Champion shares story at book launch in Langley

A book launch is being held tonight at a local car dealership.

Although it’s not the traditional venue for a book signing, OpenRoad Infiniti’s in Langley’s high-end auto mall is hosting a celebration for Leah Goldstein and the release of her book, No Limits.

The book is a powerful true story of Goldstein, and the autobiography is being hailed as a “stunning example” of a life without limits.

Born in Vancouver, by age 11 she was a blackbelt. She enlisted in the Israeli Military, and became the first female instructor of the elite commando division before transitioning to a special forces unit combatting terrorism and violent crime.

The extreme lifestyle of the secret police eventually took its toll on her, and she found her salvation in a bicycle.

She then pursued a 10-year career as a professional cyclist in Europe and North America, and triumphed as world champion in the gruelling 3,000-mile Race Across America.

From crashes to podiums, from fear to triumph, these memoirs gives a glimpse at what’s possible from a “no limits” mindset.

The celebration, emceed by News 1130’s Tammy Moyer, runs 7 to 9 p.m. tonight (Thursday, June 25) at the Infiniti dealership, 5995 Collection Dr.

Arts Alive coming up

Organizers of the annual Arts Alive Festival in downtown Langley City are gearing up for the Aug. 15 event, and recently issued a call for artists.

The marketplace-like show exhibits the works of much more than just the traditional painters. It also showcases musicians, jewellery, glass, sculpture, furniture, fashion, pottery, wood, photography, ceramics, candles, toys, books, quilts, and fabric art – as examples.

Those interested in being part of the seven-hour outdoor event can contact or call 604-539-0133.

Doc sings at Porter’s

On the music front, Langley’s singing doctor Shannon Lee, is performing at Porter’s Bistro Saturday night, June 27, starting after dinner at 7 p.m. Reservations for this show are required by calling 604-530-5297.

Just Posted

End ‘exploitative’ parking fees at Lower Mainland hospitals, group says is criticizing a new contract between health authorities and Impark

Langley thespian performs in upcoming rom-com

Mikayla Wust, a recent graduate at TWU, plays the lead in Beau Jest.

Langley East MLA could testify in logging lawsuit

Rich Coleman has been put on the witness list for a lawsuit against TimberWest.

WATCH: Kwantlen artist paints and installs Indigenous mural in Fort Langley

First Nations painter Brandon Gabriel created a piece of art for Cranberries Naturally.

Surrey woman plans to travel after winning $500,000

Frances Jarvos bought her winning ticket at Willowbrook Mall in Langley

New Canada Food Guide nixes portion sizes, promotes plant-based proteins

Guide no longer lists milk and dairy products as a distinct food group

Man accused of threatening to kill ‘as many girls as I see’

Christopher W. Cleary wrote he was angry because he’d never had a girlfriend and wanted to ‘make it right’ with a mass shooting

Cannabis-carrying border crossers could be hit with fines under coming system

Penalties are slated to be in place some time next year

Fraser Valley Bandits reveal mascot name

Berry the Bandit officially unveiled, makes first public appearance tomorrow

B.C. Green leader calls for long-term legislature financial audit

Andrew Weaver says trust in clerk and sergeant at arms is gone

No charges in fatal police Taser incident in Chilliwack

RCMP watchdog concludes no evidence of excessive or disproportionate force was used by officers

Here’s what the B.C. legislature officers are accused of buying with tax payers’ money

Personal trips, purchases, alcohol and more laid out in 76-page report by Plecas

Alberta youth charged over theft of $17,000 in snow equipment at B.C. ski resort

Alberta RCMP recovered $17,000 in skis/snowboards believed stolen from Fernie Alpine Resort Saturday

China demands U.S. drop Huawei extradition request with Canada

Hua said China demands that the U.S. withdraw the arrest warrant against Meng Wanzhou

Most Read