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Willowbrook Shopping Mall is getting ready for its annual charity shopping night – event to take place Saturday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Shoppers invited to mall in Langley for charity shopping

Rotary wine festival and charity shopping night merged into one big fundraiser

Willowbrook Shopping Mall is getting ready for its annual charity shopping night – event to take place Saturday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Costumed teams competed in the annual “Grape Stomp” fundraiser at Township 7 Winery in South Langley Oct 22 and 23. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Good grapes a problem for annual stomp at Langley winery

There wasn’t as many lesser-quality grapes for the contest

Costumed teams competed in the annual “Grape Stomp” fundraiser at Township 7 Winery in South Langley Oct 22 and 23. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
FILE - A person walks by the headquarters of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on April 27, 2018, in Seattle. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, that it will commit $1.2 billion to the effort to end polio worldwide. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Gates Foundation pledges $1.2B to eradicate polio globally

Money will be used to stop outbreaks of new variants of the virus

FILE - A person walks by the headquarters of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on April 27, 2018, in Seattle. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, that it will commit $1.2 billion to the effort to end polio worldwide. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
Scarecrows are seen at Art’s Nursery during their seventh annual Scarecrow Stroll fundraiser in 2021. This year’s stroll is underway and runs until Oct. 31. (Photo: Dan Ferguson)

‘Scarecrow Stroll’ charity event returns to Art’s Nursery

Eighth annual ‘stroll’ runs until Oct. 31

Scarecrows are seen at Art’s Nursery during their seventh annual Scarecrow Stroll fundraiser in 2021. This year’s stroll is underway and runs until Oct. 31. (Photo: Dan Ferguson)
Theft of a catalytic converter from a Langley Meals On Wheels (MOW) delivery van was described as a “huge loss” and a “bump in the road” for the Aldergrove-based non-profit. The Nissan Cube, seen here being towed away after the theft was discovered, has been in the shop since the Sept. 15 theft in Langley City. (Langley Meals On Wheels)

Theft of catalytic converter sidelines Langley Meals On Wheels delivery van

Non-profit using a rental while they wait for repairs

Theft of a catalytic converter from a Langley Meals On Wheels (MOW) delivery van was described as a “huge loss” and a “bump in the road” for the Aldergrove-based non-profit. The Nissan Cube, seen here being towed away after the theft was discovered, has been in the shop since the Sept. 15 theft in Langley City. (Langley Meals On Wheels)
Cheryl Young and Gerda Sampert (Langley Advance Times files)

Fibromyalgia Wellspring Foundation receives its first ever grant

Funding will help the organization provide food hampers to those in need

Cheryl Young and Gerda Sampert (Langley Advance Times files)
Township of Langley firefighters took in more than $30,000 in donations for Muscular Dystrophy Canada, during the first boot drive since the pandemic, held over the Sept. 17 weekend. (IAFF Local 4550 image)

Firefighters boot drive raises more than $30K from Township residents

‘A good chunk of change’ considering it is the first since pandemic

Township of Langley firefighters took in more than $30,000 in donations for Muscular Dystrophy Canada, during the first boot drive since the pandemic, held over the Sept. 17 weekend. (IAFF Local 4550 image)
In September, Langley Meals On Wheels Services Society Program Manager Barb Stack and Executive Director Shannon Woykin, had their picture taken at the under-construction coffee bar in the Aldergrove Community Station House kitchen in the 2900-block of 272nd Street, home of the charity’s planned cafe. In October, Woykin revealed an ‘unexpected delay’ was holding up completion. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
In September, Langley Meals On Wheels Services Society Program Manager Barb Stack and Executive Director Shannon Woykin, had their picture taken at the under-construction coffee bar in the Aldergrove Community Station House kitchen in the 2900-block of 272nd Street, home of the charity’s planned cafe. In October, Woykin revealed an ‘unexpected delay’ was holding up completion. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Christine McCracken (executive director of programs, Encompass Support Services Society); Loren Roberts (executive director of operations, Encompass Support Services Society); Blair Qualey (New Car Dealers Association of BC); Rebecca Darnell (Darnell Law Group); Dallas Smith (award-winning country musician and creator of Lifted: The Dallas Smith Charitable Foundation); and Don Smith (Langley community member). Encompass Support Services Society received $25,000 from the Dallas Smith Charitable Foundation. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Christine McCracken (executive director of programs, Encompass Support Services Society); Loren Roberts (executive director of operations, Encompass Support Services Society); Blair Qualey (New Car Dealers Association of BC); Rebecca Darnell (Darnell Law Group); Dallas Smith (award-winning country musician and creator of Lifted: The Dallas Smith Charitable Foundation); and Don Smith (Langley community member). Encompass Support Services Society received $25,000 from the Dallas Smith Charitable Foundation. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
In addition to all the scarecrows on display, Art’s Nursery also has a pop-up pumpkin patch that’s great for family photo opps, and a variety of seasonal flowers, ornamental gourds, and other seasonal decorations to augment a home or garden. (Langley Advance Times files)

Scarecrow Stroll benefits charity

A local garden nursery prepares for its 8th annual pre-Halloween event in aid of non-profits

In addition to all the scarecrows on display, Art’s Nursery also has a pop-up pumpkin patch that’s great for family photo opps, and a variety of seasonal flowers, ornamental gourds, and other seasonal decorations to augment a home or garden. (Langley Advance Times files)
A hopeful 50-50 ticket buyer filled out the contact information at a pop-up Rotary ticket booth in front of the Otter Co-op on Aug. 7. (Langley Advance Times file)

Winner of Rotary Clubs of Langley $142,900 50-50 draw didn’t believe it at first

‘I’m 78 and I’ve never won anything big’ said Nanaimo’s Billie Collinge

A hopeful 50-50 ticket buyer filled out the contact information at a pop-up Rotary ticket booth in front of the Otter Co-op on Aug. 7. (Langley Advance Times file)
Inclusion Langley Society is requesting people to donate food items to help Food Banks distribute food ahead of ahead of Thanksgiving. So far they have collected 1,200 items. The campaign ends Sept. 24. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley charity joins province-wide campaign to support food banks ahead of Thanksgiving

“We understand the struggle,’ says organizer as food prices rise due to inflation

Inclusion Langley Society is requesting people to donate food items to help Food Banks distribute food ahead of ahead of Thanksgiving. So far they have collected 1,200 items. The campaign ends Sept. 24. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Runners will cover a 10-km route, which includes the scenic trails of Campbell Valley Regional Park. They could also stop for tastings at selected local award-winning wineries. Live music, snacks, and more planned. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Runners will cover a 10-km route, which includes the scenic trails of Campbell Valley Regional Park. They could also stop for tastings at selected local award-winning wineries. Live music, snacks, and more planned. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vern Munroe, third vice-president of the Langley Elks, showed off a Teddy bear and a number of other items being sold off at a fundraising garage sale happening this Sunday. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley Elks gear up for inaugural garage sale

The event will benefit local charities and causes supported by the service group

Vern Munroe, third vice-president of the Langley Elks, showed off a Teddy bear and a number of other items being sold off at a fundraising garage sale happening this Sunday. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Ishtar’s new office space is located at 103-20457 Fraser Hwy. The facility is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and currently has nine employees working there. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

More facilities for women in need as Ishtar gets a new office space

Additional space has shower, snacks, clothes, and more

Ishtar’s new office space is located at 103-20457 Fraser Hwy. The facility is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and currently has nine employees working there. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Greg McAuley (centre) with a Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation staff member and Tim Hortons employee at last year’s Smile Cookie kick-off day. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Local Tim Hortons joins nation-wide smile cookie campaign

People can visit participating locations to purchase $1 cookies

Greg McAuley (centre) with a Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation staff member and Tim Hortons employee at last year’s Smile Cookie kick-off day. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Babes and Bullies fundraiser for Hugabull Advocacy and Rescue raised $5,600 and attracted about 100 people. The event was organized to honour Marvin – the dog. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Fundraiser organizer thanks community with tears of joy

Event was in memory and honour of Marvin, the dog

Babes and Bullies fundraiser for Hugabull Advocacy and Rescue raised $5,600 and attracted about 100 people. The event was organized to honour Marvin – the dog. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Mike Bryden presented a blend of playful songs and live drawings in a room full of kids. The Saturday, Sept. 10 event was past of LCMS’s open house. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Mike Bryden presented a blend of playful songs and live drawings in a room full of kids. The Saturday, Sept. 10 event was past of LCMS’s open house. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
The Tim Hortons at Hillcrest Village Shopping Centre is one of two Tims locations raising money for Options Community Services through the Smile Cookie campaign. (Image via Google Maps)

Three local Tim Hortons help to raise money for Options Community Services

Tims donates 100 per cent of Smile Cookie sales to charity

The Tim Hortons at Hillcrest Village Shopping Centre is one of two Tims locations raising money for Options Community Services through the Smile Cookie campaign. (Image via Google Maps)
Eric Hotz is a part-time teacher at Langley Arts Council. He will make his debut at the West Fine Art Show, taking place Sept. 16-18 in South Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Casual encounter opens up professional opportunities for a Langley artist

A ‘detailed painter and a humble person,’ Eric Hotz to debut at the highly popular art show

Eric Hotz is a part-time teacher at Langley Arts Council. He will make his debut at the West Fine Art Show, taking place Sept. 16-18 in South Langley. (Special to Langley Advance Times)