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Trinity Western University’s men’s volleyball team, the Spartans, are representing Canada at the FISU America Games in Brazil this week, and hoping for a chance at the gold. (TWU photos/Special to the Langley Advance)

Langley’s Spartans take on Brazil in America Games semifinals today

TWU represents Canada in the FISU men's volleyball championships this week.

Trinity Western University’s men’s volleyball team, the Spartans, are representing Canada at the FISU America Games in Brazil this week, and hoping for a chance at the gold. (TWU photos/Special to the Langley Advance)
Along with a variety of jazz acts performing on two outdoor stages, event founder Dave Quinn announced that the new festival will include an art walk, art auction, clay play station, and dance this Saturday. (Special to the Langley Advance)

NEW: Jazz resonates through village Saturday

The inaugural Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival kicks off at 9:30 a.m. with a parade.

Along with a variety of jazz acts performing on two outdoor stages, event founder Dave Quinn announced that the new festival will include an art walk, art auction, clay play station, and dance this Saturday. (Special to the Langley Advance)
Numerous families are coming out for Bard in the Valley’s free showing of Romeo and Juliet in Douglas Park. Four more showings this weekend. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance)

Shakespearean love story draws record Langley crowds

Bard in the Valley has four more showings of Romeo and Juliet this week at Douglas Park.

Numerous families are coming out for Bard in the Valley’s free showing of Romeo and Juliet in Douglas Park. Four more showings this weekend. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance)
UPDATED: IHIT investigates death of seven-year-old in Langley

UPDATED: IHIT investigates death of seven-year-old in Langley

Officers are in Langley after the death of a child in the Willoughby neighbourhood Sunday, July 22.

UPDATED: IHIT investigates death of seven-year-old in Langley
A collection of old Langley Advance photos combined with some from the Langley Centennial Museum archives are put together in this video.

VIDEO: Happy birthday Langley Advance

Today marks 87 years that the Langley Advance has proudly been serving the community of Langley.

A collection of old Langley Advance photos combined with some from the Langley Centennial Museum archives are put together in this video.
Gone Country outdoor music concert was held at the Bill Reid Millennium Park in Cloverdale Saturday, hosted by Langley’s own Chris and Jamie Ruscheinski. It’s a cancer fundraiser, with most of this year’s proceeds going to the Canuck Place children’s hospice in Abbotsford. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance)

UPDATE: Langley twin’s cancer fundraising concert surpasses mark

WITH VIDEO: Organizers confirmed Gone Country - Here for the Cure raised more than $651,000.

Gone Country outdoor music concert was held at the Bill Reid Millennium Park in Cloverdale Saturday, hosted by Langley’s own Chris and Jamie Ruscheinski. It’s a cancer fundraiser, with most of this year’s proceeds going to the Canuck Place children’s hospice in Abbotsford. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance)
WHAT'S IN STORE: A round of golf in Langley helps feed those in need

WHAT’S IN STORE: A round of golf in Langley helps feed those in need

Kudos to Envision for their inaugural tourney and to Boston Pizza and Rotary for helping Bigs.

WHAT'S IN STORE: A round of golf in Langley helps feed those in need
Gone Country is a huge outdoor party in its sixth year now, aimed at raising money and awareness about cancer. (Angela Ruscheinski/Blush Photography)

Langley twins sell out sixth cancer fundraising concert

This Saturday's Gone Country - Here for the Cure is a multi-artist show raising money for the cause.

Gone Country is a huge outdoor party in its sixth year now, aimed at raising money and awareness about cancer. (Angela Ruscheinski/Blush Photography)
Langley’s Ann Fessenden has been running dogs for 45 years, including some she recently ran during a “lure course” event, where dogs run together. In this weekend’s event dogs run one at a time. (Special to the Langley Advance)

In pursuit: Langley plays host to popular new dog sport

PHOTOS: Langley hosted second-only Canadian mixed-breed dog trials at Stafford this past weekend.

Langley’s Ann Fessenden has been running dogs for 45 years, including some she recently ran during a “lure course” event, where dogs run together. In this weekend’s event dogs run one at a time. (Special to the Langley Advance)
Langley’s own Dallas Smith has a few busy months ahead with concerts, fundraisers, and awards events. (Langley Advance files)

Fans have a chance to vote Dallas Smith as their favourite

It's going to be a few busy months ahead for the CCMA people's choice nominee from Langley.

Langley’s own Dallas Smith has a few busy months ahead with concerts, fundraisers, and awards events. (Langley Advance files)
VIDEO: Langley family ponder applying again, for another 'dream renovation'

VIDEO: Langley family ponder applying again, for another ‘dream renovation’

Hosts of the Worst to First reality TV show are hunting for homes to renovate for season 2.

VIDEO: Langley family ponder applying again, for another 'dream renovation'
WHAT'S IN STORE: Langley businesses are engaging future leaders

WHAT’S IN STORE: Langley businesses are engaging future leaders

A bit of a chat about burgers and burger joints in and around Langley.

WHAT'S IN STORE: Langley businesses are engaging future leaders
Riverside Gardens was one of three properties that collected food and cash for the Langley Food Bank. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Apartment residents in Langley endeavour to end hunger

A management company, with properties, in Langley collected more than 4,000 pounds of food in total.

Riverside Gardens was one of three properties that collected food and cash for the Langley Food Bank. (Special to the Langley Advance)
Lower Mainland tango dancers came to Langley for Dancing in the Park last Friday. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

VIDEO: Langley entices dancers to fresh air venue

Ballroom, Latin, and tango dance are on the agenda for this Friday's summer swing.

Lower Mainland tango dancers came to Langley for Dancing in the Park last Friday. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)
Ten-year-old steps into broadcast booth for Langley Thunder's game

Ten-year-old steps into broadcast booth for Langley Thunder’s game

Port Coquitlam's Keagan Winterlik is invited to commentate at the Langley Events Centre Wednesday.

Ten-year-old steps into broadcast booth for Langley Thunder's game
Children and adults can be found frolicking in Douglas Park during the summer Boppin’ in the Park event kicking off this evening by the bandshell. (Langley Advance Files)

UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Langley City park comes alive with music

Does Your Monkey Bite hits the Douglas Park bandshell this Friday for Boppin' in the Park.

Children and adults can be found frolicking in Douglas Park during the summer Boppin’ in the Park event kicking off this evening by the bandshell. (Langley Advance Files)
Tiller’s Folly is one of the bands performing Saturday night at the McBurney Plaza Summer Series. (Special to the Langley Advance)

VIDEO: Evenings at McBurney fill Langley city plaza with music

An outdoor space in the centre of the City is becoming well known for offering musical interludes.

Tiller’s Folly is one of the bands performing Saturday night at the McBurney Plaza Summer Series. (Special to the Langley Advance)
For Langley’s Chad Costello, participating in the games was an “absolute blast! It was everything I imagined and so much more.” (Canadian Transplant Games photos)

Langley transplant recipient earns silver in three sports

Living life to its fullest with his new kidney, Chad Costello competes in Canadian Transplant Games.

For Langley’s Chad Costello, participating in the games was an “absolute blast! It was everything I imagined and so much more.” (Canadian Transplant Games photos)
They call him the Uke Man. Even in retirement, he’s living and loving life travelling the world with the ukulele grasped in one hand and his wife’s hand in the other. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance)

VIDEO: Retirement spells bliss for long-time Langley Uke Man

Peter Luongo is travelling the world teaching and performing his ukulele.

They call him the Uke Man. Even in retirement, he’s living and loving life travelling the world with the ukulele grasped in one hand and his wife’s hand in the other. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance)
Fort Langley sculptor Elaine Brewer-White is helping incorporate the art in the new Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Fort Langley artist weaves art walk and auction into new jazz fest

Inaugural event is about more than music, it's about celebrating all the arts in the village.

Fort Langley sculptor Elaine Brewer-White is helping incorporate the art in the new Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival. (Special to the Langley Advance)