Wyatt was among the 300 children and their parents who spent the day at Aldor Acres on June 17, for the annual Family Picnic. The event, hosted in conjunction with Langley Child Development Centre, celebrates local families who are receiving or have received services from the agency. LCDC serves families with children who have developmental delays or life-limiting illnesses.

Wyatt was among the 300 children and their parents who spent the day at Aldor Acres on June 17, for the annual Family Picnic. The event, hosted in conjunction with Langley Child Development Centre, celebrates local families who are receiving or have received services from the agency. LCDC serves families with children who have developmental delays or life-limiting illnesses.

Fun on the farm with Langley Child Development Centre

Aldor Acres played host to 300 at annual picnic for families with children who have developmental delays or life-limiting illnesses

Langley Child Development Centre’s annual Family Picnic is being called a huge success, with more than 300 parents and children getting to spend a day on the farm at Aldor Acres on June 17.

Each year, LCDC hosts a family picnic to celebrate the families who have received or are receiving services from Langley Child Development.

It’s an opportunity to come together in a safe and supportive environment to share in the common experience of having children with unique challenges — from delays related to premature birth, to a diagnosis of Down Syndrome or autism, to facing a life limiting illness  —  these are some of the experiences that Langley families face on a daily basis, said Cora Boecker, of LCDC.

Families were grateful for the range of activities available for their children — who have varying needs and abilities — from hayrides and a petting zoo to face painting and arts and crafts.  A new addition this year were the farm-themed sensory bins. They are great for children of all ages and abilities, but especially for those with sensory processing disorders, said Boecker.

The Langley Child Development Centre is thankful for the support of Aldor Acres owners who donate the farm and their time to the family picnic. Sponsors also help to make this event possible, including Murray Latta Progressive Machine, Millennium Landscaping, The Wishing Star Lapointe Psychology Services, Canada Ticket and  John Pybus and Mike Thomson.