Tourism Langley

The Cranberry Festival draws upwards of 50,000 visitors to the charming area of    Fort Langley every October.

 

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Festivals and Events

Whether it is the rich heritage of the people, or the bounty of the harvest, every season provides a reason to celebrate in Langley.

                                        

Tourism Langley

Experience good times at the many festivals and events held year round in Langley. Watch the arts and culture come alive at the annual Cranberry Festival in October, or the International Festival in August. The spirit of the community really shines on special occasions whether Langley is celebrating Canada or the Magic of Christmas. Mark your calendar, and come celebrate with us!

Upcoming Events 

Murrayville Library Art Show

April 3 - April 30
April 3 to April 30 The Murrayville Library Art Club exhibits their spring paintings this month. Come to the opening reception Thursday April 3 to meet the artists. Light refreshments provided. Murrayville Library 22071 48 Avenue Langley Phone 604-533-0339

Photos with the Easter Bunny

April 4 - April 19
April 4-19, hop on down to Willowbrook Shopping Centre to have your child’s photo taken with the Easter Bunny. Every child that visits the Bunny will receive a free eco-friendly gift (while quantities last). Easter Bunny Hours: Friday - Tuesday: 11am to 6pm and Wednesday and Thursday: 11am to 8pm. Partial proceeds from photos in support of the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada. Visit shopwillowbrook.com to find out about the FastPass payment option which reduces photo wait line time and offers convenient online ordering and for more information on Easter hours.

April Chamber Dinner Meeting

April 15
Come see special guest speaker Hon. Rich Coleman (Deputy Premier, Minister of Natural Gas Development, Minister Responsible for Housing, MLA Fort-Langley - Aldergrove) give a presentation on how "LNG Builds Jobs for BC Families". Time: 5:00 pm registration/networking 6:30 pm dinner/presentation Cost: $35.00 + GST for Members, and $50.00 + GST for Non-Members. The deadline to register is Friday, April 11, 2014. Don't miss out! Contact Melissa at the Chamber office to reserve your seat.

Yuk Yuk's on Tour - Comedy Show

April 17
Join us Thursday April 17 for Yuk Yuk’s On Tour featuring Sam Easton, Jonathon Cole and Garrett Quinton. Tickets are only $10+tax and are available at Casino Guest Services. Doors at 6:30pm | Show at 7:30pm The Summit Theatre at 6:30PM! 20393 Fraser Highway, Langley, BC 604-530-2211 for more details

Easter on the Farm

April 18
Come on down to the farm this Easter Long Weekend and visit with all our animal friends, there will be babies galore! Then hop on a hayride up through the bush and past the creek, seeing what the farm looks like in the spring season. And new this year will be a Farm Scavenger Hunt - follow the clues around the farmyard to find your prize. We are excited for you to try it out! Concession will be open (with our own homegrown Sausages - delicious!). Admission is $6 per person. **CASH ONLY PLEASE** 24990 84th Ave. Langley. Aldor Acres Family Farm.

Wine Flight Fridays

April 18 - May 30
Join us at Backyard Vineyards on Friday nights from 5 to 8 pm for a wine flight and food pairing. Take off with a red or white wine flight, which includes three 2 oz. pours of our favourite Backyard creations, each perfectly matched with a delicious food pairing. $16 per wine flight and food pairing. No reservation required. WHERE: Backyard Vineyards – 3033 232nd St., Langley, BC, 604.539.9463

Mommies & Munchkins Fair 2014

April 19
Join us for the 2014 Mommies N Munchkins Fair! We will be coming to South Langley! This event is for families in the Lower Mainland and will feature an expansive variety of vendors, entertainment, fabulous PRIZES and excellent cuisine! 10am-4pm COME HAVE SOME EASTER FUN WITH US! Don't have kids...not to worry! Everyone is welcome....loads of fantastic gifts to buy for the little ones in your life.

Vancouver Stealth vs Philadelphia Wings

April 19
On April 19th at 7 PM, the Vancouver Stealth pro lacrosse team will take on the Philadelphia Wings at the Langley Events Centre. The first 1000 fans to bring a non-perishable food item will receive a re-usable Stealth bag.

Pet Pictures With the Eater Bunny

April 19
Location: Cedar Rim Nursery 7024 Glover Road, Langley BC Times: 4pm - 5pm & 6pm - 7pm. Bring in your pets and have their picture taken with our friendly Cedar Rim Easter bunny. All proceeds go to the Langley Animal Protection Society (LAPS).

Save the Bunnies: Charity Easter Egg Hunt

April 20
Celebrate spring! Join us this Easter Sunday for our annual Easter Celebration at our picturesque south Langley winery. Have fun with the whole family with an Easter Egg Hunt in the vineyard as well as Easter goodies in support of the Small Animal Rescue Society (formerly BC Rabbit Rescue). Bring a picnic and enjoy brunch in the the vineyards. Take in the live music and a glass of wine or two while the kids frolic for the afternoon. Remember to bring some carrots for Cucumber and the other bunnies from the Rescue Society who are hopping over to join us for the day… Bring blankets & chairs, as seating is limited. It is cash only for the charity Easter sweets. RSVP info and more details to come shortly… Time: Sunday April 20th: 11 am to 4 pm Cost: TBD

Eggstreme Easter at the Zoo

April 20
Are you looking for some Eggstreme fun this Easter! Hop on down to the Zoo for Bunny talks, face painting, Easter Crafts and to see the Easter Bunny from 12-2 pm!

Easter Golden Egg Hunt and Scavenger Hunt

April 20
Time: 10 am-2 pm Cost: $4 ~ Please register by calling 604.539.9463 Get EGGcited about Easter! Join us for Backyard Vineyard’s inaugural Easter golden egg hunt, scavenger hunt and craft event. Easter egg hunts put the fun into Easter and do we have some fun in store for you!! Children of all ages are invited to search through the vines for coloured eggs and if your little bunny eaters are looking for something a little more challenging then we also have a scavenger hunt that fits the bill (suitable for older children). Children will search high and low for hidden items—everything from coloured feathers to clothes pins. For the grand prize, find the elusive golden egg, hidden somewhere within the vineyard. Bring your Easter basket or make one at our craft table. Every child will receive an Easter gift for participating in the hunt. Join us for lunch and enjoy a Panini from our new Spring menu. This spring’s fundraising event will benefit the Langley Child Development Centre. Langley Child Development Centre is a not-for-profit organization that was formed by parents and professionals to provide a range of support services required to help children and youth who have special needs to achieve their physical, intellectual and emotional potential. For more information on Langley CDC please visit www.langleycdc.com. Where: Backyard Vineyards (3033-232nd St., Langley,BC, 604.539.9463)

Easter Egg Hunt at the Fort Langley National Historic Site

April 20
Don your Easter bonnets for our 2nd Annual Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the Fort, where every child, ages 16 and under, will receive a treat after completing their Scavenger Hunt adventure. The hunt will take place around the grounds within the fort walls all day from 10am to 5pm. For children ages 5 and under, a special Easter Egg Hunt will take place at 11am, 1pm and 3pm sharp – be sure to arrive early at the Visitor Centre to ensure you do not miss the start of the scramble. Parka – our Parks Canada mascot, fluffy bunnies and baby chicks will make an appearance! Regular admission fees apply; free for annual pass holders.

Mexican Fiesta with Chef Alan Dee

April 22
Ole! This is going to be a fun class. We are very excited to have Chef Alan back in the Well Seasoned kitchen after a long hiatus. His great recipes, fresh energy and common sense style will make Mexican food more approachable than ever. You will be serving these dishes at dinner parties on the deck all summer! Frijoles Charros – smoky beans with pork, Mexican style served with fresh warm tortillas Chicken in Green Peanut Sauce Zucchini with Poblano Chilies Shrimp Tacos in Mole Sauce with Spicy Pineapple Salsa Cactus Paddles with Cheese

Chef Dez is In Love with Pork! (Fresh BC Pork!)

April 23
Pork is a very popular meal option that gives chicken a run for its money. Come learn some great new pork dishes from someone who is love with pork – Chef Dez! Tonight we will journey into the realm of everything pig with the following menu: Bacon & Strawberry Salads, Cajun Pork Tenderloin Bruschetta, Apricot Pecan Pork Chops and last but not least – Dez’s famous recipe of Drunken Pig (a whole lot of pork in a whole lot of wine). In this class we serve only BC Pork from Johnston’s Fresh Quality in Chilliwack #shoplocal

Open Late for Business: Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation

April 24
Join us for a baby shower to welcome the newest arrival at Langley Memorial Hospital – the Vandekerkhove Family Maternity Centre! Time; 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Join Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation for the afternoon for a sneak peek at our new Vandekerkhove Family Maternity Centre. The Foundation has just completed our 5.3 million campaign to expand and renovate maternity services at Langley Memorial Hospital. Our Mission: By encouraging partnerships and charitable giving, Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation increases the community’s pride, influence and ownership of healthcare services delivered at Langley Memorial Hospital and in the community. Join us for an evening of networking, tours and shower games: • Drive to the Main Entrance to receive your complementary parking pass from the LMH VolunTeens. • After parking, enter through the hospital main entrance where you will be greeted by one of our friendly volunteers • Take a tour of the newly expanded maternity unit and new maternity clinic • Meet Vivian Smith, CFRE, LMHF Executive Director, Rick McMullan, Chair, LMHF Board of Directors, Mark Omelaniec, Chair, It All Starts Here Maternity Expansion Campaign, LMH physician and administration leadership • Enjoy complimentary appetizers and refreshments • Try a selection of cupcakes by Traceycakes Bakery Café • Participate in fun shower games for a chance to win great prizes, courtesy of Stickey’s Candy and don’t forget to enter the business card draw!

Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation Seminar: Are You Prepared?

April 24
CASL comes into force on July 1st, giving businesses just 3 months to bring their marketing and sales processes into compliance. It allows for stiff penalties (up to $10 Million) for non-compliance, and leaves officers and directors vulnerable to personal liability in the event of a breach. If you use the internet to communicate with prospects, partners or customers, this workshop is for you. You will learn: > What CASL is > What the penalties are and how they will be assessed. > What types of communication will be allowed. > What you must stop doing & what you need to change The Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation Seminar to help ensure our business community has the knowledge and tools they need to prepare for the deadline. Contact the Chamber office for more information.

The Wizard of Oz

April 24 - May 3
April 24 - May 3 Langley Fundamental Middle and Secondary School proudly presents the "Wizard of Oz". The Wizard of Oz follows the story of Dorothy, a young girl who has an "out of this world" experience when she falls into the mysterious Land of Oz. As she tries to find the way back to her home in Kansas, she meets up with a scarecrow without a brain, a tin man missing a heart, a lion lacking courage, and a witch who will stop at nothing to prevent her from reaching the only one who may be able to help: the Wizard of Oz! The performances feature a full stage with special effects, massive set and costume changes, solo and ensemble singing, and a really cute dog playing Toto! Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Land of Oz! Eight performances running from April 24 - 26, and May 1 - 3, 7pm nightly, with additional matinees (1pm) on Saturdays. All performances are at the school (21250 42nd Ave, Langley). Prepaid Admission: $12 general, $10 child/senior ($15 and $12 at the door). Matinees: $2 off regular prices. Refreshments & merchandise available at all performances.

Simple Cures with Chef Karen Barnaby

April 25
Food curing dates back to ancient times, both in the form of smoked meat and salt-cured meat. Curing is the use of some combination of salt, sugar, nitrite and/or nitrate for the purposes of preservation, flavor and color. Cure ingredients can be rubbed on to the food surface, mixed into foods dry (dry curing), or dissolved in water (brine, wet, or pickle curing). Salmon “Pastrami” – gravlax style cured salmon with a pastrami flavor. Tonight Chef Karen raises the bar and talks about the when, how, what of curing. This is going to be fun! Miso Cured Sablefish with Ginger Salad Maple Sugar Dry Rubbed Pork Chops Pork Tenderloin “Porchetta Style” – liberally rubbed with fresh herbs, fennel seeds and chilies, wrapped in bacon, and refrigerated overnight before cooking Homemade Sauerkraut – which goes wonderfully with the maple cured pork chops

Indian Favorites with Chef Kakoo

April 25
Tonight Chef Kakoo will take us through some of the fundamentals for preparing Indian food at home. You may never order in again! Samosas- Deep fried triangular packet stuffed with one’s own combination and mixture of vegetable or meats and spices.. Goan Prawn Curry – Traditional coconut based curry from the region of Goa Butter Chicken- Diced Chicken breast, marinated, grilled & served in a tomato based velvety sauce (Northern India) Vindaloo – Sweet and Sour Spicy Curried Pork, a classic pork preparation from western India (Western India) Coconut pulao – Basic Fragrant Basmati rice cooked with vegetables, whole spices and coconut Naan – Indian flat bread, very light and soft in texture (North West to north east)

Nicomekl Enhancement Society's Annual Open House

April 26
Nicomekl Enhancement Society's Annual Open house will be held on April 26th from 11:00 - 2:00 at 5263 232 Street in Langley. Please come and enjoy tours, help us release 20,000 salmon and enjoy a hot dog or pop by donation. For further information please call 604-539-2486 or nicomeklh@yahoo.com

Vancouver Stealth vs Calgary Roughnecks

April 26
On April 26th at 7 PM, the Vancouver Stealth pro lacrosse team will take on their western rival, the Calgary Roughnecks. Vancouver vs Calgary games never disappoint, and the first 1000 fans at the game will receive team towels.

Knife Skills with Chef Romy Prasad

April 26
Knife Skills are absolutely essential in the kitchen. In this first class you will receive a Victorinox Chef’s Knife and an Epicurean Cutting Board; after all, you need to have good tools to do a good job. Chef will guide you through the proper techniques of knife use, choosing the right knife for the right job, and learning the basics on sharpening, maintenance, care and storage. By the end of class, all those vegetables you skillfully chopped will end up in a delicious soup for you to enjoy. *The knife and the cutting board are yours to keep!

2014 Scotiabank MS Walk

April 26
The MS Society of Canada is inviting Langley to lace up their shoes once again for the 2014 Scotiabank MS Walk. This annual fundraiser mashes a community of teams together – whether corporate, familial, or a team of close friends – to help end multiple sclerosis. What many of the past Walkers know is that MS is a threefold problem: it has no known cause, cure, and limited methods of symptom treatment. That is why this year the MS Society wants YOU to join the fight. Starting and finishing at Douglas Park, this year's Scotiabank MS Walk will linclude two routes: Walkers can choose to follow a 3 km or a more challenging 6 km route. Back at the finish area, participants can enjoy snacks and refreshments, music, family-friendly activities and great company. And of course, Walk participants are encouraged to bring wheelchairs, scooters or strollers! This route is accessible to everyone. For more information, please contact Jaime Fennell at Jaime.fennell@mssociety.ca or call (604)602-3221 To register your team, visit mswalks.ca.

Crowd Pleasers with Chef Sue Wiebe

April 27
Whether you are cooking for the big game, a weekend open house or just feeding the fam on a Thursday night, these recipes are sure to please just about everyone! *warning: the recipes in this class are addictive and should only be prepared when you have people to help you eat them! Crispy Thai Chicken Wings with Spicy Peanut Glaze Fish Tacos with Tropical Slaw & Avocado Aioli Slow Roasted Back Ribs in a Mango Chipotle BB Sauce Warm from the oven’ Gooey’ Chocolate Chunk Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

A Well Seasoned FIELD TRIP

April 27
This is an off-site class. We are taking this class to Stuffer’s Supply – they are THE sausage making experts and when we want a job done right, we always call the experts! Making Great Sausages – Sausage 101

TKD dreams FUNdraiser Painting pARTy

April 27
When: April 27, 2014 Time: 3:30pm Where: NY Grill and Bistro 20204 Fraser Hwy Langley Cost: $35 per person includes your... first drink Buy your tickets from taekwondodreams@gmail.com Come and enjoy an artistic adventure at N Y Grill and Bistro. This painting pARTy is a FUN creative informal way to explore your creative side! This is not a serious art lesson! FUN art than fine art! You will be guided step by step, by Freda, a local artist, creating a beautiful piece of art for your home. The funds raised are used for further development and training for the Woo Kim Langley Tae Kwon Do Competition team. Who is the competition team? The competition team consists of students selected by Master Tonya and Head Master McLaughlin for their focus and commitment to tournament training. The students have a desire to compete at a NATIONAL level or higher and have made a commitment to attend extra training and compete at numerous tournaments throughout the year. This Competition team competes in local, provincial, national and international competitions. If you would like more information on our efforts and the team please do e-mail us at taekwondodreams@gmail.com

Retail Therapy Boutique & Wine Tour

April 27
Do you enjoy shopping & wine? This is the tour for you! Your afternoon includes brunch, transportation, VIP discounts, swag bags, cocktails, eats and wine tastings & education. Tickets are $45 and this tour sells out fast. Call 604-371-0071 to reserve your space today;)

Sushi Basics with Chef Ky

April 28
Join Chef Ky tonight as he teaches you everything from making perfect sushi rice to rolling the quintessential California roll, maki rolls and nigiri sushi like salmon, tuna and ebi. This is a hands on class – you will be rolling your own. Bring a container to take home your leftovers and come hungry. *Please bring a knife and cutting board to class as well.

Flavors of the Southwest with Chef Romy Prasad

April 29
Life just got a little tastier! Join us today and Chef Romy will take you down to flavor town with this awesome menu; Green pea and green chili soup, crispy pancetta and minted cream Deep fried calamari, sweet onions, mixed greens and a jalapeno vinaigrette Honey glazed wild B.C. salmon with black beans and rice Pan roasted pork tenderloin, cranberries chilies, cinnamon, cloves served with roasted potatoes Lime vanilla crème brûlée

Thai Style Seafood with Chef Thaung Yan

April 29
Tonight Chef Thaung will show you how to get the great flavors of Thai food in your own kitchen. It’s a big menu, bring a pen and your appetite! Steamed Tiger Prawns in Soy sauce Mung Beans noodle Salad with Dried Shrimp Scallop And Prawn Pad Thai Clams in tomato sauce and hot basil Mixed Seafood Curry in spicy yellow curry sauce Pumpkin Custard

Gluten Free Italian with Chef Sue Wiebe

April 30
Entertaining can be a challenging experience when someone you know is following a gluten-free diet. Sue Wiebe will teach you how to adapt your favorite recipes to gluten-free and add some new ones to your repertoire. Thin crust gluten-free Margarita Pizza Gluten-Free 7 Layer Lasagna Rosemary & Olive Focaccia Bread with Fresh Herb Salad & Balsamic Vinaigrette Lemon Almond Torta with Chantilly Cream (gluten-free, of course!)

An evening in Morocco with Chef Alan Dee

May 1
Take a trip with us through Morocco as Chef Alan introduces you to some of their most spectacular food…learn about blending spices to create the fragrant dishes Morocco is so famous for. In this class we will work with a Tajine – a Moroccan style slow roaster to create a Chicken Tajine with dried fruit. An Aromatic Chick Pea Tajine and a Lamb Kefta Tajine. We will serve our dishes with a Cous Cous Salad with Shrimp and Mint and follow up with a dessert of Moroccan Stuffed Dates. All of this served with a traditional cup of mint tea. A great way to spend some time !

Seeds - Somebody Has to Save Them

May 1 - October 13
A new exhibit. May 1 - October 13th at the BC Farm Museum. Celebrating the rich agricultural heritage of Langley farmers. 9131 King St. Fort Langley.

Head Over Heels Wedding Show

May 1
Langley Golf & Banquet Centre is hosting our 3rd annual Head Over Heels Spring Wedding Show! Join us for an elegant evening of hors d'oeuvres, champagne, and a wide selection of choice vendors from around the Lower Mainland. Be one of the first 100 brides to sign up and receive a valuable goody bag! Visit our website: www.langleygolfcentre.com or call us at 604-534-4555 ext 3 for more details!

House Wine Band at Backyard Vineyards

May 2
Time: 6:30-9:30 pm We’re so excited to have House Wine play that we are staying open until 10! Come for the great wine, and stay for the great entertainment. This local acoustic trio unleashes an eclectic mix of covers along with some catchy originals. The band plays songs from Blue Rodeo, Bob Dylan & The Cure along with the contemporary sounds of Imagine Dragons, The Decemberists and Young the Giant. Reservations recommended. Where: Backyard Vineyards (3033-232nd St., Langley,BC, 604.539.9463)

Rose Gellert Concerts - Musica Intima

May 3
Founded in 1992, musica intima has become an integral part of Vancouver’s cultural fabric. Internationally renowned for their warm and engaging stage presence, impeccable musicianship, and unique perspective on ensemble singing, musica intima has earned a reputation as Canada’s most exciting vocal ensemble. What makes musica intima truly unique is that the singers rehearse, perform and function as a collective. In performance, they engage the audience with a spontaneity and directness all their own. Adult $22, Senior $20, Student $16, LCMS Student $10 Langley Community Music School From 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Fort Langley Summer Launch & BBQ

May 3
Join us for a sneak peek of our new programs and products. Bring your friends and family for a complimentary Burger & Hot Dog BBQ the Fort. Tickets are required and will be available from April 14 to 28. Please RSVP for your meal ticket at: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/610124.

The Fort Langley Art Crawl

May 3 - May 4
Welcome to Fort Langley! Our little village is quickly becoming a hotspot in the art world. With over 5 galleries, a fine arts school, and its rich cultural heritage Fort Langley is a place to find inspiration. The Fort Langley Studio felt there was a great need to showcase not just their own unique gallery, but all of the galleries in town. The Fort Langley Studio is a fun, fresh contemporary gallery located on the corner of 96 ave and Glover Rd. Inside you will find local, original fine art at prices for every budget. Looking to decorate your home or office? You’ll find it here! With a new art show starting every 3 weeks, the variety will ensure that you find the perfect piece. Watch artists create new masterpieces around town. Live Painting battles at The Fort Langley Studio, and more! 11am-6pm.

The Langley Community Chorus 2014 Spring / Mother’s Day Concert is titled 'Songs from The Heart'

May 3 - May 11
Why not celebrate Mother’s Day by taking your mother to one of our 2 mid-afternoon concerts. The concert features a selection of music for mothers of all ages to enjoy. We will also salute Canada with several patriotic songs. Matinee - 3:00 pm - Saturday, May 3rd at Willoughby Christian Reformed Church 20525 72nd Avenue, Langley. Mothers Day Matinee - 3:00 pm - Sunday, May 11th at United Churches of Langley (Sharon United). 21562 Old Yale Road, Langley. Special guest musicians Gary Mussatto (drums) and Steve Johnston (bass guitar) will join us for these concerts. Tickets: Adults $15 - Students $10 - 12 & under free. Available at the door 1/2 hour prior to concert.

Wine Academy

May 4
Time: 2-5 pm Cost: One seat: Spring rate $79 (regular fee $159); Two seats: Spring rate $155 (regular fee $318); Three seats: Spring rate $225 (regular fee $477); Four seats: Spring rate $299 (regular fee $636)

. Backyard Vineyards is pleased to partner with West Coast Wine Education to offer a new wine academy experience! Please book online at http://wcwed.com/wineschool_WC.html or by calling 604-463-1998. 
 Highlights: • Certified wine instructors educate students in a relaxed and casual atmosphere at Backyard Vineyards in Langley • Classes focus on identifying the main varietals, blends and styles of wines, proper storage and service, how to pair wines with food, and how to professionally assess wine quality. • Students will be taken on a private educational back door tour of the winery focusing on the understanding of the vineyard to bottle process. This portion of the class includes an amazing and unique opportunity to sample wines still resting gently in their oak barrels. • Students have the option of accepting a certificate of completion, or they are able to write a 20 question multiple choice test and receive an Academy Wine Diploma. Included in all wine academy experiences: printed class materials, professional tasting glasses, wine and barrel samples, gourmet cheese samples, and either a personalized certificate of completion or Academy Wine Diploma. Where: Backyard Vineyards (3033-232nd St., Langley,BC, 604.539.9463)

52nd Annual Langley Walk

May 4
Sunday, May 4 Fort Langley National Historic Site 23433 Mavis Avenue Bring your family and friends as you walk, run, or bike your way through the 5km and 10km routes. All finishers will receive a commemorative crest! Entertainment and registration starts at 12:00pm Walk starts at 1:30pm After the walk, enjoy a free snack, more activities, and entertainment. Bring your own refillable water bottle. Trophies and prizes awarded for: Most Walkers from an elementary school a secondary school/middle school an organization a family and Oldest Walker All walkers are eligible to win draw prizes! For more information visit tol.ca/events or 604.533.6086.

Retail Therapy Boutique & Wine Tour

May 4
Do you enjoy shopping & wine? This is the tour for you! Your afternoon includes brunch, transportation, VIP discounts, swag bags, cocktails, eats and wine tastings & education. Tickets are $45 and this tour sells out fast. Call 604-371-0071 to reserve your space today;)

Duck, deconstructed with Chef Karen Dar Woon

May 5
Fresh, local duck. We aren’t sure why it is so intimidating to people, it really shouldn’t be. Today we demystify it, break it down and make preparation simple. It is delicious when prepared properly…we think YOU should be eating more of it! Join us today for tasty menu starting with a rich duck stock. Then a classic Duck Confit that can be served as cassoulet or rillets. And finally, an tasty roast duck breast with lentils. You might just consider giving up chicken!

Prawns with Chef Romy Prasad

May 6
Once a luxury, prawns are now considered an everyday ingredient. We LOVE them and crave new ways to serve them! Tonight Chef Romy shares a boat load of crustacean inspiration! Prawn gyoza, water chestnuts, shitake mushrooms, green onion and a sesame soy dipping sauce Prawn and mango salad, mixed greens, avocado with a spicy peanut dressing Lemon and fennel risotto topped with spicy garlic prawns Tagliatelle with prawns, chilies, garlic, and sun dried tomatoes tossed in a creamy parmesan sauce And to finish with something sweet – a Classic Crème Brulee with fresh berries

MANGE ITALIANO Part 1 with Chef Sue Wiebe

May 7
Simply delicious Italian Fare suitable for any occasion. Beet, Tomato & Bocconcini Salad Roasted Vegetable & Chicken Carbonara on Penne Pasta Lemon Basil Panna Cotta with Amoretti Cookies

Painting Party: A Palette of Fun with Gail

May 8
Time: 6:30-9:30 (class starts promptly at 7 pm) Cost: $40 ~ Reservations required, please call 604.539.9463 This evening is about making art accessible to people who don't consider themselves an artist. Gail creates a FUN, low stress, nonjudgmental environment that inspires everyone to enjoy the process of creating something from nothing. This is a 2 ½ hour painting experience for the beginner. Gail provides step by step instruction to help you create a painting of your very own. Absolutely NO painting experience required. Your evening will begin with a glass of wine and tasting platter. Come solo, as a couple or bring your BFF, either way we guarantee you’ll have a whole lot of fun! **All art supplies are included. We do recommend that you bring something to wear to protect your clothing. Partial Proceeds will be donated to a shelter for the homeless Downtown East Side Vancouver! Your artistic talents will warm some hearts ....by taking this class you not only will you have fun but you will share in helping others :) Where: Backyard Vineyards (3033-232nd St., Langley,BC, 604.539.9463)

Everyone Loves Mexican Food! With Chef Dez

May 8
Although we may be a few days late for the May 5th celebration of Cinco de Mayo, Chef Dez has some great Mexican dishes he would like to share with you! First we will start the evening with Guacamole Scallops, followed by Mexican Salad with Avocado Lime Vinaigrette, Mexican Prawn Soup, and delicious Shrimp Enchiladas!

The Threads that Bind Us Quilt Show 2014

May 9 - May 10
The Langley Quilters' Guild presents their 2014 Bi-annual Quilt Show with over 250 art and traditional quilts on display, quilt raffle, quilt challenge, merchant mall, Tea Room and gift shop. Friday May 9th and Saturday May10th from 10-5 PM. George Preston Rec Centre 20699 42nd Ave., Langley BC Wheelchair accessible and Ample parking

Kwantlen Science Rendezvous

May 10
11am - 4pm KPU Langley Campus 20901 Langley Bypass, Langley On May 10, Kwantlen Polytechnic University will host our second annual Science Rendezvous at the Langley campus. KPU Langley will be transformed into a spectacular science experience where the public will get a chance to participate in hands-on experiments, walk through interactive science labs and state-of-the-art greenhouses and see a demonstration of the high-tech patient simulators in the nursing labs. Free to the public! Science Rendezvous is a public platform to promote science awareness and increase science literacy in Canada. The event is an annual day-long festival spanning multiple simultaneous sites across the country, designed to bring science face-to-face with the public and encourages more youth to consider science and engineering-related careers and study paths. During our inaugural event last year, over 550 visitors came into KPU to check out the experiments, displays and labs. Some of the visitors stayed for the entire three-hour event, mostly families with small kids. Event Highlights: •Chemistry Magic Show •Wireless Robots •Lab and Greenhouse tours •Nursing—Patient simulators •Bug garden •Dancing flames For more information visit www.kpu.ca/sciencerendezvous

Knife Skills with Chef Romy Prasad

May 10
Knife Skills are absolutely essential in the kitchen. In this first class you will receive a Victorinox Santoku Knife and an Epicurean Cutting Board; after all, you need to have good tools to do a good job. Chef will guide you through the proper techniques of knife use, choosing the right knife for the right job, and learning the basics on sharpening, maintenance, care and storage. By the end of class, all those vegetables you skillfully chopped will end up in a delicious soup for you to enjoy. *The knife and the cutting board are yours to keep!

1st Annual Free us from Fibro Walk!

May 10
Walk for Fibromyalgia Awareness. Sign-In and Late Registration: 12pm, Group warm up: 12:45pm, 1.2km walk starts: 1pm. Location: start-point at FWSF #109-20631 Fraser Hwy Langley. Live entertainment! White Spot traveling kitchen will be on site! Call 778.278.3697 or 604.530.4173 to register. Presented by the Fibromyalgia Well Spring Foundation.

Work It Fitness Weekend

May 10 - May 11
Sports and fitness enthusiasts - don’t miss out on the Work It Fitness Weekend taking place at Willowbrook Shopping Centre on May 10 and 11! Fun for the whole family! • Exhibits from dozens of fitness and sport organizations including gyms, dance studios, martial arts academies, team sports, and more. • Non-stop live sports and fitness demonstrations in 2 performance areas. • Hourly giveaways of free wellness items during the 2-day event. • Family-friendly bootcamp hosted by celebrity trainer Tommy Europe to benefit the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada on May 11 from 9:30 to 10:30am. Participants have the chance to win a $500+ prize! Plus, the first 450 people to sign up for the bootcamp will receive a fit-pack. Sign up for the bootcamp in-centre now at Customer Service! For more information, visit www.shopwillowbrook.com.

Bloom Market in Fort Langley

May 10 - May 11
Artisans, Food, Music & Fun at the Fort Langley Community Hall, 9167 Glover Rd. May 10: 10am-5pm, May 11: 11am-5pm. $2 admission fee - proceeds benefiting The Gateway of Hope-Family Service.

Mother's Day Tour & Tasting

May 11
Cost: $23 per person Reservations required, please call 604.539.9463. Treat Mom to something a little bit different this Mother’s Day. Join us for a tour and tasting the Backyard way! Take a look behind the scenes and learn how we make our sparkling Blanc de Noir Brut in the traditional method of French Champagne. Your tour will conclude with a delectable cheese and charcuterie tasting platter, perfectly paired with a glass of our award winning wine. WHERE: Backyard Vineyards – 3033 232nd St., Langley, BC, 604.539.9463

Celebrate Mom this Mother's Day

May 11
Save the date… Been there done that with Mother’s Day Brunch? Treat mom to something truly memorable at our picturesque south Langley winery! Join Township 7 this Mother’s Day for a fun afternoon of wine, food, live music and much more, all in support of charity. Stay tuned for all the details…

Sushi Basics with Chef Ky

May 12
Join Chef Ky tonight as he teaches you everything from making perfect sushi rice to rolling the quintessential California roll, maki rolls and nigiri sushi like salmon, tuna and ebi. This is a hands on class – you will be rolling your own. Bring a container to take home your leftovers and come hungry. *Please bring a knife and cutting board to class as well.

Grow with Aldor - Kids Gardening Group

May 15
Do you have active kids that are interested in how their food is grown? The Aldor Acres Kids Gardening Program is a fun, hand’s on learning experience that gets kids “down & dirty”! They will learn the full cycle of plant life – having direct involvement in planting, maintaining, & harvesting all vegetables in the garden. Natural produce growing practices will be taught along with knowledge about sustainable, local eating. Kids will learn responsibility by taking ownership of their plants and their own self sufficiency. All throughout the program, the kid’s will harvest and take home all of their veggies from the garden as they ripen. Sit back & relax parents, “let the kids grow dinner”! Camp begins May 15th and will be held every thursday from 4:30-5:30 for 14 weeks until August 14th. Spots are limited. Download the registration form on our website.

The Daily Grind with Chef Alan Dee

May 15
Ground meat is often completely underrated! Ground meat or fish can transformed into some incredible dishes. Tonight Chef Alan will take some otherwise ordinary ground meat and turn it into some spectacular menu ideas that you will be using over and over again, you will never look at hamburger the same way! On the menu tonight: Beef Picadillo – a spiced beef mixture from Cuba served in warm tortillas. A Northern Indian recipe for Ground Pork with Peas in Yoghurt loaded with aromatic spices served on a bed of basmati rice. And finally, turn some fresh fish into Spicy Thai Style Fish Cakes with a zesty Lime Aioli for dipping.

“In The PITS – Que U” at the 3rd Annual Cloverdale Cowboy Cook-off

May 17
Well Seasoned is very proud to present the ultimate in Competition BBQ Education. The is the BBQ opportunity of a lifetime, an experience you may never get again! Sign up for Que – U and you can spend the entire competition weekend inside the “the pits” with a Competition BBQ Team at The Cloverdale Cowboy Cook-off Canada’s Newest BBQ Competition.

Victoria Day & May Day Parade

May 19
May 19, 10am - 5pm; May Day parade at 11am Watch for our float in the 92nd annual May Day parade at 11am. Enjoy the festival at Fort Langley Community Park and visit Fort Langley National Historic Site from 10 am – 5 pm. Join us for a preview of summer programming!

Flavors of Spring with Chef Romy Prasad

May 22
The fresh local halibut is so good right now and asparagus & green peas just scream spring! Join us tonight for a tasty tribute to longer, warmer days! Asparagus and Shrimp Risotto Crab Ravioli with Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce Grilled Oysters, Roasted Peppers, Spinach & Hollandaise sauce Roasted Halibut with Clams & Green Pea Puree Fresh Berry Compote

Tasty Appetizers, Indian Style with Chef Kakoo

May 24
Chef Kakoo’s Indian classes have been so popular this year she has created new, exciting and most importantly delicious menus! This is a great way to plan for a party, create some snacks for the big game or just add something new to your regular dinner menu! Chicken wings -Indian style chili hot & mint chicken wings Lamb chops – (Indian name: Dhania Adrak Chops) Ginger and Coriander flavoured lamb chops, accompanied with pickled onions and yogurt salad Grilled prawns – (Indian name: Ajwaini Jhinga) Carom flavored tangy pan grilled prawns Crispy pockets stuffed with salad veggies, tangy tamarind sauce & sweet, sour yogurt (Indian name: Sev dahi puri) Gram flour crepes with healthy greens (Indian name: Saagwala cheela)

Canning Kickstart with Chef Karen Dar Woon

May 25
SPRING has sprung and we want you to join us as we start planning for canning! This is the best time to come up with a strategy for all of the great food you will be “putting up” this year. Join us today for a great class dedicated to the art of food preservation! Buy local, seasonal produce and enjoy the fruits of your labor all year long! Today Chef Karen will take us through the why and how of home canning; high acid vs low acid food. She will demonstrate soft spreads and relishes; berry jam or salsa. She will put fresh fruit in jars; pears and ginger in brandied syrup or aigre doux (sweet/sour fruit). We will talk and make pickles; dilled beans/carrots and most importantly she will review storing and handling tips.

Salads for supper Part 1 with Chef Romy Prasad

May 25
As we head into spring and summer these recipes will make lightening up your dinner menu deliciously simple! Warm mushroom and goat cheese salad, pine nuts, butter lettuce with a warm balsamic dressing Prawns poached in saffron, chilies and garlic served on a bed of warm zucchini and cherry tomato salad Steamed black cod, served over a kale and brussel sprout salad, sliced almonds, parmesan cheese and a lemon parmesan dressing Coconut crusted chicken, served over a bed of baby greens, cucumber, tomatoes, and shredded carrots and topped with warm honey mustard vinaigrette

MANGE ITALIANO Part 2 with Chef Sue Wiebe

May 26
Simply delicious Italian Fare suitable for any occasion Neapolitan Style Margarita Pizza Handmade Potato Gnocchi with Braised Short Rib Ragu Deconstructed Tiramisu

Pub Food at Home with Chef Dez

May 27
Chef Dez teaches you the secrets to making great pub food at home. Tonight’s menu includes Salt & Pepper Pita Chips, an incredible Blackened Chicken Tortilla Salad, the World’s Best Nachos, and the most full flavored Grilled Philly Cheesesteak you have ever had!

Night Café

May 30
Featuring Alisia Lyne, voice, Jodi Proznick, bass, Jillian Lebeck, piano, & Jimmy D. Lane, guitar The quartet will present an entertaining evening of well-known Jazz and Blues standards. From 7:00pm - 9:00pm Adult $15, Senior $13 , Student $10 Langley Community Music School

Cooking with Chef Karen Barnaby & Jack (Daniels)

May 30
Just because she can! This class is full of great recipes and whiskey fueled inspiration. Jack himself would be very proud! Sweet Potato and Jack Bisque with Cinnamon Croutons Jack and Dijon Glazed Salmon Brown Sugar and Jack Steak Maple Jack Baked Beans Jack Glazed Bacon with Vanilla Ice Cream

More Simple Indian Cuisine with Chef Kakoo

May 30
You can ditch your Indian take-out menus! You can make all of this delicious food at home! Spend the evening with us, get inspired and learn some of the basics for creating restaurant style Indian food in your own kitchen. · Chicken drumsticks marinated in a well spiced yogurt based marinade – Indian name: Tandoori Chicken – Popular preparation cooked in an oven, marinated in a well spiced yogurt based marinade · Barbequed boneless lamb skewers – Indian name: Kaati Kebab – Dices of lamb marinated with spices and grilled. Served wraped in Indian style flat bread with a lemon vegetable slaw · Cabbage Salad – Indian name: Kobij Cuchumber – Tempered and seasoned cabbage to accompany menu course dishes and may be used as part of a wrap e.g. Kaati Kebab · Phulka / Roti – Very light ballooned unleavened Indian bread- for the Kati Kebab

Salads for supper Part 2 with Chef Romy Prasad

May 31
As we head into spring and summer these recipes will make lightening up your dinner menu deliciously simple! Crunchy chicken salad, mixed greens, sliced almonds, soy maple dressing Spinach and apple salad, cubed cheddar and aged cheddar, toasted sesame seeds, feta balsamic dressing BBQ beef salad, quinoa, green onion, mixed greens, avocado, fresh cilantro with a Italian style dressing Classic wedge salad with a bacon and mild blue cheese salad, topped with grilled flat iron steaks and sliced almonds

MEC Bikefest Langley

May 31
Date: May 31, 2014 (9am-4pm) Location: MEC Langley: Willowbrook Mall 6121 200th St Unit 1 This is a celebration for all bike enthusiasts! Come out to MEC to connect with the local bike community, take advantage of our free clinics, test rides, work shops and group rides. This event is FREE to attend and will be sure to offer a whole days worth of activities for people of all age and all skill level.

Evening of Mediumship

June 5
Time: 6:30-9:00 pm Cost: $45 ~ Reservations required, please call 604.539.9463
 We are very proud to welcome Shana Lee Gibson to Backyard Vineyards. Join Shana Lee for an inspiring evening of healing messages. Her style is relaxed, humorous and friendly. She is known for her accurate and detailed readings of loved ones passed into the spirit world. Your evening will start with a one-of-a-kind wine tour with our resident wine guru. Discover how we take our grapes from vine to bottle and how we make our sparkling Blanc de Noir Brut in the traditional method of French Champagne. After your tour, choose a glass red or white wine to accompany your cheese and charcuterie tasting platter. Shana Lee will begin her inspirational and moving demonstration at 7:30. Shana's spiritual portfolio is diverse and includes producing inspirational mentoring programs for teens, documentary film, public demonstrations of mediumship, spiritual development classes and public speaking. In 2013 Shana produced the 2013 ‘Vancouver Tour with Renowned Psychic Medium’s Lisa Williams and Tony Stockwell,’ and In March 2014, Shana tutored along side Tony Stockwell and four other Renowned Mediums in Melbourne Australia for The Modern Medium. She lives and works as a full time psychic medium in White Rock, BC. Where: Backyard Vineyards (3033-232nd St., Langley,BC, 604.539.9463)

Cycle for Sight

June 7
Cycle for Sight is a fully supported, one-day cycling event that will take place Saturday, June 7 2014 in support of the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Whether you’re a cycling enthusiast or leisure rider, riding a single or tandem bike, Cycle for Sight will be the perfect one-day ride! We offer different distance options, free training and personalized support every step of the way. REGISTER TODAY for only $25!

Retail Therapy Boutique & Wine Tour

June 8
Do you enjoy shopping & wine? This is the tour for you! Your afternoon includes brunch, transportation, VIP discounts, swag bags, cocktails, eats and wine tastings & education. Tickets are $45 and this tour sells out fast. Call 604-371-0071 to reserve your space today;)

Father's Day Charity Wine & Swine

June 15
Save the date… Pancetta, Prosciutto, Candied Bacon, Back Bacon, Lamb Bacon, Heritage Bacon with Dad and puppies! Need we say more? Join us this Father’s Day for our second annual “Wine and Swine” charity fundraiser at our south Langley winery for a wine pairing designed especially for the man in your life – with bacon and man’s best friend. We’re cooking up a sizzling afternoon of artisan bacon by a local charcuterie paired with Township 7’s outstanding wines. Indulge in an ideal afternoon of live music in the vineyard with gourmet bacon and wine pairings, all in support of the BC Guide Dogs Society. Stay tuned, more details to come soon… Noon-4pm

Aboriginal Day at the Fort Langley National Historic Site

June 21
Celebrate Aboriginal Day with us. Learn about the cultural traditions of the First Nations at Fort Langley. Taste salmon roasted over an open fire and experience dancing, drumming and storytelling with local First Nations performers.

Langley's International Festival & Canada Day Celebrations

June 28 - July 1
June 28 9am-5pm International Sporting Events June 29 9am-5pm International Sporting Events June 30 3pm-11pm Night Market, Music & Food July 1 11am-11pm 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.

Arts Alive

August 16
If visual and performing arts are your pleasure, Downtown Langley is the place to be! The streets of Downtown Langley come alive with over 100 participants including the fine arts, artisans and crafters, a multicultural venue and an exciting children’s activity area. See artists demonstrate their techniques and talented musicians being featured on three entertainment stages. This “free, fun for the whole family event” is a great way to spend your day.

The 27th Annual BC Senior Games

September 9 - September 13
Since 1988, the BC Seniors Games Society has been staging the BC Seniors games. The games are an annual, multi-sport event hosted by a different community in BC each year. On average, 3,500 to 4,000 athletes from around BC, compete in 25-30 sports.

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