Langley City April eNewsletter - Find out what's happening in your community! - City of Langley

Langley City April eNewsletter - Find out what's happening in your community! - City of Langley
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                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.
Langley City April eNewsletter - Find out what's happening in your community! - City of Langley
#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

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
Langley City April eNewsletter - Find out what's happening in your community! - City of Langley
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!
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!

Thursday May 2, 2019
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.

Thursday May 2, 2019
Langley Secondary School
Free tickets available at

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!

Friday May 3, 2019
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.

Saturday May 4, 2019
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!

Sunday May 5, 2019
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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.

Monday May 6, 2019
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:

Tuesday May 7, 2019
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
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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
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Talk to TransLink: Until April 26, we invite the public to complete the survey online or at one of four open

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

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

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.
Langley City April eNewsletter - Find out what's happening in your community! - City of Langley
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                Fraser Valley Regional Library
                                                        (FVRL) Events & Programs
                                                        Mondays, 2:00 - 2:30 pm

                                                        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 April eNewsletter - Find out what's happening in your community! - City of Langley
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.
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
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
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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
                                              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)
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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!
                                                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
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 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,
You can also read
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