WHAT’S IN STORE: Bakery and turkey store fundraise for cancer

In this week’s business column, Roxanne Hooper tells of a few cancer-related fundraiser on Saturday.

Summer break is officially over, and fundraising season begins.

There are two big cancer fundraisers on tap this weekend.

The first is at Cedarbrook Bakery in Brookswood, and benefiting Cops for Cancer.

For the third year running, Cedarbrook is hosting an all-day charity drive, with 50 per cent of the daily gross sales on Saturday, Sept. 8 going to help fight cancer.

Year one, they raised $3,300. Last year $4,600.

This time, owner Dana Matheson and his team – joined by BC Lions all-star receiver Emmanuel Arceneaux – are “hoping to crack $7,000.”

Arceneaux will be there in the morning for picture taking and autographs.

There will be baloon animals and facepainting for kids, and a variety of door prizes and giveaways, Matheson said. The prizes include a weekend stay for two at Harrison Hot Springs and a nice dinner in the Cooper room. Anyone spending $10 or more Saturday is automatically entered to win.

“This is an opportunity to give back and be a part of the community,” said Matheson, noting the bakery has been around for 42 years.

LAST YEAR’S STORY: Langley bakery hosts annual cancer fundraiser

.

Farm festival helps Fox foundation

Across town on Saturday, Sept. 8 (from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), JD Farms returns with its 11th annual fall festival.

This event included facepainting, bouncy castles, pony rides, food sampling, cooking demonstrations, and more.

Last year, those festivities attracted close to 600 people and helped raising money and awareness for the Terry Fox Foundation.

In fact, the event raised in excess of $2,000 to the Terry Fox Foundation.

The turkey store is located at 24726 52nd Ave. in the North Otter neighbourhood of Langley.

PREVIOUS STORY: Fall festival funnelled $2,200 to Terry Fox Foundation

Just Posted

Make-A-Wish BC grants Langley girl’s wish

Mae Ten Haaf battled a brain tumour much of her young life, and recently returned from Disney World.

Mark Warawa won’t run in the next election

Langley MP issues a statement about his impending retirement from politics.

LETTER: Langley resident says a cancer plague is building

A Langley City man believes a poor diet and unhealed emotions are part of his cancer journey.

Giants defenceman Bowen Byram named WHL On the Run Player of the Week

Registered three goals and three assists in a pair of victories for Langley-based team

‘Diamond’ for Aldergrove rock fans

Fraser Valley Rock and Gem Club marks 60 years in Aldergrove

VIDEO: Car flies across median, flips over edge of Brunette overpass

Dash cam footage shows a vehicle speeding across a Lower Mainland overpass

UPDATE: Accused B.C. high school killer found fit to stand trial

Gabriel Klein is accused in the 2016 stabbing death of Letisha Reimer at Abbotsford Senior Secondary

Right-wing, neo-Nazi, white supremacist groups an increasing concern: Goodale

Ten people died in April 2018 when Alek Minassian allegedly drove a rental van down the busy stretch in Toronto

Where mattresses go to die

Mattress Recycling opens the largest of its kind mattress-recycling facility in Hope

Canadian stock exchanges to conduct lottery for ‘POT’ ticker amid high demand

The symbol became available after fertilizer Potash Corp. officially merged with Agrium Inc. in early 2018

Millennial Money: Don’t let Instagram envy get you into debt

A full 48 per cent of U.S. households have credit card debt

Jury debates fate of man accused of killing 12-year-old B.C. girl 40 years ago

Police allege Garry Handlen told a cop how he abducted, sexually assaulted and strangled Monica Jack in May 1978

Letters on way to all homeowners in B.C. speculation tax communities

Property owners have to register to avoid vacant-home tax

Most Read