by Ronda Payne
Ever want to see a butterfly take its first flight? Take part in Chartwell Langley Gardens Retirement Community’s butterfly release event to benefit the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation.
It’s because of the close relationship the Langley Chartwell residence shares with the hospital that led to selecting the foundation as the recipient, noted Chartwell sales consultant Mia Sieben.
“The Langley Memorial Hospital of course is really good to us,” she said. “They’re so great to our residents… we wanted to be able to give back.”
Butterflies are a $10 donation each (with the proceeds going to the foundation) and although pre-orders are recommended, there will be a few available at the event for purchase, but those interested must arrive early.
“There will be some to purchase on site,” said Sieben. “It’s definitely best to come early.”
The event begins at 2 p.m. and runs until 3:30 p.m. but to get a butterfly, Sieben recommends arriving around 1:30 p.m.
The event will also include fun activities like facepainting, refreshments, and a harpist. The highlight, of course, will be the butterfly release when everyone will allow their painted lady butterfly to make its way into the sky for the first time.
The painted ladies are native to B.C. and are similar in colour to monarch butterflies so the black, white, and orange colours are expected to be beautiful.
The action takes place at the Chartwell Langley Gardens Retirement Community outdoor courtyard at 8888 202 St.