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Langley Township firefighters, including Mike Piasecki, foreground, cooked up three alarm chili for Langley Meals on Wheels on Jan. 20. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Firefighters whip up ‘three alarm chili’ to help Langley Meals on Wheels

Charitable groups are making items for Firehouse Café in Aldergrove

 

Ernie Jantzen, founder of Clothes 2U, sorts through donations with volunteer Ana at the clothing drive event in Aldergrove. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Clothes 2 U drive brings gently used clothing to Aldergrove

Local founder Ernie Jantzen planning next one in White Rock

 

Local talent brings traditional Scottish music to life at Fort Langley’s Robbie Burns Céilidh event. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Fort Langley community celebrates Robbie Burns at annual céilidh

Local talent and traditional music bring seniors together at United Churches of Langley

Local talent brings traditional Scottish music to life at Fort Langley’s Robbie Burns Céilidh event. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Ryan Brozer, a 16-year-old from Langley, is a proud participant of The War Amps CHAMP program, which provides support and assistance to child amputees and their families. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

“Langley teen born without right hand urges people to support the War Amps’ CHAMP program

Annual key tag service raises funds for organization’s support of child amputees

Ryan Brozer, a 16-year-old from Langley, is a proud participant of The War Amps CHAMP program, which provides support and assistance to child amputees and their families. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Romeo Kabanda is the president of the Rock Step Swing Dance Society. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Rock Step Swing Dance Society’s first event coming soon

Get ready to swing into action with Langley’s newest dance therapy

Romeo Kabanda is the president of the Rock Step Swing Dance Society. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
About 290 people attended the 2022 Giving Hearts fundraising gala that was organized to raise money for a baby incubator. (Langley Advance Times file)
About 290 people attended the 2022 Giving Hearts fundraising gala that was organized to raise money for a baby incubator. (Langley Advance Times file)
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Tyree Buchannan, commitee chair Pamala Combs, Lily, 4, Lukas, 13, and Gavin, 10 collected Christmas trees and bottles at the annual tree chipping fundraiser on Jan. 7. The event was held to raise money for the upcoming dry grad party scheduled to take place at George Preston in about 10 months. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Rainy weather doesn’t deter Langley community’s support for annual tree chipping fundraiser

D.W. Poppy Secondary’s dry grad committee on a mission to raise money for upcoming dry grad

Tyree Buchannan, commitee chair Pamala Combs, Lily, 4, Lukas, 13, and Gavin, 10 collected Christmas trees and bottles at the annual tree chipping fundraiser on Jan. 7. The event was held to raise money for the upcoming dry grad party scheduled to take place at George Preston in about 10 months. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/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)

Local Aldergrove man hosts free clothing drive for community

Ernie Jantzen continues tradition of helping those in need

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)
“Pastor Mike Vaters of Living Waters Church helps a senior in a wheelchair enjoy the ice skating event on New Year’s Day. A family member looks on with a smile. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Langley community comes together for New Year’s day family ice skating events

Two local non-profits bring together hundreds to celebrate the start of 2023

“Pastor Mike Vaters of Living Waters Church helps a senior in a wheelchair enjoy the ice skating event on New Year’s Day. A family member looks on with a smile. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Brian Smith and Terry Hughes built a wheelchair ramp as part of the AOK Extreme Home Repair project in Langley City in 2021. (Langley Advance Times files)

Trained volunteers in high demand for home retrofit

Kindness group gearing up for next Extreme Home Repair later this spring

Brian Smith and Terry Hughes built a wheelchair ramp as part of the AOK Extreme Home Repair project in Langley City in 2021. (Langley Advance Times files)
A little extra money was handed out to two of Aldergrove’s food charities just ahead of Christmas thanks to the Rotary Club of Aldergrove. Rotarian Karen Long delivered the good news and a $1,000 donation to Tannis Percival at the Aldergrove Food Bank. (Special to The Star)

Rotary helps fill tummies during the holidays

In addition to helping light up Aldergrove, the Rotarians also donated to 2 local food charities

A little extra money was handed out to two of Aldergrove’s food charities just ahead of Christmas thanks to the Rotary Club of Aldergrove. Rotarian Karen Long delivered the good news and a $1,000 donation to Tannis Percival at the Aldergrove Food Bank. (Special to The Star)
Herv Bezjack, club coordinator at Langley’s Boys and Girls South Coast BC Club received 25 meal packages from Langley businessman Robert Davison. The donation helped the local non-profit club feed 100 people ahead of the Christmas. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

M&M owner helps fill tummies during the holiday season

Langley businessman teams up with local non-profit to feed 100 people ahead of Christmas

Herv Bezjack, club coordinator at Langley’s Boys and Girls South Coast BC Club received 25 meal packages from Langley businessman Robert Davison. The donation helped the local non-profit club feed 100 people ahead of the Christmas. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A table filled with gifts for children was set up at the Acts of Kindness Christmas dinner for single mothers on Dec. 11, held at Church In The Valley. (Special to The Star)

AOK serving up all the fixings for single mom and their kids

In addition to dishing up a holiday meal, an Aldergrove ministry offers other assistance

  • Dec 27, 2022
A table filled with gifts for children was set up at the Acts of Kindness Christmas dinner for single mothers on Dec. 11, held at Church In The Valley. (Special to The Star)
Paul Weme is executive director of the new Langley Foundation. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

New community foundation eyes 5 key initiatives out of the gate

Langley Foundation kicks off with $100,000 donation from Westmont Group

Paul Weme is executive director of the new Langley Foundation. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Beverley Genge said a donation drive by people in two Walnut Grove seniors’ housing complexes and St. George’s Church to gather socks for the needy collected 641 pairs, the most ever.Genge (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Beverley Genge said a donation drive by people in two Walnut Grove seniors’ housing complexes and St. George’s Church to gather socks for the needy collected 641 pairs, the most ever.Genge (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Santa Claus arrived by fire truck at the Tong Louie YMCA in Surrey on Sunday, to help the Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society hand out presents at their annual Adopt a Family event. (Tricia Weel photo)

VIDEO: Santa Claus arrives by fire truck at Surrey’s Tong Louie YMCA Sunday

Jolly Old Elf on hand to help Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society at Christmas event

Santa Claus arrived by fire truck at the Tong Louie YMCA in Surrey on Sunday, to help the Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society hand out presents at their annual Adopt a Family event. (Tricia Weel photo)
Firefighter and calendar photographer Stefan Jones has his picture in the 2023 calendar, pictured with his four-legged brother, Doug, outside the Township of Langley’s training centre. He is one of 13 firefighters pictured with pets. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley firefighter’s pastime aids fundraising

Stefan Jones quick to step up and shoot, print, and distribute charity calendars

Firefighter and calendar photographer Stefan Jones has his picture in the 2023 calendar, pictured with his four-legged brother, Doug, outside the Township of Langley’s training centre. He is one of 13 firefighters pictured with pets. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
BC Aero founder Shaun Heaps explained the Langley-based nonprofit helped out the Nicola Valley Food Bank during the fire and floods of 2021. When the Merritt-based reached out for help this year, BC Aero put on a two-day donation drive at the Langley airport, Dec. 10-11, that collected literally a ton of food, 400 toys and more than $1,000 in cash contributions. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Donation drive at Langley airport helps Merritt food bank

Two-day event organized by nonprofit BC Aero disaster assistance agency

BC Aero founder Shaun Heaps explained the Langley-based nonprofit helped out the Nicola Valley Food Bank during the fire and floods of 2021. When the Merritt-based reached out for help this year, BC Aero put on a two-day donation drive at the Langley airport, Dec. 10-11, that collected literally a ton of food, 400 toys and more than $1,000 in cash contributions. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
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