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Trouble viewing this email? Read it online Langley City April eNewsletter Find out what's happening in your community! Did You Know? Did you know that the City has a Door-to-Door Canvassing Policy that establishes rules for individuals conducting door-to-door solicitation on behalf of registered charities? The City of Langley requires door-to-door canvassers to apply to Council for permission to canvass in the city and canvassers must carry a copy of their approved application with them when canvassing and present it to members of the public upon request. To view the policy click here.
#LangleyCityConnects Neighbourhood Meetings 6:00pm - 8:00pm Thursday, May 2, Blacklock Elementary School Gym, 5100 206 Street, Langley Tuesday, May 14, Nicomekl Elementary School Gym, 20050 53 Avenue, Langley Wednesday, May 15, Uplands Elementary School Gym, 4471 207 A Street, Langley Langley City residents are invited to attend Langley City’s 5th Annual #LangleyCityConnects Neighbourhood Meetings. Meet and engage with your City Council representatives, learn about each City department, and meet senior staff who provide a range of programs and services, and the Langley RCMP will be in attendance in discuss any concerns in your neighbourhood. Learn about community projects achieved this year, the range of programs and services the City offers, and provide feedback on upcoming initiatives. All residents are welcome and are encouraged to attend a meeting in their area. No RSVP required. The Mayor will be speaking at 6:15 pm, and an open house format is scheduled for residents to go discuss their concerns, suggestions or questions with Council and senior staff, and explore the different department offerings. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn about City services and initiatives: • Strategic Plan • Nexus of Community Vision • Nicomekl River District Plan • OCP & Zoning Bylaw Updates • Neighbourhood Profiles & Planning • Fire Prevention & Safety • Park Upgrades & Trail Improvements • 2019 Financial Plan • Fitness Programs & Recreation Amenities • Bylaw Enforcement • Police Services
Join us for Youth Week 2019!! Get ready for one week of free or low-cost (and awesome) community events for youth taking place from May 1-7! FVRL GEOCACHE TREASURE HUNT Wednesday May 1, 2019 Treasure hunt begins at 5pm Langley City Library - Ardron Meeting Room Grades 6-12 Discover the joy of geocaching! Learn the basics and find geocaches buried in and around the Langley City Library and Timms Community Centre. Free snacks and refreshments provided by FVRL! BOB ROSS PAINTING & FREE DINNER Thursday May 2, 2019 2pm-6pm Langley Youth Resource Centre Ages 12-24 Drop-in for free at the Langley Youth HUB! Let’s paint some happy little trees, and remember...There are no mistakes, only happy accidents! All supplies and free dinner included. After-school shuttle bus to the LYRC available run by Youth Unlimited! Bus pickup locations: H.D. Stafford, Langley Secondary School, and Timms Community Centre. SCREENAGERS MOVIE NIGHT Thursday May 2, 2019 6:30pm-9pm Langley Secondary School Free tickets available at EventBrite.ca Hosted by the Langley Children Committee, Screenagers dives deep into how technology impacts kid’s development and the challenges of parenting in the digital world. Free popcorn provided by the Langley Youth Council! HAWAII ON ICE TEEN SKATE Friday May 3, 2019 7:30pm-9:30pm Canlan Ice Sports - Twin Rinks Grades 6-12 Bust out your best tacky Hawaiian shirts for our Hawaii on ice free drop-in teen skate! Live DJ on the ice, so get your song requests ready. Free snacks and refreshments for skaters. YOUTH GLOW DANCE PARTY Saturday May 4, 2019 7pm-10pm Timms Community Centre Grades 6-12 Dress up in white or neon, show up in glow paint, or wear your best LED accessories. Get ready to dance the night away, or just chill (and glow) with your friends! Free snacks! LANGLEY WALK YOUTH BOOTH Sunday May 5, 2019
Entertainment starts at 12pm Aldergrove Athletic Park Register for free on site Participants can walk, run, or bike a 5km or 10km route and enjoy entertainment and activities including face painting, games, and bouncy castles. 3 VS 3 BASKETBALL TOURNEY (GR.6-8) Monday May 6, 2019 3pm-5pm H.D. Stafford Middle School Grades 6-8 Grab a couple of friends and register your team of 3 for $3! All players must be in grades 6-8. Come watch the tournament! Prizes for top teams. Registration Link: https://forms.gle/4SJMGipMNu13XMxB8 3 VS 3 BASKETBALL TOURNEY (GR.9-12) Tuesday May 7, 2019 5pm-9pm Timms Community Centre Grades 9-10/11-12 Grab a couple of friends and register your team of 3 for $3! Two age categories: Junior & Senior. Come watch the tournament and 3-point shot competition! Prizes for top teams. Registration Link: https://forms.gle/4SJMGipMNu13XMxB8
Have your say on rapid transit south of the Fraser Public Engagement Opportunities in-person and online Public engagement on the proposed Surrey Langley SkyTrain and rapid transit planning for the 104th Avenue and King George Boulevard corridors started on April 4, 2019. The Mayors’ Council’s 10-Year Vision includes 27-kilometres of rapid transit along the Fraser Highway, 104th Avenue and King George Boulevard corridors. We encourage people across the region to share their feedback, which will help to inform our planning. Survey questions will help us learn more about: The level of familiarity with rapid transit priorities found in the 10-Year Vision The level of support for the proposed Surrey Langley SkyTrain What the public values when it comes to transit investment
Talk to TransLink: Until April 26, we invite the public to complete the survey online or at one of four open houses: Date Time Location Address Thursday April 11 3-8 pm Langley City Hall 20399 Douglas Crescent Monday, April 15 3-8 pm Surrey Sport & Leisure #100-16555 Fraser Complex Highway Tuesday, April 16 3-8 pm Surrey City Hall 13450 104 Avenue Wednesday, April 17 3-8 pm Newton Seniors’ 13775 70 Avenue Centre You’ll also find us at Surrey’s Party for the Planet (Saturday, April 13), Surrey’s Vaisakhi Parade (Saturday, April 20), and select transit hubs. Feedback from this engagement will be incorporated into the update to the Mayors’ Council in July 2019. For more information, visit www.surreylangleyskytrain.ca Discover Langley City Restaurant Guide Hot off the presses, is the brand new Restaurant guide for Langley City. This is a 4 page guide that provides a listing of the different types of food and beverage options in a bright and colourful format.
You can pick yours up from the City Hall, at an event this summer where we have an exhibit set up or download from our website. Events, Programs and Campaigns happening in Langley City Earth Day native planting & invasive species removal Brydon Lagoon Langley Tuesday, April 23, 2019 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Brydon Lagoon, 198a Street and 53 Ave, Pitch-In Day Langley Saturday, April 27, 2019 Langley City and Lower Mainland Green 9:00 am to 11:00 am Team have partnered to bring you this Earth City Park Picnic Gazebo - 4949 207 Street Day activity! To register for the Pitch-In and help clean up the parks and event, click here. trails in your neighbourhood. On Saturday, April 27 Langley City staff will be on-site, at the small picnic gazebo located in City Park near the main parking lot off of 207th Street, to provide you with the clean up supplies and equipment to use for the day. No pre-registration is required. For more information, email email@example.com Fraser Valley Regional Library (FVRL) Events & Programs Babytime Mondays, 2:00 - 2:30 pm Storytime Thursdays, 10:30 - 11:00 am LEGO Club Mondays, 4:00 - 5:30 pm Close Knit Langley National Canadian Film Day Tuesdays, 2:30 – 5:00 pm Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Scrabble Club 9:30am Start Wednesdays, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Langley City Hall Council Chambers - Big Library Read 20399 Douglas Crescent Big Library Read is the first ever global ebook club! It’s a reading program that National Canadian Film Day is a massive connects readers around the world to the one-day, coast-to-coast-to-coast celebration same ebook at the same time without any of Canadian cinema. To celebrate, Langley wait lists or holds. The next title, Homes: A City is hosting a screening of "Away from Refugee Story, is a Canada Reads 2019 Her" at City Hall in the Council Chambers. selection. FVRL customers can sign out their copy at FVRL’s OverDrive page or on More about the film: Away from Her (rated the Libby app, from April 1 to 15. PG) MedWatch Based on Alice Munro’s short story “The Tuesday, April 9, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Bear Came Over the Mountain,” this moving Within 48 hours of being hospitalized 50% film tells the story of Fiona (Christie) and of adults 65 need someone to make a least Grant (Pinsent), a couple who have been 1 medical decision for them. Who will speak married for over 40 years. As Fiona’s for you if you are unable to? Join us at the “forgetfulness” grows worse, the couple are library to learn how to: forced to come to terms with the fact that it is actually Alzheimer’s, and she is placed in Talk with family and health care a new nursing home. providers about your healthcare wishes. At the end of the difficult 30-day “no visitor” Complete your MedWatch policy, Grant comes to visit Fiona, except Emergency Health Plan documents. there are some wrinkles: Fiona remembers Have your medical information and little of the life they shared, and has found a health care decisions accessible to new partner in the home. Beginning a first responders and emergency journey that will test the bond they’ve department physicians. shared for decades, Grant must draw upon his deep love for Fiona in order to adjust to Code with Ozobots this reality, and help ensure her continued Thursday, April 11, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm happiness and support. Meet the Ozobots – the pocket-sized coding robots that come with infinite ways to play, An enduring love story with a powerful create and share. Learn to program by message about friendship, generosity and drawing coloured lines on paper. These cute devotion, Away From Her was nominated little robots will follow the lines and respond for two Oscars and won over 39 other to colour codes by changing their speed, awards. It won seven Genies, including Best direction or LED light colour. Once you learn Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay, the basics, you can program these robots among others. through a series of challenges using drag- and-drop coding. This interactive program is Click Here to learn more about the film and a great introduction to coding, about National Canadian Film Day computational thinking and digital exploration for kids in Grades 4 to 6. Presented in partnership with Science World British Columbia. Separation and Divorce Mediation Tuesday, April 16, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and Thursday, May 9, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Separation and divorce is a time of significant stress, vulnerability, and change – even if your situation is amicable. Spend some time with professional mediators to learn, ask questions, and gain an understanding of what is involved in a separation. (The same program is being offered at two different dates/times.) Friends of the Library Tuesday, April 16, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
4th Annual RootBeer Festival Titles & Tea Book Club Tuesday, April 16, 2:00 – 3:00 pm Saturday, May 25, 2019 Writers Critiques 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Wednesday, April 17, 7:00 – 8:30 pm Douglas Park, 20550 Douglas Crescent If writing is your passion, this is the gathering for you. Prose writers (new and Celebrate Everything Rootbeer with over 50 experienced) of almost any genre will read different Rootbeers from across North their work publicly, followed by group America available for tasting, Rootbeer feedback. A partnership with the Langley floats, Rootbeer pastries, Rootbeer cotton Writers’ Guild. candy, Rootbeer candy and other foods, entertainment, and vendors will be on site. Easter Storytime with Egg Hunt and Rootbeer sales by the case will be Crafts available(our suggestion is to bring a Thursday, April 18, 10:30 am - 11:30 am wagon!). Parking is limited in the area so Celebrate Easter with a special extended please carpool, and Transit is close by. Storytime. Join us for stories, songs, crafts and activities, including an Easter Egg Hunt! Wednesday Wonders Wednesday, April 24, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Adults and teens with developmental challenges and their caregivers can drop in to join library staff for songs, stories, crafts, and other entertaining activities that make Wednesdays wonderful. Freshly Picked: An Afternoon with Jane Reid Friday, April 26, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm In celebration of Earth Day, join us for a special event with Jane Reid, author of Freshly Picked: A Locavore’s Love Affair with BC’s Bounty. Jane became a local food fan after moving to BC, first to the productive Fraser Valley, and later to Whistler, close to the picturesque and fertile Pemberton Valley. After raising a family with her husband and working as a pharmacist for many years, Jane was able to combine her love of the written word with her passion for locally grown foods in her newest book. Art Critiques Monday, April 29, 6:45 – 8:45 pm Visual artists at every stage of their careers are invited to bring their artwork and receive constructive feedback from a professional artist, as well as the group. Sponsored by the Langley Arts Council. Money Matters Money Matters is an introductory financial literacy program designed for adult learners. These workshops reduce anxiety and increase your confidence in managing your money. Join us for one or more of these core program workshops. All are on Tuesdays from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Spending Plans and Budgeting (April 30) Banking Basics (May 7)
Credit and Borrowing (May 14) Savings and RESPs (May 21) Super Star Wars Storytime and Craft Thursday, May 2, 10:30 am – 11:30 am Celebrate the upcoming holidays “Free Comic Book Day” and “May the Fourth” with this special extended Storytime. Read books, sing songs, and make some super cool themed crafts to take home. Whether your favourite heroes come from the pages of a comic book or a galaxy far, far away, everyone is sure to have lots of action- packed fun! Langley Weavers and Spinners Guild Thursday, May 2, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm New members are welcome, and all levels of experience are embraced! #ThinkThriceAboutYourClothes Cubetto Launch Friday, May 3, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Reduce, repair and re-use your clothes It is never too early to begin learning logic to help minimize landfill waste and coding! Cubetto is a friendly wooden robot that teaches children the basics of On average, we buy three times more computer programming through stories and clothes than we did in the 80’s, and it is activities. estimated that one garbage truck full of clothing is landfilled globally every second. Mother’s Day Storytime and Craft Thursday, May 9, 10:30 am – 11:30 am Cheaper clothing, fast fashion trends, and Celebrate Mother’s Day and make a special an overall increase in consumption is gift for Mom in this special extended resulting in more and more clothing waste! Storytime. Join us for stories, songs, and Did you know that in Metro Vancouver we threw away 44 million pounds of clothing fun crafts to take home. last year? Please visit our website at fvrl.ca for a full listing of events. It’s time we Think Thrice about our clothes. For more information on how to reduce, repair and re-use, visit www.clothesarentgarbage.ca
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