High Stakes: Memory Grove takes root

The Grove Gala’s auction raised over $16,000 on Thursday evening (April 19) at the Fort Langley Community Hall. Two of the 30 trees planned for Memory Grove, a Western Red Cedar and a Horse Chestnut, raised $4,000 and $5,000 respectively. The Bedford Rowing Society’s cruises aboard the historic York boat, the ‘Brenda A’, raised $7,500. The high stakes at the auction have allowed the stakes to go in the ground at the site of Memory Grove and work is underway.
Memory Grove also includes a small seating plaza for trail users and grove visitors. Completion of the project is expected in May. Stay tuned for the date of the ribbon cutting ceremony. 
In the meantime, please check out the work in progress on Saturday April 28 at 11 AM. The First Fort Langley Scout Group will also be showing their green thumbs with some riparian plantings. 
Thank you to all the donors and supporters of the Memory Grove. It takes a village to plant a grove. 
The Arbour Board
Birthplace of B.C. Historic Trust

The Memory Grove

The Memory Grove Gala

Thursday April 19, 2018 (7 to 10 pm) at the Fort Langley Community Hall

Music by Karla Sax, Canapés and Cash Bar, Great Door Prizes, Live Auction (one horse chestnut; one western red cedar; and a sunset cruise for two around McMillan & Brae Islands aboard the ‘Brenda A” york boat).     Tickets $50 each.

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A community tree planting initiative with the help of Van Der Zalm & Associates (Landscape Architects); Bedford Rowing Society; Birthplace of B.C. Historic Trust; Bedford Peeps; Well Seasoned; Lee’s Market; DuoLynx Design and Print; Eurocrete.
The Township of Langley has also provided funding assistance towards this project through its Neighbourhood Initiative Program and Tree Replacement Program.  The addition of trees to enhance the Salmon River Natural Area has been coordinated through the Parks Department.
For more information about tickets, or how to become involved, contact us on FaceBook or email us at: info@bcgallery.ca
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Live Auction: Sunset cruise for 2 on the ‘Brenda A’ powered by Bedford Rowing Society