In the wake of COVID-19 outbreak being declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), many events are being postponed or even cancelled to prevent further spreading.
Health Minister Adrian Dix has banned all events with more than 50 people amid COVID-19 spreading concerns.
– United Churches of Langley Ceilidh, which was set for March 19 in Fort Langley, has been cancelled. Ceilidh coordinator Jack Williamson said the decision was made “in keeping with the recommendations, particularly social distancing, to help slow the spread of Covid-19 virus.
– The Township of Langley’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Event, which was scheduled for April 2, has been postponed. “We will communicate updates regarding a future event date,” said Township special events coordinator Sarah Regehr.
– The Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation said their annual gala, set for May 23, is currently up in the air. While at statement said planning continues, a confirmation will be released in the near future if the event’s date will be subject to change.
– Aldergrove Rotary Club’s annual Lobsterfest fundraiser, which was set for April 25, has also been postponed. “We have a loyal following, and we hope everyone will understand,” said communications manager Janet Ingram-Johnson.
– Langley School District theatre productions are currently post-poned which includes Walnut Grove Secondary School’s production of The Little Mermaid, April 2 to April 11.
– Trinity Western University has temporarily postponed their SAMC theatre events for March and April. Productions of The Tempest, running March 17 to 28 through SAMC Theatre, David Squires premiere of Gardens: A Sacred Oratoriom and the SAMC 10 year celebration are postponed until further notice.
– Langley Community Music School’s Family Intro to Music Night set for Thursday, March 19, will be postponed until further notice.
– The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley “Roaring ’20s” charity gala planned for April 4 at the Coast Hotel and Convention Centre has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 3rd.
– Kensington Prairie Farm SHEARING 2020 event, previously scheduled for April 3 and 4, will be cancelled.
– Royal Canadian Theatre Company’s production of Screwball Comedy has been cancelled.
– Parks Canada is planning to close all National Parks, which will include Fort Langley National Historic Site. No official statement has been released as of Tuesday, March 17 on a closing time.
– Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne’s performance with the Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival’s inaugural Jazz in the Vine series installment was for March 19 at Glass House Estate Winery.
Karen Zukas, co-founder and executive director of the festival, said they are planning on rescheduling the Kenny Blues Boss Wayne and Blue Moon Marque concerts to the fall and will let ticket holders and others know as soon as they finalize details.
– Langley Centennial Museum is closed until further notice while the B.C. Farm Museum, which originally had an April 1st opening date, will be delayed until later in the month.
– A poetry reading by Ontario-based poet Allan Briesmaster originally set for March 27 at Fort Gallery is cancelled.
– Theatre in the Country has decided t close its doors for the next two and a half months until May 31st due to COVID-19 concerns. Their production of Dinner With Friends, originally slated for April 16-25 has been rescheduled for June 4-20, Catch Me If You Can, slated for June 4 -20, is rescheduled for July 30 to Aug. 13.
– Greater Vancouver Zoo is closed until further notice.
– The Canadian Museum of Flight is closed until further notice.
– Langley Player’s Club has postponed their upcoming theatre production of The Arsonists until further notice.
– Variety children’s charity’s One Night in the Valley Gala on Saturday, April 4th at Glass House Estate Winery has been postponed
• Stay tuned. We will update this story, as we learn about more events impacted one way or the other in Langley.
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