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Surrey Pipe and Drum Band were accompanied by the Township of Langley Honour Guard at the 2019 Mayor’s Charitable Gala. (Special to Black Press Media)

Sell-out mayor’s gala shines light on youth health

Firefighter event helps build better future for children in Langley

Surrey Pipe and Drum Band were accompanied by the Township of Langley Honour Guard at the 2019 Mayor’s Charitable Gala. (Special to Black Press Media)
Aldergrove Rotary to benefit from Langley Cruise-In charity car show. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley charities hoping for a high turnout at Cruise-In 2022

Funds from charity car show help community groups run their programs

Aldergrove Rotary to benefit from Langley Cruise-In charity car show. (Langley Advance Times files)
More than 1,100 cyclists leave Chilliwack Heritage Park for the annual Tour de Cure fundraiser for BC Cancer Foundation on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: $6.3 million raised as Tour de Cure cycling fundraiser for cancer rolls through B.C. cities

More than 1,100 cyclists rode through Eastern Fraser Valley to raise money for BC Cancer Foundation

More than 1,100 cyclists leave Chilliwack Heritage Park for the annual Tour de Cure fundraiser for BC Cancer Foundation on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Police personnel, firefighters, and about 150 members of general public attended Langley Pos-Abilities Society’s Day of Pos-Abilities event at Douglas Park on Saturday, Aug. 20. The event included food, drinks, entertainment, and more. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley Pos-Abilities’ wheelchair challenge an ‘eye-opener’ for some

Society invites police and fire department to a friendly ‘try-on-a-disability’ competition

Police personnel, firefighters, and about 150 members of general public attended Langley Pos-Abilities Society’s Day of Pos-Abilities event at Douglas Park on Saturday, Aug. 20. The event included food, drinks, entertainment, and more. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Guests of the SEMO Foundation attend the INSPIRE 2022 fundraiser event atop the Westlund Building in Langley Aug. 20. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

SEMO Foundation hosts in-person fundraiser for six charities

First in-person INSPIRE event since 2019

Guests of the SEMO Foundation attend the INSPIRE 2022 fundraiser event atop the Westlund Building in Langley Aug. 20. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
On Aug. 18 A&W is selling burgers to beat MS (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer).

Burgers to Beat MS returns to A&W

A&W is partering with the MS Society of Canada to raise money to support people with MS

On Aug. 18 A&W is selling burgers to beat MS (Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer).
Zosia Ettenberg, founder of Langley Pos-Abilities, tests out the "Try on a Disability challenge" at the Day of Pos-Abilities Douglas Park. (Langley Advance Times Files)

Celebrate the abilities of people with disabilities, says founder of Langley advocacy group

Annual inclusion-based event will have police and fire personnel competing

Zosia Ettenberg, founder of Langley Pos-Abilities, tests out the "Try on a Disability challenge" at the Day of Pos-Abilities Douglas Park. (Langley Advance Times Files)
Melanie Arsenault and Jared Skocylas and their two-year-old son Daxton. The little boy has had several health challenges and is now fighting a rare form of cancer. (Special to The Star)

Softball tournament benefits toddler with rare cancer

Mangat family continues series of fundraisers to help people dealing with cancer

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Melanie Arsenault and Jared Skocylas and their two-year-old son Daxton. The little boy has had several health challenges and is now fighting a rare form of cancer. (Special to The Star)
18-year-old Samir Olyad Suleiman Ali (left) and 17-year-old Yasbirat Ytatek were killed by a driver fleeing a traffic stop in New Westminster on July 26. (Oliyad Ali/Youtube & GoFundMe photos)

2 teens killed after driver flees police in Lower Mainland; fundraisers launched for families

Yasbirat Ytatek and Samir Olyad Suleiman Ali were killed in a collision on July 26

18-year-old Samir Olyad Suleiman Ali (left) and 17-year-old Yasbirat Ytatek were killed by a driver fleeing a traffic stop in New Westminster on July 26. (Oliyad Ali/Youtube & GoFundMe photos)
Members of ‘Team Sarah’ take part in the 2021 Tour de Cure. (Flickr/BC Cancer Foundation)

Volunteers needed in Chilliwack and beyond for Tour de Cure fundraiser

Event for BC Cancer Foundation rolls through Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Langley

Members of ‘Team Sarah’ take part in the 2021 Tour de Cure. (Flickr/BC Cancer Foundation)
Beau, a three-year-old Anatolian shepherd, was one of about a dozen pets up for adoption from the Patti Dale Animal Shelter in Aldergrove, that attended the Langley Animal Protection Society’s Dreams Do Come True summer soiree at Thunderbird Show Park on Saturday. He was accompanied by long-time shelter volunteer Bob Schwartz. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Dogs, cats join first in-person gala in 2 years – netting $85K

Langley Animal Protection Society welcomes 200 guests to its Dreams Do Come True summer soiree

Beau, a three-year-old Anatolian shepherd, was one of about a dozen pets up for adoption from the Patti Dale Animal Shelter in Aldergrove, that attended the Langley Animal Protection Society’s Dreams Do Come True summer soiree at Thunderbird Show Park on Saturday. He was accompanied by long-time shelter volunteer Bob Schwartz. (Roxanne Hooper/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)
Kalyn Head of Chilliwack is doing a 100-kilometre birthday ultra marathon on July 23 to mark her 25th birthday, all while raising money for Special Olympics British Columbia. She is seen here near Vedder Park in Chilliwack on July 9, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. woman to celebrate birthday with 100-km ultra marathon fundraiser for Special Olympics

Kalyn Head will mark her 25th birthday with a fundraiser run from Chilliwack to Vancouver

Kalyn Head of Chilliwack is doing a 100-kilometre birthday ultra marathon on July 23 to mark her 25th birthday, all while raising money for Special Olympics British Columbia. She is seen here near Vedder Park in Chilliwack on July 9, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Burt Henderson was part of the team, Hendo’s Heroes. His team has raised about $40,000 so far. His daughter and son both have Stargardt, a rare genetic eye disease. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley bike ride a chance for cyclists to help loved ones with vision disorders

About 70 people took part in Cycle for Sight, an event in support of Fighting Blindness Canada

Burt Henderson was part of the team, Hendo’s Heroes. His team has raised about $40,000 so far. His daughter and son both have Stargardt, a rare genetic eye disease. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/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)
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)
Paul Rodgers is featured in the song Red Harvest. The song, by Richard T. Bear and featuring Rodgers, is in response to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. (Quarto Valley Records)

B.C. artist featured on song to help people of Ukraine

Red Harvest features vocals by Summerland musician Paul Rodgers

Paul Rodgers is featured in the song Red Harvest. The song, by Richard T. Bear and featuring Rodgers, is in response to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. (Quarto Valley Records)
Adam Hoerdt is seen with his bicycle and caravan Thursday morning in Fairfield. The second leg of his cross-Canada cycling fundraiser for ARVC will take three months and is tasked with raising $75,000 for an electrophysiologist fellowship in Toronto. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Cross-Canada journey launches from Victoria for under-researched heart condition

Man who lost wife to ARVC hopes to raise $75,000 with second three-month leg of cycling trek

Adam Hoerdt is seen with his bicycle and caravan Thursday morning in Fairfield. The second leg of his cross-Canada cycling fundraiser for ARVC will take three months and is tasked with raising $75,000 for an electrophysiologist fellowship in Toronto. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
This Brookswood home is part of a $2.5-million prize package. It comes complete with a two-bedroom legal basement suite and much more. (Hometown Heroes Lottery/Special to Langley Advance Times)

PHOTOS: Brookswood smart house part of Hometown Heroes Lottery

A Langley prize home is the primary part of $2.5M package currently up for grabs

This Brookswood home is part of a $2.5-million prize package. It comes complete with a two-bedroom legal basement suite and much more. (Hometown Heroes Lottery/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Jakob-Anthony with his younger sister Emma-Leigh Handley will be going to Calgary with their mother Katie for Jakob’s 16th surgery. (Contributed photo)

Surrey woman starts bottle drive for son’s doctor’s appointment in Calgary

Katie Handley’s son Jakob-Anthony, 13, has Noonan syndrome

Jakob-Anthony with his younger sister Emma-Leigh Handley will be going to Calgary with their mother Katie for Jakob’s 16th surgery. (Contributed photo)
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