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Fraser Valley Man’s Backyard Ice Rink Makes the News

Jordan Bateman, a Langley resident, made the Canadian national news last week during the Fraser Valley’s unusual deep freeze when they built an ice rink in their backyard.
Jordan was watching the weather and could see that freezing temperatures were on the way. His son has only skated outdoors a few times because of the Fraser Valley’s mild winter temperatures.
Jordan went on YouTube to find instructions on how to build an outdoor ice rink. He says he found plenty of helpful information that helped him to put a plan into action
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Jordan says he grew up a hockey fan and was inspired by people like Walter Gretzky who built a backyard rink for his famous hockey-playing son Wayne Gretzky.
 
Just before stepping on the ice for the first time Jordan’s son gave him a big hug and said “thank you, dad. This is the coolest thing ever.”
 
Unfortunately, there was heavy snow the next day making the ice rink unuseable. After the snowfall, the weather cooperated a and Jordan reported on his Facebook page that the rink was useable for at least 30 hours.
 
Ironically, even though Jordan is a big hockey fan, he doesn’t know how to skate.
Photo: Jordan Bateman

Breweries in Langley: Is it the New Hub for Good Craft Beer?

Langley is becoming more and more popular for its breweries, and for a good reason. The innovation, craft, and passion has won some of these breweries multiple awards, and bring people from all over the lower mainland to try their goods. Whether you’re a beer expert or just starting out, these breweries offer something for everybody. And with the crappy weather ahead, Fall is a fantastic time to enjoy the warm ambience of the breweries in Langley and sample the new season’s creations.

Summer is Not over Yet, Throw One more Backyard BBQ!

I know we’re all starting to get into pumpkin spice lattes, school routines and everything fall… BUT, summer isn’t over yet!!! We still have until Monday, September 23, 3:50 A.M. EDT according to the Farmer’s Almanac . So, don’t pack up the BBQ yet, let’s throw one more party!!

If we’re celebrating the end of summer, then I say let’s do everything the summer has to offer. End off with a bang!!