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Symbols Learning opens at Willoughby Town Centre

Symbols Multisensory Learning Centers:

Making a Difference in Children’s Lives, One Tutoring Session at a Time

Founded in 2006 by Rob and Kimberley Wahl, Symbols Multisensory Learning Centers have come a long way since its inception. The Vancouver-based company now has four locations, including one in the beautiful community of Willoughby, Langley, BC. It provides multisensory 1-to-1 tutoring, based on the Orton-Gillingham approach, for children struggling with reading, writing, and math, often due to learning differences such as dyslexia.

The team at Symbols carefully follows the Science of Reading movement, which is based on the latest research around teaching reading and writing. Their program incorporates evidence-based best practices and is tailored to each student’s individual needs, abilities, and interests – making it both effective and engaging.


Earlier this year in 2023, Symbols decided to expand its services to Langley. This new location is set to offer children in the area the opportunity to receive the help they need to develop and improve their skills. The Wahls’ passion to help students improve in their abilities is evident in their eagerness to incorporate their newest location among other existing enterprises within Willoughby Town Centre.

Willoughby Town Centre caught Symbols’ attention when a realtor suggested it would be an ideal place for their new location. After visiting the area, Rob and Kimberley were both excited about how vibrant and modern the neighborhood is, and they saw this as an excellent opportunity to become part of the community. The mix of businesses seemed promising, particularly those catering towards the younger generation, and the proximity to several nearby elementary schools was encouraging.

Rob and Kimberley have over seventeen years of experience in the education field, and they have helped hundreds of students learn to read, write, and improve their math skills. As parents themselves, they understand how challenging it can be when children fall behind in their subjects, and they aim to provide the best tutoring possible through their science-backed approach. They are passionate about helping families, and seeing the positive results in a child’s progress brings them joy and pride, positively contributing to the communities they serve.

In short, Symbols is making a significant impact on elementary education by offering effective and engaging tutoring to students in need. Their expansion to Langley shows their unwavering commitment to the growth of children’s intellect, while prioritizing engagement and skill-building in unique and enjoyable ways. Rob and Kimberley Wahl and their team at Symbols Learning are dedicated to helping students reach their full potential – one tutoring session at a time.

Visit Symbols today and schedule your free consultation.

Code Ninjas is Coming to Willoughby

We are pleased to announce that Code Ninjas will be opening at  Willoughby Town Centre on July 4.

We talked to the owners and asked them to share more about what Code Ninjas offer, why they decided to open in Langley, and a little about the owners and their backgrounds.

What does Code Ninjas offer?

Code Ninjas is a coding school with programs designed to teach children how to code! We recognize that kids have a natural affinity for technology, so we’ve created a fun, safe environment where kids learn to code by creating the video games they love to play. At Code Ninjas, students improve their critical thinking, resourcefulness, and logic through programming in JavaScript, Lua, and C#, which are currently lacking in our local schools’ core curriculum.

Why are you excited to be opening Code Ninjas in Langley?

We are extremely excited to be opening Code Ninjas in Langley! We understand that Langley has had a storied past and has played a historic role in the early development of the lower mainland. We have a passion for education and understand that we are now in the “Information Age” – with such demand for education related to STEM, we want to teach something that is currently not widely offered. Put simply, all the apps and technology behind cell phones and computers were made by someone with prior software education. Tesla is not a car manufacturer, but rather a tech company that makes cars. Our goal is to educate the young minds that will shape the future landscape of the tech industry.

Why did you choose Willoughby Town Centre as a location?

We chose Willoughby Town Centre as a location because it’s becoming an increasingly lively community with shops, restaurants, and services opening up in the area. Willoughby’s easy access to Highway 1, Fraser Highway, Golden Ears Way, and even the Surrey-Langley skytrain being built make the location easily accessible! The Willoughby community is wonderful, and we’re extremely excited to connect with the new businesses opening up, families moving in, and schools around the Willoughby area.

Meet the Team at Code Ninjas

Hamid Moghaddam – Currently own Code Ninjas location in North Vancouver, Hamid holds a Master of Science in Telecommunication from England, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering. He is a veteran of many years in the service industry with a wide scope of experience from front-line worker to management, marketing, financial planning including remedial business plans for businesses in difficulty. Hamid’s varied experience, knowledge and commitment to every endeavor place him as a target for businesses who want to improve their bottom line in a timely and efficient manner. His confidence in his knowledge and experience plus his track record support the stand that all types of business’, including Code Ninjas are well within his scope to build success.

Brandon Bright – Currently studies Artificial Intelligence at Simon Fraser University, worked as the Head Sensei at the North Vancouver location. He has always had a passion for teaching kids and learning how to program.

Suhayl Patel (Su)  – Suhayl is currently a student at the University of British Columbia working towards his dual degree in Computer Science and Physics. Having an interest in both Computer Science and teaching have inspired him to take part in the Code Ninjas Langley location. He is looking forward to meeting all the Langley parents and students in the centre!

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Phase 3 – May Updates

Construction continues to move along at rapid pace on The Residences at Willoughby Town Centre, and a number of the commercial spaces have been spoken for.

Watch for updates here and on our social media as new retail, restaurants and services join our Willoughby community in the future.

Here are some recent images of the progress.

Please Support Your Community Restaurants

Restaurants at Willoughby Town Centre

Once again, just as things were beginning to open up, COVID numbers are rising and restaurants have been forced to close indoor dining.

Please help keep these restaurants open by taking advantage of their takeout, delivery and patio options during this time.

There are currently 9 restaurants at Willoughby Town Centre

BanChan Korean Bistro  604-888-2110

Providing freshly prepared Korean specialties, vegan and gluten-free options and a seasonal menu.

Noma Japanese Restaurant  604-371-2277

Serving sushi rolls, tempura, lunch boxes, party trays and traditional dishes made from the freshest and highest grade ingredients.

Woking Dragon  604-546-1825

A family business with a particular level of modernity combined with the respect for tradition is what makes them so unique.

The Mad Italian  604-371-4410

Customers create their own artisan style pizza, choosing from Unlimited Toppings or order a specialty pizza that is ready in minutes.

StrEATS Willoughby Kitchen 778-298-1234

There is always six Tacos and six Poutines on the menu that are perfectly paired their beer selection and feature a new taste every two months.

#Hashtag Donair 604-370-8912

Relaxed and awesome food culture prevails to bring their fans amazing food prepared with passion and by heart.

Mattu’s Coffee & Tea 604-513-8517

Proudly serving gourmet coffee and tea from all over the world for over 21 years, Mattu’s is cleverly designed as a one-stop-shop cafe.

Dairy Queen 604-888-8738 

Soft-serve ice cream & signature shakes top the menu at this classic burger & fries fast-food chain.

Oxygen Yoga Re-Opening

Oxygen Yoga Willoughby’ schedule is LIVE and they are so excited to announce you can register for your classes now .. either in studio classes OR from the comfort of your OWN home!

The schedule will continue to open one week in advance❗️

Oxygen Yoga Langley

In studio classes • Reduced Far Infrared Heat & Incredible New Classes 🎉

O2ATHOME Zoom Classes • High Intensity Fitness & Yoga Classes‼️

Even though some things will be a little different, their incredible team is here to support you mentally & physically as you lean into us during uncertain times.

Questions. Comments. We want to heat from you❕The one thing we know is certain, as a commUNITY we will get through this together 🤍

New Members • Purchase your $19 one week trial today

Activate your in studio membership, purchase a new membership or register for our O2ATHOME Langley classes❗️Receive your updated Zoom ID & Password before January 11th and make sure you have the updated version of app #oxygenyogalangley

Contact Oxygen Yoga Willoughby for more details.