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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.

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!

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!

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.

15 Oct, 2012

Artfully Displayed

Categories: Activities & Recreation, Shopping & Services

I’ve always boasted about the artistic talent in the Fraser Valley.  There are reminders everywhere – from the beautiful galleries and public art displays to the many unique celebrations such as “Art in the Vines” at Township 7 wineries or the annual “Arts Alive” Festival.  I’m a frustrated artist, and while I’ve never put a paint brush to canvas or created something so spectacular that I could start to think of a new career path, I have long appreciated the beauty of art and respected the depth of the natural talent of an artist.  Someone once told me that an artist lies in each of us – I’m not so sure when I see how little the stick men have evolved in my now adult children’s drawings – but when a friend called to ask me to accompany her this past weekend on the annual Langley Art Studio Tour, I cleared my calendar for the day.

12 Oct, 2012

A Haunting Tour into the Past – Fort Langley’s “Grave Tales”

Categories: Activities & Recreation, Heritage & Culture, Itineraries, Wine & Food

Fort Langley offers ghastly, ghostly and eerily erudite October walking tours!

One recent evening, we meet our guide, who’s outfitted in Hudson Bay trader garb. While fortifying ourselves with Fort Wine Company’s cranberry wine, fine BC merlot and delicious local cuisine at Beatniks’ Bistro, Amn Johal introduces us to some of Fort Langley’s monthly themed events. “Grave Tales 2012 itself is based on scholarly Fort Langley research, residents’ insights…and notable paranormal encounters!”

22 Sep, 2012

First Day of Autumn

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

Children are back in school, the heat of the summer has gone, and a crisp breeze makes you zip up your jacket and throw on a scarf. As you head out the door you are met with golden leaves scattered about the lawn at your feet. It’s autumn.

17 Sep, 2012

Langley Art Studio Tour 2012

Categories: Activities & Recreation, Shopping & Services

Every September, the Langley arts community’s collaborative efforts form the well known Langley Art Studio Tour; a self-guided tour spread across two weekends in late September. The tour showcases local art studios that wind a route throughout picturesque Langley. Headed by co-founders (and artists) Deborah Strong of Cat and Mouse Designs and Vivian Harder of Thunderfoot Studio, the goal of the Langley Art Studio Tour is “to showcase the visual arts in the Langley community and create connections between artists working in isolation from one another”.

15 Sep, 2012

The 34th Annual Old Fashioned Fall Fair Country Celebration

Categories: Activities & Recreation, Agritourism, Heritage & Culture

The 34th Annual Old Fashioned Fall Fair Country Celebration at Campbell Valley Regional Park is a great way to relive your childhood memories of farm animals, Ferris wheels, and funnel cakes.  This September I did just that.  The live music was fantastic as long as you enjoy some good country tunes, and the food vendors were just what you’d expect with the traditional freshly squeezed lemonade, kettle corn, and Ukrainian hut.