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Myung, Reshina, Cadence, Maureen Berlin work with victims of abuse at Ishtar Women’s Resource Society. Their upcoming 49th annual Christmas celebration on Tuesday, Dec. 20 will feature Santa Claus, free snacks, fun activities, and more. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Myung, Reshina, Cadence, Maureen Berlin work with victims of abuse at Ishtar Women’s Resource Society. Their upcoming 49th annual Christmas celebration on Tuesday, Dec. 20 will feature Santa Claus, free snacks, fun activities, and more. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A Rocky Mountain mountain bike donated by Cranky’s Bike Shop is the grand prize offered in a draw to help the Aldergrove Food Bank. To enter, customers at Freshco can buy a chance to win for $2, with every dollar raised going to the food bank. Chances to win a draw prize will be sold until Dec. 19. (Special to The Star)

Shops rally to support Aldergrove Food Bank

6 prizes available in draw put together by local businesses anxious to help out this holiday season

  • Dec 16, 2022
A Rocky Mountain mountain bike donated by Cranky’s Bike Shop is the grand prize offered in a draw to help the Aldergrove Food Bank. To enter, customers at Freshco can buy a chance to win for $2, with every dollar raised going to the food bank. Chances to win a draw prize will be sold until Dec. 19. (Special to The Star)
Anita Kapur and Julie Zhu, both students of New Directions English Language School are keeping Christmas traditions from their countries alive. Kapur moved from India and Zhu is an immigrant from China. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Immigrant seniors keeping their Christmas traditions alive

Anita Kapur and Julie Zhu have been celebrating the festival in Canada for years

Anita Kapur and Julie Zhu, both students of New Directions English Language School are keeping Christmas traditions from their countries alive. Kapur moved from India and Zhu is an immigrant from China. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Sylvia Bath, Jihee Hong, Linsey Shirley, Jennifer Myer, Natasha Bilodeau, Colin Shirley from the local BC at the Brookswood Night of Lights. The group brought dozens of props for people to take photos with. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Brookswood businesses celebrate Christmas with the community

Raffle, free snacks, photo booth, and so much more attracted about 400 to the local plaza

Sylvia Bath, Jihee Hong, Linsey Shirley, Jennifer Myer, Natasha Bilodeau, Colin Shirley from the local BC at the Brookswood Night of Lights. The group brought dozens of props for people to take photos with. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Iris Zeller, Nuala Adderly, Yvonne Menear, Glenda Harley, and Rebecca Chapman shared their favourite Christmas movies. (Black Press Media collage)

Whatcha watchin’? Langley seniors share their favourite holiday movies

White Christmas received the most votes in our informal survey of what to watch during the holidays

Iris Zeller, Nuala Adderly, Yvonne Menear, Glenda Harley, and Rebecca Chapman shared their favourite Christmas movies. (Black Press Media collage)
During the first weekend collection drive by Kimz Angels, Jessie_Deutsch, son Easton, 3, and daughter Ella, 9, met Molson, the official greeter at Walnut Grove collection site on Dec. 10. A second collection will take place at the Murrayville IGA on Dec. 17-18. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Kimz Angels’ first weekend collects $8K for needy

Second planned at Murrayville IGA Dec. 17 and 18

During the first weekend collection drive by Kimz Angels, Jessie_Deutsch, son Easton, 3, and daughter Ella, 9, met Molson, the official greeter at Walnut Grove collection site on Dec. 10. A second collection will take place at the Murrayville IGA on Dec. 17-18. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Alex Lavoie was even able to feed cat food to a raven that flew alongside his Jeep on the Dempster Highway in Yukon. Youtube video screenshot

VIDEO: Raven flies alongside Quadra Island couple travelling frigid Yukon highway

23 minute video with Raven garners over 5,000 views on Youtube

Alex Lavoie was even able to feed cat food to a raven that flew alongside his Jeep on the Dempster Highway in Yukon. Youtube video screenshot
Send details about Langley events and activities related to the holiday season to datebook@langleyadvancetimes.com. (Black Press Media files)

CHRISTMAS FUN: Langley offers lots of holiday activities on the last weekend before Christmas 2022

Christmas fun is a listing of holiday events in Langley published during the Christmas season.

Send details about Langley events and activities related to the holiday season to datebook@langleyadvancetimes.com. (Black Press Media files)
A Google Maps view of the former Otter Co-op silos was taken a few months before they were demolished. (July 2022 Google Street View)

VIDEO: After close to 60 years, ‘iconic’ Milner silos are demolished

Formerly used for grain shipments to Aldergrove’s Otter Co-op

A Google Maps view of the former Otter Co-op silos was taken a few months before they were demolished. (July 2022 Google Street View)
St. Joseph’s Deacon Dan Ritchie confirmed that church is returning with its annual community dinner for the first-time post-COVID. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley church returns with annual community dinner

Volunteers preparing full turkey dinner for about 250 people

St. Joseph’s Deacon Dan Ritchie confirmed that church is returning with its annual community dinner for the first-time post-COVID. (Langley Advance Times files)
The Aldergrove Candy Cane Run saw Santa visit with the local firefighters. (Langley Firefighters Charitable Society/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley firefighters head out for Candy Cane Runs

The charity event brings Christmas cheer to Langley residents

The Aldergrove Candy Cane Run saw Santa visit with the local firefighters. (Langley Firefighters Charitable Society/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
A hand-crafted doll house is being raffled by the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation. (LMHF/Special to the Langley Advance Time)

Victorian-style doll house being raffled for Langley’s hospital

Tickets can be purchased until Wednesday, Dec. 21 and the draw is the next day, in time for gifting

A hand-crafted doll house is being raffled by the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation. (LMHF/Special to the Langley Advance Time)
Families living on 209A Street and 84th came together to decorate their lane with lights. handmade decorations, inflatables, and more. The Santa Claus Lane is also raising money for Make A Wish Canada. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Families living on 209A Street and 84th came together to decorate their lane with lights. handmade decorations, inflatables, and more. The Santa Claus Lane is also raising money for Make A Wish Canada. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Sharon Fisher, 70, who grew up in Murrayville, has fond memories of holiday dining at what is now the Poppy Estate Golf Course, that used to be the Poppy farm at 248th and Fraser Highway,(Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Christmas the way it was: Langley seniors remember

Getting together with family, friends, and neighbours was a high point — and Mandarin oranges

Sharon Fisher, 70, who grew up in Murrayville, has fond memories of holiday dining at what is now the Poppy Estate Golf Course, that used to be the Poppy farm at 248th and Fraser Highway,(Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Original woodwork items were for sale at the Avalon Gardens craft fair in November. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Langley men are pretty crafty when it comes to woodworking

Fred Gerlinger and Don Trost are both in their 90s and continue to enjoy making wood creations

Original woodwork items were for sale at the Avalon Gardens craft fair in November. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
A team of Township of Langley firefighters were at Bright Nights this past Tuesday again, to serve as hosts and greet guests as they came to the charity Christmas event. (TLFCS/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Township firefighters in the giving spirit

Langley fire crews have several different initiatives underway this holiday season

A team of Township of Langley firefighters were at Bright Nights this past Tuesday again, to serve as hosts and greet guests as they came to the charity Christmas event. (TLFCS/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Chad Tiberghien, Gee Kalsi, and Richard Kush of Neighbourhood Auto Glass and Upholstery shop. The team is raising money ahead of Christmas to sponsor meals for low-income families on Christmas day. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Chad Tiberghien, Gee Kalsi, and Richard Kush of Neighbourhood Auto Glass and Upholstery shop. The team is raising money ahead of Christmas to sponsor meals for low-income families on Christmas day. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Amos Kwon sold hand-made items at the first-ever Hidden Talents Craft Fair. The fair raised money to support relief efforts in Ukraine. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley pastor engages community to raise money for Ukraine relief efforts

Funds will benefit Ukrainians in need, purchase winter clothing and supplies

Amos Kwon sold hand-made items at the first-ever Hidden Talents Craft Fair. The fair raised money to support relief efforts in Ukraine. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Thousands turned out for Aldergrove’s Light Up Parade on Saturday, Dec. 11. It was the first look at Santa’s new ride, an antique sleigh loaned to the Aldergrove Christmas committee by the B.C. Farm Museum in Fort Langley. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Aldergrove Light Up Christmas parade draws thousands

Township, sponsors, credited with making event possible

Thousands turned out for Aldergrove’s Light Up Parade on Saturday, Dec. 11. It was the first look at Santa’s new ride, an antique sleigh loaned to the Aldergrove Christmas committee by the B.C. Farm Museum in Fort Langley. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
A greeting card fundraiser will benefit the Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Association. (VTEA Facebook)

Art card sales support Langley horse therapy charity

Artist who volunteers with Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Association did portraits of its horses

A greeting card fundraiser will benefit the Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Association. (VTEA Facebook)