Ideal weather conditions, sunny and warm, produced a good turnout for the annual Langley Walk on Sunday afternoon.
According to the official estimate, close to 900 people took part in the annual walk, with some starting before the official 1:30 p.m. time and others who came late.
The Langley Walk was established by Pete Swensson, the Township of Langley’s first Recreation Director, to encourage residents to be more physically active, and has been held in various neighbourhoods throughout Langley Township and City since 1963.
This time, the place for the free event was the Willoughby Community Centre and Park at 7888 200 Street, where people were able to walk, run, or bike the 5 km and 10 km routes, then enjoy a free snack, more activities, and entertainment that included activities like balloon twisting, a bouncy castle and face painting.
Trophies and prizes were awarded in several categories:
Most walkers from an elementary school – R.C. Garnett
Most walkers from a middle school – Yorkson Creek
Most walkers from a secondary school – Walnut Grove
Most walkers from an organization – Langley Immanuel Christian Reformed Church
Most walkers from a family – The Humberstones
Oldest walker – Inta Schorcht (87)