Doug Fraser performs at free seniors' tea

Free tea honours and entertains seniors

Seniors’ Spring Tea will be presented at the Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Centre, 26770 – 29 Avenue, from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7.

Some very special people in the community will be treated to an afternoon of tea and entertainment on Tuesday, June 7.

The annual Seniors’ Spring Tea will be presented by the Township of Langley at the Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Centre, 26770 – 29 Avenue, from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7. The free event is being held in celebration of Seniors’ Week.

“Seniors play such a huge role in our community and this is our way of thanking them,” said Hannah Bennett, recreation leader with the Township of Langley.

“We hope they enjoy this chance to socialize and enjoy some refreshments and live entertainment.”

Tea, sandwiches, and strawberry shortcake will be served by local high school students who have volunteered to greet the guests.

Douglas Fraser will provide the entertainment. A band leader, vocalist, banjo and tenor guitar player, Fraser hails from three generations of professional entertainers and has been on stage since the age of three. He was part of the jug band resurgence in the 1960s, has played jazz in concert coast to coast, and has been on many television shows, movies, and radio shows throughout the years.

Children from the daycare within the centre will also be singing a few songs.

“The Seniors’ Network has done much of the organizing and a lot of local businesses have donated to the tea,” said Bennett.

“We encourage local seniors to come out and enjoy themselves at this Seniors’ Week event.”

To register, call 604-533-6144.

Also during Seniors Week, those aged 50-plus are invited to pick up a free Active Legacy Pass, which will give them to access to a variety of activities throughout Langley from June 1 to 7. The pass is a legacy of the 2014 BC Seniors Games, and events will be put on by the Township of Langley and the City of Langley with assistance from the Brookswood Senior Centre, Fraser Health, Langley Community Planning: Seniors in Action, and the Langley Seniors Resources Society.

The Active Legacy Pass is available at Township of Langley community recreation centres and other locations throughout the community. For more information and pass locations, visit tol.ca/events.