Mayor's Report

October 2, 2017

Good evening everyone, we have seen some incredibly unfortunate events take place within the last few hours. An attack in Edmonton which left a police officer and four bystanders injured and most recently the devastation in Las Vegas. The overwhelming heartbreak and grief of these tragedies is immeasurable and our prayers go out to the victims and their families.

Wednesday, September 20 was the Township of Langley and the Agricultural Advisory and Economic Enhancement Committee 2017 Farm Tour. The theme was Farming Outside the Box and Economic Forum on the Road, visiting local farms with a unique vision and passion in the ever-growing Agri-tourism industry. Cllr. Fox, Cllr. Quaale, Cllr. Richter, Cllr. Davis, and Cllr. Long attended.

Sunday, September 24 was the annual Campbell Valley “Wine Run” hosted by Vista D’oro Winery and four other local wineries. The run covered 15 kilometres of scenic routes and some wonderful wine tasting along the journey.

Wednesday, September 27 was the official opening and ribbon cutting of the new Skidmore Hall at Trinity Western University. It’s wonderful to see the university continue to grow, thrive, and attract students from throughout Langley, across North America, and around the world. The new Skidmore Hall will house more than 130 students, who will not only receive an exemplary education at Trinity Western, but an exciting and memorable life experience.

The Township received an Honourable Mention in the Community Energy Association’s Climate & Energy Action Awards at UBCM last week. The Township received the honour in the Corporate Operations Category for its Green Municipal Investment Fund. Congratulations to staff for working so diligently at protecting our environment.

This afternoon we hoisted the flag in recognition of International Day for Older Persons. Not only have their hard work, values, and vision helped make this the wonderful community it is today, seniors continue to make valuable contributions every day to the workforce, their families, and through volunteering. The Township of Langley, which has been designated an Age-friendly Community, is pleased to pay tribute to our seniors and celebrate the International Day of the Older Person.

Acting Mayor Long attended events while I was away at the Railvolution Conference.

  • Thursday, September 21 - Opening Ceremonies - Canadian Cancer Society
  • Sunday, September 24 - BC River’s Day and tree planting event
  • Thursday, September 28 - 5th Annual Tzu Chi Thank You Ceremony

Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, October 7 - Annual Fort Langley Cranberry Festival
  • Monday, October 9 - Happy Thanksgiving!

Mayor Froese Meetings

  • September 21 - E-Comm Board of Directors Meeting
  • September 22 - Healthy Community Partnerships

METRO

Cllr. Bob Long

September 22 - Metro Board Meeting

Cllr. Charlie Fox

September 22 - Metro Board Meeting

Attended by Council

Cllr. Petrina Arnason

September 20
October 2

Employee Recognition Event
International Day of Older Persons

Cllr. David Davis September 20
September 20
Annual Township Farm Tour
Employee Recognition Event
Cllr. Charlie Fox September 20
September 20

Opening Remarks - Metro Vancouver Sports Field Day
Annual Township Farm Tour

Cllr. Bob Long
ACTING MAYOR

September 20
September 20
September 21
September 24
September 28

Annual Township Farm Tour
Employee Recognition Event
Opening Ceremonies - Canadian Cancer Society
BC Rivers Day
5th Annual Tzu Chi Thank You Ceremony
Cllr. Angie Quaale September 20
September 20
September 26-29
October 2
Annual Township Farm Tour
Employee Recognition Event
UBCM
International Day of Older Persons
Cllr. Michelle Sparrow September 20
September 26-29
Employee Recognition Event
UBCM
Cllr. Blair Whitmarsh October 2

International Day of Older Persons

Sincerely,

Mayor Frose Signature

Jack Froese, MAYOR

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