A listing of local community groups and events.
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The BC Thanksgiving Food Drive will help the Langley Food Bank. Watch for special bags delivered to homes in various local neighbourhoods this week. Volunteers will pick up the bags with donated non-perishable foods on Sept. 15 (set out donations before 9:30 am). A collection station is at 20370 82nd Ave. to also make donations. Info: bctfooddrive.org.
The Nicomekl Enhancement Society fundraising barbecue is 2-6pm on Sept. 16 at the hatchery, 5263 232nd St. $15 per person. Find out about the society's work. Info: 604-619-9304.
Terry Fox Run Sept. 16
Langley City (Douglas Park bandshell): registration 9am, run 10am. 10km, 5km, 1km; suitable for bikes, wheelchairs/strollers and rollerblades. Dogs on leash welcome.
Walnut Grove Community Centre: registration at 8:30am, run at 9am, 10km, 5km; bikes, wheelchairs/strollers and rollerblades. Dogs on leash welcome.
Each Friday during summer, Cedarbrook Bakery, 4123 200th St., has a fundraiser of bacon cheeseburgers and chocolate peanut cheesecake for $7.99. $2 from each mean goes to Cops for Cancer. Info: 604-530-1737.
The Langley Advance Community Harvest program accepts donations of fresh fruits and vegetables from homeowners with too much produce. Volunteers also needed to harvest it for the Langley Food Bank. Info: 604-532-3515 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beta Sigma Phi
The worldwide women's organization offers friendship, social, cultural and community involvement. Info: www.betasigmaphi.org or 604-513-8977.
BC Gov't Retired Employees Association
The Langley/Surrey Branch 1200 will meet at 12:30pm in the Union Hall, 8555 198 St. Members, guests and new members welcome.
CN Pensioners Association
Meets in the Kinsmen Community Centre, 26770 29th Ave., on the first Wednesday of each month at 1pm. Info: Jonn Hanlen, 604-824-0531.
A new dragon boating teams is recruiting members. No experience necessary. Practices start in April and are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:45-8pm in Fort Langley. Info: Jana, email@example.com.
Dragon Alliance, a women's team through the Fort Langley Canoe Club, is looking for paddlers. The team meets Tuesday and Thursday evenings in Fort Langley from April to September. No experience necessary. Info: Dianne, firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-888-0123.
Dutch conversation group
The Langley Dutch Conversation Coffee Club meets at 2pm in the Willowbrook Mall food court. Info: Laura at 604-532-8960, Edie at email@example.com or www.dutchnetwork.ca.
Fraser Valley Estate Planning Council
The next meeting is Sept. 18, 5:45pm at the Eaglequest Golf Centre, 7778 152nd St. $60. Topic: "The Five Costliest Mistakes in Estate Planning - Tales from the Litigation Trenches." RSVP: LDaschuk@telus.net.
The Fraser Valley Multiple Miracles group presents a lecture on parenting multiple births. 7-9pn on Sept. 21 at R.E. Mountain Secondary. $10 for members. $20 for non-members. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hearts in Motion Walking Club
The club meets at Willowbrook Shopping Centre every morning for indoor exercise and socializing, and is open to anyone. Membership is a nominal amount that goes to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC and Yukon. Info: Dixie Platt at 604-530-4447.
Help with community ventures that support children's charities. Join the Langley club which meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at #6 - 4044 200B St. Info: Ray Wojtas, 604-533-7517, or Ron Monro, 604-532-3126.
Langley Field Naturalists
Al Grass will lead a group to Blackie Spit Park and Crescent Beach on Sept. 21 from 9:30am to noon. Dress warm. Sign up in advance: 604-538-8774 or 604-888-1787.
1st & 3rd Wed./mo., at Kins-men Hall, 20178 72nd Ave. New members welcome. Info: 604-530-6550.
Langley Kiwanis Club 100
6pm on 2nd & 4th Tues./mo. at Andreas Restaurant, 20227 56th Ave. Info: Don Wiens, 604-533-2424.
Langley Lions Club
Meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 6:30pm Thirsty Penguin (Twin Rinks), 5700 Langley Bypass. Info: Paul, 604-861-8524.
Langley Newcomers and Friends
This non-profit community-minded group is open to women of all ages, and meets at the W.C. Blair Recreation Centre at 7:15pm. Info: Cyndy, 778-837-5135 or Donna, 604-530-3822.
Langley Quilters' Guild
The Langley Quilter's Guild meets the fourth Wednesday, monthly (except December), at the George Preston Recreation Centre, 20699 42nd Ave. Meet at noon or 7:15 p.m. New members welcome. First visit free. Info: www.langleyquiltersguild.com.
Moving Moms Walking Club
Meet outside Walnut Grove Community Centre main entrance every Mon., 10:45am. Bring strollers and connect with other mothers while getting some exercise, fun, and fresh air. Children, any age in strollers, are welcome. Walk time: one hour. Free.
Municipal Pension Retirees Ass'n
The monthly meetings are 1:30pm in the Douglas Recreation Centre.
Ram's Head Writers' Group
New members are welcome. The group meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays for readings, critiques, discussions. Info: Lisa, 604-534-6536.
Rotary Club of Langley
The club meets for dinner and a speaker every Thursday at 6:15pm in the Coast Hotel and Convention Centre. Visitors and prospective members welcome to attend. Info: Gary, 604-635-4410 or www.langleyrotary.org.
Soroptimist International of the Langleys meets 5:30pm on 1st Tuesday each month at Andreas Restaurant. Guests welcome. Info: Vera, 604-534-4991, email@example.com, or www.soroptimistsoflangley.ca
The Surrey Square Wheelers dance every Wednesday at 7pm in the Port Kells Hall, 18918 88th Ave. Singles or couples welcome. Get three free dance lessons by calling Larry, 604-513-9901, or Jean, 604-594-6415.
Develop public speaking skills and confidence in an entertaining and fun environment.
Ã¹ Cloverdale: Wed., 7:30pm, Clayton Heights School, 188th and 70th Ave. Info: cloverdale.toastmastersclubs.org or Evelyn, 604-842-8005Ã¹ Langley morning: New club meets 7am at Langley Township Civic Facility, fourth floor. Info: www.langleymorningtoastmasters.com or 778-242-2848.
Ã¹ Township: Noon-1pm Tues. at Township Civic Facility, 4th floor, Yorkson Room. Info: Tanis, 604-532-8064.
Ã¹ Surrey/Langley: Wed., 7:30pm, Clayton Heights School. Info: Jeff, 604-802-5929.
Ã¹ Walnut Grove: Thurs., 7:30pm, Dorothy Peacock Elementary, 20292-91A Ave. Info: 604-318-9321.
Ã¹ Langley City: the Langley City Hall CKF meeting room at 6:45pm. Info: John, 604-530-2075 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Ã¹ Trinity: Thurs. 6:30pm, Loewen Room, Trinity Western University. email@example.com.
Valley Women's Network
The evening chapter meets on the second Tuesday of the month at the Sunrise Banquet Centre, 188th Street and Highway 10 at 6:30pm. The group involves business networking, business practices, health, safety and more. $23 for members, $26 non-members, $30 drop-in. Reservations and info: Eleanor, 604-530-7304 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vancouver Area Cycling coalition
The Langley chapter of the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at Township Civic Facility (Murray Creek Room). All welcome. Info: 604-807-8508 or www.vacc.bc.ca.
The equestrian club focuses on horsemanship and learning new skills. Open to all levels of rider. Must be 21 or older with a valid Horse Council of BC membership. The club meets on the 3ird Tuesday of each month at the St. Andrew's United Church, 9025 Glover Rd., at 7pm. Info: www.vintage-equestrian.ca.
Walnut Grove Business Association
You've Gotta Have Friends
The community group encourages inclusion for all people and is located at 20510 Fraser Hwy. (McBurney Lane). Info: 604-534-6546 or www.youvegottahavefriends.ca.
Ongoing activities:Drop in: Monday and Friday, 2-4pm.Out and About Coffee with Friends: Mondays, 2pm at various locations. Call the office.Coffee with Friends: second Friday of the month, 9:30am at Morning Glory Cafe.Supper Club: last Tuesday of each month, 6pm. Call office for location.Girl Talk: women gather to socialize at various locations. Call the office.
Aldergrove OAP Hall 71
New attendees welcome. The hall, 3010 273rd St., offers daily activities. Monday, 1pm cribbage (plus lessons) and snacks; Tuesday, 1pm round dance; Wednesday, 1pm art club; Thursday, 1:30pm carpet bowling; Friday, 9:30am round dancing, 7pm partnership bridge (except the 2nd Fridays) $3, 604-856-3029; Saturday, 1pm old-time dancing to live band. Info: 604-857-7700.
\Aldergrove Vets & Seniors Society
27274 Fraser Hwy. - offers pool tables, darts, trips, dances, meals, etc. Info: 604-856-3271.
Bridge/pool/crib, etc. Tues. & Thurs. 10am-3pm; chess on Mon., 7-9pm, bingo/whist Fri. eves. At 19899 36th Ave. New members welcome. Regular activities: call 604-530-4232, line dancing: 534-0299, chess: 530-4693, duplicate bridge: 856-7170, Paws2Dance: 534-6841, bingo: 534-2250.
Council of Senior Citizens Organizations
The advocacy group works to improve the lives of seniors. Seniors groups or associations wishing to affiliate or individuals wanting to be members can contact Ernie Bayer, 604-576-9734, fax 604-576-9733, or email@example.com.
Food and Friends
Langley Meals on Wheels has a program for seniors to share a nutritious lunch along with socializing and guest speakers. Lunches cost $3 and seniors must register in advance. 11:30am-1pm
Willoughby (Renaissance Retirement Residences, 6676 203rd St.): 2nd and 4th Tuesday. Info: 604-539-0571.Walnut Grove Community Centre: 2nd and 4th Thursday. Info: 604-882-0408.Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Centre: 2nd and 4th Monday. Info: 604-856-2899.
Brookswood Seniors Centre: 1st and 3rd Thursday. Info: 604-530-4232.Langley City (Choo Choo's Restaurant): 1st and 3rd Tuesday. Info: 604-514-2940.Fort Langley: (St. George's Anglican Parish) 2nd and 4th Wednesday. Info: 604-888-7782.Murrayville (Avalon Gardens seniors complex): 1st and 3rd Wednesday. Info: 604-546-3100.Langley City (Yanaki Sushi, 20477 Fraser Hwy.): 2nd and 4th Monday. Volunteers needed. Info: 604-514-2940.Volunteers needed for the various gatherings - about two to three hours twice per month. Contact Langley Meals on Wheels, 604-533-1679 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seniors housing counselling
The Langley Seniors Resource Centre has help with housing options in Langley. Drop in Saturdays 10am to noon or make an appointment. Info: 604 530-3020, ext 321.
Langley Golden Agers
Mon. 10am-2pm for carpet bowling & whist. Info: 604-534-8877 or 604-530-6179.
Langley Rainbow OAPO branch #146
Regular meetings on the 1st Monday of the month. Lunch begins at 11:30am Monday and Saturday followed by bingo at 1pm. Craft table sales on Mondays before bingo. Crib on Tuesdays and bridge on Thursdays at 1pm. Everyone is welcome. Evergreen Timbers (5464 203 St.) Info: Anita, 604-534-2311.
Langley Seniors Resource Soci-ety
20605 51B Ave., 604-530-3020
Information and referral services: Transportation and shopping assistance, housing and government program counsellors, Coffee and Connecting support group, a weekly social, and the Telephone Buddy Program. We will come to your home or building and provide information on what is available.
Sharing and Caring Socials (1-2:30pm, $4 drop-in fee)Socials will be twice each month for June, July and August:Sept. 13: music with Cheek to CheekSept. 20: crafts with Evelyn FlynnSept. 26: no social (birthday social is Sept. 25 with Kenny BustonCoffee and Connecting: a support group for seniors starting over is every Tuesday, 10-11am.
Flying Solo for 55-plus solos meets Tuesdays at 10am.
Senior Vets and Associates
The Fraser Valley Senior Vets & Associates is a fun group for those 55-plus. Activities include trips and in-house functions. The group meets on the last Thursday of each month, Sept. to June. Cost: $12 per year. New members always welcome. Info: Enice, 604-882-8691.
Seniors produceSeniors can get a bag of fruits and vegetables on the first Tuesday of the month for $5. The program is through Langley Meals on Wheels in cooperation with Langley City, Fraser Health, the Langley Seniors Resource Centre and the Seniors Community Action Table. Pick up is at Douglas Recreation Centre and the Langley Seniors Resource Centre. Delivery available for those unable to pick up. Book: Rec centre, 604-514-2865 or seniors centre, 604-530-3020.
Seniors Community Action Table
The Langley Seniors Community Action Table is a volunteer group funded by the United Way that works to improve the lives of local seniors. It is looking for seniors to represent the different communities of the Langleys. Meets monthly. The next meeting is Sept. 19, 10:30am at the Langley Seniors Resource Centre. Info: email@example.com.
Seniors grocery shuttle
The Langley Seniors' Resource Centre has teamed with Price Smart Foods to offer a free shuttle bus between the Marketplace IGA parking lot and the grocery store on Fraser Highway each Friday. Runs are at 9, 10, 11am and noon with return trips at 9:45am, 10:45, 11:45 and 12:45pm. Info: 604-530-3020.
3Rs for Seniors
Langley residents 65 and older tell their stories in Reminisce, Recipes and Remedies, a unique program to preserve their history related to food and cooking. The books are for sale by Langley Meals on Wheels. Info: 604-533-1679 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Third age learning
Kwantlen Polytechnic University has a fall schedule of programs for adults 50 and older. Info: www.kwantlen.ca/talk. Registration: 604-599-3077.
Al-Anon Family Groups
If someone else's drinking is affecting you, AFG can help. Info: 604-688-1716, email@example.com or www.bcyukon-al-anon.org.
Alano Club of Langley
A social club for people in recovery, open 365 days a year, 11am-3pm and 7-10pm. Drop in for a cup of coffee or a game of pool at 20433 Douglas Cres. Info: 604-532-9280.
The group supports young people recovering from the effects of living with problem drinking in a family member or friend. Ages 10 and up. The group meets at the Township Civic Facility, 20338 65th Ave. Info: 604-688-1716.
If you want to drink, that's your business; if you want to stop, that's ours. Call Alcoholics Anonymous at the Langley intergroup office, 604-533-2600. Answering machine after hours. Tues. eves. at George Preston Recreation Centre, 20699 42nd Ave., 8:30pm. Info: 604-434-3933 or 604-533-2600.
Alzheimer Society of B.C.
Support, information and education about Alzheimer's and related dementias available at #102 - 20316 56 Ave. Info: 604-533-5277.
Arthritis Support Group, Langley
3rd Mon./mo., 1:30-3:30pm, Lang-ley Seniors Centre. Info: 604-532-9671.
Blood Cancer Support Group
For those diagnosed with blood cancer and their supporters. Free. The Fraser Valley group meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 7pm in Surrey. Info: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, Sharon, 604-733-2873 ext. 30.
BC Schizophrenia Society
It provides support to families of people with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and/or bipolar disorder. Monthly meetings. Info and registration: Hardeep, 604-574-1976 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caregiver support group
For anyone caring for an adult with a physical or mental disability, the group meets Thursdays, 1:15-2:30pm at the Langley Seniors' Resource Centre. Info: Sylvia, 778-328-2302, ext. 2.
Child caregiving support
Langley Community Services offers free information and a support group for people caring for the children of family or friends. Info: Jill Craven, 604-533-7920 ext 1312 or email@example.com.
Chronic illness workshop
The University of Victoria Centre on Aging has a free workshop on living with chronic conditions on Mondays from 9:30am to noon at #102 2061 Logan Ave. (the Xyolhemeylh Child and Family Services office). Advance registration required. Contact 604-940-1273 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A new 12-step program is starting entitled Developing Healthy Relationships. Meetings are 7:30pm, Tuesdays at 5673 200th St. (North side of the building). Info: Dorothy, 604-581-3865 or Laurence, 604-625-7487.
Depression/Stress Recovery Program
Info: Betty (evening) 604-882-7493 or Eileen (days) 604-856-5830.
Early Psychosis Intervention Program
The Fraser Health Authority program offers a support group for family and friends on the last Tuesday of each month, 7-9pm in the Peach Arch Elder Health Building conference room. Registration and info: 604-538-4278.
FASD adoptive and foster parents
Monthly support group meetings for those with children who have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Info: Jamie, 604-530-5917.
Fibromyalgia Well-Spring Foundation
The support group meetings are on the first Wednesday of the month in the Murrayville Library at 12:30pm. Info: www.fibromyalgiawellspringfoundation.org.
Friendly Amputees of the Fraser Valley
A support group for people with amputations and their family and friends meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 2420 Montrose Ave., Abbotsford. Info: email@example.com, members.shaw.ca/friendlyamputees or call 778-278-4222 or 779-278-4333(TDD).
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous
10am Sat. at 5807 Glover Rd. (around back of building). Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? Are you underweight or overweight? Obsessed with weight or dieting? No dues, no fees, no weigh-ins. Info: Mark, 604-522-0748; Diane, 604-530-0015.
Gamblers Anonymous Group
Is gambling a problem for you or someone you know? Help is available. Call Gamblers Anonymous, 604-878-6535.
Grandparents raising grandkids
The Parent Support Services Society offers a free, confidential, anonymous weekly meeting in Langley. Info: 604-669-1616 or www.parentsupportbc.ca.
Health Equipment Loan Program
HELP, a Canadian Red Cross program, needs volunteers for its equipment loan service. Looking for people who can spare three hours a week to work in the depot in Port Kells. Info: Wendy, 604-513-3935 or 604-881-1113.
The Hominum Fraser Valley chapter is a support and discussion group to help gay, bi- or questioning men. It meets the last Friday of each month. Info: Don, 604-329-9760, or Art, 604-462-9813.
Langley Community Services
5339 207th St. Offering addiction services, child and family programs, and immigrant and multicultural programs. Info: 604-534-7921 or www.lcss.ca.
Family Support and Resource program
The program offers people in Langley a free, confidential service. Find out programs in the community including emergency services, community resources, advocacy/assistance, housing, mental health and substance use, respite, various support groups, mental health eduction programs and more. Info: Renee Poley, 604-882-8115.
The Langley Hospice Society is resuming its adult grief program. Free. Info: Shivani, 604-530-1115.A grief support group for kids 12 and younger. Info: Jane, 604-530-1115.
Hospice grief support group
The grief support group for seniors meets at the Renaissance Retirement Resort. Info: Nicole, 604-539-0571.
The Langley Seniors Resource Centre is looking for volunteers to provide housing information to the public. Training is provided. Info: Janice or Kathy, 604 530-3020.
Langley Stroke Recovery
Support group for stroke survivors. Meets Wed., 11am-2pm, Walnut Grove Community Centre, 8889 Walnut Grove Dr. Info: Marilyn, 604-882-4672.
Langley Psychiatric Outpatients
Group therapy dealing with depression, stress, or anxiety through a variety of life issues. Info: 604-514-7940.
Langley Visually Impaired group
Meet friends at Evergreen Hall, 5464 203 St. on 3rd Thurs./mo. Monthly luncheons at restaurants, summer picnic, and Christmas dinner. Info: Mildred, 604-574-9771; Dorothy, 604-514-2246.
LMH Family Council
Meet 4th Thurs./mo., 6:30pm, (except December) in the meeting room of Rosewood/Marrwood Residential Unit of Langley Memorial Hospital. Open to all families and friends of residents of the LMH Residential Services. Info: call Kathy Keenan, 604-595-2429.
LMH Family Support Group
For families of those coping with mental illness. Meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month on the main floor of the Marion Ward Building at Langley Memorial Hospital. Info: Leanne De Romeri, 604-533-6476.
Learning Disabilities Association
The Fraser South chapter offers one-on-one tutoring for youth ages six-14 with learning disabilities in literacy, math, social skills, and keyboarding. Affordable program fees; some subsidies available.. Subsidies available. Info: 604-591-5156 or www.ldafs.org.
Lower Mainland Thoracic Outlet Support Group
Meets 1st Fri. of each month, 2-4pm at 20750 Fraser Hwy. (must be buzzed in). Info: 1-888-300-1954, 778-888-7339 (leave message), email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.atosa.org.
Meals on Wheels
Langley Meals on Wheels has hot meals weekdays and frozen meals available weekends for seniors, the disabled and sick people unable to cook for themselves. The annual general meeting is at Neck of the Woods Winery on Sept. 19, 4-6 pm. RSVP to Carol or Wendy or Joel at 604-533-1679 or email@example.com. Info: 604-533-1679.
Mental Health Family Support and Respite program
The BC Schizophrenia Society offers help to families/caregivers with a family member diagnosed with a severe mental illness. Family support groups meet Langley and Delta. Info: .
604-574-1976 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The support group for mothers whose children have died before birth meets monthly in Cloverdale at 10:30am, typically on Fridays. Call facilitator Susan Simmons for details, 604-575-0313.
The Lower Mainland chapter has 16 different support groups around the region. To find the nearest one, call 604-689-3144.
The group for people affected by the addiction of a friend or family member meets Tuesdays, 7:30pm at the Bethany Newton Church, 60th Avenue and 148th Street. Info: nar-anoncbregion.org.
The Langley branch meets monthly at 1pm in the Langley Seniors' Resource Centre, 20605 51B Ave. Info: 604-534-4924.
The meetings are Wednesdays at 7pm in the Douglas Recreation Centre.
Parent Support Circles
The Parent Support Services Society of BC offers free, confidential, anonymous, weekly meetings for people to improve their parenting skills. Info: 604-669-1616, 1-877-345-9777, or http://www.parentsupportbc.ca.
Parkinson Support Group
It meets 1-3pm on the third Friday of the month at Evergreen Timbers, 5464 203 St. Info: Jean, 604-888-0069.
Prostate Cancer Support Group
The support and awareness group meets the last Saturday of each month from 10am-12pm in the Surrey Memorial Hospital cafeteria. Info: George, 604-574-5554 or www.procansupport.com.
Fear, depression, anxiety, panic? A cognitive behaviour method reduces nervous symptoms and fears to a minimum. Meet 7:30pm Monday at Langley Memorial Hospital conference room #1. Info: call Brent at 604-534-7496.
Sexual Assault Recovery Anonymous, a non-profit organization in Surrey, assists in recovery from childhood sexual assault; provides self-help groups for adult females/males and adolescent females; and provides educational materials, public education, and outreach services to Langley. Info: email@example.com.
Sex Addicts Anonymous
A fellowship for people wishing to recover from sexual addiction. Info: 604-290-9544 or www.saavancouver.org.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly
The non-profit weight-loss support group has chapters around Langley with morning and evening meetings. Info: Lynda, 604-856-8014.
Vancouver Scoliosis Support Group
Information and support for children with scoliosis and their families. Meet others and learn. Info: 604-924-1740, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assisted Living for Seniors
The facility in Walnut Grove is looking for volunteers (bus outings, visits, reading, walking, crafts). Info: Danielle, 604-881-8132.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters Langley is looking for Aldergrove residents to be in-school mentors. Must be 19 or older. Info: www.bbbslangley.com/aldergrove or 604-535-5055.
Brookswood Community Police
Volunteer commitment is 4 hours a week. Exciting rewards, training provided. Duties include foot and bike patrol, and office duties. Info: Karen Zappa, 604-530-3104; email email@example.com.
Canadian Cancer Society
Volunteers required in the Willowbrook office. Training provided. Info: 604-533-1668 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New English speakers are invited to friendly, supportive social gatherings to practice conversation skills. The circles are run by volunteers and are usually in public libraries. Langley Literacy Now and the libraries have free volunteer training. To volunteer, contact Ada, email@example.com.
Downtown Langley Ambassadors
The program runs April to September and is looking for volunteers to greet visitors and help the public. Training and uniforms provided. Flexible schedules. Info: Lilianne Fuller, 604-539-0133.
The Canadian Cancer Society is looking for volunteer drivers to take patients to and from appointments at the Surrey, Vancouver and Abbotsford cancer centres. Mileage reimbursed. Flexible scheduling. Training provided. Info: Linda Kelly, 604-533-1668, ext. 226 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A no-kill cat shelter in Langley has openings for volunteers to assist in feeding and care of sheltered cats. Info: Carol, 604-202-0713.
Head. Heart. Hands. Health. Help Wanted. 4-H volunteers needed for new and existing clubs. Info: 4-H-Canada.ca/join_again.
Friends of the City of Langley Library
Meets the 3rd Tues. of each month, 1pm, except for July, August and December. Info: library, 604-514-2850.
Fibromyalgia Well Spring
The group is looking for volunteers for its downtown Langley office and thrift shop. Info: 778-278-3697.
Volunteers always welcome. Info: 604-534-7186 or email email@example.com.
Intergenerational storytelling project
The Intergenerational Centre for Action Learning (ICAL) wants youth volunteers for community video production project. Training provided. Info: Elizabeth, 604-514-1188, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ical.ca.
The Ishtar Transition Housing Society is looking for donation room volunteers. Training provided. Flexible daytime shifts. Info: Debbie, 604-534-1011 or email@example.com.
Langley Hospice Society
Volunteers needed at the Second Story thrift store. Info: Denise, firstname.lastname@example.org, or at email@example.com. The store will be closed for maintenance and repairs Aug. 27-29.
Langley Hospice Certificate Training Program for those wishing to volunteer or are interested in the subject runs Tuesdays, Sept. 25 to Nov. 27 from 6:30-9:30pm. This 10-session program covers issues on life and death, as well as grief and loss and related skills. Fee is $135. Info or registration: Fernande at 604-530-1115.
Langley Literacy Association
The group meets monthly at the City of Langley Library. New members welcome. Info: Kim Davison, 604-514-2855. The group helps the Langley Christmas Bureau with the Wrap-a-Read program.
Langley Lodge Special Care Home
Help needed for recreational/leisure programs for seniors, Mon.-Sat. Info: Helen Kirby, 604-532-4200 ext. 4138, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Langley Meals on Wheels
Volunteer drivers needed for Walnut Grove and Fort Langley routes. The commitment is two hours per week, once a week, 11am-1pm. Info: 604-533-1679.
Langley Seniors Resource Centre
Volunteer drivers are needed to transport seniors to appointments and for the seniors' buddies program. Info: Janice, 604-530-3020 ext. 302.
The Learning Disabilities Association needs volunteers to work with children at locations in Langley and Surrey. Extensive training provided. #201 13766 72 Ave. Info 604-591-5156 or www.ldafs.org.
Mountain View Conservation Soc.
Volunteer applicants must be 17 or older. No jobs involve hands-on contact with the animals. Info: Louise, 604-882-9313, or mtnviewfarms.com.
Pacific Assistance Dogs Society
Puppy raisers train dogs to assist people with disabilities other than blindness. Info: 604-527-0556.
Patti Dale Animal Shelter
The shelter is seeking volunteers to help homeless animals. Opportunities include walking dogs, TLC for cats, website work, photography, fundraising and fostering. Info: 604-857-5055, or www.lapsbc.petfinders.com.
Penny Pinchers Thrift Store needs volunteers for various shifts Monday through Saturday. The store raises funds for Langley Memorial Hospital. A weekly four hour commitment is requested. Training provided. Apply at the store, 20251 56th Ave. Online options: www.fraserhealth.ca or email VolunteerResourcesLMH@frserhealth.ca.
People with Pets
Visit residents in Langley Lodge seniors home. Pets must have up-to-date medical exams and vaccinations. Info: Helen Kirby, 604-532-4200, ext. 4138.
Pacific Riding for Developing Abilities offers equestrian therapy. No experience necessary to volunteer. Training includes preparing horses for lessons, leading horses, and side-walking during lessons. Volunteers also needed for fundraising, special events, facility and ground maintenance, barn help, and office work. Info: Bill or Judi, 604-530-8717. PRDA is at 1088 208 St.
Needs volunteers to mentor and assist individuals with acquired brain injury in recreational and social activities. Info: Tammie, 604-897-1563 or email email@example.com.
Small Aninal Rescue Society
SARS needs volunteers urgently for its facility in Aldergrove. Volunteers can also help with rabbit socialization and grooming. Students can earn volunteer credit. Info: Muriel, 604-530-3297 or (cell) 604-306-5775.
Fraser Health Crisis Line
Volunteers needed to assist people in the community experiencing emotional distress. No previous experience is needed. Training and on-going support are provided. Information package are at Options Community Services, 9815 140th St. Info: www.options.bc.ca.
TLC Pet Adoptions
Langley cat rescue group needs volunteers to foster adult cats and kittens with special needs. Info: 604-856-4866, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transplant Society of B.C.
More than 300 British Columbians are waiting for life-saving organ transplants. Volunteers are needed to educate and encourage people to register as organ donors. Info: or registration: www.transplant.bc.ca.
Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Ass'n
The non-profit organization provides therapy riding for people with special needs and needs volunteers. VTEA is at 3330 256th St. Info: 604-857-1267, or email email@example.com.
Vancouver Rape Relief
Women's Shelter is looking for volunteers for the Rape and Crisis Line and Transition House. Free training begins immediately. Info: 604-872-8212 or visit www.rapereliefshelter.bc.ca.
Active, energetic people over the age of 50 join children who need caring and committed mentors. For 30 years, Volunteer Grandparents has been helping bridge the gap between generations. Volunteers are needed to help children in classrooms and to establish mentoring relationships with children and their families. Info: 604-736-8271.
RCMP community police offices provide volunteer opportunities in community policing services and programs: helping the public over the phone or in person; taking routine police reports; becoming familiar and educating the general public on crime prevention; participating in community events. Commit to four hours a week for at least one year. The Willowbrook CPO is open 9am-5pm, Mon.-Fri. Info: Kimberley Enns, 604-534-1040, or pick up an application at #140-20338-65 Ave. in the Township building.
The Fraser Valley Aboriginal Children and Family Services Society is looking for individuals Aboriginal or non-Aboriginal 19 years of age and over who are interested in volunteering as mentors to Aboriginal youth on a weekly-basis. Training provided. Info: Gary, 604-532-3682 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You've Gotta Have Friends
Organization seeks new volunteers of all ages and interests to help another find connections in the Langley community. A belief in the value of each person is essential. Out and About with Friends is a coffee gathering each Monday at 1:30pm at the Mocha Room. Info: Janice or Pat, 604-533-6546.
The Royal Canadian Sea Cadets (open to ages 12-18) meets Tuesdays and Navy League Cadets (open to nine to 12) meets Thursdays at the cadet training centre, 4315 272nd St. Both are 6:15pm. Info: 604-856-3700.
Regiment 1922 of the Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps welcomes kids 12-18 from Langley and Aldergrove to develop teamwork, leadership, fitness and self-confidence. Call 604-857-2698 or email email@example.com.
The Army Cadet corps in Langley is for kids 12-18 to teach about leadership, citizenship and personal development. Biathlon team. Regular training is 6:30-9:15pm Tuesdays at Langley Secondary School, 21405 56th Ave. Info: 778-867-2225 or Mary.Ward@cadets.gc.ca. Check out www.seaforthpsc.org.
Boys and girls aged 6-21 learn skills including public speaking, judging, and raising projects such as sheep, pigs, dogs, llamas, horses, and beef, as well as non-animal projects such as woolcraft and photography. Members can earn external school credits and scholarships, as well as travel opportunities. Info: Langley district key leader: Glenda Reid, 604-607-4443.
Four Canadian Pony Clubs in the Langley area are accepting new members, children who enjoy ponies and horses. Learn horsemanship & riding. Info: Judy Davies, 604-533-2063; email firstname.lastname@example.org; visit www.canadianponyclub.org.
Scouting and Guiding
Join the world's largest youth organization and have fun camping, playing, making crafts, and meeting new friends. Adults are welcome, too. In the Langley area, visit www.nicomeklscouting.ca.
Sparks, Brownies, Guides, or Pathfinders - Info: 604-574-1827, or visit www.bc-girlguides.org. Ladies aged 19-90 encouraged to call.
First Fort Langley Scouts - Ages 10-13, meet every Tues. at Fort Langley Elementary. Info: Rudy Bardeck. 604-856-3146.First Brookswood Beavers, Cubs and Scouts - Ages five to 14. Info: email@example.com.
Southgate Youth Centre
Drop-in for Langley City youth - in Langley Mall. Hours: 2:30-4:30pm, Mon.-Thurs., and 2:30-7pm Fri.
A free, drop-in parent participation program for families with children from birth to five takes place weekdays at several local schools. 9am-noon: Nicomekl, Langley Meadows, Simonds, Parkside, West Langley, and North Otter. 1-4pm: Wix Brown, Douglas Park, and James Hill. Info: contact the schools.
Table Tennis Challenge
Weekly tournament for youths, 12-17 years, on Thursdays, 7-8pm, at Timms Community Centre. Participation free with valid PRAC card.
Blood donor clinics
Call 1-888-2-DONATE to book.
Sept. 11: 1-8pm Murrayville Hall, 21667 48th Ave.
The next Langley Lodge education seminar is Sept. 18 at 7pm at 5451 204th St. Rose Puszka with the Alzheimer Society of BC will give a presentation dementia. RSVP: Dayna, 604-532-4241 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The second annual Community Day is 11am-3pm on Sept. 15 at the Bethel Mennonite Church, 24687 56th Ave. Free admission. Activities for kids, food, live music and a craft sale with proceeds to the Langley Food Bank. Everyone welcome.
The fifth annual JD Farms Fall Festival is 10am-4pm on Sept. 15. The Aldergrove Rotary Club has a barbecue (by donation to the Terry Fox Foundation). There are cooking demos, live music, children's activities, a 4-H petting area, and more.
BBQ on the Bypass
Teams from around the Pacific Northwest will compete in barbecue contests during the day Sept. 16. Public sampling. Free admission. At Well Seasoned, 20771 Langley Bypass.
Fort Langley Farmers Market
Saturdays until Oct. 6, there is a market 10am-3pm at the Bedford House Restaurant. Info: www.fortlangleyvillagefarmersmarket.org.
Breastfeeding clinic, immunization clinics (2, 4, 6, 12, & 18 months), and New Baby and Me Group (birth to 6 mo.). Info: 604-539-2900.
BingoThe Langley Lions Club offers bingo every Tuesday at Evergreen Lodge, 5464 203rd St. Doors open at 4pm with Bonanza pre call at 5:30pm, cards sold at 6 and games at 7pm. Concession opens at 5pm.
The Maples Discovery Gardens Co-operative in Willoughby has 20 new garden plots for rent to the public. Info: email@example.com.
The Dorjechang Buddhist Centre hosts weekly classes at Douglas Recreation Centre, Mondays at 7pm. Suggested donation: $10. Info: www.dorjechang.ca or 604-853-3738.
Mingle over coffee and goodies at the Langley Legion, 20570 56th Ave., Tuesday through Friday, 8-11am. (You don't have to be a member to attend.)
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 21 Langley, 20570 56th Ave., has a bake sale on the first Friday of the month, starting at 6pm. Open to the public.
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