Rachel Button, an instructor at Langley Community Music School, is among those performing at a free Christmas Variety Show in Fort Langley Sunday.

VIDEOS: Langley introduces seasonal variety show Sunday

Langley Township wraps up its free Canada 150 concert series this weekend at Chief Sepass Theatre.

A free Christmas variety show comes to Langley this weekend.

The Township of Langley has been hosting a Canada 150 summer and fall concert series, and that’s wrapping with songs and entertainment for all ages at the Chief Sepass Theatre in Fort Langley on Sunday, Dec. 3.

The show, which starts at 2 p.m., will feature performances by Portraits of Us, The Kwerks, Rachel Button, and Kellie Haines.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to get in the Christmas spirit, enjoy some holiday favourites, and experience some of the many talented local performers we are fortunate to have in our area,” said Peter Tulumello, the Township’s director of arts, culture and community initiatives.

To register for a free ticket, log in to RecExpress.ca and use course barcode 535645, or contact any of the Township’s recreation centres listed at tol.ca/recreation-culture/facilities.

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Artists performing

Portraits of Us is a duo from the Fraser Valley, made up of married couple Jason and Anna Ratzlaff.

Since forming in 2016, they have performed original music with the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra, played on many Canadian stages, and completed their first western Canadian tour.

Their sound is clean, melodic, and filled with intricate vocal and instrumental parts. Portraits of Us released its debut album Guard Your Heart in August of 2017.

The Kwerks, comprised of Langley-based couple Laura and Ryan Koch, perform unique, snappy folk-pop with hints of bluegrass and rock.

They released two EPs in 2016 and were featured in a Dominion Lending Centres national commercial campaign.

The Kwerks scooped up a Fraser Valley Music Award nomination and made it to the national top 25 in this year’s CBC Searchlight Competition.

Their songs have been picked up by radio stations locally and nationally, and their live performances are infused with sassy dance moves and funny stories.

READ: Langley Kwerks brings unique Valley sound to Northern B.C.

READ: Free Kwerks performance this evening in Langley

READ: Langley duo makes regional music contest shortlist

Rachel Button is a professional musician who has 10 years’ experience performing, songwriting, and recording in the UK, US, and Canada. Hailing from Britain, she has performed at The Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace, and The Great British Folk Festival, and is currently a vocal coach at the Langley Community Music School. Hear her perform at rachelbutton.com/videos.

Ventriloquist and family entertainer Kellie Haines started talking and singing to her stuffed animals at the age of eight. When they started talking back, she knew she had a show! With a background in theatre, clowning, singing, and dance, Kellie performs at festivals, in schools across Canada, and as a puppeteer/singer for television. Her dream came true recently when she worked as a puppeteer on a TV movie with The Jim Henson Company.

For more information about the Christmas Variety Show, visit tol.ca/events, or contact the Arts, Culture and Community Initiatives Division at canada150@tol.ca.

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