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Help Langley Outrun Cancer: The 34th Annual Terry Fox Run Sunday, September 14, 2014 – 10 am – Douglas Park, Langley City “I’m not a dreamer, and I’m not saying this will initiate any kind of definitive answer or cure to cancer, but I believe in miracles. I have to,” the words spoken by a true Canadian hero. Terry Fox had a single dream: a world without cancer. This year marks the 34th annual Terry Fox Run and we invite you to join Langley in working together to outrun cancer.

Seniors Games, and urge this year’s volunteers to spare some time for this half-day requirement. To volunteer, please call 604-533-0638. For more information, or to register, visit

The Terry Fox Run has taken place in Langley City since 2000 and has a long standing tradition as the largest run in Langley. We are excited to introduce this year’s new co-chair, Rick Barnett, owner/operator of Valley First Aid. Volunteers can join Rick and The Langley City Firefighters among others contributing to the $650 million already raised for cancer research worldwide, in Terry’s name.

Sunday Sept. 14

The run takes place at Douglas Park with 1km, 5km and 10km routes along the Nicomekl trails in a non-competitive, all-inclusive, wheelchair-accessible setting. The registration fee is by donation and there is no minimum pledge amount. We are excited for our event to follow shortly after the BC




“If you’ve given a dollar, you are part of the Marathon of Hope.” We urge you to come out as a volunteer or participant and help us continue to work together to outrun cancer.


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9:00 AM Registration 10:00 AM Run

1 km,cancer 5 km, 10, km Working togetherROUTE: to outrun Wheelchair accessible routes

VOLUNTEER: Please call 604-533-0638 Walk, wheel, ride, run FOR CANCER RESEARCH Walk, wheel, ride, run No minimum pledge Inspired by a dream LOCATION: Inspired by a dream Volunteer-driven Grounded in tradition Sunday Sept. 14 Grounded in tradition No entry fee No minimum pledge Volunteer-driven No entry fee TIME:

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What’s On Langley was created to connect the residents of Langley BC with local businesses and event organizers. Our website is updated daily with information about community events. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay informed

CONTENTS 5 Community Events and photos Find out whats on in Lanlgey this summer

18 Social Media Explained – Expert Tracey Ehman discusses Twitter

9 We go behind the scenes with the Langley Thunder Midget A Team

19 Q&A with your MLA – A sit down with Rich Coleman, MLA for Aldergrove – Fort Langley

Owners/Publishers Khara Anderson Ju Young Kim

Designer Dean Bradshaw

Contributors Brad Richert Chief Management Eugene Vandenberg Jane Marshall Kris Grasty Tracey Ehman

What’s On Langley Magazine is published under license from Blueberry Publications by Makers Media

10 Summer camp listings 20 The hottest trends in Wedding’s 12 What’s On! Real Estate – Get the inside scoop from our expert, Brad Richert 15 Keep Cool this Summer with these Langley Spray Parks 16 On the Cover – An exclusive interview with Dallas Smith on growing up in Langley

24 BBQ Tips from the Butcher – Eugene Vandenberg 27 A What’s On favourite - a visit to Krause berry farm 29 What’s On Mortgages with Kris Grasty

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Fill your Basket and Feed your Soul

Market Location: Kwantlen University Campus Courtyard, 20901 Langley Bypass, Langley, BC 2014 Market dates: May 21 to October 8 – Wednesdays 2:00 to 6:30 p.m


CONNECTING THE COMMUNITY OF COMMUNITIES FOLLOW US! WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/WHATSONLANGLEY WWW.TWITTER.COM/WHATSONLANGLEY Submit events to All events submitted that are in Langley and open to the public will be included in our events calendar, at, on Facebook and Twitter.

JULY Langley’s International Festival & Canada Day Celebrations July 1 11:00 am - 11:00pm Fireworks at 10pm Family activities, rides, main-stage entertainment, a car show, an assortment of ethnic foods, dog show, fireworks, pony rides and much more are all on the menu for this fun-filled and exciting event. At Willoughby Community Park besides the Langley Events Centre Langley Thunder Lacrosse Throughout July Check website for Game times!!! Summer Series Throughout July Drop in Family Fun Time: 10:30am to 12:30pm Location: Douglas Park Spirit Square (20550 Douglas Crescent). Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays Family Canada Day Celebration in Fort Langley July 1 10:00am - 3:00pm Location: BC Farm Museum Langley Community Farmers Market July 2 - October 8 2pm-6:30pm Kwantlen University Courtyard www.langleycommunityfarmer Fort Langley Village Farmers Market July 2 - November 22 Fort Langley Village Farmers’ Market. Saturdays, July 2 - Nov 22, 10am-3pm 9025 Glover Road, St Andrews Church http://www.fortlangleyvi

Creative Coaches in the Park Join our leaders for some free creative fun on these dates. Programs run 1:00 - 2:30pm all summer long! Fort Langley Community Park July 2, 16, 30. Play Leaders in the Park Join us every Thursday, July 3 - August 28. Willoughby Community Park. 7700 block 202A Street, Fort Langley Garden Club. Thursdays, July 3 - Sunday, Aug 31 Ongoing throughout the Summer and Fall 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Location: Fort Langley Library Fort Langley Knitting Circle Wednesdays from July 2 - Wednesday, Aug 27 Ongoing throughout the summer. 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Location: Fort Langley Library Pyjama Storytime Wednesday, July 2 Wednesday, Aug 6 First Wednesday of the month 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm Location: Muriel Arnason Library. Play Leaders in the Park July 4. Walnut Grove Community Park. 89 Avenue & Walnut Grove DriveJuly 11 Brookswood Park 40 Avenue & 200 Street The Dirty Dash July 12. The Dirty Dash is a fun mud run coming to Langley for the first time this summer. Location: Thunderbird Show Park.

Magician Andrew Dalziel Monday, July 5th 11:00am - 12:00 pm Andrew and his assistant Rocky the Raccoon have been entertaining audiences for, well, as long as Rocky can remember! Together, they make a magic duo that is not to be missed. Their special brand of fun, energetic magic is sure to bring laughter to your summer. Location: Walnut Grove Library Langley 204 Horse Camp July 7 - July 18 9 am - 12 pm Ages 7+ depending on availability. Riding every day 604-533-7978 eBooks at the Library Learn how to download free eBooks from the library to your computer. Wednesday, Jul 9 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Location: Fort Langley Library Storytime Wednesday, Jul 9 10:15 am - 10:45 am Location: Walnut Grove Library Manga for Teens Saturday, Jul 12 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Location: Walnut Grove Library 2014 SUMMER NETWORKING BBQ Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce. Date: July 15, 2014 Time: 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM Join us for a BBQ Burger Buffet and great summer networking!

Captain Underpants Party Wednesday, Jul 16 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Get silly with us at this fun Captain Underpants party. Location: Fort Langley Library Play Leaders in the Park July 18. Philip Jackman Park 32 Avenue & 271 Street Aldergrove Fair Days Daily from July 18, 2014 to July 20, 2014C Phone 604-418-9507 Fall Vegetable Gardening Clinic July 19 1:00pm Fall Vegetable Gardening Clinic Milner Village Garden Centre Zox of the Forest Saturday, Jul 19 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Location Walnut Grove Library Quirky Crafts Tuesday, Jul 22 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Location: Muriel Arnason Library. Germs are Gross! Wednesday, Jul 23 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Location: Fort Langley Library Play Leaders in the Park July 25 Lynn Fripps Elementary School 21020 - 83 Avenue Second Storey Theatre Saturday, Jul 26 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Location: Walnut Grove Library

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CONNECTING THE COMMUNITY OF COMMUNITIES FOLLOW US! WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/WHATSONLANGLEY WWW.TWITTER.COM/WHATSONLANGLEY Submit events to All events submitted that are in Langley and open to the public will be included in our events calendar, at, on Facebook and Twitter.

JULY / AUGUST Bard - Jul 24-27, 31 Bard in the Valley is a nonprofit society with a goal to stage the works of William Shakespeare Admission is Free for all performances. Donations are welcomed to help support the society. Check Website for performance times Location: Douglas Park Spirit Square Ride into History July 25 - July 26 Fort Langley National Historic Site Play Leaders in the Park August 1 Richard Bulpitt Elementary School 20965 - 77A Avenue Bard - Aug 1-3 Bard in the Valley is a nonprofit society with a goal to stage the works of William Shakespeare Admission is Free for all performances. Donations are welcomed to help support the society. Check Website for performance time. Location: Douglas Park Spirit Square Langley Thunder Lacrosse Throughout August Check website for game times!!! Summer Series - August Drop in Family Fun Time: 10:30am to 12:30pm Location: Douglas Park Spirit Square (20550 Douglas Crescent). Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays

Brigade Days August 1 - August 4 This event consists of re-enactments, blast from the past, musket demonstrations, music and traditional canoe brigade arrival! Fort Langley National Historic Site

Creative Coaches in the Park Join our leaders for some free creative fun on these dates. Programs run 1:00 - 2:30pm all summer long! Fort Langley Community Park St. Andrews Avenue & Nash Street August 13, 27

Cinemazoo’s Animal Families Saturday, Aug 2 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Meet exotic insects, arachnids, amphibians, reptiles and other small animals! Learn more about these creatures through stories and fun facts with Cinemazoo’s animal presenters. Location: Walnut Grove Library

Barbados Day in Fort Langley August 16 from noon to 4pm Birthplace of BC Gallery, Famous Chicken BBQ by the Fort Langley lions, Live band with Caribbean Tunes, Family Fun.

Demos in the Garden August 3 - August 4 Celebrate the 2014 BC Day Birthplace of BC Gallery Play Leaders in the Park August 8. Walnut Grove Community Park. 89 Avenue & Walnut Grove DriveAugust 15 Brookswood Park 40 Avenue & 200 Street 2014 Kidney Walk August 10. Register to participate @ sponsor a walker, volunteer or register to be a donor. The Kidney Foundation of Canada’s 50th anniversaryLike us on facebook to receive announcements and keep up with Kidney Walk news:

Arts Alive August 16 This “free, fun for the whole family event” is a great way to spend your day. Fab Forts Day Aug 17. Fort Langley National Historic Site Fête For The Foodbank Wednesday, August 20-6:00pm 3rd Annual Langley Food Bank Fundraiser. Tickets $35 Play Leaders in the Park August 22. Murrayville Outdoor Activity Park. 48A Avenue & 221 Street Downtown Fork & Finger Food Event. Forth Saturday every August – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Contact. events@

Langley Good Times Cruise-in September 6-7 The 17th Annual Langley Good Times Cruise-In will be held on Saturday, September 6th in Downtown Langley. One of the largest mixed car shows in North America. We will have our swap meet and car corral the next day, Sunday September 7th. Fraser hwy 206th to 208th.Douglas crescent and the Cascades Parking lot. Learn-to Camp Experiences with Parks Canada and Mountain Equipment Co-op September 6 - September 7 Will be held at Fort Langley National Historic Site. Call 1-888-773-8888 for more information. The 27th Annual BC Senior Games September 9 - September 13 BC Seniors Games Society BBQ on the Bypass September 14 The 9th annual BBQ on the Bypass The Langley Art Studio Tour September 20 - September 28. Check out this popular studio tour.

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Langley Thunder Midget A1 Team Thundering Through the Season Monday night at the Langley Event Centre Field House a group of young men played another game. They have been playing these games for a long time and loving every minute. The effort was there, but on this night the result was not. Results however have been what this team has been about for the past six years. The Langley Thunder midget A-1 team has won The Canada Day tournament, in Calgary, at every level novice, peewee, bantam and are now looking to 4 Pete which has never been done.This tournament attracts some of the best lacrosse competition in North America. 2012 was a huge year for this team. The Langley Thunder midget A-1 team won the provincial championship which was the first time a Langley A level team in bantam has ever won that title. It all started when the kids got together and were just learning the game. They have grown to love the sport and the people around them. They are a motivated group that are looking forward to bringing home another title this year. They have learned what it means to deal with adversity, how to respond after a loss and how to lead. It was apparent watching these young men interact before and after the game that they respect each other and their coaches. They listened and took direction well. Lacrosse is moulding these boys into men. Even though they were down in this game they were encouraging each other at every opportunity. It didn’t get nasty out on the arena floor and it could have easily. Just watching these boys you could see a maturity about them. They are a team in all sense of the word. This Langley Thunder midget A-1 team represents what is right about community sports. It brings people together and focuses young peoples minds. It keeps them fit and best of all its just fun. By Derrick Cvitkovich

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Summer Kids Camps in........ Langley Gateways Learning Gateways’ TECH Club class introduces more advanced Lego Technic Builds, Computer animation, video game Design and web design.

City of Langley:

Langley Flying School This program provides people of all ages with a unique opportunity to explore and experience the world of civil aviation during a one-week intensive pilot-training program consisting of Groundschool classes and flight training.

They have a number of great Summer Camps with different themes each week.

Langley Sportsplex

Canlan Hockey and sports camps

Daily activities may include: Ice Skating/Hockey, Play time at Captain Kids, Water Fights, Yoga Lessons, Movies at Colossus, Boston Pizza Tours and visits from police cars, fire trucks, ambulances AND MUCH MORE!

The Little Gym of Langley

In the Learn to Skate Camp, Sports and Adventure Camp and Junior Figure Skating Camp

Langley Gymnastics

The Little Gym Day Camps for Kids The Fun Doesn’t Stop When School’s Out


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Preschool Summer Camps (Ages 3- 5 years) Recreational Summer Camps (Ages 6 & up) Activities:Gymnastics,Crafts, Games,Outdoor Activities Please visit our website for more information

Stagecoach Each Camp is packed full of singing, dancing and drama and from the moment kids arrive Our Camps are for 4 - 18 year olds with 4-8 year olds attending the Junior Camp for 3 hours each day and 8-18 year olds attending all day, Monday to Friday.

Langley United Soccer Langley United Youth Soccer Association is pleased to announce it will play host to the second annual LUSA International Summer Soccer Camp that will see coaches from international professional clubs and youth academies imparting their knowledge to boys and girls age U8 to U17.

Flip City Gymnastics All-Day Gymnastics Adventure Day Camp,Summer School Age Gym and Summer Pre School Camps,Summer Trampoline Camp. Your day includes: gymnastics, trampoline, lunch break, games/obstacle courses

Vikkis clay studio You kids will love our afternoon projects. Join Vikki and her enthusiastic staff for a new kids summer camp project each week. You can choose one day per week to come to summer camp for a new experience each time!

Summer golf camp SUMMER CAMP FOR JUNIORS:A very popular class for comprehensive instruction and daily play

Summer kids camps Langley

Langley Sportsplex

The Little Gym of Langley

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Langley Flying School

Langley Basketball Camp ELEVATE basketball development camps are designed to maximize each player’s development through carefully chosen drills and games. Please check our website for dates and times

Canlan Hockey and sports camps

Langley Gymnastics


Langley United Soccer

Langley United Soccer

Flip City Gymnastics

Langley FC Give your budding soccer star a chance to kick it with the Whitecaps this summer at a special skills camp hosted by club partner Langley FC. Work with ‘Caps coaching staff, meet a Whitecaps MLS Player, get a camp shirt and club poster.

Langley Basketball Camp

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Vikkis clay studio

Summer golf camp

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May was the 3rd month in a row that over 40% of homes in Walnut Grove sold in one month, making the area one of the hottest markets in the lower mainland. While benchmark values remain steady, the media sale price has jumped from $537,000 in January to $590,000 in May. Basically, Walnut Grove is in an very strong sellers market.

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Introduction and Cooperative Games Amazing Race Week Pioneer Week Detective Week Group Of Seven/Emily Carr Cultural Arts Week Space Week Sports Week Outdoor Adventure Time (OAT)

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100 Years of 4H in BC! Join the Celebration July 26th, 2014 Registration: All of the above activities will be offered free of charge to registered 4-H guests.

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Country Fest is home to the Fraser Valley celebration of 100 years of 4-H in B.C. Come join the party! Activities: • Pancake Breakfast • Scavenger Hunt • Alumni Showmanship Classes • Opening Ceremonies • Historical Display Contest • Mini-Olympics • BBQ Dinner • Dance


Registration Deadline is July 5th, 2014. • All members, leaders, and parents who’s clubs register to compete at Country Fest will have the opportunity to sign up for the 100th Anniversary Celebrations on their Country Fest registration forms. • Any extra guests such as alumni or 4-H families not competing at Country Fest will need to register on line for free tickets at: fraser-valley-4-h-100th-anniversary-celebrationtickets-7146291751 • On July 26th, registered 100th Anniversary guests will need to check in at the 100th Anniversary tent beside the Country Fest office to receive a participation button that will gain them access to all 100th Anniversary events. At this tent participants will have the opportunity to sign up for activities like the Scavenger Hunt, Alumni Classes and Mini-Olympics. More Information:

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s i h t n w o D l o o C e s e h t t a r e m m Su s k r a p r e t a W Langley Brookswood Park

Walnut Grove Community Park

40 Avenue & 200 Street

89 Avenue & Walnut Grove Drive

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Willoughby Community Park

48A Avenue & 221 Street

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Philip Jackman Park

Douglas Park Water Park

32 Avenue & 271 Street

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May 16 to August 17 • 10:00am - 8:30pm & August 18 to September 14 • 10:00am - 7:30pm Spray parks are open if the temperature is forecasted to be 18° C or higher.

Out Door Pools Al Anderson Memorial pool 4949 207th Street, Langley BC 604-514-2860

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DALLAS SMITH Hailing from British Columbia, Dallas brings a healthy dose of rock and roll power to his brand of lively country music. Producer Joey Moi captured his unique energy and unmistakable vocals on his breakout Canadian country debut, JUMPED RIGHT IN, which netted five 2013 CCMA award nominations. The CMW Radio Awards winner has once again teamed up with Joey Moi for his U.S. country debut on Big Loud Mountain. With energetic live shows and compelling tunes, it’s no surprise that Dallas, who fronted the wildly successful international rock band Default, has been tapped to open for music legend Bob Seger and is currently touring with Florida Georgia Line’s HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES TOUR. Produced by Joey Moi (Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen) and written by Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard along with Jaren Johnston, “Tippin Point” is an infectious party anthem that serves as the perfect prelude for what is to come from Dallas. “‘Tippin Point’ is that blend of what I love about country and rock,” shares Dallas Smith. “The song sums me up as an artist and is a great representation of where I’m going.” The song is now available at iTunes and will be featured on his forthcoming fulllength album. The elastic-voiced singer brings a fresh slant to country, a wall-ofsound approach that combines the vocals of country with the crunch of rock.


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We were lucky enough to be able to interview Country Superstar Dallas Smith What part of Langley did you grow up in? My family moved from Surrey to Walnut Grove in 1984. I was 7 at the time. We lived around 210th st and 96th ave area. Any funny childhood stories about your neighborhood? So many great memories of that area. Playing street hockey is one of my favorites growing up there. Neighborhood was filled with a good group of kids. We have maintained contact with some of the neighbors and they have become great friends. You have seen many changes in Langley, what do you think of it now? I don’t remember driving thru that much traffic growing up. Tough to make your way down 200th at certain times of the day. I now live on the south side of highway 1. When I do make my way down to Fort Langley and drive thru my old stomping grounds the 1st thing I notice is the size of all the trees. Huge compared to how I remember them. Walnut Grove still has the same charm it did 20-30 years ago.

Where did you go to Highschool? Grade 8 I had to hop the bus down to Fort Langley fine arts highschool. WGSS wasn’t ready until my grade 9 year. Don’t have very many good memories of grade 8. Very awkward time as a 12-13 year old. WGSS on the other hand was great. Lots of great times and lots of trouble. Feel very lucky to have gone to school where I did.

Growing up, what kind of music were you into? The whole Seattle scene broke out when I started going to WGSS. Loved Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Nirvana and Alice in Chains. That school was filled with plaid

Did you ever imagine you would have such a successful career in music? I honestly stumbled into this. I never in a million years thought if be doing what I’m doing. I would come home from school and sing when no one was around. I got brave enough to sing a few cover songs when I was about 20 at my fellow Default members house just off of 204th st. The band started there in that garage. 3 of us went to school together When did you decide Country was your thing? As I got older I really started gravitating towards country music. The voices and storytelling grabbed my attention. Grew up with it in my house but rock was my 1st love. Once guitars became more of a mainstay in country I fell in love with it. Guys like Keith Urban became my go to records You had a successful run as the lead singer of Default. What is happening with Default now? Myself and the guys are still like brothers. Don’t see each other as much as we used to obviously but we keep in touch. Everyone is off doing their own thing and doing well.

You’re now raising a family here. Why is Langley still a good place to raise kids? I have strong ties to Langley and can’t see moving my family out of the area anytime soon. Love this city. I travel most of the year to some amazing places but nowhere else feels like Langley. It’s home. I take my kids down the same streets I grew on. Same trails and parks. Its an amazing city. We’re looking to make a bit of a move towards Brookswood possibly. Love that area. Big yards and some privacy Whats On! •


Fort Langley May Day Parade

Written By: Trace Ehman

What’s all the Tweeting About? Online and offline marketing is inviting you daily to “Follow Us on Twitter.” You’ve taken a look at Twitter and you just don’t get it! And why should you even care? • Brands are moving to social media as a way to interact, share information, provide customer service and build relationships. • The most up-to-date news stories are being shared on Twitter first, as this fast-paced micro-blogging platform makes it easy to share information quickly without needing a lot of detail. • Small business is thriving on Twitter - connections, collaborations, B2B and joint ventures are being created daily.

3 Tips to help you get started 1. Choose a short Twitter name, if possible. (mine is @partnerinbiz, but shows up as Tracey Ehman) 2. Write posts that are about 110 – 120 long including your Twitter name so they can be easily retweeted. 3. Be sure to add your Avatar – it can be your photo, or something that would be recognizable to your potential followers, like a company logo. (As a rule I don’t follow those with only the default avatar.)


5 Twitter Terms Explained: Follow When you are interested in someone’s content, or they are interested in yours, you can “follow” them, which means that their posts will appear in your Home Feed. Retweet (RT) When you want to share the information someone else posted on Twitter, you can click on the Retweet icon, and share the post. Favorite If you see a post you like, that you might want to come back to, “favoriting” it will make it more easily accessible. It is also used to let people know that you like what they have posted. Hashtags Using hashtags # allows you to tag a particular subject, which can then be easily searched by others who want to know about it. ie #SocialMedia Reply When you have a comment on a post, you can click on the reply icon, and share your response.

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If you want to learn more about Twitter or Social Media in general and how it can help your business please go to and enter your question, or call me direct at 604-785-0572.




With Your MLA

We sat down with Rich Coleman to talk about “The Langleys”. Rich and his wife, Michele moved to Aldergrove in 1984. He was elected to the Legislative Assembly in 1996 and has served 5 consecutive terms since. He and Michele are celebrating their 40th Wedding Anniversary in August and have 2 children and 3 grand-children. Here’s what we talked about: WO: When you and Michele moved to Langley 30 years ago the population was around 73 thousand. Now we’re at around 120 thousand. Of all the changes, what stands out the most in terms of the culture of this community? RC: School demographics more than anything else. When I became an MLA in 1996 Aldergrove needed another elementary school, had too many portables at Parkside, Aldergrove Elementary and Shortreed. So we went to work to get what became Betty Gilbert School. Now Betty Gilbert is a middle school. Aldergrove Elementary School is closed and Parkside has no more portables. What happened is the population shifted. Back in those days we were talking about closing RE Mountain Secondary School because they didn’t have enough students. Today we’re building a brand new high school in Willoughby and we have built a middle school and two new elementary schools. The shift happened because of development and growth in the area. We’ve seen a maturity in Walnut Grove where that high school had to be expanded two or three times. We had to chase that and it got pretty big.

You never seem to be able to catch up to the curve. It’s a challenge because you don’t “build it and they will come”, you build it when the population comes. It’s when the enrolment grows that you start to adjust your capital plan. It’s been a constant change.

WO: There are many events going on this summer in the Langleys and I am sure you will be at many of them, including Aldergrove Fair Days. What is your favourite part of the event? RC: I’d say the Quick Draw and the Chili Contest. WO: Can you tell us what the Quick Draw is? We have a really good rod and gun club here in Langley and they have two world champions in what they call “Quick Draw”. So they have a special kind of revolver that they load with a plug. Then there’s a stand with a balloon in it that’s rigged to a timer. When the light comes on, you draw the revolver from the holster and shoot. The pressure from the plug pops the balloon and it’s all timed. WO: You have been actively involved in Kinsmen, the Chamber of Commerce, received prestigious

Rotary awards. What advice would you give to young residents who want to get involved in the community but don’t know where to start? RC: Just join something! There’s a new generation coming up that just aren’t Joiners. So groups like Kinsmen and Rotary are waning down in numbers. They’re just not growing at the grass roots level and that’s the same for all of the old service clubs. The thing is, if a community doesn’t have volunteers, things would be really messed up. Events like the International days in August just wouldn’t happen. That’s the way you meet people and it becomes your social life. Otherwise, you’re home, surfing electronics and watching television, living with your kids in a bubble. People don’t get out, kids don’t play the way we did when we were kids. And so the parents don’t really socialize the same way because they aren’t involved in something. Kinsmen was really good for us because, anytime we moved, we made friends instantly. And your kids can be involved too. Take the Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Center; my daughter and my son both swept floors and help with the painting when we were building it as Kinsmen.

We thank Rich for sitting down with us and for welcoming What’s On! Langley to the community.

We met at his office in the Langley Events Centre.

Rich Coleman is Deputy Premier of British Columbia and MLA Fort Langley – Aldergrove. He is also the Minister of Natural Gas Development and the Minister of Housing.

You can reach Rich at: #130 – 7888 200th Street, Langley, BC V2Y 3J4

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The Mentoring Impact... Your Time Makes a Difference! Each year Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada compiles statistics on how each individual agency is performing in comparison to one another. We are happy to share that Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley ranked #1 in all of Canada for match retention, with some of the agency’s matches lasting up to 10 years! Parents/guardians that have children in our programs were surveyed and we had the following results:

• 78% feel their children are more confident • 74% feel their children are happier • 70% feel their children are more positive

It takes a village to raise a child. African proverb Elementary school teacher

“It is heartwarming to see a shy withdrawn child become so animated and joyful with her mentor.” Child

“My big sister is always there for me, I know I can talk to her. She makes me feel wanted” Volunteer

“I’m having so much fun I’m so happy I got involved!”

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Clay Martin, AScT Founder • Infinity Mixed Martial Arts Ltd. Four kids sit cross legged in front of us at the dojo, one is epileptic, two are tired from a long week of school and the fourth, well, she is giggling away with the other three despite having a tooth pulled this morning. They are all oblivious to the adults watching and without prior knowledge there is now no way to tell which of these kids struggles with their health or had a challenging day. When they arrived thirty minutes ago they were all in different moods and at least two seemed annoyed with something. Now, after some team play and some individual physical activity, they are all happy and content. “It’s magic” says one parent. Her son always puts up a struggle when it is time for class, he loves his Minecraft and turning that off always seems to be a world ending event. In fact she says, he stays grumpy the entire drive and for the first few minutes of class. Good

instructors, whether Martial Artists, Baseball Coaches, Swim Instructors etc., they know this struggle. Getting the kids to class is the toughest part. Truth is we as adults know it as well, the only thing tougher than the workout is getting the courage up to get to the workout! The kids know it too, if only sub-consciously. At the end of our 45 minute class the kids are all calm, a little red faced, happy and tired. It is a good feeling and you can tell by the smiles that it was good to let off some steam. All the struggles of the day are forgotten. Homework tonight will be easier because all the spare energy has been burned off. Getting them fed well will be easier too, as one little boy says “I could eat a whole watermelon right now!”… Mmmm, sounds good.

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BBQ Tips from Heritage Meats’ Eugene Vanderberg Tips for BBQ’ing STEAK • Use a dry rub on your meat to enhance its flavor • Don’t smother in Sauce. Use a rub if anything. • Take meat out of the fridge and let it warm up to room temperature before you put it on the BBQ. It will cook faster and more evenly. • Cook approx. 5 minutes on each side • Remove from bbq and cover with an aluminum foil “Tent” for approx. 10 minutes • Enjoy with SIDES – Stuffed Potatoes made fresh in-house are filled with real potato, cheese and sour cream. Salads made fresh every day, just the way you would at home.

Some other great choices for the Summer • CHICKEN – From local farms in the Fraser Valley. We marinade using our own sauces which contain less salt and all natural ingredients like lemon juice and oils. • BISON – Grass fed in the Kamloops area, this meat has less fat, cooks quickly and is less filling for those hot summer days. • SAUSAGE – Made fresh every Thursday and available in store. Cook on low heat.

We take pride in selling only the highest quality products, free of pesticides, growth hormones, antibiotics, fillers or animal by-products. To advertise 778-242-9685 or e-mail 24 Heritage Meats, call 19689 Willowbrook Drive, Langley, B.C. • tel: 604-532-5235 •


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– Art and Ecology – Get outside in the Campbell Valley park exploring nature, making art, listening, observing, walking, singing, gardening, caring for animals, cooking, playing games, laughing and learning.

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Rich Coleman, M.L.A. (Fort Langley – Aldergrove)

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We attended the Thunderbird Showpark Canadian Premier May 21-25, 2014 and the CSI-W** British Columbia Open - May 28-June 1, 2014 What exciting events to get out and watch! We were able to watch the young riders just starting out all the way up to the Grand Prix Riders who competed in the Purica Recovery World Cup Qualifier! Check out http://www. for more information on upcoming events!


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Krause Berry Farms & Estate Winery

Know your farmer, know your food. Any family loves the day at the farm that Krause offers and what better way is there to spend an afternoon eating and enjoying some delicious treats. The corn pizza and custard pie are unreal, but almost certainly the blueberry waffle is king. This isn't your normal U-pick farm. They have a playground for the kids, and a market that sells baked goods. They have donuts and artisan breads that are amazing. They also have cute knick knacks for your kitchen.

have indoor and outdoor seating. The summer months feature entertainment on the weekends. Krause Berry Farms & Estate Winery is a working destination farm with a definite family feel. Eating and enjoying some time with friends on the farm is a must do this summer. The farm is no doubt one of the destination spots in BC right here in Langley¹s backyard. It has everything you need and a few things you may not!!! . It is

the NEWEST, FRESHEST way to shop, Right on the farm!!! Written by Derrick Cvitkovich, What’s on!

The day starts out in the fields where you can pick your own berries. Its fun !!!!! Make sure to bring some sunscreen though. Krause Berry Farms & Estate Winery is a fantastic place to learn about food and wine. They

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What’s Mortgages On! By Kris Grasty


Fixed vs. Variable

Which one is right for you? With an ARM, you only have to pay 3 months interest.

There are positives that lure clients to one or the other and though I am a pro-variable guy personally, each client will have their own preference. They may be more or less tolerant of risk for many different reasons. I know that each client’s needs and overall scenario is unique.

Fixed Rates Come in Different Term Lengths!

To speak on the Variable advantages, now more recognized as an Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM) and then on the Fixed advantages…

Security for the Risk Averse!

ARM is the Statistical Winner!

• 8/10 times Variable is the historical winner and benefits the client over the fixed rates. • Overnight lending rates established by the Bank of Canada see less fluctuation over time as compared to fixed rate offerings which are tied to the bond market. • The Bank of Canada can adjust the rates up to 8 times per year. Since 1996, upward trends have only lasted up to 14 months before a decreasing rate cycle was observed.

ARM Has Flexible Options!

• You can fix your payment higher on contract signing or use prepayment privileges to match the fixed rate payment. • You can lock into a fixed rate should you become rate sensitive.

ARM Exposes You to Lower Penalties!

• 60% of 5 year fixed mortgages are broken at/near the 38 month mark.

• With short term choices such as the 2 and 3 year or longer terms such as 7 and 10 year, there is more out there than just the 5 year fixed!

• Fixed rate mortgages are better for those who cannot tolerate or simply do not want increased risk over the term. • Payments remain the same eliminating the need to worry about rates. • Today’s fixed rates are still at alltime historical lows. One key consideration in going with an ARM is being able to afford the change in payments if they were to happen. Approval for a high ratio ARM or fixed mortgage of less than 5yrs is tighter as you must qualify at the benchmark rate of 5.34% today. This is good on one hand as the approved client has essentially stress tested their mortgage against a near 2% increase but on the other hand it forces some clients and many First Time Homebuyers into a 5 year fixed product.

and what you can be approved for. Short term Fixed and ARM products are generally offered at discounted rates, can save you money and can allow you to make your move sooner and with less exposure to penalties in comparison to a 5yr fixed. Some lenders also offer a 50/50 split product. My recommendation to those that prefer and qualify for the variable is to take the ARM rate but pay as if you had taken the fixed rate compounding the positive effect of your principal prepayment - best of both worlds.

Ultimately the decision is yours; I’m working for you!

Kris Grasty...

I advise clients on stress testing even with a 5 year term.

is a Mortgage Broker with Dominion Lending Centres’ Canadian Mortgage Experts and a member of the MBABC and a Finalist in the 2014 CMA Awards.

In summary, you must weigh your suitability to risk, your future plans

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Summer Party Fun! Sweet Chilli Coconut Skewers

Serves 4 - Preparation time: 1 hour - Cooking time: 20 minutes

Ingredients 165ml can coconut milk 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 tablespoon sweet chilli sauce 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 teaspoon fish sauce 800g / 1.5lbs beef rump steak, trimmed & cut into 2cm cubes

Coconut chilli sauce 1 tablespoon roughly chopped roasted unsalted peanuts 1 tablespoon shredded coconut, toasted 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander leaves 1 bird’s eye chilli, deseeded, finely chopped (optional) 2 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce

Method: Combine coconut milk, sugar, sweet chilli sauce, cinnamon, cardamom, garlic and fish sauce in a non-metallic bowl. Add beef. Toss to make sure the beef is coated with the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, longer if time permits. To make the coconut chilli sauce combine the peanuts, coconut, coriander, chilli, sweet chilli sauce and 3 teaspoons cold water in a bowl. Heat a greased barbecue plate or griddle on medium-high heat. Thread beef onto skewers. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes each side or until browned and cooked through. Drizzle with coconut chilli sauce. Serve with steamed rice, salad and lime wedges.

Healthy Asian-style Chicken Wings Makes about 8-16 chicken wings depending on size. Preparation time: 10 minutes plus 30 minutes marinating time - Cooking time: 45 minutes


1 kg/2 lbs chicken wings 2.5 cm/1 inch fresh ginger, peeled and sliced 4 cloves garlic, peeled and roughly chopped 8 tablespoons soy sauce - 3 tablespoons sake or dry sherry 2 tablespoons sugar - 225g/8oz plain all purpose flour

Method: First make the marinade. Mix the ginger, garlic, soy sauce, sugar and sake or cooking sherry in a bowl. Marinate the chicken wings in this sauce for at least 30 minutes. Make sure all wings are coated and turn a couple of times during the marinating process. Preheat oven to 200C / 400F / Gas Mark 6. Cover a large tray with baking parchment. Place the flour into a shallow bowl then drain the wings of the marinade. Dip each wing carefully into the flour, shake off any excess then place the wings on the prepared tray. Bake skin side up for 15 minutes. Then turn the wings over so that the skin side is down and bake for another 15 minutes. Finally turn skin side up again and bake for a final 15 minutes to make sure they are crispy. Serve with salad on a bed of lettuce leaves.

Home. Town. Spirit. Willoughby Town Centre is the Fraser Valley’s only master planned, inter-generational, pedestrian-oriented, socially active retail, commercial and multi-family development. Forming a vital Centre within Langley Township, and situated in the heart of Willoughby, one of the fastest growing communities in Metropolitan Vancouver.

Developed by Qualico Developments and their Partner, Chow & Li, Willoughby Town Centre will provide a space to fulfill the area’s need for convenient shopping, indoor and outdoor dining, neighbourhood businesses and services and quality multifamily residential housing.

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“This will be a neighbourly place to live and meet up, a place that respects the past, values community, and celebrates the fact that Langley is a great place to live. With its quality homes and commercial space, pedestrian plazas and pleasant walkways, Willoughby Town Centre has something for everyone and is delighted to be a part of the Township of Langley” – Hugh Carter

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