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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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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.

The Willoughby Family Practice Group

We are pleased to announce the upcoming opening of the
Willoughby Family Practice Group.

Willoughby Family Practice Group

*Please note: This is not a walk-in clinic, and at this time we are asking that you don’t call, but instead fill in the New Patient Application form found on the Murrayville Family Practice Group website if you do not have a local primary care provider.

Mitchell Fagan MD, PhD shares the following on behalf of the clinicians and staff of the Willoughby / Murrayville Family Practice Group

The Willoughby Family Practice Group, an expansion of the Murrayville Family Practice Group,  is a comprehensive PMH providing person centred longitudinal care to individuals and families living in Willoughby and surrounding areas. Our practice is a blend of family physicians, nurse practitioners and registered nurses as well as a clinical pharmacist supported by a team of dedicated medical office assistants. We strive to provide the right care, for the right person with the right provider in the right setting the first time. We are funded by the Ministry of Health to provide this care in the manner best suited for the patient’s needs, that is in person, virtually (telephone and video) or asynchronously (email and snail mail).

We are often asked why Murrayville/Willoughby Family Practice Group does not focus its service delivery on episodic walk in clinic services?  We believe the value of relationship based care between the patient, their family and the community with their Primary Care Provider and the team of Allied Health Care Providers results in better quality of care, better experience of care for both the patient and the provider, as well as better outcomes at a reduced cost to the health care system. This is known as the QUADRUPLE AIM and is a central theme of the General Practices Services Committee (*GPSC.) Relationship based care has been called the antidote to an increasingly fragmented and depersonalized health care system.

We believe that both episodic and planned proactive preventative care is best received in the setting of your PMH where you are counted as a valued member of the care team. Planned proactive preventative and wellness care enables us to focus on an individual’s prospective health rather than simply on retrospective illness, thereby promoting a mentally, spiritually and physically healthier community.

We look forward to contributing to the health and wellness of the community around us in the years ahead.

We will begin accepting new patients and their families (those without local access to a local primary care provider) into our practice starting later in January. All clinical staff will be working at both locations and as such your care may occur at either office.

We will be opened extended hours (to be determined) and Saturdays.

Our focus on health and wellness includes our commitment to childhood and adult vaccination, planned proactive preventative care (cancer screening) and management of complex psychological and physical health conditions.

Please visit for new patient registration information.



The Province of BC and the Doctors of BC through the collaborative efforts of the General Practices Services Committee ( is working to increase people’s access to primary health care by supporting the delivery of care through Primary Care team based care initiatives. This is being primarily supported through community based Patient Medical Homes (PMHs) working in partnership with other PMHs as well as Regional Health Authority services which have come together to make up community based Primary Care Networks.   

The patient medical home (PMH) is not limited to a single practice or location. It has best been described as a model of primary care that is patient-centred, comprehensive, team based, coordinated accessible and focused on quality and safety. Continuity of care is said to be a defining feature of primary care. Traditionally, this meant a patient always seeing the same family physician. However, changes in the way health care delivery is structured means that people are more likely to be looked after by a team of primary care providers (doctors and nurse practitioners) and nurses and other allied health care providers.

The Mad Italian Pizza Company Reopens

We are pleased to announce that The Mad Italian Pizza Company has reopened with new owners and management!

The new owners and management at The Mad Italian Pizza Company are thrilled to share their new menu and branding with the community. They started by creating and sourcing the most authentic and delicious natural dough available which produces a crust so delicious and genuine you’ll have to remind yourself you’re in Willoughby. They continue by sourcing the best ingredients available, including Fior de Latte Mozzarella, Romano, and Parmigiano-Reggiano direct from Italy, to grilled chicken, pepperoni, and hams raised right here in the Fraser Valley.

Jonathan and Lauren, have also added 10 select and curated pizzas while retaining the classic “Build Your Own” option as a homage to The Mad Italian Pizza Company’s roots.

An essential part of their re-branding includes local craft beer options from three great Langley breweries in Trading Post, Camp Beer Co, and Farm Country and well as select wines from Chaberton Estate Winery, also in Langley, B.C.

In the coming months they’ll be carefully and modestly expanding their menu, while also launching mobile & telephone ordering, delivery, daily specials, social media giveaways, and more!

About the owners:

Jonathan and Lauren were both born and raised in Langley, British Columbia and have lived in the great community of Willoughby for the last six years. They’ve been blessed with two children since moving to Willoughby.

They purchased the Mad Italian Pizza Company because more than anything, they love pizza and with their young family they have thoroughly enjoyed visiting local craft breweries and wineries. Living so close by and making nearly a trip a day into the Willoughby Town Centre made them well aware of the potential and fun they could have right in the heart of the growing community they love. The pandemic in some strange way gave them the opportunity to purchase the restaurant and make it their own. It’s this opportunity that they’re so excited to share with their friends and neighbours.

Watch for details on the Grand Opening Week, happening October 4 – 10, that Jonathan, Lauren and the team at The Mad Italian have in store for you!!

Visit their Instagram account or Facebook Page for details.