Nine-year-old Caleb Broad played in an inflatable ball at the 2017 Community Day celebration. Langley Times file photo

Community Day celebrates multiculturalism in Langley City

The 24th annual event takes place at Douglas Park on June 16

Langley City is celebrating its 24th annual Community Day with a multicultural music themed event.

On Saturday, June 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., stop by Douglas Park to hear a variety of talented musicians and performers, including Kwantlen First Nations drumers and dancers, the Seabillys Celtic music band, the Le Plaisir Chinese and Taiwanese traditional dancers, the Surrey Firefighters Pipes n’ Drums, the Ava Bhangra Indian Dancers, Suki Indian Folk Music and Maria Hillmer and Her Mexico Vivo dancer group.

The event will also include a delicious concession fundraiser in support of Douglas Park Community School (meals $5 or under) and an assortment of free activities and games for kids, teens, adults and seniors alike.

“This year’s event focuses on multiculturalism and diversity, and features musical performers that represent the various cultures in our neighbourhoods and surrounding communities,” said Mayor Ted Schaffer in a press release.

“Community Day is all about inspiring individuals, businesses and community groups to come together to strengthen community pride and reinforce community togetherness and belonging.”

Some of the free activities include face painting, kids crafts, bouncy castles and a bouncy castle slide combo, Extreme Rush, 77’ Obstacle Course, Monster Basketball, ball hockey arena, Hamster Ball Race, Hungry Hippo Chow Down, The Eliminator, 9-Hole Mini Golf Course, Rock Wall, Bingo and a Kids Fire Firefighter Challenge.

Residents are also encouraged to bring their bikes to the event for the RCMP free bike registration program, which allows police to assist if making an insurance claim.

During the event, attendees can sign up to win $200 in gift cards to Save-On-Foods, a Parks Department custom wooden bench or one of the seven council designed planters.

Another contest is also launching at Community Day this year, Summer in the City Giveaways. At every Langley City event or activity this summer, attendees can submit a completed entry form to win up to $200 in prizes, and if they take a photo/selfie at the event, tag @LangleyCity with #LCThePlacetoBe they will get another chance to win.

Prizes will be announced via social media and participant must be able to pick up the prize at Langley City Hall, 20399 Douglas Crescent.

For more info, visit city.langley.bc.ca.



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