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Captain Gary Proznick of the Township fire department attended the pioneers’ banquet with a vintage fire truck.

Douglas Day

Langley pioneer spirit honoured

Doris Blair, 94, and her daughter Jean Gregson, 70, are the first pioneers to span two generations.

Pioneers of the Langleys were thanked at the annual banquet in their honour.

Township and City join forces to invite those were two generations of pioneers from one who have built the community of Langley to family. Doris Blair, 94, and her daughter Jean a big mid-day banquet. Gregson, 70, each now meet the requirements This year’s banquet, held at the Langley as pioneers. Events Centre, brought together more than After the national anthem, speeches, and a by Matthew Claxton 210 pioneers, all of whom are at least 70 welcome by members of the Kwantlen First years old and have lived in Langley for more Nation, the pioneers were entertained by folk Langley’s longtime residents were honoured than 60 years. group the Seabillys. along with those who founded B.C. at the Servers dressed in the garb of 1858 bustled Douglas Day has been recognized in the annual Douglas Day banquet on Tuesday. from table to table bringing lunch to the pion- Township of Langley since the 1920s and Every Nov. 19 for almost a century, Langley eers as they were welcomed by Township the annual banquet has been held for more has marked the day in 1858 when Governor Mayor Jack Froese, acting as the master of than 60 years. In 1946, the celebration of James Douglas read the proclamation declarceremonies. Douglas Day was established by law. While ing British Columbia a Crown colony, The head table of local dignitaries was many municipalities in the Lower Mainland View and paving the way for its later entry piped in by Joe McDonald, who then celebrated Douglas Day in the past, Langley is video & into Canada as a province. shared a dram with Froese, the mayor one of few to continue the tradition. photos As part of that celebration, the saying it was appropriate to “pay with the piper.” Along with the piper, the honour or online guard for the opening procession was composed of firefighters. The Township’s fire prevention Captain Gary Proznick was out in front of the LEC to direct newly arrived pioneers, while standing next to a bright red restored early fire truck. Inside, along with present-day firefighters, there were displays of some Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance of the vintage hose attachments, axes, More than 210 pioneers, all over 70 and having lived in Langley at and communications gear used by least 60 years, took part in the banquet. City and Township firefighters over Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance the years. A photo of Langley’s first Langley Township Mayor Jack Froese toasted piper Joe ever fire truck, dating to the 1940s, was McDonald at the annual Douglas Day event at the Langley there for residents to see. For the first time at this event, there Events Centre Tuesday.


For a list of this year’s honoured pioneers, please see page A19.



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For the record

Glen Edward Theriault was convicted after pleading not guilty to dangerous driving causing death in the crash that killed Langley school bus driver. Incorrect information appeared in the Langley Advance. (“Driver in fatal crash pleads guilty,” Nov. 19, 2013.) • More online


Royal performance

Trinity Western University women’s volleyball outside Royal Richardson has been named the Canada West women’s First Star of the Week after leading the Spartans to a pair of road wins over Calgary. • More online


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Adorable dogs and dedicated volunteers could net a local shelter some extra funding.

“Cool! I think we just won $2,000!” Nelson said. Whether the shelter wins just $2,000 or can manage to take the top prize, the money will likely go towards supporting some of LAPS’ more expensive programs, including its medical fund, its adoption program, and by Matthew Claxton its spay and neuter program, Nelson said. “It potentially gives us the opportunity to The Langley Animal Protection Society is expand those things,” Nelson said. hoping that a few online votes will turn into She says the two leading shelters on the cash prizes and more help for dogs and cats. contest may seem to have an insurmountLAPS, which runs the Patti Dale Animal able lead right now. Shelter in Aldergrove, is taking part in the They’re scooping up a big chunk of the Shelter Challenge, an online overall vote. contest that allows people to But there’s always a chance “That would be support their local animal resLAPS could score a comecue organization. from-behind victory before amazing, that would One of LAPS’ “superstar” the contest ends on Dec. 22. have a huge impact.” volunteers, Shelly Roche, If 100 Langley Advance readJayne Nelson heard about the contest and ers signed up to vote on the signed up LAPS. Thanks to a strong voting website, it would push them group, they’ve now moved up into third up by quite a bit, Nelson said. place overall for the winter contest and are “That would be amazing, that would have number one in Canada, said Jayne Nelson, a huge impact,” Nelson said. the shelter’s animal welfare manager. The LAPS shelter currently has 2.47 per “If we get first place worldwide, we get cent of the vote, and the first place shelter $10,000,” Nelson said. “If we get first place has 6.71 per cent of the total vote. in Canada we get $1,000.” The Patti Dale shelter will also be trying As Nelson was speaking to the Langley to enter a photo contest showcasing one of Advance about the contest on Wednesday, she their “happy adoptions,” Nelson said. received an email informing her that LAPS That could win them another $1,000. had won both “recruiter of the week” and To sign up to vote for LAPS, visit www. “votes of the week.”

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Hank was eager to meet new people after LAPS’ Amy Hazlett treated his facial injuries in 2012. Medical and adoptive programs could benefit if LAPS wins an online contest.

Emergency response

Evening fire chars Willoughby townhouses

Firefighters are still looking for the cause of a balcony fire that damaged three townhomes. by Matthew Claxton

A mysterious fire damaged three townhouses in Langley’s Willoughby neighbourhood Tuesday night. The fire started just before 8 p.m. on the back deck of one of the homes, in the 8200 block of 209B Street, bordering Lynn Fripps Elementary. The fire crawled up the outside wall and started getting into the attic of the first building, and then began moving laterally, causing damage to two other buildings in the row of townhouses, according to the Township’s assistant fire chief Pat Walker.

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A fire on a second-storey balcony damaged three homes in Willoughby on Tuesday night. Sprinklers created a water curtain so the fire never really got into the dwelling space of any of the homes, and crews quickly knocked it down. Three fire crews responded to the blaze.

Although three units were damaged, they are all repairable, Walker said. The cause of the fire remains unknown, however. The residents of the home where the fire started had just

come back from a vacation and don’t smoke, so there doesn’t seem to have been much on the balcony that could have sparked a fire. There was a propane barbecue, but that’s been ruled out as the source of the fire, and the wiring is all new and up to code. Although the buildings in the row of homes can be repaired, there are some significant losses for the residents. Of those affected, two out of three didn’t have contents insurance for their homes, said Walker. It was the second mysterious fire since the weekend. On Saturday, a fire in the 25000 block of 59th Avenue destroyed an outbuilding, with flames shooting through the roof by the time fire crews arrived at about 8:30 p.m., said Walker. The cause remains undetermined, and the electrical wiring in the building seems to have been okay, Walker said.



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Township council stalls over parking and secondary suites A big new housing project got a tentative approval after a debate about secondary suites. by Matthew Claxton

A major new development planned for Willoughby caused a lot of debate about parking at Langley Township council’s Monday meeting. A 25.6 acre collection of properties, between 82nd and 84th Avenues and on both sides of a yet-to-

be-built section of 204th Street. The collection of properties to be developed by Qualico is missing one property in the 20400 block. “This particular property looks like a hockey player with one tooth out,” noted Councillor Charlie Fox. He noted that, with a missing property, it usually means half-sized streets are created until the last owner sells for development, a situation seen in several other areas where one lot is developed and a neighbouring one remains rural. As land in Willoughby

develops, new roads are built, but each property owner is responsible for building their side of the street only. The major cause for discussion was talk of secondary suites and parking needs. Coun. Kim Richter asked about legal suites. The development will consist of 244 units, including 117 single family homes, 29 rowhouses, eight duplexes, and 90 strata units with 36 detached buildings and 54 townhouses. The single family homes could legally add secondary suites if they

follow Township rules, said Ramin Seifi, the Township’s director of community development. Suites are not allowed in townhouses. Whenever new highdensity neighbourhoods are built in Langley, sooner or later the Township is hearing about residents having trouble finding parking, Richter said. “Insufficient parking does not create a happy neighbourhood,” said Richter. She asked for an amendment that would increase the number of parking stalls to four at all the single family homes.

Other councillors were reluctant change the rules for one project without considering others. “This is not something we can do development by development,” said Coun. Bev Dornan. After some back and forth debate about whether to delay the vote until after a council priorities committee meeting, the first two readings of the rezoning bylaw passed seven to two. Richter and Coun. David Davis voted against them. The development will now proceed to a public hearing at a future council meeting.



This sizeable proposed development in Willoughby caused a debate about the adequate number of parking stalls.


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The arrival of cold weather Tuesday meant that local shelters began offering more services to keep the homeless alive in Langley. The Salvation Army Gateway of Hope shelter opened its emergency cold weather program on Tuesday night and was expected to stay open at least until Thursday, then continue if needed. The shelter opens its doors to provide a basic response to anyone who needs to get out of the cold from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. during the cold weather days. The special openings are in addition to the regular evening shelter provided by the Gateway of Hope, which also runs longer-term housing to help people put their lives together while getting off the streets. The Youth Weather Response Initiative was activated Tuesday and Wednesday nights and was expected to continue as long as temperatures were dipping to -2ºC or lower, said Loren Roberts, a senior program manager for Aldergrove Neighbourhood Services. The program is for teens and young adults who may not have anywhere safe to go for the night as temperatures dip. They may be connected to the SafeRide Program or, if they have no friends or family with which to spend the night safely, they can stay overnight at St. Dunstan’s Church in Aldergrove. Youths can go to the Starting Point outreach office at 20626 Eastleigh Cres. in Langley City to get a warm drink and snack, arrange for a ride, or access the overnight stay. Outreach workers will be put in contact with the youths after their stay so they can help find longterm solutions to their housing issues. Roberts said the program, only in its second year, is still looking for funding, and is getting some help from Jonker Honda-Nissan, the local car dealership. The firm recently raised about $1,000 for the shelter through a test drive fundraiser.


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Oil and gas

Pipeline construction could start in Langley by 2016 by Heather Colpitts

Langley and communities all along the proposed Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion will benefit before, during and after construction, a senior official said. The Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce played host to Greg Toth, the senior director of the pipeline expansion project, on Nov. 19 when he outlined the economics of the project. Kinder Morgan owns the existing 1953-built pipeline from Edmonton, through North Langley and out to an export terminal in Burnaby. The expansion project aims to triple the amount of bitumen it can carry. Toth said a great many aspects of pipeline procedures and construction have changed in the past six decades and the same decisions would not be made today, particularly about routing and environmental issues. The pipeline, installed in the 1950s, was there before the TransCanada Highway and the Port Mann Bridge, he noted. Toth explained how comprehensive the application process is nowadays. The application is 24 volumes and costs about $6,000 to copy. In addition to the technical aspects of the project, it outlines the social impacts, how the company plans to handle socioeconomic aspects such as the code of conduct workers must adhere to, the requirement to hire local when possible, and more. Toth noted that Trans Mountain already uses local firms such as Britco and Maple Disposal. “We basically want to maximize our local employment opportunities,” Toth said. But there will be nonlocal workers brought in for some of the work and the company said it tries to mitigate the impacts on the communities where they live temporarily. About two thirds of the money they spend in a community goes for housing and food. Trans Mountain will submit the application in December but there will still be consultation. The application will also be posted to the website once it’s submitted to the National Energy Board, which will decide on the pipeline and sets out very specific plans and require-

ments for such projects. “We will continue to be out in the communities engaging,” he said. The company would like to start pipeline construction in 2016. Before then there would be work such as land clearing. The application will include most of the route but there are some dozen sites along the pipeline where the exact spot is not finalized. Toth said subsequent paperwork will be submitted for those sites. “We have said we want to follow the existing pipeline as far as possible,” he said. “We recognize that the landscape has changed

The pipeline promise

Trans Mountain Pipeline has spelled out what it considers the impacts of the new pipeline. • 131,000 additional jobs per year • $3.1 billion per year in taxes • $364 billion in additional Gross Domestic Product (GDP) • 4,500 jobs at peak construction • $400 million is the cost of the steel pipe that must be purchased

in the last 60 years.” Toth noted that Canada is missing out on about

$50 million per day of revenue by not having the pipeline capacity to export more fuel and one third of that money would go to the government. That’s because the price Canadians pay for oil and gas is lower than world commodity prices. The company secured binding contracts before starting the approval process through the federal government to ensure that there would be markets for the product. The contracts last 20 years. “Our expectations are that the contracts will be renewed,” Toth said. Questions from those

Greg Toth, senior director of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, spoke to the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce. Heather Colpitts Langley Advance

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paid by Canadians and Canadian industries once the pipeline is constructed and more fuel can reach international markets.

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People have always tended to react to new and different things they don’t understand with fear and rejection. The strange thing about the widespread – and growing – fear of “genetically modified” foods is that there’s nothing much new about them. In fact, they are as old as civilization. People have been “genetically modifying” crops and animals for thousands of years – since they first realized that the best seeds from the strongest plants tended to produce the strongest plants with the best yields, and that the finest cattle and goats and sheep gave birth to the finest calves and kids and lambs. It was the realization that the quality of progeny of plants and livestock could be controlled that resulted in agriculture… and civilization. The ability of seeds to somehow carry within them the special traits that make some plants “better” than others was at first thought to be a kind of magic, and then deemed a special gift that could be coerced from unseen and unknowable gods, until science unraveled the mysteries of genetics, piece by piece… and we’ve come a long way since Gregor Mendel’s discoveries gave birth to the science of genetics. Understanding of genetics increased crop and livestock yields exponentially, changing plant and animal breeds into forms unrecognizable from their predecessors – and has fed a burgeoning world population. The unfortunately labelled “GMOs” (genetically modified organisms) are not much more than a continuation of the process of gaining knowledge about genetics and using it to provide more people with better nutrition. Inserting genes directly into the genome speeds the process of hitherto laborious changes through many generations – usually spanning decades – of breeding. And even that process is not as new as most people believe – it has been estimated that about 70 per cent of the processed foods we consume daily already contain GMO components. GMOs do need rational controls – but not blind fear. – B.G.

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per cent of working Americans also can’t make ends meet. In the past couple of years, there have been rumblings from the world of fast food and the frontline retail sector. Low-paid workers Matthew Claxton have been trying sporadically to organize into unions, have staged walkouts, and are starting to demand a living wage. So far, their A Wal-Mart in Canton, Ohio, made headlines demands have been largely ignored. This is stupid. when it was revealed, a week before American If you’re the CEO of a large company, you Thanksgiving, that it was holding a food drive. should be sharpening your pencil and slashNope, not for the less fortunate members of ing your own salary and distributing it among its own community. For some of its own staff your employees. Maybe you don’t want to do members. this unilaterally – maybe you’re worried it will Wal-Mart has defended this, saying it shows cut into your profits too much if you actually how wonderful it is that its associates (as it pay your workers a living wage, something classily dubs its low-paid employees) care that allows them to cover rent and food and about one another. save up a little. In that case, millionaires of Yeah, I’m sure it’s not demoralizing at all to the world, I would advise you to start lobbying work at a company that rewards its CEO with for higher minimum wages and $20.7 million last year, while stronger union laws. giving many of its workers so I’m serious. Because there are little that they need charity to So far, their a couple of ways this can go, put food on their tables. demands have been and not all of them are good for McDonald’s, meanwhile, has largely ignored. the super-rich. started offering its employees About the least-bad scenario odd advice, including to eat their (from the perspective of the food in small bites, so they feel private jet class) is that eventually, once the fuller quicker. middle class has been ground down to a fine That’ll help keep their stomachs from rumpowder, the poor will simply vote for new polbling if their only source of income is the iticians who will cram living wage laws down Golden Arches. the throats of the business elite. Of course, McDonald’s doesn’t expect you Most of the other scenarios involve torches to just work for them. Their own budget caland pitchforks, or angry guys with beards and culator, to “help” their employees, includes a AK-47s. Those don’t tend to end well for anysecond job. one, rich or poor. The company’s McResources line was also I know that most of the super-wealthy CEOs recently recorded advising a 10-year employee have their empathy surgically removed around – who still makes minimum wage, of course the first time they occupy a corner office, but – to apply for food stamps and other governthis is about pure self-interest. ment programs to keep her head above water. What’s going on now is partly about wages, Studies show that, in the United States, one but it’s partly about respect, too. It doesn’t in five families of fast food workers live below matter if you call your workers associates or the poverty line, and 52 per cent of them rely partners or friendly-buddies. If you treat them on government programs like Medicaid and with disdain, and foist their problems on the food stamps. taxpayer, neither the workers nor the other That’s bad compared to the 25 per cent of taxpayers will mind one bit if you fall from the workforce that uses government programs your great height. – but that simply makes me wonder why 25

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Tuesday, November 21, 2013


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a two-storey commercial building with Dear Editor, underground parking could not be designed Construction of the Coulter Berry buildand built by anyone who understands cost ing in Fort Langley has been stopped by a effectiveness. Prince George judge in a Chilliwack The FLRSD has demonstrated an court. He will provide his written deciLetters “I don’t care” attitude. They appear sion in four or more months. to the to be not the least bit worried about We now have an unsightly hole in the lives that have been affected by the ground, surrounded by concrete this shut-down. and plywood hoarding and fencing on all sides – evidence of a comPenny Allan, Fort Langley munity that is once again divided. Editor It seems there are those in favour of attractive and positive change in Dear Editor, our community, and those who are against Stopping this project midstream is a miseverything. Would the self-appointed diruse of the legal system. We are crushing ectors of the Fort Langley Residents for an investor who has a holistic view of the Sustainable Development (FLRSD) be in village’s commercial core and who has put favour of a three-storey seniors’ nursing together a progressive, environmentally home on this property? friendly building. The project adds critical The village business owners who directed business capacity to the village, as well as and supported the FLRSD in bulldozing the residences, needed office space, and very Coulter Berry project have succeeded in much needed public washrooms. reducing their current and future bottom Well over $1 million had been spent, and lines and those of their neighbours for as a significant number of jobs are lost? long as it takes to get the corner completed. The Coulter Berry Building was approved In 1970, a house in this area would have by an elected council. Let’s get on with it. cost $35,000. A home on the same property John Allan, Fort Langley today would cost close to $600,000. [Note: Fuller versions of these letters and A similar comparison holds true for others are online at www.langleyadvance. business costs then and now. In 2013, com. Click on Opinion.]

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Dear Editor, After seeing the pictures and reading the stories of Canada’s veterans [Poppies sold at 91, et al, Nov. 7, Langley Advance], I felt compelled to write this poem to show my gratitude.

As I went through our papers I saw pictures and stories Of some of our vets About fighting for their country Some wounded, but with no regrets As a proud Canadian I am indebted to them all To the ones who came home And to the ones they watched fall When I was a child And Vietnam was on TV I wondered if I could do it If Canada asked this of me To go to war In an ungodly place And pray to come home In God’s good grace Maybe all veterans thought this But to their minds a slave They all went forth proudly Every one of them brave So for all of you veterans The old and the new And for all of you still fighting This poppy is for you

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some of those who live there have no idea about having a dog. The kids said, “please,” and there ya go – a puppy. No thought was given to who was going to take care of the puppy and what was going to happen when everyone has gone for the day, to work, to school. I’m usually up at 4:30-5 a.m., and about 6 a.m. I have to listen to at least one and then a second dog bark and whine until almost 9 p.m. every day, except when someone takes the time to take the pup/dog for a 10- to 15-minute walk – and then it starts again: barking and whining, because it has again been shut outside. That is not how you treat a dog in a family environment. I’ve seen a little white dog pulled through the fence for a walk by a little girl who

insists on dragging it until it pees (she wanted it, but now it is a chore), instead of taking it for a walk and letting it have some fun. Then it’s pushed back through the fence, only to be left outside alone to bark and whine, or tethered so it can go outside of the fence and watch the world go by. I have dogs. You wouldn’t know I even had one. Barking happens when my husband or I come home from work, and at playtime with the Frisbee in the back yard, and that is it. If you don’t want to take on the responsibility of looking after a pet – and it is a responsibility – then please, don’t get one! You are doing a serious injustice to the poor animal. I’ve been so close to calling LAPS… in my mind, it’s abuse. Debbie Atkinson, Langley


Community kept street safe

Dear Editor, I would like to say “Thank you” to the Langley City fire department and Langley RCMP for making our streets safer during the past Hallowe’en season. I live in between City Park and the City Trails, and there’s always a continuous barrage of fireworks at that time of year. It terrifies pets and makes people jumpy and uneasy. On Halloween, we have a huge yard display, and many people drive to our house to attend. Parents, children, our neighbours, and I were pleased to see RCMP members patrolling the park and school, and confiscating potentially dangerous hazards. The firefighters were also fantastic, driving through the neighbourhoods, talking to the kids, and preventing situations from arising. It was a great community effort, truly appreciated. Valaria van den Broek, Langley For more letters to the editor visit... – Click on Opinion.

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Thursday, November 21, 2013


Unanimously streamlined rules take hard line on hazards

Fire regulations are being streamlined, and toughened for some fire hazards. by Matthew Claxton

Abandoned properties will be getting more scrutiny from Langley Township under a new set of combined fire prevention bylaws. Township council passed the first three readings of the bylaws unanimously on Monday night. The new bylaw and regulations bring together what were

once a set of bylaws that separately addressed fireworks, fire prevention, and other hazardous activities and enforcement. It modified a number of fines, with some going up while others have dropped slightly. If it passes fourth and final reading, it will also affect the way the fire department can deal with vacant homes and buildings, said fire chief Stephen Gamble. The department can order property owners to secure buildings if they have either been burned, or if they are considered fire hazards, Gamble said. The issue has come up at

council recently, with Coun. Charlie Fox and others calling for new regulations to deal with vacant houses. The fire department can act within 24 hours, Gamble said. After they have warned a property owner to secure his premises, they can simply have it done and the expenses will be charged to the landowner through his or her property tax bill. The issue of empty homes, which can burn because of squatters cooking inside or because arsonists simply set them ablaze, has been particularly noticeable in Willoughby.

Over the last 10 years, a number of older homes have gone from being occupied by owners, to being rented out, to being abandoned while developers wait to knock them down and build new homes or condos. Just this fall, two homes on 208th Street have been hit with arsons. Both have now been demolished. The council quizzed Gamble about several aspects of the revised regulations, including some perennial questions they hear from local residents. Coun. Kim Richter asked about the myth that backyard fires are allowed if they are used

for cooking. This can lead to firefighters turning up to find a package of marshmallows or hot dogs left out to try and deflect fines. Gamble confirmed that backyard burning is not made legal simply by cooking. Firefighters will give out tickets and have a zero tolerance policy. Township administrator Mark Bakken mentioned that when the Township gave warnings, it would find repeated fires at the same homes, but the person who claimed to have started the fire always claimed to have never been warned before.

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(Left) Little Sofia Logvynenko of Langley is too young to drive a Mercedes but enjoyed trying out one at the gala opening. (Right) Tim Reuss, president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada, along with Dilawri Auto Group president Ajay Dilawri and Langley City Mayor Ted Schaffer spoke at the grand opening. Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance


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(industrial van). The sales success was despite the chaos going on around the dealership with the construction of the Mufford Overpass taking place on Glover Road and Mufford Crescent. “In the long term, it’s going to be great,” he said of the overpass. Dilawri said that the auto group also becomes involved in the communities where it operates through its Dilawri Foundation. The plan is to settle in and have the dealership become involved in the community starting in 2014. Mercedes-Benz Langley is the first Mercedes-Benz dealership in the Fraser Valley. At 50,000 square feet, it is also the largest independently owned Mercedes-Benz, Sprinter, and Smart car sales and service centre in Western Canada. “We believe we are ideally located to serve the entire Fraser Valley,” Dilawri said. The dealership sits across Langley Bypass from the Auto Collection, an area of more luxury auto dealerships.

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Brain-injured teacher tackles oboe solo Music groups from TWU are hosting a series of concerts leading into the holidays. by Roxanne Hooper


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TWU arts students as well as community members are going to be performing a series of concerts in the next few week, both at the faith-based university and at Fraser Valley churches.

Grypma is now classified as one of the TWU orchestra’s longer standing community members, and in that capacity he will be the featured oboe soloist at the concert in his hometown on Saturday, and another on Friday in Abbotsford. He’ll be performing Gabriel’s Oboe by Ennio Morricone, the main theme from the film The Mission, which stars Jeremy

Irons (whose character plays the oboe in the film). “We’re delighted to feature the talented Ron Grypma on the oboe, as he’s been a solid member of our orchestra since 2009,” said Dr. Jon Thompson, conductor of the orchestra. “This moving piece from The Mission is the quintessential illustration of the powerful role music can play in a story, as Jeremy Irons’ character literally uses music to save his own life,” Thompson added. Grypma’s performance is just a part of the TWU’s School of the Arts, Media + Culture (SAMC) weekend concert series being performed by both the orchestra and concert band, and paying tribute to the music of the silver screen. Where would Hollywood be without great music? From the unforgettable notes of

John Williams’ Star Wars score to the classical masterpieces that have been inspiring filmmakers since the dawn of the “talkies,” some of the best stories are told through music. Organizers insist Music from the Movies promises a nostalgic experience for film fans and classical music aficionados alike. Music from the Movies runs Friday, Nov. 22 at Peace Lutheran Church (2029 Ware St. in Abbotsford) and on Saturday, Nov. 23 at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church (20097 72nd Ave. in Langley). Both concerts begin at 7:30 p.m., with admission a suggested donation of $10 suggested.

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Wednesdays – with nary a Christmas tune to be heard. Featuring intimate performances by SAMC musicians, the semi-annual chamber music and jazz nights promise an entertaining diversion for all tastes – from Beatles to Baroque, from Sinatra to spicy Latin rhythms. It kicks off on Wednesday, Nov. 27, with SAMC’s Chamber Music Night, and continues on Dec. 4 when SAMC’s Jazz Night features three jazz ensembles and a vocal jazz ensemble. The music nights are being held in the Instrumental Music Hall at Trinity Western University, 7600 Glover Rd., with both concerts beginning at 7:30 p.m. Admission is by donation, with the university suggesting a $5 minimum. More details are available online at or by calling 604-513-2173.

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he course of Ron Grypma’s life changed dramatically back in 2001, when he fell and hit his head. “The effects of that injury still continue to haunt me to this day, and probably will for life, albeit with less severity,” the secondary school teacher says in his autobiography on the Langley Christian School website. Suffering from what he described as post-concussion syndrome, Grypma explained how that accident dramatically altered his life. The long-time chiropractor was forced to switch careers, returning to school a decade ago to become a teacher. “Going back to school at that time had an unexpected side benefit; it was effective therapy for my brain injury,” The one thing his injury didn’t do was dull his passion for music, and in fact it might have helped rekindle that interest. It’s that passion for music that will have the 52-year-old oboist taking the stage for a solo number during Friday night’s Music from the Movies concert at Trinity Western University. “My love for playing the oboe was rekindled a few years ago, and I have since resumed my desire to further develop my playing ability on this instrument,” Grypma said. He has studied with a professional oboist who is a member of the Vancouver Opera Ensemble. And, in addition to playing the oboe in worship services at the Willoughby Christian Reformed Church, he is also a member of the TWU orchestra.


Arts & Culture

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Vancouver author Pamela McColl will bring her smokefree message to the masses in the Fraser Valley during the next week, first at the West Coast Christmas Show at Tradex this weekend, then at the Lower Mainland Annual Toy & Product Fair 2013 in Langley on Nov. 27. Her revised version of ’Twas The Night Before Christmas was released last winter, garnering huge media attention around the globe.


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controversial Vancouver author will venture out to Fraser Valley twice during the next week, sharing her smoke-free message to the masses at two trade shows. The first, happening this weekend at Tradex in Abbotsford, is the West Coast Christmas Show running Friday through Sunday, with author and activist Pamela McColl in attendance all weekend and offering two readings on Sunday. McColl will be joined at this show by a number of Langley-based exhibitors, including Bookas, Dirty Bird Jewellery, Checkers Premium Fudge, Simply Delish Soup & Salad Co., Sweet Thea Cakes, Silvering Jewellery, and Kuseno Comfort Products. For more about the Christmas show, visit In the meantime, a fundraising event for the Langley Child Development Centre is being held closer to home on Wednesday, Nov. 27, and again McColl will be in attendance from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Coast Hotel & Convention Centre, and she will again be offering two readings of her book. McColl released her modified version of ’Twas The Night Before Christmas last year, and she describes it as the smoke-free 21st century version edited by Santa. As an author of non-fiction, she said making the leap into the children’s genre last year proved incredibly rewarding as she lobbies for a smoke-free future. When she was 18 she fled her house, which was engulfed in flames as a result of her father falling asleep in bed with a lit cigarette. Though she had taken up smoking as a teenager, she quit over three decades ago and has been lobbying against smoking ever since. This latest book has garnered more attention and awards than she ever could have hoped or expected, and while she’s already released it in English, Spanish, and French, McColl is set to release it in Chinese on Dec. 9. It’s time, she insists, for Santa to lose the pipe. “Surveys show us that kids don’t like a smoking Santa,” McColl told the Langley Advance, noting that children worry about their parents and St. Nick smoking. “I had no idea it would be as successful as it is,” but she’s elated over how powerful a tool it’s become in her tobacco-prevention lobbying efforts.

Chorus presents Boughs, Bows, and Bells


or many, Christmas hasn’t truly arrived until they hear the magical music of the holiday season. The Langley Community Chorus (LCC) kicks off its annual Christmas concert series in Willoughby. The LCC has called their 2013 Christmas concert series Boughs, Bows, and Bells, offering an eclectic mixture of Christmas songs, non-traditional carols, and what chorus spokesperson Alex Knight calls “lovely melodies that highlight the 85 voices of the chorus.” They will sing in English, French, Spanish, and Latin, and some of the music dates back to the 16th century. “It will be a different and very entertaining concert, which everyone should enjoy,” said Knight. The first evening concert is being held Saturday, Nov. 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Willoughby Christian Reformed Church, at 20525 72nd Ave. There are also two matinees planned, both at 3 p.m. The first is Sunday, Dec. 1 at St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church, at 3025 264th St. in Aldergrove, and the last is on Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Sharon United Church, 21562 Old Yale Rd. in Murrayville. Tickets for the concerts are available at the door half an hour before each show: $15/adults, $10/students, and free for kids under the age of six. For more about the chorus, people can visit

Player popularity means three extra shows


angley Players is holding off its current production of That Darn Plot! for three nights. The comedy currently on stage at the Langley Playhouse runs Oct. 24 to Nov. 23. Because of what member Diane Gendron called “an auditorium filled with laughter and a terrific cast playing to many sold out houses,” the show will run Nov. 28, 29, and 30. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the shows at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available at,, or 604-534-7469.


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Thursday, November 21, 2013


Jazz starts Burgart boys part of frog chorus lectures She’s gone from Chilliwack to New York via Europe, China and Japan.


Chilliwack-raised New York jazz musician kicks off the Langley Fine Arts School Arts Matters series. Bria Skonberg performs for the public at 7 p.m. on Nov. 22 at the Chief Sepass Theatre. During the day on Friday, she’s working with students at the school through Arts Matters, a lecture series that invites Canadian artists to share their experiences with Fraser Valley residents. LFAS students will serve as Skonberg’s opening act and the evening concludes with a question and answer session. The award winning trumpeter/vocalist/ composer had her first professional gig as a big band singer at 16, doing double duty by also playing trumpet. Skonberg has performed all over North America, Europe, China, and Japan. She moved to New York about three years ago and has performed at jazz meccas such as Symphony Space, Birdland, and The Iridium among the likes of Nicholas Payton, Anat Cohen, Bucky Pizzarelli, and Scott Robinson. While touring internationally, she makes time to be part of music education workshops for all ages. Tickets are $20 (plus fees and taxes). Get them through www.lfasartsmatter. com or call the school at 604-888-3113.

It’s a family affair for a Willoughby family that has immersed itself in an upcoming showing of The Frog Princess pantomime. by Roxanne Hooper


ebecca Burgart credits the Fraser Valley Gilbert & Sullivan Society for bringing her six-member Willoughby family even closer together, more so than she could ever have hoped. “It’s been really good for my family… we’ve really bonded,” said the full-time school secretary who is glad she found time to be part of the society. Always supportive of their children’s different artistic quests, Rebecca and hubby Bryce are thrilled to see their clan coming together through a musical theatre group that is preparing to raise the curtain on a production of The Frog Princess next Wednesday. While Rebecca describes her family as close, she said rehearsing three nights a week, for three to four hours a night in preparation for this Christmas pantomime, has allowed her to spend even more time with her two youngest boys Jonathan and Jacob. While Mom is working behind the scenes on this show with makeup and staging, and Dad is expected to help out with some of the set work and music, the boys are members of the junior chorus of frogs. “It’s just been such a wonderful experience,” she said.

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RIBBIT! The frog chorus is ready to jump into action in The Frog Princess, this year’s pantomime by the Fraser Valley Gilbert & Sullivan Society. The show runs Wednesdays to Sundays, Nov. 27 through Dec. 8 at the Surrey Arts Centre Theatre. Back (left to right) Nisha Bhathella, Jonathan Burgart, and Elizabeth Olsson; front: Eleanor Olsson, Jacob Burgart, and Willow Wilhelm.

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The Burgart family first became part of what Rebecca calls the G&S family a few years back. Mom had been commenting on how proud she was of her children’s stage presence in their various school and music shows. All of them are exploring different avenues of the arts: their 19-year-old son Kaden singing and playing the violin; their 16-year-old daughter Kristina’s exploring dance and visual arts; their 15-year-old son Jonathan being musical and acting inclined; and their youngest’s – nine-year-old Jacob – discovering his skills on the piano.

Mom had commended them on their abilities, and insisted she could never do it, when they turned the tables and pushed her to try. With some serious prompting, the singer and visual artist decided to give acting a try, and G&S has proven a perfect fit, she said. The current production, The Frog Princess begins Nov. 27 and concludes Dec. 8, with evening performances Wednesdays to Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. at the Surrey Arts Centre. Tickets are available by calling 604501-5566.

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Thursday, November 21, 2013


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Showtimes always available at 604-272-7280. All auditoriums are THX certified with dolby digital sound. Colossus also features stadium seating and birthday parties. Showtimes for Friday November 22, 2013 to Thursday November 28, 2013 FROZEN 3D NO PASSES,WED-THURS 4:20, 7:05, 9:45 THOR: THE DARK WORLD (PG) (VIOLENCE,FRIGHTENING SCENES) CLOSED CAPTION & DESCRIPTIVE VIDEO, FRI-SAT 1:20, 4:10, 7:00, 9:50; SUN 1:20, 9:50; MON-THURS 3:30, 6:30, 9:15 THOR: THE DARK WORLD 3D (PG) (FRIGHTENING SCENES,VIOLENCE) FRI,SUN 1:50, 2:20, 4:40, 5:10, 7:30, 8:00, 10:20, 10:55; SAT 11:00, 11:30, 1:50, 2:20, 4:40, 5:10, 7:30, 8:00, 10:20, 10:55; MON 4:25, 4:50, 7:45, 10:00, 10:30; TUE 4:25, 4:50, 7:15, 7:45, 10:00, 10:30;WED-THURS 4:50, 7:45, 10:30 GRAVITY 3D (PG) (SCENES OF ACCIDENT TRAUMA,COARSE LANGUAGE) FRI,SUN 1:10, 3:35, 5:50, 8:05, 10:35; SAT 10:30, 1:10, 3:35, 5:50, 8:05, 10:35; MON-THURS 5:00, 7:35, 10:00 THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE (PG) (VIOLENCE) NO PASSES, FRI,SUN 2:00, 5:15, 8:30; SAT 10:45, 2:00, 5:15, 8:30; MON-THURS 5:15, 8:30 THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE (PG) (VIOLENCE) ULTRAAVX, NO PASSES, FRI,SUN 1:15, 4:30, 7:45, 11:00; ULTRAAVX, NO PASSES, SAT 10:00, 1:15, 4:30, 7:45, 11:00; CLOSED CAPTION & DESCRIPTIVE VIDEO, NO PASSES, MON-TUE,THURS 3:00, 5:45, 6:15, 9:00, 9:30;WED 5:45, 6:15, 9:00, 9:30 THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE (PG) (VIOLENCE) CLOSED CAPTION & DESCRIPTIVE VIDEO, NO PASSES, FRI-SUN 11:30, 12:00, 2:45, 3:15, 6:00, 6:30, 9:15, 9:45; ULTRAAVX, NO PASSES, MON-THURS 4:15, 7:30, 10:45 THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE (PG) (VIOLENCE) STAR & STROLLERS SCREENING, NO PASSES,WED 3:00 ENDER’S GAME (PG) (VIOLENCE) CLOSED CAPTION & DESCRIPTIVE VIDEO, FRI,SUN 1:55, 4:50, 7:35, 10:35; SAT 11:10, 1:55, 4:50, 7:35, 10:35; MON 4:00, 10:20; TUE 4:35, 7:30, 10:20;WED 4:00, 6:45; THURS 4:35, 7:25, 10:20 CAPTAIN PHILLIPS (PG) (COARSE LANGUAGE,VIOLENCE) CLOSED CAPTION & DESCRIPTIVE VIDEO, FRI-SUN 4:20, 7:30, 10:40; MON-TUE 4:10, 7:15, 10:25;WED-THURS 4:10, 7:20, 10:25 CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 (G) CLOSED CAPTION & DESCRIPTIVE VIDEO, FRI,SUN 1:35; SAT 11:05, 1:35 ABOUT TIME (PG) (COARSE AND SEXUAL LANGUAGE) CLOSED CAPTION & DESCRIPTIVE VIDEO, FRI,SUN 1:45, 4:45, 7:40, 10:30; SAT 10:45, 1:45, 4:45, 7:40, 10:30; MON 4:20, 10:10; TUE 4:20, 7:20, 10:10 LAST VEGAS (PG) (COARSE AND SEXUAL LANGUAGE) FRI,SUN 12:25, 3:00, 5:40, 8:15, 10:50; SAT 10:40, 1:20, 7:00, 10:00; MON-TUE 4:10, 6:45, 9:25



Standing Wave, the Vancouver-based cutting edge chamber ensemble, brings its music to the Rose Gellert Hall for a show on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 3 p.m.

Music week

Students, staff, visitors perform Canadian Music Week celebrations will take listeners around the globe.

Langley Community Music School is bringing together music students along with professionals in its concerts to mark Canadian Music Week. Beginning with a student recital and workshop on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 2 p.m., the celebration continues with Britten Birthday Bash and a Bit of Bali at 7:30 p.m. This is a special bonus concert featuring artists Joel Stobbe on cello, Ariel Barnes, also on cello, Reilley West who plays viola, and pianists Marcel and Elizabeth Bergmann. The Saturday student recital and workshop features student performances of works by an array of Canadian composers. It includes the premiere performance of new work by LCMS alumnus Justin Christiansen for piano trio, commissioned by LCMS for this occasion. He will also serve as guest adjudicator for the workshop, and is the

2010 recipient of the prestigious Jules Leger Canada Council composition prize. The unique evening show is about the connections between Canada and Bali and between the two composers featured Saturday. Britten came to Canada in 1939 and during the time spent here, he wrote a Canadian Carnival. The other connection Britten has with Canada is his friendship with fellow composer colleague, Colin McPhee. McPhee was born in Canada but spent a substantial amount of his life in Bali and wrote ethno-musicological work on Balinese music. The festivities conclude with the Concerts Café Classico season opener featuring Standing Wave on Nov. 24. “Standing Wave is a stellar ensemble noted for making cutting-edge music accessible to the audience. And, continuing our alumni connection, we are very pleased and proud that they will be performing Critical Distance, another of Justin

Christiansen’s compositions, in concert this weekend,” says Bergmann. “I am also excited to have Justin joining me and my husband Marcel [Bergmann] in a discussion about his music and Canadian music in general during the chat preceding the concert on Sunday afternoon.” From the intricate complexities of the music of Howard Bashaw and Chris Paul Harman, to the bold jazz of Tony Wilson, and the anarchic electro-acoustic imaginings of Giorgio Magnanensi, the ensemble has commissioned and premiered more than 75 works in its 22 year history. At Cafe Classico events, coffee and commentary are hosted before the concert at 3 p.m., followed by the performance at 4 p.m. Tickets to the Standing Wave concert are available for $15 adults, $13 seniors and $10 students. Call the box office for tickets at 604-5342848. Both shows are at the Rose Gellert Hall, 4899 207th St.

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Douglas Day

Pioneers banquet’s honoured guests Langley City and Township showed their appreciation for local pioneers’ contributions at the annual Douglas Day banquet this week.

Celebration of Langley’s pioneers and the work they did to lay down the foundations of the community has been an annual Douglas Day event since the mid-1940s. Douglas Day marks the creation of British Columbia as a Crown colony through proclamation by James Douglas, on behalf of Queen Victoria, at Fort Langley on Nov. 19, 1858. This year, more than 200 pioneers were treated to lunch, musical entertainment by The Seabillys, and special presentations at a banquet held in their honour at the Langley Events Centre. Following is a list of Langley’s current pioneers – those who are at least 70 years of age and have lived in Langley for 60 of those years.

A Bill and Blanche Ainsworth, Charlie and

Lorraine Allen, Benny and Penny Anderlini, Bob and Susan Anderlini, Ray Anderlini, Albert and Dorothy Anderson, Gezina Anderson, Muriel Anderson, Harvey and Dianne Antonsen, Malcolm and Lorna Arkinstall,

Langley SENIORS and their supporters

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Bob and Helen Griffiths, among the pioneers honoured at this year’s Douglas Day banquet, recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married in St. Alban’s Anglican Church, on the corner of Fraser Highway and 248th Street by Rev. Harris on Oct. 24, 1953.

B June Barichello, Del Barron, Walt Barron,

Elsie Beggs, Katie Beier, Duane and Judy Benson, Bill and Mildred Berry, Ernie and Sharon Bird, Phyllis Bishop, Sven Bjorknas, Doris

Blair, Italo and Jackie Bonetti, Bruce and Karen Brandow, Doris Braun, Frank and Chrissie Braun, Martha Braun, Ed Bregg, Joe and Marie Breier, Barrie and Beverley Brown, Myrtle Burnell,

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Langley’s honoured pioneers:

The Harrisons

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C Norma Carruthers, Queenie

Carson, Allan Cartwright, Wilfred and Jeanette Cartwright, Dick and Betty-Lou Chell, Barbara Chiste, Ken and Lenore Christensen, Irma Cockett, Walter Compton, Nadia Cooper, Barbara Cornies, Thelma Coward, Marshall and Jennifer Cronkhite,


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D Lorne Dance, Hugh Davis, Jean


Davis, Rodney and Ada Deans, George and Marge DeGianni,

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Alfred and Eleanor Deglan, Wilma Denbraber, Daroyl and Evi Dent, Alex and Lois Dickson, Dietrich and Nettie Driediger,

E Kaye Easingwood, Seward and Joy Easingwood, Effie Ebbeson, Richard and Lois Edwards, Roy English, Ruth Erickson,

F Helen Fast, Dave and Elsa

Faulkner, Dorothy Ferguson, Joe and Florence Fifer, Barney Flowerdew, Audree Foster, Hilda Frosdorf, Mona Fruno,


Charlie and Arlene Gandy, Helen Gardner, Peter and Rosemary Genberg, Bruno and Shirley Giacomazzi, Roy Giacomazzi, Jake and Helen Giesbrecht, Jarnail Gill, Annie Goddard, Tom Goodyear, Victor Gorcak, Ethel Graham, Lillian Graham, Betty Granholm, Bruce and Nicole Granholm, Maxine Grant, Terry and Joyce Greenfield, Eunice Greenwood, Alan and Jean Gregson, Ben Greer, Bob and Helen Griffiths,

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Are you interested in seeing more of the world? Do you want to learn how everything works on your iPad? Would you like to dance with an old friend or make a new acquaintance on Valentine’s Day? If so – and you happen to be over the age of 60 – you are in luck. Langley Township and Chartwell Langley Gardens Retirement Community are teaming up this winter to launch Seniors In Action. The series of monthly events and activities is designed to keep older members of the community active and involved with others. “Seniors have so much to give,” said Alicia Stark, community recreation programmer for the Township. “The purpose of this program is to provide them with fun and useful opportunities to keep doing the things they enjoy, and maybe try something new.” Seniors In Action gets started on

Thursday, Nov. 28, with a Learn To Use Your iPad class. The series will include a Christmas Tea with live music in December, a Valentine’s Dance, and a seniors’ travel workshop in the new year. “Providing quality of life for seniors is our passion and we wanted to take the quality programming we offer here at our residence and bring it into the community,” said Rhonda Davison, community relations coordinator with Chartwell Langley Gardens. “We are happy to partner with the Township of Langley to present programming for seniors that can be enjoyed by all residents aged 60 plus.” Most Seniors In Action events will be held at the Walnut Grove Community Centre and require pre-registration. Call 604-882-0408. “This series was created specifically for seniors, so come on out and engage your mind, try something new, and meet new people,” Stark said.

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Langley’s honoured pioneers:


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H Wilfred and Barbara Haid,

Paul and Joyce Hamilton, Hazel Harrower, Gordon and Cora Hayward, Verna Hickey, Gordon and Joan Hill, Joyce Hockin, Jean Hope, Robert and Maureen Humphrey, Mervyn and Margaret Hunter,

K Eugene and Shirley Kaetler,

John Kelly, Alice Kennedy, Dan and Jan Kitsul, Edward Kosciuk, Walt and Mary Koziel, Helmut and Shirley Kramer, Barry and Marilyn Kristoff, Alica Kuhar,

L Gerald and Anna Larsen, Don

and Gwen Lee, Marj Lee, Kay Lindquist, Diane Logan, Percy and Kay Lotzer, Albert and Elsie Lundin, Freda Lynch, Gail Lynch,

M Walter and Jean Makela,

William and Etta Marr, Elsie Martin, John Masztalar, Mike Masztalar, Roy and Vicky Matts, Joan Mayo, Peggy McGregor, Nora McKain,

and Marilyn Randen, Max and Molly Reding, Dick Rees, Charlie and Doreen Reid, Don and Bernice Reid, Don and Lorraine Reimer, Ann Renfors, John and Doris Riedweg, Jack Roberts, Bernice Robinson, Marilyn Rockson,

S Wilfried Schnabel, Roy and

I Charlie Iberg, J Norma Jamieson, Alice Johnson,

Gladys Johnston, Rodney and Dorothy Johnston, Carel and Lynda Jongs,

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Pioneers Albert Lundin and Rodney Johnston were among the 200 Langley pioneers honoured at Langley Events Centre on Douglas Day this year. Edna McLeod, Donna McTaggart, Harry and Helen McTaggart, Genny Milligan, Phillip Miskulin, Margaret Mitcham, Mary Mitchell, Diane Moffat, Iris Mooney, Doug and June Moore, Roy and Beryl Moore, Fay Morelli, Grace Morelli, Vernon and Merrilyn Morelli, Madge Mowles, Claud and Darlene Muench, Jack Muench, Pat Muench, Pat Mufford, Joyce Murchison, Lurene Music, Fred and Frances Mutch,

N Eva Napier, Bonnie Nelson, Ruth Nelson, Monica Newman,

Kathleen Nicholas, Robert and Melerly Norman, Don and Marion Nundal,

Grace Seifred, Diana Sendall, Jean Seymour, Norman Severide, Mabel Sherritt, Bill and Gail Shields, Marjorie Shiell, Alfie Smaback, Charlie Smith, Ron and Jean Smith, George and Janet Southam, Wilma Stromsten, Doris Stroyan, Allen and Gwen Sturn,

T Gerald Tapp, Robert and Joan

Tapp, Al and Marilyn Tecklenborg, Phyllis Thomas, Lillian Thomson, Bryan and Joyce Trattle, Bill and Mary Twemlow,

O Mary Olafson, Sam and Pam V Barry and Susan Vaughan, Omelaniec, Vera Omelaniec, David and Sheila Ormrod, Betty Oswald,

P Eileen Palmer, Norman and

Joyce Paterson, Fred and Maureen Pepin, Gladys Peterson, George and Audrey Pihan, Sue Plumridge, Edward Powroznik, Winnie Price, Mary Probert,

R Jerry and Bev Radtke, Arlen

Edward and Mildred Vaughan, Ernest Vaughan, Harold and Joanne Vaughan, Laverne and Elaine Vaughan,

W Stan Warner, Anita Waska,

Phyllis Waugh, Phyllis Wegesser, Wayne and Betty Westby, Irene Western, Ray Wiens, Fenn and Mary Williams, Doreen Willushaw, Grace Wilson, Lilian Witt, Leonard Woods, Ellen Worrell, Shirley Worrell, Joe Wrazy, Don Wrightman,

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show begins with coffee and commentary at 3 p.m. followed by the concert at 4 p.m. • Student recital – woodwinds: Kwantlen Polytechnic University music students perform a free recital at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 25 at the Langley campus auditorium, 20901 Langley Bypass.



• Crimes of the Heart: Trinity Western University’s SAMC Theatre presents the comedy Nov. 19-30 at 7:30 p.m. with Saturday matinees at 2 p.m. Info: www.twu. ca/theatre or 604-513-2121 ext. 3872.

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• Art talks: The Trinity Western University offers a Nov. 27 session with printmaker and photographer Catherine Stewart on her exhibit in the TWU President’s Gallery. The exhibit is there until Jan. 10. At 4-5:15 p.m. in the gallery, Reimer Student Centre second floor. RSVP:


• Ceilidh: The next St. Andrew’s United Church down home kitchen party is 7 p.m. on Nov. 21 at 9025 Glover Rd. Enjoy an evening of traditional music, song and dance. Tickets: $5 including tea biscuits and jam. Info: www.standrewsfortlangley. ca. Performers can contact Jack at 604-8887925, or www. • Bria Skonberg: The jazz musician, trumpeter, vocalist and composer kicks off the Arts Matters series with a show at 7 p.m. on Nov. 22 at the Chief Sepass Theatre, 9096 Trattle St. Tickets: $20 for adults, $15 for students. Info: • Canadian Music Week: The Langley Community Music School celebrates with concerts Nov. 23 (student recital and workshop) at 2 p.m. and a show called Britten Birthday Bash and a Bit of Bali at 7:30 p.m. Admission is by donation at the door. • Music from the Movies: Trinity Western University School of the Arts, Media + Culture presents a tribute to the silver screen. The TWU Orchestra performs Nov. 23 at the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 20097 72nd Ave. at 7:30 p.m. Admission is by donation ($10 minimum suggested). Info: • Boughs, Bows and Bells: The Langley Community Chorus kicks off the holiday season with a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 23 at the Willoughby Christian Reformed Church 20525 72nd Ave. The evening features a mix of Christmas music, non-traditional carols and more. Tickets: $15 for adults and $10 for students (under six free). Available at the door. • Concerts Cafe Classico: Standing Wave, a Vancouver-based quartet, performs on Nov. 24 at the Langley Community Music School. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and $10 for students. Call 604-534-2848. The


• Fort Langley Village Winter Market: The farmers market has events Nov. 23, Dec. 7 and Dec. 14 at St. Andrew’s United Church, 9025 Glover Rd., from noon to 4 p.m. Find local farm produce, organic chicken and eggs, baking, arts, crafts, gourmet coffee tastings, and more. Info:


Programs are free and pre-registration is required unless noted otherwise. • Aldergrove Library 26770 29th Ave. 604-856-6415 Storytime – Children five and under and their caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and more. 10:30 a.m., Wednesdays to Dec. 4. • Brookswood Library 20045 40th Ave. 604-534-7055 Storytime – Children five and under and their caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and more. 10:30 a.m., Wednesdays to Dec. 11. • Fort Langley Library 9167 Glover Rd. 604-888-0722 Puzzles wanted: Donate puzzles in good condition to the Fort Langley branch for its December book sale. Drop them off by Nov. 28. • Muriel Arnason Library #130 20338 65th Ave. 604-532-3590 Storytime – Children five and under and their caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and more. 10:45 a.m., Tuesdays to Nov. 26. • Murrayville Library 22071 48th Ave. 604-533-0339 Storytime – Children five and under and their caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and more. 10:30 a.m., Wednesdays to Dec. 4. What’s What? listings are free. To be considered for publication, items must be submitted at least 10 days prior to the publication date. What’s What? appears in theThursday edition and at

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Christmas craft fairs • The Michaud Heritage Place Open House and Olde Fashioned Craft Fair is Nov. 23, 10am-4pm and Nov. 24, 11am-4pm at 5202 204th St. Wood turnings by Bob Gonzales, wares from the Gogo Grandmothers and products by Sandra Reams, all presented on historic Michaud House. • Jackman Manor’s Annual Christmas Bazaar is Nov. 23. From 10am2pm, enjoy a silent auction, baking, crafts, raffles, door prizes and more at 27477 28th Ave. Hot lunch served. Table rentals: $15 each. Info: 604-8564161, ext. 225. • Christmas Craft Fair Extravaganza is at Simonds Elementary, 20190 48th Ave. from 10am-4pm on Nov. 23 and 24. In addition to 36 unique vendors with handcrafted items, there’s a tea room and bistro, baking, a silent auction, raffles and door prizes plus free admission. • A Dickens of a Tea is Nov. 30 from 10am-3pm at St. Andrew’s United Church, 9025 Glover Rd. in Fort Langley. Stop by for lunch, a table of home baking, cookies by choice, jewellery and more.

• Christmas Sale: start the festive shopping for baking, crafts, poinsettias and more on Dec. 7 from 1-3pm at the Aldergrove United Church, #101-27336 Fraser Hwy. Refreshments available. • Aboriginal Christmas Craft Fair is Nov. 23, 10am-3pm at the Cloverdale Rodeo Fairgrounds in the Shannon Hall, 6050A 176th St. In addition to Aboriginal artisans on site, there will be food, door prizes and children’s crafts. To book a table, Aboriginal artisans and crafters can email or call 778-3168250. • Artisan Fair: the Langley Arts Council, 20550 Fraser Hwy., has a fair on Dec. 13, 11am-6pm for the public. Table rentals are $25 per day. Book at spot with Rosemary, 604-534-0781 or • Milner Village Winter Market is Saturdays until Dec. 14, 10am2pm at 6690 216th St. where there will be food trucks, other treats, tutorials, live entertainment, poinsettia nursery tours, crafts, natural products, First Nations works, Milner Cheese, home decor and more.

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Langley City streamlining lauded ON MONDAY NOVEMBER 25

Being able to reduce development costs earned accolades for the City.

Langley City was a winner in the most improved category during awards presented by the development community. The NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association (Vancouver Chapter) released its 14th rankings of municipalities. Since the last survey results in 2011, the City had an 18 per cent drop in overall development costs. “We are thrilled to be recognized for our commitment to the positive growth of our City, and in doing so, further enhancing the livability of our community for all citizens,” said

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case study. For 2013, the development project was, as per previous surveys, the construction of a twostorey, 100,000-square-foot industrial warehouse distribution building on 5.5 acres of land requiring both subdivision and rezoning. “From supporting jobs creation, to building a robust business community and helping to enhance quality of life, we recognize the incredibly important role the development industry plays in our community,” Schaffer said. “We have focused on relationship building and creating an internal framework that addresses the development industry’s cost and other challenges. As a result, we have streamlined our processes to make it easier and more attractive for developers to work within our community.”



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Lightning strikes in Valley All four Langley Christian teams are headed to provincial championships. by Troy Landreville

It’s been a banner year for Langley Christian High School’s volleyball program. Across the board, LCHS Lightning teams have struck in the Fraser Valley. The school is home to Grade 8 boys and senior girls Fraser Valley championship teams. Rounding out the list of Lightning squads is the Fraser Valley silver medal-winning junior boys and bronze medal-winning senior boys. The Grade 8 boys squad defeated Semiahmoo in the Fraser Valley final at Hatzic Secondary. Meanwhile, the Lightning senior girls secured the Single A Fraser Valley title on Monday with a four-set win over White Rock Christian Academy in the championship game at the Langley Events Centre. The Lightning was ranked No. 1 in the Fraser Valley going into the tournament. “I think we played really well,” Lightning assistant coach Mikiah Schalk said, regarding the championship win over WRCA. “This was our best game of the year and it was nice to see.” The Lightning’s Sarah Kunst was named Fraser Valley tournament MVP. LCHS tournament all-stars

included Emma Kastelein and Gabby Schnitzer. Next up for the Lightning senior girls is the B.C. championship tournament Nov. 28-30 at Duncan Christian. The Fraser Valley champion senior girls squad includes head coach Mary-Joan Vissher, assistant coach Mikiah Schalk, Mariek Devynk, Sarah Kunst, Emma Kastelein, Esther Moermon, Gabby Schnitzer, Cassidy Morris, Sydney Tilstra, Beth Humphry, Chelsea Noort, Carrie Noort, Paige Davis, and Ali Wergeland. Tuesday afternoon at the LEC, the Lightning junior boys lost in four sets to Abbotsford’s MEI Eagles. “We came out really strong,” said Eric VanHuizen, who coaches the junior boys squad along with Jeff Bontkes. “We were totally dominating them the first couple of games. Then, towards the end of the second game, they kind of got the upper hand and stole momentum from us with some good serving. Momentum plays a huge role in volleyball games.” En route to the final, the Lightning posted key wins over Langley Fundamental and Pacific Academy. “Second in the Fraser Valley is a pretty good accomplishment,” VanHuizen said. LCHS’s junior boys include Jared Foster, Jon McAdam, Clayton Devries, Linden Bontkes, Joey Goulet Jones, Kevin Murtland, Aron Schepp, Brennan Gardner, Parker Heppell, Reed Marriott, Mathew Jachrelich,

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Langley Christian Lightning players Brennen Gardner and Reid Marriott attempted to block against a MEI Eagles player during the Fraser Valley junior boys volleyball championship game Tuesday afternoon at the Langley Events Centre. The visiting Eagles from Abbotsford won the Valley title with a four-set win over the Lightning. Tyson Breederland, and Branden Visscher. Brennan Gardner and Linden Bontkes were named Fraser Valley all-stars. The Lightning are now in the B.C. championships at MEI. The tournament gets underway today and runs until Saturday. At the senior boys level, the Lightning defeated Surrey’s Pacific Academy Tuesday at the LEC to place third in the Valley. The victory punch the Lightning’s ticket to the B.C. championship tournament taking place Nov. 21-23 at Duncan Christian School.

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Langley Christian Lightning’s Brandon Visscher dug the ball against the MEI Eagles during the Fraser Valley title game Tuesday at the Langley Events Centre.

Junior A hockey Langley Rivermen forward Jakob Reichert delivered a bodycheck on Victoria Grizzlies defenceman Brandon Egli Saturday at the Langley Events Centre. The visiting Grizzlies outscored the Rivermen 7-5. Troy Landreville Langley Advance

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It’s fair to say that the Langley Rivermen have been saving up points for a rainy day. That’s because over a 56-game schedule, slumps can often be inevitable. Heading into last weekend, the ’Men boasted a 14-6-1-2 record. But Rivermen losses to the host Coquitlam Express on Friday and visiting Victoria

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Grizzlies on Saturday have changed the landscape in the B.C. Hockey League’s Mainland Division. The ’Men, who have led the division much of the season, have now dropped into second place in the Mainland. The local juniors are point behind the frontrunning Prince George Spruce Kings, who they are hosting tonight (Thursday) at the Langley Events Centre. The Rivermen/Spruce Kings showdown has a 7:15 p.m. start time. From a glass-half-full perspective, the Rivermen have just eight losses in 25 games this season and are knocking on the door for the division lead.

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Stealth re-signs veteran player Another vital piece to Vancouver’s offence is back for another season. The Vancouver Stealth has re-signed Dean Hill to a one year contract for the 2014 season. Hill will be entering his third season with the National Lacrosse League squad, which relocated from Everett, Wash. to Langley during the summer. Hill has played with four teams during his eight-year NLL career, competing in 89 career games during that span. He’s also put up some impressive numbers throughout his career, tallying 234 points (123 goals, 111 assists) and 202 loose balls in regular season and playoffs combined. With Hill’s addition, the Stealth secured another top six scorer for the 2014 season, “Dean is a savvy goal scorer who gives an added dimension to our offence,” Stealth president and general manager Doug Locker said. “He causes opposing defences lots of concern because when he has the ball he’s a threat.” Hill came to the Stealth in 2012 and couldn’t be happier about the opportunity to continue his career with the team. “I’m really happy to be back,” he said. “This is the team I want to play for. I was a restricted free agent and there was only one team I wanted to play with and that was Vancouver.” Hill is coming off a solid 2013 season, tallying 20 goals during the regular season, behind only Athan Iannucci (22), Lewis Ratcliff (31), and Rhys Duch (45) for most goals. Hill also finished sixth on the team in scoring with 38 points (20 goals, 18 assists) while adding another three points (one goal, two assists) in three playoff games with the Stealth. The 2014 season will bring a few changes, with the most significant being the Stealth’s move to Lower Mainland, but Hill is looking forward to the opportunity of playing in a new home and in his home country. “It’s pretty special to play in Canada. I’m from Ontario but I have family and friends here, so to get the opportunity to play in front of them is pretty special,” Hill said. The expectations are high and will remain high for a team that came one goal short of winning the Champions Cup (NLL title) last year and Hill knows that missed opportunity will help provide some extra motivation for the team. “I think our expectations are just like every team. We want to win that [NLL] championship game and I think we have the team to do it,” Hill said. The journey for another trip to the 2014 Champions Cup Final begins in Colorado on Jan. 4, followed by the Stealth’s home opener at the Langley Events Centre on Jan. 11 against the Minnesota Swarm. For information on season tickets and three- and fourgame packs, visit



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TWU led by as many as 24 points at one point during a lopsided win over UNBC Saturday at the Langley Events Centre. The University of Northern B.C. Timberwolves were held at bay from long range Saturday at the Langley Events Centre. And as a result, the host Trinity Western University Spartans were able to rebound from a tough loss Friday to the T-Wolves, to pick up a weekend split with UNBC after a 92-73 win. After the Timberwolves (2-4) had hit 13 threepointers Friday, TWU (3-3) held the visitors to just eight baskets from long range the next night. With UNBC’s perimeter game held in check, the Spartans broke the game wide open in the third quarter, outscoring the Timberwolves 30-16. From there, the Spartans held off UNBC in the fourth quarter and cruised to their biggest margin of victory this year. As a team, TWU shot 57.6 per cent from the field and 53.8 per cent from three-point range. By contrast, the Timberwolves shot just 35.8 per cent from the field and, after hitting on 50 per cent of their shots from beyond the arc Friday, were good on just 28.6 per cent of their long range attempts. The Spartans were led by Jesse Jeffers, who had a career-high 21 points to go with seven rebounds.

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Trinity Western University Spartans guard Matthew Blackaby attempted a shot against the University of Northern B.C. Timberwolves in Canada West men’s basketball action last weekend at the Langley Events Centre. The teams split games, with the Timberwolves winning Friday and the Spartans taking the victory on Saturday. His previous careerhigh was eight, he earned Friday against UNBC. Kelvin Smith, who had nine points in the fourth quarter alone, tied his career-high of 16 points while Tyus Allen also had a career night, collecting 13 points. Allen has twice previously picked up 12 points. For UNBC, Jibreel Stevens had 20 points, while Charles Barton added 14 points. Jeff Chu had a team-high seven rebounds to go with seven points.

“Our attention to detail today was much better and the team bought into putting the ball inside,” Spartans coach Scott Allen said, after his team’s victory. “We had a lot more easy looks and our defensive transition was a lot better today. I think this is more of a fair representation of who we are and today I thought we were ready to play from the outset. We still have a long way to go this year but it was good step in the right direction.”

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Intercollegiate hockey

TWU on five-game winless slide The Spartans’ season has gone off the rails a bit.

“Hats off to Eastern – they had a terrible schedule as they played last night at home and had to get on a bus right after the game and drive all night to get here On the back of three second-perfor the 2 p.m. start,” Spartans head coach iod goals, the Eastern Washington Barret Kropf said. University Eagles doubled “For them to come in here the Trinity Western and their goalie to put on “For them to come University Spartans 4-2 the performance that they in here and their in B.C. Intercollegiate did is a credit to their team. Hockey League action That is the second time that goalie to put on the Saturday afternoon at the have outshot them two performance that they we Langley Events Centre. to one and he has stolen did is a credit to their The Spartans had the four points for them.” advantage in play for Kropf added, “They had team.” much of the game, parguys diving and blocking Barret Kropf ticularly in the second shots. Those are little things period when they outshot we have to do and our the Eagles 22-7 on their way to a 46-29 intensity has to get better.” shot advantage. Next up for the Spartans are the final But Eastern Washington goalie BJ Leach two games of the semester, both against was up to the task and stopped 44 shots Simon Fraser University. to earn the victory. TWU will be on the road this Saturday, The loss drops the Spartans to 5-6-0, Nov. 23, before returning home for the and puts them on a five-game losing final game on Thursday, Nov. 28 at the streak, while the win moves the Eagles to LEC. • More at 3-5-0-1.



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Thursday, November 21, 2013


Bears downed by Abby Falcons in junior bantam final For the second consecutive year, North Langley’s junior bantams made it all the way to the VCFL divisional championship game.

The North Langley junior bantam Bears are officially in hibernation for the winter. The Bears fell 48-21 to the Abbotsford Black Falcons in the Valley Community Football League final Saturday in Chilliwack. The Falcons took advantage of some excellent field position to open the scor-

ing on their first possession and take an early 8-0 lead. North Langley answered right back. Following a long run by Pablo Wigwigan, Connor Hurley made a great diving catch on a Jacob Stebbings’ pass to set up a first down on the Abbotsford threeyard line. Caleb Nielson then crashed his way through

the Falcons defenders and across the goal line to put the Bears on the board. After that Stebbings once again connected with Hurley on the successful convert to make the score 8-7 Falcons. The Abbotsford offence took over from there and, led by explosive running back Samwell Uko, proved almost unstoppable for the

remainder of the first half. The Falcons rolled to a 48-13 lead with the second score for the Bears coming on a touchdown by the hard-running Wigwigan. The Bears added a third major on a Jacob Stebbings bootleg late in the game and the defence contributed a fourth quarter safety touch to round out the North Langley scoring.

Lopsided win earns TWU weekend split The Spartans led by a sizeable 2912 margin at one point during the second quarter. TWU’s Taylor Heinrichs then hit a three-pointer to give the home side a 32-13 lead. But UNBC didn’t go away. With the Spartans shooters going cold and the Timberwolves heating up, UNBC went on an 11-0 run to get to within eight points, at 32-24, after a Devin McMurtry jumper. From there, the teams traded points and the Spartans went into the break ahead 36-27. TWU took over in the third quarter. Outscoring the Timberwolves 3016, the Spartans led by 24 points after a Denny McDonald bucket gave the home side a 63-39 lead. With the Spartans in full control and Jeffers leading the way with 17

The Timberwolves lit up the points through three quarters, TWU Spartans all night from the outside went into the final frame up 66-43. and TWU was only able to counter “I think we just pushed the ball with four three-pointwell and got easy ers of their own on 23 looks in that third “I think we just attempts. quarter,” Allen said. While TWU was 19 “If we play hard on pushed the ball well for 25 from the free the defensive end, and got easy looks in throw line, compared we’re going to get that third quarter.” to UNBC, which was easier looks offenjust 10 for 20 from sively.” Scott Allen the charity stripe, it The Spartans never wasn’t enough as the let UNBC make much Spartans tallied just 18 points from of a push in the fourth quarter. the field in the second half. The closest UNBC got in the final Jeff Chu had a team-high 19 points quarter was 15 points, at 70-55. for UNBC while Charles Barton added 18 points and a team-high seven rebounds. The visiting Timberwolves outFINAL BUZZER: The Spartans scored the Spartans 44-27 during the are back on the court next weekend second half as they pulled away for a 79-65 win over the Spartans Friday when they will travel to play Alberta Nov. 21 and Saskatchewan Nov. 22. at the LEC.

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Rivermen host Spruce Kings tonight, Silverbacks Friday at LEC …continued from page A29 “For us to go through a couple of down weekends, we’re still one point out of first [in the division] with a game at hand [on the Spruce Kings],” Rivermen head coach Bobby Henderson said. “That’s not a bad place to be.” Rivermen 7, Victoria Grizzlies 5 The Grizzlies led 5-4 after two periods and then scored two goals to the Rivermen’s one in the final frame before just 914 fans Saturday at the LEC. Henderson didn’t mince words, noting that goaltenders Steve Myland and Brock Crossthwaite need to be more consistent. “More than anything we need to get a save,” he said. “We gave up a couple of weak ones early Friday [in a 6-3 road loss to Coquitlam] and it carried into Saturday.”

On a positive note, the bench boss added, “we were able to put five goals up against Victoria.” Marcus Vela scored twice for the Rivermen against the Grizzlies. Team captain Mitch McLain, Nathan Craft, and Jakob Reichert also found the net in a losing effort.

Bumpy stretch

Langley’s juniors are 1-3-0-1 in their last five outings. Starting tonight, Henderson said the Rivermen have an opportunity to right the ship. “I go back to the previous Saturday against Merritt when we gave up a shorthanded goal and ended up losing in double overtime,” Henderson said. “Our confidence got shook a little bit. We have to put that behind us and get back on track, more than any-

thing. We have Prince George and for us, this is a huge one.” Attendance at the LEC has been spotty. Henderson hopes fans will come out and support the ’Men tonight in their showdown for top spot in the Mainland. “Our crowds the last couple weekends have been pretty good; we could use the support. This is a huge game for us.” The Rivermen are starting to get healthy with James Robinson, Kevan Kilistoff, Will Cook, and Zach Urban coming back from injury. The Rivermen have no time to rest following tonight’s game against the Spruce Kings. Tomorrow night (Friday, Nov. 22), the ’Men host the Salmon Arm Silverbacks at the LEC. Opening puck drop is 7:15 p.m.

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Single Vision Lenses with Multi A/R Coating Debbie Mozelle Designer Eyewear *LIMITED TIME OFFER

Single Vision

Reg. $149.95







Debbie Mozelle Designer Eyewear *LIMITED TIME OFFER






Debbie Mozelle Designer Eyewear *LIMITED TIME OFFER






Debbie Mozelle Designer Eyewear *LIMITED TIME OFFER

CONGRATULATIONS Lynn Gartland on being the 2nd Prize Trip to Mazatlan winner for Contest #5!!


See previous Mazatlan winners on our Facebook page or at Contest #5 winners will be announced next week!

WIN 1 of 3 TRIPS TO MAZATLAN!! Hang on to your tickets from Contest #5 -You could still WIN!!

2nd Prize: Contest #6 1st Prize: All inclusive for two inclusive for Draw Date people, including air. All two people in a 3 Feb. 1, Accommodations for bedroom suite that up to 8 people in a sleeps up to 8. Flight 2014 Presidential Suite. not included.

3rd Prize:

All inclusive for two people in a 2 bedroom suite that sleeps up to 6. Flight not included.

$12,000 Value $10,000 Value $6,000 Value BIG discounts on Deep Sea Fishing and Golf. See in store for details.

We will match or beat any competitors advertised price. New fully computerized lens fabrication laboratory on site that makes the highest quality precision lenses or glasses available in the Lower Mainland. *

Some restrictions may apply. Kodak is a trademark of Eastman Kodak, used under licence by Signet Armorlite Inc.


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White Rock - CENTRAL PLAZA 1554 Foster St. (Behind the TD Bank)

604- 538-5100



123-5501 - 204th St. (next to Army & Navy in the Court Yard)


Langley Advance November 21 2013  

Langley Advance November 21 2013

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