Charity and Donations

The Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau Fraser Valley Toy Drive – coming up Dec. 11 at 360 Collision Centres in Abbotsford – was organized in response to recent flooding. (Contributed photo)

Toy drive to help flood-ravaged cities in joint effort by Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau

Dec. 11 event aimed at ensuring every kid has something under the tree at Christmas

 

Ryan Reynolds, an actor and advocate for many issues, appears in a Pacific Wild campaign video. He is also asking his followers to make donations to the Canadian Red Cross to help with disaster relief efforts in Abbotsford and other flood-affected communities. (Pacific Wild Website)

Ryan Reynolds makes Red Cross donation following B.C. floods, urges fans to do the same

Canadian Red Cross providing humanitarian assistance to those affected by extreme weather

 

Bradley McPherson with his beloved 1980 GMC truck he called "Emma.” (photo: facebook.com/Bradsmemorialshowandshine)

Toy run to remember man killed at Christmas Eve party 10 years ago in Surrey

‘We decide to give back in a bigger way to kids,’ says Bradley McPherson’s mother

 

Keian’s Holiday Wish Toy Drive is on now until Dec. 10, 2021. (file)

18,000 toys and counting: Keian’s Wish Toy Drive marks 10th anniversary

Initiative was launched by a Langley boy with cancer to make sure other kids have a good Christmas

Keian’s Holiday Wish Toy Drive is on now until Dec. 10, 2021. (file)
Langley Realtor and volunteer Michele Cartwright with a trunk-load of donations during the 2019 Realtors Care Blanket Drive. (FVREB/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Realtors Care Blanket Drive in support of Langley charities begins Monday

Donations can be brought to several drop off locations around town

Langley Realtor and volunteer Michele Cartwright with a trunk-load of donations during the 2019 Realtors Care Blanket Drive. (FVREB/Special to Langley Advance Times)
One of 165 participants in this year’s Kruise 4 Kids toy and donation drive in Langley, held on Sunday, Nov. 7 at the George Preston rec centre. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: A record-setting 38th annual Kruise 4 Kids event in Langley

Initial estimates put cash donations at an all-time high

One of 165 participants in this year’s Kruise 4 Kids toy and donation drive in Langley, held on Sunday, Nov. 7 at the George Preston rec centre. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Walker, 10-month-old, and mom Katey Kloepper, from Calgary, were among the visitors to Art’s Nursery scarecrow stroll and fundraiser, which is on till Oct. 31 at 8940 192nd St. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Scarecrow stroll returns to Art’s Nursery

Charitable fundraiser offers build your-own scarecrow kits

Walker, 10-month-old, and mom Katey Kloepper, from Calgary, were among the visitors to Art’s Nursery scarecrow stroll and fundraiser, which is on till Oct. 31 at 8940 192nd St. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Last year, Willoughby resident Aubrielle Bibeau of Langley, 11, raised $2,630 and donated 172 toys to sick children by selling her artwork. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Last year, Willoughby resident Aubrielle Bibeau of Langley, 11, raised $2,630 and donated 172 toys to sick children by selling her artwork. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Big Brothers Big Sisters Langley gala has been postponed until April 2022. (Big Brothers Big Sisters Langley screen grab)
Big Brothers Big Sisters Langley gala has been postponed until April 2022. (Big Brothers Big Sisters Langley screen grab)
The third annual Mayor’s Charitable Gala fundraiser at the Langley Events Centre Fieldhouse ended up raising more than $600,000, according to preliminary estimates of the funds raised at the Saturday, Sept. 25 event. (Jhim Burwell/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: A big surprise at third annual Mayor’s Charitable Gala in Langley

Vesta Properties steps up with unexpected $500,000 contribution

The third annual Mayor’s Charitable Gala fundraiser at the Langley Events Centre Fieldhouse ended up raising more than $600,000, according to preliminary estimates of the funds raised at the Saturday, Sept. 25 event. (Jhim Burwell/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Rain was pouring down as the Good Times Cruise-In swap meet and car corral got underway in the parking lot of the Aldergrove Community Secondary School at 26850 29th Avenue on Sunday morning, Sept. 12. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Aldergrove swap meet and car corral a ‘perfect’ end to Good Times Cruise-In

A welcome return to in-person bargaining over car parts, one vendor said

Rain was pouring down as the Good Times Cruise-In swap meet and car corral got underway in the parking lot of the Aldergrove Community Secondary School at 26850 29th Avenue on Sunday morning, Sept. 12. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Six Gun Romeo is an eclectic melting pot of genres, styles and feel, as well as melodies, riffs, hooks and originality. This group has been a huge supporter of the Langley Good Times Cruise-In, happening Sept. 11. 2021 in Aldergrove. (Cruise-In/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Fan-favourite performers return to Langley Cruise-In

Entertainers like Elvis Elite have been welcomed back for more than 10 years

Six Gun Romeo is an eclectic melting pot of genres, styles and feel, as well as melodies, riffs, hooks and originality. This group has been a huge supporter of the Langley Good Times Cruise-In, happening Sept. 11. 2021 in Aldergrove. (Cruise-In/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley resident Arnold Aylen, 72, has been not nearly even Cruise-In event. He said he missed one when his wife booked a cruise the same day at the charity-driven event. (Arnold Aylen/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley resident Arnold Aylen, 72, has been not nearly even Cruise-In event. He said he missed one when his wife booked a cruise the same day at the charity-driven event. (Arnold Aylen/Special to Langley Advance Times)
‘Rogan the Painting Dog’ creates artwork featured on Foley Dog Treat Company packaging as part of a charitable partnership. (Photo submitted)

Painting ‘paw’-digy motivated by B.C. doggie treats

Nanaimo’s Foley Dog Treat Company partners with artistic pooch on charitable initiative

‘Rogan the Painting Dog’ creates artwork featured on Foley Dog Treat Company packaging as part of a charitable partnership. (Photo submitted)
A local child-mentoring organization is hosting a gala this autumn. (Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley)

Casino Royale-themed gala to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley

Community invited to buy tickets, donate prizes or become a sponsor

A local child-mentoring organization is hosting a gala this autumn. (Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley)
Tonya Annecchini and two of her sons, Cole and Tyson, were on hand to meet supporters at the Mangat family softball tournament fundraiser to fight cancer on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021 in Aldergrove. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Family hit a homer in cancer fight with Aldergrove ball tournament

Mangat family organized poker fundraiser recently and also hosted ball teams

Tonya Annecchini and two of her sons, Cole and Tyson, were on hand to meet supporters at the Mangat family softball tournament fundraiser to fight cancer on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021 in Aldergrove. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Surrey teen Sia Sidhu has been raising money for BC Children’s Hospital in a variety of ways in recent years. This year's "Team Sia" fundraiser involves a raffle of more than 60 prizes donated by sponsors. (submitted photo)

B.C. girl, 13, raises over $32K for BC Children’s Hospital, launches new raffle

Several hospital departments have benefitted from Sia Sidhu’s fundraising work in recent years

Surrey teen Sia Sidhu has been raising money for BC Children’s Hospital in a variety of ways in recent years. This year's "Team Sia" fundraiser involves a raffle of more than 60 prizes donated by sponsors. (submitted photo)
Murrayville resident Susan Simning has been organizing car-oriented fundraisers in memory of her son, Bradley McPherson, who was murdered in 2011. Before the Sunday, Aug. 22 ‘Burnouts in the sky’ event, Simning (right), posed with her daughter, Jennie McPherson (centre), son-in-law Robin Dodd and Jennie’s eight-year-old daughter Bradleigh Wynnyk-McPherson, who is named after her late uncle. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley organizer of ‘Burnouts in the Sky’ memorial ride undeterred by reduced attendance

Weather, pandemic possible factors, says Susan Simning, who is planning a bigger event next year

Murrayville resident Susan Simning has been organizing car-oriented fundraisers in memory of her son, Bradley McPherson, who was murdered in 2011. Before the Sunday, Aug. 22 ‘Burnouts in the sky’ event, Simning (right), posed with her daughter, Jennie McPherson (centre), son-in-law Robin Dodd and Jennie’s eight-year-old daughter Bradleigh Wynnyk-McPherson, who is named after her late uncle. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Caleb Reimer, Ronin Sharma and Parker Magnuson (left to right) were killed in a vehicle collision Saturday morning. (file)

Fundraiser for families of hockey players who died in crash hits $50,000 target

Gofundme page, ‘Honouring Ronin, Caleb and Parker,’ set up after Saturday tragedy

Caleb Reimer, Ronin Sharma and Parker Magnuson (left to right) were killed in a vehicle collision Saturday morning. (file)
Tucker, the starving bobcat rescued by Langley’s Critter Care, is doing well, but he will need new accommodations. The wild animal rehab centre has launched a sponsorship campaign to help pay for it. (Critter Care video)

VIDEO: Langley’s Critter Care offers a chance to sponsor rescued bobcat

Tucker is doing well, but he will need a new enclosure

Tucker, the starving bobcat rescued by Langley’s Critter Care, is doing well, but he will need new accommodations. The wild animal rehab centre has launched a sponsorship campaign to help pay for it. (Critter Care video)