Apple Harvest

Heritage & Apple Day 2022

Join us anytime between 11am and 2pm, Saturday, October 1st, at the Derby Reach Heritage Area, for our 17th annual Heritage & Apple Day festival! Apple tastings, sampling, education, crafts, interactive demonstrations, and tours. Enjoy fiddlers, artists, historians, and storytellers.

Celebrate the unique apple heritage, local agriculture, and natural wonders of the area now known as Derby Reach at this free family-friendly outdoor event — on rain or shine!

Presentations, Tours, and Speakers:

  • Drop-in 11am-2pm:

    • Connect with Kwantlen First Nation elder Karen Gabriel to learn about Indigenous tools used from past to present.

    • Practice making rope with Marcy Lui, a living history re-enactor and enthusiast. She’ll showcase how to weave with various plant fibres and talk about their importance to people and ecologically.

    • Apple games and crafts at the park association table and apple peeling station. 

    • Heritage apple tastings and sampling.

    • Apple information from the BC Fruit Tester's Association.

    • Learn about the beaver with Ted Lightfoot. Find out all about this “keystone species” who creates wetland habitat for other animals like fish, birds and otters. 

    • Check in with community groups such as the Langley Field Naturalists, Langley Environmental Partners Society, Fraser River Discovery Centre, Langley Rotary, Metro Vancouver Regional Parks, MVRP Foundation, and more!

  • 11:15am and 12:00pm Tour & Talk: The unique apple history of the lower mainland, with artist and historian Sylvia Grace Borda 

  • 12:15pm and 1:00pm Tour & Talk: Heritage orchard and history, with field naturalist Jeremy Smith

  • 12:45pm and 1:30pm: Enjoy a musical showcase from the Langley Fiddlers 

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