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McHappy Day, McDonald’s Canada’s largest annual community charitable initiative, is back, live and in person on Wednesday May 11 at the Murrayville and Langley City restaurants. (file)

McHappy Day charitable fundraiser returns to Murrayville and Langley City McDonald’s restaurants

On Wednesday, VIPs help gather donations for Ronald McDonald House Charities and Foundry Langley

McHappy Day, McDonald’s Canada’s largest annual community charitable initiative, is back, live and in person on Wednesday May 11 at the Murrayville and Langley City restaurants. (file)
Eva Gupta and dad Vikas, from Willoughby, picked out a button design for her mom in Douglas Park on Saturday, May 7 as Langley City’s celebration of B.C. Youth Week wrapped up with an outdoor festival. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Festival at Douglas Park wraps up B.C. Youth Week

First since the annual event had to be ‘paused’ due to pandemic

Eva Gupta and dad Vikas, from Willoughby, picked out a button design for her mom in Douglas Park on Saturday, May 7 as Langley City’s celebration of B.C. Youth Week wrapped up with an outdoor festival. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Staff at Foundry Vancouver-Granville, operated by Providence Health Care. One of many Foundry centre across BC that provide integrated health services to young people like Aslam and Lee. Jeff Topham photo.

Foundry supports youth in living a good life

Free and confidential health and wellness supports for BC youth ages 12 to 24 – online and in-person

  • May 2, 2022
Staff at Foundry Vancouver-Granville, operated by Providence Health Care. One of many Foundry centre across BC that provide integrated health services to young people like Aslam and Lee. Jeff Topham photo.
Brandon and Violet Guthrie attended the MacInnis farm drive-up version of the Aldergrove fair in August of 2021. (Langley Advance Times file)

A bigger and better Aldergrove Fair is in the works

Event returns to Aldergrove Athletic Park

Brandon and Violet Guthrie attended the MacInnis farm drive-up version of the Aldergrove fair in August of 2021. (Langley Advance Times file)
This year’s May Queen Taiya Yardley (left) with her mother Darcie Yardley, who was May queen in 1994, posed for a photo together at the Sunday, April 24 tea held at the historic Fort Langley Community hall. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

May Queen crowned in Fort Langley

First time event has been held since the pandemic struck

This year’s May Queen Taiya Yardley (left) with her mother Darcie Yardley, who was May queen in 1994, posed for a photo together at the Sunday, April 24 tea held at the historic Fort Langley Community hall. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Katie Roest participated in the clean up with her seven-years-old daughter, Ellie. The event was part of Township of Langley’s Clean Up Langley Day on Saturday, April 23. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Langley residents join hands for Clean Up Langley Day

Event organized by Township of Langley

Katie Roest participated in the clean up with her seven-years-old daughter, Ellie. The event was part of Township of Langley’s Clean Up Langley Day on Saturday, April 23. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Nicole Marples, executive director of Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS) at one of their past events. (Langley Advance Times files)

Earth Day celebrations to take place in Langley’s Douglas Park

Many community-based organizations to participate at the family-friendly in-person event

Nicole Marples, executive director of Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS) at one of their past events. (Langley Advance Times files)
Surrey resident Erin Robinson couldn’t sleep a wink after scoring the top prize of $150,000 playing BCLC’s Bingo Supreme Scratch and Win ticket. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Surrey winner pick $150,000 lottery ticket at Langley store

Late night ticket check results in sleepless night

Surrey resident Erin Robinson couldn’t sleep a wink after scoring the top prize of $150,000 playing BCLC’s Bingo Supreme Scratch and Win ticket. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Carol Stehr, Scout leader sorting out bottles at the First Walnut Grove Scout troop’s fundraiser on Saturday, March 26. The group is raising funds for their upcoming camping trip in Hawaii. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Langley scouting group raising funds for Hawaii camping trip

Goal seems difficult to achieve but all is in to make it happen

Carol Stehr, Scout leader sorting out bottles at the First Walnut Grove Scout troop’s fundraiser on Saturday, March 26. The group is raising funds for their upcoming camping trip in Hawaii. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Kids in the community love the decorations and enjoy visiting to celebrate Easter. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Langley home front yard decorated with Easter theme cut outs

Garden is open for kids in the community

Kids in the community love the decorations and enjoy visiting to celebrate Easter. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Carl Petersson, pianist will perform at Langley Community Music Schools on Sunday, April 3 at 3 p.m. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Dynamic piano virtuoso to perform in Langley

The afternoon will include a pre-concert discussion

Carl Petersson, pianist will perform at Langley Community Music Schools on Sunday, April 3 at 3 p.m. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Jen Pavel, an experienced homestay mom, said that kids brought “wonderful” experiences to her life which she believes her family would not have experienced otherwise. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley School District wants families to show generosity

International students coming to neighbourhood seeking homestay facilities

Jen Pavel, an experienced homestay mom, said that kids brought “wonderful” experiences to her life which she believes her family would not have experienced otherwise. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Undercover Band performed on Feb. 25 at the legion in Aldergrove. The organization supports veterans and organizes events like concerts, karaoke, live music, jam night, card bingo and more throughout the year. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Aldergrove legion to host evening of comedy Saturday

Kids are allowed at the March 26 event but not recommended, jokes organizers

Undercover Band performed on Feb. 25 at the legion in Aldergrove. The organization supports veterans and organizes events like concerts, karaoke, live music, jam night, card bingo and more throughout the year. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Sherri Anne of the global band – Sister Speak – will perform solo on March 11 at Langley’s Bez Arts Hub. The concert will feature performances of classics from her first three albums and songs from her upcoming album. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

A global band comes to Langley

The lead singer will perform solo and share songs and stories from her upcoming album

Sherri Anne of the global band – Sister Speak – will perform solo on March 11 at Langley’s Bez Arts Hub. The concert will feature performances of classics from her first three albums and songs from her upcoming album. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Natalie Szakun and Lyndon Rebello are research assistants at Trinity Western University’s Integrative Cardiovascular Physiology Laboratory. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley university joins a national campaign to raise awareness about heart health in women

Research assistants initiates series of events in the campus

Natalie Szakun and Lyndon Rebello are research assistants at Trinity Western University’s Integrative Cardiovascular Physiology Laboratory. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Heidi and Hazel were found by the Langley Animal Protection Society in rough shape. The society is hoping raise $9,000 for their dental treatment. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Two abandoned Langley dogs need dental care

Officers of the local animal protection society found the two dogs had serious medical issues

Heidi and Hazel were found by the Langley Animal Protection Society in rough shape. The society is hoping raise $9,000 for their dental treatment. (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)

Dallas Smith gifts $25K to Langley youth initiative

More than 1,000 young people will benefit from country music star’s donation

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)
Todd Hyland was enjoying the heated outdoor pool at the Aldergrove Credit Union Community Centre on Saturday, Feb. 19. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Aldergrove Credit Union Community Centre resumes drop-ins for weight room, pool

Don’t go too early if you want to avoid a crowd, one swimmer advised

Todd Hyland was enjoying the heated outdoor pool at the Aldergrove Credit Union Community Centre on Saturday, Feb. 19. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Walnut Grove’s Jason Ahn, 11, is an outgoing kid with many friends, who happens to have Spinal Muscular Atrophy. He and his family will be featured on the 56th Annual Variety Show of Hearts telethon that will air on Saturday, Feb. 26 from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Global B.C. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Walnut Grove’s Jason Ahn, 11, is an outgoing kid with many friends, who happens to have Spinal Muscular Atrophy. He and his family will be featured on the 56th Annual Variety Show of Hearts telethon that will air on Saturday, Feb. 26 from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Global B.C. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Marie’s Guilt Free Bakery will donate 10 per cent of her summer farmer market sales towards Canuck Place cookie program. The local bakery offers gluten free baked goods, gluten free flour mix and gluten free jams and jellies. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley bakery to raise fund for Canuck Place hospice

Funds will help patients receive music thearpy, counselling, and other services

Marie’s Guilt Free Bakery will donate 10 per cent of her summer farmer market sales towards Canuck Place cookie program. The local bakery offers gluten free baked goods, gluten free flour mix and gluten free jams and jellies. (Special to Langley Advance Times)