Canada Day parade at Mt. Lehman

Events and activities coming up in the Aldergrove and Fraser Valley area.

Celebrate Canada Day with a parade, cake and festivities in historic Mount Lehman (founded in 1874). The parade starts at 9:30 a.m. from the Mt. Lehman Credit Union, 5889 Mt. Lehman Road, and travels north to the Community Hall. Cake and festivities will follow at the Mt. Lehman Community Hall, 6418 Mt. Lehman Rd. If anyone would like to participate in the parade by driving their car, motorcycle, tractor, bicycle, float, walking or roller blading, please meet at the Credit Union at 9 a.m.

Art Club – Do you paint or sketch? Join this friendly group of artists who work in oils, acrylic, watercolour and graphite.  Bring your work in progress. First and third Saturday of the month, 2-4 p.m. at Murrayville Library; 604-533-0339.

Barney Bentall & The Legendary Hearts – Thursday, June 6 at Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Tickets $37.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) available at Centre Box Office. Charge by phone 604-391-SHOW (7469) www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca

Langley Elks 13th Annual Hawaiian Pig Roast – Saturday, June 15. Doors open 6 p.m., dinner 7 p.m., dancing 8 p.m. at George Preston Arena, 20699 – 42 Ave., Langley. Tickets $25 each. Info: Steve Clark 604-510-4742 or Barb Gee 604-889-1160. All proceeds support Elks Childrens Charities.

Abbotsford Women’s Connection – Victorian Tea on Wed., June 12, 9:30 a.m. at Garden Park Tower Azalea room, 2825 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford. Cost: $11, featuring a Victorian era fashion show by Karin Edberg-Lee, and speaker Kathy Mogus sharing Finding Love in All the Right Places. Reservations Joyce @604-744-5159 or Rose 604-852-8240 or abbyconnectreservations@gmail.com

Abbotsford Genealogy Society – meeting Tuesday, June 18, 6:30 p.m. at the Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way. Sharon Syrette will be giving a talk on the Stories of Two Prairie Women. Everyone is welcome. Info at website: www.abbygs.ca

Housing Workshop – on topic of SAFER (Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters), a BC Housing program offering rent rebate to low-income seniors, Wednesday, June 12, 1:30-3 p.m. at Langley Senior Resource & Recreation Centre, 20605 – 51B Ave. Please pre-register at 604-530-3020. Drop-ins welcome. Admission free and open to the public.

Aboriginal Day – June 22, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Fort Langley National Historic Site. Taste Fraser River salmon, enjoy Aboriginal dancing and music, and discover the traditions of our land. Visit Šxwimel Gifts, managed by the Kwantlen First Nation. Regular admission fees apply, free for annual pass members. Website: www.parkscanada.gc.ca/fortlangley

Langley Herbivores – vegan potluck on June 9 from noon – 2 p.m. at the clubhouse of Sequoia Townhomes, 14838 – 61 Ave., Surrey. Participants need to bring a plant-based dish (no animal products, no dairy, no eggs) for six servings and enjoy the wonderful buffet and people. Please also bring your own dish, cutlery, and serving utensil. Info: pattallman@shaw.ca

The Foreigner – at Gallery 7 Theatre, June 7-8, 13-15, 22-23, at 7:30 p.m. with additional discount matinees on June 8, 15, 23 at 2 p.m., at MEI Auditorium, 4081 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford. Tickets for evening performances are $20 adults, $18 seniors and students, $17 groups (8+) and $12 children 12 & under. Matinees are $15 general and $12 children. Info: 604-852-3701 or 1-800-665-8828. To order tickets online, visit www.gallery7theatre.com

Pow Wow Dancing – with Leslee Picton at upper hall of the historic Fort Langley Community Hall, Thursday, Jun 20, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Registration appreciated at Fort Langley Library. Celebrate National Aborginal Day with Fancy Shawl and Jingle Dress Pow Wow Dancer Leslee Picton and guests. Learn about the origins of traditional dance styles.

Garden Club – Fort Langley Library is looking for volunteers to help with their community garden plot. If you enjoy the outdoors, planting seeds, and helping plants grow sign up. As a part of the Fort Langley Community gardens, the library will participate this year in creating a garden oasis of veggies, flowers, and much more, Tuesdays from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Registration appreciated.

Pow Wow Dance – Saturday, June 15, 1-2 p.m. at City of Langley Library .Celebrate National Aboriginal Day with Fancy Shawl and Jingle Dress Pow Wow Dancer Leslee Picton and guests. Info: 604-514-2855.

Creating Drought Resistant Planters – Saturday, June 15, 2-3 p.m. at City of Langley Library. Learn from a gardening expert from Cedar Rim Nursery how to create gorgeous planters that require very little watering all summer long. Please call 604-514-2855 or visit at 20399 Douglas Cres. to let library know you are coming to this free program.

Shred-A-Thon – Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at City of Langley Library. Do you have a document to be shredded? Stop the theft of your identity by shredding your private documents. Shred-It will be on site in the parking lot beside the library with their mobile shredding truck to destroy your documents. No matter how little or how much, bring documents with small cash donation.

Peoples Drug Mart Walk for ALS – Join thousands of Canadians in the fight against ALS in Abbotsford on Saturday June 15 with a 10 a.m. start at Mill Lake Park, off Bevan Ave. Help raise funds to support people living with ALS and research to find the cure. Register today at: www.walkforals.ca

Volunteers Needed! – Langley Senior Resources Society seeks volunteer drivers, shoppers and visitors to help seniors maintain their independence. Volunteer training begins June 10, 9 a.m. Info: Janice at 604-530-3020 Ext. 302.

Aldergrove ESL Classes – Free English as Second Language classes every Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Dunstans Anglican Church, 3025 – 264 Street, Aldergrove. All are welcome.

Nazareth – Monday, July 8 at Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Tickets are $54.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) available at Centre Box Office. Charge by phone 604-391-SHOW (7469) or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca

Canada Day – July 1, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Fort Langley National Historic Site. Kick the day off with the Fort Langley Lions’ Club pancake breakfast, then watch the Citizenship ceremony and wish Canada a Happy 146th Birthday with multicultural music, cake at noon, and family activities. Free admission. Website: www.parkscanada.gc.ca/fortlangley

Parks Day – July 20, 1 – 4 p.m. at Fort Langley National Historic Site. Walk or bike the Fort-to-Fort trail, which connects Fort Langley National Historic Site to where the first Fort Langley stood from 1827-1839. Enjoy free entertainment and activities along the route, brought to you by Metro Vancouver Parks and Parks Canada. Receive 50% off admission to Fort Langley National Historic Site for attending the event. Website: www.parkscanada.gc.ca/fortlangley

Brigade Days – August 3-5, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Fort Langley National Historic Site. Visit with a large encampment of historic re-enactors as they swap stories, play music, and show off traditional skills such as musket firing and open fire cooking. The weekend features the “Arrival of the Fur Brigades” canoe re-enactment at 1 pm Monday at Marina Park in Fort Langley. Regular admission fees apply; free for annual pass holders. Complete the weekend with a free concert featuring Tiller’s Folly at 7 p.m. on August 5 inside the fort. Bring a chair and a picnic or purchase BBQ fare, fries and ice cream from The Full Barrel Café.

Mission Folk Music Festival – July 25 to 28 at Heritage Park. Tickets on sale now, online special until May 31. Info: 604-826-5937.

Abbotsford After 5 – meet Tuesday, July 16, 6:30 p.m. An Evening In The Garden with Wally Buono at Tanglebank Gardens, 29985 Downes Rd., west Abbotsford. Wally Buono is the general manager of the BC Lions, he will be sharing his life experiences that have made him one of the most successful head coaches in CFL history. Please bring your own lawn chair and a sweater. Music provided by Brent Ellis. Cost: $15. Reservations: Pat at 604-856-7513 or email dfolson@shaw.ca

Aldergrove Toastmasters – meets every Monday, 7 p.m. at Aldergrove Community Secondary School in room 125. Boost your self confidence; become a better speaker and have fun. Info: Murray Burgum at 604-856-5483 or email mgbergum@gmail.com

Mom’s Morning Out – at Aldergrove Alliance Church on Tuesday mornings from 9 to 11 a.m. We will be discussing your concerns and challenges, making crafts, and learning new do-it-yourself skills. Coffee, refreshments, and free childcare for your nursery- and preschool-aged children. Info: aldergrovealliance.org or call 604-856-3447.

Knitting Circle – at Aldergrove Library. Feeling at loose ends? Why not gather up your materials and join other adult knitters who are open to learning and sharing ideas. Bring your current needlecraft project with you. Aldergrove Library is located at 26770 – 29 Ave., Aldergrove, call for info: 604-856-6415.

Classics Book Club – Join the lively discussion at this new book club and get acquainted with the great books of world literature. Meets on the first Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m. at Murrayville Library. Coffee provided.

Fort Langley Library Knitting Circle – Wednesdays, 1-4 p.m. Drop-in. Bring your knitting to the library and enjoy the companionship of working with others on your project. Beginners welcome. Info: www.fvrl.bc.ca

Fraser Health Crisis Line – recruiting volunteers to provide assistance to people who are experiencing emotional distress. No previous experience is needed as extensive training and ongoing support is provided. Visit website www.options.bc.ca and follow the link for the Crisis Line.

TOPS – Take Off Pounds Sensibly, a non profit weight loss support group, meets Monday nights in Aldergrove.  Info: Susan at 604-856-1138.

Post Abortion Healing Services – If you are interested in post abortion healing support, please contact Tanya at Your Pregnancy Options, Aldergrove – info@yourpregnancyoptions.ca, 604-856-9151, www.yourpregnancyoptions.ca

Langley Amateur Radio Association — meets first Thursday of month at 7 p.m. at Brookswood Firehall #5, 20355 32nd Ave., Langley. Coffee and sweets provided. Info, email: Don dondee@shaw.ca

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