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A Rocky Mountain mountain bike donated by Cranky’s Bike Shop is the grand prize offered in a draw to help the Aldergrove Food Bank. To enter, customers at Freshco can buy a chance to win for $2, with every dollar raised going to the food bank. Chances to win a draw prize will be sold until Dec. 19. (Special to The Star)

Shops rally to support Aldergrove Food Bank

6 prizes available in draw put together by local businesses anxious to help out this holiday season

  • Dec 16, 2022
A Rocky Mountain mountain bike donated by Cranky’s Bike Shop is the grand prize offered in a draw to help the Aldergrove Food Bank. To enter, customers at Freshco can buy a chance to win for $2, with every dollar raised going to the food bank. Chances to win a draw prize will be sold until Dec. 19. (Special to The Star)
St. Joseph’s Deacon Dan Ritchie confirmed that church is returning with its annual community dinner for the first-time post-COVID. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley church returns with annual community dinner

Volunteers preparing full turkey dinner for about 250 people

St. Joseph’s Deacon Dan Ritchie confirmed that church is returning with its annual community dinner for the first-time post-COVID. (Langley Advance Times files)
Chad Tiberghien, Gee Kalsi, and Richard Kush of Neighbourhood Auto Glass and Upholstery shop. The team is raising money ahead of Christmas to sponsor meals for low-income families on Christmas day. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley business man turns his birthday into a Christmas fundraiser

Money will help those struggling financially

Chad Tiberghien, Gee Kalsi, and Richard Kush of Neighbourhood Auto Glass and Upholstery shop. The team is raising money ahead of Christmas to sponsor meals for low-income families on Christmas day. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A team of Township of Langley firefighters were at Bright Nights this past Tuesday again, to serve as hosts and greet guests as they came to the charity Christmas event. (TLFCS/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Township firefighters in the giving spirit

Langley fire crews have several different initiatives underway this holiday season

A team of Township of Langley firefighters were at Bright Nights this past Tuesday again, to serve as hosts and greet guests as they came to the charity Christmas event. (TLFCS/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Amos Kwon sold hand-made items at the first-ever Hidden Talents Craft Fair. The fair raised money to support relief efforts in Ukraine. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley pastor engages community to raise money for Ukraine relief efforts

Funds will benefit Ukrainians in need, purchase winter clothing and supplies

Amos Kwon sold hand-made items at the first-ever Hidden Talents Craft Fair. The fair raised money to support relief efforts in Ukraine. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Wayne “Jacob Marley” Kuyer, left, and Kyle “Bob Cratchit” Murray will be visiting Langley businesses and collecting donations for local children’s charities this month. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Characters from Dickens’ Christmas classic collecting donations in Langley

Marley and Cratchit are gathering funds for children’s charities

Wayne “Jacob Marley” Kuyer, left, and Kyle “Bob Cratchit” Murray will be visiting Langley businesses and collecting donations for local children’s charities this month. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Kanchan Makhija and Aziza Subramanian’s third annual toy drive at the Topham Elementary School on Saturday, Dec. 3 attracted dozens and collected more than 200 toys. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Kanchan Makhija and Aziza Subramanian’s third annual toy drive at the Topham Elementary School on Saturday, Dec. 3 attracted dozens and collected more than 200 toys. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Langley Christmas Bureau sponsorship coordinator Dianne McCafferty made a public appeal for people interested in sponsoring families in need to contact the agency. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley Christmas Bureau needs more sponsors

Will provide food hampers for needy families

Langley Christmas Bureau sponsorship coordinator Dianne McCafferty made a public appeal for people interested in sponsoring families in need to contact the agency. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Volunteers capable of shovelling snow for local seniors and people living with disabilities are needed for a new pilot program called Snow Angels. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley Volunteer Bureau hunting for Snow Angels

Pilot project is aimed at helping seniors and people with mobility issues

Volunteers capable of shovelling snow for local seniors and people living with disabilities are needed for a new pilot program called Snow Angels. (Langley Advance Times files)
14 members of Whonnock Roofing and Gutters shovelled walks on Nov. 30 for donations to the family of Savanna Gervais. (Clay Gagnon/Special to The News)

B.C. company shovels driveways to collect donations for 4-year-old cancer victim

Whonnock Roofing collected more than $6,000 for family of Savanna Gervais

14 members of Whonnock Roofing and Gutters shovelled walks on Nov. 30 for donations to the family of Savanna Gervais. (Clay Gagnon/Special to The News)
Clients of the Aldergrove Food Bank select food for the week at the food bank’s storefront location at Countryside Mall. (Special to The Star)

Need for healthy meals and food bank support growing

Solid support from volunteers, local businesses very important for Aldergrove Food Bank

  • Dec 2, 2022
Clients of the Aldergrove Food Bank select food for the week at the food bank’s storefront location at Countryside Mall. (Special to The Star)
On Sunday, Nov. 20, in Aldergrove, Fraser Valley Adventist Academy (FVAA) student Soleina Hunter and classmates were collecting donations of non-perishable food at the Aldergrove Plaza. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Aldergrove students gather food for the needy

One of several acts of kindness initiatives encouraged by Fraser Valley Adventist Academy

On Sunday, Nov. 20, in Aldergrove, Fraser Valley Adventist Academy (FVAA) student Soleina Hunter and classmates were collecting donations of non-perishable food at the Aldergrove Plaza. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Through its Heart and Soul of the Community initiative, Black Press Media showcases the vital work of non-profit organizations here at home and throughout Western Canada.

Black Press Media gives back to the Heart and Soul of the Community

Year-long program supports vital non-profits hard at work in your neighbourhood

Through its Heart and Soul of the Community initiative, Black Press Media showcases the vital work of non-profit organizations here at home and throughout Western Canada.
People dropped by throughout the afternoon on Saturday, Nov. 26 at the Murray Creek Ranch to drop off toys for the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau. It was the second annual Magic of Christmas Brad McPherson Memorial Toy Drive, which included pony rides and visits with Santa. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Memorial toy drive more than doubles donations

A charity event in memory of Langley’s Bradley McPherson surpassed family’s expectations

People dropped by throughout the afternoon on Saturday, Nov. 26 at the Murray Creek Ranch to drop off toys for the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau. It was the second annual Magic of Christmas Brad McPherson Memorial Toy Drive, which included pony rides and visits with Santa. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
Board member jasbir Sandhu, councillor Leith White, councillor Delaney Mack, board president Sandra Benz, board member Dale Barker, and councillor Paul Albrecht at the unveiling of the glowing bench. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Fraser Valley Real Estate Board unveils a glowing bench at McBurney Plaza

Donation was to celebrate the board’s 100th anniversary

Board member jasbir Sandhu, councillor Leith White, councillor Delaney Mack, board president Sandra Benz, board member Dale Barker, and councillor Paul Albrecht at the unveiling of the glowing bench. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Satellite Rotary Club of Langley Central Sunset’s president John Meagher handing over the donations to Gateway of Hope’s Nicholas Ivey The local rotary club conduced a warm clothing drive on Tuesday evening, Nov. 22. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Rotary members fill two SUVs with warm clothing

This was the club’s fourth donation drive

Satellite Rotary Club of Langley Central Sunset’s president John Meagher handing over the donations to Gateway of Hope’s Nicholas Ivey The local rotary club conduced a warm clothing drive on Tuesday evening, Nov. 22. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Keian Blundell with dad Ryan and RCMP Staff Sgt. Major John Buis at Canuck Place (Ryan Blundell/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Organizations reach out to the community for toy donations

Some bring Santa and celebrities to attract donors

Keian Blundell with dad Ryan and RCMP Staff Sgt. Major John Buis at Canuck Place (Ryan Blundell/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
chaplain, pastor Max Dávila, and a Fraser Valley Adventist Academy student holding donations that were brought into the school. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Students spearhead food drive Sunday

Fraser Valley Adventist Academy kids collecting non-perishables for homeless and food bank

chaplain, pastor Max Dávila, and a Fraser Valley Adventist Academy student holding donations that were brought into the school. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Fort Langley’s Manjit Gill reached out to the Guru Nanak food bank in Surrey to provide food for the temporary 24-hour extreme weather shelter in Langley last year. (Langley Advance Times files)

Who is Langley’s Citizen of the Year for 2022?

Nominations are now open with the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce

  • Nov 16, 2022
Fort Langley’s Manjit Gill reached out to the Guru Nanak food bank in Surrey to provide food for the temporary 24-hour extreme weather shelter in Langley last year. (Langley Advance Times files)
Harrison Landing residents (in no particular order) including Margaret Jackson, Lorrie Bryson, Arlene Brown, Helen Prystay, and Dorothy Williams are joined by quilters guild members Darlene Muench and Barb Connolly, in making quilts for local babies. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Crafting means warmth for Langley newborns

Harrison Landing residents make gifts for expectant moms and more specifically their babies

Harrison Landing residents (in no particular order) including Margaret Jackson, Lorrie Bryson, Arlene Brown, Helen Prystay, and Dorothy Williams are joined by quilters guild members Darlene Muench and Barb Connolly, in making quilts for local babies. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
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