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Langley’s Tiffany Foster (L) and Hawley Bennett-Awad have been named as reserves to the Canadian equestrian team at the Tokyo Olympics. (Langley Advance Times files)

VIDEO: Langley’s Foster and Bennett-Awad nominated to Olympic equestrian team

Both qualified as reserves in jumping and eventing competitions

Holding virtual versions of meets like the Christy Fraser Invitational is how Langley gymnastics clubs kept going through the pandemic. (Tattina Maxim)

Sport relief grants welcomed by Langley gymnastics clubs

How Flip City and Langley Gymnastics Foundation are coping with the pandemic

Former Vancouver Canucks players Henrik Sedin, left, and his twin brother Daniel Sedin, both of Sweden, walk onto the ice during a jersey retirement ceremony before an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Wednesday February 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Former Vancouver Canuck stars Daniel and Henrik Sedin join club’s front office

Pair join Vancouver’s hockey operations department as special advisers to general manager Jim Benning

Former Vancouver Canucks players Henrik Sedin, left, and his twin brother Daniel Sedin, both of Sweden, walk onto the ice during a jersey retirement ceremony before an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Wednesday February 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
When they last met, Giants fell 3-0 to the Prince George Cougars. Both will renew their rivalry in Maple Ridge on Sept. 24. (Allen Douglas/Special to Black Press Media)
When they last met, Giants fell 3-0 to the Prince George Cougars. Both will renew their rivalry in Maple Ridge on Sept. 24. (Allen Douglas/Special to Black Press Media)
Participants in the 2019 Valley GranFondo wait for the starting signal in 2019. The event, which had to be called off because of the pandemic, is tentatively set to resume in 2022. (Langley Advance Times file)
Participants in the 2019 Valley GranFondo wait for the starting signal in 2019. The event, which had to be called off because of the pandemic, is tentatively set to resume in 2022. (Langley Advance Times file)
Langley’s Jessica Phan and Caleb Kastelein, with Aldergrove’s Cheye Gustafson were cited for showing leadership at the annual University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) Cascades awards for student-athletes. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Jessica Phan and Caleb Kastelein, with Aldergrove’s Cheye Gustafson were cited for showing leadership at the annual University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) Cascades awards for student-athletes. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Lisa Roman (L) and Andrea Proske will be rowing for Canada. (file)
Langley’s Lisa Roman (L) and Andrea Proske will be rowing for Canada. (file)
Vancouver Giants will return to the ice on Oct. 8, hosting the Prince George Cougars at Langley Events Centre. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Giants will renew division rivalry with Cougars when season resumes in October

First game at Langley Events Centre since February of last year

Vancouver Giants will return to the ice on Oct. 8, hosting the Prince George Cougars at Langley Events Centre. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Brad Bakken, assistant coach for the Langley Rivermen for the last three seasons, has been named new head coach and general manager for the Trappers. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Brad Bakken takes the helm with Langley Trappers

Rivermen assistant coach named head coach and GM of PJHL team

Brad Bakken, assistant coach for the Langley Rivermen for the last three seasons, has been named new head coach and general manager for the Trappers. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Eleven months after John and Deanna Reimer opened new, bigger, premises in Walnut Grove, COVID-19 struck. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

How a Langley gym owner is getting through the pandemic

Eleven months after John and Deanna Reimer opened new, bigger, premises, COVID-19 struck

Eleven months after John and Deanna Reimer opened new, bigger, premises in Walnut Grove, COVID-19 struck. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Mustangs high jumper Aiden Grout, seen here in McLeod Athletic Park in Langley in 2019, has just qualified for several top international competitions, including the Olympic trials. (Photo courtesy Vid Wadhwani)
Langley Mustangs high jumper Aiden Grout, seen here in McLeod Athletic Park in Langley in 2019, has just qualified for several top international competitions, including the Olympic trials. (Photo courtesy Vid Wadhwani)
Langley’s Brie King, seen here playing as a TWU Spartan, was a standout for Canada Saturday, June 12, as the team downed Serbia 3-1. (file)
Langley’s Brie King, seen here playing as a TWU Spartan, was a standout for Canada Saturday, June 12, as the team downed Serbia 3-1. (file)
Blading for bees, led by Aldergrove resident Zach Choboter, headed through B.C. (Special to The Star)

Aldergrove’s bee blader crosses the prairies

Zach Choboter has rollerbladed from Whistler to Alberta in two weeks

Blading for bees, led by Aldergrove resident Zach Choboter, headed through B.C. (Special to The Star)
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BCHL designates Chilliwack as sole host of 2021 Showcase event

After one year in Chilliwack, the league intends to move the event around starting in 2022-23

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Langley’s Abby McGlynn and Jasmine Polajzar have committed to play softball at Simon Fraser University next season. (Contributed photos)

Langley players sign with SFU Softball

Infielder Jasmine Polajzar and outfielder Abby McGlynn will play for the only NCAA team in Canada

Langley’s Abby McGlynn and Jasmine Polajzar have committed to play softball at Simon Fraser University next season. (Contributed photos)
Justin Sourdif was named both the B.C. Division player of the year and the top scorer, goaltender Trent Miner earned goaltender of the year honours and defenceman Alex Kannok Leipert was named the defenceman of the year. (Giants/special to Langley Advance Times)
Justin Sourdif was named both the B.C. Division player of the year and the top scorer, goaltender Trent Miner earned goaltender of the year honours and defenceman Alex Kannok Leipert was named the defenceman of the year. (Giants/special to Langley Advance Times)
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BCHL takes another step towards eliminating fighting

The BCHL claims it will have the stiffest anti-fighting measures of any North American league

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LOSC swimmers Bailey Herbert and Hugh McNeill will be participating in the postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympic Trials scheduled for June 19-23. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley swimmers get shot at Olympics

Bailey Herbert and Hugh McNeill will take part in postponed Tokyo Olympic Trials

LOSC swimmers Bailey Herbert and Hugh McNeill will be participating in the postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympic Trials scheduled for June 19-23. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The BC Hockey League announced that the 2021-‘22 season will begin in October, with teams playing 54 games each. (Darren Francis photo)

BC Hockey League announces 54-game schedule to begin in October

Junior hockey league recently completed 20-game ‘pod’ season

The BC Hockey League announced that the 2021-‘22 season will begin in October, with teams playing 54 games each. (Darren Francis photo)