Lives changed because of local community support.

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Aldergrove Financial Group, Envision Financial, and Prospera Credit Union partner for the fourth time, this year adding G&F Financial Group, to present the Ride into History event on July 24th & 25th. This fun, family event is a fundraiser for The Salvation Army Gateway of Hope in Langley. The money raised will directly benefit and fund the vital community services provided by the team at Gateway of Hope who recognize that all people have histories and are working towards bettering their futures.

“Last year we saw great success with the Friday evening Cruise ‘n’ Concert and the Saturday Scenic Ride and Dinner Banquet,” says Troy Gaglardi, Ride into History Co-Chair, “We are looking to see it grow even further in 2015. The Greater Vancouver Motorcycle Club, Harley Owners Group Langley, ThunderKings Motor Association and North Langley Riders are a few of the motorcycle clubs that have committed riders and volunteers for the weekend events.”
Major motorcycle brands will be represented by International Motorsports, Sea to Sky Motorsports, Holeshot Racing, and Greater Vancouver Powersports who have signed on as sponsors, along with Deloitte.

On July 24th, Ride into History’s Friday Cruise ‘n’ Concert is featuring classic cars and motorcycles and music by The SeaBilly’s and Randy ‘ELVIS’ Friskie. Hunger Management food truck, Mr. Cool Ice-cream and the Fort Langley Lions will be set up to supply delicious dinner options and snacks. Friday’s events take place at the Fort Langley National Historic Site Orchard. Gates for classics and motorcycles open at 5pm off Mary Ave. Concert starts at 6:30pm

“Don’t have a classic car or motorcycle? Don’t worry”, says Gaglardi, “Bring your lawn chair or a picnic blanket and be a part of this great event supporting those in need in our own backyard.”

The Salvation Army’s Gateway of Hope The Gateway of Hope opened its doors to the community of Langley in November 2009. The vision for the facility was born from the desire by many groups to address the needs of the homeless and the community in a comprehensive way. The Gateway, located just off the Langley Bypass, is open to the public seven days a week.