South Mills Champs Amphitheatre Announced at SaIishan Place by the River

Champs Fresh Farms of Aldergrove announced their sponsorship of the Amphitheatre at Salishan Place by the River, the Township of Langley’s new arts, culture, and heritage centre. This facility, envisioned in partnership with the four land-based q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie), q̓ʷɑ:n̓ƛ̓ən̓ (Kwantlen), Máthekwi (Matsqui) and se’mya’me (Semiahmoo) First Nations, is currently under construction in Fort Langley. 

The outdoor open-air Amphitheatre will be an eight-tiered (grass-covered) auditorium on the south hillside of the new facility. The Township’s Arts and Culture Division plans to animate the new venue with regular concerts and activities much like it does at the Willoughby Community Park Amphitheatre. The Willoughby venue hosts the annual Summer Festival Series, suspended in 2020 but restarting in 2022. Additionally, the arts division anticipates that the Amphitheatre will be used as one of the stage areas for local festivals held regularly in Fort Langley.

“South Mill Champs is honoured to be a corporate partner with Langley Township and sponsor the Amphitheatre at Salishan Place by the River,” says Mike Pimlott, General Manager of Champs Fresh Farms, South Mill Champs mushroom farm located in Aldergrove. “The impressive venue will allow the community to experience the arts close to home and bring tourists to our shining city.”

“We are pleased that South Mill Champs is supporting this significant initiative in Fort Langley with a $100,000 contribution,” stated Township of Langley Mayor Jack Froese. “The amphitheatre at Salishan Place will be a great community gathering place where arts and culture will thrive, and citizens can be entertained”. 

While the construction of the Amphitheatre is planned for the summer of 2022, it won’t likely be available for concerts and other uses until the grass has grown sufficiently to support audiences. Staff expects it will be functional by May of 2023. The Township is still seeking additional corporate and community sponsors to help complete some of the centre’s interior spaces, including the presentation theatre, archive, art gallery, and future exhibitions.

South Mill Champs ChequeCouncillor Petrina Arnason and Mayor Jack Froese receive a cheque on behalf of the Township of Langley from South Mills Champs General Manager Mike Pimlott.

Find more information on Salishan Place Sponsorship Opportunities.