Langley: Langley’s International Festival Society had a very successful media launch for the Langley Canada Day celebrations On May 27th. Introducing the event, Bob Barrett, the president of the Langley International Festival Society said that this year the society has joined hands with the Township of Langley, Tourism Langley, Langley Events Centre, Langley School District, Fraser Valley Regional Library and many others to put on a four day, from June 28th to July 1st, spectacular celebration like never seen before in this growing community.
Mark Warawa, M.P. said, “Langley’s International Festival and Canada Day Celebrations are an important way for our community to celebrate Canada through sports, our various cultures, and our common heritage as Canadians. Every year tens of thousands of people gather to enjoy the exciting, family-fun celebrations that Langley has to offer. I look forward to celebrating Canada Day with Langley residents over the course of the four-day series of events held at the Langley Events Centre and nearby Willoughby Community Park.”
Wishing the best to the event, Fort Langley-Aldergrove MLA Rich Coleman said, “The world identifies Canada as a multicultural society and a model of tolerance and acceptance for other countries to follow. So it is very fitting that the Langley International Festival is being celebrated on the same day as Canada Day.”
Township of Langley Mayor Jack Froese attended the event along with Councillor Grant Ward and Councillor Charlie Fox. In his speech, Mayor Froese said, “Canada Day has become a much loved tradition in Langley. We look forward to seeing what the International Festival Society has in store for us this year, as we explore all the cultures that make our community so vibrant and celebrate what it is to be Canadian.”
The Mexico Vivo Dance Group entertained the attendees with a fabulous dance item. Mun Bagri from Langley Tourism confirmed that 600 players will be participating in five different sport tournaments during the first two days on June 28 and 29th.
At the end of the event, Dr. Sarwan Singh Randhawa, society’s Communication and Media Director, thanked the dignitaries, the media, the sponsors, and the partners for their help and joining the society in announcing the celebrations.