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Live | Stay | Eat | Play

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Langley City | Fort Langley | Aldergrove | Langley Township


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he Times’ annual Discover Langley Guide gives residents and visitors a wide variety of choices. Langley has many attractions, but they are not often formally known as such. There are special places like Williams Park, trails like the Fort-to-Fort Trail and many opportunities for agri-tourism, from Thunderbird Equestrian Centre to the many wineries in the community. There are special events — such as Canada Day celebrations and the Langley Good Times Cruise-In. Langley is a beautiful area. From the green fields of the many farms to the hustle and bustle of downtown Langley City and Willowbrook shopping areas, it offers many great contrasts. Equestrian activities are a big part of the local scene, and the many horse facilities demonstrate why Langley is known as the Horse Capital of B.C. History is very important and visible in Langley. B.C. became a British colony at Fort Langley

on Nov. 19, 1858, and the location of this important declaration is now a national historic site. The Fort offers many special activities year-round. Important sports facilities include McLeod Athletic Park, City Park, Aldergrove sports fields and several specialized facilities. There are also hockey rinks in Walnut Grove, Aldergrove, Langley City and Brookswood. Langley has become a very important shopping destination in the past 25 years. There is more commercial square footage in the Willowbrook and Langley City areas than in any other part of the Greater Vancouver region, outside of downtown Vancouver. The communities of Fort Langley, Brookswood, Murrayville, Walnut Grove and Aldergrove also offer many fine and unique shopping destinations. Langley is a great place to visit and an even better place to live. Most people who move here don’t want to leave. This informative guide will show you why. ~ Frank Bucholtz, Editor

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The Township of Langley is a place people want to live and work in. With a mix of rural beauty and urban amenities that is difficult to find elsewhere, our community provides a quality of life that more and more people are eager to explore. Located in the hub of the Lower Mainland, the Township is home to more than 104,000 people. Close to 7,400 businesses operate here. Made up of six distinct communities – Aldergrove, Brookswood/Fernridge, Fort Langley, Murrayville, Willowbrook/Willoughby, and Walnut Grove – the Township is surrounded by large agricultural areas and natural landscapes. For those who live and visit here, this means being able to stroll along the river, take a wine tour, dine out, then shop, swim, or see a show – all in one day. Ours is a community that is growing and changing and over the next 30 years our population is expected to double. With growth comes challenges and opportunities, and the Township of Langley is committed to providing residents with the best services and programs possible, while preparing for a promising future. The expansion of the Langley Events Centre this year will mean more entertainment and sports can be found right in our own backyard, and the construction of overpasses at 64 Avenue/Mufford Crescent, 232 Street, and along the Langley/Surrey border will make the movement of people and goods safer and more efficient. Completion of the new Transit Exchange and introduction of a rapid bus service in Walnut Grove will ease the commute for many, and development of a new recreation centre in Aldergrove will provide the entire community with more opportunities to be healthy and active. Visit tol.ca for information on our many programs, services, and initiatives. ~ Mayor Jack Froese

As you read the pages of this Discover Langley Magazine you will become very aware of the diversity of experiences that the City and Township have to offer.  As we are at the centre of the fastest  growing and dynamic region in the province,  we in the City of Langley are proud to see how our vision for our community is coming together.  Our retail/commercial areas in the City are growing with a wide variety of businesses, unique retail offerings and a wide cross section of large chain stores and factory outlets. Our new luxury auto collection at Glover Road and Langley Bypass is becoming a significant landmark entrance to our city that will bring customers from all over the region and be a benefit to all the existing businesses in the area.  In addition we are seeing a significant change in our residential offering with new and very attractive developments around our Downtown core that will bring many more people into the heart of our city.  Langley City Council and our staff are working hard to make sure we manage this  growth while also protecting our environment and the unique nature of our community.  Should you want more information please visit the City’s website at www. city.langley.bc.ca and you will find much more information about this great community.  Also visit the web site for our Downtown Business Improvement Association www.downtownlangley.com, and you will be amazed as to what we have to offer residents and visitors alike.  All of these things reinforce why we pride ourselves as: “The City Of Langley... The Place To Be.” ~ Mayor Peter Fassbender

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ourism Langley is the local destination marketing organization (DMO) for the Langley communities. We are mandated to deliver effective marketing strategies that will generate increased visitation to Langley, encourage extended stays, and produce more revenues for local businesses. Tourism Langley works closely with the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation, Destination BC, the Vancouver, Coast and Mountains Tourism Region and our neighbouring communities on various programs such as the regional Circle Farm Tour and Handpicked in the Valley initiatives. The Circle Farm Tour program directs visitors to a variety of specialty farm-gate vendors, open air markets, charming eateries, heritage sites, fairs, and other special events throughout the community. There’s a brochure and map for each of the five participating communities. Agritourism is one of Langley’s strongest tourism sectors and as such the Circle Farm Tour is a very popular program enjoyed by locals, visitors and especially day trippers from the Vancouver area. The Look at Langley program offers visitors and locals an array of discounts and promotions on local attractions, restaurants, shopping and accommodation packages throughout Langley

and encourages local spending and staycations in our own backyard. For a highlight of the many great local activities, events and tourism products that Langley has to offer in a personal, detailed, and experiential manner visit our new blog The Langley Explorer and sign up for our weekly email updates to keep current on all that is happening in the community. For brochures and information on these programs and more, visit the Langley Visitor Centre, conveniently located at the Langley Events Centre. Experienced Visitor Counsellors and volunteers at the Langley Visitor Centre continue to provide enhanced visitor services both online and in person to locals and visiting travelers where they have a direct impact on the visitor experience and provide a lasting impression of the community. By fostering tourism in the community and encouraging return visits to Langley, we are also creating ambassadors for our city and our enhanced image will enable Langley to attract new business, workers and residents. Tourism Langley 7888 – 200th St. Langley, BC V2Y 3J4 604.888.1477 | www.tourism-langley.ca

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Aldor Acres 24990 - 84th Ave. 604.888.0788 aldoracres.com Visit Aldor Acres Ltd. for some family fun on the farm. We are located five kilometres east of Fort Langley. Features many attractions including an educational dairy tour, hayrides, a fall pumpkin festival and Christmas trees, too! Aldor Grove Telephone Museum 3190 271 St., Aldergrove 604.857.0555 telephonemuseum.ca Located in the restored 1917 Aldergrove Telephone Exchange, featuring telephone switchboards, old telephones, glass and porcelain insulators, telegraph equipment, telephone repair tools. They also house the Aldergrove Community Archives. BC Farm Machinery & Agricultural Museum 9131 King St., Fort Langley 604.888.2273 www.bcfma.com Open seasonally check website. Discover B.C.’s farm history. Displays include: blacksmith shop, windmills and pumps, steam engines and tractors, BC’s first crop dusting plane, antique barbed wire, a horse-drawn “milk wagon” and more.

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CN Station, Fort Langley

Corner of Glover & Mavis St. Fort Langley Built and designed by the Great Northern Rail Road in 1915, this station was used full-time until 1972 when it was reduced to a flag stop. Today it houses the Fort Langley Artists Group and a small museum with ticket office and waiting room displays, a 1920s caboose with original furnishings and a 1947 rail car. Open weekends from 12p.m. -4p.m.

Fort Langley Community Hall A landmark in Fort Langley, the Hall was completed in 1931 and is a designated Heritage Building. It continues to be maintained and supported by a volunteer board of directors and members. It is a large, gracious, two-storey edifice with a grand ballroom, which boasts a horsehair sprung dance floor, a stage with lighting and sound and a balcony. Canadian Museum of Flight Hangar # 3 - 5333 216th St 604.532.0035 www.canadianflight.org The Canadian Museum of Flight is a non-profit, volunteer-driven museum dedicated to restoring, preserving and showcasing Canada’s rich aviation heritage. The Museum and restoration site is open year round, and houses over 25 aircraft, both static and flying. The aircraft range from a WWII Handley Page Hampden to a T-33 Silver Star. Fort Langley Historic Site 23433 Mavis Ave, Fort Langley 604.513.4777 Walk in the footsteps of British Columbia’s early adventurers and explore the actual site continued next page

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where British Columbia became a colony. Try on period clothing, enjoy interactive exhibits, talk with knowledgeable costumed interpreters. Allow two-three hours. Fort-to-Fort Trail The Fort-to-Fort Trail is lined with native wildflowers, lush vegetation and views of the Bedford Channel on the Fraser River. This mixeduse trail, popular with walkers, runners and cyclists, links the first site of the Hudson’s Bay Fort in Derby Reach Park and the Fort Langley National Historic Site in Fort Langley. Greater Vancouver Zoo 5048 264 St., Aldergrove 604-856-6825 www.gvzoo.com The 49 hectare zoo features 121 species of wildlife – 500 animals. With more than 200,000 visitors annually, this treed park with walking paths and miniature train is one of Langley’s largest attractions.

picked or in our beautiful u-pick fields. Our big blue market is stocked with a tasty variety of our farm fresh produce & specialty farm products that you can enjoy on the spot or take home to share with family & friends. Langley Centennial Museum 9135 King St., Fort Langley 604-888-3922 www.langleymuseum.org Open Monday to Saturday 10a.m. - 4:45p.m. and Sunday 1 - 4:45p.m. Discover the stories of First Nations peoples, early explorers and pioneer families at the Langley Centennial Museum. The Museum’s National Exhibition Centre Gallery displays changing exhibits of art, history and nature. Visit the gift shop featuring unique Canadiana and Canadian made gifts.

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Langley Speedway The Langley Speedway Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of Langley Speedway, which operated from 1965-1984. The track is located south of 16th Avenue at the end of 208 St. in Campbell Valley Park. Langley Speedway hosted NASCAR Winston West races in 1971, 1972 and 1978. This makes it one of only three sites in B.C. that has hosted NASCAR races. continued next page

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he Langley Community Farmers Market is pleased to welcome vendors and customers to participate in Langley’s tastiest outdoor market. From May 22nd through October 2nd, 2013 each Wednesday from 2p.m. – 6p.m. in the courtyard at the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Campus, you will find more than 30 vendors who “Make it, Bake it or Grow it” selling the very best this region has to offer. Come meet the vendors who grew the plants from seedlings, picked peak of season fruit from the trees, pulled vegetables fresh from the earth, baked mouth-watering artisan bread and other treats or prepared jams, pickles and preserves; they load their trucks early in the day to bring their incredible products here to Langley. Enjoy some live entertainment while you learn about where your food comes from and how it is grown, you might even leave with a tip or two and maybe a delicious new recipe from a local chef. Bring your own basket or shopping bag and be ready to carry delicious seasonal products home to your own kitchen for the whole family to enjoy. Admission and parking is free For more information about the Langley Community Farmers Market and what you will find there, please visit the website: www.lcfm.ca ~ Angie Quaale

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angley is home to B.C.'s only rehabilitation centre for injured and orphaned wildlife native to this province. Located in south Langley's Campbell Valley Park, the centre takes in around 1,200 mammals a year, including fawns, beaver, otters, coyotes, raccoons, skunks, bobcats, squirrels and bear cubs. Gail Martin, executive director and founder of the society, began taking in raccoons in the late 1980s in her own home. Now the centre is run by a small staff, a number of volunteers and interns who travel from all over the world to live at the centre and gain hands-on experience about caring for our wildlife. Donations go to purchasing specialized baby formula for the busy spring and summer baby seasons. This formula costs the society more than $25,000 a year. Formula, medicines like vaccines, medical supplies and specialized foods — like fish for the otters — cost Critter Care around $60,000 a year. Critter Care has

been taking in orphaned bears since 2004, returning more than 75 bruins back to the wild so far. Five bear cubs were taken in this year, after being orphaned and brought to Langley by conservation officers from around B.C. These bears spent the winter hibernating and will be released back to the wild in spring. While the centre is closed to the public most of the year, Critter Care opens its gates to the public every year on July 13 and 14, offering tours to see the baby raccoons, fawns, otters and other wildlife. On April 27, it will hold its annual dinner and auction at the Langley Seniors' Centre. Critter Care is located at 481 216 St. and if you have found what you believe is an injured or orphaned animal, call them at 604-530-2064. For more information about Critter Care go to crittercarewildlife.org. ~ Monique Tamminga

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Critter Care Wildlife Society specializes in the treatment, care and release of sick, injured and orphaned Native Mammal species of British Columbia's Southern and Lower Mainland. We are the only facility in BC specializing in the care of mammals and one of only four Bear Rehab facilities in the province. For the last 27 years we have been a part of the Greater British Columbia Community serving its people and its wildlife through education and rehabilitation. We are principally volunteer driven and depend solely on the support of the public to further our success and we thank you for your continued generosity.

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ust minutes from the commercial and residential western corridor of Langley, visitors will discover a country lifestyle that is mostly dedicated to equine pursuits. Known as the Horse Capital of B.C. with about 7,000 horses living on everything from small acreages to million dollar equine estates and training centres, Langley offers a unique rural environment – especially for day trippers seeking an equine experience. Thunderbird Show Park Now in its 40th year of operations, Thunderbird Show Park is one of

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Festival. Another popular event is the Western Family Classic on the first weekend in July. Throughout the year there is always some community or horse activity going on, from dog shows and horse auctions to major dressage and Quarterhorse events. The grounds have hook-ups for more than 60 campers and RVs during shows, along with showers, concessions and tack and clothing kiosks. Admission and parking are free for most events. A new feature on the grounds is the Hall of Champions, which is located in the Fort Tower, and honours the talented riders and horses that have competed at Thunderbird over the years. It includes a number of world class champions such as Eric Lamaze. Ian Millar, Rich Fellars and Jill Henselwood. For the complete schedule of events see www.tbird.ca or call 604.888.4585. Parks and Trails Riding in Langley is made easier with its abundance of green

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space, regional parks and horse trails. Located in the southwest corner of Langley Township, Campbell Valley Regional Park is one of the premier destinations for trail riders and hikers. There are 14 km of riding trails and another 20 km of walking trails. The 535-acre park also features the Campbell Downs Equestrian Centre and the Spirit of the Horse Memorial Garden. The centre is used by both recreational riders and equestrian groups, with the feature event being the Horse Trials in mid-August on its highly rated cross-country jumping course. The horse garden is a unique facility with its brick walls and courtyard, where horse owners have commemorated their former faithful companions. Campbell Valley also hosts an old“Everything Equine” fashioned community fall fair – known as the Country Celebration – in “Everything “Everything Equine” Join Canada’s largestEquine” multi-breed discipline mid-September of each year. organization. Benefits of membership: Join Canada’s discipline Join largest Canada’smulti-breed largest multi-breed Equine activity is also found at Derby Reach Regional Park and Aldergrove • Insurance • HCBC Member Discounts discipline organization. organization. Benefi ts of membership: • Coaching Certifi cation • Zone Funding Lake Regional Park, and along numerous trails in the rural area. The Langof your membership: •Benefits Online Courses • Disaster Preparedness • ley Riders Society operates a very active riding facility at 4303 208th St.•ItInsurance Manure Management • BioDiscounts Security • HCBC Member • Insurance • BC Heritage Finals • BC Summer Games • features the annual Little Britches Rodeo on the Member • Coaching• HCBC Certifi cation • Discounts Funding Offi cial’s Development •Zone Trails Database • Coaching Certification third weekend in June, the high school• ro• BC Equestrian TrailsPreparedness • Horse Week Online Courses • Disaster • Zone Funding • Road Safety Program deo championships on the May holidayManure•• Management • Bio Security Online Courses Memberships: • Junior • Senior weekend and various game days. Little Disaster • BC Heritage Finals •Preparedness BC Summer • •Family • Business • Club • Games Affiliate • • Manure Management Britches is a family event which feaOfficial’sProudly Development • Trails Database BC’s Equine Community since 1980! • BioServing Security tures contestants as young as• BC Equestrian TrailsFinals ••Horse Week 1-800-345-8055 www.hcbc.ca • BC Heritage BC Summer Games three years old. The hit of •• Road Safety Program • Official’s Development the show is the Mutton Memberships: • Junior • Senior • Trails Database Busting competition BC Equestrian Trails • Affiliate • Family • •Business • Club • Horse Week in which kids wear a SafetyCommunity Program since 1980! BC’s Equine helmet and try toProudly ride Serving• Road Memberships 1-800-345-8055 • www.hcbc.ca sheep across the arena. • Junior • Senior • Family For more information • Business • Club • Affiliate about other equine activities in the LangProudly Serving BC’S equine Community SinCe 1980! ley area, check the Horse Council BC website at www.hcbc.ca. 1800-345-8055 • www.hcbc.ca ~ Mel Kositsky

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owntown Langley City is home to 600 unique shops, services and restaurants. Our pedestrian-oriented shopping area provides free parking, and includes historic Innes Corners, trendy McBurney Plaza as well as the Cascades Casino, Coast Hotel & Convention Centre. As you enjoy a leisurely stroll through our one-of-a-kind downtown, you’ll find designer fashions, hand-made BC giftware, home décor, antiques, art supplies and a variety of other fabulous items that you just can’t find anyplace else.

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be found at www.downtownlangley.com. Saturday, June 15th marks our 30th Annual Community Day Parade and Celebration. Beginning at 10 a.m., our exciting parade travels east down Fraser Highway between 203rd and 206th Streets. Come cheer on the floats, marching bands, horses and some special surprises as well! At noon you are invited to join us for an afternoon that provides free fun for the whole family. This community party takes place in Douglas Park and is our way of saying thanks to our community, family and friends. Enjoy live entertainment, delicious food, activities for children and our special Firefighter Challenge. For information call 604-514-2902, email events@langleycity.ca or visit www.city.langley.bc.ca. Saturday, August 17th is a big day for art lovers of all ages. Arts Alive! celebrates its 20th year as one of the Lower Mainland’s largest outdoor art festivals. The City of Langley’s continued next page

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Downtown Langley City Awaits You downtown core comes alive between 204th and 206th Street on Fraser Highway, and we guarantee that this free, family event has something for everyone. Over 100 artists, artisans and crafters show off their merchandise and the day includes demonstrations and draws for free prizes! Talented musicians provide non-stop entertainment on three stages and a Children’s Fun Park allows parents to have a well-deserved break while their budding artists enjoy crafts, chalk art, face painting and balloon creations. Throughout the day, watch for stilt walkers, jugglers, street magicians and other special activities. This amazing festival is a great way to spend your day with friends, family or guests from out of town. For more information call 604-5390133, email artsalive@downtownlangley.com or visit www.artsalivefestival.com. The 16th Annual Langley Good Times Cruise In takes place on Saturday, September 7th in downtown Langley City. This exciting event has grown from 400 vehicles in 1997 to over 1,600 vehicles today. It draws crowds of over 50,000 people throughout the day and has become one of the largest mixed car shows in North America. This event has gained an international reputation and draws cars and spectators from

across Canada and the United States. All proceeds from this free event support local charities. For more information, visit www.langleycruise-in.com. This year, our 10th Annual Magic of Christmas Parade and Country Christmas will delight children of all ages on Saturday, December 7th. Our delightful parade starts at 6 p.m. and travels east on Fraser Highway from 203rd to 206th Street. Over 5,000 parade lovers come to downtown Langley to see the colorful floats, majestic horses, lively music and of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus. Following the parade at 7 p.m., come on over to the Douglas Rec Centre for Country Christmas. Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for an evening of entertainment, caroling, crafts, tasty treats and more. Bring a food donation and receive a free hot chocolate to warm you up after the parade. Call 604-514-2902, email events@ langleycity.ca or visit www.city.langley.bc.ca for more information. Other exciting events happening in and around our community can be found by visiting our website. Check our website often for new events, and promotions and plan to spend some time with us. You won’t be disappointed ~ Downtown Awaits You! ~ Teri James

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irst-time visitors to the Fort Langley waterfront should allow several hours to properly explore the village, home to the Fort Langley National Historic Site, Langley Centennial Museum, BC Farm Museum and the historic CN train station. Fort Langley was the first permanent European settlement in the Fraser Valley, and over the years, the small-town look and feel of the community has been carefully preserved. The old-fashioned look of Fort Langley has made it a popular site for film and television shows, with the bright yellow community hall often prominently featured. The town centre is located where Glover Road crosses the Bedford Channel, an arm of the Fraser River.

The Jacob Haldi Bridge crosses the channel to McMillan Island, where the Brae Island Regional Park and the Kwantlen First Nation are located. The 80 businesses in the commercial core include a wide mix of services, including restaurants, antique and boutique shops and retail stores. The Fort Langley area is also home to art galleries, studios, farms and wineries. Plenty of outdoor recreation options are available to active visitors such as canoeing, fishing, hiking and horseback riding. Fort Langley maintains running and cycling routes and a network of trails. A complete list of amenities can be found online at www.fortlangley.com. ~ Dan Ferguson

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much-needed medical equipment to help save lives. The Foundation team feels a deep gratitude for the strong support we receive from this exceptional community each year. Currently, our primary focus is the ‘It All Starts Here’ Maternity Expansion Campaign. We are very fortunate to have so many dedicated and committed individuals, organizations and businesses in the community putting their support behind this exciting project Supporting the maternity project is really supporting the foundation of the whole community. The success of the Foundation is only made possible as a result of unwavering support and generosity. The Foundation Team, led by our volunteer Board of Directors, works tirelessly to make a difference and we want to thank our donors for inspiring us with such a giving spirit. The Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation is committed to empowering this community to help provide the absolute best in healthcare today, tomorrow and in the future. Our hospital is where our community begins. People give for a variety of reasons. Some donors have been touched by patient stories and feel compelled to give; some have been patients themselves and want to give back. Many believe in what the Foundation stands for – building the best possible healthcare in

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our community. Donors who give to the Foundation are making a long-term investment toward quality medical treatment at Langley Memorial Hospital. Their gifts support the newest medical technology, as well as medical research to help with the discovery of new and better treatments. Everyone has a different ability to give, but everyone has a common ability to make a difference. Please, join us and help us continue to make a difference. The Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation is a non-profit organization and a registered charity. We provide tax receipts for all donations of $25 or more. Contact the Foundation office at 604-533-6422 or find us online at: www.lmhfoundation.com. Rick McMullan, Chair, LMHF Board of Directors Tania Vrionis, CFRE, LMHF Executive Director HOSPITAL FACTS Number of beds: 185 (excluding ER stretchers) There were approximately 42,650 visits to the ER in 2008/09… that’s an average of 118 visits per day! 1,756 babies were born at LMH in 2008/09 Total LMH operating expenses for 2008/09 were more than $90,000,000 Hospital Services include: 24/7 Emergency, Critical Care, Ophthalmology, Ambulatory Care (Endoscopy/IV Therapy), Obstetrical, Paediatrics, Gynaecology, Psychiatry, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Orthopaedics, Urology, ENT/Oral and Maxillofacial, and Medical Imaging Langley’s rapidly growing population represents over 8 percent of the total Fraser Health population. It is projected to exceed 300,000 by 2025.

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Langley's Trail Systems & Greenways Langley is home to a large variety of trails for walking, running, riding, dog walking or biking that are sure to please any outdoor enthusiast. Fort Langley Starting with the “Granddaddy” of them all the Fort to Fort trail in Fort Langley, at 12 to 15 kilometres, (depending on the route you take) will take you along the Bedford Channel portion of the Fraser River. Beginning at the Fort Langley Historic site the trail takes you to Derby Reach Regional Park, giving you stunning views of the river and mountains as you pass the luscious vegetation and wildflowers that grow along the path. Plenty of geocache sites can be found in Derby Reach Park. Inside Derby Reach Park is an off leash dog park at the Fraser River, camping and lots of fishing sites. The Houston Trail is an one hour forested, gravel loop trail that connects to the Fort-To-Fort. You can park at the entrance to the heritage apple orchard on McKinnon Crescent. For those looking for something other than the Fort to Fort Trail, why not try the Trans Canada Trail. Beginning on Glover Road at the old Albion Ferry Crossing, make your way to Francis Avenue, turn right on Church Street, left on Mary Avenue and finally make your way to 88 Avenue. Then just follow the road to your heart’s content. Langley Township is extend ing the trail system from Derby Reach Park to the Golden Ears Bridge. The trail will extend from its current end point at 208

St. and Allard Crescent to the bridge. The trail will go along the west side of 208 Street, separated from the road. It will then go west on 102B Avenue to 201 Street, on the shoulder of the road. In the long-term, the Township would like to put the trail along the dyke to the north of 102B Avenue, but does not yet have permission to do so. The trail will then go south on 201 St., on the east side of the road. The existing sidewalks will be widened to three metres. It will then connect to the pedestrian and cyclist ramp to the Golden Ears Bridge, at 201 Street and 100A Avenue. In January, the provincial government announced $100,000 in funding toward construction of a 5.8 km bikeway that will run from 208 Street to Golden Ears Bridge. The money will be used to widen the shoulders of Allard Crescent on both sides of the road to accommodate cyclists. Completion should be in 2014. Walnut Grove One of the larger trails can be accessed from both Walnut Grove Community Park and 91A Avenue. From there, the possibilities are endless as the trail is connected with almost all the other trails in the community. The trail itself covers most of the park, allowing you to wind your way through the natural beauty of this community landmark. But if you want to cover more ground, continue on by way of the North West Langley Trail which will bring you to McClughan and Doro-

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and birds that raise their young here. Langley City Not to be outdone, the City boasts several parks and trails that are sure to thrill any nature lover. The romantic Sendall Gardens trails take you on a fabulous tour of this quaint little park. Passing the legacy garden, tropical greenhouse, duck ponds and water features, you probably won’t ever want to leave. Make sure to go during spring blooming season as the park will be a plethora of colour. Not only is Sendall Gardens a great place to take a walk, it’s a popular setting for engagement and wedding photos.Park access points on 49, 49A and 50 Avenues. Brydon Park itself is a magnificent nature reserve with trails galore, a water fowl habitat and its very own lagoon. But what makes Brydon Park even more appealing is that it is connected to almost every other park in the city. Beginning at 50 Avenue and following the trails of southward you can access Buckley Park and its many playing fields. Continuing on the same trail, this time going east, you will eventually stumble upon another of Langley’s many off-leash dog parks. Or, if you head north from 50 Avenue you will get the grand tour of Brydon Park before finally settling in at the popular Portage Park. Please note all trails and paved paths aren’t listed. For a complete list and detailed maps of trail locations please visit: tol.bc.ca, city.langley.ca.ca or metrovancouver.org.

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to host 3 major events in 2013 businesses in downtown Aldergrove and also helps promote the Fair in July. (This festival was previously called the June MiniFest and the parade was previously held in July as part of the Aldergrove Fair Days.) The opening ceremonies of the Pacific Regional FireFit event commence at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at Philip Jackman Park. Aldergrove's second annual FireFit event is an exciting, action-packed competition for firefighters, based on fire-fighting tasks commonly performed in emergency situations. Sunday’s events include a morning Soap Box Derby for ages five to 13 years, a Crazy Wheels Race for adults, and more FireFit tasks to determine the Pacific Regional FireFit champion. Then on July 19-20-21, Aldergrove Fair Days and Aldergrove Agricultural Association jointly host the Country Carnival on the grounds of the Aldergrove Athletic Park and Alder-

grove Secondary School (26770 - 29 Ave.). The Fair starts at 6 p.m., Friday, with a Car Show’n Shine, food, music and more activities. On the Saturday and Sunday there will be fun for the entire family with entertainment, rides, food, and great things to see and buy throughout each day. Saturday's opening ceremonies include the presentation of the Hilda Reddick Volunteer of the Year Award. Look for the schedule of events published that week in The Aldergrove Star, so you can take in the Agricultural Exhibits, Antique Tractor Pull, Arts Arena, Canadian Fast Draw Championship, Chili Cook-off Contest, Farmhand Challenge, Family Fun Day, Kids Zone, Reptile Guy, the free Pancake Breakfast on Sunday and more entertainment and activities. Admission to the Fair is by donation. The Christmas 'Light up' Parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m. The parade route runs along the Fraser Highway through downtown Aldergrove. There is also carol singing and free hot chocolate. The Walter Levy trophy is presented to the home Christmas decorating contest winners. For information see the website: www.aldergrovefairdays.com ~ Kurt Langmann

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Douglas Park, Aug. 8-11, 15-18 and two performances at the International Festival in the Willoughby Community Park at Langley Events Centre on Aug. 24 and 25. All Sunday performances will be matinees. Once again admission is free but donations are welcome. Seating is provided, but feel free to bring along your own chair or blanket and maybe even a picnic supper. Rehearsals begin on Monday, May 6, will be on Sunday afternoons and Monday evenings through May, June and July. Gendron would also like to hear from people who are interested in getting involved behind the scenes — from helping with costumes and lights to being part of a team that erects the set three times and takes it down three times. To learn more, visit their website at bardinthevalley.com. ~ Brenda Anderson

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Calendar of Events Sunday, May 5 51st Annual Langley Walk Join us for the Langley Walk. Bring your family and friends to walk, stroll, or roll your way through the route. The event is free and features a variety of fun and family oriented activities. Starts and finishes at Douglas Park (20550 Douglas Crescent). Registration opens at 12:00p.m. and the walk starts at 1:30p.m. Activities take place before and after the event. Sunday, May 5 Port Kells Art Club's presents Colorful Impressions This painting exhibition and sale will feature paintings in watercolours, acrylics, oils and pastels. 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Fort Langley Community Hall, 9167 Glover Road, Fort Langley. Free Admission and refreshments provided. Mother's Day, Sunday, May 12 Mother's Day Fashion Show and Charity fundraiser for Servants Anonymous Society Noon to 4 Rain or shine. Fashion Show at 4:00 p.m. Sample a glass of wine at Township 7's outdoor wine bar. Enjoy haute wine and cuisine while helping local women

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co-workers can enjoy regardless of age or fitness level. Saturday, May 25 & Sunday, May 26 Aldergrove Firefit Festival & Parade Starts Saturday at 10:00 a.m. with a parade (east along Fraser Highway from 270th to 273rd Ave). Entertainment, food, Saturday evening dance from 6:00p.m. to 10:00p.m. at Mustang's (Langley Banquet Centre). Pacific Regional FireFit event 12:30 competition for Firemen. May 26 Soap box Derby 5 – 13 years starts at 10:00 a.m. and Crazy wheels race for adults starts at 11:30a.m. For more information: www.aldergrovefairdays.com

Monday, May 20 Victoria Day in Fort Langley Come celebrate the 91st annual Victoria Day Celebrations. Day begins at 8:00 a.m. with a pancake breakfast for those that arrive early. Parade with over 80 entries starts at 11:00 a.m. Parade ends at the Fort Langley Park where the May Queen and her princesses perform the May Pole Dancing. Free entertainment from 1:00p.m. to 4:00 p.m., vendors, rides for the kids and the famous BBQ Chicken is for sale. Explore the fort, feed the farm animals, and watch historic weap- May - October ons demonstrations. Fort Langley Langley Community Historic Site. Free admission. Farmers Market Runs Wednesday's May through Friday, May 24 October 2:00p.m.-6:00p.m. at Relay for Life 7:00 p.m. Friday until Saturday, 7:00 the Kwantlen University Campus Courtyard. More than 30 vendors a.m. McLeod Athletic Park, Relay For Life is an inspirational, that "Make it, Bake it & Grow it". non-competitive, 12-hour over- www.lcfm.ca night fundraising event that brings Saturday, June 8 you and your community together & Sunday, June 9 to celebrate life and fight cancer. Express Golf Fundraiser Relay has a festival-like atmo- for Langley Lodge sphere that your family, friends and Langley Golf & Banquet Centre

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Calendar of Events 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Advance ticket purchase reserves a tee-off time. Tickets available by calling 604-880-6752 or emailing foundation@langleylodge.org Ring a bell from 175 yards and win a car. 3 shots for $10. Saturday, June 15 Langley Community Day & Parade Celebration The City of Langley hosts this annual celebration as a kick off to summer. On June 15 the celebration starts with a parade at 10 a.m. and continues with a community celebration in Douglas Park from noon til 4p.m. The celebration includes music, live entertainment, food, the junior fire fighters challenge and several other activities in Douglas park. Come on down and join in the fun and celebrate being a part of the City of Langley. Parade at 10:00 a.m. Route is along Fraser Highway from 201A Street to 207th Street. Saturday, June 15 Pow Wow Dancing With Leslee Picton at the City of Langley Library Sunday, June 16 Father's Day Bacon & Wine

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Thursday, June 20 Pow Wow Dancing With Leslee Picton at the Fort Langley Library Friday, June 21 National Aboriginal Day Picnic Aldergrove Lake Park 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. National Aboriginal Day in Douglas Park 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 23 Art in the Vines Township 7 Winery again presents Art in the Vines. Visit the winery this summer from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at this South Langley winery for their annual Artisanal fair. There will be over 40 artisans producing crafts, jewelry, paintings and local preserves/cuisine. Easy listening will be provided by two local bands. www.township7. com

Saturday, June 22 Downtown Langley Fork & Finger Event The sidewalks of Fraser Highway will entice your senses with the delicious aromas of cuisines from around the world, gourmet specialties and decadent desserts. Start the day with a scrumptious pancake breakfast. Later take in cooking demonstrations at the McBurney Plaza Culinary Stage. Participate in the pie eating contest and enjoy tasting all that the Langley downtown has to offer. Bring the little ones and make a "foodie" craft to take home. 8:00

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Friday, July 5 Rotary Club Tip n Taste Cascades Conference Centre Tickets available from The Langley Times or online at www.tipntaste. com. Saturday, July 6 McBurney Plaza Grand Opening The City of Langley and Downtown and the Downtown Langley Business Association invite you to join them from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for the official Grand Opening of the revitalized McBurney Plaza. Join us to experience the ambiance as it shifts from day to evening, while sampling Langley’s finest wines, delicious canapés and decadent desserts. Local musicians and artists will add to your experience as they share their talents throughout the event. events@downtownlangley.com Thursday, July 11 - Sunday, July 14 Special Olympics At McLeod Park. For more information specialoympics.bc.ca Saturday, July 13 & Sunday, July 14 Erikson's Daylily Gardens presents their

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Calendar of Events July 19 & 20 and 26 & 27 Shakespeare's A Comedy of Errors at the Township 7 Winery Check their website for details. www.township7.com Saturday, July 20 City Chic Fashion Show & Open Air Sale Ladies, mark your calendar. You don't want to miss a second of this exciting event. Downtown Langley businesses will be hosting sales in-store and outdoors that will appeal to the bargain hunter in all of us. Browse and shop to your heart’s content. Complete your day as McBurney Plaza transforms into a fashion show runway. Local businesses have come together to bring you an exciting experience featuring the latest in women’s fashions and accessories. Fashion Show 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Open Air Sale 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Contact: events@downtownlangley.com July 21 Farmer’s Feast Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Krause Berry Farms 6179 248th For more information krauseberryfarms.com. Local farmers are

invited to come to our farm and share. Enjoy the free samples, free parking, and lots of free ideas and information. For more information krauseberryfarms.com Sunday, July 21 The Prospera Valley GranFondo Long known as the road cycling Mecca of British Columbia, the Fraser Valley is once again the location for what is one of Canada’s premier cycling events. The Prospera Valley GranFondo will take place in the historic village of Fort Langley. Information and registration online at www.valleygranfondo.com Firday, July 26 - Sunday, July 28 The Salvation Army's Ride Into History In support of The Salvation Army, the weekend kicks off with a Friday evening concert and rally. On Saturday morning enjoy breakfast followed by a three hour scenic tour. This tour is a celebration of motorcycling combined with the history of Fort Langley. Stay for the Show & Shine and evening banquet. The weekend ends on Sunday morning with a delicious breakfast. Call 604-514-7375 for

more information. Sunday, July 28 Sun Rype TRI Kids This triathlon series for kids ages 3 to 15 is non competitive and tons of fun. The series takes three sports kids love (swim, bike & run) and combines them into a great racing event. Everyone's a winner. For more information or to register www.trikidstriathlon.com Monday, July 29 Thursday, August 1 8th Annual BC Renaissance Festival The Renaissance festival returns this summer. Come join the village of Steller's Grove for a weekend of thrills and merriment. Shop the marketplace, enjoy the stage performers and spend some time with the local characters. Thrill to the excitement of a joust and join the sing-along at the end of the day. There is lots to see and do for all ages. Visit for a day or the whole weekend to immerse yourself in the 16th century. Contact Colin Bellamy. 604-760-2158 or email promotional@bcrenfest.com

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Calendar of Events Saturday, August 3 Monday, August 5 Brigade Days Fort Langley National Historic Site is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Join Hudson's Bay Company workers, aboriginal traders and trappers as they swap stories, play music and show off traditional skills. The weekend features a large period encampment and the arrival of the Fur Brigades Canoe re-enactment at 1:00 p.m. on Monday. August 7 - 14 National Youth Track & Field Championships McLoed Athletic Park. For more information yo.ca Friday, August 9 Prospera Outdoor Movie Night Langley Events Centre- starting at dusk. Contact Mary Reeves at 604530- 5055 August 8-11, August 15-18 and August 24-25 Bard in the Valley Weekend performances at Spirit Square in Douglas Park in Langley City Thursday August 8 to Saturday August 11 and Thursday August 15 to Saturday August 18 Evening

performances begin at 7 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Saturday August 24 and Sunday August 25 at the International Festival at Willoughby Park adjacent to the Langley Events Centre. Evening’s performance begins at 6 p.m. and Sunday’s matinee is at 1 p.m. (See story for complete details) Thursday, August 15 Golf for Kids Sake Fundraiser in support of Big Brothers and Sisters of Langley. Newlands - 11:00 a.m., Call Mary Reeves 604-530-5055. Friday, August 16 Sunday, Agusut 18 Campbell Valley Horse Trials - BC Championships This year marks the third year for this exciting event. The event welcomes riders from all over BC and Washington State. Contact Carol MDonald at cves@ gmail.com. Held in beautiful Campbell Valley Park, spectators are welcome and there will be a concession. Visit www.cves.ca for more information. Sunday, August 17 Downtown Langley City 20th Annual

Arts Alive Festival 10:00a.m.to5:00p.m. Withover200 visual and performing artists, our festival has become a signature event in the lower mainland. This free, family event features live musical performances, artists and artisans showcasing a myriad of mediums, live demonstrations, a children's venue and special performance surprises throughout the day. Contact: artsalive@downtownlangley.com or visit www.artsalivefestival.com August 23, 24, 25 RCMP Musical Ride Thunderbird Showpark 6975 248th Street www.tbird.ca Fun for the whole family. Tickets available on ticketmaster.ca Saturday, August 24 & Sunday, August 25 Langley International Festival Saturday and Sunday, August 24 and 25 at Willoughby Community Park (7888- 200 Street, Langley Events Centre). The festival highlights Canada’s cultural mosaic and with more than 90 countries displaying their traditions. Lots

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Calendar of Events of food and fun this festival celebrates everything multicultural. Sunday, August 25 Art in the Vines For the second time this summer Township 7 Winery presents Arts in the Vines. From 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at their South Langley winery. There will be over 40 artisans producing crafts, jewelry, paintings and local preserves/cuisine. Easy listening will be provided by two local bands. www.township7.com for complete information. Saturday, September 7 Langley Good Times Cruise In North America’s largest outdoor car show. Over 1,500 cars and 50,000 people come out for this exciting day. Contact: www.langleycruise-in.com Friday, September 13 Aldergrove Rotary Club Golf Tournament Contact www.aldergroverotary.com Saturday, September 14 & Sunday, September 15 Best of Country Living Visit beautiful Campbell Valley Park to celebrate 35 years of country living. This festival is from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. both days. Treat

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village of Fort Langley’s biggest event of the year. At Fort Langley National Historic Site, watch a barrel-making demonstration, try cranberry bannock, play the cranberry toss, and more. October 26 Wall O Lantern 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. All Seasons Garden Centre, 27491 Fraser Hwy, Fun for the whole family, pumpkin carving, pie eating contest, live entertainment, rides food, pumpkin light up and more. November 3 Rotary Club of Langley Central Wine Festival Tickets available through the Rotary Club of Langley Central. November 17 Douglas Day Fort Langley National Historic Site. Join the Fort Langley Legacy Foundation, Parks Canada and the Guyanese Canadian Cultural Association of BC in celebrating the Guyanese roots of James Douglas, British Columbia's first governor. Experience the warmth of the Caribbean. Taste delicious food, watch cultural dancing, hear a steel drum band perform and sign the giant copy of the proclamation

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Aldergrove Come visit Aldergrove to celebrate Canada's birthday. The Royal Canadian Legion hosts a Community Country Fair. On the grassy area at the Aldergrove Legion (26607 Fraser Highway) there will be a carnival with children's game and activities. Offering fun for everyone, there will be bouncy castles on site and more. A flag raising ceremony is held at noon and all day long there will be a barbecue with hot dogs, hamburgers and steaks. For the adults there is a dance held the Legion during the afternoon. For a great way to celebrate Canada's 146th birthday, visit Aldergrove this year. Gates open at 11:00 a.m. Langley This year the Langley Canada Day celebrations at McLeod Park (216 Street and 56th Avenue) will be one day only. Due to a few glitches in various funding sources for 2013, organizers have had to scale back to one day on July 1. "But have no fear�, said returning president Travis Strain, "this event will still be the best in Langley." The Canada Day festival is a family oriented event and features something for everyone. There will be interactive games, a marketplace and rides for kids of all ages. There will be a food garden with a large assortment of fabulous fair food. There will be a huge fireworks display and it will be the only Canada Day celebration with fireworks. Gates will be open from 11:00 a.m. 11:00 p.m. Service animals only permitted onsite. The drawing contest is back and the prize is again a child's dream playhouse. This prize is due to the efforts of students in the Langley School District's Carpentry Apprenticeship at Aldergrove Community Senior Secondary School. For the past five years, the Langley Canada Day Society has been the recipient At JD Farms, we produce fresh, wholesome, sustainable turkey products that are free of antibiotics and animal by-products - a healthy choice for your family. Visit our Deli & Bistro in Langley on the corner of 248th and 52nd Street, or visit our website to find a JD Farms Turkey dealer near you!

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146 Years of Confederation of their program's community based project, a 4' x 8' multi level play house. Sponsorship opportunities are still up for grabs. Call 604761-3706. Various levels are available. Volunteer opportunities abound as well. Call 604-522-6232 and get in on the action early. Board positions available as well. For more information, call 604-522-6232 or check the website at www.langleycanadaday.ca. Fort Langley Spend Canada Day at the birthplace of BC. The Fort Langley Historical Site has a full day of fun activities for the whole family. Gates open at 10:00 and admission will be free all day. At 10:00 a.m. there is a traditional Citizenship ceremony. Upwards of 100 new Canadians will take the oath of citizenship and begin their new lives as Canadian citizens. On hand will be various members of parliament and both Langley City and Langley Township mayors will be there. Following the ceremony enjoy a taste of the huge birthday cake. At 11:00 a.m., Stories of the Fort will be presented. This is an interesting glimpse into the lives of the people who work at the Fort. There will be a tour at noon and at 1:00 p.m. you'll hear the sounds of muskets when the historic weapons demonstration begins. Be sure to hang around to attend the Fur Trade Wedding at 2:00 p.m. A Fur Trader has popped the question and will take an aboriginal bride. Fully interactive you will be able to participate as the happy couple say their 'I do's. All day long there will be farm animals to see and cooper and blacksmith demonstrations to watch. The Cafe located on the Fort site will be open. So step into history as Canada celebrates its 146 birthday. For more information call 604-513-4777. ~ Lilianne Fuller

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oth Langleys now provide electric car owners with places plug in their vehicles. In the Township of Langley, Level 2 charging stations are available for public use at at the W.C. Blair Recreation Centre, Walnut Grove Recreation Centre and the Langley Events Centre. The 220 volt Level 2 plug-ins, which draw 20 to 80 amps will fully charge an electric car with a completely exhausted battery in about six to eight hours. A Level 3 charging station was also planned for the Events Centre, a 400 to 500 volt, 125 amp plug-in that can charge an electric vehicle to about 80 per cent in about 15 minutes.  The City of Langley has installed a public access electric vehicle charging stations on the west side of City Hall. More chargers will be added to the city hall site when the new Timms Recreation Centre is built next door. The chargers are being funded in part by the Community Charging Infrastructure Fund, which pays up to 75 per cent of the cost to encourage construction of 570 stations across the province. Other municipalities such as Vancouver, Surrey and the City of Langley have also installed charging stations. 31556 Langley Combo Ad 4.75 x 3.5:Layout 4 4/11/12 ~9:49 Pagephoto 1 BrendaAM Anderson ~ Dan Ferguson

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he 16th annual Langley Good Times Cruise-In will take place on Saturday, Sept. 7. The big classic car show in downtown Langley City returned in 2011 after a oneyear absence, and it has made a worthy comeback in the past two years. There was a big void in the community without the show in 2010. Langley has become renowned for the show, which is run totally by volunteers. The show regularly draws crowds of close to 100,000 to Langley City, and all proceeds go to local charities. Over the years, the event has raised more than $1 million for charity. A total of $70,000 was raised in 2012. The major charities getting support in 2012 were Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Centre, Langley Memorial Hospital auxiliary and Langley Community Support Group Society (formerly Langley Stroke Recovery). The Cruise-In has a number of new directors, and a new president in Eric Taylor. Past president Riccardo Sestito continues to be heavily involved as well. The display area for this year’s car show is in

downtown Langley City, on most of the same streets as in previous years. Organizers are encouraging car owners to register early. All details are at www. langleycruisein. com. There will also be a motorcycle show, and a "Builder’s Alley" will be set up, showing how cars are restored. The very popular concession run by In and Out Burgers of California has been invited back this year. It is the only occasion that In and Out Burgers comes to Canada. Funds raised through the sale of the iconic burgers go to charities as well. It has become a popular part of the show. Other food concessions, run by local charities and service clubs, are also set up at various locations. There will be plenty of entertainment all throughout the Cruise-In location, with a stage set up near 204 Street and Fraser Highway. There will also be entertainment at the bandstand in Douglas Park. Once again there will be an auction and parts swap meet on the Sunday following the Cruise-In. ~ Frank Bucholtz

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2013 Langley International Festival

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953-3802 for more information or to register your team. The entertainment will be outstanding. Many of the popular performers are returning to the main stage again this year and they will be joined by some new and exciting acts as well. Watch the website for updates. (www. internationalfestival.ca) This year's festival will celebrate the performing arts as well. The ever popular "Bard in the Valley" will be back. Directed by Darcy J. Knopp, The Comedy of Errors is one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies. On Saturday night the curtain goes up at 6:00 p.m. and on Sunday there will be a matinee performance at 2:00p.m. Produced by Diane Gendron and her assistant Kim Rogan, you will not be disappointed in the calibre of this presentation. In February, the Langley's International Festival Society organized the third annual Multicultural Gala Dinner and Awards to honour individuals and organizations for their outstanding work in promoting equality and diversity in Langley. Volunteers from throughout the community make up the board of directors. This group of 21 people include individuals who have returned and the slate includes some new faces as well. Speaking of volunteers, a small army of volunteers are needed to help. If you want to volunteer there are a few ways to do so. You can call Shar at 604-312-8487 or you can email info@internationalfestival.ca. or you can apply online on the LIF Website at www.langleyinternationalfestival.ca ~ Lilianne Fuller

           

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ike the fields that surround it, Langley cultivates its rich and diverse multicultural population. Langley has always been a welcoming community and it still is. In our community there are many services for people from around the world who want make Langley their home. ESL (English as a Second Language) Through the Langley Literacy Network there are multiple opportunities to learn to speak English. Langley Community Services Society, the Immigrant Services Society of BC, New Directions, and three churches - St. Dunstan's Anglican, the Christian Life Assembly, and St. Joseph's Church - all offer free or low-cost English Language programs. New Directions at 5566 - 204 street is so popular that the increasing number of students have necessitated adding a satellite location on Douglas Crescent. Welcome to Langley Formerly known as Langley Family Services, the Langley Community Services Society has numerous programs for newcomers. To provide a warm welcome LCSS's Orientation to the Community Program provides community visits, buddy programs, an immigrant support group and settlement counselling. In addition the society offers an Early Years Refugee Program and in association with the Langley Literacy Network also provides language programs. Celebrating Diversity Langley welcomes newcomers and celebrates their contribution to Langley's cultural mosaic. In short, multiculturalism works in Langley. I spoke with Community Librarian Sarwan Singh Randhawa

to find out why. "Langley is one of the friendliest communities in the world. People live with dignity, mutual respect, and they celebrate their cultures together. The library has material and welcome brochures in several languages that creates a welcome environment for everyone in the community. It promotes the diversity in the culture through many multicultural celebrations and several other activities." he said. In the Fraser Valley area, the Muriel Arnason Library is known for its multicultural activities that organizes several multicultural events throughout the year including Diwali, Chinese New Year (Lunar New Year), Christmas, Canada Multiculturalism Day, Aboriginal Day, Women’s International Day, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, United Nations Human Rights Day. In fact for its outstanding services the Township of Langley Libraries have won the Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards twice in a row and has been nominated for several cultural awards. The library offers several other programs including Conversation Circles Intercultural Communication Skills workshops, and how to access newspapers, magazines, and books in world languages. Langley in the heart of the Fraser Valley is a melting pot. People from across Canada and around the world have made Langley the welcoming community that it is. In Langley Multiculturalism works. ~ Lilianne Fuller

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has a long history of having service clubs in its midst. Their projects are as diverse as their members. Langley's Service clubs are full of active and energetic members. They are dedicated to making Langley a better place to live work and play. If you gauge a community's wealth by the number of its service clubs, then Langley is not only rich, Langley is an absolute billionaire. Lions Club With the common motto of "We Serve" Lions clubs support their communities in many ways. Lions are the largest service organization in the world with 46,000 clubs in 207 countries with 1.35 million members. Langley Lions Club: As the Langley Lions Club looks forward to its 70th anniversary in 2014, this club can be very proud that since its inception in 1944 their club have donated over a million dollars to Langley charities and causes. The members of this extremely busy club have raised these funds literally day by day as the majority of funds come from one day projects. The club supports the BC Hearing Conservation Society, Langley Christmas Bureau, Douglas Park Elementary School, and every single month the club donates $250 to the Langley Food Bank. Other local charities that benefit are the BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities and the Langley Lions Senior Citizen Housing Society to name just a few. Every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. the Lions Club run a community bingo game at the Evergreen Timber's Evergreen Hall (5464 - 203 Street) Over the

summer you will find the Lions manning a concession at various functions in the community and for the Relay for Life in May the Lions are there all night long. This year, in addition to other projects the club is supporting the Langley Memorial Hospital with a festive party. On November 2 you are invited to attend an Italian Night Gala. It will be an evening full of fun and excitement. There will be live entertainment, door prizes, a silent and live auction and you will be served a delicious four course dinner. Mark your calendar to attend. Tickets are $35 each. If you'd like to help but can't go there, are a number of things that you can do. Silent and live auction items are needed and it's a great way to bring attention to your company name and brand. Call President Paul Keeris at 604-888-7513 for more suggestions. The Langley Lions meet the first and third Thursday of each month at their clubhouse, the West Langley Hall (9400 - 208 Street) at 6:15 PM. Call President Paul at 604-888-7513 for more information or to attend a meeting. The Fort Langley Lions Club: The Fort continued next page

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Langley Lions amalgamated with the Walnut Grove Lions Club a few years ago and are busier than ever. This club lives by the Lions Club motto of "We Serve" and their involvement in so many community events proves this. For the past two years in association with the Walnut Grove Business Association the Fort Langley Lions have adopted a project called Family Days. This growing event takes place on June 22 at the Walnut Grove Track & Field Grounds (88th Avenue & Walnut Grove Drive). Stop by and enjoy a day of family activities. Enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast and stick around later for a signature Lions Club hot dog or hamburger. Have you been to the Fort Langley May Day Parade? Have you taken in the Fort Langley Cranberry Festival? If you have, then you've seen the Fort Langley Lions in action. This May will mark the club's 41th anniversary and in addition to helping with

Fort Langley events the club supports many local charities throughout the community. The Salvation Army, Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation, Boy Scouts, Langley Hospice, and the Langley Christmas Bureau are just a few who benefit. The Fort Langley Lions meet the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 7:00 p.m. (23022 - 88th Avenue). Call President Lynda Davidson at 604-8889208 for more information or to attend a meeting. Soroptimist International of the Langleys Soroptimist are part of an international service club for women. Coming up is one their most popular fundraisers. LobsterMania is back on May 25. For tickets call Hilary at 604530-4358. This club meets the first Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at Andreas Restaurant from September until June. For membership enquiries or to

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Associations • Clubs take in a meeting contact Vera Ward at 604-534-4991. Rotary Clubs Service Above Self Langley’s four Rotary Clubs are marking the 100th anniversary of Rotary this year. The clubs are the Rotary Club of Langley, Langley Central, Aldergrove and Langley Sunrise. The clubs work together on many projects, and individually each also raises funds for charitable works locally and all across the world. Langley Central Rotary Club: Well known for its annual Wine Festival this club has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charities. The club meets every Wednesday at noon at Newlands. Call President Terry Smith at 604-5302507 for more information or to attend a meeting. Rotary Club of Langley: Langley's original Rotary club is a strong supporter of education and youth. The club supports the Langley Lodge as well. The club meets every

Thursday 6:15 p.m. at the Coast Hotel and Convention Centre. Club phone is 604-635-4410. Garth Hanson is the president of the club. Rotary Club Langley Sunrise: If you are an early bird and are looking for an active club, look no further than this one. This busy club meets at 7:00 a.m. at Ricky's Restaurant (8720 - 204 Street. Coming up the club will be presenting Tip & Taste. Tickets are available from The Langley Times or online at www.tipntaste.com Rotary Club of Aldergrove Meeting at 7:10 a.m. at the Aldergrove White Spot every Friday this club's motto is Peace Through Service. The Aldergrove Rotary has a focus on service to the community supporting many initiatives and activities focused on youth and making Aldergrove a better place to live. Kiwanis Club Langley District 100- Serving the Children of the World

The Kiwanis Club of Langley District 100 is actively looking for new members. This club offers good fellowship and an opportunity to serve. The club meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.. Call Don Wiens at 604250-2042 if you want to take in a meeting. For the sixth year the Langley Kiwanis clubs have hanging baskets for sale for $25. They will be available at the entrance to the Langley Memorial Hospital on May 6, 8,and 10th (if not sold out). ~ Lilianne Fuller

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or the second straight year, thousands of cycling enthusiasts will descend upon Fort Langley and the Fraser Valley for the 2013 Prospera Valley GranFondo. This year’s event will be held July 21. The mass cycling event will see the participants begin and end their journey at the Fort Langley National Historic Site, travelling along the back roads through Aldergrove, along the Sumas Prairie, and over Sumas Mountain in Abbotsford. Riders then head back to Fort Langley through the Matsqui Flats and Glen Valley. This is the 160-km GranFondo, but there are also two shorter rides: the 88-km MedioFondo and the 50-km PrestoFondo, as well as a team event. The event is organized by the not-for-profit Canadian Velo Event Management Society and Prospera Credit Union, with proceeds again going to Special Olympics BC. A total of $20,000 was raised from the 2012 event. Last year saw 1,200 cyclists participate and organizers are anticipating close to 2,000 riders at this year’s ride. ~ Gary Ahuja

MAP takes centre stage After getting some significant renovations done over the past few years, McLeod Athletic Park (MAP) has landed a trio of high-profile track and field competitions for this spring and summer. In 2009, the 11-year-old track was replaced at McLeod Athletic Park. That was followed by adding a new fully-functioning concession stand, complete with a grill and commercial dishwasher, which was done in 2011. And now work is underway to replace the synthetic turf field as well as upgrading the park’s drainage system. All of that work has resulted in a pair of provincial — and one national — competition choosing to come to Langley. The first of the competitions is the B.C. high school track and field championships, which will be held May 31 and June 1. More than one thousand of the top high school track and field athletes from around the province will compete. It will also be held at McLeod Park in 2014. continued next page

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This will be followed by the Special Olympics B.C. Summer Games from July 11 to 14, with close to 1,100 athletes competing over the four days. And then all of Canada will pay a visit to Langley with the Canadian Legion youth track and field championships from Aug. 7 to 14. This event will also be back in 2014. The Legion youth championships feature Canada’s top athletes between the ages of 14 and 17. Close to 900 athletes are expected to attend the week-long event.

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he B.C. Hockey League’s Langley Rivermen junior A hockey club, the Trinity Western University Spartans hockey team, the Langley Thunder senior A lacrosse team of the Western Lacrosse Association and the Langley junior A Thunder of the B.C. Junior A Lacrosse League all play out of the arena bowl. Over in the gymnasium, the Trinity Western University Spartans men’s and women’s volleyball and basketball teams play their Canada West conference matches. Altogether, the state-of-the-art facility is 260,483 square feet. It offers more than 1,300 free parking spaces. Many organizations also call the Langley Events Centre home, including Basketball BC, Wrestling BC, Langley Sports Medicine, Tourism Langley, the office of Fort Langley-Aldergrove MLA Rich Coleman and the Langley Gymnastics Foundation. The Langley Events Centre is located at 7888 200 Street.

There is also plenty of sporting activity happening outside the hub of the LEC. The Langley Tennis Centre is a four-court indoor tennis facility. And there is also Willoughby Community Park, which is located in the 7700 block of 202A Street. The park features three artificial turf fields, another soccer field, a joint rugby/soccer field, sand volleyball courts and a mountain bike park. There is also a spray mark and children’s playground. A new two-storey 4,000-square foot facility also opened this past year. It features change rooms, concession, washrooms for park users, a community meeting room, and storage spaces for local sports user groups. The field house was a project of the Langley United Soccer Club with Langley FC and Langley Field Lacrosse, also contributing to the project in exchange for storage space. New fields Four new sporting fields opened up throughout the Township of Langley in the past year. Aldergrove Athletic Park (29 Avenue and 267B Street) now has a pair of synthetic turf fields while the new Lynn Fripps Park (210 Street and 83 Avenue) will also have two fields. One is already open while the other is expected to open in September. ~ Gary Ahuja

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Langley offers a great variety of community sports. Langley City Recreation Dept. and Langley Township Recreation Department publish recreation guides both in paper copies and online. Copies are also available at local community centres. Langley Township: www.tol.bc.ca Langley City: www.city.langley.bc.ca Both list contacts for community groups. Langley Lawn Bowling Club BMX Bicycle Racing 604-514-2695 20471 54th Ave. BMX racing takes place Willowbrook Lanes (1986) Ltd. at the Langley BMX 604-533-2695, 6350 196 St. Track, at 42 Ave. and 206 St. Fees, safety Curling requirements apply. The Langley Curling Club offers langleybmx.com. league curling from the end of September to mid-March. The club is at Bowling 20699-42 Ave., 604-530-8218. Juniors/novices Alder Alley is a 10 lane, 5 pin Bowling Alley programs start at age 10. located in Aldergrove. 604-856-2034, 27070 Fraser Hwy. alderalley.com continued next page

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An Active Community: Sports & Recreation Ice Skating, Hockey Langley has five ice complexes. Aldergrove Community Arena, 2882 - 272 St., 604-856-1517; George Preston Rec Centre, 20699 - 42 Avenue, 604-530-1323; Twin Rinks, 5700 Langley Bypass, 604-532-TWIN; National Hockey Training Center, 20740 Mufford Cresent, 604-534-7825; Walnut Grove Sportsplex, 20165 - 91A Ave. 604-882-1611

Ball Hockey Outdoor ball hockey can be played at James Hill Park, 222 St. and Old Yale Road; Murrayville Outdoor Activity Park at 221 St. and 48A Ave., and West Langley Park at 208 St. and 94 Ave. Valley Ball Hockey Association is an organized ball hockey league that provides the opportunity for all kids (boys and girls) to play ball hockey. There are

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An Active Community: Sports & Recreation approximately 1100 players and 70 teams in the lower mainland enjoying this fast growing sport. www.vbha.com Lacrosse Langley Minor Lacrosse information can be found at www.langleylacrosse.com Swimming W.C. Blair Recreation Centre has a wave pool, dedicated lanes for medium and fast length swimmers, diving, play and wading areas at 22200 Fraser Hwy. Walnut Grove Community Centre has a large main pool, 75-metre waterslide, dedicated lanes for lengths, sauna, steam room, wheelchair accessible therapy pool, adult hot tub, diving, wading areas at 8889 Walnut Grove Dr. Al Anderson Memorial Pool in City Park, 4901 - 207 St., comVega petition size,Sequel outdoor pool Sport and Vega ONE to Labour Day. TH open mid-April 810g - 30 Servings VEGETARIAN/ Aldergrove Park and Fort TO NATURAL W !! LO ISE Langley ParkPROTEIN also Thave OO VERT outAD door pools.

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Langley Recycles: Before you trash it! Beverage Containers: Aldergrove Return-It 27482 Fraser Hwy Fraser Valley Bottle Depot 108 22572 Fraser Hwy. Langley Recycling Centre 20137 Industrial Ave.: 5-Star Walnut Grove Bottle Depot #2-4, 9640 - 201 Street Willowbrook Recycling 19641, 60th Avenue Plastics: Blue Planet Recycling 9640 201 Street blueplanetrecycling.ca Electronics: Aldergrove Return-It 27482 Fraser Hwy Fraser Valley Bottle Depot 108 22572 Fraser Hwy. Langley Recycling Centre 20137 Industrial Ave.: 5-Star Salvation Army 19733-96 Ave Walnut Grove Bottle Depot

Pet Connection Off Leash Dog Parks: Aldergrove Lake Park (Lefeuvre Road, and Eight Avenue) is a large fenced in area – operating hours are from 8 a.m. to dusk. Derby Reach Park (North Langley and the Fraser River at Allard Crescent) Accessible from dawn until dusk. Brookswood Dog Park (204 St. near 44 Ave.) between dawn and dusk. Langley Passive Park (36 Ave. at 208 St.) Walnut Grove off-leash area (96 Ave. and 213 St.) Open from dawn till dusk. Willoughby Open Field (200 St. and 69 Ave.) Unofficial off-leash dog area, bring poop bags, none provided.

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Langley Schools • Pre-School • Daycare area has seen the most growth. Three new schools are being built in Willoughby to address this growth. Lynn Fripps Parent Participation Preschool Elementary opened its doors to students this September at Fun! Play Based HappyLearning! Hours 21020 83 Avenue. Parent Preschool A middle school is being built in south Willoughby, on 84 Av23022 88th Participation Ave., Fort Langley Fun! Play Based Learning! happyhourspreschool.bc.ca enue. It is set to open September, 2014. Another elementary 604-888-8555 23022 88th Ave Fort Langley school, now called Richard Bulpitt Elementary, named after www.happyhourspreschool.bc.ca a former school administrator, is under con604-888-8555 struction at 20965 77A Ave. Quality Childcare, Langley is also home to the worldEducation Based, renowned Langley Community Music Community Driven School, which offers music instruction, and several private ChrisNow accepting registration tian and Montessori schools. for 1-5-year-olds Langley School District has also embarked on a partnership with Yoga, neighbour Kwantlen Polytechnical French, University to offer secondary students Little Chefs, Hot lunch a chance to take university courses in 604-532-7977 the evening. www.thelearningcircle.ca ~ Monique Tamminga tessa@thelearningcircle.ca

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Grove is another large outdoor park full of fun family entertainment. Walnut Grove Park (8397 Walnut Grove Dr.) has everything Philip Jackman Park has and more, including a skateboard park and treed nature walk. Finally Willoughby Community Park (202A St. and 78 Avenue) is a quaint community gathering place consists of a playground, lighted fields and of course, a water park. Not to be outdone, the City of Langley also has its share of waterfilled-fun. In the heart of the city at Douglas Park (Douglas Crescent and 206 St.) children and their parents can enjoy the water park in addition to an adventure playground, sports box, two tennis courts and bowling green. Langley City Park (207 St. and 48 Ave) is home to Al Anderson Memorial Pool and water park. While you’re there, why not have a bite to eat at one of the 32 picnic tables (20 of which are sheltered) and two BBQ grills? Or take a look in the Langley Arts Centre? Then, make a date to use one of the four baseball diamonds, two adult

sized soccer fields (or mini soccer field), football field or outdoor Lacrosse Box. In the summer, not every day is perfect, so when it rains why not head down to one of these funfilled places to let the kids burn off all that energy. For the little ones there is always Go Bananas. Here they can do literally that. For ages one to 12, this gigantic green and yellow jungle gym provides plenty of activity to keep them entertained for a long time. Visit gobananasplaycenter. com for more information. Now, for those that are a little older and want a bit more excitement, why not head over to Planet Lazer? This action-packed activity is great for children of all ages and while you’re there you can watch them from the observation booth or join in yourself. Visit planetlazer. net for more information. The Great Escape has it all, from a climbing wall to bowling and even an Air Trek which allows guests to be harnessed in before climbing ropes, scaling balance beams and monkey vines, all while suspended in the air. Visit www.thege.ca for more information.

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Farm Fresh • Gardens • Vineyards ing horse estates and park-like farmsteads. Langley can thank wine pioneer Claude Violet for his courage and foresight in establishing Domaine De Chaberton in 1981, the first winery in Langley, and first in the Lower Mainland. Bringing his French charm and old world vines, he started growing bachuss and other white grapes on his south Langley slope. The awardwinning bacchus is a huge favourite to this day. Domaine De Chaberton now not only offers delicious whites and full bodied reds, including its fairly new Canoe Cove wines, it also opened the Bacchuss Bistro several years ago. Bring a picnic lunch and order a glass of wine and sit on their vast lawns or picnic benches. Tours are also a must here. Township 7 is nearby and not to be missed. Gathering up awards since the day this winery opened up, first for its merlot and chardonnay, followed by many others. Vista D’Oro Farms and Winery offers the ultimate agritourism experience and is gaining a reputation for its signature walnut port created from green walnuts grown on towering trees on this beautiful 10 acre property. Offering exotic preserves

in the farmgate tasting room, the owners offer picnic lunches with vistas that look over their vines and onto the mighty Golden Ears. Neck of the Woods Backyard wines is the former Glenugie winery but with much different wines including an award winning sparkling Brut and blended wines with grapes grown in sunny Okanagan. The impressive tasting room is not to be missed while sipping on their wines. In 2007, Blackwood Lane settled here and opened up their tasting room shortly after. Blackwood Lane’s higher price point is matched with the depth of their reds, which fetch ratings in the 90s for their Reference ($100) and Pinot Noir or signature bordeaux blend Alliance. For something completely different, head to historic Langley and pull up to the tasting bar at the saloon-style Fort Wine Co. where you will find everything from fortified dessert wines to its drier style cranberry wine. Using cranberries grown right on the property, they also source local berries to create their unique wines with fun names including Valley Girl, a blueberry wine and Bite Me strawberry wine. ~ Monique Tamminga

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ridge tolls are now a bigger issue than ever for more Langley residents. While tolls have been in place on the new Golden Ears Bridge since shortly after it opened in June, 2009, by the end of 2012 they were also imposed on drivers crossing the new Port Mann Bridge. A system of discounts and offers of free trips for those who

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St. Andrew's Anglican Church 20955 Old Yale Road (at Fraser Highway)

Sunday Services: 8 am spoken (BCP) 10 am with music Mid-week service: 9:30 am Thursday

604-534-6514

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sign up for the TrEO tolling system has eased the burden for many people thus far, but the full tolls will kick in for virtually everyone by later this year. The Port Mann is the busiest bridge in the Lower Mainland and the main connection between Langley and other Fraser Valley communities and the cities north of the Fraser.

We invite you to join us where we worship the LORD God who made heaven, earth, and all creatures and still upholds and governs His creation. He created man to serve and glorify Him, the only true God. This Christian church invites you and your family to attend its worship services. To receive the vital knowledge of God's salvation which He has revealed in His holy and divine Word, the Bible. Some of our programs include: • Coffee Break • Senior's Club • Stephen Ministries Mentoring • Christianity Explored Course • Gems and Cadets Programs for children

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Victory Baptist

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Sunday Bible Classes for All Ages - 10:00 AM Sunday Worship Services 11:00 AM & 6:00 PM Wednesday Bible Study & Prayer 6:30 PM

19869 Fraser Hwy. 604-534-4797

experiencevictory.org

Langley Canadian Reformed Church 21804 52 Ave., Langley 604-530-7612

www.langleycanrc.org

What are Christianity and church all about? Who is Jesus? If you are looking for a safe place to ask all your questions, why not attend our free short course called Christianity Explored? It runs just two hours on eight Friday evenings starting after Thanksgiving Day (and again in January), and always begins with a free meal. No obligation, no pressure, just an opportunity to explore in a relaxed atmosphere.

Langley Canadian Reformed Church 21804 52 Ave., Langley 604-530-7826 www.langleycanrc.org ce@langleycanrc.org

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It also carries the Trans-Canada Highway from the Interior and the rest of Canada into the heart of Metro Vancouver. It is the only toll bridge along the main TransCanada Highway. Transponders are not needed to cross the Port Mann. The tolling system uses windshield stickers and licence plate registration. There is also the alternative of crossing without registering, but the costs to cross the bridge are significantly higher for those who are not registered. B.C. residents will have to pay or they won't be able to renew their car insurance. A new rapid bus system now operates across the Port Mann, going from the Carvolth park and ride lot on 86 Avenue just east of 200 Street to the Braid SkyTrain station. It will eventually go to the Lougheed SkyTrain station, which will also be the jumpoff point for the new Evergreen Line transit extension. Meanwhile, TransLink continues to slowly examine alternatives for transit south of the Fraser. The possibility of a SkyTrain line down Fraser Highway from King George station to Langley

City was mentioned in a recent TransLink report, looking at transit alternatives in Surrey. It will be many years before any such line is in operation. TransLink has started a new bus route, the 531, between Willowbrook and White Rock. It travels through Campbell Heights industrial area. On the highway front, the Township of Langley has started construction of an extension of the four-lane stretch of Fraser Highway, from about the 22800 block to east of 232 Street. Work will continue all summer. The provincial government is also adding a third eastbound lane to Highway 1 between 232 and 264 Streets. This uphill portion of the busy road is often congested with trucks and slower vehicles, causing long line-ups. It is also one of the most accidentprone areas of the freeway. Three rail overpass projects are under construction in Langley at present. The most advanced is the combo project, which will create a new route between 192 Street and 52 Avenue and 196 Street and 60 Avenue. ~ Frank Bucholtz, Editor

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