Mayor Jack Froese

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February 20, 2017

Good evening everyone and welcome.

Thursday, February 9 we hosted the BC Housing Special Announcement of the new Langley Youth Resource Centre, which is being created at 20285 - 65 Avenue through a partnership of service providers. Rich Coleman, MLA for Fort Langley - Aldergrove and Minister Responsible for Housing announced the Provincial contribution of $355,000. The Township donated the land and the Langley School District Youth Homelessness Task Force contributed $18,000 to the project, which will be up and running by the summer. The Centre will feature five beds and Encompass Support Services will manage the Youth Hub that will provide a safe place for young people to gather and have access to shelter, food, medical services, and counselling.

Friday, February 10, I visited the Pacific Rim Brewing Company, where the owners invited Council to pop in and take a look at their new business; Cllr. Long was also there.

Saturday, February 11 was the first meeting for the Langley Environmental Partners Society committee that will began the task of presenting this year’s Environmental Hero Awards event and reviewing the deserving nominees. Nomination forms will be available shortly.

Thursday, February 16 was the Coffee and Conversations event hosted by the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce. I was able to meet, have coffee with, and chat about everything Township with several local business owners. Thank you to the Chamber for hosting the event.

Saturday, February 18 was the 12th Annual Gift of Time Gala; this event supports the Canucks Place Children’s Hospice.

Sunday, February 19 was the annual Fort Langley 5, 10 and half marathon event; I was pleased to participate in the 10km this year. This event is well attended and one that I look forward to each year. 

Don’t forget, Pink Shirt Day is this week, to address the issue of bullying, which is a major problem in our schools, workplaces, and over the internet. On February 22, we encourage everyone to wear a pink shirt symbolizing that we as a society will not tolerate bullying anywhere.

Regional Meetings:

Thursday, Feb 16 METRO Vancouver Mayor's Committee and Regional Homelessness Task Force Meeting

Upcoming Events:

  • Coldest Night of the Year – Saturday, February 25 (hosted by the Salvation Army Gateway of Hope)
  • International Women's Day – Saturday, March 4
  • Museum of Flight Gala – Saturday, March 4

Metro Meetings

Cllr. Charlie Fox;

  • February 10 METRO Regional Homelessness Task Force Meeting
    METRO Board - Finance and Intergovernmental and Performance and Audit committees

Cllr. Bob Long;

  • February 15 METRO Regional Parks Committee Meeting

Attended by Council:

Sincerely,
Jack Froese, MAYOR

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