Johnny Elvis performed in a Langley City front yard Sunday afternoon to help raise funds for Langley Lodge and the Langley food Bank (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Drive-by Langley City tribute to Elvis raises funds for Langley Lodge and the Food Bank

Another is tentatively planned for next month

Johnny Elvis was singing a modified version of Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline, adjusted for the times.

Instead of “hands, touching hands, reaching out,” he sang “no hands, no reaching out,” as he pretended to get close to audience members, only to draw back before crossing the six-foot social separation line.

He was one of two Elvis tribute acts, along with D.W. Elvis, who donated their talent to perform Sunday afternoon in what was billed as a “drive-by” concert, held in a front yard on 56 Avenue near 196 Street on Sunday to raise funds for Langley Lodge and the Langley food Bank.

A hand-carried sidewalk sign encouraged motorists to honk and do drive-by donations while the performers sang to an audience seated in chairs on the front lawn, spaced the required six feet.

It urged residents to “bring our smiles and laughter,” adding “COVID U SUCK!.”

READ ALSO: VIDEO: ‘There’ll be peace in the Fraser Valley’

Co-organizer Christita Harvey, who lives in the house where the front yard concert was held, said it was put together in a matter of days, with a goal of showing “love and support” for the Lodge, which has suffered multiple COVID-19 related deaths, and the Langley Food Bank which has seen a surge in demand.

READ ALSO: Both SOURCES and the Langley Food Bank to remain open amid COVID-19 closures

Harvey said she happens to be friends with Johnny Elvis, who reached out to his fellow Elvis tribute performer, D.W., and that, combined with a hot dog sale, was enough to raise $261.00 that will be split evenly between the two recipients.

“We’re going to try again next month,” Harvey advised, but a definite date hasn’t been set yet.

“We need to come together and do something fun,” Harvey told the Langley Advance Times.

“We don’t want COVID to win.”

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

CoronavirusLangley City

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here


W.D. Elvis performed in a Langley City front yard Sunday afternoon to help raise funds for Langley Lodge and the Langley food Bank (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

A drive-by concert in a Langley City front yard Sunday afternoon aimed to help raise funds for Langley Lodge and the Langley food Bank (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Just Posted

Vandals deface Aldergrove elementary school with racist slur, male genitalia

Langley School District confirms it has filed a report with the Langley RCMP

‘Our hands are tied’: Langley Good Times Cruise-In announces cancellation due to COVID-19

People are encouraged to donate to the chosen Langley charities online, said Cruise-In director

Langley Township lifts evacuation alert as flooding threat drops

People are still advised to avoid the Fraser River due to fast running water

Rideshare expands into Aldergrove

As of Thursday, Lyft is now offering service throughout Metro Vancouver

Conservationists in race against time to rehabilitate grizzly cubs transferred to Aldergrove zoo

‘Let them be assessed now before their fate is sealed,’ urges B.C. conservationist Barb Murray

B.C. sees 25 new COVID-19 cases, community exposure tracked

One death, outbreaks remain in two long-term care facilities

Woman sexually assaulted, robbed near Surrey SkyTrain station: RCMP

Police say the incident happened July 10, just after 11 p.m. near King George SkyTrain station

B.C. Ferries increasing passenger capacity after COVID-19 restrictions

Transport Canada 50-per-cent limit being phased out, no current plans to provide masks

Once-in-a-lifetime comet photographed soaring over Abbotsford

Photographer Randy Small captures Comet NEOWISE in early-morning sky

BREAKING: Amber Alert for two Quebec girls cancelled after bodies found

Romy Carpentier, 6, Norah Carpentier, 11, and their father, Martin Carpentier, missing since Wednesday

Bringing support to Indigenous students and communities, while fulfilling a dream

Mitacs is a nonprofit organization that operates research and training programs

B.C. man prepares to be first to receive double-hand transplant in Canada

After the surgery, transplant patients face a long recovery

Grocers appear before MPs to explain decision to cut pandemic pay

Executives from three of Canada’s largest grocery chains have defended their decision to end temporary wage increases

Man shot dead in east Abbotsford suburbs

Integrated Homicide Investigative Team called to investigate

Most Read