RIBBON-CUTTING: Memory Grove celebration on June 2

You are invited to the official ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the planting of Memory Grove on:

Saturday June 2, 2018 from 10:00 AM til Noon (Ceremony at 10:30 AM) at Memory Grove in the Salmon River Natural Area, Fort Langley

Sax in the Grove by Karla; Balloon Twisting by Damien; Bagpipes by Mark Robertson; and Fly-Past by Fraser Blues.

The site is a walk-in location on the Salmon River Trail between the Fort to Fort Trail and Billy Brown Road (1.1 km from downtown Fort Langley or 0.5 km from Billy Brown Road)

Memory Grove is a community initiative made possible by donations and community spirit with the assistance of the Township of Langley, VDZ Landscape Architects, Bedford Rowing Society and Birthplace of B.C. Historic Trust.

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June 1

Memory Grove: Already a focal point on Fort langley’s extensive trail system.

MEMORY GROVE: Scout Group digs in

Thank you to the First Fort Langley Scout Group for your work at Memory Grove today. The Scout Group planted riparian shrubs under the guidance of Mark van der Zalm, the Grove’s landscape architect. The shrubs, donated by Heidelberg Landscaping, included Red Twig Dogwood, Twinberry, White Snowberry and Evergreen Huckleberry.


Mark van der Zalm shares his shovel technique with the Scout Group (photo by Kirsti Kuiper).


First Fort Langley Scout Group digs in at Memory Grove (photo by Kirsti Kuiper)

MEMORY GROVE: Tree planting commences

Come to Memory Grove on Saturday morning (11:00 am Saturday April 28) to view work in progress. The First Fort Langley Scout Group will be planting riparian shrubs under the guidance of Mark van der Zalm, Landscape Architect. Heidelberg Landscaping commenced installation of the trees on Friday. Members of the Arbour Board will be on-site, as well.

Apr 27

Trees being installed at Memory Grove on April 27, 2018

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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
Kirsti Photo

Live Auction: Sunset cruise for 2 on the ‘Brenda A’ powered by Bedford Rowing Society