For a flag raising on Sept. 13, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley was joined by representatives of Langley City, the RCMP, the federal government, Sonrise Church, Envision Financial, Cascades Casino Resort and more. (Submitted photo)

Langley’s Big Brothers Big Sisters group raises the flag to raise awareness

The local mentoring organization offers mentoring in the community and in schools.

Learn about the work of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley at an open house next Wednesday.

The local mentoring organization invites everyone to stop by the Timms Community Centre from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 20, which falls during Big Brothers Big Sisters Month.

“We have over 40 children in Langley who are currently waiting for a Big Brother or a Big Sister so we are inviting community members to our open house to learn more about our programs and volunteer opportunities,” said executive director Roslyn Henderson.

The non-profit organization also has kids on the waitlist for mentors with its school programs.

“We will have food and drinks at the open house and staff and board members will be present to answer any questions,” she said.

The group is putting on a push to find Big Brothers, hopefully finding 10 be the end of October to help meet the need for mentors.

The local chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters relies on community support and holds various events during the year.

The organization recently held its 30th annual Golf For Kids Sake tournament which raised about $66,000.

Another $650 came in from the Prospera Cinema Under the Stars in August in Langley City.

The group is starting up its activities and kids can sign up.

Game On starts on Oct. 16 at the Douglas Park Recreation Centre and offers recreation on Monday evenings, and Go Girls begins Oct. 11 at the Timms Community Centre. Both programs run eight weeks and are held 6 to 8 p.m. for kids eight to 14.

Contact the group through its website or call 604-530-5055.

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley included cake at a small ceremony Sept. 13 to mark Big Brothers Big Sisters Month. (Submitted photo)

Just Posted

Newton bingo hall to close after April 21

Gateway Casinos ‘working to transition its employees from the Newton facility to other Gateway properties in the region’

‘Significant waitlists’ for early French Immersion programs in Surrey

District struggling to find specialist teachers for French Immersion, Fine Arts and Montessori programs

Surrey MP apologizes for inviting criminal to Trudeau reception

Posing for photos with controversial people has been a bane for politicians

White Rock ‘demoviction’ complaint heard at RTB

Decision expected to be made next week

‘Anti-gym’ for baby boomers opens in Surrey today

Expanding Surrey-born company is brainchild of city’s 2017 Business Person of the Year, Sara Hodson

B.C. Games open with Olympic touch

The 2018 B.C. Winter Games kicked off in Kamloops

B.C. ski cross racer wins Olympic gold

Kelowna’s Kelsey Serwa wins the gold medal in thrilling fashion in PyeongChang

More snow expected on the Coquihalla, Highway 3

Environment Canada says five to 10 centimetres will come down between Friday and Saturday mornings

New charges against ex-Trump campaign associates

More charges were laid Thursday against President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman and his business associate

Man accused in death of Winnipeg teen Tina Fontaine not guilty

Raymond Cormier was accused of killing Indigenous 15-year-old and dumping her body in the Red River

Okanagan real estate agents brace for speculation tax impact

“There’s a real potential for a domino effect to hurt the market in Kelowna.”

Alberta drops B.C. wine boycott, Notley says Horgan ‘blinked’ on pipeline

B.C. government announces court reference on proposed diluted bitumen restriction

Lane closures on Alex Fraser, Port Mann bridges considered to avoid ‘ice bombs’

Province spent $5 million clearing both bridges last years

UPDATE: Northern Health dealing with lack of 121 registered nurses

Auditor General says officials need to improve internal management, track effect of new policies

Most Read