fundraising

Ryder Newhouse, 14, is making and selling dog treats to raise money for BC and Alberta Guide Dogs. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. teen with autism fundraises for guide dog charity through canine cookie sales

Ryder Newhouse donating half proceeds from ‘Tommy’s Choice’ dog treats to help train puppy Juniper

Ryder Newhouse, 14, is making and selling dog treats to raise money for BC and Alberta Guide Dogs. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Mayor Val van den Broek, seen here at the January 2020 Winter Wonderland Gala, will be hosting a Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation fundraiser for the Foundry on Saturday, March 26. (Langley Advance Times file)
Mayor Val van den Broek, seen here at the January 2020 Winter Wonderland Gala, will be hosting a Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation fundraiser for the Foundry on Saturday, March 26. (Langley Advance Times file)
Sarah Beairsto (left), seven-year-old Harper Harvey and Debra Legge with boxes of Girl Guides cookies outside a warehouse in North Delta on Saturday, March 12. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Girl Guides back to door-to-door cookie sales after 2 years of doing business differently

Chocolate/vanilla cookies sold in spring, and those who love the mint ones have to wait until fall

Sarah Beairsto (left), seven-year-old Harper Harvey and Debra Legge with boxes of Girl Guides cookies outside a warehouse in North Delta on Saturday, March 12. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Mackenzie Gaytmenn is hoping this year’s auction will raise at least $6,000 for youth mentoring. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Beer fridge, tix to Seattle Mariners game, and more to be auctioned off for Langley charity

Big Brothers Bis Sisters of Langley is running an online fundraiser until Thursday, March 10

Mackenzie Gaytmenn is hoping this year’s auction will raise at least $6,000 for youth mentoring. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Colton Muench and wife Malena Findler. Family and friends of the Fort Langley man, who is battling stage 4 lung cancer, are raising funds to help with his treatment. (Courtesy Muench family)
Colton Muench and wife Malena Findler. Family and friends of the Fort Langley man, who is battling stage 4 lung cancer, are raising funds to help with his treatment. (Courtesy Muench family)
Langley Rugby Club’s Joe Barry keeps a United Rugby Club tackler at bay during First Division action at LRC’s home field in 2016. Work on a second playing field at the Langley Rugby Club (LRC) site on Crush Crescent will begin this spring. (Langley Advance Times file)

Timeline for second Langley Rugby Club field aims for opening in 2023

Completion will allow upgrades to existing pitch, club president says

Langley Rugby Club’s Joe Barry keeps a United Rugby Club tackler at bay during First Division action at LRC’s home field in 2016. Work on a second playing field at the Langley Rugby Club (LRC) site on Crush Crescent will begin this spring. (Langley Advance Times file)
Litter box in a photo submitted by BC SPCA.

BC SPCA urges ‘litter’ love for an ex in quirky Valentine’s fundraiser for 3 shelters

‘We will write their name in the bottom of a litter box,’ rep says

Litter box in a photo submitted by BC SPCA.
Trucks are parked on Metcalfe Street as a rally against COVID-19 restrictions, which began as a cross-country convoy protesting a federal vaccine mandate for truckers, continues in Ottawa, Ontario, on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)

GoFundMe removes Freedom Convoy fundraiser, says protest has ‘become an occupation’

GoFundMe says no further funds will be distributed to organizers

Trucks are parked on Metcalfe Street as a rally against COVID-19 restrictions, which began as a cross-country convoy protesting a federal vaccine mandate for truckers, continues in Ottawa, Ontario, on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)
U15 LUSA Premier Castilians soccer team assistant coach Brian Kerr and daughter Kyla were out collecting for a team bottle drive on Sunday, Jan. 9 in Brookswood. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Their planned trip may be on hold because of COVID, but a Langley soccer team isn’t giving up

Members of U15 Castilians were out collecting bottles and cans on the weekend

U15 LUSA Premier Castilians soccer team assistant coach Brian Kerr and daughter Kyla were out collecting for a team bottle drive on Sunday, Jan. 9 in Brookswood. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
An old school (back), which was a goat shed provided by the chief of the village. It has been replaced with a new, three-room school built by donations to the Aldergrove-based Save Burkina Faso Canada. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Aldergrove-based charity raising funds for West African country

Charity Christmas sale features work by local artisans

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An old school (back), which was a goat shed provided by the chief of the village. It has been replaced with a new, three-room school built by donations to the Aldergrove-based Save Burkina Faso Canada. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Community Services Society’s buildings were flooded between Nov. 14 and 16. (LCSS/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley social service provider hopes GoFundMe can aid in flood costs

Langley Community Services Society has a big bill after their buildings flooded

Langley Community Services Society’s buildings were flooded between Nov. 14 and 16. (LCSS/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
The Langley School District Foundation has food programs, and supports schools with scholarships, technology and more. To raise money for its work, the foundation is holding a 50/50. (LSDF/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley school charity looking to sell $150,000 in 50/50 tickets

Tickets available until Dec. 16 with the winner selected Dec. 17.

The Langley School District Foundation has food programs, and supports schools with scholarships, technology and more. To raise money for its work, the foundation is holding a 50/50. (LSDF/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Chris and Jamie Ruscheinski are the twins behind the popular Gone Country concert. Courtesy Angela Ruscheinski

Pop-up donation event orchestrated in Langley for flood victims

Team of friends and associates pull together a drive-thru fundraiser at Sammy J’s on Saturday

Chris and Jamie Ruscheinski are the twins behind the popular Gone Country concert. Courtesy Angela Ruscheinski
The Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund has seen local groups University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce and Abbotsford Community Foundation team up to provide help to locals. (Twitter photo)

Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund established by local fundraising coalition

UFV, ACOC and ACF team up to help locals dealing with issues related to recent flooding

The Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund has seen local groups University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce and Abbotsford Community Foundation team up to provide help to locals. (Twitter photo)
Bon Ga is a Korean restaurant located in the Glenmore neighbourhood in Kelowna. (Bon Ga/Facebook)

Kelowna residents rally behind Korean restaurant targeted with racist graffiti

Bon Ga was vandalized with racist graffiti on Saturday morning, Oct. 30

Bon Ga is a Korean restaurant located in the Glenmore neighbourhood in Kelowna. (Bon Ga/Facebook)
Mike Gee spoke about his son Seamus (pictured) at the Tuesday, Oct. 19 launch of the fundraising campaign for Foundry Langley, a mental health facility for young people. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Mike Gee spoke about his son Seamus (pictured) at the Tuesday, Oct. 19 launch of the fundraising campaign for Foundry Langley, a mental health facility for young people. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Dave Lanphear, (left) Envision Financial president; Dan Huang-Taylor, executive director of Food Banks BC; Launi Skinner, CEO of First West Credit Union; and Susan Byrom, executive director of the First West Foundation share news of the Full Cupboard milestone. (Special to Black Press Media)

Envision Financial surpasses $1 million raised for local food banks

Langley-based credit union has kept thousands from going hungry in the past eight years

Dave Lanphear, (left) Envision Financial president; Dan Huang-Taylor, executive director of Food Banks BC; Launi Skinner, CEO of First West Credit Union; and Susan Byrom, executive director of the First West Foundation share news of the Full Cupboard milestone. (Special to Black Press Media)
Surrey teen Sia Sidhu has been raising money for BC Children’s Hospital in a variety of ways in recent years. This year's "Team Sia" fundraiser involves a raffle of more than 60 prizes donated by sponsors. (submitted photo)

B.C. girl, 13, raises over $32K for BC Children’s Hospital, launches new raffle

Several hospital departments have benefitted from Sia Sidhu’s fundraising work in recent years

Surrey teen Sia Sidhu has been raising money for BC Children’s Hospital in a variety of ways in recent years. This year's "Team Sia" fundraiser involves a raffle of more than 60 prizes donated by sponsors. (submitted photo)
A few dozen poker enthusiasts participated in last Saturday’s Mangat poker tournament held at the legion in Aldergrove. It is an annual fundraiser for cancer. (Special to The Star)

Mangats hitting homer for cancer

Aldergrove family introduces new, two-day charity softball tourney this weekend

A few dozen poker enthusiasts participated in last Saturday’s Mangat poker tournament held at the legion in Aldergrove. It is an annual fundraiser for cancer. (Special to The Star)
Doug Penner, now 18, was all smiles when the Ride for Doug was able to return – despite the rain – this June in Langley. The Island ride, however, has been postponed for a year. (Langley Advance Times files)

Ride for Doug’s Island event deferred a year

Event namesake Doug Penner of Langley is a disappointed his charity ride was be put off a year

Doug Penner, now 18, was all smiles when the Ride for Doug was able to return – despite the rain – this June in Langley. The Island ride, however, has been postponed for a year. (Langley Advance Times files)