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Spectators invited to check out new dog sporting event in Langley

Spectators invited to check out new dog sporting event in Langley

Langley hosts second-only Canadian mixed-breed dog trials at H.D. Stafford school this weekend.

Spectators invited to check out new dog sporting event in Langley
Ann Marie Walsh (top left) is leading a special kitten yoga program at the Patti Dale Animal Shelter in Aldergrove. Registration fees for the course go directly to the Langley Animal Protection Society. (Kieran O’Connor/Black Press)

Kitten yoga combines cuteness, relaxation at fundraiser for B.C. animal group

Langley City yoga instructor Ann Marie is leading kitten yoga classes to benefit LAPS.

Ann Marie Walsh (top left) is leading a special kitten yoga program at the Patti Dale Animal Shelter in Aldergrove. Registration fees for the course go directly to the Langley Animal Protection Society. (Kieran O’Connor/Black Press)
Taylor Scott believes in being true to herself, and describes herself as a vibrant soul with a lot of passion and energy. (Special to the langley Advance)

Pageant gives Langley woman a platform to speak out

Competition gives 25-year-old a jumping off point for her future as philanthropist and entrepreneur.

Taylor Scott believes in being true to herself, and describes herself as a vibrant soul with a lot of passion and energy. (Special to the langley Advance)
VIDEO: B.C.’s ‘unicycle cowboy’ aspires to be rancher one day

VIDEO: B.C.’s ‘unicycle cowboy’ aspires to be rancher one day

Burklan Johnson has only ridden a horse once, but this unicyclist has big plans to become a cowboy.

VIDEO: B.C.’s ‘unicycle cowboy’ aspires to be rancher one day
Clayton Height’s JoJo Mason and Langley’s Karen Lee Batten are among the country artists performing June 21 during a flood relief fundraiser at Gabby’s. (Special to Black Press)

Country music community plans dual flood relief fundraisers

Langley’s Gabby’s Country Cabaret will be one of two sites for a charity concert on Thursday, June 21.

Clayton Height’s JoJo Mason and Langley’s Karen Lee Batten are among the country artists performing June 21 during a flood relief fundraiser at Gabby’s. (Special to Black Press)
Langley pageant contender a self-proclaimed contradiction in terms

Langley pageant contender a self-proclaimed contradiction in terms

Alice Kim, 19, is one of 27 young women vying for the Miss BC 2018 crown.

Langley pageant contender a self-proclaimed contradiction in terms
The Langley-based Theatre In the Country is taking their show, No Exit, to the provincial competition in Vernon after a regional win at the Theatre BC zones. That includes Joshua Osborne (foreground) who won best actor. (Special to Black Press)

Drama earns local thespians a Vernon trip

Theatre in the Country is off to Theatre BC competition for the first time ever.

The Langley-based Theatre In the Country is taking their show, No Exit, to the provincial competition in Vernon after a regional win at the Theatre BC zones. That includes Joshua Osborne (foreground) who won best actor. (Special to Black Press)
Tiffany Foster, a 33-year-old show jumping rider who hails from Langley, was back home for the Nations Cup Sunday. She was one of only two riders to manage both rounds without a fault. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance)

PHOTOS: Cheering fellow Canadian teammates from the sidelines

Two Langley-based riders suited up for Canada at the Nations Cup show jumping competition Sunday.

Tiffany Foster, a 33-year-old show jumping rider who hails from Langley, was back home for the Nations Cup Sunday. She was one of only two riders to manage both rounds without a fault. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance)
Several Langley athletes medaled earlier this month in the Fraser Valley championships in Abbotsford, some earning a spot at this weekend’s provincials. (Black Press files)

BC High school track championships keep coming back to Langley

There will be 2,400 athletes, 400 coaches, and countless supporters in Langley this weekend.

Several Langley athletes medaled earlier this month in the Fraser Valley championships in Abbotsford, some earning a spot at this weekend’s provincials. (Black Press files)
Kayla Loos and her aunt Andrea Alfoldy do a selfie with the entire crowd at Sunday’s MS Walk in Langley City. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance)

VIDEO: Langley MS Walk is a family affair for many involved

Even the event organizer’s family has been hard hit by the debilitating disease.

Kayla Loos and her aunt Andrea Alfoldy do a selfie with the entire crowd at Sunday’s MS Walk in Langley City. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance)
Doug Penner is a car guy who is four months away from the ‘most important’ of all dates. His 16th birthday, and ultimately acquisition of his first vehicle. But there’s a glitch. It has to be able to accommodate Doug’s power wheelchair. (Theresa Wiebe Photography)

Cruising the Valley and outfitting a ride for Doug

This year’s fundraiser about finding and converting a vehicle for charity ride namesake Doug Penner.

Doug Penner is a car guy who is four months away from the ‘most important’ of all dates. His 16th birthday, and ultimately acquisition of his first vehicle. But there’s a glitch. It has to be able to accommodate Doug’s power wheelchair. (Theresa Wiebe Photography)
ON STAGE: Time to clean up, company is coming

ON STAGE: Time to clean up, company is coming

A Langley theatre group is once again hosting the regional community theatre competitions this week.

ON STAGE: Time to clean up, company is coming
Last year’s inaugural Fort Langley Beer & Food Festival was a sell out. Organizers expect the same this year, even with more people allowed in. (Jelly Marketing photo/Special to the Black Press)

Serving up beer, food, and axes in Fort Langley orchard

Close to 3,000 expected to pay homage to craft beer, food, and music Saturday.

Last year’s inaugural Fort Langley Beer & Food Festival was a sell out. Organizers expect the same this year, even with more people allowed in. (Jelly Marketing photo/Special to the Black Press)
LISTEN: Glimpsing the Valley’s past through a Langley man’s podcast

LISTEN: Glimpsing the Valley’s past through a Langley man’s podcast

The third installment will air Wednesday morning on an Abbotsford radio station.

LISTEN: Glimpsing the Valley’s past through a Langley man’s podcast
Dallas Smith just finished a performance at the Grand Ole Opry, and is gearing up for a tribute concert for Humboldt later this month. (Special to Black Press)

Country musicians unite to help Humboldt Broncos family

Langley’s Dallas Smith, and former Langleyite Chad Brownlee, are performing a benefit concert.

Dallas Smith just finished a performance at the Grand Ole Opry, and is gearing up for a tribute concert for Humboldt later this month. (Special to Black Press)
Good Vibes is scribed across Andrew Dobbie’s racing helmet. The Formula Ford driver kicks off his second-season of racing this weekend in Mission. (Brent Martin photo)

Season two opens for Langley racing rookie

Andrew Dobbie feels it’s safer driving on the track than in morning commute.

Good Vibes is scribed across Andrew Dobbie’s racing helmet. The Formula Ford driver kicks off his second-season of racing this weekend in Mission. (Brent Martin photo)
First-of-its-kind cat centre opens to Lower Mainland felines

First-of-its-kind cat centre opens to Lower Mainland felines

An opening ceremony is underway for a new feline intake facility at Aldergrove’s animal shelter.

First-of-its-kind cat centre opens to Lower Mainland felines
Tamara was excited to learn her cat, Tweak, was still alive and well when she showed up at LAPS after 10 years. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Feline reunion a decade in the making

Langley Animal Protection Society staff were overjoyed to reunite a cat and owner after 10 years.

Tamara was excited to learn her cat, Tweak, was still alive and well when she showed up at LAPS after 10 years. (Special to the Langley Advance)
An “extremely infectious” virus is killing rabbits, so animal owners are being warned to take precautions. Marina Hebert is a volunteer with the Aldergrove-based Small Animal Rescue Society. This is a picture of one of her bunnies, Ana. (Christopher Orr photo)

Lower Mainland based rabbit rescue pleads for foster homes

The Langley-centred Small Animal Rescue Society needs foster families to take new bunnies.

An “extremely infectious” virus is killing rabbits, so animal owners are being warned to take precautions. Marina Hebert is a volunteer with the Aldergrove-based Small Animal Rescue Society. This is a picture of one of her bunnies, Ana. (Christopher Orr photo)
Langley’s own Team Tardi (a.k.a. Team Canada) did it again, winning two more games at the world juniors in Scotland today, and advancing to the semi-finals tomorrow against the U.S. (Richard Gray/World Curling Federation)

Lower Mainland’s Team Tardi advances to the semis in world junior curling fight

Victories today against Russia and Germany secured the Canadian team chance to battle U.S. again.

Langley’s own Team Tardi (a.k.a. Team Canada) did it again, winning two more games at the world juniors in Scotland today, and advancing to the semi-finals tomorrow against the U.S. (Richard Gray/World Curling Federation)