Mayor's Report

July 24, 2017

Good evening everyone and welcome. This will be Council’s last meeting before the summer break. I’m sure we are looking forward to enjoying some sunny vacation days.

The last few weeks have been busy with plenty of local events happening. Wednesday, June 28 was the Langley Education Centre’s graduation ceremony at the Chief Sepass Theatre. 

Wednesday, July 12 I was fortunate enough to welcome medical students touring the Township of Langley. They were visiting the Fort, where I met up with some very eager students who will be looking at setting up practices in communities throughout the region and we are hoping to attract a few here to Langley.

Thursday, July 13 was the Urban Development Institute’s Summer Social held at the Tanglebank Gardens in Abbotsford.

The weekend of July 15 was the 105th Annual Aldergrove Fair Days! This was another great year for the event, with sunny weather and a ton of events happening over the three days. The annual parade, shoot-out, chili cook-off and some great music was all provided for free. A huge thank you to the organizers, volunteers, and Bob and Karen Long for the many hours of work they put into ensuring the event is a success each and every year.

Thursday, July 20 was the 105th National Convention of the Langley Elks. The opening reception was held at the George Preston Recreation Centre. I was pleased to attend and bring greetings from the Township. This was a historic first for the organizations, as local resident and Elk Deborah Sallenback was installed as the head of the Order and became the first female Grand Exalted Ruler in over 100 years!

Friday, July 21 the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 4550 held a drive to collect food, clothing, money, and pet food to deliver to those experiencing the devastating effects of the BC wild fires.

Saturday, July 22 was the Garden Party and ribbon cutting at the Michaud House; the first ever museum dedicated to Langley Memorial Hospital. The official launch date marked 70 years since the first footings were laid at Langley Memorial Hospital, known then as the Cottage Hospital.

The evening of July 22 was the Langley Minor Lacrosse Recognition Ceremony at the Langley Events Centre. I was pleased to assist with handing out trophies to these young athletes.

Upcoming Events:

  • The Amphitheatre at Willoughby Community Park has begun its free Summer Concert Series in celebration of Canada 150, events begin at 7:00pm on Thursday evenings and will run until the end of August.
  • A golf tournament will be held August 1 at Redwoods with monies going to those who have suffered such great loss during the devastating wild fires.
  • BC Brigade Days in Fort Langley, August 5 - 7
  • LEPS Demonstration Garden Blackberry Bake-off – August 17 (Judges needed)

E-Comm & Translink 

  • June 29 TransLink Mayors’ Meeting
  • July 14 Metro Regional Planning

Cllr. Bob Long

July 12 METRO Regional Parks Committee Meeting 
July 13 METRO Zero Waste Meeting
July 19 METRO Regional Parks Committee Meeting
July 19 Metro Housing Committee and Intergovernmental Committee
July 21 METRO Regional Parks Committee Tour

Cllr. Charlie Fox;

July 6 METRO Aboriginal Relations Meeting
July 7 METRO Performance & Audit Meeting
July 13 METRO Utilities Meeting

Attended by Council:

Cllr. Petrina Arnason

July 1

Canada Day Events

Cllr. David Davis July 1 BC Farm Museum Flag Raising
Cllr. Charlie Fox

July 1
July 15

BC Farm Museum Flag Raising
Aldergrove Fair Days

Cllr. Bob Long July 15 Aldergrove Fair Days
Cllr. Angie Quaale July 1 Canada Day Events
Cllr. Michelle Sparrow July 1
July 6
Council of Councils Meeting
RCMP Junior Cadets Graduation
Cllr. Blair Whitmarsh
ACTING MAYOR
June 28
July 1
July 8

Brookswood Senior Secondary Graduation Ceremony
Canada Day Events
Toy's R Us Store Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Event

Sincerely,

Mayor Frose Signature

Jack Froese, MAYOR

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