Charity and Donations

David Young (right) accepted a cheque from Frank Fourchalk, General Manager of West Coast Golf Group at Hazelmere Golf & Tennis Club on June 2 – from a safe distance. (special to Langley Advance Times)
David Young (right) accepted a cheque from Frank Fourchalk, General Manager of West Coast Golf Group at Hazelmere Golf & Tennis Club on June 2 – from a safe distance. (special to Langley Advance Times)
A virtual auction by Langley-based Able Auctions raised $60,000 for various charities (Able Auctions/special to Langley Advance Tines)

Virtual auction by Langley’s Able Auctions raises $60,000 for charity

An estimated 600 people bid during the online event

  • May 27, 2020
A virtual auction by Langley-based Able Auctions raised $60,000 for various charities (Able Auctions/special to Langley Advance Tines)
A photo posted to social media by Diabetes Canada on Monday, April 6, 2020, shows piles of donations and trash in front of bins. (Diabetes Canada)

Donation dump: Diabetes Canada pens open letter with bins overflowing with trash

The donation pickup stoppage resulted in the temporary layoff of over 500 staffers

A photo posted to social media by Diabetes Canada on Monday, April 6, 2020, shows piles of donations and trash in front of bins. (Diabetes Canada)
Langley Meals on Wheels is still making deliveries during the COVID-19 outbreak. The non-profit received an influx in interested volunteers in recent days. (Langley Meals on Wheels/Special to Langley Advance Times)

A worldwide pandemic can’t stop this non-profit from serving Langley

Langley Meals on Wheels experienced a surge in interested volunteers

Langley Meals on Wheels is still making deliveries during the COVID-19 outbreak. The non-profit received an influx in interested volunteers in recent days. (Langley Meals on Wheels/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Cassandra Converse holds the only pair of shoes she managed to recover from Mission’s Value Village in February 2020. Her boyfriend accidentally gave away 50 pairs of hers. Submitted Photo

Man accidentally donates girlfriend’s 50 pairs of shoes to B.C. thrift store

Cassandra Converse has forgiven him, but she jokes that this Valentine’s Day better be pretty special

Cassandra Converse holds the only pair of shoes she managed to recover from Mission’s Value Village in February 2020. Her boyfriend accidentally gave away 50 pairs of hers. Submitted Photo
Aldergrove Rotary charter members (from left) Vic Peters, Angie McDougall, Brian Thomasson, Gus Hartl Jr., and current president Pauline Buck, among other club members, gathered together to blow out candles on a cake that celebrated three decades of service to the community. (Sarah Grochowski photo)

30 years laters, Aldergrove Rotary club still going strong

A group that’s ‘done so much good for the community of Aldergrove’

Aldergrove Rotary charter members (from left) Vic Peters, Angie McDougall, Brian Thomasson, Gus Hartl Jr., and current president Pauline Buck, among other club members, gathered together to blow out candles on a cake that celebrated three decades of service to the community. (Sarah Grochowski photo)
Langley City Mayor Val van den Broek said another fundraising gala is possible after the success of the first “Winter Wonderland” event at the Cascades Casino and Resort on Saturday, Jan. 25 (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley City Mayor’s gala raises thousands for LMH

First ‘Winter Wonderland’ event may not be the last, van den Broek said

Langley City Mayor Val van den Broek said another fundraising gala is possible after the success of the first “Winter Wonderland” event at the Cascades Casino and Resort on Saturday, Jan. 25 (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)