Recreation

The Township of Langley Civic Facility. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Council mulls change to plans for building Langley’s largest new park

Yorkson Community Park is a long-term phased project

 

Looking west from Bridal Falls over Chilliwack. (Sam Waddington file photo)

Fraser Valley leaders back gondola proposal, oppose ski resort idea near Chilliwack

‘We urge you to approve the Cascade Skyline Gondola Project,’ Chilliwack mayor wrote to B.C. reps

 

Photo credit: Kamloops Immigrant Services

Get Moving with Your Community this June

Download the ParticipACTION app, track your activity + help your community compete to win $100K!

  • May 30, 2022

 

Funds raised through Sweatin’ for Science support education programs and opportunities in 13 regions across BC and Yukon to nurture, inspire and elevate youth.

BC Tech Leaders Raise Funds and Awareness for STEM Education

BC’s tech leaders are Sweatin’ for Science this month to raise funds…

  • May 23, 2022
Funds raised through Sweatin’ for Science support education programs and opportunities in 13 regions across BC and Yukon to nurture, inspire and elevate youth.
A KFC seen through the broken wall of another building on the Langley Township-owned site in Aldergrove at the entrance to the downtown. The Township is asking residents what they want to see there in the future. (Dan Ferguson/Black Press Media)

Future of Aldergrove’s ‘gateway’ site up for debate

Public invited to comment on future of former strip mall where KFC now sits

A KFC seen through the broken wall of another building on the Langley Township-owned site in Aldergrove at the entrance to the downtown. The Township is asking residents what they want to see there in the future. (Dan Ferguson/Black Press Media)
Connecting trails through the City is believed to be one of the key concerns when looking to develop a 10-year plan for the parks, recreation, and culture needs for Langley City. (Langley Advance Times files)

Input critical to Langley City’s parks and rec plan

A survey and virtual open house are among forums being used to garner resident feedback

Connecting trails through the City is believed to be one of the key concerns when looking to develop a 10-year plan for the parks, recreation, and culture needs for Langley City. (Langley Advance Times files)
The 2020 polar bear plunge at the Aldergrove Credit Union Community Centre’s Otter Co-op Outdoor Experience pool. (Nikole Longhi – Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Aldergrove rec centre to keep name despite change at credit union

Aldergrove Credit Union is rebranding after its merger with G&F Financial

The 2020 polar bear plunge at the Aldergrove Credit Union Community Centre’s Otter Co-op Outdoor Experience pool. (Nikole Longhi – Special to the Langley Advance Times)
A rendering of what the expanded W.C. Blair Recreation Centre might look like. (Township of Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

W.C. Blair Rec Centre in Murrayville gets upgrade

Langley Township is expanding the exercise areas at the centre

  • Feb 5, 2022
A rendering of what the expanded W.C. Blair Recreation Centre might look like. (Township of Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
The track at McLeod Athletic Park is closed indefinitely, due to weather. (Lore Wollf/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Winter weather forces Langley track shut down

Township closes McLeod Athletic Park running space temporarily

The track at McLeod Athletic Park is closed indefinitely, due to weather. (Lore Wollf/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Monica Newman has been part of the Langley Walk for more than 40 years, both as a participant and more recently as a volunteer, collecting badges for each year. (Langley Advance Times files)

59th annual Langley Walk goes virtual again

For the second year running, the historic community event has had to morph due to COVID

  • May 9, 2021
Monica Newman has been part of the Langley Walk for more than 40 years, both as a participant and more recently as a volunteer, collecting badges for each year. (Langley Advance Times files)
Fishing licences came available for sale Thursday, April 1, and the federal government has introduced a new tool to help anglers – those who are required – to record their catches. (DFO/Special to Black Press Media)

New recording tool available in time for fishing licence sales

Anglers can now use an ‘easy’ online system to take note of fish they have caught, as per DFO rules

Fishing licences came available for sale Thursday, April 1, and the federal government has introduced a new tool to help anglers – those who are required – to record their catches. (DFO/Special to Black Press Media)
Sugar Lake is just as sweet in winter, with a variety of cool-weather activities to enjoy.

Summer is sweet at Sugar Lake (and winter’s pretty cool, too!)

Year-round memories await at your lakeside Okanagan cabin

  • Mar 1, 2021
Sugar Lake is just as sweet in winter, with a variety of cool-weather activities to enjoy.
Langley Area Pickleball Dinkers weren’t able to host their summer tournament but passed the paddle and still raised $1,275 for the Douglas Park Community School Society. (LAPD/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley recreation club in a pickle over tournament that benefits kids

Pickleball club had to cancel its second annual tournament but still donated to Douglas Park School

Langley Area Pickleball Dinkers weren’t able to host their summer tournament but passed the paddle and still raised $1,275 for the Douglas Park Community School Society. (LAPD/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
A group of four is doing a 70-kilometre hike on Friday, Sept. 18 in memory of Brook Morrison, who went missing in Abbotsford on Sept. 1 and whose body was found three days later.

Fraser Valley foursome to hike 70km over mountains in memory of friend

Friends from Abbotsford and Langley to hike from Hope to Tulameen for Brook Morrison

A group of four is doing a 70-kilometre hike on Friday, Sept. 18 in memory of Brook Morrison, who went missing in Abbotsford on Sept. 1 and whose body was found three days later.
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LETTER: We can’t wait for a vaccine before getting back to our lives

Critical of Township for not re-opening its pools and more rec facilities for those who needing them

  • Aug 3, 2020
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Timms Community Centre in downtown Langley City is still not open to the public, but will provide limited access for scheduled appointments and classes in the weight room and fitness facilities. (Langley City/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley City re-opens Monday to limited weight room and fitness classes

Still no drop-ins allowed, but some pre-registered appointments possible at Timms Community Centre

  • Jul 12, 2020
Timms Community Centre in downtown Langley City is still not open to the public, but will provide limited access for scheduled appointments and classes in the weight room and fitness facilities. (Langley City/Special to Langley Advance Times)
This screenshot taken from a video shot by surf instructor Shannon Brown shows a watercraft operator in the surf zone off Chesterman Beach. Since being shared on social media, the video has sparked concerns over water safety. (Image from video by Shannon Brown)
This screenshot taken from a video shot by surf instructor Shannon Brown shows a watercraft operator in the surf zone off Chesterman Beach. Since being shared on social media, the video has sparked concerns over water safety. (Image from video by Shannon Brown)
The sign pictured has drawn its share of attention from Maple Ridge Leisure Centre patrons. (Ronan O’Doherty - THE NEWS)

Maple Ridge Leisure Centre’s ‘no nude zone’ sign draws attention

Universal change room has many private stalls for patrons to use

The sign pictured has drawn its share of attention from Maple Ridge Leisure Centre patrons. (Ronan O’Doherty - THE NEWS)
A rise of misconduct at the Nelson and District Community Complex has put a stress on staff and patrons. Photo: Tyler Harper

10 people banned in two weeks from B.C. rec centre for drugs, squatting

Suspensions were for setting up sleeping bags in washrooms, theft, verbal abuse of staff, and more

A rise of misconduct at the Nelson and District Community Complex has put a stress on staff and patrons. Photo: Tyler Harper