Birthday combined with Community Day

Birthday combined with Community Day

Looking for something to celebrate on Saturday? How about the 60th birthday of the City of Langley. This year’s Langley Community Day is a celebration focusing on family fun, plenty of action and honouring Langley’s incorporation in 1955.

With three entertainment areas, Douglas Park will be packed to the sidewalks and spilling out onto downtown Langley streets with music on June 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Look to the Spirit Square stage in the park for the classic rock band Liquid Courage.

McBurney Plaza will be hosting the musical duo, the Lounge Brothers with moves by Dancing for Dessert, and watch the poodle skirts twirl at Innes Corner with the Rockin Robins.

Due to a decline in participation, organizers have put the parade on hold, but Kim Hilton, director of recreation, culture and community services with the City, noted there will be lots of things to do in the park and beyond as the site has been expanded this year.

“Lots of community groups are coming out to promote what they have to offer,” she said.

Numerous booths will be set up around the celebration site for the community.

There will be a Kids Zone complete with games, bouncy castles, facepainting, balloon art and even an opportunity for kids to make a last minute gift for dad.

“There is a construction area,” Hilton said. “Whatever they want to make, lumber, hammers, nails, and saws are all provided. They can give it to their dad the next day for Father’s Day if they want to.”

The firefighter challenge is open to kids, youth and adults to compete in challenges similar to what a firefighter goes through on a regular basis from handling a firehose to running obstacles. If tug-of-war is the preferred challenge, that will be part of the celebration, too. Simply enter a team of eight to 10 people at the event.

“The Highland games will be back of course,” noted Hilton. “And Circus Lab will be performing as well, and there will be a hot air balloon coming to give rides.”

Raffle prizes of a barbeque and planters created by the mayor and each of the City councillors will be won by ticket holders still on site when the draws are conducted, towards the end of the event.

If all that isn’t enough to do, the Youth Zone will feature a climbing wall and inflatable obstacle course and lawn bowling will be on all day at the Langley Lawn Bowling Club.

It promises to be a big birthday celebration for everyone to enjoy.

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