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Kiwi skiers and snowboarders star as Winter Games NZ freeride events begin

Kiwi skiers and snowboarders star as Winter Games NZ freeride events begin
Gustav Legnavsky during final training for the men's freeski halfpipe at the Winter Games at Cardrona on Monday. In the end competition was called off, with Legnavksy declared the winner from earlier qualifying.

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Gustav Legnavsky during final training for the men’s freeski halfpipe at the Winter Games at Cardrona on Monday. In the end competition was called off, with Legnavksy declared the winner from earlier qualifying.

Ronan Thompson and Jessie Violet led the way for New Zealand as the first of the freeride events at the Winter Games NZ began at The Remarkables skifield in Queenstown on Monday.

New Zealand skiers and snowboarders landed six of the 12 podium places in the North Face Frontier 2-star event, held in icy underfoot conditions with snow showers throughout the day

Thompson led an all-Kiwi podium in the men’s snowboard, which he won in 2020. He impressed the judges with fast riding and a huge 360. Scott Beacom finished second and Max King third.

“That was tough out there,” he said. “I just wanted to do the 360, that was my goal for the day. It was a real fast run out with not great snow but I’ve done that before, so I thought I’ll go with what I know.”

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It was a Kiwi one-two in the women’s ski field with Violet beating Elke Marshall. Violet, 19, has made the podium at junior freeride events, but proved that she is ready to make her mark on a bigger stage, incorporating a huge air into her run. “The bottom half of the course is fun, but the top half is really challenging. Conditions were really icy but I thought my run was ok and I liked that bottom air.”

Ronan Thompson in action during the North Face Frontier 2-star event at The Remarkables.

Ross Mackay/Winter Games NZ

Ronan Thompson in action during the North Face Frontier 2-star event at The Remarkables.

Kiwi Lach Powell picked up a second place finish behind Japan’s Tenra Katsuno in the men’s ski, while Canada’s Jaimie Figueira won the women’s snowboard.

The 4-star event will be held on Thursday.

High winds and low visibility meant that finals for some other disciplines on Monday had to be halted, with the leaders in those events on Thursday and Saturday declared the winners.

Jessie Violet flies during the The North Face Frontier 2-star event.

Sean Beale/Winter Games NZ

Jessie Violet flies during the The North Face Frontier 2-star event.

Cardrona local and Beijing 2022 Winter Olympian 16-year-old Gustav Legnavsky won the men’s freeski halfpipe category with an impressive run that included three double corks, scoring 94.33.

He was disappointed that the finals were cancelled, but nonetheless was stoked to take the overall win.

“Since the Olympics I’ve been getting fired up wanting to have those better results. It definitely feels a lot better and I have been more consistent.

“I am pretty excited, it’s great to get another gold back at my home mountain.”

Fellow Kiwi Ben Harrington, who had an ugly crash when trying to qualify for the Olympics final in February, finished in second place, right behind Legnavsky, with a score of 93 flat.

Eighteen-year-old Kiwi Campbell Melville finished third in the men’s snowboard halfpike, won by Chaeun Lee of Japan, while Gaon Choi of Korea won the women’s event.

Ruby Andrews of Queenstown salutes after her win in the freeski slopestyle, flanked by Yuna Koga, left, who was second and third-placed Madeleine Disbrowe.

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Ruby Andrews of Queenstown salutes after her win in the freeski slopestyle, flanked by Yuna Koga, left, who was second and third-placed Madeleine Disbrowe.

Ruby Andrews of Queenstown and Luca Harrington of Wānaka topped the women’s and men’s freeski slopestyle, with results from qualification on Saturday used as the final results.

Andrews was in second place after the first run and knew she had to do something special to secure the top spot – and pulled out a switch misty 900 down, which she had not done before.

“I am stoked, over the moon – this is my home mountain and coming away with a result like today, I couldn’t ask for anything better,” she said.

Freeski judge Kat Alexander was impressed with Harrington’s win.

“Luca’s first run was unreal, his right double cork 1260 tail grab was perfection and then he got massive amplitude on his switch right double cork 1260 on the final jump, that just blew us out of the water.”

Harrington said: “It definitely was challenging with the weather; qualification day was the best day we had so I just tried to put something down that was clean and turned out that it worked out in my favour, so I am pretty happy.”

Wānaka athletes Lucia Georgalli and Ava Beer finished in second and third in the women’s snowboard slopestyle behind Mari Fukada of Japan, while Jesse Parkinson was a standout winner of the men’s event.

Eighteen-year-old Campbell Melville finished third in the men’s snowboard halfpike, won by Chaeun Lee of Japan, while Gaon Choi of Korea won the women’s event.

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Zee To Exclusively Show ICC Events On TV From 2024 Till 2027 After An Agreement With Disney Star

Zee To Exclusively Show ICC Events On TV From 2024 Till 2027 After An Agreement With Disney Star

Tuesday saw the announcement of a strategic licencing agreement between ZEE Entertainment and Disney Star for the exclusive TV rights to ICC Men’s Cricket Tournaments in India

In accordance with the agreement, Disney Star will pay ZEE an undisclosed sum in order to licence ZEE the television broadcasting rights of the Men’s and Under 19 (U-19) global events of the International Cricket Council (ICC) for a term of four years (2024–2027).

All ICC tournaments will continue to be streamed exclusively through Disney Star’s online service, Disney+ Hotstar. This contract has received in-principle approval from ICC. The Men’s T20 World Cup (2024, 2026), Champions Trophy (2025), and One Day International World Cup (2027), as well as important U-19 competitions, would be seen exclusively on ZEE thanks to this affiliation.

IPL Media Rights: Disney Star Sports Wins TV Rights In Indian Subcontinent For 2023-27 Cycle - Reports
IPL Media Rights: Disney Star Sports Wins TV Rights In Indian Subcontinent For 2023-27 Cycle – Reports

Disney Star Had Won Both The Digital And TV Rights Last Week

“This is a first-of-its-kind partnership in the Indian media & entertainment landscape, and this association with Disney Star reflects our sharp, strategic vision for the sports business in India. As a one-stop television destination for ICC men’s cricket events until 2027, ZEE will leverage the strength of its network to offer a compelling experience for its viewers and a great return on investment for its advertisers. Long-term profitability and value-generation continue to be our areas of focus across the business, and we will always evaluate all the necessary steps that will enable us to make sports a compelling value proposition for the company”, Punit Goenka, MD & CEO,  Enterprises Ltd. said

Zee To Exclusively Show ICC Events On TV From 2024 Till 2027 After An Agreement With Disney Star
Disney Hotstar, Tata IPL (Image Credits: IPL)

For $3 billion, Disney Star last week renewed its contract to air International Cricket Council (ICC) competitions through 2027.

After defeating competitors, the network won the closed-loop bid procedure. The agreement covers both digital and television rights for ICC competitions for men and women. It is a significant win for Disney Star, which in June lost to Viacom18 the digital rights to the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the cycle 2023–27.

Also Read: IND vs PAK: ‘Had Virender Sehwag Said This To My Face…’: Shoaib Akhtar Fumes At Journalist Over ‘Baap Baap Hota Hai’ Query

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Pride returns to Nelson with week of events – Nelson Star

Pride returns to Nelson with week of events - Nelson Star

Kootenay Pride is thrilled to be coming back to the streets, flag poles, museums, parks and plazas in a big way for the first fully in-person events since the shut down in 2020.

The dedicated and busy team of volunteers has been working for months to create a bevy of fun, inclusive, educational, and entertaining events and happenings during the week leading up to the Pride weekend.

Micheal Wicks, longtime Kootenay Pride, volunteer shared, “While postering for Pride on Baker Street this Saturday, we were greeted enthusiastically by every business and they grabbed our posters and handbills eagerly, putting them up almost immediately. Some were already planning their window displays and all were very excited at all the diverse events. It was a heartwarming community welcome back to all of us.”

Start off the week right by coming to cheer on the flag raising at City Hall on Monday, Aug. 29 at 9:30 a.m.

From Aug. 29 to Sept. 5, The Civic Theatre will be running queer movies at the main and Shoebox screens. Check online for movies and times.

On Wednesday, Aug. 31, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., head to the Nelson Innovation Centre at 91 Baker St., for Queerdos, inspiring queer, questioning and curious people to step into their truth and express themselves authentically through meditation, art, and conversation. Find out more details about this event and all of the events on the Kootenay Pride’s Facebook page.

Thursday, Sept, 1 at the Nelson Innovation Centre from 5 to 8:30 p.m. is Queer Games Night, an evening of casual multiplayer video games and quick tabletop games intended to help us make new friends and connect with other LGBTQIA+ people in our community. All people ages 12 and older are welcome! No alcohol will be served at this event.

Happening the same day at the Shawn Lamb Archives at Touchstones Nelson Museum is Explore Y(our) Archive/Build the Future, an interactive participatory drop-in workshop from 5 to 9 p.m.

On Friday, Sept. 2, everyone is invited to the Welcome BBQ and Social at the Rotary Shelter at Lakeside Park from 3 to 5 p.m., hosted by Kootenay Pride, ANKORS Trans Connect and HIM-health initiative for men. This all ages event. Also that day, the Pride Cabaret with The Dancing Legs is at The Royal. Two performances are at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets available online or at The Royal.

On Saturday, Sept. 3, Kootenay Pride is super excited to present Rainbow Families, a free, all-age event and BBQ for 2SLGBTQ parents and children. There will be food, face painting, crafts, dance party, Drag story time and more at the Nelson Family Place, 312 Silica St., 1 to 4 p.m. You can follow this event up by reliving your prom (the way you want to) with Queer Prom at Passmore Hall, 3762 Little Slocan, South Road, in Winlaw from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.

And the week wouldn’t be complete without the spectacular Pride parade on Baker on Sunday, Sept 4. Gather at Central School (Wildflower) at 808 Stanley St. to decorate, celebrate and be ready for a 3 p.m. prompt departure to the downtown core. The parade will be ending its run at Hall Street Plaza where it will join the Pride Artists and Services Market that has been underway from noon to 5 p.m.

If you would like to volunteer as a parade marshal or for any of these events please contact Kootenay Pride at nelsonpridevolunteers@gmail.com or reach out on Facebook. The team of volunteers have been working hard and are looking forward to seeing the community come out to support their 2SLGBTQ+ neighbours. Love Wins.

Contact kootenayproud@gmail.com with any questions.

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Events tomorrow – AUGUST 22: Suttur Mutt, Mysuru – Star of Mysore

Events tomorrow - AUGUST 22: Suttur Mutt, Mysuru - Star of Mysore

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League of Legends is giving away all Star Guardian event rewards for free – Dexerto

League of Legends is giving away all Star Guardian event rewards for free - Dexerto

The League of Legends Star Guardian Event started off rocky, with many of the event rewards bugging out and preventing players from claiming them. To make amends with the community, Riot is giving away all the Star Guardian event rewards for free — minus the skins.

Fans of League of Legends were understandably upset when the community favorite Star Guardian event wasn’t all smooth sailing.

Bugs and glitches prevented players from claiming many of the rewards — a frustrating experience further accentuated by the limited time frame.

However, instead of just apologizing, Riot is trying to make it up to League players globally. The developer is giving away all Star Guardian Events for free.

Porter Robinson Star Guardian streaming tour

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Missed out on the Star Guardian rewards? Riot is compensating everyone due to issues plaguing the event.

For players who have already earned some of the rewards, they’ll just be granted another. The only rewards not unlockable twice will be the icons — since those are limited to one per summoner.

To unlock these free rewards, players will still need to play the game. But the process has become far simplified than the actual event. From August 17 to August 23, play a single game per day. In addition, the League of Legends accounts must have been made prior to August 11, 2022.

Here is the full list of free awards:

  • Aug 17: 300 Star Guardian Tokens, Star Guardian 2022 Orb, 800 Blue Essence, Eternals Capsule, Star Guardian Event Icon
  • Aug 18: Star Nemesis Fiddlesticks Icon, Fiddlesticks Series 1 Eternals, Come Closer Emote, Morgana Series 1 Eternals, Star Nemesis Morgana Emote
  • Aug 19: Star Nemesis Morgana Icon, Kai’Sa Series 1 Eternals, Aww How Cute! emote, Akali Series 1 Eternals
  • Aug 20: Star Guardian Kai’Sa Icon, Star Guardian Akali Icon, Ekko Series 1 Eternals, Gotcha! emote, Rock On! emote
  • Aug 21: Taliyah Series 1 Eternals, Star Guardian Taliyah Icon, Star Guardian Ekko Icon, Sona Series 1 Eternals, So Sweet! emote
  • Aug 22: Rell Series 1 Eternals, One More Thing… Emote, Star Guardian Rell Icon, Quinn Series 1 Eternals, Star Guardian Sona Icon
  • Aug 23: Nilah Series 1 Eternals, What Joy! Emote, Perfection emote, Star Guardian Quinn Icon, Star Guardian Nilah Icon

The one game per day requirement was a measure from Riot to prevent more system overloads, which caused the bugs and glitches in the event to begin with.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Langley events for mid-July 2022 – Aldergrove Star

COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Langley events for mid-July 2022 – Aldergrove Star

Contact event organizers with any questions, including costs, age limits, and COVID precautions and vaccination requirements for in-person events.

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Summer Reading Club: Summer reading tracking started Tuesday, June 21, in the Fraser Valley Regional Library club. Different activities and resources for age groups zero to Grade 6, Grades 7 to 12 and adults throughout summer. Free to join. Can track reading with Beanstack app or on paper. Enjoy summer performances and events at local library branches. Info: www.fvrl.bc.ca/summer_reading_clubs.

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National Adoption Week: PetSmart Adoption Centre in Langley location part of national campaign July 11 to 17 to find forever homes for shelter cats. Stop by the store at 201st Street and Langley Bypass to meet the adoptable cats and kittens. Info: petsmartcharities.ca.

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Dive-In Movie Night: Encanto showing at the Otter Co-op Outdoor Experience pool Thursday, July 14. Sing 2 showing July 28. Spiderman: No Way Home is Aug. 11. Bring a floatie or relax poolside. $7 per person, including tax. Advance registration required. Info: tol.ca.

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Measure for Measure: Bard in the Valley shows are July 14 to 17 at Township 7 Winery ($35), July 28 to 31 at Douglas Park ($10 to $25), and Aug. 4 to 7 at Eco Dairy ($35). Picnic options available for winery and dairy performances. Info: bardinthevalley.com.

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Aldergrove Fair Days: Family-friendly activities from Thursday through Sunday (July 14 to 17) at various Aldergrove sites. Schedule and info: aldergrovefair.ca.

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Rotary 50/50 Mega Draw: Ticket sales are Saturday, July 16 at the Fort Langley Farmers Market 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ralph’s Market 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Lee’s Market 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 17 sales are at Ralph’s Market 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Lee’s Market 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Last day to buy tickets is Aug. 14. Draw date is Aug. 19 with prize being up to $200,000. Info: langleyrotarymegadraw.com.

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Car show: Robert Recknagel Memorial Show and Shine is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 17 at the George Preston Recreation Centre. Register in advance by messaging organizer through Facebook event or allevents.in. No entry fee. Burgers, hot dogs, chips and pop available.

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Arabian Horse Show: Arabian Horse Association regional chapter hosting at Thunderbird Show Park July 20 to 24. Info: www.region17.com.

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The Seussification of Romeo & Juliet: Bard in the Valley kids camp production is at 7 p.m. July 21 to 23 at Douglas Park. Admission by donation but tickets required. Tickets and info: bardinthevalley.com.

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Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival: Performing and visual arts are at the festival July 21 to 24 at various Fort Langley venues.

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Urban Safari Rescue Society summer camps: Charity offers five-day weekday camps for children six to eight and nine to 12 between July 4 and Sept. 2. $210 plus GST (less on weeks with certain stat holidays). At society facility, 1395 176th St. Info: urbansafari.ca.

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50 Shades of Blue: Fort Langley Artists Group show goes until July 16 at the CN station on Fort Langley. Info: fortlangleyartistsgroup.com or FLAG Facebook page.

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City Summer Beats: Free all ages show noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 16 in Douglas Park. Performances by Funkdalicious, Trilojay and Dr. Strangelove. Info: downtownlangley.com.

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Summer Festival Series: Free performances Thursdays at 7 p.m. in the amphitheatre beside the Langley Events Centre. July 14: Sinnoi. July 21: John Gilliat. Info: tol.ca.

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Fitness for Canuck Place: Canuck Place Children’s Hospice benefits from project that runs July 15 to 17. Local gyms donating partial proceeds to the charity when people workout there. Facilities include Club Pilates Langley, Live Well Exercise Clinic, and Spinhouse Cycling Studio.

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Sizzling Summer Market: Vendors will be inside and outside at the Royal Canadian Legion Aldergrove branch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 23. Free admission, food trucks, draws, swag and more. Info: Facebook event.

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Storytime in the park: Fraser Valley Regional Library free events for families are at 10:30 a.m. in Murray’s Corner Parkette, 21655 Murrays Corner, on July 18, and Aug. 15 and 29. Cancelled if raining or temperature is 30° C or higher. Info: fvrl.ca.

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McBurney Summer Series: Free concert, treats and more in downtown plaza 1 to 3 p.m. July 23: Robyn Froese. July 30: Nette. Aug. 6: Alex Maher. Suitable for all ages. Info: dowtownlangley.com.

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Eco Explorers Kids’ Camp: Langley Environmental Partners Society hosts camps for kids Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thurdays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Langley Demonstration Garden, 21200 block of Fraser Highway. Camps held July and August, and cost $5 per child per day. Topics: Tree huggers July 12 to 14, Pollinator Power July 18 to 20, Trash to Treasure July 26 to 28. Info: lepsfieldteam1@outlook.com or 604-546-0344.

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Garden Smart workshops: Langley Environmental Partner Society has free workshops at the Langley Demonstration Garden. Planting at the learning farm: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 14. Soap making: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 20. Small scale vegetable production: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 17. Seed saving 101: 5 to 6 p.m. on Aug. 31. Foraging walk: 10a.m. to noon Sept. 17. Register in advance: garden@leps.bc.ca or 604-546-0344.

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Beginning’s End: Final exhibition of local artists at the Langley Centennial Museum runs until Sept. 30 then the museum closes for demolition. The more than 250 works on display are from the Langley Arts Council, Fort Langley Artists Group, Fraser Valley Potters Guild, Langley Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild, Fraser Valley Watermedia Society, and local Indigenous and Metis artists coordinated in collaboration with stalew Arts & Cultural Society. Info: museum.tol.ca.

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Babytime: Fraser Valley Regional Library 30-minute sessions for babies and caregivers during summer are Mondays at 2 at the City branch; and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. at the Aldergrove branch. Friday sessions: 9:30 a.m. at the Dean Drysdale branch and the Muriel Arnason branch, and 10 a.m. at Brookswood. Limited space. Register in advance through the website. Info: fvrl.ca.

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Storytime: Fraser Valley Regional Library 30-minute sessions for children and caregivers over summer. Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at the Fort Langley and Muriel Arnason branches. Wednesdays: Aldergrove is 10:30 a.m. and Brookswood is 11 a.m. Thursdays: 10 a.m. at Dean Drysdale branch, and 10:30 a.m. at Murrayville and City branches. Limited space. Register in advance through the website. Info: fvrl.ca.

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Knit and crochet: Fraser Valley Regional Library groups open to all skill levels. Tuesday session is 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Murrayville branch. Thursdays: Fort Langley is 10 a.m. to noon and Aldergrove is 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays: Brookswood branch is 2 to 4 p.m. Info: fvrl.ca.

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Free drop-in camps: Langley City, the Langley Children’s Committee and Langley School District Foundation offer Langley Adventure Playground pilot at Portage Park. Free unstructured play Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from July 5 to Sept. 3. Two recreation workers on site to help. For ages five to 11. Parents encouraged to stay. Info: langleycity.ca/recreation-culture.

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Community Market: Artful Dodger Pub, 2364 200th St., hosting market noon to 4 p.m. Sundays during summer. Free admission. Portion of proceeds donated to local charities. For info: email artfuldodger@shaw.ca or go online to artfuldodgerpub.com.

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Hub meeting: Langley Seniors in Action monthly meeting allows local seniors to gather virtually, collaborate and network. Open to seniors and those in the senior-serving organizations and businesses. Meetings are third Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. Info: langleyseniorsinaction.ca/hub/meetings.

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Seniors Telephone Social: Free 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and Friday learning sessions via phone. Free but must register in advance at 778-251-1003 or coordinator.langleyscww@gmail.com.

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Hominum Fraser Valley: Informal discussion and support group to help gay, bi-sexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. Meets on the last Monday of every month. Information: Art, 604-477-9553 or aapearson@shaw.ca.

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Community Engagement: Langley Community Services Society program for senior immigrants who are permanent residents. Meet people from around the world, learn about topics such as Canadian culture, financial literacy, recipes, gardening and more. Free. In person at LCSS office, 5330 207th St. or online. Info and registration: Yoona Ahn, 604-534-7921 ext. 1204 or yahn@lcss.ca.

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Volunteers needed: Critter Care Wildlife Society looking for volunteers for various duties (animal capture, transport, painters, builders, gardeners, landscapers, general maintenance and labour. Info: Michelle Binnet, crittercare9@shaw.ca.

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Langley Newcomers and Friends: Women’s group meets on the first Tuesday of each month for outings and activities, including movie nights, brunch, lunch, socials, walks and more. Info: langleynewcomers.webs.com.

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Meditation: Free session Thursdays 7 to 8 p.m. at the Derek Doubleday Arboretum Rotary Interpretive Centre, 21177 Fraser Hwy. Folding chairs available on site or bring one. Hosted by Melissa Kramer, Low Entropy Foundation. Open to all skill levels and those wanting to learn more. Info: www.lowentropy.org/events.

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Singles Social Walking Club: Singles 55+ do walks in Surrey, Langley, etc. Saturdays, Sundays and stat holidays. Walk at 10 a.m. with brunch 11 a.m. Info: sherrysands4@gmail.com or Sherry, 604-531-4427.

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Queen Mum’s Jewels: Women’s group meets at various venues for socializing and activities, such as luncheons, brunch, movies, live theatre, games, bus tours, fashion shows and more. Info: bgfleming@shaw.ca.

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Prostate Cancer Support Group: Group meets monthly in the Arbor Room at Valley View Memorial Garden, 14644 72nd Ave. Open to any interested in prostate cancer. Info: 604-594-5257.

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Fort Langley Farmers Market: Saturdays from 1 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the United Churches of Langley in Fort Langley, 9025 Glover Rd.

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Langley Community Farmers Market: Wednesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Derek Doubleday Arboretum, 21200 block of Fraser Highway. Info: lcfm.ca.

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Groups are welcome to submit information about upcoming community events in Langley. Click here. Publication is at the discretion of the newspaper, and host groups are responsible for keeping their information up to date.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Langley events for July 2022 – Aldergrove Star

COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Langley events for July 2022 – Aldergrove Star

Contact event organizers with any questions, including costs, age limits, and COVID precautions and vaccination requirements for in-person events.

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Summer Reading Club: Summer reading tracking started Tuesday, June 21, in the Fraser Valley Regional Library club. Different activities and resources for age groups zero to Grade 6, Grades 7 to 12 and adults throughout summer. Free to join. Can track reading with Beanstack app or on paper. Enjoy summer performances and events at local library branches. Info: www.fvrl.bc.ca/summer_reading_clubs.

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Measure for Measure: Bard in the Valley shows are July 7 to 10, and 14 to 17 at Township 7 Winery ($35), July 28 to 31 at Douglas Park ($10 to $25), and Aug. 4 to 7 at Eco Dairy ($35). Picnic options available for winery and dairy performances. Info: bardinthevalley.com.

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Paper airplane contest: Explore Science Club hosts free contest for ages three and older at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 9 in Buckley Park, 19680 48th Ave. Instructions provided. Prizes for three best designs. Register through explorescienceclub.com.

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Plates and Glasses on the Farm: Fundraiser for Langley Hospice Society is 3 to 8 p.m. on July 9 at Quiring’s, 25775 12th Ave. Features locally sourced meal, B.C. wines, ciders or craft beer, and kids meal options as well as live entertainment, a marketplace, silent auction, interactive activities and more. Tickets and info: langleyhospice.ca or 604-530-1115.

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Storytime and crafts: Free program for children and caregivers is at the Muriel Arnason library branch from 2 to 3 p.m. on July 10. All materials provided. Info: fvrl.ca.

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Heat pump webinar: Fraser Valley Regional Library offers free information session for adults at 6:30 p.m. on July 12. Register in advance to learn about heat pumps, benefits, and rebates available. Info: fvrl.ca.

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Poetry reading: Online event for teens and adults is 6:30 p.m. on July 13. Participants have up to five minutes to read their work. Register in advance at fvrl.ca.

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Encanto trivia: Fraser Valley Regional Library free online event is 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. on July 13. Register in advance at fvrl.ca.

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City Summer Beats: Free all ages show noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 16 in Douglas Park. Performances by Funkdalicious, Trilojay and Dr. Strangelove. Info: downtownlangley.com.

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Storytime in the park: Fraser Valley Regional Library free events for families are at 10:30 a.m. in Murray’s Corner Parkette, 21655 Murrays Corner, on July 18, and Aug. 15 and 29. Cancelled if raining or temperature is 30° C or higher. Info: fvrl.ca.

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McBurney Summer Series: Free concert, treats and more in downtown plaza 1 to 3 p.m. July 9: Mike Taylor. July 23: Robyn Froese. July 30: Nette. Aug. 6: Alex Maher. Suitable for all ages. Info: dowtownlangley.com.

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Eco Explorers Kids’ Camp: Langley Environmental Partners Society hosts camps for kids Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thurdays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Langley Demontration Garden, 21200 block of Fraser Highway. Camps held July and August, and cost $5 per child per day. Topics: Tree huggers July 12 to 14, Pollinator Power July 18 to 20, Trash to Treasure July 26 to 28. Info: lepsfieldteam1@outlook.com or 604-546-0344.

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Us & Them: Free documentary screening is 6 p.m. on July 13 at Bez Arts Hub, 20230 64th Ave. Must register in advance through Eventbrite.ca (event 342411872127). Hosted by the Langley Community Action Team which works to coordinate a community response to the overdose crisis. Film is about a woman who sets out to help four homeless people and includes addiction expert Dr. Gabor Maté.

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Garden Smart workshops: Langley Environmental Partner Society has free workshops at the Langley Demonstration Garden. Zero waste: 5 to 6 p.m. July 13. Planting at the learning farm: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 14. Soap making: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 20. Small scale vegetable production: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 17. Seed saving 101: 5 to 6 p.m. on Aug. 31. Foraging walk: 10a.m. to noon Sept. 17. Register in advance: garden@leps.bc.ca or 604-546-0344.

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Babytime: Fraser Valley Regional Library 30-minute sessions for babies and caregivers during summer are Mondays at 2 at the City branch; and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. at the Aldergrove branch. Friday sessions: 9:30 a.m. at the Dean Drysdale branch and the Muriel Arnason branch, and 10 a.m. at Brookswood. Limited space. Register in advance through the website. Info: fvrl.ca.

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Storytime: Fraser Valley Regional Library 30-minute sessions for children and caregivers over summer. Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at the Fort Langley and Muriel Arnason branches. Wednesdays: Aldergrove is 10:30 a.m. and Brookswood is 11 a.m. Thursdays: 10 a.m. at Dean Drysdale branch, and 10:30 a.m. at Murrayville and City branches. Limited space. Register in advance through the website. Info: fvrl.ca.

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Knit and crochet: Fraser Valley Regional Library groups open to all skill levels. Tuesday session is 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Murrayville branch. Thursdays: Fort Langley is 10 a.m. to noon and Aldergrove is 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays: Brookswood branch is 2 to 4 p.m. Info: fvrl.ca.

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Municipal Pensioner Retirees Association: In-person quarterly meetings for the Langley chapter resume Monday, June 27 at Douglas Recreation Centre, 20550 Douglas Cres. at 1:30 p.m. Open to everyone.

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Anything Goes: Fraser Valley Musical Theatre show features a cast of 30, a live orchestra and a 38-foot ship. Shows are July 7, 8 and 9, with matinees July 3 and 10. At Mainstage Theatre, 13750 88th Ave. Formerly the Fraser Valley Gilbert and Sullivan Society.

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Free drop-in camps: Langley City, the Langley Children’s Committee and Langley School District Foundation offer Langley Adventure Playground pilot at Portage Park. Free unstructured play Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from July 5 to Sept. 3. Two recreation workers on site to help. For ages five to 11. Parents encouraged to stay. Info: langleycity.ca/recreation-culture.

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Community Market: Artful Dodger Pub, 2364 200th St., hosting market starting July 10. Runs noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Free admission. Portion of proceeds donated to local charities. For info: email artfuldodger@shaw.ca or go online to artfuldodgerpub.com.

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LEPS Eco Explorers Kids Camp: Sign up open for camps for six- to 10-year-olds during July and August. Topics include watersheds, pollinators, trash to treasure, birds, and much more. $5 per day per child. Camps run 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Derek Doubleday Arboretum Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Info: lepsfieldteam1@outlook.com or 604-546-0344.

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Urban Safari Rescue Society summer camps: Charity offers five-day weekday camps for children six to eight and nine to 12 between July 4 and Sept. 2. $210 plus GST (less on weeks with certain stat holidays). At society facility, 1395 176th St. Info: urbansafari.ca.

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50 Shades of Blue: Fort Langley Artists Group show goes until July 16 at the CN station on Fort Langley. Info: fortlangleyartistsgroup.com or Facebook.

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Hub meeting: Langley Seniors in Action monthly meeting allows local seniors to gather virtually, collaborate and network. Open to seniors and those in the senior-serving organizations and businesses. Meetings are third Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. Info: langleyseniorsinaction.ca/hub/meetings.

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Seniors Telephone Social: Free 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and Friday learning sessions via phone. Free but must register in advance at 778-251-1003 or coordinator.langleyscww@gmail.com.

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Hominum Fraser Valley: Informal discussion and support group to help gay, bi-sexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. Meets on the last Monday of every month. Information: Art, 604-477-9553 or aapearson@shaw.ca.

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Community Engagement: Langley Community Services Society program for senior immigrants who are permanent residents. Meet people from around the world, learn about topics such as Canadian culture, financial literacy, recipes, gardening and more. Free. In person at LCSS office, 5330 207th St. or online. Info and registration: Yoona Ahn, 604-534-7921 ext. 1204 or yahn@lcss.ca.

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Volunteers needed: Critter Care Wildlife Society looking for volunteers for various duties (animal capture, transport, painters, builders, gardeners, landscapers, general maintenance and labour. Info: Michelle Binnet, crittercare9@shaw.ca.

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Langley Newcomers and Friends: Women’s group meets on the first Tuesday of each month for outings and activities, including movie nights, brunch, lunch, socials, walks and more. Info: langleynewcomers.webs.com.

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Meditation: Free session Thursdays 7 to 8 p.m. at the Derek Doubleday Arboretum Rotary Interpretive Centre, 21177 Fraser Hwy. Folding chairs available on site or bring one. Hosted by Melissa Kramer, Low Entropy Foundation. Open to all skill levels and those wanting to learn more. Info: www.lowentropy.org/events.

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Singles Social Walking Club: Singles 55+ do walks in Surrey, Langley, etc. Saturdays, Sundays and stat holidays. Walk at 10 a.m. with brunch 11 a.m. Info: sherrysands4@gmail.com or Sherry, 604-531-4427.

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Queen Mum’s Jewels: Women’s group meets at various venues for socializing and activities, such as luncheons, brunch, movies, live theatre, games, bus tours, fashion shows and more. Info: bgfleming@shaw.ca.

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Prostate Cancer Support Group: Group meets monthly in the Arbor Room at Valley View Memorial Garden, 14644 72nd Ave. Open to any interested in prostate cancer. Info: 604-594-5257.

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Fort Langley Farmers Market: Saturdays from 1 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the United Churches of Langley in Fort Langley, 9025 Glover Rd.

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Groups are welcome to submit information about upcoming community events in Langley. Click here. Publication is at the discretion of the newspaper, and host groups are responsible for keeping their information up to date.

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Top AEW Star Added To Ric Flair’s Last Match Event, Updated Card – Wrestling Inc.

Top AEW Star Added To Ric Flair’s Last Match Event, Updated Card - Wrestling Inc.

AEW star Rey Fenix has been added to the card for the upcoming “Ric Flair’s Last Match” pay-per-view event.

Starrcast Events announced Monday that Fenix will wrestle AAA stars Laredo Kid, Taurus and Bandido in a 4-Way bout at the 7/31 event in Nashville, TN.

Fenix hasn’t wrestled for AEW since his loss to Andrade El Idolo on the 6/24 “AEW Rampage” episode. Prior to that, he was seen in the Casino Battle Royale the night after the Double or Nothing pay-per-view event.

Besides AAA, other promotions such as IMPACT Wrestling, MLW and NJPW are also involved in the crossover event presented by Jim Crockett Promotions. Last week, MLW announced Killer Kross vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr. to the card. Also last week, NJPW announced a match pitting two of their brightest young stars, Clark Connors and Ren Narita, for the Flair swansong event. NJPW will also be involved in Music City Mayhem the day before as part of Starccast V.

Speaking of Flair, WWE brought back the “Woo!” to its signature intro ahead of the 7/4 “WWE Raw” episode, indicating that The Nature Boy and WWE are once again on good terms. Flair would react to the change, thanking WWE for giving him back “my dignity & my life” via social media.

There is still no update on the mystery opponent who will wrestle Flair in his last match.

Jim Crockett Promotions Presents “Ric Flair’s Last Match” will air live on FITE TV as a pay-per-view event. Below is the confirmed card to this point:

* Ric Flair’s farewell match vs. unnamed opponent

* Impact World Champion Josh Alexander vs. Jacob Fatu

* Impact Knockouts Champion Jordynne Grace vs. Deonna Purrazzo vs. Rachael Ellering

* The Wolves (Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards) vs. Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin)

* Killer Kross (w/Scarlett Bordeaux) vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.

* Clark Connors vs. Ren Narita

* Rey Fenix vs. Laredo Kid vs. Taurus vs. Bandido

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Langley events for late June 2022 – Aldergrove Star

COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Langley events for late June 2022 - Aldergrove Star

Contact event organizers with any questions, including costs, age limits, and COVID precautions and vaccination requirements for in-person events.

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Summer Reading Club: Summer reading tracking started Tuesday, June 21, in the Fraser Valley Regional Library club. Different activities and resources for age groups zero to Grade 6, Grades 7 to 12 and adults throughout summer. Free to join. Can track reading with Beanstack app or on paper. Enjoy summer performances and events at local library branches. Info: www.fvrl.bc.ca/summer_reading_clubs.

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Evening plant ecology walk: Derby Reach Brae Island Parks Association hosts 90-minute walk at 7 p.m. on June 24 along Tavistock Trail to explore the impact of invasive plants. Goes rain or shine. Dress for any weather. Bring binoculars. Free. Must register in advance: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/drbipa-river-walk-talk-plant-ecology-tickets-350799439567.

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Bandits: $5 from every gold or orange zone ticket will go to the Foundry Langley from the Friday, June 24 gate between the Fraser Valley Bandits and the Montreal Alliance. Game time is 7 p.m. at the Langley Events Centre. Info: thebandits.ca.

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Pickleball tournament: Douglas Park Pickleball players hosting a charity tournament June 24 to 26. Raffles, prizes, barbecue, and more. Everyone welcome. In support of Douglas Park Community School. Info: pickelballbrackets.com.

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Comedy Night: Stand-up comedy starting at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, in the Aldergrove Legion, 26607 Fraser Hwy. Headliner Patrick Maliha, with Justin Nichol, and Steev Letts. Tickets: $18 through allevents.in.

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Art show: Acorn Art and Image marks 25 years with a show June 25 and 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 19783 40A Ave. Art in various media as well as a raffle, and photo shoot. Info: aai87@hotmail.com.

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Municipal Pensioner Retirees Association: In-person quarterly meetings for the Langley chapter resume Monday, June 27 at Douglas Recreation Centre, 20550 Douglas Cres. at 1:30 p.m. Open to everyone.

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Anything Goes: Fraser Valley Musical Theatre show features a cast of 30, a live orchestra and a 38-foot ship. Shows are June 30, July 2, 7, 8 and 9, with matinees July 3 and 10. At Mainstage Theatre, 13750 88th Ave. Formerly the Fraser Valley Gilbert and Sullivan Society.

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Free drop-in camps: Langley City, the Langley Children’s Committee and Langley School District Foundation offer Langley Adventure Playground pilot at Portage Park. Free unstructured play Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from July 5 to Sept. 3. Two recreation workers on site to help. For ages five to 11. Parents encouraged to stay. Info: langleycity.ca/recreation-culture.

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30th anniversary celebration: Rotary Club of Langley Sunrise invites past members or current Rotarians to join in a celebration of the club’s three decades of community service. Event is July 6 at Adrian’s at the Airport. Info: May, 604-530-7092 or mfbarnard@telus.net.

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Community Market: Artful Dodger Pub, 2364 200th St., hosting market starting July 10. Runs noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Free admission. Portion of proceeds donated to local charities. For info: email artfuldodger@shaw.ca or go online to artfuldodgerpub.com.

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LEPS Eco Explorers Kids Camp: Sign up open for camps for six- to 10-year-olds during July and August. Topics include watersheds, pollinators, trash to treasure, birds, and much more. $5 per day per child. Camps run 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Derek Doubleday Arboretum Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Info: lepsfieldteam1@outlook.com or 604-546-0344.

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Urban Safari Rescue Society summer camps: Charity offers five-day weekday camps for children six to eight and nine to 12 between July 4 and Sept. 2. $210 plus GST (less on weeks with certain stat holidays). At society facility, 1395 176th St. Info: urbansafari.ca.

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50 Shades of Blue: Fort Langley Artists Group show goes until July 16 at the CN station on Fort Langley. Info: fortlangleyartistsgroup.com or Facebook.

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Hub meeting: Langley Seniors in Action monthly meeting allows local seniors to gather virtually, collaborate and network. Open to seniors and those in the senior-serving organizations and businesses. Meetings are third Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. Info: langleyseniorsinaction.ca/hub/meetings.

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Seniors Telephone Social: Free 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and Friday learning sessions via phone. Free but must register in advance at 778-251-1003 or coordinator.langleyscww@gmail.com. June 24: stories and poems by author Jim McGregor. June 28: old time radio snippets and chat.

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Hominum Fraser Valley: Informal discussion and support group to help gay, bi-sexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. Meets on the last Monday of every month. Information: Art, 604-477-9553 or aapearson@shaw.ca.

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Community Engagement: Langley Community Services Society program for senior immigrants who are permanent residents. Meet people from around the world, learn about topics such as Canadian culture, financial literacy, recipes, gardening and more. Free. In person at LCSS office, 5330 207th St. or online. Info and registration: Joohye Nam, 604-534-7921 ext. 1204 or jnam@lcss.ca.

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Volunteers needed: Critter Care Wildlife Society looking for volunteers for various duties (animal capture, transport, painters, builders, gardeners, landscapers, general maintenance and labour. Info: Michelle Binnet, crittercare9@shaw.ca.

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Langley Newcomers and Friends: Women’s group meets on the first Tuesday of each month for outings and activities, including movie nights, brunch, lunch, socials, walks and more. Info: langleynewcomers.webs.com.

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Meditation: Free session Thursdays 7 to 8 p.m. at the Derek Doubleday Arboretum Rotary Interpretive Centre, 21177 Fraser Hwy. Folding chairs available on site or bring one. Hosted by Melissa Kramer, Low Entropy Foundation. Open to all skill levels and those wanting to learn more. Info: www.lowentropy.org/events.

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Singles Social Walking Club: Singles 55+ do walks in Surrey, Langley, etc. Saturdays, Sundays and stat holidays. Walk at 10 a.m. with brunch 11 a.m. Info: sherrysands4@gmail.com or Sherry, 604-531-4427.

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Queen Mum’s Jewels: Women’s group meets at various venues for socializing and activities, such as luncheons, brunch, movies, live theatre, games, bus tours, fashion shows and more. Info: bgfleming@shaw.ca.

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Prostate Cancer Support Group: Group meets monthly in the Arbor Room at Valley View Memorial Garden, 14644 72nd Ave. Open to any interested in prostate cancer. Info: 604-594-5257.

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Fort Langley Farmers Market: Saturdays from 1 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the United Churches of Langley in Fort Langley, 9025 Glover Rd.

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Groups are welcome to submit information about upcoming community events in Langley. Click here. Publication is at the discretion of the newspaper, and host groups are responsible for keeping their information up to date.

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National track meet expected to boost Township’s economy – Aldergrove Star

National track meet expected to boost Township’s economy - Aldergrove Star

Bringing one of the biggest track and field competitions in Canada to Langley will have impacts far beyond the medals handed out on the podiums, say organizers and local politicians.

It’s part of a decades-long process that has seen Langley Township position itself as a sports tourism destination, aimed at bringing in big events and economic spin offs.

Getting the Bell Canada Track and Field Championships here was a marathon, not a sprint.

Although the Township has been expanding its sports fields and its track facilities for years, the seed for the current event was planted in 2014 and 2015 when McLeod Athletic Park hosted the Canadian Youth Track and Field championships, said Brent Dolfo, chair of the Bell Canada host committee.

It’s also been regularly hosting the B.C. High School Track and Field Championships, the most recent of which just wrapped up last week.

“We began to dream of what would it take to hold the national championships here in Langley,” Dolfo recalled.

The Langley Mustangs, the track club Dolfo has been affiliated with for years, connected to the business community, and with the Township’s Parks department.

For an event of this size, you need to be in lockstep with the local municipality, Dolfo said.

“The council was very enthusiastic,” he said.

By early 2017, that dream was becoming a reality, as the Township was shortlisted along with five other communities. It would win the right to host the games for two years by the end of 2017, but its facilities would need some upgrades. Many were already scheduled or were repairs, such as to the grandstand’s aging roof, but others were needed to bring the facilities up to the standard of a national event.

READ ALSO: Langley short-listed for elite meet

What would become a $5 million project included a brand-new track surface, a four lane 60-metre warm-up track, an additional long jump pit, an expanded high jump fan, a new shot put area, an additional pole vault area, extra security fencing and gating, and a new designated spectator areas for the field events, along with more parking.

The organizational ability of the host club and the Township’s facilities won Langley Township the bid, beating out major cities like Ottawa, Montreal, Calgary, and Edmonton.

And then COVID scuttled plans for two years.

READ MORE: McLeod Athletic Park still closed as $5 million upgrades near completion

“Even last year, there was no national championships,” Dolfo said.

So this year and next, the Township will finally host the event, which attracts top athletes seeking to qualify for the Olympics.

With big names like Andre De Grasse and Damian Warner, a significant number of spectators are expected. The stands and new temporary seating can accommodate up to 4,000 fans a day, said Dolfo.

This is by far the biggest track event Langley has ever hosted, and it may be the springboard to hosting even more high-level meets in the coming years.

Township Mayor Jack Froese said having the facilities allows for more than one big event.

“It attracts more events,” he said, noting that Vancouver is considering another Winter Olympics bid because it already has the facilities from 2010.

Then there are spin offs from sports tourism, which come in two ways.

First, there’s the direct spending as people buy gas and food and fill up local hotels during the events themselves. That can also spin out into future events, even in different sports, as the Township has the Langley Events Centre with its rink, basketball courts, and gymnastics facilities, along with plenty of softball and soccer fields.

Beyond sports, it’s a chance to show off Langley.

“It exposes people that normally wouldn’t come here,” said Froese.

That could draw people back for Langley’s agritourism, its vineyard and wineries, and its historical sites around Fort Langley.

The Township is hoping to capitalize on the event, and will be studying its impact.

“Economic Investment and Development will be completing an economic impact assessment at the completion of the track and field event,” said Valerie Gakfa, senior manager of Economic Investment, “and for numerous other sporting events in 2022, and once final data & information is available, we aim to communicate it to the public and media.


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