Langley has several heart-themed happenings

Local Valentine-themed events offer tempting goodies.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C. will benefit by some Valentine Bingo Feb. 12.

Seven Chartwell locations, including the two in Langley, will host bingo tournaments this upcoming Valentine’s weekend with proceeds benefiting the foundation’s ongoing work to reduce heart disease and stroke in Canada.

On Friday, Feb. 12 this first annual event will be held at two locations in Langley: Chartwell Langley Gardens Retirement Community, 8888 202nd St., from 10:30 a.m. to noon and Chartwell Renaissance, 6676 203rd St., between 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

The public can show the Heart and Stroke Foundation some love while enjoying great company and a little friendly competition. Refreshments and Valentine treats will be available as well as the chance to win some great prizes.

For more information, contact Chartwell Langley Gardens Retirement Community at 604-676-3098 or Chartwell Renaissance at 778-726-0842.

Go old school

Learn about the romantic side of life at the Fort Langley National Historic Site on Feb. 13.

A traditional three-course Valentine’s Day dinner with a select wine pairing awaits.

Patrons will get to witness a historic Fur Trade Wedding

Building relationships between the Fort and the local First nations was essential in the 1800s and one of the strongest bonds was made through marriage. Participate in a fur trade wedding, where the Chief trader stands before a Kwantlen bride and a Fort Langley worker, “joining” their families in marriage and the trade.

Feel the heat of molten metal in the blacksmith’s shop at a 19th century Hudson’s Bay Company fort.

Enjoy the soulful sounds of Sister Says, a pop duo based out of Vancouver, fronted by mixed Haida-Tsimshian siblings Gillian and Robert Thomson.

The cost is $99 per person. Seatings are at 5 and 7 p.m. Information and reservations are at

More food

The 10th annual Sweet Celebration is Feb. 13 and 14 at Township 7 Winery, 21152 16th Ave. The afternoon is a chance to enjoy artisanal chocolates paired with Township 7 wines. There’s three 90-minute sessions each of the two days. RSVP to 604-532-1766 or For more information, go to The cost is $15 plus tax per person.

Sweet sounds

Well-known musicians Calvin Dyck (violin), and Carmen Fast Hollett (piano), will present a concert of the most romantic music for violin and piano, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. at Bakerview Church in Abbotsford.

The repertoire will range from Beethoven’s Romance in F, and Dvorak’s Four Romantic Pieces to Gabe’s Tango Jalousie, and music from Romeo and Juliet by Prokofiev.

They have been collaborating on concerts for more than 20 years. Fast is on faculty at Trinity Western University, and Calvin is in his 16th year as concertmaster for the Vancouver Island Symphony in Nanaimo.

There will be door prizes such as gift certificates and chocolate.

Tickets are available at King’s Music and House of James, or at the door.

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