For Immediate Release
Free, Fun-filled Event for All Ages…Rain or Shine!
Langley City, British Columbia – The City of Langley is excited to announce the return of one of its most significant and long-running community events. Beautiful Douglas Park and surrounding streets will be brought to life for the FREE Community Day Festival on Saturday, June 18! Park Avenue and Douglas Crescent between 204 Street and 206 Street will be closed from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm for this celebration in downtown Langley!
Following are some highlights of what promises to be a full day of fun, free, family-oriented attractions and activities:
- 11:00 am - 6:00 pm - Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival featuring over 20 food trucks, a beer garden, a BC Shop local market, and downtown Langley business sidewalk sale (hours vary by business).
- 11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Rock climbing wall, interactive sports, booths from community organizations & local businesses, fire rescue challenge, an assortment of activity stations and games, a delicious concession fundraiser in support of Douglas Park Community School (meals $5 or under), draw prizes and raffles, an art walk, and live performances including Country Cuties Dane Team and Langley Community School Suzuki Violin Groups, and more!
- 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm - Performance by award-winning children's entertainer Will's Jams featuring his high-energy rock-pop music.
- 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Performance by Krystal dos Santos celebrating the entire Motown era of music, playing all of the feel-good tunes you'll remember from the good ol' days.
Douglas Park Community School, located at 5409 206 Street, will be hosting an on-site parking fundraiser. For $5.00 (cash only) per vehicle, park all day from 8:00 am to 7:30 pm to enjoy the attractions.
"We are very excited to come together again and celebrate our community. We value and appreciate the overwhelming commitment and support of the many organizations and individuals that strengthen and support the community, and we look forward to a fun-filled day for everyone", said Community Day Chair Rosemary Wallace and Co-Chair Teri James. "In addition, a very prominent and important person in our City's history is also being honoured as part of the event this year. We are delighted to be acknowledging former Mayor Marlene Grinnell as the founder of the first Community Day 28 years ago. Because of her legacy, we can bring this event to our City year after year."
The City will also present the Summer Street Banner Program Call to Artists winner, Autumn Kim, who was awarded a $1,000 honorarium for both designs earlier this year. At the event, she will receive two full-sized prints of each of her banner designs now up in downtown Langley. Her artwork reflects the diverse, multicultural, and inclusive banner theme while maintaining relevance to the character and charm of the City of Langley and the work that the City is doing to support active, healthy lifestyles through arts, culture, and recreation.
There will also be a variety of presentations and prizes throughout the day from various vendors and attendees. For more detailed information about Community Day in Langley City, please visit the Community Day webpage.
Media Inquiries :
Samantha Paulson, Communications Officer