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July features Canada Day festivities and lots of music festivals. Here are several July events taking place in the Fraser Valley that caught our eye…

Fort Langley Jazz and Soul festival
Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival
Thu, Jul 21, 7:00 p.m.–Sun, Jul 24, 9:00 p.m.
Chief Sepass Theatre – 9096 Trattle St, Langley Twp, BC
The Festival features 60 bands, 8 indoor & outdoor stages, Visual Art, Kidz Zone & More! The 2022 Odlum Brown Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival will feature a combination of in-person ticketed… READ MORE

Chilliwack Hospice SocietyChilliwack Hike for Hospice 2022
Sun, Jul 10, 12:00–2:00 p.m.
Sardis Park – 6898 School Ln, Chilliwack, BC
Chilliwack Hike for Hospice is a fun, family-friendly event that raises funds in support of the free bereavement and palliative care support programs and services provided by Chilliwack Hospice… READ MORE

Harrison Festival Of The Arts 2022
July 7–17, 2022
Harrison Memorial Hall – 290 Esplanade Ave, Harrison Hot Springs, BC
Harrison Memorial Hall, Harrison Hot Springs, BC, Canada Line-up: Blackie And The Rodeo Kings and Five Alarm Funk Read more on Songkick

Canada Day Family FestivalCanada day Film Festival
Fri, Jul 1, 11:00 a.m.
Abbotsford City Hall – 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford
Celebrate Canada, Celebrate Community! 2022 will be a very special year for our community as we gather safely in-person. Our community celebration begins with a two-hour parade along our main… Read more on Kids Out and About Vancouver – KidsOutAndAbout.com

Mission Folk FestivalMission Folk Festival 2022
Thu, Jul 21–Sun, Jul 24
Mission Folk Music Festival Society – 7494 Mary St, Mission, BC
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Surrey Canada Day
Fri, Jul 1, 10:00 a.m.–10:30 p.m.
Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre – 17728 64 Ave, Surrey, BC
The City of Surrey is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Salish Peoples, including the q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie), q̓ʷɑ:n̓ƛ̓ən̓ (Kwantlen), and Semiahma (Semiahmoo) land-based Nations. July 1st is a day to chart a new and better path forward. Together, we can work towards reconciliation and more equitable society for all. We invite you to come together to experience diverse cultural expressions, as well as the best of Canada and its hope for the future. Surrey Canada Day is committed to sharing music, education, entertainment, and the cultural practices of many Indigenous and multicultural artists. Event organizers are working with leaders from land-based Nations and an Indigenous consultant in the planning and programming of this event. READ MORE

Surrey Fusion Festival
Surrey Fusion Festival is the ultimate celebration of food, music, and culture. Festival organizers are proud to work with communities representing different ethnicities and cultures from around the world and honour the traditions and history that they share with attendees. Since the festival’s inception in 2008, the event has grown to showcase over 40 different cultures, with pavilions offering international foods, displays of artifacts and textiles, and multiple stages featuring musical and dance performances. Surrey Fusion Festival is proud to host pavilions from over 40 cultures across the globe, including from North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania. READ MORE

Fraser Valley CiderParty in The Tent at The Fraser Valley Cider Company Featuring Koan Kane
Fri, 8 July 2022 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
The Fraser Valley Cider Company – 22128 16 Ave Langley, BC V2Z 1L3
The Mighty Koan aka ‘Koan Kane ‘ is a singer-songwriter of some of the most unusual music in Vancouver. Koan’s music ranges from pop to ballads, from dance to indie beats. READ MORE and Photo Credit


Live Music Fridays – Township 7 Langley
“Summer just got hotter! We are pleased to support the local music scene as we feature live music each Friday Night on our patio. Enjoy a glass of wine while you take in the smooth sounds of live music.”
July 1st | Evan Kennedy
July 22nd | Greg Neufeld
July 29th | Julia Nicholson – TBC
READ MORE and PHOTO CREDIT

FOOTNOTES
While we do our best to ensure the accuracy of our listings, events may be postponed or canceled without notice. Please confirm with the organizer before making any plans.
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It’s that time of year when local Farmer’s Markets are up and running again. At a Farmer’s Market, you can almost always find locally grown produce, seafood, meat, and poultry. Farmer’s Markets are also a great place to shop for baked goods, handmade crafts, and flowers. At FV Lifestyle we love to shop locally and there is no better place to do that than at a community-run Farmer’s Market or local farm!

Kingfisher Market
They say, “The Kingfisher Market truly gives you that farm-to-table experience. Open from mid-June into the Autumnal season, this neighbourhood farm provides the opportunity to shop for fresh sustainably grown veggies, flowers, meat, cheese, bread, eggs, and honey. The vegetables, grown right on their farm, are hand-picked every Tuesday for optimum freshness. You can even visit the cows and chickens who call the farm home and see where the harvest is hauled from.”
See website for address and hours of operation https://www.kingfisherfarmmarket.com/
Photo: @kingfisherfarmmarket

A Rocha Farm & Gift Shop
More than a farmer’s market, the A Rocha Farm & Gift Shop is a place for community engagement. While you’re picking up your field-fresh veggies, take a little time to browse locally and sustainably produced gift items, or enjoy a cup of freshly brewed pour-over coffee. Veggies are available Tuesday and Saturday, while the shop is also open Wednesday to Friday.
See website for address and hours of operation https://arocha.ca/where-we-work/brooksdale/a-rocha-farm-gift-shop/
Photo: @arochacanada

The Clayton Market
They say, “We are so excited to continue to bring together the community to celebrate and support the local farmers, markers, bakers + emerging brands – with a little Collective Market magic sprinkled in!” – Caitlyn + Jessica
See website for address and hours of operation https://www.claytonfarmersmarket.org/

Farmers Market

Fort Langley Village Farmers’ Market
They say, “Join us at our next B.C. Farmers Market and meet our local BC farmers, BC Prepared food vendors,
and our “Best of BC” Artisans.”
See website for address and hours of operation https://fortlangleyvillagefarmersmarket.org/
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Langley Farm Market
They say, “We’re specialists in freshly picked produce from across BC, including fresh fruit from Okanagan farmers and organic vegetables grown right here in Metro Vancouver. We also offer locally sourced natural and organic groceries, in-store baked goods, fresh meat, delicatessen cold cuts, and chilled seafood.”
See website for address and hours of operation https://www.langleyfarm.ca/

Langley Community Farmers Market
They say, “Our Market runs every Wednesday throughout the summer, and features the best food and artisan products the beautiful Fraser Valley has to offer.”
See website for address and hours of operation https://lcfm.ca/

Lucid Spirits

White Rock Farmers’ Market
They say, “Our authentic Community-based Farmers’ Market with all the fabulous vendor-produced goods—including fresh fruits and veggies, with an emphasis on locally-grown farm produce. There are also baked goods, preserves, garden products (bedding plants, hanging baskets, and flowers), many specialty food items such as organic cheese, local seafood, and gourmet dog biscuits plus unique crafts by local craftspeople. Much, much more awaits you”.
See website for address and hours of operation https://www.whiterockfarmersmarket.ca/
Photo: @farmersmarketwhiterock

Haney Farmers’ Market
They say, “For more than fifteen years, the Haney Farmers’ Market has been inviting local residents to Memorial Peace Park for a weekly meet and greet with some of the regions’ most hyper-local food producers. A bustling hub of local food activity, fresh farm produce vendors from Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge descend upon this central downtown market as local families stop by Kids Korner for story time and educational programs, or enjoy a beverage and hot snack while talented buskers perform at Café Corner.
See website for address and hours of operation https://bcfarmersmarkettrail.com/market/haney-farmers-market/
Photo: @haneyfarmersmarket

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Surrey Urban Farmers Market
They say, “We are a community meeting place run by passionate volunteers. We are a vibrant, multi-cultural non-profit Farmers Market, promoting local farmers big and small, food producers, artisans, community groups, and entertainers for the benefit of our diverse community. We host live entertainment, community workshops, and kids activities while providing a shopping experience that is unique and memorable, allowing guests to meet face to face with farmers, producers, artisans, and entertainers.”
See website for address and hours of operation https://surreymarket.org/

 

 

Abbotsford farmers MarketAbbotsford Farm & Country Market
They say, “Abbotsford’s longest running farmers’ market featuring the best local vendors and fresh, real food.”
See website for address and hours of operation https://afcm.ca/
Photo: abbotsfordfarmandcountrymarket

Chilliwack Market

Downtown Chilliwack Community Market
They say, “make. bake. grow. gather. A new way to connect with your food & community. Our market of local growers, gatherers, bakers, crafters, and makers is a space where new relationships can form and thrive around those offerings, connecting the people of Chilliwack with quality food and goods.”
See website for address and hours of operation https://dccm.ca/
Photo: @chilliwackmarket

Mission City Farmer’s MarketPlants
They say, “Each Saturday (May – October) we bring you an assortment of fresh produce, vegetables, baking, and other specialty foods from local vendors in Mission and the Fraser Valley.”
See website for address and hours of operation https://missioncityfarmersmarket.com/
Photo: @missioncitysfarmersmarket

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FOOTNOTES
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What a wonderful month May is here in the Fraser Valley. The flowers are blooming, it’s getting warmer and people are able to spend more time outdoors, and of course, there’s Mother’s Day! If you are looking for something to do in May, check out some of our Fraser Valley vent picks below.

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Help Preserve BC’s Fish Stocks for Future Anglers

BCFDF Fundraiser is Coming in May
Join the BC Federation of Drift Fishers on May 26th for their first fundraiser in two years!
WHEN? MAY 26th, 2022 – 6pm to 10pm
WHERE? LANGLEY GOLF CENTRE- 21550 44th Ave, Langley, B.C.
TICKETS – $35 per person
WEBSITE

Youth Week – Celebrate Surrey Youth Week with fun activities online and in your neighbourhood!
Date & Time: May 1, 2022 12:00am – May 7, 2022 11:59pm
BC Youth Week is a provincial celebration of youth held annually during the first week of May. It is a week of fun filled interaction and a celebration intended to build a strong connection between youth and their communities. These events are intended to highlight the interests, accomplishments, and diversity of youth across the province.
See a list of events (Photo Credit) – CLICK HERE

Mother’s Day Tea at the Farm – Enjoy sandwiches, sweets and treats. Even make a craft together as a souvenir of the day. After, take a walk along the scenic grounds or tour the farmhouse.
Date & Time: May 7, 2022 12:00am – May 8, 2022 11:59pm
Treat Mom Like a Queen! Celebrate Mother’s Day with a day out on the farm. Enjoy sandwiches, sweets and treats. Even make a craft together as a souvenir of the day. After, take a walk along the scenic grounds or tour the farmhouse. Save Your Spot Early $18.20 per person. For ages 6+. Register online or at 604-501-5100.

Surrey Rugby2022 BC Rugby Senior Club Finals – This exciting event will feature competitive teams ready to take on the field to win the championship.
Date & Time: May 7, 2022 12:00am – 11:59pm
In partnership with BC Rugby, the City of Surrey and Sport Surrey are pleased to announce that the 2022 BC Rugby Senior Club Finals are back! Competitive men’s and women’s teams will compete to win the championship. Come out with your family and friends to experience this exciting high-level rugby event!
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Mother's DayMother’s Day Weekend at the Glades Woodland Garden
Share with your loved ones the beauty of rhododendrons ablaze in colour.
Date & Time: May 7, 2022 10:00am – May 8, 2022 4:00pm
The Glades Woodland Garden is a beautiful 15-acre property situated in South Surrey featuring over 1,600 mature rhododendrons, azaleas and companion plants. Some of the rhododendrons are more than 6 metres (20 feet) tall and are ablaze in colour in the spring. The garden also contains a superb collection of fine trees, many of which are now designated as heritage.  Open Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 4pm from April 30 to June 26. $7 admission. Plan your visit at www.surrey.ca/glades. / Photo Credit

DW Poppy Car ShowDW Poppy Car Show
D.W. Poppy Secondary is getting ready to host its annual Car Show. This great tradition of putting on the first car show of the season brings many benefits to the school. With up to 700 + cars on display and thousands of spectators, it is a great fundraiser for various groups in the school such as the shop departments, athletic teams, dry grad and many others. It is an opportunity for the school to connect with the local community – this year we are again looking forward to welcoming the Fort Langley Lions Club which will be offering a pancake breakfast in the morning to our exhibitors. We look forward to welcoming you on the first Sunday in May – rain or shine! READ MORE / Photo Credit

Mother’s Day – In The Pink TourMother’s Day – In The Pink Tour
You will tour 4 local libation venues with MOM who will sample and collect a special bottle from each spot to complete the Pink Pack!
DATE: May 6-8, 2022, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Treat mom to a fabulous day out over Mothers Day weekend. You will enjoy a self guided tour where you will visit – The Fraser Valley Cider Company (22128 16 Ave, Langley), Festina Lente Estate Winery and Meadery (21113 16 Ave, Langley), Backyard Vineyards (3033 232 St, Langley) and
Roots and Wings Distillery (7897 240 St, Langley)
WEBSITE / Photo Credit and More Info

Sheri UlrichShari Ulrich at Bez Arts Hub
You may simply come for her many great songs and timeless hits, and you will surely get that and the thrill of live music, but when Shari comes to Bez it’s always much more. Don’t miss a heartwarming and unforgettable experience with one of Canada’s great artists. Shari will be joined by pianist Cindy Fairbank. For over four decades, accomplished singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Shari Ulrich has been winning hearts across North America with her voice, songs and on-stage charisma. A two-time JUNO-winner among other awards, she has recorded 25 albums as a solo artist and with the legendary Pied Pumkin, The Hometown Band, UHF, BTU and The High Bar Gang.
DATE: May 6, 2022, 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm / VENUE: Bez Arts Hub, 64 Avenue, Langley, BC, Canada WEBSITE / Photo Credit

Brewhalla Fort LangleyBrewhalla Beer & Music Festival
Join us for a day full of good beer & good music! Featuring 25+ craft breweries, wineries & cideries, local live music & food trucks!
Celebrate & enjoy the best beer, cider, wine, music and food in the Fraser Valley and our surrounding cities. With live music from more than 5 bands, 25+ craft breweries serving over 60 different beers, additional cideries and wineries & a variety of food trucks with something for everyone! Head into town early to grab breakfast at one of our local cafes, or make a weekend of it and explore all that Fort Langley has to offer! Event is rain or shine, sorry no refunds! 19+ (two pieces of ID required, no babies). We recommend car pooling or taking transit as parking is limited. Please don’t drink or drive!
DATE:May 21, 2022, 12:30 pm to 6:00 pm / VENUE: Fort Langley Park, Nash Street, Langley, BC, Canada / WEBSITE / Photo Credit

Abbotsford MayorMayor’s Breakfast ( Abbotsford)
Fri, May 13 2022, 7 – 9am
Join Mayor Henry Braun for the 7th Annual Mayor’s Breakfast!
The annual Mayor’s Breakfast is back in-person this year and will be held at the TRADEX in Abbotsford. The event will also be live streamed on the City of Abbotsford YouTube channel for those who wish to attend the event virtually. More details about the event will be available soon! WEBSITE / Photo Credit

May Day BradnerBradner May Day Parade and Country Fair
Sat, May 28 2022, 8am – 3pm
The community of Bradner holds its 100th annual May Day Parade and Country Fair on Monday, May 20. Activities take place in and around Bradner Elementary at 5291 Bradner Rd. and at Bradner Hall. The celebration gets underway with a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m., followed by the community parade at 10 a.m. Opening ceremonies and the traditional May Pole Dance and May Queen ceremony take place at 11 a.m. Activities running throughout the day include a petting zoo, face painting, carnival games, food concessions, live music and more. The May Day event is a fundraiser for the Bradner Elementary parent advisory council, helping to pay for things such as educational field trips. Those wanting to participate in the parade are asked to register by emailing jessicamcmath@gmail.com or calling 604-835-4035.

Run For MomRun for Mom
Sun, May 8, 8:00 a.m.
Vedder Park, Rotary Trail, Chilliwack, BC
Join us for a 5K walk/run on May 8th to support the maternity department at Chilliwack General Hospital. WEBSITE / Photo Credit

 

 

Footnotes
Surrey Events – https://www.surrey.ca/news-events/events
Langley Events – https://www.tourism-langley.ca/events/

BCFDF Fundraiser is Coming in May

Join the BC Federation of Drift Fishers on May 26th for their first fundraiser in two years!

They say, “The British Columbia Federation Of Drift Fishers was formed in March 1996 by a group of concerned anglers who felt that their chosen method of angling was in jeopardy.

“The Federation has grown to be recognized as the voice of British Columbia’s river anglers. Protection of the resource is our primary concern. The Federation is committed to working with other similar-minded organizations and government agencies, whose goals parallel our own.

“Concerned anglers who wish to preserve anadromous fish stocks for future generations should consider joining the Federation: your voice can make a difference! We sit on over 15 Provincial boards or committees including the main board of the sports fish advisory board.

“If you fish B.C. Rivers, get involved, your voice alone is quiet, but collectively we are heard.”

WHEN? MAY 26th, 2022 – 6pm to 10pm

WHERE? LANGLEY GOLF CENTRE- 21550 44th Ave, Langley, B.C.

TICKETS – $35 per person – See https://mailchi.mp/c3b6a62b9573/bcfdf2022fundraiser

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Photo by Luke Brugger on Unsplash

There are a ton of activities going on in the Fraser Valley this Easter. If you are looking for something for you and your family to do, here are several Easter events that caught our eye and we want to pass along…Apple Barn Abbotsford Easter

Easterfest (Egg Hunt at the Farm)
Fri, Apr 15, 9 AM
Applebarn Pumpkin Farm (Taves Farms) – 333 Gladwin Rd, Abbotsford, BC, Canada
They say… “Celebrating Easter 2022 in Abbotsford? Make plans, discover some very interesting Annual Egg Hunts events happening in Abbotsford.”
WEBSITE / PHOTO

Mini Easter Plushies – with Tana
Sat, Apr 9, 1 – 3 PM
The Painted Loft – 19955 Fraser Hwy, Langley, BC, Canada
They say…”Mini plushies are a huge trend now, and they are so cute! You can make your own as a gift, or keep them for yourself! All supplies provided for this workshop.
WEBSITE

Easter Mann FarmsEaster Egg-Stravaganza
Fri, Apr 15 – Sun, Apr 17
Maan Farms Market and Estate Winery – 790 McKenzie Rd, Abbotsford, BC, Canada
They say… “Maan Farms Baby Animal Easter Days are back! Spend Easter Weekend snuggling baby animals, trying their Egg-cellent Ice Cream, and gallivanting with the Easter Bunny.”
WEBSITE / PHOTO

Easter in the Fraser Valley

Easter Brunch at the Langley Golf & Banquet Centre
Sun, Apr 17, 10 AM – 1 PM
Langley Golf & Banquet Centre – 21550 44 Ave., Langley, BC, Canada
They say…”Join us for a fun-filled day of celebration as you enjoy our delicious buffet, meet the Easter bunny, go on a chocolate hunt and see some magic! It’s one event geared up to be a memorable one, so we can’t wait to see you there. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite or by calling 604.534.4555 ext 3.”
WEBSITE

Lions Easter Egg Hunt North DeltaNorth Delta Lions Club’s Event
Sun, Apr 17, 2 PM
Sunbury Park – 10409 Dunlop Rd, Delta, BC, Canada
They say… “Spend this holiday with fabulous Easter 2022 events in Delta; from Virtual egg hunts to fun games and activities, there is a lot more that awaits. Discover all things fun like food festivals…”
WEBSITE

EASTER EGG HUNT CHILLIWACKEaster Egg Hunt
Fri, Apr 15, 9 AM – Sun, Apr 17, 4 PM
Chilliwack Corn Maze / Greendale Acres – 41905 Yale Rd W, Chilliwack, BC, Canada
They say… “Join us for our Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Greendale Acres, Friday, April 15th – 17th from 9am–4pm. Our egg hunt takes place in the apple orchard and every child receives a goodie bag for their…” Read more on their website.
WEBSITE / PHOTO

Looking for something to do in the Fraser Valley in March? There are lots of interesting events to choose from.

Surrey

March Tree Sale
Purchase up to three trees to plant in your yard. Your new trees will increase property value, help the environment, provide shade and insulation for your home, and make your neighbourhood more livable. Each tree planted contributes to growing the urban forest and increases tree canopy coverage across the City.
Date & Time – March 2, 2022 9:00am – March 27, 2022 5:00pm
Location – Purchase your trees online, then pick them up from the Surrey Operations Centre (6651 148 St) on March 27.
Website and Photo Credit – https://www.surrey.ca/renovating-building-development/trees-yard-garden/tree-sale-program

BlindsideBlindside
Insightful, Authentic, and Hilarious Theatre – Come to the theatre for a one-woman show that is empowering, funny, and thoughtful. Blindside is the eye-opening, multi-award-winning comedy about resilience, empathy, and self-acceptance. In a feat of riveting comedy, one-eyed cancer survivor and Moth storytelling champion, Stéphanie Morin-Robert, recounts her life as a feisty seven-year-old who wields her glass-eye as a weapon. With the help of her cat, a pair of sunglasses, and an undesirable superpower, she soon discovers that she has what it takes to face the tormenting bullies at her new school and come to terms with her disability.
Date & Time – March 3, 2022 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Location – Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall, 13450 104 Ave, Surrey, BC
Website and Photo Credit – https://tickets.surrey.ca/TheatreManager/1/login?event=2343

I Am Woman! Hear Me Laff!
Laughter is the Best Medicine…and an Instant Vacation! Looking for an evening of belly laughs? Get your hilarity fix with one of the best nights of comedy the Lower Mainland has to offer! The annual event I Am Woman! Hear Me Laff! features some of Canada’s funniest comedians who are masters of their craft. Celebrate International Women’s Day with a night of feel-good chuckles you won’t want to miss. This all-female lineup is stacked with premium joke slingers. Headlined by the hilarious Elvira Kurt, this laughter fest also includes local comics Soo Jeong, Katie-Ellen Humphries and Yumi Nagashima. Gather your friends—this show is perfect for a girls’ night out!
Audience Advisory: mature themes and strong language.
Date & Time – March 9, 2022 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Location – Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88 Avenue
Website – https://tickets.surrey.ca/TheatreManager/1/login?event=2344

celticCeltic Fest
Join organizations from across the region as we celebrate all things Celtic.
Join the festivities! There will be small performances throughout the day with Kyle Banta on bagpipe and Allen Barnett on accordion. Visit community partner booths from Steele School of Dance, Ireland Canada Monument, White Spot Pipe Band, West Coast Calligraphy Society, Irish School Vancouver, and more. Do a scavenger hunt to earn a prize, finding the Celtic nation flags in the galleries. Check out a Celtic textile display by the MOS Textiles Team. Even bring home a Celtic knot craft!
Date & Time – March 26, 2022 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Location – Museum of Surrey
Photo by Robert Lukeman on Unsplash

Langley

Langley Rivermen vs Surrey Eagles
Head to The Lodge to watch the Langley Rivermen take on the Surrey Eagles! Single game tickets can be purchased at the George Preston Recreation Centre “The Lodge” box office 45 minutes before puck drop and by calling 778-246-2245 or emailing tickets@langleyrivermen.com or purchase online at HappsNow.
DATE: March 1, 2022 TIME: 7:15 pm to 9:15 pm
VENUE: George Preston Recreation Centre, 42 Avenue, Langley, BC, Canada
WEBSITE and PHOTO Credit: See website for more gameshttps://www.langleyrivermen.com/

West Fine Art ShowWest Fine Art Show
“Artists for Student Success”

Join us March 4-6, 2022 for the fifth annual early-spring edition of the West Fine Art Show, dubbed “Artists for Student Success. One of BC’s most popular art events we present an exceptional line-up of 18 artists and the rare opportunity for visitors to meet each artist. In addition, a special display titled “Emerging Young Artists” will showcase student art. This destination art show, with free admission, is organized in partnership with Langley School District Foundation and 25% of all art sales at the show will be donated to the Foundation by the show’s artists. The show is graciously hosted by Glass House Estate Winery, managed and operated by Joseph Richard Group.
Glass House Estate Winery, at 23449 0 Avenue. Langley, B.C V2Z 2X3
A complete list of participating artists can be found at (Photo Credit): https://www.westart.ca/

Dead Frog BreweryLive Music Sundays with Chris Witoski at Dead Frog Brewery
LIVE MUSIC SUNDAYS! The beer is flowing, the tunes are going and we’ve got plenty of room for you and your craft beer buddies! We’ve got Live Music every Sunday 2:30-6pm at our Tasting Room. Come catch Chris Witoski play on March 6! Our tasting room has table service, 20+ craft brews on tap and lots of locally sourced fresh eats to make everyone’s taste buds happy! Check out our updated tap list, and fresh eats at deadfrog.ca.
Website and Photo Credit: https://deadfrog.ca/

Music at the Merch LangleyLIVE MUSIC @ THE MERCH: Jordan Burgess and more!
Join us as we welcome professional guitarist & vocalist Jordan Burgess for Live “Music @ The Merch”
This is the fourth performance in our “Spring Series” that will run weekly on Tuesday evenings through April 12th.
Website and Photo Credit: https://thebarleymerchant.com/music-%40-the-merch

Head of the Fort Regatta
Rowing Race located in the Bedford Channel in the heart of Fort Langley.
Date: March 19, 2022, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Bedford Channel, Langley Township, BC, Canada
Website and Photo: https://www.facebook.com/UFV-Rowing-96393004723

Abbotsford Events

Nunsense AbbotsfordNunsense
Fraser Valley Stage presents Nunsense, the second longest-running Off-Broadway show in history. The story follows the misadventures of five nuns trying to manage a musical fundraiser packed with hilarious, show-stopping song and dance numbers and fun for the whole family! Nunsense runs for 10 performances, including three matinees, March 24 – April 2, 2022 at the Abbotsford Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way, Abbotsford.
Website: https://fraservalleystage.com/
Photo: Unsplash

World Water Day at the Abbotsford Ravine Park Salmon Enhancement Society Hatchery
Spiritual Path to Awakening (SPA), in partnership with the United Church Earth Stewards, invites you to celebrate World Water Day on Tuesday, March 22 at 1:00 pm at the Abbotsford Ravine Park Salmon Enhancement Society Hatchery. During the event, Dale Taylor, president of Abbotsford Ravine Park Salmon Enhancement Society (ARPSES) will give a talk about the processes that the salmon go through, from egg stage to their release into local streams. Attendees will see the fry salmon in their indoor “incubation” tank and learn about the activities of the Stream Keeper volunteers who help to ensure the health of salmon habitat.
Date: Tue, Mar 22 2022, 1 – 2pm
Website: https://instabio.cc/SpiritualPathtoAwakening
Photo by Pavol Svantner on Unsplash

purple day abbotsfordPurple Day Walk for Epilepsy Awareness
Walk/run around Mill Lake Park to support and spread awareness of epilepsy. This event is open to the public, anyone who is interested in joining can register
Date: Sat, Mar 26 2022, 10:30am – 2pm
Location: Mill Lake Park
Website and Photo Credit: https://esebc.org/purple-day/

FOOTNOTES:
Abbotsford Events
Langley Events
Surrey Events
Photos – No copyright infringement intended. Please contact us for credit or removal rod@impactintl.net 
Main photo by Daniel Seßler on Unsplash

February is the month for love and family! See below for details on a special Valentine’s Day event like the Love is Blind Wine Tasting at Township 7 Winery and a garden event on Family Day at Darts Hill Garden Park. 

There’s lots of hockey too. We’ve only listed a few games so if you are interested check out the Vancouver Giants, Langley Rivermen, and the Abbotsford Canucks.

Abbotsford Events

Abbotsford Canucks

Abbotsford Canucks vs Stockton Heat
Stockton Heat at Abbotsford Canucks at Abbotsford Centre on February 4, 2022
Date: Fri, Feb 4, 7:00–11:00 p.m.
Location: Abbotsford Centre 33800 King Rd, Abbotsford, BC
Website: https://abbotsford.canucks.com/
Photo: https://www.instagram.com/abbotsfordcanucks/

2022 Fraser Valley Home and Garden Expo
Date: Fri, Feb 11, 1:00 p.m.–Sun, Feb 13, 9:00 p.m.
Location: Tradex – 1190 Cornell St, Abbotsford, BC

RV Show

Earlybird RV Show
Pick up your free campground guides at the Earlybird RV show in Abbotsford, BC, at the Camp and RV BC booth. See you at the Tradex! Read more on Camping & RV in BC
Date: Thu, Feb 17, 7:00 a.m.–Tue, Feb 22, 2:00 p.m.
Location: Tradex 1190 Cornell St, Abbotsford, BC
Photo: https://www.instagram.com/campinbc/

Chris LaneChris Lane is coming to the Abbotsford Centre on February 19th, 2022. Do you and a friend want to go? See website below.
Date: Sat, Feb 19, 7:00–11:00 p.m.
Location: Abbotsford Centre – 33800 King Rd, Abbotsford, BC
Photo – Facebook
Website: https://www.jrcountry.ca/contest/45119/info/

Chilliwack

marc atkinson trioMarc Atkinson Trio
Melodic, captivating, this virtuosic group, the marc atkinson trio, is one of the most captivating string trios in the world! Read more on Chilliwack Cultural Centre
Date: Feb 4–25
Location: Hub International Theatre 9201 Corbould St, Chilliwack, BC
Website: https://www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca/event/the-marc-atkinson-trio/#.YfG8rfVKi3I
Photo: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/marcatkinsontrio/

Langley Events

Vancouver Giants vs Kamloops Blazers – BCLC Community Heroes Night
Take in some WHL action at the Langley Events Centre watching the Vancouver Giants battle the Kamloops Blazers!
Single-game tickets can be purchased at the Langley Events Centre Ticket Office 1 hour before puck drop or online at vancouvergiants.com/tickets Throughout the season, the Vancouver Giants and BCLC will be recognizing different groups of community heroes. All community heroes in attendance will be entered to win a special “Community Hero” game-worn jersey.
Date: February 4, 2022, 7:30 pm
Location: Langley Events Center
Photo: https://www.instagram.com/whlgiants/

Langley Rivermen vs Coquitlam Express
Head to The Lodge to watch the Langley Rivermen take on the Coquitlam Express!
Single-game tickets can be purchased at the George Preston Recreation Centre “The Lodge” box office 45 minutes before puck drop and by calling 778-246-2245 or emailing tickets@langleyrivermen.com or purchase online at HappsNow.
Photo: https://happsnow.com/event/Langley-Rivermen-WK

Township 7 Love Love is Blind Wine Tasting
Visit our South Langley winery and treat your Valentine (or galentine) to a premium blind wine tasting. You will be greeted with a taste of our exclusive sparkling rosé wine, and then you will choose a blind tasting of either red, white or mixed flight of 4 wines. Enjoy your blind tasting paired with charcuterie and sweet treats.
Available Friday – Sunday, February 11 – 13 from 11 am until 5 pm.
Price $34.97 +tax. Reservations Required
Date: February 11-13, 2022, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: Township 7 Vineyards & Winery – South Langley, 16 Avenue, Langley Township, BC, Canada
Website and photo: https://township7.com/reservation/type/love-is-blind-langley/

makersmessMakersmess Jewelry Workshop
They say… “today we forge sterling silver, give her texture, feed her love, adorn her with a bauble and admire this authentic piece you created with your own hands. this workshop covers our basic fundamentals of understanding precious metal, how it responds and how to move it. you will design, size, fire, forge, texture, solder and polish. trust in yourself! no experience required, all levels welcome!”
Date: February 26, 2022, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: 21999 96 Avenue, Langley, BC, Canada
Website and photo:  https://www.olympiakomianos.com/events/bangle-workshop-february-26

Mission Events

Jesse Cook

Jesse Cook
World, Latin/Salsa, Jazz The acclaimed guitarist Jesse Cook has spent a lifetime traveling the globe and absorbing rhythms from the diverse cultures of Africa, Europe, and the Americas. His exotic…Read more on Bellingham Events
Date: Fri, Feb 25, 7:30–11:30 p.m.
Location: Clarke Foundation Theatre 33700 Prentis Ave, Mission, BC
Photo: https://www.instagram.com/musicianjessecook/

Surrey Events

Musical Morning: Oboe d’amour
While away the morning listening to the enchanting sounds of the piano and oboe with the Bergmann Duo and Emma Ringrose. Simply Splendid!
Date: February 3, 2022 11:00am – 12:30pm
Loation: Studio Theatre at Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88 Avenue
Tickets & Pricing – $29
Website: https://www.surrey.ca/news-events/events

The Lost FingersThe Lost Fingers in Concert
Enjoy a night of fabulous music with French-Canadian band The Lost Fingers!
Date: February 9, 2022 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Location: Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88 Avenue
Tickets & Pricing – Zone A $45, Zone B $35, Zone C $25.
Website: https://www.surrey.ca/news-events/events
Photo: @lepinch

Family DayFamily Day at Darts Hill Garden Park
Join us for a special winter opening on Saturday, February 19, 2022, from 11 am to 3 pm , and take part in free family-friendly activities celebrating Family Day. Event activities are free with entry to the garden.
Date: February 19, 2022 11:00am – 3:00pm
Location: 1633 – 170 Street
Tickets & Pricing – Entry by donation
Website and photo: https://www.surrey.ca/news-events/events

FOOTNOTES
featured Image – Photo by Rodion Kutsaev on Unsplash
Langley Events – https://www.tourism-langley.ca/events/
Photos – No copyright infringement intended. Please contact us for credit or removal rod@impactintl.net
Surrey Events – https://www.surrey.ca/news-events/events

This sure sounds like fun!

Guildford Town Centre Winter Festival

Enjoy some old-fashioned fun at the Winter Festival at Guildford Town Centre and skate for a cause!

  • The North parking lot will be transformed into a magical skating rink, with food trucks and a life-size snow globe.
  • All proceeds from skate rentals will be donated to the Surrey Hospital Foundation.
  • Life size snow globe with tunes from Virgin Radio 94.5 broadcasting live on Saturday, February 8th, and face painting during Family Day Weekend, from 12:00pm to 4:00pm.*
  • Valentine’s Day Date Night on Friday, February 14th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm Register online and your skate date will include a gift of a photo at the kissing booth, two long stem roses, and a $10 food voucher for the Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival trucks at the event.*

Location:
Guildford Town Centre – 10355 152 Street, Surrey

Dates:
February 7 to February 9
Friday: 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday: Noon to 8:00 pm

February 14 to February 17
Friday: 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, Sunday & Monday: Noon to 8:00 PM

FOOTNOTES
*Source Miss 604
Winter Festival photo – Guildford Town Center Facebook page.
Main photo (skates) – Unsplash

Have BC‘s new Covid-19 regulations changed your plans for the holidays?

It seems like we were beginning to get back to semi-normal as far as gatherings are concerned and that maybe gatherings during the Holidays weren’t going to be too restricted, but the Omicron variant has prompted additional COVID-19 measures in British Columbia. In other places in the world like Ontario, Quebec, and the United Kingdom officials are taking strong action to block the variant from spreading and they are implementing new regulations.

On Tuesday there were 1308 COVID-19 cases and one death in British Columbia. There have been 756 cases of the Omicron variant in the province.

Starting at 11:59 PM tonight (Wednesday) bars, nightclubs, gyms, fitness centers, and dance studios will have to close, and all seated events will be reduced to 50% capacity. Indoor gatherings including weddings are being canceled.*

Author’s note: Our daughter lives in Toronto and has a case of COVID-19, so she won’t be coming to see us this week. Also, my brother and his family live in Nova Scotia and they decided to cancel their plans to travel after hearing about the rise in cases and the stronger regulations. All of this has us wondering what to do about family gatherings that are still planned.

So, with the holidays approaching we were wondering, how will this impact your holiday plans? Did you have something that you were looking forward to that will now be canceled or changed in some way? Enter into the discussion on Instagram see https://www.instagram.com/fvlifestylemag/

Footnotes
*Source – The Globe and Mail
Photos: Canva

Want to start journaling, but not sure what to say? Whether you list, write or draw it out, these prompts will help get your wheels turning!

RELATIONSHIPS
• What are your strengths and challenges in relationships?
• What are the top lessons you’ve learned from past relationships?
• What is working in your current relationships, and what could improve?
• How can you better support your loved ones?

CAREER
• Describe your dream job. • How would you like to improve your work performance?
• Is your work draining or overwhelming? How can that be changed?
• What is meaningful to you about your current work?

GOAL SETTING
• What are your goals for the year? The month? The next 10-days?
• How have your goals changed over the years?
• What can you do each day to move toward your next milestone?
• What do you want to accomplish most in life?

PERSONAL GROWTH
• Define your top core values.
• What did you learn from a difficult experience?
• What would you tell yourself from 10 years ago?
• What are your thoughts of self-doubt, and how can you change them to be encouraging?

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