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On July 16, Operation Freedom Paws Canada held its first annual open house which also included a graduation ceremony for its two newest graduates. (Photo courtesy of Operation Freedom Paws Canada)

Operation Freedom Paws connects therapy dogs with veterans and disabled community in B.C.

Operation Freedom Paws, which trains therapy dogs and their owners, has been in B.C. since 2020

On July 16, Operation Freedom Paws Canada held its first annual open house which also included a graduation ceremony for its two newest graduates. (Photo courtesy of Operation Freedom Paws Canada)
Canadian soccer star Alphonso Davies says he will donate his World Cup earnings to charity. Davies celebrates his penalty kick goal against Curacao during the first half of a CONCACAF Nations League soccer match, in Vancouver, on Thursday, June 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian soccer star Alphonso Davies to donate World Cup earnings to charity

How much those earnings will be yet to be determined

Canadian soccer star Alphonso Davies says he will donate his World Cup earnings to charity. Davies celebrates his penalty kick goal against Curacao during the first half of a CONCACAF Nations League soccer match, in Vancouver, on Thursday, June 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
(photo provided by Amy Nunn).

A sour treat for a sweet cause: Good Lemonade Day raises over $17,000 for Kelowna charity

Local families across B.C. hosted lemonade stands on June 18 to raise money for JoeAnna’s House

(photo provided by Amy Nunn).
Participants in the Ride into History charity motorcycle tours often return year after year. (Michelle Puffer/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Ride into History benefits Langley and Mission charities

Motorcycle ride through Fraser Valley is Saturday, July 23

Participants in the Ride into History charity motorcycle tours often return year after year. (Michelle Puffer/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
SEMO Foundation supporters attend a charity golf tournament in June at Guildford Golf & Country Club. The SEMO Foundation will hold its annual INSPIRE fundraising event Aug. 20 atop Langley’s Westlund Building. (Photo submitted: SEMO Foundation)

SEMO Foundation to hold fundraiser for six local charities

Surrey charity to host buffet atop Langley’s Westlund Building

SEMO Foundation supporters attend a charity golf tournament in June at Guildford Golf & Country Club. The SEMO Foundation will hold its annual INSPIRE fundraising event Aug. 20 atop Langley’s Westlund Building. (Photo submitted: SEMO Foundation)
The 21st Canada Day Populaire will feature about 500 riders, some riding 155 km to celebrate 155 years of Canada. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

155 km for 155 years of Canada

BC Randonneurs return to celebrate Canada Day

The 21st Canada Day Populaire will feature about 500 riders, some riding 155 km to celebrate 155 years of Canada. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Donna Gibson is the Langley Literacy outreach coordinator. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley high school students help each youngsters boost reading skills

About 35 ‘big buddies’ virtually read to 70 ‘little buddies’ through Langley Literacy Network program

Donna Gibson is the Langley Literacy outreach coordinator. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Last year’s winners, Tony and Lilianne Fuller, (second and third from left) met with Rotarians Brian Lott (left), chair Jennifer Roy, and Jeff Morfitt to receive their $125,000 prize. This year, the goal is to give away $200,000. (Rotary Clubs of Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

$65,000 raised so far for Langley Rotarys’ 50/50 draw

The goal for the four service clubs is to hit the $400,000 mark before August deadline

Last year’s winners, Tony and Lilianne Fuller, (second and third from left) met with Rotarians Brian Lott (left), chair Jennifer Roy, and Jeff Morfitt to receive their $125,000 prize. This year, the goal is to give away $200,000. (Rotary Clubs of Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Uplands Elementary School student Lyla Babcock raised $77.50 for BC SPCA. She sold handmade pillows at her school's entrepreneurship market. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

School marketplace has young Langley student dreaming up ways to help animals

Nine-year-old sold her handmade pillows and donated all the profits to the BCSPCA

Uplands Elementary School student Lyla Babcock raised $77.50 for BC SPCA. She sold handmade pillows at her school's entrepreneurship market. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley artist Susan Falk is presenting her still-life and figurative paintings at the Kube Gallery until June 24. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Well-known Langley artist raising money for Critter Care

Susan Falk is showcasing her still-life and figurative paintings at a local gallery until June 24

Langley artist Susan Falk is presenting her still-life and figurative paintings at the Kube Gallery until June 24. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
(Photo - Third Space Charity/Contributed)

West Kelowna resident cycling across B.C. for mental health awareness

Biffart’s journey started on June 5 and he aims to be done on the 21st

(Photo - Third Space Charity/Contributed)
Ken Barkman at Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing on June 5, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

78-year-old Ken Barkman of Chilliwack riding 3,000 kilometres for BC Children’s Hospital

Grandfather helping son and wife, who have adopted four high-risk babies

Ken Barkman at Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing on June 5, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Mayor Jack Froese (in the truck) is hosting the annual Mayor’s Charitable Gala with the Langley Township firefighters, raising money for local causes. The event will be held this September, and tickets go on sale in June. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Mayor’s Gala returns to Langley Township to raise funds for local charities

Langley Township firefighters organize the annual event

  • May 30, 2022
Mayor Jack Froese (in the truck) is hosting the annual Mayor’s Charitable Gala with the Langley Township firefighters, raising money for local causes. The event will be held this September, and tickets go on sale in June. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Bikers enjoyed hotdogs and drinks before hitting the road. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Fraser Valley bikers cover 100 miles spreading awareness about child abuse

It was the first chance in more than two years to participate in the annual ride

Bikers enjoyed hotdogs and drinks before hitting the road. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Langley Senior Resources Society’s hosted a paper shredding event Saturday, May 14. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Langley Senior Resources Society’s hosted a paper shredding event Saturday, May 14. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Spencer van Vloten, was awarded the B.C. Medal of Good Citizenship at a virtual ceremony. He is a former resident of Langley and studied at Alex Hopes Elementary School. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

32-year-old credits upbringing in Langley for wins multiple service awards

Spencer van Vloten grew up in Langley where he first developed his drive for helping others

Spencer van Vloten, was awarded the B.C. Medal of Good Citizenship at a virtual ceremony. He is a former resident of Langley and studied at Alex Hopes Elementary School. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Shannon Woykin showed off Meals On Wheels new fully functional industrial kitchen at the Aldergrove Community Station House on the 2900 block of 272nd Street on Tuesday, May 10. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Shannon Woykin showed off Meals On Wheels new fully functional industrial kitchen at the Aldergrove Community Station House on the 2900 block of 272nd Street on Tuesday, May 10. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
The local Rotary Clubs consider leadership an essential aspect of Rotary. With an aim to help emerging leaders develop their skills, the local clubs are joining hands to organize the seventh annual SASSY awards. The ceremony will be held at the Chief Sepass Theatre on Thursday. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Local Rotary Clubs honour youth leaders on Thursday night

“It will be like Juno Awards,” says one of the organizers

The local Rotary Clubs consider leadership an essential aspect of Rotary. With an aim to help emerging leaders develop their skills, the local clubs are joining hands to organize the seventh annual SASSY awards. The ceremony will be held at the Chief Sepass Theatre on Thursday. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Porter family are flying around the world in a single-engine aircraft and aim to raise $1 million for SOS Children’s Villages. Left to right: Michelle Porter, Christopher Porter, Sydney Porter, Samantha Porter, Ian Porter. (Courtesy of Ian Porter)

B.C. family of 5 set to fly around the world over the next year – and raise $1M for charity

The Porters plan to take 14 months to see 50-plus countries and support SOS Children’s Villages

The Porter family are flying around the world in a single-engine aircraft and aim to raise $1 million for SOS Children’s Villages. Left to right: Michelle Porter, Christopher Porter, Sydney Porter, Samantha Porter, Ian Porter. (Courtesy of Ian Porter)
Artist Rosemary Wallace painted a willow tree on the wall of the Ishtar offices, a mural that kids will then add to as part of the PEACE program. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Peace tree takes root in Ishtar

City councillor and artist paints symbolic willow tree on wall of transition housing offices

Artist Rosemary Wallace painted a willow tree on the wall of the Ishtar offices, a mural that kids will then add to as part of the PEACE program. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
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