Mamma Mia in the school courtyard from May 12 to 14. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Fringe Percussion is an ensemble dedicated to contemporary music that bridges Western and non-Western repertories. They will perform at Langley Community Music School’s Rose Gellert Hall on Sunday, May 15. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Fringe Percussion is an ensemble dedicated to contemporary music that bridges Western and non-Western repertories. They will perform at Langley Community Music School’s Rose Gellert Hall on Sunday, May 15. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The car crash at 200th Street and 72 Avenue affected morning commute on Tuesday, May 7. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Car crash on a busy Langley intersection led to short traffic slowdown

Emergency crews were on scene helping those involved

The car crash at 200th Street and 72 Avenue affected morning commute on Tuesday, May 7. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Ukrainian refugee Oksana Druchynina is a mother of three who spoke at the event. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Story of a Ukrainian refugee hit hard with Langley audience

Mother of three escaped besieged area five weeks ago

Ukrainian refugee Oksana Druchynina is a mother of three who spoke at the event. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Saran family presented a cheque of $8,146.40 to Canucks Autism Network (CAN). The money was raised through an annual bottle drive in Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley family raises $8,000 for kids living with autism

An annual bottle drive raises thousands for the Canucks Autism Network

Saran family presented a cheque of $8,146.40 to Canucks Autism Network (CAN). The money was raised through an annual bottle drive in Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
About 80 people participated at the second annual Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls march host by Lower Fraser Valley Aboriginal Society. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Langley’s Aboriginal society hosts its second missing women’s march

Parents receive support by a local resident

About 80 people participated at the second annual Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls march host by Lower Fraser Valley Aboriginal Society. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
The local Rotary Clubs consider leadership an essential aspect of Rotary. With an aim to help emerging leaders develop their skills, the local clubs are joining hands to organize the seventh annual SASSY awards. The ceremony will be held at the Chief Sepass Theatre on Thursday. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Local Rotary Clubs honour youth leaders on Thursday night

“It will be like Juno Awards,” says one of the organizers

The local Rotary Clubs consider leadership an essential aspect of Rotary. With an aim to help emerging leaders develop their skills, the local clubs are joining hands to organize the seventh annual SASSY awards. The ceremony will be held at the Chief Sepass Theatre on Thursday. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Werner Klann, owner of Mason Bees Company, was surrounded by local residents, who attended his latest workshop on mason bees. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Langley welcomes a passionate mason bee lover for informative workshop

Need to save pollinators from predators, says workshop facilitator

Werner Klann, owner of Mason Bees Company, was surrounded by local residents, who attended his latest workshop on mason bees. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Shari Ulrich and Cindy Fairbank will be performing live at Langley’s Bez Arts Hub on Friday, May 6. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley arts hub welcomes Juno-award winner musician

Evening dedicated to contemporary pop music

Shari Ulrich and Cindy Fairbank will be performing live at Langley’s Bez Arts Hub on Friday, May 6. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Jean Dane is the operations coordinator at Lower Fraser valley Aboriginal Society. An artist, herself Jean showcased her creations along with other vendors at the spring market. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Aboriginal Spring market open doors in Langley

Multiple vendors presented handmade earrings and other accessories

Jean Dane is the operations coordinator at Lower Fraser valley Aboriginal Society. An artist, herself Jean showcased her creations along with other vendors at the spring market. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Brad and Janelle Carss, both longtime Langley residents, recently released a book on mindfulness and positivity. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Brad and Janelle Carss, both longtime Langley residents, recently released a book on mindfulness and positivity. (Special to Langley Advance Times)