Mayor Jack Froese

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April 10, 2017

Good evening everyone and welcome. I’m pleased to provide the weekly report of events on behalf of Mayor Froese.

Wednesday, March 29, the “Action for Housing Now” Dialogue Session was hosted by the Tyee Solutions Society. The strategic initiative is to ensure safe, sustainable, adequate housing which is necessary for individual and community well-being.

Friday, March 31 was the annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake. I was pleased to attend and be part of the Township Team with Cllr. Charlie Fox, Cllr. Blair Whitmarsh, and Mayor Froese. We had a great evening and $30,000 was raised for charity.

Saturday, April 1 was the Celebration of Life for retired Township Firefighter Len Foss. Len began his career with the Township Fire Department in 1977, was later promoted to District Fire Chief, and retired in December of 2007. Len contributed greatly to our community through his work and also as a Rotarian for many years. Our sympathies go Len’s family, friends, and long time comrades with the Fire Department.

Monday, April 3, Township Council members had a joint dinner meeting with the City of Pitt Meadows Council. Topics of discussion included the Civic Engagement Process and the Farm Home Plate.

Tuesday, April 4 was the opening of the Martini Film Studio. The massive studio has eight stages over 150,000 square feet and another 100,000 square feet of full backlot services that enables it to house three full productions at once. This is an exciting new venture and will bring additional economic benefits to the Township of Langley.

Tuesday, April 4 was also the annual Volunteer Appreciation event for the Township of Langley. There were close to 300 guests in attendance, all of whom volunteer and make this community a better place each and every day. Congratulations again to the John and Muriel Arnason recipients, Brenda and Wayne Singbeil, our Flowerdew Recipient, Alice Johnson, and Virginia Nikkel, our 2017 Swensson recipient.

Friday, April 7, I attended the annual Spartans Athletic Awards Evening at the Langley Events Centre. I assisted in presenting some of the awards to these amazing top athletes including Luca Schmidt of Langley for women’s basketball, and Langley’s Ally Williamson, for women’s soccer. Cllr. Whitmarsh was also in attendance to present awards to the male and female graduating varsity athletes who best exemplify scholastic and athletic achievement.

Saturday, April 8 was the Softball 2017 Season Opener at Noel Booth Park. This is an amazing park. I was impressed by how well maintained our playing fields are and send out kudos to our Recreation, Culture, and Parks staff for their commitment to maintaining the high quality of our Township parks.

Sunday, April 9 was the 100th Anniversary of Vimy Ridge. I want to congratulate the Canadian Museum of Flight and all the volunteers whose efforts and hard work ensured that the Sopwith Pup replicas were built and sent over to France in time for the 100th Anniversary yesterday. We have a video of the flypast from Arras France and the Vimy Ceremony yesterday.

Upcoming Events:

  • Easter Sunday, April 16
  • First World War Memorial Tree Dedication, Sunday, April 23, 96 & Glover Fort Langley
  • Arbour Day, Sunday, April 23, Hudson Bay Park Fort Langley

Metro Meetings

Cllr. Charlie Fox;

  • March 31 METRO Board Meeting
  • April 6 METRO Utilities Meeting

Cllr. Bob Long;

  • March 31 METRO Board Meeting
  • April 6 METRO Zero Waste Meeting

Attended by Council:

 Cllr. Petrina Aranson Thursday, March 30
Tuesday, April 4
Awards Gala on The Transformative Power
Volunteer Appreciation Event
 Cllr. David Davis Tuesday, April 4 Volunteer Appreciation Event
Cllr. Charlie Fox Friday, March 31
Monday, April 3
Tuesday, April 4
Bowl for Kids Sake
Joint Dinner Meeting with the City of Pitt Meadows
Volunteer Appreciation Event
Cllr. Bob Long

Cllr. Angie Quaale

Cllr. Michelle Sparrow

Cllr. Blair Whitmarsh Friday, March 31
Monday, April 3
Bowl for Kids Sake
Joint Dinner Meeting with the City of Pitt Meadows


Angie Quaale, Acting Mayor

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