Charity and Donations

Cheryl Young and Gerda Sampert (Langley Advance Times files)

Fibromyalgia Wellspring Foundation receives its first ever grant

Funding will help the organization provide food hampers to those in need

Cheryl Young and Gerda Sampert (Langley Advance Times files)
Christine McCracken (executive director of programs, Encompass Support Services Society); Loren Roberts (executive director of operations, Encompass Support Services Society); Blair Qualey (New Car Dealers Association of BC); Rebecca Darnell (Darnell Law Group); Dallas Smith (award-winning country musician and creator of Lifted: The Dallas Smith Charitable Foundation); and Don Smith (Langley community member). Encompass Support Services Society received $25,000 from the Dallas Smith Charitable Foundation. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Christine McCracken (executive director of programs, Encompass Support Services Society); Loren Roberts (executive director of operations, Encompass Support Services Society); Blair Qualey (New Car Dealers Association of BC); Rebecca Darnell (Darnell Law Group); Dallas Smith (award-winning country musician and creator of Lifted: The Dallas Smith Charitable Foundation); and Don Smith (Langley community member). Encompass Support Services Society received $25,000 from the Dallas Smith Charitable Foundation. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Inclusion Langley Society is requesting people to donate food items to help Food Banks distribute food ahead of ahead of Thanksgiving. So far they have collected 1,200 items. The campaign ends Sept. 24. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley charity joins province-wide campaign to support food banks ahead of Thanksgiving

“We understand the struggle,’ says organizer as food prices rise due to inflation

Inclusion Langley Society is requesting people to donate food items to help Food Banks distribute food ahead of ahead of Thanksgiving. So far they have collected 1,200 items. The campaign ends Sept. 24. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Runners will cover a 10-km route, which includes the scenic trails of Campbell Valley Regional Park. They could also stop for tastings at selected local award-winning wineries. Live music, snacks, and more planned. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Runners will cover a 10-km route, which includes the scenic trails of Campbell Valley Regional Park. They could also stop for tastings at selected local award-winning wineries. Live music, snacks, and more planned. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Ishtar’s new office space is located at 103-20457 Fraser Hwy. The facility is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and currently has nine employees working there. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

More facilities for women in need as Ishtar gets a new office space

Additional space has shower, snacks, clothes, and more

Ishtar’s new office space is located at 103-20457 Fraser Hwy. The facility is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and currently has nine employees working there. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Greg McAuley (centre) with a Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation staff member and Tim Hortons employee at last year’s Smile Cookie kick-off day. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Local Tim Hortons joins nation-wide smile cookie campaign

People can visit participating locations to purchase $1 cookies

Greg McAuley (centre) with a Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation staff member and Tim Hortons employee at last year’s Smile Cookie kick-off day. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Indigenous of various ages performed in the Reclaiming Youth Pow Wow that took place in Mission in July of this year. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Inaugural pow wow celebrates Indigenous culture, connection

The inclusive, 3-day experience takes place this weekend at Langley Events Centre

Indigenous of various ages performed in the Reclaiming Youth Pow Wow that took place in Mission in July of this year. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Babes and Bullies fundraiser for Hugabull Advocacy and Rescue raised $5,600 and attracted about 100 people. The event was organized to honour Marvin – the dog. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Fundraiser organizer thanks community with tears of joy

Event was in memory and honour of Marvin, the dog

Babes and Bullies fundraiser for Hugabull Advocacy and Rescue raised $5,600 and attracted about 100 people. The event was organized to honour Marvin – the dog. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Eric Hotz is a part-time teacher at Langley Arts Council. He will make his debut at the West Fine Art Show, taking place Sept. 16-18 in South Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Casual encounter opens up professional opportunities for a Langley artist

A ‘detailed painter and a humble person,’ Eric Hotz to debut at the highly popular art show

Eric Hotz is a part-time teacher at Langley Arts Council. He will make his debut at the West Fine Art Show, taking place Sept. 16-18 in South Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Indigenous singers marked the opening of the Langley Foundry on Eastleigh Crescent on Tuesday, July 19. (Langley Advance Times files)

LMHF calling young artists to help them thank the donors

Generous donations helped the foundation build a health and wellness centre for youth

Indigenous singers marked the opening of the Langley Foundry on Eastleigh Crescent on Tuesday, July 19. (Langley Advance Times files)
Retired Langley School District Foundation founder Susan Cairns was among 130 golfers who took part in the first foundation fundraiser tournament since the pandemic on Wednesday, Aug. 31 at Newlands Golf and Country Club, raising $72,000. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley School District Foundation golf tournament raises $72,000

Funds raised will support food for thought, and student mental wellness programs

Retired Langley School District Foundation founder Susan Cairns was among 130 golfers who took part in the first foundation fundraiser tournament since the pandemic on Wednesday, Aug. 31 at Newlands Golf and Country Club, raising $72,000. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Aldergrove Rotary to benefit from Langley Cruise-In charity car show. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley charities hoping for a high turnout at Cruise-In 2022

Funds from charity car show help community groups run their programs

Aldergrove Rotary to benefit from Langley Cruise-In charity car show. (Langley Advance Times files)
One of the 1,200 cars on display at Good Times Cruise In 2021. (Langley Advance Times files)

Car clubs from across Lower Mainland cruise in to help Langley charities

As many as 1,500 cars – of all sorts – are expected to be showcased at Cruise-In 2022

One of the 1,200 cars on display at Good Times Cruise In 2021. (Langley Advance Times files)
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‘Bingo on steroids’ event to bring Vanna White to Vancouver arena to raise money for 6 B.C. charities

Biggest payouts in B.C. bingo history are promised at the event, Oct. 1-2

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Police personnel, firefighters, and about 150 members of general public attended Langley Pos-Abilities Society’s Day of Pos-Abilities event at Douglas Park on Saturday, Aug. 20. The event included food, drinks, entertainment, and more. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley Pos-Abilities’ wheelchair challenge an ‘eye-opener’ for some

Society invites police and fire department to a friendly ‘try-on-a-disability’ competition

Police personnel, firefighters, and about 150 members of general public attended Langley Pos-Abilities Society’s Day of Pos-Abilities event at Douglas Park on Saturday, Aug. 20. The event included food, drinks, entertainment, and more. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Guests of the SEMO Foundation attend the INSPIRE 2022 fundraiser event atop the Westlund Building in Langley Aug. 20. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

SEMO Foundation hosts in-person fundraiser for six charities

First in-person INSPIRE event since 2019

Guests of the SEMO Foundation attend the INSPIRE 2022 fundraiser event atop the Westlund Building in Langley Aug. 20. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Ross M. Gulkison is a retired police officer and vice president of the Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial Ribbon Society. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Concert and cars support cop cause

Organizers plan to have annual show in Langley to help society raise funds

Ross M. Gulkison is a retired police officer and vice president of the Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial Ribbon Society. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Aidan Smaaslet, 6, from Brookswood was enjoying his ribs at the Langley RibFest on Sunday, Aug. 14. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley RibFest 50-50 draw raises record $285,000

First Rotary-organized fundraiser since 2019 draws crowds

Aidan Smaaslet, 6, from Brookswood was enjoying his ribs at the Langley RibFest on Sunday, Aug. 14. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Cyclists (from left) Richard Blaschek, Mike Woodard and Timo Itkonen set off this month to complete the Cycling 4 Water journey that started last year to raise awareness and money for water wells in Africa. (Submitted photo)

Trio to cycle to the Arctic Ocean to fund wells in Africa

Team to complete Cycling 4 Water journey in partnership with Langley charity

Cyclists (from left) Richard Blaschek, Mike Woodard and Timo Itkonen set off this month to complete the Cycling 4 Water journey that started last year to raise awareness and money for water wells in Africa. (Submitted photo)
On Sunday, Aug. 7, Rotary Clubs of Langley volunteer Lara Petrie was at the Otter Co-op, one of a small group who were promoting RibFest and handling in-person 50-50 ticket sales for the Mega draw that raises money for local charities. Tickets can also be purchased online. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Jackpot for Rotary Clubs of Langley Mega 50-50 draw continues to grow

Tickets will also be available at RibFest, with money going to several local charities

On Sunday, Aug. 7, Rotary Clubs of Langley volunteer Lara Petrie was at the Otter Co-op, one of a small group who were promoting RibFest and handling in-person 50-50 ticket sales for the Mega draw that raises money for local charities. Tickets can also be purchased online. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
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