Richard Bond is one of two artists displaying at the Fort Gallery.

Country music and country fun are part of the Langley scene

Langley has plenty of activities taking place this weekend.

Dress in pioneer type clothing and admission to the 37th annual Country Celebration is free.

Metro Vancouver hosts the event in Campbell Valley Regional Park as a way to honour the country roots of the Lower Mainland. Country Celebration this year is Sept. 19 and 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Things to check out this year – a bike powered main stage, circus skills workshops, a hay bale maze, kite-making, raku pottery workshops, story telling, llamas, cow milking demonstrations, live raptors and more. The Mobile Dairy Classroom will be on site Sunday.

People can also enjoy square dancers, Bobs and Lolo, various bands, and Celtic dancers on stage in addition to roving performers.

A new addition will be food trucks offering up everything from perogies to Filipino cuisine to mini donuts to freshly squeezed lemonade, in addition to classic country fare.

People are encouraged to bring a water bottle as Metro Vancouver will have tap water available for drinking.

Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for those seven to 12 and free for those younger. Seniors are also admitted free. So are those dressed in pioneer garb.

Dogs are allowed on a leash.

Learn more at

He won

Langley’s Dallas Smith was on the other coast to pick up his Juno for Album of the Year (for Lifted).

The Canadian Country Music Association Awards were presented this past weekend and Smith opened the show with his song Cheap Seats.

Two artists

Don Portelance and Richard Bond are displaying at the Fort Gallery in a show called Two Directions which runs Sept. 16 to Oct. 4.

The opening reception is Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m.

Bond is a former art teacher, based in Surrey. His current work of oil paintings tries to capture the rhythmical pattern of movement on paper with the human figures as the subject.

Portelance offers his own unique view of the world through his works.

Just Posted

Charges upgraded against mother of murdered Langley girl

Kerryann Lewis now faces first- rather than second-degree murder in the death of Aaliyah Rosa.

WATCH: Farm Country Brewing in Langley City expected to open in summer

Farm Country Brewing is currently under construction and is planned to open in summer 2019.

South Langley centre offers seniors an array of activities

Members decide which courses and activities are offered at the Brookswood Seniors Centre.

LETTER: Langley/Surrey shortchanged on transit for Vancouver

Funding to get SkyTrain to Langley City could come from not undergrounding Vancouver’s extension.

LETTER: Area letter writer puts Trump government shutdown in perspective

A Maple Ridge letter writer is critical of Hillary Clinton’s comments about the shutdown.

VIDEO: U.S. Congress to probe whether Trump told lawyer Cohen to lie

At issue is a BuzzFeed News report that about negotiations over a Moscow real estate project

Rookie Demko backstops Canucks to 4-3 win over Sabres

Young Vancouver goalie makes 36 saves to turn away Buffalo

UPDATE: Injured firefighter in stable condition

Kelowna fire crews responded to a blaze at Pope’sGallery of BC Art & Photography on Friday

Book a ride on a driverless shuttle in Surrey or Vancouver

Automated vehicle demos are being offered, as the two cities plan pilot projects with the shuttles

Rare ‘super blood wolf moon’ takes to the skies this Sunday

Celestial event happens only three times this century

Arrest made after historic B.C. church hit by arson

The fire at the 150-year-old Murray United Church in Merritt was considered a possible hate crime

Missing man from Crowsnest Pass could be in Lower Mainland

58-year-old Stuart David Duff was last seen on Jan. 6, 2019.

B.C. dangerous offender in court for violating no-contact order, sends letter to victim

Wayne Belleville was shocked to see a letter addressed to him from his shooter, Ronald Teneycke

Man blames his loud car radio, sirens for crash with B.C. ambulance

Tribunal rejects bid to recoup ICBC costs after crash deemed 100-per-cent his fault

Most Read