Mayor's Report

February 19, 2018

Good evening everyone.

The Fort Langley Public Open House was held Thursday, February 8 at St. Andrew’s Church in Fort Langley. The event was well attended, and there were even lineups at one point. The community is very interested in the proposed projects, which, if approved, will feature a cultural centre with a community museum, indigenous museum, gallery spaces, library, presentation theatre, and conference centre.

Saturday, February 10 was the first meeting for the 2018 Environmental Hero Awards Committee. I would encourage anyone to submit a nomination for a group or individual who does an outstanding job when it comes to protecting our environment. The deadline for nominations is April 20.

Saturday, February 10 was also the celebration of life for Rhys Griffiths, which took place at St. George’s Church in Fort Langley. Rhys will be remembered for his many contributions to the community and his efforts to protect our environment. He received the Legacy Stewardship and BC Nature’s Service Awards and was honoured as Langley City’s Senior Citizen of the Year and as a Special Volunteer. In recognition of his wide-ranging contributions to the community, he was one of the Canadian recipients of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. Rhys is survived by his wife Annabel and sons Peter and Tony.

The evening of February 10 also saw the Vancouver Stealth retire the jersey of longtime player Curtis Hodgson. The National Lacrosse League team announced captain Curtis Hodgson’s retirement as he has because a vice-principal at Burnaby South Secondary. Hodgson has been a member of the Stealth since December 2004. It is the only NLL team he’s played with. Congratulations to Curtis!

Sunday, February 11 was the annual Lunar New Year Gala Event hosted at the Church in the Valley by the Live in Langley Chinese Association. This was a fun-filled event with plenty of entertainment, from comedy sketches to story telling. This was the 4th year the Association has hosted the event and it’s a great show.

Tuesday, February 13, I was invited to tour a new build in Surrey which focusses on the work/live theme. The recently completed a live/work project in Surrey is called Cambridge Walk and consists of 6 residential homes above a small commercial unit below. This build was nominated as a finalist at the 7th Annual 2017 Fraser Valley Commercial Building Awards and won an Award of Merit.

Thursday, February 15 was the annual City of Langley Volunteer Appreciation Event at the Coast Hotel. I wish to congratulate all of the volunteers who assist both communities and make us better each day. I also want to congratulate Ted Schaffer for his 25 years of service with the City of Langley as a Councillor and most recently as Mayor. Ted was given a gold watch Thursday evening in recognition of his community service.

Saturday, February 17 was the official unveiling of the Hugh Davis Way signage in Milner. Hugh was a pioneer, farmer, and a member of this community for 93 years. The Davis family was out in full force for the commemoration and Council was honoured to present the road dedication for past, present, and future Davis generations.

Saturday, February 17 was also the Celebration of the Year of Dog at the Muriel Arnason Library. Thank you to librarian Sarwan Singh Randhawa for the invitation and for hosting another great event.

Saturday evening, February 17 was the Canuck Place Gift of Love Gala in Abbotsford. I was pleased to attend and help raise monies that support children and families. Canuck places provides an essential service to families when they need it most.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 21

John Aldag, MP for Cloverdale-Langley City, is hosting a “Let's Talk Seniors Housing” Town Hall Meeting, taking place at the Hope Community Church, 18625 Fraser Highway, from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Mr. Aldag will be the moderator for the event. Speakers include the Seniors’ Advocate of B.C., Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation Affordable Housing Centre, BC Housing Director

Saturday, February 24

Coldest Night of the Year Event. The walk and registration begins at the Gateway of Hope.

Friday, March 2

15th Annual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards in Abbotsford.

METRO

Mayor Froese

Thursday, February 15 –  Meeting of the TransLink Mayors' Council

Cllr. Fox

Thursday, February 8 – METRO Utilities Committee Meeting

Cllr. Long

  • Thursday, February 8 – METRO Zero Waste Committee Meeting
  • Wednesday, February 14 – METRO Regional Parks Committee Meeting
  • Wednesday, February 14 – METRO Voting Allocation Task Force Meeting

Attended by Council

Cllr. Petrina Arnason

Thursday, February 8
Saturday, February 17

Fort Langley Public Open House
Hugh Davis Signage Dedication Event
Cllr. David Davis Saturday, February 17 Hugh Davis Signage Dedication Event
Speakeasy Nights - LSRS Community Gala
Cllr. Charlie Fox Thursday, February 8
Saturday, February 17
Fort Langley Public Open House
Hugh Davis Signage Dedication Event
Cllr. Bob Long

Thursday, February 8
Saturday, February 17

Fort Langley Public Open House
Hugh Davis Signage Dedication Event

Cllr. Angie Quaale

Thursday, February 8
Saturday, February 17

Fort Langley Public Open House
Hugh Davis Signage Dedication Event

Cllr. Blair Whitmarsh Thursday, February 8
Saturday, February 17

Fort Langley Public Open House
Hugh Davis Signage Dedication Event

Sincerely,

Mayor Frose Signature

Jack Froese, MAYOR

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