Mayor's Report

July 27, 2020

Good evening everyone,

Last week, I had the opportunity to visit one of our many local growers, Charlie, who runs a blueberry farm in Aldergrove (16 Avenue and 264 Street). This is such a great time of year in the Township, which has an abundance of businesses that grow and produce everything from fresh fruit, berries, and veggies, to wine and beer, cheese, meat, and baked goods. There is so much to enjoy in our backyard and we encourage everyone to support our local businesses and Eat Local and Buy Local this summer.

I had the pleasure of presenting this year’s John and Muriel Arnason Award to Carol Paulson and Dave Melnychuk, founding directors of the Langley Sustainable Agriculture Foundation, who have been helping ensure farmers and food production thrive into the future since the volunteer-run organization was created in 2011.

As well, the Pete Swensson Outstanding Community Youth Award was presented to Prabhasha Wickramarachchi of Walnut Grove Secondary School, who has an average of 97% in her studies, is a top track and field athlete, and is an active volunteer who founded Operation S.H.E. – Safety, Health, and Education, an organization which purchases supplies for a girls’ orphanage in Sri Lanka.

Tomorrow our top volunteer of the year will be recognized when the Eric Flowerdew Volunteer Award is presented to Nigel Easton. Easton was manager of the Langley Curling Centre and helped bring several high-profile events to Langley Township, including the 2020 New Holland Canadian Junior Curling Championships, and has worked to make sports accessible to everyone. He is also active with the Nicomekl Enhancement Society.

Congratulations to all of this year’s recipients and thank you to the many wonderful volunteers who go above and beyond to make the Township an exceptional community.

I want to wish everyone a safe and healthy summer and we will see you all in September.

Sincerely,

Mayor Frose Signature

Jack Froese, MAYOR

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