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It’s here again. That time of year when people consider setting resolutions and health goals. In the Fraser Valley, it can be particularly difficult trying to exercise this time of year when the weather is vacillating between rain and snow making it difficult to be active outdoors and stay warm and dry. On top of this, we have viruses impacting our ability to stay healthy and work out at gyms and community centres. All that said, there are still a number of things that the experts tell us that we can do to stay healthy this time of year.

How do you stay healthy during the winter? Here are some healthy suggestions tailored to our Fraser Valley climate.

1. Eat healthily. This is kind of a no-brainer and you might be extra motivated to eat healthier after indulging during the holiday season, but a healthy diet is one of the most important things to maintain during the winter months. Eating healthy will ensure that our immune systems stay strong and eating unhealthy on the other hand will only open us up to a greater risk of infection. Our recommendation is to eat as much of a plant-based diet as you possibly can. The good news is there are lots of great plant-based recipes out there on the web and you can also order plant-based options from your favourite local restaurants or services like Fresh Prep and have them delivered to your door.

2. Be active. In addition to eating a healthy diet, trying to find ways to stay active during the winter is crucial. Our rule of thumb is to get at least 30 minutes of continuous exercise per day no matter what time of year it is! Being active outside this time of year isn’t as terrible as you might think especially if you’re just going out for 30 minutes. Dress warm, bring an umbrella to keep your upper body dry if necessary, and try to stay on paths and walkways that are used quite often so that there is less chance of slipping or getting your feet wet. Once you’re out there it isn’t that bad.

Of course, if you are not into going outside in wintry weather there are a plethora of online workout videos and smartphone apps. One of our favorite apps is the Nike Training Club. It’s a free app and has every kind of workout imaginable from Yoga to Cross-Training.

3. Wash your hands and consider wearing a mask. This is the time of year where germs spread easily and so washing your hands regularly can help. It’s also a good idea to carry hand sanitizer just in case you end up in a place where a sink and some soap aren’t available.

4. Get enough sleep. Most people don’t get enough sleep, but getting enough sleep can be a real game-changer for your immune system and your mental health. Here are some sleep stats that show how a lack of sleep impacts us [1]:

  • “People with severe insomnia are seven times more likely to have work-related accidents than good sleepers.”
  • “40% of people with insomnia are believed to also be affected by a mental health disorder.”
  • “Around 75% of adults with depression suffer from insomnia.”

hill climb

5. Take the stairs. One of our fitness factor game changers is taking the stairs as often as you can and incorporating them into your 30 minutes of daily activity. Bottom line: find a way to head uphill at least three times a week. Stair climbing is great for weight loss and strengthening your heart. It can be difficult at first, but if you stick with it you’ll notice a dramatic difference in just a few weeks. There are plenty of places to head uphill in the Fraser Valley, but we’ll save that for a future article. In the meantime…

May you be healthy!

FOOTNOTES
Photos: Unsplash
Be active photo: https://www.nike.com/ca/ntc-app
[1] https://www.sleepfoundation.org/how-sleep-works/sleep-facts-statistics
Information source – https://www.boody.com.au/blogs/lifestyle/9-ways-to-stay-fit-and-healthy-this-winter#

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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Become the expert on shipping and make sure all your gifts get to the right people! 

shipping

Track Packages

  • Get a tracking number to check the status of a package online.
  • Offered by all major couriers — Canada Post, UPS, and FedEx
  • Ship to a Safe Location
  • Consider third-party pick-up locations like an Amazon Locker, UPS, or FedEx.
  • Require a signature upon delivery for valuable items.

Get Rid of Address Labels

  • Cut or peel labels off boxes before discarding them.
  • Shred or cut up envelopes with your personal information to prevent identity theft. 

Choose the Right Envelope or Package

    • Make valuable contents less noticeable by changing up the packaging.
    • When mailing a cheque or gift card, consider placing the original envelope inside a larger one.

Footnotes

Photos – Unsplash
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Want to have a super holiday season? Learn how to prevent these common missteps so you can enjoy the holiday season stress-free with your loved ones!

holiday meal

Kitchen

Not only can overcooking ruin your dinner menu, but it can also lead to a small fire or a ringing smoke detector.

Tip: Assign at least one person to keep an eye on the food in the kitchen — take shifts if necessary. Double-check that the stove, oven, and pressure cooker are powered off when cooking is finished before leaving the kitchen.

Holiday lights

Lights

Too many plugs, wires, and lights in one space can cause a holiday fire or blow a fuse.

Tip: At most, connect only three strands of incandescent string lights. Consider purchasing
LED decorative lights — they are safer and will last longer.

Christmas lights

Electricity Usage

With all of the decorations, the electric bill can skyrocket.

Tip: Turn off or unplug decorations before heading to bed or leaving the house. Consider syncing up all the decorations to a timer — you’ll put the lights on autopilot and spend less on energy this season.

Chimney

Chimney

Creosote, a byproduct of wood burning, can release toxins and increase the risk of an uncontrolled fire in your home.

Tip: Schedule a yearly inspection to check for levels of creosote, and arrange a cleaning

Footnotes

Photos – Unsplash
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Wear a Halloween costume and get entered to win a prize at Farm Country Brewing

They say…

This coming Saturday kicks off Halloween weekend at Farm Country!

This means it’s time for a costume contest. It’s pretty simple; show up in costume and you’re entered to win a boozy gift card prize pack from us and some great local businesses!

Get creative with your costumes, we can’t wait to see what you come up with!

We will also have our Dark Horse Czech Dark Lager back on tap and in cans as well as live music from @musicbyalmostfamous!

Cheers! 👻

For more information see https://www.instagram.com/farmcountrybrewco/

FOOTNOTES
Please visit their website before attending.
Photo via @farmcountrybrewco
Please email rod@impactintl.com for credit or removal.

Get ready for some Halloween fun with the Pumpkin Train (daytime) and Halloween Scare Train (nighttime) at Bear Creek Train and Mini-Golf

Pumpkin Train (Daytime)Pumpkin Train, Surrey, BC

Pumpkin express for the little ones Oct 9th -31st from 10 am – 4:30 pm. No online tickets just walk in. Under 2 are free.
Cost: $11.50 per person/under the age of 2 is free. This includes a train ride through the decorated forest, a treat, and a pumpkin! Concession is available.
Location:13750 88 Ave., Surrey, BC

Halloween Scream Train (Night Time) 2021

Oct 16th -31st from 6:30 pm -10 pm.
Cost: $14.70 per person
Recommended for ages 12 and up.

The Halloween scream train is here at Bear Creek Train and Mini-Golf. Dare to come through the haunted forest with their scary creepy actors and don’t let chainsaw Charlie get you!

Purchase tickets online at bctrains.com 

FOOTNOTES
Please visit their website before attending.
Photo via @bctrains Please email rod@impactintl.com for credit or removal.

Welcome the holiday season with a gratitude campaign!

Show friends, family, and neighbours how much they mean to you with the following activities.

Write Letters

  • Write two or three letters per week to share gratitude for those in your life
  • Identify 10-12 people to write to this month.
  • Set calendar reminders to pick up the pen!
  • Mail the letters as you go, so you have less to address and send at a time.

The Formula for All-Star Note Writing

  • Close your eyes and visualize the person.
  • Describe their value in your life.
  • Consider their personal experience and what’s going on for them.
  • Ask yourself, “How can I make this person’s day?”
  • Keep it short and sweet.
  • Send a Gratitude Gift

Say thanks to friends or family members for being in your life with a small appreciation gift, like a:

• Digital gift card for coffee.
• Pie for Thanksgiving.
• Pizza delivery. (One of those delivery companies)
• Batch of fresh-baked cookies.

Have the gift delivered straight to their door (like a pizza or pumpkin pie from your favourite bakery), or drop it off on the porch or mailbox — just make sure to send a heads-up

A time for RECONNECTING

As part of your gratitude campaign, think about friends or family you haven’t reached out to in a while and reconnect. Here are some activities to help you reach out and stay in touch more regularly!

D.E.A.R. Time This stands for “drop everything and read.” Pick a book or article series for you and a friend to read and schedule time weekly or monthly to chat in-person or via video call to share interesting takeaways.

Watch a Show Start a show you’ve both been meaning to watch, and talk about it over coffee or on a call!

Plan a Trip This is a great one for old friends living in different areas. Identify a destination you’d both like to visit, and start planning an adventure for the new year. You’ll chat regularly and have something to look forward to!

Recipe Swap For friends who like to cook (or want to improve), set up a recipe swap. Hop on a call once a month to catch up and go over what you’ve been cooking. You might even make a meal together over a video call. This works for beverages too!

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FOOTNOTES:

Photo Credits:
Main Photo and Pen – Canva.com
Gift and Friends – Unsplash.com
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Looking for a local pumpkin patch in Fraser Valley, British Columbia? Scroll down and see several that we could find. Visiting these farms is a fun family activity and most of the venues have extra activities like hayrides, corn mazes, petting zoos, baking, and food.

If you know of one that we missed, please let us know! Also, always call or check out the venue’s website before you go to confirm the information.

Pumpkin Patch at Aldor Acres @aldoracres
DESCRIPTION: Come visit Aldor Acres for the Fall Pumpkin Patch & Market!
– Wide variety of Pumpkins of all sorts of different shapes, sizes, & colors
– Farm Market open with fresh produce, preserves, honey, meat, eggs, snacks, & much more
– Open-air animal interactions spread out across 5 acres – pigs, ducks, goats, donkeys, chickens, sheep, bunnies, emus, horses, cows, & much more!
DATE: September 18 – October 31, 2021
TIME: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
LEARN MORE – https://aldoracresfamilyfarm.ca
VENUE – Aldor Acres Family Farm, 84 Avenue, Langley, BC, Canada

2021 Chilliwack Corn Maze
DESCRIPTION: Along with the corn maze they have pumpkins and hayrides
DATE: October 1 – October 31st
TIME: Check website for various times
VENUE: 41905 Yale Rd W, Chilliwack, BC V2R 4J4
WEBSITE:  https://chilliwackcornmaze.com/events/

Pumpkin Patch at Eagle Acres @eagleacresdairy
DESCRIPTION: Pumpkin Patch? Let’s GO!!
DATES: October 1-31 Excluding – October 4, 12, 18, 25
TIMES: Check website
LEARN MORE – https://eagleacres.tickit.ca/events/11948
LOCATION – Eagle Acres Dairy & Pumpkin Patch, 240 Street, Langley, BC, Canada
PHOTO – @eagleacresdairy

Upick Pumpkin Patch at Krause Berry Farms @krauseberryfarms
DESCRIPTION: Find and pick your own pumpkins or select them from our pre-picked pumpkins.
DATES & TIMES: Open Wednesday to Sunday 930-5 pm right up to Christmas. Closed Mondays & Tuesdays including Thanksgiving Monday
LEARN MORE – https://www.krauseberryfarms.com
LOCATION: 6179  248th Street, Langley, BC, V4W 1C3
PHOTO: https://www.krauseberryfarms.com

Laity Pumpkin Patch @laitypumpkinpatch
DESCRIPTION:  We will be open for the 2021 season from September 30 to October 31, 2021 at each of our TWO locations. New attractions for 2021 have been added to each location. We look forward to seeing you!
DATE: September 1 – October 31
TIME: Check website
VENUE 1 – 21145 128 Ave, Maple Ridge, BC V4R 2R9
VENUE 2 – 12725 Laity St, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 5B4
LEARN MORE – https://laitypumpkinpatch.com
PHOTO CREDIT – @laitypumpkinpatch

PUMPKIN PATCHPumpkin Patch at Loft Country Farms @loftcountry
DESCRIPTION: Loft Country Farms is excited to be opening its doors as a pumpkin patch for the first time this October! They will have beautiful acres of pumpkin patches, horse-drawn carriage rides, a petting zoo, an Old Western Town, live entertainment and so much more! It is the perfect family fun day in the fall.
DATE: October 1 – 31, 2021
TIME: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
LEARN MORE – https://www.loftcountry.org/farms
LOCATION – Loft Country, 248 Street, Langley, BC, Canada
PHOTO CREDIT – @loftcountry

FOOTNOTES
Main photo – @loftcountry https://www.instagram.com/p/CRfy3XpjXPj/
Photos – Please contact us for credit or removal rod@impactintl.net

Looking for something to do in October? We’ve got you covered especially if you are looking for pumpkins! See all of the great pumpkin-related events below along with many other wonderful and interesting things to do.

See events in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley, Surrey, and Maple Ridge below.

ABBOTSFORD


ABBOTSFORD FARM & COUNTRY MARKET
DESCRIPTION: Abbotsford’s longest-running farmers’ market featuring the best local vendors and fresh, real food.
DATE: May 1 (Saturday) 9:00 am – October 30 (Saturday) 12:00 pm
TIME: Every Saturday from 9 am – NOON
LOCATION – Jubilee Park, 2552 McCallum Road, on the edge of Downtown Abbotsford.
WEBSITE – https://afcm.ca/
PHOTO – https://www.instagram.com/abbotsfordfarmandcountrymarket

THE SKY’S NO LIMIT: GIRLS FLY TOO!
FREE AVIATION, AEROSPACE, MARINE, AND DEFENCE OUTREACH EVENT
DESCRIPTION: The Sky’s No Limit – Girls Fly Too! is not just for “girls”. It’s the world’s largest FREE gender diversity outreach event of its kind in Aviation, Aerospace, Marine and Defence. This event features interactive aircraft displays, hands-on activities related to aviation, and a treasure hunt for all participants. There will be free helicopter flights for female first-time fliers! Everyone is welcome regardless of age, gender or citizenship and no registration is required. All event participants aged 12 and up, display partners and volunteers will be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated to gain entry to our free event – without exception.
DATE: October 2 and 3, 2021
VENUE – Abbotsford Airport 1625 Townline Road
WEBSITE and PHOTO CREDIT – https://www.girlsfly2.ca/


DRAGONFLIES CEILIDH FUSED GLASS SHOP
GRAND OPENING
DESCRIPTION: We are so excited to announce that a local artist, Victoria Carpenter, is opening a store for her fused glass art! Victoria has been creating fused glass art for the past 15 years and teaching in her studio in Abbotsford and at the Mission and Abbotsford Art Councils for the past 6 years. She has transformed her studio to include a store, and will now sell her beautiful glass creations as well as supplies for her students and glass artists.

Learn more about Victoria and Dragonflies Ceilidh at her website (and photo credit), www.dragonfliesceilidh.com or on Instagram (@dragonfliesceilidh) and join her Grand Opening on the 2 & 3 of October.


BROTHERS OSBORNE
WE’RE NOT FOR EVERYONE TOUR
DESCRIPTION: On the WE’RE NOT FOR EVERYONE TOUR, fans can expect to hear the band’s six GRAMMY-nominated singles including No. 1 Platinum-Certified hit “Stay A Little Longer,” rowdy Top 10 Platinum-Certified hit “It Ain’t My Fault,” the reminiscent Top 25 hit “21 Summer,” as well as Top 40 hits “Shoot Me Straight,” “I Don’t Remember Me (Before You),” and “All Night.”
DATE: October 21
TIME: (Thursday) 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
LOCATION – Abbotsford Centre, 33800 King Road
WEBSITE – https://www.abbotsfordcentre.ca/event/brothers-osborne/138/


ABBOTSFORD CANUCKS HOME OPENER
DESCRIPTION: Abbotsford’s home opener is set for Friday, Oct. 22 vs the Henderson Silver Knights. The Canucks will play 34 home games this season, with 25 of those games taking place on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. All Sunday home games will start at 4:00 pm PT, providing a great opportunity for the whole family to see their Abbotsford Canucks live in action.
DATE: October 22, 2021
TIME: (Friday) 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
LOCATION – Abbotsford Centre, 33800 King Road
WEBSITE – https://abbotsford.canucks.com/

CHILLIWACK


2021 Chilliwack Corn Maze
DATE: October 1 – October 31st
TIME: Check website for various times
VENUE: 41905 Yale Rd W, Chilliwack, BC V2R 4J4
WEBSITE and PHOTO CREDIT: https://chilliwackcornmaze.com/events/


HARVEST LAUNCH PARTY
DATE: October 2, 2021
TIME: 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
LOCATION: BC Urban Kitchen & Wine Bar, #101A 43869 Progress Way
LEARN MORE – https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/harvest-launch-party-tickets-173907501017?keep_tld=1


LOOP THE VEDDER TRAIL HALF MARATHON & 10K RUN
DATE: October 30, 2021
TIME: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
VENUE – Vedder River Trail
LEARN MORE and PHOTO CREDIT: https://peaksnvalleys.ca/loopthevedder/

SURREY


All Dressed In White Bridal Show
DESCRIPTION: Welcome to All Dressed in White Bridal Show, home of the most beautiful bridal shows in the BC Lower Mainland as well as an incredible wedding planning directory. Plan your dream wedding in just one day at an All Dressed in White Bridal Show. All Dressed in White Bridal Shows let you gather ideas for the biggest day of your life while meeting the best wedding vendors all under one roof!. Plan your dream wedding in just one day at All Dressed in White Bridal Show with the best wedding vendors in the lower mainland all under one roof!.
DATE: October 3, 2021
VENUE – Eaglequest Golf, Surrey
WEBSITE – https://www.all-dressed-in-white.com/
PHOTO – https://www.instagram.com/adiwbridalshow


Clayton’s Sunday Market
DATE and TIME: Sun., Oct. 3, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION – 7003-188 Street, Surrey
WEBSITE and PHOTO CREDIT – https://stayhappening.com/e/claytons-sunday-market-E2ISTRDECWE


Surrey’s Heritage Railway Halloween Train-Sullivan Haunted Station
DESCRIPTION: We’re back! We will be running the Halloween Train this year! Four trips a day – Saturday, Oct. 16, and Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021.
WEBSITE – https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/surreys-heritage-railway-halloween-train-sullivan-haunted-station-oct-16-tickets-166012159839


Surrey Nights: Robert Silverman plays Bach
DESCRIPTION: A master of the international stage, Vancouver’s own Robert Silverman brings an intimate performance of Bach to the Chan Centre at UBC and Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey.
DATE: October 24, 2021
TIME: 7:00 PM
VENUE – Bell Performing Arts Centre, 6250 144 St, Surrey, BC
WEBSITE and PHOTO CREDIT: https://www.vancouversymphony.ca/event/goldberg-variations-with-robert-silverman-surrey/


4th Annual Spooktacular Halloween Market
DESCRIPTION: Spooktacular Halloween Market is a family-friendly event with both artisan vendors and kids’ activities. Money raised is donated to the Surrey Hospitals Foundation. Admission is by donation.
DATE and TIME: Sat., Oct. 16, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
VENUE: Shannon Hall, 6050 176 St, Surrey, BC
WEBSITE and PHOTO CREDIT – https://www.facebook.com/events/6050-176th-st-surrey-bc/4th-annual-spooktacular-halloween-market/3070782426488878/


Market Sunday & Mini-Oktoberfest
DATE: Sun., Oct. 17, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION – Clayton Community Farmer’s Market, 7003 188 St, Surrey, BC
WEBSITE and PHOTO CREDIT – https://allevents.in/surrey/market-sunday-and-mini-oktoberfest/200021581627315


Pumpkin Patch at Aldor Acres
DESCRIPTION: Come visit Aldor Acres for the Fall Pumpkin Patch & Market!
– Wide variety of Pumpkins of all sorts of different shapes, sizes, & colors
– Farm Market open with fresh produce, preserves, honey, meat, eggs, snacks, & much more
– Open-air animal interactions spread out across 5 acres – pigs, ducks, goats, donkeys, chickens, sheep, bunnies, emus, horses, cows, & much more!
DATE: September 18 – October 31, 2021
TIME: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
VENUE – Aldor Acres Family Farm, 84 Avenue, Langley, BC, Canada
WEBSITE – https://aldoracresfamilyfarm.ca/tickets/


Pumpkin Patch at Eagle Acres
Pumpkin Patch? Let’s GO!!
DATES: October 1-31 Excluding – October 4, 12, 18, 25
TIMES: Check website
LOCATION – Eagle Acres Dairy & Pumpkin Patch, 240 Street, Langley, BC, Canada
WEBSITE – https://eagleacres.ca/pumpkins


Pumpkin Patch at Loft Country Farms
DESCRIPTION: Loft Country Farms is excited to be opening its doors as a pumpkin patch for the first time this October! They will have beautiful acres of pumpkin patches, horse-drawn carriage rides, a petting zoo, an Old Western Town, live entertainment and so much more! It is the perfect family fun day in the fall.
DATE: October 1 – 31, 2021
TIME: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
LOCATION – Loft Country, 248 Street, Langley, BC, Canada
WEBSITE – https://www.loftcountry.org/farms


Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off
DESCRIPTION: Giant Pumpkin Growers from British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest will converge on Saturday, October 2, 2021, to enter BC’s Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Event! Contestants will weigh their Gargantuan Gourds, as well as other giant fruits and veggies, in front of a large crowd of enthusiastic spectators, fellow growers, and the media!
DATE: October 2, 2021
TIME: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
VENUE: Krause Berry Farms & Estate Winery, 248 Street, Langley Township, BC, Canada
WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/events/544429226812091/?ref=newsfeed

Fort Langley Night Market
DESCRIPTION: Come check out the Fort Langley Night Market happening every Friday Night until October 8th featuring a stage with live, local music, beer market, vendor market of local artisans and BC sourced goods, lawn games, food trucks and more!
DATE: October 1, 2021
TIME: 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
VENUE – 9166 Glover Road, Langley, BC, Canada
WEBSITE – https://www.fortlangleyproject.org/

Fort Langley Field Days
DESCRIPTION:  Looking for something fun to do with the family? Come check out Fort Langley Field Days happening every Saturday afternoon until October 9th featuring a stage with live, local music, beer market, lawn games, food trucks and more!
DATE: October 2, 2021
TIME – 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
VENUE – 9166 Glover Road, Langley, BC, Canada
WEBSITE – https://www.fortlangleyproject.org


Fort Langley Fall Beer & Food Festival
WE’RE BACK!
DESCRIPTION:  After a year and a half of no events, festivals, and concerts, we are so excited to be BACK! Celebrate & enjoy the best of the Fraser Valley on Saturday, October 2 with live music, 30+ craft breweries, local food vendors, cideries, wineries, and more! Your ticket includes admission, a 4oz sampling glass (that you get to keep!), 3 tokens, live music & a full day of fun with friends! The event is rain or shine, sorry no refunds! 19+ (two pieces of ID required, no babies). We recommend carpooling or taking transit as parking is limited. Please don’t drink or drive!
DATE: October 2, 2021
TIME: 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
VENUE – Fort Langley Park, Nash Street, Langley, BC, Canada
WEBSITE and PHOTO CREDIT – https://www.fortlangley.beer/


JIM BYRNES with SIMON KENDALL and Special Guest BABE GURR
DATE: Saturday, October 23, 2021
VENUE – Chief Sepass Theatre
WEBSITE and PHOTOS – https://do250.com/events/2021/10/23/jim-byrnes-with-simon-kendall-and-guests-babe-gurr-tickets


Thanksgiving Centerpiece Workshop
DESCRIPTION:  We have had so many requests to offer this class again due to how fun the last one was! Imagine an enjoyable afternoon at our family-run flower farm and create a beautiful and unique “garden gathered” bouquet that will adorn your table for Thanksgiving weekend. You will get your choice of pumpkins and gourds to create the perfect vessels that will hold your flowers.
DATE: October 9, 2021
TIME: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
VENUE – Early Bird Family Farm, 256 Street, Langley, BC, Canada
WEBSITE and PHOTO CREDIT – https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/create-a-thanksgiving-centrepiece-using-fresh-cut-flowers-and-a-gourd-vase-tickets-169428131101

Grave Tales
DESCRIPTION:  Grave Tales is back! Join expert storytellers for a two- or three-hour program of spine-chilling stories, as you walk through the Fort Langley village at night.
DATE: October 15-17, 2021
TIME: 6:00 pm to 12:00 am
VENUE – Fort Langley National Historic Site of Canada, Mavis Avenue, Langley, BC, Canada
WEBSITE – https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/bc/langley/activ/calendrier-calendar/0b19eb80-f3a3-4385-a4a6-e27bdaece921


Vintage in the Barn
DESCRIPTION:  Come check out everything vintage at Red Door Barn and pick up some treasures from the following vendors:

  • Red Door Barn
  • Basement Creations
  • Copper Reata
  • Forest Knolls Vintage
  • Nostalgic Nest

DATE: October 16, 2021
TIME: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
VENUE – 22025 26 Avenue, Langley, BC, Canada
WEBSITE and PHOTO CREDIT – https://www.facebook.com/reddoorfarmlangley


Fort Langley Cranberry Festival
VENUE: 9160 Glover Rd, Langley Twp, BC V1M, Canada
WEBSITE and PHOTO CREDIT – https://www.facebook.com/events/849519965758886

MAPLE RIDGE


Haney Farmers Market
DATE: MAY – OCTOBER
TIME: 9 am – 2 pm
VENUE – Memorial Peace Park, Maple Ridge, BC
WEBSITE – https://www.farmersandmore.org/locations-maple-ridge
PHOTO CREDIT – https://www.facebook.com/haneyfarmersmarket/photos


Laity Pumpkin Patch
DESCRIPTION:  We will be open for the 2021 season from September 30 to October 31, 2021 at each of our TWO locations. New attractions for 2021 have been added to each location. We look forward to seeing you!
DATE: September 1 – October 31
TIME: Check website
VENUE 1 – 21145 128 Ave, Maple Ridge, BC V4R 2R9
VENUE 2 – 12725 Laity St, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 5B4
LEARN MORE – https://laitypumpkinpatch.com
PHOTO CREDIT – @laitypumpkinpatch

FOOTNOTES
Source for Langley events – https://www.tourism-langley.ca/events
Source for Abbotsford events – https://tourismabbotsford.ca/events
Main photo – https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/create-a-thanksgiving-centrepiece-using-fresh-cut-flowers-and-a-gourd-vase-tickets-169428131101
Photos – Please contact us for credit or removal rod@impactintl.net