Charity and Donations

The Dan Hare-led band Centrefield performed the music of CCR and John Fogerty during a Langley Charitable Nights series dinner/dance event at George Preston Recreation Centre on Saturday, Feb. 26. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Dinner/concert nights get people dancing for charities at Langley’s George Preston rec centre

‘We know it will be popular. It’s a great meal with great music, you can’t lose,’ organizer says

The Dan Hare-led band Centrefield performed the music of CCR and John Fogerty during a Langley Charitable Nights series dinner/dance event at George Preston Recreation Centre on Saturday, Feb. 26. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Murrayville’s Ruby Lobert, 5 and mom Nikki took part in the Coldest Day of the year fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 26. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Murrayville’s Ruby Lobert, 5 and mom Nikki took part in the Coldest Day of the year fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 26. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
“Star Wars” characters at Surrey's Hubcast studio for a segment to air during this week's Variety Show of Hearts telethon. (Submitted photo)

‘Star Wars’ characters in Surrey to entertain Variety Show of Hearts viewers

Annual telethon runs from Thursday to Saturday this week

“Star Wars” characters at Surrey's Hubcast studio for a segment to air during this week's Variety Show of Hearts telethon. (Submitted photo)
Community members participated in last year’s Coldest Night of the Year competition by teaming up to walk around their neighbourhoods. (cnoy.org)

Langley shelter seeks participation from locals to raise money for the Coldest Night of the Year

People can create a fundraiser by organize walks around the neighbourhood

Community members participated in last year’s Coldest Night of the Year competition by teaming up to walk around their neighbourhoods. (cnoy.org)
Local nursery inviting gardening enthusiasts to their tool sharpening event. Donations will benefit Langley Food Bank. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Langley nursery to raise funds by sharpening tools for green thumbs

Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the Langley Food Bank

Local nursery inviting gardening enthusiasts to their tool sharpening event. Donations will benefit Langley Food Bank. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Walnut Grove’s Jason Ahn, 11, is an outgoing kid with many friends, who happens to have Spinal Muscular Atrophy. He and his family will be featured on the 56th Annual Variety Show of Hearts telethon that will air on Saturday, Feb. 26 from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Global B.C. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Walnut Grove’s Jason Ahn, 11, is an outgoing kid with many friends, who happens to have Spinal Muscular Atrophy. He and his family will be featured on the 56th Annual Variety Show of Hearts telethon that will air on Saturday, Feb. 26 from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Global B.C. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Matt, Jody, Lucy and Lilly Gallant (alongside Izzy) have received help for Lucy’s disabilities from Variety BC. Lucy’s story will be shared as part of Variety’s annual telethon broadcast on Global TV. (Submitted Photo)

Quesnel kindergartener ‘poster-girl’ for Variety telethon

Lucy Gallant, along with her twin sister Lilly, have been filming commercials for the telethon

Matt, Jody, Lucy and Lilly Gallant (alongside Izzy) have received help for Lucy’s disabilities from Variety BC. Lucy’s story will be shared as part of Variety’s annual telethon broadcast on Global TV. (Submitted Photo)
Marie’s Guilt Free Bakery will donate 10 per cent of her summer farmer market sales towards Canuck Place cookie program. The local bakery offers gluten free baked goods, gluten free flour mix and gluten free jams and jellies. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley bakery to raise fund for Canuck Place hospice

Funds will help patients receive music thearpy, counselling, and other services

Marie’s Guilt Free Bakery will donate 10 per cent of her summer farmer market sales towards Canuck Place cookie program. The local bakery offers gluten free baked goods, gluten free flour mix and gluten free jams and jellies. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
George Kinnersley and Travis Wiebe are with Accell Renovations, which is taking part in the renovation project. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Flood victims can get free renovations

Businesses team up to help a local

George Kinnersley and Travis Wiebe are with Accell Renovations, which is taking part in the renovation project. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Jodi Steeves is a local realtor who has sponsored multiple charity events and contests for kids in the past. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Jodi Steeves is a local realtor who has sponsored multiple charity events and contests for kids in the past. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Youth with Langley’s PLAY society will present Shrek the Musical Jr. on March 17, 18, and 19 at the Chief Sepass Theatre in Fort Langley. They wore masks and followed COVID-related guidelines during the rehearsals. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley’s non-profit theatre society for kids opens doors to public for the first time ever

PLAY Society is bringing Shrek the Musical Jr. to the Chief Sepass Theatre stage

Youth with Langley’s PLAY society will present Shrek the Musical Jr. on March 17, 18, and 19 at the Chief Sepass Theatre in Fort Langley. They wore masks and followed COVID-related guidelines during the rehearsals. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Aldergrove resident Ernie Jantzen has hosted multiple clothing drives in the past. Here, Surrey residents can be seen browsing through the collection at last year’s event. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

People lined up for more than 40 minutes at a charity event

Clothes2U is a non-profit started by a local resident. It now operates in multiple cities

Aldergrove resident Ernie Jantzen has hosted multiple clothing drives in the past. Here, Surrey residents can be seen browsing through the collection at last year’s event. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
After COVID forced its cancellation in 2021, the Fort Langley historic half marathon will return on Sunday, Feb. 20. There are still openings to register. (Langley Advance Times file)

Fort Langley Historic Half Marathon returns

It’s not too late to register for Feb. 20 event

After COVID forced its cancellation in 2021, the Fort Langley historic half marathon will return on Sunday, Feb. 20. There are still openings to register. (Langley Advance Times file)
Fair Haven Group is hosting the charitable nights event in partnership with 10 local charities. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

10 Langley charities to benefit from upcoming tribute shows

Langley Charitable Nights, a newly formed group, will host dinner and entertainment fundraisers

Fair Haven Group is hosting the charitable nights event in partnership with 10 local charities. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Ernie Jantzen, founder of Clothes2U is a retired marketing professional. He has organized multiple clothing drives in Surrey, Mission, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, and Langley since 2002. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Aldergrove man hopes to expand his non profit

He organizes clothing drives in multiple cities

Ernie Jantzen, founder of Clothes2U is a retired marketing professional. He has organized multiple clothing drives in Surrey, Mission, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, and Langley since 2002. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Victoria Humane Society celebrated what would have been Betty White’s 100th birthday with a collage as people took part in the #BettyWhiteChallenge, donating cash to an animal charity. (Victoria Humane Society/Facebook)

Love for Betty White tallies nearly $500,000 for animal welfare groups in B.C.

What would have been iconic actor’s 100th birthday sees $40,000 donated to Victoria Humane Society

Victoria Humane Society celebrated what would have been Betty White’s 100th birthday with a collage as people took part in the #BettyWhiteChallenge, donating cash to an animal charity. (Victoria Humane Society/Facebook)
Tessa Schnare greeted visitors with a boot for cash contributions at the Langley City paid on-call firefighters first-ever tree chipping and bottle drive fundraiser on Jan. 8 and 9 at the former Gabby’s Cabaret site. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley firefighters raise $3,000 for charity and community initiatives

Following first tree chipping-bottle drive event, City’s paid on-call members look to do it again

Tessa Schnare greeted visitors with a boot for cash contributions at the Langley City paid on-call firefighters first-ever tree chipping and bottle drive fundraiser on Jan. 8 and 9 at the former Gabby’s Cabaret site. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Jaxson Linn met Clarence Tuin, aka the Santa Claus through Inclusion Langley Society's Breakfast with Santa event. Santa made a special visit after the event was cancelled due to COVID. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley boy, 10, donates $2,000 to charities

Youngster collects bottles throughout the year, raises funds for multiple groups

Jaxson Linn met Clarence Tuin, aka the Santa Claus through Inclusion Langley Society's Breakfast with Santa event. Santa made a special visit after the event was cancelled due to COVID. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
One of the ways the registered non-profit raises funds is through ReStores, a chain of home and building supply stores that accept and resell new and used building materials. They have 18,000 sq. ft. in Langley that opened in August 2018. (Langley Advance Times files)

Habitat for Humanity brings national contest to Langley students

The charitable organization operates a 18,000-square-feet ReStore on Logan Avenue

One of the ways the registered non-profit raises funds is through ReStores, a chain of home and building supply stores that accept and resell new and used building materials. They have 18,000 sq. ft. in Langley that opened in August 2018. (Langley Advance Times files)
Corinna Wiebe, with daughter Sydney Stenberg, was overwhelmed when she saw the extent of renovations to their Aldergrove home. (LifeApp video image)

VIDEO: Aldergrove woman with cancer gets new home, thanks to local charity

Charity releases video to thank more than 200 volunteers, 80 companies and 130 donors

Corinna Wiebe, with daughter Sydney Stenberg, was overwhelmed when she saw the extent of renovations to their Aldergrove home. (LifeApp video image)