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15 Nov, 2012

Holiday Shopping Events

Categories: Activities & Recreation, Agritourism, Heritage & Culture, Itineraries, Shopping & Services, Wine & Food

‘Tis the season!  The holiday season is upon us and many are starting to think about their holiday shopping needs.  As the ‘shop local’ movement grows, more and more people are looking closer to home to find items to cross off their lists this year.  Langley has an wide array of  local shops and stores that cover everything from clothing to candy, and housewares to antiques.  There’s no doubt that you will find what you’re looking for at one of our local gems.  We’ve compiled a list of holiday shopping events that are taking place within the community this year.  They are great places to start looking for that person who has everything.  If we are missing any upcoming events, please let us know!

13 Nov, 2012

Douglas Day Celebrations

Categories: Activities & Recreation, Heritage & Culture

Douglas Day is held on November 19th every year and will be celebrated by many this month at the Fort Langley National Historic Site on November 17th.  Douglas Day, the day to celebrate the establishment of the colony of British Columbia and its first governor James Douglas is held every year in Fort Langley, also known as the Birthplace of BC who hosts a Caribbean celebration in coordination with Parks Canada, the Fort Langley Legacy Foundation, and the Guyanese Canadian Cultural Association of BC.  Many are unaware of James Douglas’ Caribbean roots, but indeed he hails from Guyana, a country on the north-eastern shore of South America.

08 Nov, 2012

Photo Update: We Remember

Category: Heritage & Culture

The importance of Remembrance Day is instilled in Canadian youth at a young age.  We learn about Canada’s role in the World Wars, why the date of November 11th is so important, and what the symbol of the red poppy is.  As children, many of us took part in ceremonies at school as well as attended with our families, ones held within our communities.  Every year on November 11th I would bundle myself up in coats, toques and mitts and head to our Civic Centre to listen to the stories, salute the Veterans and watch the parade of wreaths be laid.  After the ceremony inside was over we would head outside to the cenotaph and watch the parade of which my Dad and brother, along with their scout group were often part of.  We would stand in silence at eleven o’clock to remember those who have fought for our great nation.

01 Nov, 2012

Pumpkin Leftovers

Categories: Activities & Recreation, Agritourism, Wine & Food

Well it’s November 1st and that means that many of your stomachs are full of Halloween treats, and your compost bins are full of pumpkin.  If you picked this year’s pumpkin directly from the field at Aldor Acres farm, then you probably saw this sign. Albert and Dorothy, the owners of the Aldor Acres Pumpkin Patch don’t let their squash’s go to waste after the spooky holiday, they are reused – as food for their herd of cows!

31 Oct, 2012

30 Remembrance Day Banners Added

Category: Heritage & Culture

Creating, maintaining and keeping a blog interesting takes a particular type of finesses, of which Tourism Langley clearly possesses. There’s always so much going on in Langley (be it City or Township) and now we have a professional venue for letting our community and beyond know what we’re all about, and more importantly, why they should come visit.

26 Oct, 2012

Fort Langley Cranberry Festival 2012

Categories: Activities & Recreation, Agritourism, Heritage & Culture, Itineraries, Shopping & Services, Wine & Food

The Fort Langley Cranberry Festival has been an anticipated event held for the past 17 years in the community of Fort Langley on Thanksgiving long weekend in October.  Thousands come from near and far to celebrate the region’s proud berry history, take in the live music, family activities and of course to shop at the marketplace containing over 70 vendors offering up local products such as jewelry, specialty crafts, produce, flowers and so much more!

24 Oct, 2012

Ghost of the Bogs

Categories: Agritourism, Wine & Food

It’s one week until this year’s spookiest holiday and many will be celebrating at one of the numerous great events happening around the community.  If you’re planning a Halloween party of your own, and want to keep to the theme beyond the decorations, a little holiday ‘spirit’ may be fitting.  Langley’s own Fort Wine Co. has bottled white cranberries that is described to “leave you with pleasant chills up your back with its dry but crisp flavour”.  ‘Ghost of the Bogs’ name and label makes this the perfect libation to spook your guests with in the dark of the night.

21 Oct, 2012

Who’s Getting Fresh?

Category: Shopping & Services

The Downtown Langley Business Association’s new “Get Fresh” program which was launched in May of this year has been a hit with local merchants and businesses.  It was created from the desire to revitalize the downtown core by offering interested businesses the opportunity to apply for grants designed to improve the overall appearance of their business.  The four grant types include merchandising, exterior painting, awning and signage cleaning, and facade improvements.  Businesses are able to apply for one or all of these grants and so far the DLBA has received 44 letters of intent.  The next time you’re in downtown Langley, you may not recognize your favourite shop!

19 Oct, 2012

Haunted History

Categories: Activities & Recreation, Heritage & Culture

I’m not saying I believe or I don’t believe but either way I am scared of ghosts. And just in case, and because you never know, I randomly put out into the universe “Ghosts… you are not welcome in my house.” You are not supposed to invite them in. That being said, I was strangely SO EXCITED to go on Fort Langley National Historic Sites Grave Tales – a tour through the ‘haunted’ locations in the village of Fort Langley.

17 Oct, 2012

5 Things I Bet You Didn’t Know You Could Find in Langley!

Categories: Activities & Recreation, Agritourism, Heritage & Culture, Itineraries, Shopping & Services, Wine & Food

As a fairly recent new resident to the area, I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing many new things, and have brought an outsiders view to my work which complemented that of my coworkers; most of whom were born and raised in Langley.  I had to learn the routes throughout the community; how to get to the grocery store, where the local farmers market is, which the best exit off the freeway is to get to where I needed to go, and so on.  Because of my many exploratory travels, I had the opportunity to discover a lot about a place I really knew nothing about.