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Girls from Clover Ridge Pathfinders assembled 3,000 tiny jingle bells for the Cloverdale Community Kitchen. Back row: Regan Arlitt, Vanessa Blow. Front row: Madison McPeake, Brooklyn Sayers. (Photo submitted: Sherri McPeake)

Pathfinders make 3,000 jingle bells for Cloverdale Community Kitchen

Bells to be used in fundraiser for Christmas Hamper Program

 

Langley Elks president Larry Oakley (left) and lodge member Flo Sala recently presented the $10,000 donation for the Langley Foundry to hospital foundation’s Heather Scott and Encompass’ Christine McCracken. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley Elks offer infusion of cash to youth and those facing end of life

Matching $10,000 donations were gifted to new Langley Foundry, as well as new hospice residence

 

The Infinite Expansion Foundation is working with Ishtar Women’s Resource Society on its annual Christmas campaign. (Foundation photo)

Langley foundation has ambitious Christmas plans

Infinite Expansion Foundation and its partners and supporters doing sixth annual toy and gift drive

 

Sydney Stenburg kicked off the remodelling of her Aldergrove home on Monday, Nov. 8. Langley-based charity Life App is looking for tradespeople and suppliers to help with the initiative. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Home of Aldergrove woman battling cancer is getting a major makeover

‘Shower Sydney With Love’ campaign is looking for tradespeople and materials

Sydney Stenburg kicked off the remodelling of her Aldergrove home on Monday, Nov. 8. Langley-based charity Life App is looking for tradespeople and suppliers to help with the initiative. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Township of Langley Firefighters Charitable Society (TLFCS) is holding a 24-hour ‘row-athon’ on Remembrance Day to help raise fund to help service men and women struggling with mental health issues. (tlfcs.org/file)
Township of Langley Firefighters Charitable Society (TLFCS) is holding a 24-hour ‘row-athon’ on Remembrance Day to help raise fund to help service men and women struggling with mental health issues. (tlfcs.org/file)
Willowbrook Shopping Centre is hosting its sixth annual charity shopping night on Saturday, Nov. 20, in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley. (Langley Advance Times)
Willowbrook Shopping Centre is hosting its sixth annual charity shopping night on Saturday, Nov. 20, in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley. (Langley Advance Times)
Boxes of chocolate and vanilla Girl Guide cookies are being sold in the annual charity fundraiser. (Girl Guides of Canada photo)

Anonymous donor buys $10K in cookies from B.C. girl guides

Troop will donate the cookies to a variety of Nanaimo area poverty assistance charities

Boxes of chocolate and vanilla Girl Guide cookies are being sold in the annual charity fundraiser. (Girl Guides of Canada photo)
Surgeons work on a patient in West Africa. (KBNF)

B.C. nurse fights to bring ‘top notch’ supplies, neurosurgery facilities to West Africa

Korle-Bu Neuroscience Foundation trains surgeons, brings supplies where they’re needed most

Surgeons work on a patient in West Africa. (KBNF)
Ken and Sandra Murphy got their first look at the home after the Acts Of Kindness Extreme Home Renovation initiative redid it from top to bottom. (Langley Advance Times/file)

Several months after an extreme home reno, a Langley City couple is still amazed and delighted

Ken and Sandra Murphy are planning an in-person thank-you barbecue, once one is possible

Ken and Sandra Murphy got their first look at the home after the Acts Of Kindness Extreme Home Renovation initiative redid it from top to bottom. (Langley Advance Times/file)
This year’s PNE prize home is located on McNally Creek Drive in South Surrey, was built by Langley builders from Distrikt Homes. The home is complete now, but Pecchia shared some of the pictures during the construction process. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO – Still time to get tickets: Langley builder creates prize home

Mike Pecchia was surprised to learn the PNE wanted one of his team’s houses

This year’s PNE prize home is located on McNally Creek Drive in South Surrey, was built by Langley builders from Distrikt Homes. The home is complete now, but Pecchia shared some of the pictures during the construction process. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Adhering to COVID safety protocols, a team of Western Canadian artists are coming together in Langley mid-September for a three-day art exhibition that will benefit Langley hospice. (West Fine Art Show/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Artists come together again to benefit Langley hospice

West Fine Art Show’s September edition is back at Glass House Estate Winery in Aldergrove mid-month

Adhering to COVID safety protocols, a team of Western Canadian artists are coming together in Langley mid-September for a three-day art exhibition that will benefit Langley hospice. (West Fine Art Show/Special to Langley Advance Times)
In 2018, an Aldergrove senior with serious health issues was getting by with base heaters, until a crew from Langley-based Gandy Installations showed up to install a new advanced heater, free. (file)
In 2018, an Aldergrove senior with serious health issues was getting by with base heaters, until a crew from Langley-based Gandy Installations showed up to install a new advanced heater, free. (file)
A baby snowshoe hare is one of the current inhabitants at Elizabeth’s Wildlife Centre in Abbotsford. The centre is facing financial constraints due to the pandemic and the required demolition of their clinic and nursery. (Submitted photo)

Elizabeth’s Wildlife Center in Abbotsford faces financial crush

Site has to cancel fundraising open house for second year in a row

A baby snowshoe hare is one of the current inhabitants at Elizabeth’s Wildlife Centre in Abbotsford. The centre is facing financial constraints due to the pandemic and the required demolition of their clinic and nursery. (Submitted photo)
File - A standard War Amps key tag (The War Amps)

75 years of returning lost keys, War Amps celebrate program

Started in 1946, the key tags have provided Canadians with piece of mind if they lose their keys

File - A standard War Amps key tag (The War Amps)
Pastor Jon Grochowski of SouthRidge Fellowship Church, and Jim Calamunce, executive director of the Langley Food Bank, with one of the new carts. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Carts help move groceries for clients of Langley Food Bank

Locals without cars will benefit from the carts, thanks to a local church’s fundraising

Pastor Jon Grochowski of SouthRidge Fellowship Church, and Jim Calamunce, executive director of the Langley Food Bank, with one of the new carts. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Happy Herd recently held a yoga session, where participants did their workout alongside some friendly turkeys, chickens, and pigs – including Lucy. (Shailee Shah/Special to Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Up for some unique yoga companions?

Aldergrove’s Happy Herd animal sanctuary hosts exercise classes with pigs and turkeys

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Happy Herd recently held a yoga session, where participants did their workout alongside some friendly turkeys, chickens, and pigs – including Lucy. (Shailee Shah/Special to Black Press Media)
Langley City teen Alyssa Anderson and mom Courtney had a look inside a supercar on Sunday, July 25, as part of the Drive Project that aims to bring a little motorized magic to special kids. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Cool cars provide some automotive magic for Langley City teen

Driven Project brought fleet of supercars to quiet street

Langley City teen Alyssa Anderson and mom Courtney had a look inside a supercar on Sunday, July 25, as part of the Drive Project that aims to bring a little motorized magic to special kids. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes selfies with community members at the Hamilton Mountain Mosque after speaking to the congregation to recognize Eid al-Adha in Hamilton, Ont., Tuesday, July 20, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Feds looking into Muslim charities’ concerns: PM

Almost 100 Muslim organizations and civil society groups wrote to Trudeau this week

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes selfies with community members at the Hamilton Mountain Mosque after speaking to the congregation to recognize Eid al-Adha in Hamilton, Ont., Tuesday, July 20, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
A mother stands with her daughter, visiting senior parents but observing social distancing with a glass door between them. The granddaughter puts her hand up to the glass, the grandfather and grandmother doing the same. A small connection in a time of separation during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are a number of local charities that could use help, financially and otherwise, and looking help through the Envision Financial’s #commentsofkindness initiative. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

#commentsofkindess helps infuse Langley charities with needed cash

Envision Financial’s charity arm First West Foundation is running a Simple Generosity program

A mother stands with her daughter, visiting senior parents but observing social distancing with a glass door between them. The granddaughter puts her hand up to the glass, the grandfather and grandmother doing the same. A small connection in a time of separation during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are a number of local charities that could use help, financially and otherwise, and looking help through the Envision Financial’s #commentsofkindness initiative. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A volunteer works on a car at the semi-annual free oil change for single moms offered by the Acts Of Kindness group at Langley’s Church In The Valley on Sunday, June 27. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: How the son of a single mother ended up helping other moms in Langley

Semi-annual free oil change for single moms has served 750 over 15 years

A volunteer works on a car at the semi-annual free oil change for single moms offered by the Acts Of Kindness group at Langley’s Church In The Valley on Sunday, June 27. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)