The fourth annual Ron Dunkley Memorial Blood Drive happens this Sunday. Residents are asked to roll up their sleeves in memory of the Langley City firefighter who died in January 2011

Ron Dunkley Memorial Blood Drive is this Sunday

Annual drive for Canadian Blood Services will be held Dec. 7 at Langley City fire hall

Give blood, save a life in memory of Ron.

The fourth annual Ron Dunkley Memorial Blood Drive will take place this Sunday, Dec. 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the City of Langley fire hall.

During the drive, the board of the newly formed Ron Dunkley Memorial Society will be joined by Langley City firefighters as they present a cheque in the amount of $4,132.30 to the Professional Firefighters Burn Fund.

Money for the donation, which will be made between 11 a.m. and noon, was collected at the society’s Raise the Roof event on Saturday, Nov. 29 at Langley’s Twin Rinks and will be put toward a burn treatment centre being built in Vancouver.

Since 2011, a blood drive has been held each year in Langley in memory of Dunkley, a Langley City firefighter. Dunkley died in a Seattle hospital in January of that year, two months after being struck by a train in the U.S. city where he’d travelled to attend an NFL game.

During the 60 days he spent fighting for his life in hospital, Dunkley’s treatment was made possible by the generosity of blood donors in the U.S., and so Langley residents are once again being asked to roll up their sleeves on this side of the border in his honour.

The City of Langley fire hall is located at 5785 203 St.

Just Posted

Young Langley family plagued by angry cab customers

A couple rents a house formerly used by a cab firm, and unwelcome visitors knocking.

Woman groped on Langley’s 208th Street

Police are asking for tips to identify the man responsible.

PHOTOS: Family Day a success at Aldergrove Telephone Museum

A record number of people visited the Telephone Museum on Monday to tour the historic exhibits.

Fort jazz fest on the search for young talent

Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival is looking for their first “Rising Young Star.”

VIDEO: Langley wrestler takes gold at high school games

Victory felt like a comeback for D.W. Poppy student Parm Sidhu

VIDEO: Massive elk herd runs across Washington State highway

Elk have been making an appearance in the Pacific Northwest

Winter storm freezes U.S., halts air travel

Storm dumps snow or heavy rain, snarls travel in much of U.S.

Gwyneth Paltrow: Skier sued me to exploit my fame, wealth

The incident happened in Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah

Highway one will be closed tomorrow for avalanche control near Golden

The closure is expected to last for two hours

B.C. Seniors Advocate questions labour shortage in care homes

Are there really no workers, or are care aide wages too low?

B.C. business groups worry about looming economic decline in wake of NDP budget

The party’s second government budget focused on plenty of spending, business advocates say

Man injured in police shooting near Nelson has died: B.C. police watchdog

The death follows an incident in Bonnington on Feb. 13

Former NHL star Fleury in Surrey for conference on child abuse

At Surrey City Hall, two-day event hosted by Sophie’s Place Child and Youth Advocacy Centre

Experts urge caution after 10 human-triggered avalanches across B.C.

One man is still stuck after avalanche on south coast

Most Read