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Langley swimmers dominate B.C. championships

April 10th

Langley Olympians Swim Club (LOSC) dominated the Swim BC Provincial Championships, shattering provincial records and taking the team championship title…

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Join neighbours volunteering to clean up Langley

April 10th

Clean up, clean up, everybody do their share; clean up, clean up, everybody everywhere! It’s that time of year where…

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Immigration & Settlement

Population gains in Canada hit new record, but this may be the peak of the boom

April 4th

Canada’s population growth rate hit a fresh record, capping a year when one of the world’s largest immigration programs reached its top…

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Children and Youth

More B.C. families benefit from $10-a-day child care

April 4th

More families in British Columbia will save thousands of dollars every year as more than 930 child care spaces move…

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Immigration & Settlement

Canadian research firm releases survey results highlighting newcomer challenges

April 2nd

A new study is highlighting some of the challenges newcomers continue to face when immigrating to Canada. The study, “Cracking the Newcomer…

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Education

5 ways to better build community with international students in Canada

April 2nd

It’s no exaggeration to say every academic and professional involved in recruiting, teaching or supporting international students in Canada is…

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Employment

Health

Canada Aims To Help Internationally-Educated Nurses Get Jobs Through Mentorships

April 2nd

Canada injected another $388,000 this week into a national association’s program to help internationally-educated nurses more quickly integrate into the…

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Immigration & Settlement

Expanding multi-language support, services for newcomers

April 1st

Newcomers to British Columbia will have more help getting started in their new communities with expanded services and a new…

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Employment

Updates coming to the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)

March 31st

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs will be updating the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) in January 2025 to…

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Employment

Faster employment growth for new immigrants

March 31st

Statistics Canada’s economic and social report has revealed that, after years of disparity, new immigrants in Canada are now seeing…

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Employment

Immigration & Settlement

Canada announces changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program to better address labour market needs

March 31st

Immigration Minister Marc Miller and Employment Minister Randy Boissonnault have announced changes to Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). During the pandemic,…

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$1.1M earmarked for flood protection in Langley

March 29th

Langley Township will receive just over $1.1 million in provincial funding to help prevent future floods, like those caused during…

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Welcome to our newest Langley LIP member – CVTC!

March 29th

The Langley LIP is excited to welcome our newest member, the Canadian Vocational Training Centre! Canadian Vocational Training Centre (CVTC)…

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Children and Youth

Foundry Langley offers free drop-in counselling for Langley youth

March 29th

The Foundry Langley is offering free drop-in counselling for Langley youth ages 12-24. No appointment is necessary to take part…

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Immigration & Settlement

Seniors

Affordable rental homes open for people in Langley

March 29th

Families, seniors and individuals in the Township of Langley now have access to 98 new affordable rental homes with the opening…

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Employment

Indigenous-owned cafe opens at Fort Langley National Historic Site

March 25th

Food has been an important connection to her ancestral roots for Sarah Meconse Mierau. As the daughter of a ’60s…

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Refugee Resettlement

Gardens BC release itineraries for three Fraser Valley cities

March 25th

Warmer weather is coming, the sun is up for longer everyday and the flowers are beginning to bloom, so Gardens…

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Refugee Resettlement

Canada Day to feature drone show in lieu of fireworks in Langley Township

March 25th

Langley Township will host its first drone light show for Canada Day this year, instead of the fireworks displays that…

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Employment

Immigration & Settlement

IRCC updates eligibility requirements for Spousal Open Work Permits

March 23rd

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has released more details surrounding changes to eligibility for Spousal Open Work Permits (SOWP). On January 22,…

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Children and Youth

Education

New middle school to be built in Langley as part of annual B.C. budget

March 23rd

Langley, B.C., will soon have more student spaces thanks to the announcement of two school projects, one of which is a new…

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Health

Top coach shares tips at Langley wheelchair basketball festival

March 23rd

With less than two weeks to go before the national women’s wheelchair championships, team B.C. is looking good, according to…

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Refugee Resettlement

‘World’s Largest Sculptured Acoustic Anvil’ found new home in Fort Langley

March 23rd

Possibly the world’s largest sculptured acoustic anvil – still to be decided by Guinness World Records – has found its…

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Health

Do you want to help make the Township of Langley more accessible?

March 22nd

The Township of Langley is inviting people with lived and learned accessibility experience to join our Accessibility Committee, created in…

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Children and Youth

Education

Budget 2024 brings more student spaces to Langley

March 22nd

Two new Langley school projects are planned to move forward as part of Budget 2024, including a new middle school…

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Children and Youth

Kids will spread kindness in Aldergrove

March 21st

Prepare to be appreciated Aldergrove, because local kids will be going around spreading some kindness next weekend. On Saturday, March…

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Employment

Immigration & Settlement

Canadian govt invites 975 Express Entry candidates in first transport occupation draw of 2024

March 21st

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has sent out invitations to candidates in the second Express Entry draw of the…

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Immigration & Settlement

Study: Fewer recent immigrants are seeking Canadian citizenship

March 21st

A recent study by Statistics Canada has revealed that fewer recent immigrants in Canada are pursuing Canadian citizenship compared to 20+…

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Education

Eight ways to show proof of financial sufficiency as an international student in Canada

March 20th

As an international student pursuing post-secondary education in Canada, there are multiple ways Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) allows you to…

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Immigration & Settlement

More than 7,000 people shared thoughts on upcoming anti-racism legislation

March 20th

Feedback from people in British Columbia about how upcoming anti-racism legislation should address systemic racism is available online in the…

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Seedy Saturday expands from Langley to Aldergrove

March 20th

Seedy Saturday, the annual seed swap, sale and sharing of gardening tips, is expanding to Aldergrove Community Gardens this year.…

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Employment

Achieving dream careers: Overcoming challenges for skilled immigrants

March 20th

The pursuit of a dream job is often an exciting journey, marked by the quest for fulfillment and the opportunity…

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Immigration & Settlement

How long will it take to become a permanent resident of Canada in 2024?

March 20th

Foreign nationals seeking permanent residence (PR) in Canada often look for the fastest pathway to achieving their goal and starting…

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Immigration & Settlement

5 challenges newcomers face in Canada and how to deal with them

March 10th

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) Immigration Levels Plan 2023-2025 aims to welcome over 460,000 new immigrants each year, which is the…

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Education

B.C. implements federal changes for new international students

March 8th

The Province will begin issuing provincial attestation letters to eligible post-secondary institutions to allow international applicants to apply to study…

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Employment

Inspiring Inclusion for International Women’s Day: messages from local women leaders

March 8th

It’s International Women’s Day, Friday, March 8, a day to come together for important conversations around women’s equality, inclusion and…

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Immigration & Settlement

The four types of Canadian citizenship ceremonies

February 29th

For many newcomers arriving to Canada, their vision of the future includes one important experience: the day of their citizenship ceremony.…

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Immigration & Settlement

Canada welcomed 471,550 new permanent residents in 2023

February 29th

Recent data from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) shows that Canada exceeded its target for the number of permanent residents it…

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Education

Immigration & Settlement

The lesser-known benefits of being a Canadian permanent resident

February 29th

For many newcomers the ability to become a permanent resident (PR) of Canada is one of the most attractive aspects of moving…

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Education

Additional information about International Student Program reform

February 27th

Further information is being provided to clarify the announcement of an intake cap on new international study permit applications and other…

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Education

New Directions School March Newsletter

February 23rd

New Directions School has released their March Newsletter. Take a read and see what's upcoming for LINC classes and upcoming…

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Immigration & Settlement

Language

Refugee Resettlement

Reversal of fortune: A self-advocacy primer

February 16th

There can be little doubt that making your voice heard takes courage, especially when adapting to life in a new…

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Children and Youth

Education

Immigration & Settlement

Facilitating integration of newcomer youth

February 15th

Canada has far to go in providing adequate support to newcomer youth to ensure their success in the country. Ethiopian-born…

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Immigration & Settlement

Path to permanent residence: How to boost your express entry score in 2024

February 14th

The path to obtain permanent residence is often filled with obstacles. Today perhaps the biggest obstacle is getting an opportunity…

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Immigration & Settlement

Newcomers who came to Canada in second year of COVID-19 pandemic had better median entry wages than pre-pandemic: Statistics Canada

February 13th

In a new report updating findings from 2022, a Statistics Canada (StatsCan) report released on January 22 reveals that there are many…

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Health

Halal food industry growing to meet demand as Muslim population continues rising

February 12th

Eleven years ago, the recipe for the McCain Deep’n Delicious cake — a decades-old Canadian classic — changed. To many…

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Immigration & Settlement

New permanent residence pathway for former minors in protective care

February 11th

A small number of individuals who came to Canada as minors never obtained permanent residence or citizenship while they were…

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Employment

Tech Horizons for Newcomers to Canada

February 9th

There is an increasing demand for skilled tech talent as the world evolves into a digital-first economy. The tech sector…

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Employment

Immigration & Settlement

How to immigrate to Canada as a healthcare worker

February 9th

Amidst an alarming shortage of healthcare workers across Canada, this article from CIC News will provide an overview of how…

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Employment

Immigration & Settlement

Landed immigrants from Africa and Asia see highest employment rates in Canada

February 9th

A recent study by Statistics Canada revealed that landed immigrants from Africa and Asia had the highest employment rates on average, compared…

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Employment

The Power of Mentorship

January 28th

January marks Mentoring Month. In a diverse country like Canada, mentorship becomes a crucial bridge for newcomers seeking assistance in…

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Immigration & Settlement

Over 300,000 people became Canadian citizens in 2023

January 25th

According to data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), in 2023, more than 354,000 people became Canadian citizens in more than 3,000 citizenship ceremonies across…

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Employment

Immigration & Settlement

Statistics Canada: PNP candidates in Ontario, Alberta and BC have highest earnings

January 25th

According to a recent report by Statistics Canada, newcomers who arrive in Canada through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) may earn more…

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Immigration & Settlement

New laws and regulations that will significantly impact Canadian newcomers in 2024

January 18th

Throughout this year, Canadian newcomers can expect to see several new regulations and laws implemented at both the federal and…

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Employment

New immigrants’ incomes ‘improved considerably’ in recent years in Canada: report

January 15th

New permanent residents' incomes compared to the general population have "improved considerably" over four years in Canada, according to Parliamentary…

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YWCA Aspire – Connecting Newcomer Refuge Women to Meaningful Work Experience

April 15th | 12:00 AM

YWCA Aspire is a free employment program that assists newcomer refugee women in labour market preparedness to...

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Fraser Valley Regional Library – Intro to Baby Signing

April 15th | 02:00 PM

Want to sign with your little one but don’t know where to begin? Join us for Intro into Baby Signing. Signing is a...

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LCSS and The Children’s Foundation – Taming The Worry Dragon

April 16th | 05:00 PM

*REGISTRATION AND PARENT PARTICIPATION REQUIRED* What: FREE 8 Session Psycho-Educational Group for kids who struggle...

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Encompass – Circle of Security Parenting Program

April 17th | 09:30 AM

At times, caregivers can feel lost about what their child may need from them. Imagine what it could feel like if you...

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SUCCESS Lobby Program

April 17th | 02:00 PM

Drop by to learn more about the services provided by SUCCESS. Members from SUCCESS will be available to answer...

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Fraser Valley Regional Library – STEAM afterschool with “Ozobots”

April 17th | 03:30 PM

Let off some STEAM afterschool with Ozobots! FVRL’s most adorable and tiniest robots will be visiting the City of...

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Muriel Arnason Book Club

April 18th | 06:30 PM

Do you love reading and want to discuss your thoughts with other readers? Join us for Book Club! Each month we read a...

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Greater Vancouver Food Truck Wars at KPU

April 19th | 12:00 AM

Food Truck Wars is back for its third year! Chamber member Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival is bringing their...

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Family Support Group Invitation / Langley

April 19th | 09:30 AM

Are you a parent/caregiver of a child ages 12 and under with support needs living in Langley? Do you want to meet other...

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Drop-In Tech Help

April 19th | 10:30 AM

Join our library staff to learn new programs and techniques on your own devices or on library computers. Bring in your...

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Family Support Group Invitation / Langley – Option 2

April 19th | 03:00 PM

Are you a parent/caregiver of a child ages 12 and under with support needs living in Langley? Do you want to meet other...

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Meet the Playground

April 19th | 03:00 PM

Check out The Playground at FVRL through fun challenges and games. Each month is a new challenge with different...

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Langley City Earth Day Event

April 20th | 10:00 AM

Join us in celebration of Earth Day in Langley City for our free family-friendly event! Learn, explore, and have fun...

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Art & Craft Supply Swap

April 21st | 12:00 AM

Do you have baskets of craft supplies gathering dust? Are you looking to clear out your closet this spring? Join us for...

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LCSS and The Children’s Foundation – “Taming The Worry Dragon”

April 23rd | 05:00 PM

*REGISTRATION AND PARENT PARTICIPATION REQUIRED* What: FREE 8 Session Psycho-Educational Group for kids who struggle...

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Encompass Circle of Security Parenting Program

April 24th | 09:30 AM

At times, caregivers can feel lost about what their child may need from them. Imagine what it could feel like if you...

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Essential Legal Info about Contract of Home Purchase & Sale

April 24th | 10:30 AM

Essential Legal Info about Contract of Home Purchase & Sale 주택 매매계약에 관한 필수 법률정보 ...

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Lower Fraser Valley Aboriginal Society Spring Craft Fair

April 25th | 10:00 AM

The Lower Fraser Valley Aboriginal Society is hosting their Spring Craft Fair Thursday April 25th 2024 from 10am until...

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LCSS Basic Resume Workshop

April 25th | 01:30 PM

BASIC RESUME WORKSHOP April 25, 2024 1:30 – 3:00pm To register or ask for more info: Yuka Hamblet / Pam Samra...

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Fraser Valley Regional Library – Mini Beaded Critter Keychains

April 25th | 03:30 PM

Calling all Beaders! Join us for a fun “crafter-noon” of beading! We will be making mini beaded critter keychains...

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Fraser Valley Regional Library – Write Your Novel or Memoir with Julianne Harvey

April 27th | 01:00 PM

Do you want to write a novel or a memoir? On Saturday, April 27th, please join author Julianne Harvey of Ruby Finch...

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LCSS and The Children’s Foundation – “Taming The Worry Dragon”

April 30th | 05:00 PM

*REGISTRATION AND PARENT PARTICIPATION REQUIRED* What: FREE 8 Session Psycho-Educational Group for kids who struggle...

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Youth Week 2024

May 1st | 12:00 AM

BC Youth Week is a provincial celebration of youth held annually during the first week of May. It is a week of fun...

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Encompass Circle of Security Parenting Program

May 1st | 09:30 AM

At times, caregivers can feel lost about what their child may need from them. Imagine what it could feel like if you...

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2024 State of the Township

May 2nd | 06:00 PM

Join Township of Langley Mayor Eric Woodward as he delivers his inaugural State of the Township Address. The event will...

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LCSS and The Children’s Foundation – “Taming The Worry Dragon”

May 7th | 05:00 PM

*REGISTRATION AND PARENT PARTICIPATION REQUIRED* What: FREE 8 Session Psycho-Educational Group for kids who struggle...

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Langley School District Foundation – Physical Literacy in the Early Years

May 7th | 05:00 PM

This workshop focuses on providing early years staff and parents with an increased understanding of physical literacy...

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Encompass Circle of Security Parenting Program

May 8th | 09:30 AM

At times, caregivers can feel lost about what their child may need from them. Imagine what it could feel like if you...

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Self- Management BC Chronic Pain Self-Management Program

May 9th | 12:00 AM

Daily challenges of living with any type of chronic pain can be difficult. Take a free program that provides skills and...

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REE Workshop Available for Ages 14+⁠

May 12th | 10:00 AM

Take PHCD 4-hour and learn the HIGH FIVE® Principles and Design Guidelines which can be implemented in programs right...

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LCSS and The Children’s Foundation – “Taming The Worry Dragon”

May 14th | 05:00 PM

*REGISTRATION AND PARENT PARTICIPATION REQUIRED* What: FREE 8 Session Psycho-Educational Group for kids who struggle...

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Encompass Circle of Security Parenting Program

May 15th | 09:30 AM

At times, caregivers can feel lost about what their child may need from them. Imagine what it could feel like if you...

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SUCCESS Lobby Program

May 15th | 02:00 PM

Drop by to learn more about the services provided by SUCCESS. Members from SUCCESS will be available to answer...

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Fraser Valley Regional Library – Connecting to Nature for Newcomers

May 15th | 06:00 PM

Want to discover the health benefits of being in nature? Come to this interactive presentation by Metro Vancouver...

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LCSS and The Children’s Foundation – “Taming the Worry Dragon”

May 21st | 05:00 PM

*REGISTRATION AND PARENT PARTICIPATION REQUIRED* What: FREE 8 Session Psycho-Educational Group for kids who struggle...

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Encompass Circle of Security Parenting Program

May 22nd | 09:30 AM

At times, caregivers can feel lost about what their child may need from them. Imagine what it could feel like if you...

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LCSS and The Children’s Foundation – “Taming The Worry Dragon”

May 28th | 05:00 PM

*REGISTRATION AND PARENT PARTICIPATION REQUIRED* What: FREE 8 Session Psycho-Educational Group for kids who struggle...

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Encompass Circle of Security Parenting Program

May 29th | 09:30 AM

At times, caregivers can feel lost about what their child may need from them. Imagine what it could feel like if you...

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LCSS and The Children’s Foundation – “Taming The Worry Dragon”

June 4th | 05:00 PM

*REGISTRATION AND PARENT PARTICIPATION REQUIRED* What: FREE 8 Session Psycho-Educational Group for kids who struggle...

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SUCCESS Lobby Program

June 19th | 02:00 PM

Drop by to learn more about the services provided by SUCCESS. Members from SUCCESS will be available to answer...

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Langley Ribfest

August 16th | 12:00 AM

Save the date! RibFest Langley is back, August 16-18, 2024 with all the famous ribbers, delicious food, amazing live...