Mayor's Report

March 9, 2019

Good evening everyone and welcome here. There are a few events to tell you about which took place over the past couple of weeks.

Saturday, February 29 was the Annual Firefighters' Dinner. Our firefighters’ work goes far beyond keeping people safe, assisting at car accidents and medical emergencies, putting out fires, and dealing with incidents that most people would never want to deal with. It’s about caring for people, wanting them to live their best lives possible, and doing what you can to support others - and you can clearly see that within the Township of Langley Fire Department. Also in attendance were Cllrs. Arnason, Cllr. Long, and Cllr. Kunst.

Following this event, I was off to the Giving Hearts Gala at the Coast Hotel where monies were raised to purchase wheelchairs for Langley Memorial Hospital. This annual gala is a partnership between Mr. Balraj Mann and Mrs. Manjit Gill and the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Tuesday, March 3, I had the opportunity to visit Ms. Jackson's Grade 2 classroom at Dorothy Peacock Elementary where I read a book to the students as part of Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month. The BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation is providing free copies of “Reggie’s Technology Adventure” to elementary school classes and it was great to talk to the children about technology and the importance of agriculture. They had a lot of really good questions!

Saturday, March 7 was the 8th Annual International Women's Day Lunch, presented by the Rotary Club of Langley Central, where four local women were honoured for their outstanding commitment to the community. Congratulations to Kathy Derksen, Veronica Kalo, Christine McCracken, and Beverly Rodrigo.

Saturday, March 7 was also the Langley Forest School’s annual gala fundraiser, the Tumbleweed Ball, which held at the Fort Langley Community Hall. Proceeds from the event will support LFS as it provides inspiring and financially-accessible outdoor education for young children.

Attended by Council

Cllr. Arnason attended the Langley Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Luncheon on Monday, March 2. Cllr. Kunst has been attending Liberation75 Meetings as we prepare for the Blooming Ceremony April 7.

Saturday, February 29, Cllrs. Kunst, Davis, Whitmarsh, and Woodward attended a tour of the Zenabis Cannabis Facility.

Cllrs. Whitmarsh and Woodward attended the annual Leadership Prayer Breakfast on Friday, March 6.

Upcoming Event

April 2 - Volunteer Appreciation Banquet

METRO / TransLink Meetings

Mayor

  • Feb 27 - TransLink Mayor’s Council
  • Feb 28 - METRO Board Meeting
  • March 5 - METRO Water Committee Meeting
  • March 6 - METRO Regional Planning Meeting

Cllr. Petrina Arnason

  • Feb 28 - METRO Climate Action

Cllr. Kim Richter

  • Feb 28 - METRO Board Meeting

Cllr. Bob Long

  • March 4 - METRO Housing Committee

 

Sincerely,

Mayor Frose Signature

Jack Froese, MAYOR

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