Mayor's Report

July 22, 2019

Good evening everyone.

Several events that were attended by myself and members of Council over the past couple of weeks included:
The 107th annual Aldergrove Fair Days, which took place over the weekend. Cllr. Kunst showed off her skills in the Fast Draw competition, and along with Cllr. Long they participated in the Tractor Pull! Acting Mayor Long provided a welcome at the Opening Ceremonies, and Cllrs. Richter and Whitmarsh were also in attendance. Cllr. Kunst and myself had the privilege of being a judge for the Chili Cook-off, with the win going to Brick Alley Bistro. The weather was amazing, the Fair was very well attended, and everyone had a great time!

Acting Mayor

Acting Mayor Long played a huge part in organizing Aldergrove Fair Days and we thank him and all the many volunteers who make this event so successful each year.

Township Council participated in the first Community to Community Forum with the Kwantlen First Nation on July 10. This was a great opportunity for us to work towards our common goals with Kwantlen leaders.

July 18, I attended what has now become an annual tradition – to welcome new physicians to Langley. The welcome and dinner took place at the Interpretive Centre at the Derek Doubleday Arboretum.

Sunday, July 21 was the annual Charity Car Wash hosted by the Volunteer Cancer Drivers. This annual event provides much needed funding for the volunteers who drive patients to their treatments. Yesterday, every dollar donated will be matched with all proceeds going to the Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society.

Council

  • Cllr. Kunst and Cllr. Davis attended Bard in the Valley - A Midsummer Night's Dream on July 13. Cllr. Kunst also attended the 2019 Intermediate Canadian Baseball Championships on July 20.
  • Cllr. Whitmarsh attended the National Men's Gymnastics Competition at the Langley Events Centre on July 19 and the GranFondo Awards Ceremony in Fort Langley on July 20.
  • Cllr. Richter attended the Girls U14B Provincial Softball Championships at Noel Booth Park on July 12. She also attended R.O.L.E. - Responding to Overdose in Langley on July 16.
  • Cllr. Ferguson met with Meeting with Federal minister Tassi regarding Seniors issues.

Upcoming Events

  • Langley Good Times Cruise-in in Aldergrove on Saturday, September 7
  • Next Council Meeting Monday, September 9

METRO / TransLink Meetings

Mayor

  • July 10: Mayors' Council Regional Transportation Planning Committee
  • July 11: Metro Water Committee
  • July 12: Metro Zero Waste
  • July 16: Municipal Finance Authority
  • July 17: Metro Finance & Intergovernment Committee

Cllr. Kim Richter

  • July 10: Metro Regional Parks Committee Meeting
  • July 19 Metro Regional Parks Committee Tour

Enjoy the summer!

Sincerely,

Mayor Frose Signature

Jack Froese, MAYOR

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