Community Halls Sourcebook
Hall societies have been part of the history and growth of each of Langley's neighbourhoods
since their earliest settlement. Today Langley is home to fifteen community halls, each owned
and run by a hall society. Nine of these halls have been recognized or legally protected for
their heritage value.
These halls are integral to modern Langley. They were built over the last century through
community fundraising efforts and donations of land, materials, and labour. Their building
fabric embodies older building styles and construction methods. Their interiors reflect their
former uses as gathering places and community hubs for all ages.
Langley's halls continue to make strong social contributions to their neighbourhoods and to the
larger community. They host banquets, weddings, and special events. They house fitness
classes and dog training lessons. They support the work of churches, small business, other
nonprofits, and government. They foster community and wellness among seniors, and support
a new generation of performing artists by providing space for lessons and practice.