Mayor's Report

October 4, 2021

On September 17, Deputy Prime Minister Freeland made a campaign stop in Langley, at which time she announced that the Liberal Government would work with the Township of Langley towards qualifying for a $21.7 million dollar grant under the new Green Infrastructure Program for the new Performance Centre.

September 22 was McHappy Day and I participated by greeting customers and selling socks and pins to raise money for Ronald McDonalds House Charities.

On September 23, the Fraser Valley Bandits announced their move from Abbotsford to the Langley Events Centre. We are pleased to welcome the Bandits to their new home court, which will give our residents an exciting opportunity to see professional basketball close to home.

On September 25 I attended a few events:

First, I stopped by the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive to provide support and thank them for working towards collecting 600,000 tons of food for families.

Second, I attended Pacific Riding for Developing Abilities charity fundraiser. PRDA is a wonderful organization that provides therapeutic horseback riding to individuals with physical, cognitive, and emotional disabilities and I’m so pleased that they were able to raise close to $10,000 to support their cause.

Third, Councillor Arnason and I attended Community Heritage Day at the Aldergrove Museum and Archives. Councillor Arnason was able to look at microfilm of the Aldergrove Star from the early 1980s – and made the front page! It was great to see a little bit of Aldergrove’s history.

And lastly, September 25 was the 3rd Annual Mayor’s Charitable Gala. How wonderful it was to feel like life was almost back to normal! We raised nearly $600,000 for the new 15 bed Langley Hospice Society Residence Project and the Township of Langley Firefighters Charitable Society Endowment Fund. I want to thank everyone who attended and donated monies for these worthy causes as well as all the sponsors. Without everyone’s support, this event wouldn’t be such an astounding success. Councillors Arnason, Ferguson, Kunst, and Whitmarsh were in attendance.

On September 28, The Langley Healthier Community Partnership meeting took place. We discussed COVID-19 recovery in the non-profit sector, the Township’s Housing Action Plan, and received and update on the Langley Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department.

September 30 marked Canada’s first National Truth and Reconciliation Day. The Langley Centennial Museum posted learning links, resources, and videos for the public to view, which are still available on the museum’s website. In addition, a public event found hundreds of people attending the Derek Doubleday Arbouretum to learn, reflect, and honour Residential School survivors and the ones who didn’t make it home.

On October 2, I attended The Sky’s No Limit - Girls Fly Too! event at the Abbotsford Airport. This wonderful event is the world’s largest gender diversity outreach event of its kind in Aviation, Aerospace, Marine, and Defence. The not-for-profit organization is dedicated to improving gender and cultural diversity in high-tech STEM fields.

Also on October 2, Councillor Whitmarsh and I attended the Fort Langley Food and Beer Festival. This outdoor event featured an array of food, wine, cider, and mead from vendors in the Fraser Valley. Supporting local had never been more delicious!

 

Attended by Council

Acting Mayor Richter and Councillor Arnason attended the International Day of Older Persons Flag Raising on October 1. Acting Mayor Richter spoke to the attendees to recognize older persons’ contributions and bring awareness to this year’s theme “Digital Equality for All Ages” and Senior of the Year Bill Pike raised the flag.

 

Meetings

Mayor Froese

September 21                 Solid Waste Management Plan Independent Consultation and Engagement Panel

September 23                 TRANSLINK Board Meetings

September 24                 METRO Board Meeting

September 29                 TRANSLINK Mayors’ Council

October 1                       METRO George Massey Crossing Task Force

                                       METRO Mayor’s Committee

 

Councillor Long

September 23                 E-Comm AGM

 

Councillor Richter

September 24                 METRO Board Meeting

 

Sincerely,

Mayor Frose Signature

Jack Froese, MAYOR

 

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