About Langley

Langley is Just 40 minute drive from downtown Vancouver. Langley population is about 130,000. Langley BC attract visitors with its blend of historic and heritage sites, engaging museums, circle routes that visit local farms and nurseries, wine tours, horseback riding, and boutique and big-box shopping.

For arts & culture, sports, shopping and more, the City of Langley is ... the place to be. Centrally located in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, it is no wonder that Langley — the Birthplace of BC.

Langley sports scene for 201402 Jan 2014

Langley Curling Club, Langley's Hockey House roller, The Fraser Valley Volleyball Club, B.C. high school track and field championships.


•Langley Curling Club's Tyler Klymchuk and Rhys Gamache teamed up with Victoria Curling Club's Cory Chester and Sanjay Bowry to capture the B.C. junior curling championship title.
•Langley's Hockey House roller hockey teams earned two gold, a silver and a bronze medal at the prestigious Westcoast Winternationals in San Jose.
The men's (18 and over) and squirt (12 and under) both took gold in their divisions.


•The Langley Thunder U19 tier 1 field lacrosse team captured the provincial title with a 13-8 win over Nanaimo. Goaltender Ryley Brown earned most valuable player honours.
•The husband wife team of Craig and Karen Lepine, both of the Langley Curling Club, skipped their respective teams to provincial titles at the B.C. senior provincial championships.


•Brookswood senior girls finish second at AAA provincials after losing in the championship final to the South Kamloops Titans.
•Trinity Western Spartans win bronze at the CIS women's volleyball national championships.
•Langley Rivermen forward Mario Puskarich won the BCHL's Brett Hull Trophy as the league's leading scorer. Puskarich ran away with the scoring title with 41 goals and 89 points, 16 more than the runner-up. He became just the second Langley junior hockey player to ever win the award.
•Langley's Austin Plevy of the Chilliwack Chiefs and West Kelowna Warriors Josh Monk were both named to BCHL conference all-stars.
•The Langley midget A1 Eagles hockey team suffered a heart-breaking overtime loss in the provincial championship game, losing 2-1 to Kelowna.
•The Langley bantam tier 2 Eagles and the Aldergrove midget tier 2 Bruins both won bronze, respectively, at their provincial hockey tournaments.


•A quartet of Langley ringette players — Tiana Ollive, Sarah MacDonald, Sydney Schwartz and Rachel Gauthier — helped Team BC win gold at the U16 Canadian national ringette championships.
•Chelsey Salli won silver and bronze at the Canadian world swimming trials, narrowly missing a spot on Canada's FINA world championship team. She was second in the 100 breast and third in the 50 breast.
•Justin Johnson was named Wheelchair Basketball Canada's junior athlete of the year.
•For the fourth year in a row, Tanya Magee won the Bob Bearpark Foundation Coaching Award of Distinction.
Magee coaches with the BC Aquasonics, a synchronized swimming club.
•Keara Graham was the 2013 recipient of the Pete Swensson Outstanding Community Youth Award.


•The Fraser Valley Volleyball Club won a medal of each colour at the club volleyball championships.
The Blitz won gold in the girls' U18 division with Nikki Cornwall winning most valuable player honours.
FVVC Agoge won silver in the U17/U18 boys division and FVVC Alicia took third in the U17 girls' Division 1.
•Langley's Garrett Billings won the National Lacrosse League's Sportsmanship Award. Billings plays for the Toronto Rock.
•The Langley United Lightning defeated the Central City Breakers United 3-2 to claim the women's U21 provincial Cup title.
•Luke Gingras and Dennis Cholowski were selected in the Western Hockey League's annual bantam draft. Gingras was taken in the fourth round by the Saskatoon Blades while Cholowski went in the 10th round to the Prince George Cougars.
•James Allenby set a new course record with a 10-under 61 to win a U.S. Open qualifier event. Allenby was golfing at the Bellingham Golf and Country Club.
•At the B.C. high school track and field multi-sport championships, it was a clean sweep for Langley athletes in the heptathlon. Langley Secondary's Georgia Ellenwood won gold, while Walnut Grove's Robyn Buckingham took silver and Langley Fundamental's Hannah Beaton won bronze.
•Newlands Fitness Centre hosted the Canadian racquetball championships.


•For the first time, the B.C. high school track and field championships were held at Langley's McLeod Athletic Park with several local athletes finding the podium. Langley Christian's Eli Kastelein won gold in the 400m hurdles while Brookswood Secondary's Adam Marshall won gold in the 2000m steeplechase. And Walnut Grove's Robyn Buckingham added a pair of bronze medals in the high jump and in the 4x400 relay. She had won silver in the heptathlon the week before. Buckingham was joined in the relay by Keara Graham, Dallas Tilley and Megan Notting. And as a team, Walnut Grove placed second in the senior girls division. And Langley Secondary's Dean Ellenwood won gold in both the 400m and 800m races at the Grade 8/9 B.C. provincial high school track and field championships.
•Langley Blaze's Tyler O'Neill was drafted in the third round of Major League Baseball's annual draft by the Seattle Mariners.
•The Walnut Grove Gators took second at the provincial high school golf championships.
•The Langley Curling Club received the Curling Centre of the Year Award.
•The father/son auto racing team of Doug and Brent Seal took top spot in the Silver State Classic Challenge in Nevada.
•Langley's Svein Tuft rode in his first-ever Tour de France.
•Aldergrove's Shea Theodore was selected in the first round of the NHL draft by the Anaheim Ducks while Langley's Kyle Burroughs went in the seventh round to the New York Islanders. And Evan Campbell of the Langley Rivermen was taken in the fifth round by the Edmonton Oilers.


•For the fifth time in the past six years, the Langley Blaze captured the B.C. U18 Premier Baseball League banner. The Blaze won with a dominant record of 39-9.
•Langley's Dan Jansen VanDoorn (volleyball) and Django Lovett (track and field) represented Canada at the FISU Games in Russia.
•The PW6 Lightning, a peewee ball hockey team from the Valley Ball Hockey Association, lost a 3-2 heart-breaker in overtime, finishing second at the provincial championships. Another VBHA squad, the major division Mighty Mites won bronze at provincials.
•The North Langley Devils won bronze at the U10 mite select softball provincial championships.
•The mother-daughter team of Sandy and Larissa Price took top spot in the team penning competition at the famed Calgary Stampede.
•The Langley FC Dynamite won silver at the Provincial U14B Cup after losing 2-1 to Vernon in the championship final.
•The Langley bantam Thunder B2 lacrosse team won bronze at the provincial championships.
•Close to 1,200 cyclists hit the roads of the Fraser Valley for the second annual Prospera Valley GranFondo.
•The Langley 2001 Xtreme won gold at the provincial U12 softball championships, beating the Surrey Storm 6-5 in the clinching game. And the Langley Xtreme U18B girls fastball team won silver at their provincial tournament.


•Dorothy Ludwig and Jessica Auton both captured gold in their respective divisions at the 2013 Canadian women's national 10m air pistol titles. Ludwig won the women's title while Auton took the junior women's title,
•For the second straight year, the Langley senior Blaze men's baseball team won the provincial championship banner. In the clinching game, the Blaze beat the Kamloops Sun Devils 8-5 with Scott Webster earning MVP honours. Later that month, the team fell 3-1 to the Windsor Stars in the gold medal game at the national championships.
•Local athletes earned a handful of medals as the Royal Canadian Legion youth track and field championships were held in Langley. Hannah Rolfe won gold in the high jump, while Dean Ellenwood won gold in the 800m and silver in the 300m races. Alexander Savage won gold in the long jump and Brittni Wolczyk won gold in the javelin. Robyn Buckingham won silver in the heptathlon, and Fernando Martinez and Joel Harrison both also won silver in the  pole vault, and pentathlon, respectively. And Nick Colyn won bronze in the 2000 steeplechase.
•The Langley U16 Blaze lost in the championship final 7-2 to the North Shore Junior Twins to finish second at the provincial baseball championships.
•The Langley Thunder won gold at the midget B provincial box lacrosse championships.
•A handful of local roller hockey players — who play out of the Langley Hockey House — helped Canada medal at the FIRS world inline hockey championships. Jessica Golz, Brianna Tham, Alexandra Frisk and Olivia Hutchinson helped the junior girls side win silver. Brighton MacDonald, Ryan Donaldson and Dylan Churchwell won bronze with the junior boys side and Mishka Drury won silver with the senior men's team.
•Lisa Roman represented Canada at the world rowing championships in South Korea.
•The Aldergrove Dodgers won the Western Canadian bantam AAA baseball title with a 5-1 victory over the Regina Buffaloes.
•Pagoda Ridge Golf Course held its official grand opening.


•Roll 2 won their second consecutive National Canadian Slo-Pitch Canada Open A World Series title with a 14-4 victory over the Edmonton Nationals in the finals.
•Langley's Brett Dobray and Brendan Rouse both hear their names called by the Vancouver Stealth in the National Lacrosse League draft.
•The Langley Events Centre plays host to the nine-team 2013 NORCECA men's volleyball Continental championships. In the final, the United States beats Canada.
•An act of sportsmanship from earlier in the summer, where members of the Fraser Valley Fusion 97 girls fastpitch team carried a fallen opponent around the base paths, earned the team the Musial Award. The award honours acts of sportsmanship.
•Long-time Langley Minor Football coach Shane Thompson was inducted into the B.C. Football Hall of Fame along with other members of the Renfrew Trojans junior football team.
•Goaltender Levi Gallant helped Team B.C. win gold at the U16 field lacrosse national championships. Four other players — Connor Abrams, Ryhs Burnell, Chase Fraser and James Rahe — helped the U19 team win silver.
•Jordan Lennerton, who had an all-star season at the Triple-A level with the Toledo Mud Hens and was invited to play in Major League Baseball's Futures Game, capped off his season by winning a Gold Glove for his play at third base.


•Langley Rams' defensive lineman Evan Foster set a new Canadian Junior Football League record with 16 quarterback sacks. Foster would win the BCFC defensive player of the year for the Rams.
Sportsplex's opened up a fourth sheet of ice


•The Walnut Grove Gators Joel Harrison and Chelsea Borrowdale won silver and bronze, respectively, at the B.C. high school cross-country championships. The Gators senior girls came third in the team competition.
•Flip City Gymnastics' Douglas Armstrong won bronze at the FIG world trampoline championships.
•The Credo Christian Kodiaks won the gold medal at the Single-A senior boys volleyball championships. Zach Vanderploeg was named most outstanding player.
•The Langley Fundamental Titans took third spot and the bronze medal at the B.C. junior boys volleyball championships.
•Langley senior Blaze pitcher Jesse Peters was named the 2013 PWB B.C. senior baseball player of the year.


•The Langley bantam Mustangs captured the B.C. Community Football Association provincial title with a 24-7 victory over North Delta. Nolan McMurchy earned the game's most valuable player award.
Tayler Anderson wins Bauer and Boston Pizza contest to design a mask for Canada's world junior hockey team

Limousine Langley to Vancouver Airport