‘Movember’ Shaping up to be a Busy Month at the Langley Events Centre

Nov 12, 2010

Fresh off the heels of two major announcements, 2012 World Financial Continental Cup of Curling and Hyundai Hockey Nation by Hockey Night in Canada, the Langley Events Centre is about to become even busier this month with sports action, a toy fair and pies in the face of some local celebrities.

This weekend in particular will be action packed as the TWU Spartans men’s and women’s basketball teams continue their seasons with back to back home games against the University of Regina Cougars, the women’s start at 6pm on Friday and 5pm on Saturday followed by men’s at 8pm Friday and 7pm Saturday. Both teams would like to hand the Cougars their first loss of the season as the Spartans look for their first wins on home court.

The Spartans will be occupying more than the hardwood Friday night as the Spartans men’s hockey team will also be in action this evening as they play host to the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV). The Spartans have played UFV hard all year, winning both previous meetings by one goal, including their home opener at the Langley Events Centre. The Spartans men’s hockey team will also be doing their part for Breast Cancer Awareness raising money at their November 27th game.

Saturday the Langley Chiefs take the ice versus the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. This will is last year’s Coastal Conference Champions (Alberni Valley) first visit this season and should provide a stern test for the Chiefs. Don’t forget fans this is the last weekend for Together is Amazing and Shaw will be on site to take your donations to the local food bank, providing 2 tickets to ANY game at the LEC! This coming Wednesday, the Chiefs and the Old Spaghetti Factory are partnering up for their second annual Pucks for Pasta night – when the Chiefs win, everyone in attendance will receive a Free Spaghetti meal from Old Spaghetti Factory! Later in the month, on November 26 and 27, the Chiefs will be hosting their fifth annual Silent Auction, don’t miss out on all the great items up for grabs.

Tuesday join us for a Pie in the Face of Cancer with the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS). Howie Vickberg, former Township councilor and volunteer chair for the Langley Relay For Life, will take a pie in the face - with the pie being tossed by none other than Santa, who’s making a special appearance, in the fight against cancer on Tuesday, November 16th at 1:30pm at the Langley Events Centre Banquet Hall. Mayor Rick Green will be on hand to ensure Santa hits his mark and share details about an upcoming Skate with Santa at the Langley Events Centre in partnership with the CCS. November 24th will also be your chance to check out the latest in toys and child products at the Langley Child Development Centre’s Annual Toy & Product Fair. For more information on that event visit www.langleycdc.com

If you’ve been to the Langley Events Centre this month, you may have noticed a little bit more hair than you are used to seeing. The men of the Langley Events Centre, lead by Accountant Ian Irwin, have engaged in what is quickly becoming an annual fundraising event world-wide, Movember. Aimed at helping raise awareness for Prostate Cancer, a problem that plagues 1 in 6 men in Canada alone, Ian and the majority of the male LEC staff are attempting ‘Grow their ‘Mo’ and raise some proceeds in the process. If you would like to donate to cause, visit www.LangleyEventsCentre.com for more information.

About Movember Movember challenges men to change their appearance and the face of men’s health by growing a moustache. The rules are simple, start Movember 1st clean-shaven and then grow a moustache for the entire month. The moustache becomes the ribbon for men’s health, the means by which awareness and funds are raised for prostate cancer. Much like the commitment to run or walk for charity, the men of Movember commit to growing a moustache for 30 days. Visit Movember Canada home for more information.

Availability For tickets to the Trinity Western Spartans Hockey, Basketball and Volleyball, Langley Chiefs and other events at the Langley Events Centre visit www.langleytickets.com

About Langley Relay For Life and a Pie in the Face of Cancer fundraiser Relay For Life is entering its 7th year in Langley. The first Langley Relay event in 2005 began as former Relay Chairperson Arne Olson’s initiative when his son Joel was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 14. Arne lived the nightmare that every parent dreads and credits the support he and his family received from the Canadian Cancer Society with helping them through that dark time. The experience made him want to give back—in a big way. The 2005 Relay For Life took shape under his guidance. That first year, more than 600 people on 67 teams took part in the 12-hour event, raising more than $217,000. Langley was in the top five Relays in fundraising in Canada in its first year. To participate in the Pie in the Face of Cancer campaign please visit www.relaybc.ca/langley/pieinthefaceofcancer

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