SLIDESHOW: Country stars perform at Basics for Babies event in Langley

Live performances by Raquel Cole, Dan Davidson, Madeline Merlo, Aaron Pritchett and Washboard Union



Langley Events Centre (LEC) was the scene of JR’s Holiday Fun Day as part of the “Basics for Babies” campaign today.

The event gathered donations of baby food, diapers and other products for the Sources Langley and Surrey food banks.

It featured live performances by Raquel Cole, Dan Davidson, Madeline Merlo, Aaron Pritchett and Washboard Union.

Santa was there, along with bouncy castles, kids crafts, face painting and a silent auction.

Despite the snow warning, the parking lot at the LEC appeared at least half-full.

Basics for Babies was created in 1994 when 93.7 JRfm recognized a chronic shortage of baby supplies at Lower Mainland Food Banks.

So far, the campaign has raised over $2 million and hundreds of thousands of pounds of diapers, baby food, formula, pabulum and other items.

Just Posted

Second annual Delta Pride Picnic to highlight LGBTQ+ inclusion

This year’s event is slated for Saturday, Aug. 31 at Memorial Park in Ladner

Securing Olympic spot the latest test for Canadian softball squad at Surrey tournament

Softball hasn’t been included in the Games since 2008 when Canada finished fourth in Beijing

UPDATE: Two men injured in north Surrey shooting

Police say the incident was targeted, may be linked to drug activity

City Dream Centres hands out 1,000 backpacks at back to school event in Surrey

This is the fifth year the charity is hosting the event in the city

VIDEO: B.C. woman meets biological mother, 38 years later

Mother never gave up hope of finding daughter, despite all the obstacles

B.C. Lions fall to 1-9 after 13-10 loss to Ticats

Lowly Leos have dropped six straight CFL contests

VIDEO: B.C. woman meets biological mother, 38 years later

Mother never gave up hope of finding daughter, despite all the obstacles

B.C. man who died after rescuing swimmer was known for helping others

Shaun Nugent described as a dad, a coach, a hero and ‘stand-up guy’ at celebration of life

B.C. RCMP plane chases fleeing helicopter as part of major cross-border drug bust

The helicopter eventually landed at a rural property near Chilliwack

Border crossings across Lower Mainland seeing lengthy delays

Sumas, Peace Arch and Surrey-Blaine border crossings seeing long wait times

Thousands cycle to conquer cancer

The 11th annual Ride to Conquer Cancer took place Saturday morning, Aug. 24 in Surrey, B.C.

PHOTOS: Brazil military begins operations to fight Amazon fires

Amazon fires have become a global issue, escalating tensions between Brazil and European countries

Racist confrontation in Richmond parking lot caught on camera

Woman can be heard yelling racial slurs, swear words at woman in apparent parking dispute

Most Read