Langley RibFest

Langley RibFest proceeds support Service Organizations in our Langley Communities, and Rotary Club Service Projects locally and internationally. Bring your family and friends to volunteer and experience a fun day of delicious food and great entertainment while supporting your community!

100% of Net proceeds from RibFest go to support our Service Organisations and Rotary Club Service Projects!

The Volunteer opportunities offered by RibFest include:

  • 50/50 Ticket Sales
  • Green Team
  • KidZone
  • Guest Services
  • Parking Duties
  • RibFest Tavern
  • RibFest Cookhouse
  • Photographer/Videographer
  • Cashiers
  • Volunteer Tent
  • Entertainment Assistance
  • Set-up/Take-down

“Not just ribs! Come enjoy our family-friendly community event”

– Langley RibFest

What is RibFest?

“It’s going to be a party. It’s going to be the whole weekend. It’s going to be a RibFest.”

– Langley Advance

The Rotary Clubs of Langley along with Otter Co-op and Angry Otter Liquor are excited to bring you Ribfest 2023. We are expecting more than 40,000 people at this huge family event this year and hope you will join the fun.

With live entertainment, great food, a huge KidZone, and site-wide adult beverage service there is something for everyone. The best part is it is free to attend but we hope you will donate generously to support the many charities.

RibFest Cookhouse
RibFest Stage and Entertainment

 

Why should you volunteer at RibFest?

“Volunteers have the most fun at RibFest!”

A great event to get volunteer hours for students and give back to the community! Local organizations with groups of volunteers may also be able to receive an honorarium for fundraising.

Volunteers also get the perks of free food and drinks, plus a free t-shirt!

RibFest KidZone

RibFest KidZone

What will you be helping with?

Interested in volunteering for the August 18-20, 2023 event? Here are some volunteer opportunities for you! :

  • 50/50 Ticket Sales (must be 19+)
  • Green Team
  • KidZone (13-16 require supervision, 19+ require PIC)
  • Guest Services (must be 19+)
  • RibFest Tavern (requires Serve It Right (SIR) certificate, 19+)
  • RibFest Cookhouse (must be 15+)
  • Photographer/Videographer
  • Cashiers
  • Parking Duties
  • Volunteer Tent
  • Entertainment
  • Set-up/Take-down

Fairs & Festivals

We are proud to support all our non-profits who organize events in the community!

The Aldergrove Agricultural Fair & Festival is an annual festival put together by the Aldergrove Fair Days Society (AFDS), which is dedicated to bringing the community together.

Christmas in Williams Park is run by a non-profit organization that gets you in the Christmas spirit by putting on a beautiful and festive lights display.

The Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival provides the accessibility of live jazz music which gives musicians and artists a delightful venue to perform or to show off their work.

Langley RibFest proceeds to support Service Organizations in our Langley Communities, and Rotary Club Service Projects locally and internationally.

Our Board

2024/2025 Board of Directors

  • Shruti Chamoli, President
  • Christiana Wu, Vice President
  • Lynda Fourchalk, Treasurer
  • Shirley Rowe, Secretary
  • Micheal Bolu, Director
  • Arav Arora, Youth Director
  • Akitaka Shu, Youth Director

If you would like to learn more about our mission or join our board or committees, please email us at info@langleyvolunteers.ca.


SHRUTI CHAMOLI

For Shruti, supporting LVB was not a coincidence. Since moving to Canada in 2013, she has always been consciously employed with organizations that have a corporate social focus, be it transit accessibility, community engagement, sustainable housing, education or climate action and change. 

Having volunteered within the organizations she worked for and several non-profits, she quickly realized that her heart was in nonprofits. In 2020, she embarked on her academic journey, to take up an exhaustive course from Oxford University (Department of Continuing Education) on Social Entrepreneurship to understand various aspects of social impact, fundraising management, stakeholder relations and member liaison. She is also fortunate to be part of the 2nd cohort of a volunteer board governance course (SCOPE) from MOSAIC that paved her way into non-profit board positions.  Currently, she supports the Langley Local Immigration Partnership (LLIP) as an Advisory Council Member. 

Shruti brings 20 years of professional experience in Human Resources with a specialization in Total Rewards (Compensation, Benefits, Performance Management, Well-being) and has always ensured that she creates a tangible impact via her roles to create pay equity, gender diversity, belonging and inclusion.  

From being actively involved as a DEI Committee member who created the Anti-racism framework at BCIT to volunteering with School PAC, Big Brother and Big Sister Langley, and advocating to minimize child hunger in BC, she is passionate to create positive social impact and see her local community thrive and grow.  

She strongly believes that “one person can make a difference, and everyone should try” ~ JF Kennedy. 

CHRISTIANA WU

Christiana is a passionate advocate for community empowerment and social change. As a local business owner of PAC Bridge International Inc., Christiana has dedicated her career to not only providing quality fencing and welding services but also making a positive impact in her community.

Christiana’s journey began at Metro Kids Society where she worked with at-risk children and youth from vulnerable neighborhoods in Greater Vancouver. She regularly volunteered her time at the Fraser Health Crisis Line at Options Community Services in Surrey, Delta, White Rock and Langley. She also volunteered at the Wildlife Rescue Association performing essential daily animal care and maintenance at the facility. 

Driven by her desire to help patients undergoing surgery, battling cancer, or facing life-threatening emergencies, Christiana donates to the Canadian Blood Services every few months. 

Christiana chose to be a part of the Langley Volunteer Bureau as another way of making a positive difference in her community. 


LYNDA FOURCHALK

Lynda is a local business owner of Quest Admin Analytics. She volunteered for many years in the Parent Advisory Committee, as Chairperson and member-at-large, when her children were young along with canvasing for The Canadian Cancer Society and Heart and Stroke Foundation. More recently, she was the “Doer of what needs to be done” for the senior entertainment group The Vaudevillians who perform throughout the lower mainland, mostly at care facilities, raising funds to support scholarships and bursaries in the Surrey School District and at Douglas College. She was also instrumental in developing the foundation of financial processes and providing general support, including volunteer coordination, for the Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival for five years. She continues to volunteer at numerous events including the Jazz Festival and Ribfest.

Lynda became involved with the Langley Volunteer Bureau through the Jazz Festival and became the Cards for Seniors program coordinator in 2022. She joined the Board in 2023 and continues to be a hands-on contributor to the success of the Langley Volunteer Bureau. Born and raised in the Lower Mainland, she currently lives in Langley with her husband and has 3 grown kids and 5 grandchildren.

She believes involvement in one’s community creates a better place to live for all involved and looks forward to increasing awareness about the impact volunteering can have on personal, business and community growth and development. 


SHIRLEY ROWE

Shirley Rowe was born and raised in the far away town of Surrey, British Columbia! She took the leap and moved to Langley in 1983 where she and her husband raised her two children.

During that time, she became involved with Girl Guides of Canada as well as serving on the school PACs. Through her work she became involved in many fund-raising events sponsored by her employer and has also spent time as a representative of the United Way of the Lower Mainland.

Since her retirement Shirley has actively searched out volunteer opportunities in her community working at such events as Aldergrove Agricultural Fair and Festival, Aldergrove Christmas Parade, Langley RibFest, Langley Sources Food Bank and Langley Volunteer Bureau.

Acting as a member of the board on Langley Volunteer Bureau is just another way to fill her time in what she enjoys most, helping people.  


MICHEAL BOLU

Micheal is an accomplished Strategic Project Manager with a rich blend of technical prowess and business acumen, holding an MBA and PMP certification. 

His expertise extends beyond project delivery to actively enriching his community. He serves as a Director at the Rotary Club of Langley and a Project Manager for the Feed the Children initiative in Africa. His dedication to community service is further exemplified in his role as a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley. Micheal is passionate about leveraging technology to create positive societal impacts.

In his personal time, he loves creating lasting memories with his family and friends, underscoring his belief in the importance of community involvement and the value of giving back.


ARAV ARORA

Arav, an enterprising grade 11 student, eagerly anticipates forging a brighter future for himself and his family in his recently adopted continent. Motivated by an unwavering passion for technology, he aspires to pursue a career in Computer Science. Proficient in social media and marketing, Arav lends his expertise to the Langley Volunteering Bureau (LVB). His objective with LVB is to refine his social skills, accrue valuable experience, and amplify the bureau’s message by engaging with a wide audience. Arav is determined to leverage his passion for technology and expertise in social media to make a meaningful impact through LVB, fostering connections and inspiring others to join the cause of volunteering and community engagement. 

During his leisure hours, he indulges in playing and spectating sports such as soccer and cricket, emphasizing his conviction regarding the pivotal role of physical activity in alleviating life’s stresses.


AKITAKA SHU

Hello there, my name is Akitaka Shu. I am 17 years old, currently studying at Brookswood Secondary School as an international student from Japan.

I am very open minded and like to communicate to people. I am passionate about committing community and volunteer work.

Ultimately, I am eager to provide equal access to opportunities working at the United Nation after graduating university. I am good at marketing through social media, media design, and organizing work.


We appreciate the continued support from past Presidents and Directors.


Rudy Storteboom
Karen Long and Rose Snowdon

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If you want to learn more about volunteering, go to our Volunteers page to learn how we can help you connect with organizations in Langley that could use your support!

We have volunteer opportunities that will work for all ages, interests and availability. With COVID-19 there are many ‘work from home’ volunteering options too!

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Learn about our Cards for Seniors program!

Since 2021, we have delivered over 21,000 cards to seniors across Langley! We deliver cards to over 30 schools in Langley for students from Kindergarten through University to write a personal message to seniors in the area. The cards are picked up and delivered to seniors residences, senior services such as Langley Meals on Wheels, Langley Seniors Resource Society, and the Aldergrove Legion. We will also be delivering these heartfelt cards to the Langley Hospice Society and the Langley Memorial hospital! We have a number of card programs throughout the yea. Along with Remembrance Day for veterans, we also have a Winter card, Valentines and Spring card series. Our program expanded last year so individuals can also be registered to received cards from students and youth groups in the area. It’s a heart-filled program that brings joy to both those completing the cards, and those receiving them.

If you would like to help with this program please register to volunteer with us 🙂

For more information, email cardsforseniors@langleyvolunteers.ca

Looking for Volunteers?

Build a Strong Volunteer Team

If you are a non-profit looking for volunteers to extend your programs or fill in the gaps, learn how we engage volunteers in the community and connect them with your organization on our Members page.

Work Experience

If you are a non-profit organization, go to our WAVE Program page to learn more about how we can help you find students interested in volunteer work experience. Students who want to go into health related fields are especially eager to gain experience.

If you are business, please go to the WAVE information on the Langley School District website to learn about hiring students.

Community Events

If you are a non-profit or business, and are hosting a community event that benefits Langley, we can help you build a strong team of volunteers and manage your event! Email us at members@langleyvolunteers.ca for more information.

We proudly support the annual Langley RibFest, Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival and starting in 2023 the Abbotsford International Airshow!

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