Langley, BC Real Estate News

By Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
(Royal Pro Real Estate Network)
Golf Newlands 2012 – April 1 – Newlands Golf & Country Club   Evelyn Westover, LPGA Teaching Professional, presents Golf Newlands 2012, taking place on Sunday, April 1, 11:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. at Newlands Golf & Country Club in Langley, B.C.   Join the fun of this FREE event in the Fairmont Ballroom – presentations, refreshments and prizes!  There’s a chance to win a Newlands Executive Membership!   I was lucky enough to have coaching by Evelyn and can attest to her skill – and patience!   Register for Golf Newlands 2012 by calling Evelyn at 604-866-4424
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By Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
(Royal Pro Real Estate Network)
Turn Out the Lights for Earth Hour – March 31, 2012     People around the world have the opportunity to unite for Earth Hour and signal the need for attention to the impact of climate change. Organized by the World Wildlife Fund, Earth Hour is supported each year by hundreds of millions of people, businesses and governments.     Come and join the cause by turning out your lights on Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 8:30-9:30p.m.   In 2011, over 5200 cities and towns in 135 countries participated. To find out how you or your organization can become more involved, please visit www.earthhour.org  In Canada, you can sign up and be counted as an official participant – join Team Earth Hour!   The Township of Langley supports Earth Hour – so please join in with the community and turn out those lig...
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By Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
(Royal Pro Real Estate Network)
Canadian Museum of Flight Fundraiser – March 31, 2012   The Langley Airport is proud to host the annual Canadian Museum of Flight Auction & Fundraiser, March 31, 2012.  The Canadian Museum of Flight is 35 years old!   The High–flyin’ Hawaii-themed event bound to be fun – come in your best hula gear! This year the grand door prize is a trip for two to Waikiki!   The Canadian Museum of Flight is at Hanger #3 at the Langley Airport.  Doors open at 5:30p.m. starting with cocktails and silent auction, dinner is at 7:00p.m. followed by the live auction and grand prize draw. Tickets are $85 and are available at the museum, online, or call 604-532-0035.    
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By Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
(Royal Pro Real Estate Network)
Langley Has Talent – Semi-Finals Apr 21, 2012   Langley is definitely a talented community! The Langley Has Talent Semi-Finals, hosted by the Langley Rotary Club, are scheduled for Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 7-9:30p.m.      The goal of Langley Has Talent is to raise funds for a Langley Rotary Theatre which will foster arts in the Langley community (Langley City and Township of Langley).  Here is a complete list of the semi-finalists, which include individual and group performances.   Reserve your tickets for the Semi-Final online at www.LangleyhasTalent.ca or in-person at the Langley Times office (20258 Fraser Hwy). Tickets for the Semi-Finals are $20. Finals are May 5 ($20) – Combo tickets (both events) are $35.   Langley Has Talent takes place at the Christian Life Assembly Hall (2...
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By Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
(Royal Pro Real Estate Network)
Wednesday Wordles – What Does Langley BC Have to Offer?   In a “wordle”, plenty!       If you are seeking a home in the Langley or Surrey area of B.C., or are considering placing your property on the market, please give me call for a free consultation.  We can make your property dreams a reality!
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By Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
(Royal Pro Real Estate Network)
Wordless Wednesday – They’re Baaaack...   We know spring is truly just around the corner when the hummingbirds show up!         If you are seeking a home in the Langley or Surrey area of B.C., or are considering placing your property on the market, please give me call for a free consultation.  We can make your property dreams a reality!
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By Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
(Royal Pro Real Estate Network)
Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation Charity Gala – Under the Big Top!   For 20 years the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation has been hosting a Charity Gala and this year it’s Under the Big Top!  The event is being held Saturday, May 12 2012, 6:00p.m. at Thunderbird Show Park. Amazing entertainment, a delicious feast and surprises galore can be found Under the Big Top. The gala is the social event of the community calendar and with the generous support of the volunteers, donors and guests, last year raised more than $330,000 to put towards endoscopy equipment for Langley Memorial Hospital.   If other years are any indication, this will be a spectacular event and both individual and corporate supporters are welcomed. Tickets are $175 per person, or $1250 for a table of 8 and can be res...
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By Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
(Royal Pro Real Estate Network)
Speechless Sunday in Langley BC – Darn, We Just Cleaned the Pool!     If you are seeking a home in the Langley or Surrey area of B.C., or are considering placing your property on the market, please give me call for a free consultation.  We can make your property dreams a reality!  
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By Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
(Royal Pro Real Estate Network)
Horseman’s Bazaar – Mar 18, 2012 – Langley, B.C.   The Lower Mainland Quarter Horse Association is hosting its annual Horseman’s Bazaar and Country Fair on Sunday, March 18, 2012, 9am-4pm.     Now in its 38th year, the event is held at the award-winning Thunderbird Show Park in Langley, B.C. Activities include: ·        The famous used tack sale (one of the largest in Western Canada) ·        Demo’s & experts speaking on a variety of equine topics ·        A canine extravaganza that’s sure to delight ·        Booths and attractions to cover all tastes.   For a comprehensive list of trade show and country fair activities, please visit the Horseman’s Bazaar and Country Fair website.   Get there early – in conjunction with the event, the Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Association is hosting...
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By Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
(Royal Pro Real Estate Network)
Wordless Wednesday  - A Frosty Morning in Langley, B.C.   The weather’s been a bit “iffy” lately – not sure if it will be ‘spring’ or ‘winter’ when we wake….this is a frosty one!       If you are seeking a home in the Langley or Surrey area of B.C., or are considering placing your property on the market, please give me call for a free consultation.  We can make your property dreams a reality!
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By Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
(Royal Pro Real Estate Network)
Salmon-Friendly Gardens Seminar – Langley BC – March 17, 2012   In line with its Watershed Stewardship Programs, the Langley Environmental Partners Society is hosting a Salmon-Friendly Gardens Seminar on March 17, 2012. Learn effective and innovative methods to garden in an environmentally-safe manner.  Presentations include: ·        Vertical landscaping ·        Container gardening ·        The “Zero-Mile Diet”   This FREE event – admission by donation – takes place at 20388-65th Ave, Langley from 10:00a.m.- 3:00p.m.    Come and learn how to make your garden a bit brighter – in a planet-friendly way!   Registration is required. Contact the Langley Environmental Partners Society at 604-532-3513.  www.leps.bc.ca      If you are seeking a home in the Langley or Surrey area of B.C., or ar...
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By Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
(Royal Pro Real Estate Network)
Pre-Saint Paddy’s Day Party – Harrison Pointe Langley, B.C. – March 15, 2012 Look out, Langley Seniors, Harrison Pointe is hosting a Pre-Saint Paddy’s Day Party on March 15, 2012 from 7-9p.m.  Harrison Pointe offers independent and assisted retirement living in Langley, B.C.    The band Copper Sky will be performing to get everyone Sham’rockin’, and there will also be door-prizes and a 50/50 draw to add to the festivities. Harrison Pointe is located at 21616-52nd Ave – stop by and check out the facilities while enjoying a great party!    If you are planning on attending, please RSVP at 604-533-1101 by March 13.
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By Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
(Royal Pro Real Estate Network)
Shred-a-Thons in Langley, B.C. - Keep Your Info Private!   There are two upcoming opportunities in Langley BC to help keep your personal and confidential information protected by shredding any old or unneeded documents. These events are open to businesses as well as individuals:   March 3, 2012 9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.  Township of Langley Fire Department Local 4550 Charitable Society Shred-a-Thon. Taking place at the Langley Events Center (back parking lot) – hosted by the Langley Township Firefighters.  Proceeds of this by donation event will go to local charities, including the Burn Fund and Variety Club.  The shredding truck and volunteer personnel are provided by Shred-It   March 10, 2012 10:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.  Langley R.C.M.P. and Envision Financial are hosting the event taking place at...
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By Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
(Royal Pro Real Estate Network)
Wordless Wednesday – Wordles Are Fun!   Trying out some new Word Clouds…just had to share! Which one do you like best?         If you are seeking a home in the Langley or Surrey area of B.C., or are considering placing your property on the market, please give me call for a free consultation.  We can make your property dreams a reality!
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By Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
(Royal Pro Real Estate Network)
March 10 - Owl Prowl at Campbell Valley Park in Langley, B.C.   Campbell Valley Regional Park is one of the premier parks in the Langley area – offering walking paths and horse-riding trails, as well as playing host to many annual and seasonal events.   If you are looking for an unusual way to spend a spring evening, come join experienced naturalists as they walk the park looking for nocturnal critters.  On March 10, 7-9 p.m. the park is hosting the Owl Prowl!   The Owl Prowl is open to those aged 8+ and ticket costs are $8/adult - advance registration is required.   Call (604) 432-6359 to register for this event.  Bring your hot chocolate, warm clothes and flashlights!   If you are intrigued by the Owl Prowl, you may also want to attend the Eyes on Owls event from 2-3p.m. at the Campbe...
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By Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
(Royal Pro Real Estate Network)
Speechless Sunday in Langley B.C. – Hot Air Ballooning   Hot air balloons over Langley signal the start of spring!       If you are seeking a home in the Langley or Surrey area, or are considering placing your property on the market, please give me call for a free consultation.  Let me make your property dreams a reality!
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By Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
(Royal Pro Real Estate Network)
‘Mardi Bras’ for a Cause!    As Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras are fast approaching I wanted to remind those in the Lower Mainland of BC of the annual Bras for a Cause event hosted by the Soroptimist International of the Langleys. The ‘Mardi Bras’ Gala occurs March 3 at the Coast Hotel & Convention Centre in Langley, BC.   Beneficiaries of Mardi Bras include the BC Cancer Foundation (Expanded Breast Cancer Care Clinic) and Ovarian Cancer Canada “Knowledge is Power Programs”.  The event includes dinner, entertainment and auctions (silent and live action).    Ticket prices are $90 each or $850 for a table of 10.  For Gala tickets call: 604-888-6605. Come and view all of the theme bras that have been donated!   Bras for a Cause has already raised more than $312,000 for its charities.  You can ...
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By Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
(Royal Pro Real Estate Network)
Speechless Sunday in Langley, B.C. – Quiet as a Mouse!   It’s usually picture-worthy when there is keen interest by the cat (and both dogs) in the same little bit of shrubbery....     A cute little guy, but I’m sad to say, was likely not long for this world... given the interest expressed by the primary cat!   Need some help finding a quiet Langley or Surrey home?  Please give me a call and we’ll find your dream home today!
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By Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
(Royal Pro Real Estate Network)
Wordless (almost) Wednesday in Langley B.C. – We’re Nuts About the Coast Mountains! The warm sunny weather we had last week has since given in to grey skies, and the coastal mountains appear to have received a recent dusting of snow – but at least it’s not raining!  These filbert (hazelnut) trees really do have a great view!  
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By Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
(Royal Pro Real Estate Network)
Good News for Langley School District – Grad Rates are UP!   The district achievement reports prepared by the Langley School Board have identified that School District #35 (the Langley School District) graduates 84% of its students. The report was released at Tuesday’s Board Meeting.    This is the third year in a row that Langley has exceeded the provincial graduation average of 81%.  Langley’s 84% is the highest rate for the District in the past decade!   Female graduation rates are at 87.6% and male rates are close at 80.2% - both higher than the respective provincial averages.   In her presentation of the achievement reports on Dec 12, 2011, Superintendent of Schools, at the time, Cheryle Beaumont, indicated that 90% is the next target!  Congratulations students, teachers, Board Mem...
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