Realtors played Monopoly at the second annual fundraiser for New Hope, a refugee settlement service. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance)

Langley realtors Monopoly battles raise funds for refugee charity

The second annual event collected more than $10,000.

A few friendly games of Monopoly will help refugees settling in British Columbia.

Organized by local realtor David Smith, the second annual charity Monopoly tournament collected more than $10,000 for New Hope Community Services, a refugee settlement service.

Almost 50 players – local real estate professionals – faced off in groups of four around a board, buying and selling properties from Baltic Avenue to Boardwalk.

The winners at each table got to take home a shiny plastic cup and the glory of the victory.

Alex McFadyen was one of the organizers and helped out by selling extra monopoly money during the evening. Contestants could buy more colourful Monopoly cash at a 10-1 ratio for real donations to New Hope.

McFadyen sold quite a bit of cash to players hoping to better their chances of winning.

The $10,000 mark was a big increase from last year, when the event raised about $2,000.

“We look forward to a third next year,” said McFadyen.

The event was held at the Trading Post Brewery and Tasting Room on 64th Avenue in Willowbrook.

Just Posted

Langley affordable housing projects get provincial money

Community Housing Fund money to build 191 homes for families, seniors and people with disabilities

Abbotsford murder victim identified as Jagvir Malhi

Police say killing linked to Lower Mainland gang conflict

The TWU hockey Spartans are having a very good season so far

Langley university men’s hockey team has five wins in a row

Langley driver victorious at California

Fifth win in GT3-class SCCA National Championship Runoffs for Collin Jackson

BC Ferries passengers wait to leave Vancouver Island after Remembrance Day

Traffic aboard BC Ferries slows after Remembrance Day long weekend

VIDEO: Amazon to split second HQ between New York, Virginia

Official decision expected later Tuesday to end competition between North American cities to win bid and its promise of 50,000 jobs

Calgarians vote ‘no’ to bidding for 2026 Winter Games, in plebiscite

Out of 767,734 eligible voters, 304,774 voted and 171,750 said ”no.”

Kuhnhackl scores 2 odd goals as Isles dump Canucks 5-2

Vancouver drops second game in two nights

Fear of constitutional crisis escalates in U.S.; Canadians can relate

Some say President Donald Trump is leading the U.S. towards a crisis

B.C.-based pot producer Tilray reports revenue surge, net loss

Company remains excited about ‘robust’ cannabis industry

Canada stands pat on Saudi arms sales, even after hearing Khashoggi tape

Khashoggi’s death at Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul further strained Riyadh’s already difficult relationship with Ottawa

Feds pledge money for young scientists, but funding for in-house research slips

Canada’s spending on science is up almost 10 per cent since the Liberals took office, but spending on in-house research is actually down

Stink at B.C. school prompts complaints of headaches, nausea

Smell at Abbotsford school comes from unauthorized composting operation

Disabled boy has ‘forgiven’ bullies who walked on him in stream, mom says

A Cape Breton teen who has cerebral palsy was told to lie in a stream as other kids walked over him

Most Read