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Thursday, 19 December 2013

Do you have a New Year's resolution yet? Starting January 1st locally in Aldergrove.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Last time to see Santa and taste wine at Mann Farms!

Swap Kids Murrayville Hall Langley, BC

January 12 Hosted by The Heart Link Network Melissa Parkes 604-996-4383 We have 50 tables At: Murrayville Hall January 12th Cost for table: $20 for personal table, $30 for businesses , $40 for personal and business table Time: 2:00pm to 5:00pm Location: 21667 48 Ave, Langley, British Columbia V3A 3M9 Entry: $1 for Adults, Kids will be offered Free Entry *If booking Your Business, email to confirm your Business Table is available Booked Tables: Young Living Essential Oils, Thrieve, ACE, Norwex, Younique Products, Jamberry Nails, Pampered Chef, South Hill Designs. Clothing Swap tables – $20 Selling New or Used Clothing or Toys Business Table – $30 1 per business category (Younique Products, Tupperware)

Heritage Holiday at the Fort

December 21 - January 5
Get away from the holiday bustle and make memories with your family and friends at the fort! Enjoy a traditional holiday atmosphere, crafts, and children's activities. (Closed Dec 25, 26, Jan 1st). Regular admission fees apply; free for annual pass holders.


The holiday season is a perfect time to get together with your family and friends…so why not come together to celebrate it with us! 
Just follow the candy cane lane to Santa’s workshop and his elves will be there to show you some holiday crafts, have story time, paint your face up and maybe you will get to see a couple of Santa’s reptile creatures…I think I heard a spiny-tailed lizard might be showing off his stuff and more creatures… but you have to come by to see.
And did I forget to tell you – the most important man of the season will also be there “SANTA” himself in his workshop. You will have an opportunity to sit on his lap, tell him everything you want for Christmas and also have your picture taken with him.
Santa’s workshop is open on December 14, 15, 21 and 22 from 10 am – 3 pm.
The Safari Express Christmas Train will also be operating daily from December 14th through January 5th, unless there are extreme weather conditions (excluding December 25th as we will be closed). 
And later you need to go visit Santa’s reindeer's in the North American section, who are preparing for their big trip this year. 
Guided North American walking tours will also take place from the Cougar enclosure starting December 26 until January 5th. Please check welcome board upon arrival for times. 
**If you bring along an unwrapped toy or a can of dog or cat food, you will receive $1 off general admission. The proceeds of your generous donations will go towards, the Salvation Army in Aldergrove and LAPS (Langley Animal Protection Society).

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Aldergrove Elk's Community Children's 19th Annual Christmas Celebration on December 14th

Guess who is coming to town? Bring the whole family for a free breakfast with Santa on December 14th at the Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Centre. Offered in partnership with Rich Coleman - M.L.A. Fort Langley/Aldergrove, and Aldergrove Neighborhood Services.

Monday, 2 December 2013

Our Next BIG Aldergrove
Event: Christmas 'Light up' Parade -
Saturday 6:00 pm DECEMBER 14, 2013

This annual event is held at 6PM on the second Saturday of December. The parade route runs along the Fraser Highway through downtown Aldergrove. There is also carol singing and free hot chocolate. The Walter Levy trophy is presented to the home decorating contest winners.

READ MORE and REGISTER a space by completing a Christmas 'Light up' Parade

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Pancake Breakfast with Santa

December 14
Time: 9am - 11am
Where: Backyard Vineyards (3033 - 232nd Street, Langley, BC)

Cost: $8 per child and $10 per adult Reservations required Ho, ho, ho! Santa is coming to Backyard Vineyards. Join us for this festive family event for children and adults alike. Bring the whole family for a morning filled with food, crafts, story time and a visit from the jolly one himself! It’s a perfect way to celebrate this magical time of year! We will be serving pancakes, sausages, fruit and juice. Adults will also have their choice of orange juice, mulled spiced wine or a Mimosa. Each child will leave with a gift from Santa. This event is to benefit the Langley Food Bank. Please bring non-perishable food items for donation. If you are interested in volunteering for this event please contact us at 604.539.9463.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Lower Mainland Annual Toy & Product Fair AND Child Day 2013

Start your Christmas shopping early at this one stop shopping opportunity! Unique and innovative
gifts for children of all ages and abilites with over 50 exhibitors.
Admission & Child minding by donation.
Date: November 27, 2013
Time : 1:00 - 7:00 pm 
Location: The Coast Hotel & Convention Centre 20393 Fraser Highway, Langley
Show your Smile Fundraiser: Your child's photo may be chosen to appear on the cover of
Westcoast Families Magazine. Photos by donation to Langley CDC ($15 per child; $25 per family)

Mommies N Munchkins Fair

Friday, 22 November 2013

Canucks Red Light Hockey Party

23 November 2013
Join us for the Canucks Red Light Hockey Party.
Promo Girls will be handing out beverage samples
A lucky Winner + 3 friends will get a VIP experience at the Red Light Party – reserved table, $200 GC at the bar, and swag.

Party Giveaways

  • 3 Red Lights (1 per period)
  • 15 Pairs of Canucks tickets!!
Seating in the Glacier Lounge is first come, first served. Please arrive early as seating is limited.
Glacier Lounge.  7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Pacquiao vs Rios

23 November 2013
Join us as Manny Pacquiao takes on Brandon Rios. 
Seating in the Glacier Lounge is first come, first served. Please arrive early as seating is limited.
Glacier Lounge.  6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Kal Mollison

22 November 2013
Cascades Casino Resort is proud to present Kal Mollison performing in Glacier Bar & Lounge on Friday & Saturday evening.
Glacier Lounge. 10:30PM – 1:30AM

Wes Barker

29 November 2013
Cascades Casino Resort is proud to present Wes Barkerperforming in Glacier Bar & Lounge on Friday evening.
Glacier Lounge. 10:30PM – 1:30AM

Have you experienced this great Store yet?

Well Seasoned Open House

DECEMBER 4 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

We have more than a dozen of our local artisan food producers attending, cooking, and sampling product. There will be great discounts, draws, and prizes. A great opportunity to try something new, stock up for holiday entertaining and do a little Christmas shopping!
- See more at:

Thursday, 21 November 2013

West Coast Christmas Show & Marketplace - Tradex Abbotsford

November 22- 24, 2013

Show Times:
        Friday        11:00 am to 9:00 pm
        Saturday    10:00 am to 6:00 pm
        Sunday      10:00 am to 5:00 pm

        General                    $6.00 at the door $5.00 online
        Seniors (65+)            $5.00 at the door $4.00 online
        Youth (13-16)           Free
        Child (12 & under)      Free*

    Taxes are included in all prices;
    *Children must be accompanied by adults;
    For group rates (16 or more), please contact us
    Free re-admission all three days with hand stamp.
    Coat check and/or parcel check sponsored by Meals on Wheels.

FREE courtesy of the show producers

Tis the season to be jolly…
Deck the halls with boughs of holly…

The West Coast Christmas Show is Western Canada's leading Holiday Season Show that brings together under one roof Holiday gifts, fancy foods, personal services, decor ideas, festive seminars and culinary presentations by Food Network superstar Anna Olson.

Entering through the display of fully decorated Christmas trees in the Festival of Trees to the sounds of Christmas music performed by local musicians, visitors will discover amongst  the many exhibits new ideas and products for hliday gift shopping, entertaining and home decorating.  Amongst the many exhibits visitors will find holiday gifts from around the world, jewelry & accessories, toys, specialty foods, condiments, seasonings, candy/sweets along with unique and hard to find gift items both from artisans as well as unique manufacturers.

For more information contact the show manager at:
        Executive Event Production Inc.
        Heather Angeard
        fax: 604-576-8853

Or visit their website at:



Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Langley Community Chorus Presents:

Boughs, Bows and Bells

Evening Concert - 7:30 pm - Saturday, November 23rd, 2013 at 
Willoughby Christian Reformed Church
20525 72nd Avenue, Langley, BC

Afternoon Matinee - 3:00 pm - Sunday, December 1st at 

St. Dunstan's Anglican Church,
3025 264 Street, Aldergrove, BC

Afternoon Matinee - 3:00 pm - Sunday, December 8th at 

Sharon United Church,
21562 Old Yale Road, Langley, BC

TICKETS: Adult $15 - Students $10 - Under 6 Free

Available at the door 30 minutes before Concert or from Chorus Members for more info

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

AGM - November 24th

The Aldergrove Recreation and Pool Society Annual AGM will be held at the Aldergrove Legion on Sunday November the 24th from 3-4pm. On the Agenda will be the presentation of the Societies Financial reports as well as the election/re-election of executive council members.
Some members of the executive council are stepping down. Therefore these positions will need to be filled. However as with any society, all positions are up for election. If you feel you can make a contribution to our efforts, please make your voice heard and step up. The effort to get a pool year-round indoor pool into Aldergrove is far from over. Recent changes and revelations at the township level have kept things interesting.
Remember that only card holding society members will be eligible to vote in the upcoming election, but anyone who is willing to become a member is eligible to stand up for election. If you are standing up for election, please have a short introductory speech prepared, but please keep it to under 5 minutes as we want to keep the meeting short.

Hope to see you there!

Anyone can attend.  If you want to be elected onto the board or if you want voting priviledges then you need to be a member.  Memberships will be available at the meeting and it is $5 for the year.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Singing contest like no other in Vancouver ! (Actually Aldergrove and Langley)
Offering Cash for top singers and Prizes for every Vocalist entered!
to Enter!
You can tryout as many times as you like you only register once!

$2.00 from every entry goes to support Movember !
         Every one who enters
Will be entered into the Prize Draw with over $1000.oo in prize give aways!

3 weeks of elimination rounds start November 7
Tryout at :
Walnut Grove pub (20470 88 ave Langley BC)
Thursday November 7,14.21
Friday November 8,15,22
Saturday at The Fox and Hound Pub (26444 32 Ave, Aldergrove, BC)
November 9,16,23
***semi final @ Walnut Grove Pub November 29th**
Finalist will be Judged November 30th At The Walnut Grove Pub
Top Vocalists win Cash
all registered are eligable to win from the prize draw
November 23/2013 - Parkside Craft Fair in the gym 10am - 3pm - Do you have your own home based business? Are you a crafter who wants to showcase your wares? Rent a table for $25 by emailing one vendor per product. Our craft fair will receive extensive advertising leading up to the event to promote a high attendance. Food demos are also scheduled throughout the fair!! We will also have a "Craft Corner" where children of all ages can make their own craft for $2 each. ALSO, if you are a Parkside student, show off your crafti-ness for FREE (limited tables available to our young entrepreneurs). 

Parkside Centennial Elementary
3300 270th Street
Aldergrove, BC V4W 3H2

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Simonds Elementary Annual Christmas Craft Sale
November 23rd to 24th, 10am till 4pm
20190 48th Ave Langley B.C.

Friday, 15 November 2013 is proud to announce our new "Featured Local Business of the Month", Apocalypse Training and  Fitness!

Are you ready for a new kind of gym? One that actually wants you to show up everyday,not just pay your dues and we never see you again! Well  If you were waiting for a sign.....this is it!We are Not just another run of the mill club. We are the only club in the lower mainland to offer a full gym plus a full boot-camp cross-training facility in one spot!! One side of our club uses machines and one side builds them! You can just join for the classes or you can join to have access to IT ALL!
We're located at: #30-26157B 262 street, Aldergrove, B.C. 604-381-0065

Contact to be our next featured local business!

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Still things going on at out local Aldergrove Library!


Knitting Circle Thursday, Sep 5th - Thursday, Dec 19th
First and third Thursday of the month
Aldergrove Library
Registration required for this program.
Pack up your yarn project and head to the library! Spend a few hours with other adult knitters who love to share ideas, techniques, and conversation.

Adult Book Club Monday, Sep 30th - Monday, Nov 25th
Last Monday of the month
Aldergrove Library
Registration required for this program.
Join a book club that is no afternoon snooze! Book club titles will be chosen by club members and discussed each month.


School Agers' Book Club Thursday, Sep 5th - Thursday, Dec 5th
First Thursday of the month
Aldergrove Library
Registration required for this program.
Each month kids in grades 3 to 6 can join us to explore a great read. Sessions will consist of a book discussion, fun activities related to the book's theme, time exploring new titles, and enjoying snacks.
Family Storytime Wednesday, Sep 18th - Wednesday, Dec 4th
Aldergrove Library
Registration required for this program.
Introduce kids to the love of books and language with Storytime! Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and more. Storytime prepares children to learn to read. Please note that there will be no Storytime on October 23 and 30.

Abbotsford Community Library

Sunday, 10 November 2013

23rd Annual Christmas in Williams Park

23rd Annual Christmas in Williams Park - Scenic Drive Thru

Get in the spirit of the holidays when you drive thru the magical setting of Williams Park.
Date and
December 2 - 12
5:30 - 9:00pm
Place:Williams Park
68 Avenue & 238 Street
Cost:By donation

23rd Annual Christmas in Williams Park - Walk & Celebrate Come

celebrate the holidays with your family and friends in the magical setting of Williams Park.
Date and
December 13 & 14
6:00 - 9:00pm
Place:Williams Park
68 Avenue & 238 Street
Cost:By donation

More Information

Recreation, Culture, and Parks Division
Sports day in Canada!

The Township of Langley is hosting its annual Try It! Fair on Sports Day in Canada in partnership with the Langley Events Centre, Pacific Sport, and the City of Langley.

Come out to try a variety of different sports and activities. Go to school?  Get your class to pose in jerseys on Jersey Day, November 29.  Bring a copy of the photo with you to the Try It! Fair and enter to win a prize for your school.

For more information on the event visit  or call 604.533.6086.

Date:Saturday, November 30
Time:11:00am - 2:00pm
Place:Langley Events Centre 7888 200 Street Building B
Come join us.

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Mark this on your Calendar!

Sesame Street Live in #Abbotsford - Elmo Makes Music

December 14 and 15, 2013
Sesame Street Live "Elmo Makes Music" is coming to Abbotsford! When the new music teacher's instruments go missing, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird, and more come to the rescue and discover instruments they never knew existed. Children learn that everyone can make and enjoy beautiful music together! Get the ultimate fan experience with Sunny seats!

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Upcoming ASW Events
Friday Nov 8 Abbotsford Arts Centre 8pm
Friday Nov 15 Ridge Meadows Seniors Centre, Maple Ridge 8pm
Friday Nov 29 Cloverdale Fairgrounds 8pm
Saturday Nov 30 Vedder Middle School, Chilliwack

All Star Wrestling

Friday, 1 November 2013


wow, I love orchids, do you? Come out to #Langley this weekend for the annual World of Orchids show & sale! Details:

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Last day! Here in #Aldergrove for #Halloween 


October 26, 27, & 31 - Join us for Boo at the Zoo on October 26, 27, & 31!  

Meet a "Creepy Crawly" in the Vivarium at 11:00 am and join us in the Animalasium Learning Centre at 11:30 am to make a Halloween craft!
Don't forget, free admission into the Zoo for children (12 years and under) when they come dressed in a Halloween costume!

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Ladies Night in Aldergrove!

Saturday, November 2, 2013, 4:30 till 9:00 fashion show starts at 6:30

%15 off fashion and hardware? Hardware?? No wardrobe malfunctions that night!

Food, Prizes, and more!

Tickets just $10
Tickets available at General Office and Ladies Wear till.
Proceeds to: Relay for Life Cancer Fund and Otter Staff Community Fund.

3650 248 STREET • 604 856-2517

Monday, 28 October 2013

Girls night out!

Girls Night @ The Museum Goes Vintage
Girls just wanna have FUN! Bring your friends and enjoy inspiring local art, delectable treats by Milestones and Thrify Foods, some vino, music, amazing local artisan vendors/designers and vintage style fun. All in support of The Reach.

The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford
32388 Veterans Way
Abbotsford, BC V2T 0B3

Friday November 1, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
The Abbotsford Arts Council is excited to announce the return of the Christmas Artisan Gift Fair & Small Painting Show, to be held October 29 - December 21 at the Kariton Art Gallery! The Christmas Artisan Gift Fair is an eight week initiative of the Abbotsford Arts Council to provide the City of Abbotsford a unique place to buy one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers, while, at the same time, impart support and recognition for local artisans.
All artisan gifts featured in the fair will be original, locally-handmade artwork including pottery, woven and painted scarves, jewelry, clothing, woodwork, sculpture, and much more. The entire gallery space will be dedicated to selling artisan crafts and small paintings for the duration of the fair and open during the Kariton Gallery’s regular opening hours.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Langley Olympians Swim Club are currently offering a FREE MONTH of swimming (just pay $36 Swim BC insurance fee), limitations apply.  As long as you can swim 25 metres (1 length of the pool) and are comfortable in deep water, you are welcome to come along.  Programs offered at Walnut Grove and WC Blair pools to children aged 5 – 17 years.  Please call 604-532-5257 or visit the website
“Thank-You for Caring” – A Christmas Tea:  Hosted by Debbie Froese & Jean Schaffer, Sunday, November 17th, 2013, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., Cascades Casino Resort, Cascades Ballroom, 20393 Fraser Highway, Langley, B.C.  All proceeds will support the Langley Christmas Bureau.  Ticket price $25 per person.  Buy 10 tickets to reserve your very own table!  Wear your finest Hat or Fascinator (Optional) Tickets available at: Frosting Cupcakery – 20411 Fraser Highway, Langley; JD Farms – 24726 – 52 Ave, Langley; Langley Christmas Bureau (Opening November 1st) – 20560 Fraser Highway, Langley; Birthplace of BC Gallery – 9054 Glover Road, Fort Langley; Ella’s – 4070 – 200 Street, Langley; UPS Store – 505 – 8840 – 210 Street, Walnut Grove
Date night with JOHN McDERMOTT?


John McDermott can recall the precise moment when he realized that giving up his day job and making singing his full-time career had been the right decision. That moment came at 8 pm on October 5th, 1993 at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium in Halifax as he walked on stage to a full house and a thunderous East Coast welcome.  It was his first concert with his own band, and he was received with such wild encore-inducing enthusiasm the concert turned into a 4 hour marathon.  John was hooked!

Now, 20 years and more than 25 albums later, John McDermott is internationally renowned as both a recording star and champion of veterans’ causes, which includes his foundation McDermott House Canada.

In Concert, whether he is sharing the stage with a stellar group of musical friends or touring the world as part of the famed Three Irish Tenors, McDermott continues to enchant audiences with his beautiful tenor voice and sensitive renditions.  Though time and travel have introduced him to a wealth of new material and experiences, he manages to incorporate that diversity into his performances, while retaining the charm and humour that endeared him to audiences from the beginning.  For this 20th Anniversary Tour - a two decade retrospective - McDermott will highlight a variety of songs from his early recordings through his latest releases.

Tickets:  $47.50    from the Chilliwack Cultural Centre Box Office
by phone: (604) 391-7469      online:  WWW.CHILLIWACKCULTURALCENTRE.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013


Abbotsford Shriners host
the All New Variety Show
Saturday, December 7th
2:00 pm

Monday, 21 October 2013

Did you know of the best deal in town?  Shopping for din without the kids!

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Date night? try Friday Night Flights

Friday Night Flights
October 25, 2013 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
3 Hours (Repeats Every 7 Days Until October 25, 2013)
For the month of October join us on Friday nights from 5 to 8 pm for a wine flight and food pairing. Take off with a red, white or mixed wine flight, which includes three 2 oz. pours of our favourite Backyard creations, each paired with a cheese & charcuterie plate. Whether you are stopping in on your way home from work or making us your main event, we hope to see you here! $13 per wine flight and food pairing. No reservation required.
Backyard Vineyards3033 - 232nd Street, Langley, BC

Vancouver LEGO Games

Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT) Langley Event Centre

Langley, BC

Fraser Valley Wine Tasting Festival

November 2

This Fraser Valley event has grown to be a "must attend evening". Treat yourself to an evening of food and wine sampling - over 160 wines from around the world. Net proceeds to Langley community projects and charities, with this year's major beneficiary, being the Focus Foundation of British Columbia.
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Place: Willowbrook Shopping Centre, Langley BC - 19705 Fraser Highway Langley, BC V3A 7E9 (Via the West Entrance) Admission Ticket Includes: • food from Langley's finest restaurants • scrumptious hors d'oeuvres – hot & cold • redeemable for 5 tasting tickets For Tickets: • Buy Online • 604-202-0364 or Tickets also available at the Customer Service Centre at Willowbrook Shopping Centre.


Come celebrate in style with the Fraser Valley Event Planning Association at our Autumn Feast Masquerade, Dinner & Trade Show! On October 29th, join FVEPA at the Cascade Casino Resort and Convention Centre for the event industry’s premier networking event in the Fraser Valley.  Connect with event planners and event industry vendors while enjoying dinner, a trade show and a silent auction.

Fitness in Aldergrove

Did you know?  I  sure didn't! Look at all the drop in fitness programs here in Aldergrove!
Wow! Look at all the skating we can do! Affordable and healthy, lace em' up!
Looking for a good meal? Help support our Aldergrove Legion!
Family event at Tradex! Indoor fun for the whole family November 16th and 17th!

Weekend getaway?

Experience a different type of BREW-haha at the Harrison Beer Fest! Sample BC's best craft brews. Oct 25- 26.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Easy peazy Fish Tacos!

Basic Fish Tacos

  • 2  snapper fillets
  • some lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • butter for frying fish
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 small head of green or red cabbage or some ice berg lettuce
  • 1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 6 to 8 soft (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • Sliced avocado, for garnish (optional)
  • Guacamole, for garnish (optional)
  • Salsa, for garnish (optional)
  • Sour cream, for garnish (optional)
  • Hot sauce, for garnish (optional)
  1. fry fish until crispy brown with butter, cumin, and chili powder. 
  2. Combine the cabbage, onion, and cilantro in a large bowl and squeeze a lime half over it.
  3. Warm the tortillas by heating a medium frying pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 tortilla at a time, flipping to warm both sides, about 5 minutes total. Wrap the warm tortillas in a clean dishcloth and set aside while you prepare the fish.