Rotary

Aidan Smaaslet, 6, from Brookswood was enjoying his ribs at the Langley RibFest on Sunday, Aug. 14. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley RibFest 50-50 draw raises record $285,000

First Rotary-organized fundraiser since 2019 draws crowds

 

On Sunday, Aug. 7, Rotary Clubs of Langley volunteer Lara Petrie was at the Otter Co-op, one of a small group who were promoting RibFest and handling in-person 50-50 ticket sales for the Mega draw that raises money for local charities. Tickets can also be purchased online. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Jackpot for Rotary Clubs of Langley Mega 50-50 draw continues to grow

Tickets will also be available at RibFest, with money going to several local charities

 

Rotary member John Meagher placing flag on front lawn. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Frontyard flags show pride, support Rotary

Langley service club installs flags ahead of three statutory holidays

 

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)
Members of a local Rotary Club joined hands to convert an area at Glenwood Elementary into an outdoor classroom. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley school gets a new outdoor classroom

Local Rotary Club raises $10K to fund outside learning space

Members of a local Rotary Club joined hands to convert an area at Glenwood Elementary into an outdoor classroom. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Rotary Club volunteers are selling 50/50 mega draw tickets this weekend in Langley and Aldergrove. (Aldergrove Rotary Club/Special to Aldergrove Star)
Rotary Club volunteers are selling 50/50 mega draw tickets this weekend in Langley and Aldergrove. (Aldergrove Rotary Club/Special to Aldergrove Star)

Langley Rotary Clubs launch 2nd annual 50/50 raffle

This year’s winner could take home up to $200K

Rotary Club volunteers are selling 50/50 mega draw tickets this weekend in Langley and Aldergrove. (Aldergrove Rotary Club/Special to Aldergrove Star)
Rotary Club volunteers are selling 50/50 mega draw tickets this weekend in Langley and Aldergrove. (Aldergrove Rotary Club/Special to Aldergrove Star)
Choigaon Park is the winner of environmental leadership award. The awards were presented in the categories of community service, youth leadership, sports leadership, leadership beyond adversity, international service, environmental leadership, and arts and culture leadership. (Honey Mustard Media/Special to Langley Advance Times)

6 Langley youth awarded for leadership efforts

SASSY awards presented during a public ceremony

Choigaon Park is the winner of environmental leadership award. The awards were presented in the categories of community service, youth leadership, sports leadership, leadership beyond adversity, international service, environmental leadership, and arts and culture leadership. (Honey Mustard Media/Special to 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)
An owl who had her badly broken wing amputated is the subject of a naming contest hosted by the Rotary youth division, Rainmakers Interact Club, to fundraise and help the Prince Rupert Wildlife Rehab Centre, where she has found a permanent nest. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Hoo is this bird? Prince Rupert amputee owl needs a name

Rotary Interact Club and Prince Rupert Wildlife Rehab Shelter host naming contest

An owl who had her badly broken wing amputated is the subject of a naming contest hosted by the Rotary youth division, Rainmakers Interact Club, to fundraise and help the Prince Rupert Wildlife Rehab Centre, where she has found a permanent nest. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Ukrainian Rotary Clubs have received 25 shipments from the International non-profit organization since 1993. Members of the local Rotary Clubs, too have volunteered in the past to assist in the loading process. (Langley Advance Times)

Langley Rotarians extend helping hand to Ukrainians

Donations needed to pay for 40-ft. container to be shipped to the war-torn country

Ukrainian Rotary Clubs have received 25 shipments from the International non-profit organization since 1993. Members of the local Rotary Clubs, too have volunteered in the past to assist in the loading process. (Langley Advance Times)
Costumes were prominent at the 2018 Polar Bear Swim, when an estimated 500 brave dippers took the plunge in White Rock. A March 19, 2022 dip is now planned as a fundraiser to support clean-water efforts for Indigenous communities. (File photo)

White Rock Polar Bear Plunge set for March 19

Rotaract-hosted event to raise funds for clean water in Indigenous communities

Costumes were prominent at the 2018 Polar Bear Swim, when an estimated 500 brave dippers took the plunge in White Rock. A March 19, 2022 dip is now planned as a fundraiser to support clean-water efforts for Indigenous communities. (File photo)

Langley Central Rotary event to honour women’s unsung contributions

A keynote speech will feature the founder of Orange Shirt Day

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Dick Hooper, with his son, Greg Hooper, was a longtime Langley volunteer. He died Jan. 16, 2022, in Langley Lodge. (Hooper family)

Friends and family mourn loss of longtime Langley volunteer

Dick Hooper was still helping in the community well into his 70s

Dick Hooper, with his son, Greg Hooper, was a longtime Langley volunteer. He died Jan. 16, 2022, in Langley Lodge. (Hooper family)
A recent clothing drive held by one of the local Rotary Clubs brought in an SUV full of clothing that was given to Gateway of Hope for distribution to those in need. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley clothing drive came just ahead of cold snap

A two-year-old Rotary Club fills back of SUV with donations

A recent clothing drive held by one of the local Rotary Clubs brought in an SUV full of clothing that was given to Gateway of Hope for distribution to those in need. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
After a year’s hiatus, the Fraser Valley Wine Tasting Festival returned to Willowbrook Shopping Centre in November 2019 only to be put on ice for 2020 and now 2021 due to COVID. (Rotary/file photo)

Langley Rotary clubs forced to put wine festival on ice

COVID-19 forces cancellation of popular fundraiser for second November in a row

After a year’s hiatus, the Fraser Valley Wine Tasting Festival returned to Willowbrook Shopping Centre in November 2019 only to be put on ice for 2020 and now 2021 due to COVID. (Rotary/file photo)
Tony and Lilianne Fuller were shocked to find out they had won the Langley Rotary Mega 50/50 Draw for 2021. (Lilianne Fuller/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley couple wins $125,000 jackpot in local Rotary 50/50

The Fullers plan to donate a chunk back to Rotary and are looking at supporting other local causes

Tony and Lilianne Fuller were shocked to find out they had won the Langley Rotary Mega 50/50 Draw for 2021. (Lilianne Fuller/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Several team members of the Fraser Valley Bandits will be helping out during the final weekend of in-person tickets sales for Rotary’s 50/50 Mega draw. (Special to The Star)

Fraser Valley Bandits come to help net more coin for Rotary lottery’s final weekend

Jackpot has officially surpassed $200,000 with deadline happening at midnight on Sunday Aug. 15

Several team members of the Fraser Valley Bandits will be helping out during the final weekend of in-person tickets sales for Rotary’s 50/50 Mega draw. (Special to The Star)
Volunteers hit the streets of Langley and Aldergrove selling Rotary Lottery tickets. (Aldergrove Star files)

Langley Rotary lottery total nears $175,000 with 10 days left to buy tickets

Volunteers will be selling tickets in person at Otter Co-op and Save-On Foods on Saturday and Sunday

Volunteers hit the streets of Langley and Aldergrove selling Rotary Lottery tickets. (Aldergrove Star files)
Jennifer Roy is this year's chair of the 50/50 Rotary Lottery. (Special to The Star)

‘Newbie’ Rotarian chairs Langley’s 50/50 Mega Draw to exceed previous year’s total

Jennifer Roy joined Rotary looking to make a difference and ended up taking on a big role

Jennifer Roy is this year's chair of the 50/50 Rotary Lottery. (Special to The Star)
Volunteers hit the streets of Langley and Aldergrove selling Rotary Lottery tickets. (Aldergrove Star files)

50/50 Rotary Lottery mega draw nearing total of $100,000

One month left to purchase tickets and support Rotary initiatives as the draw takes place Aug. 18

Volunteers hit the streets of Langley and Aldergrove selling Rotary Lottery tickets. (Aldergrove Star files)