Langley’s “Manners Lady” Judi Vankevich spoke to international students who are going to school in Langley this year at a special welcoming event at the Muriel Arnason Library last Wednesday

International students welcomed to Langley

A special event on Wednesday, Oct. 16 welcomed international students and their home stay families.

Over 100 Langley international students and homestay parents were greeted and welcomed to Langley by Township Mayor Jack Froese and City Acting Mayor Ted Schaffer at Langley’s first annual International Students’ Day at the Muriel Arnason Library.

Students enjoyed getting their photos taken with the mayors as well as having fun with master of ceremonies Judi Vankevich. They learned simple memory tricks on how to remember how to say “Hi” in each other’s language, practicing firm and friendly handshakes with each other and the value of a friendly smile as they pass other students in the hall.

Many other special guests were on hand for the event as well.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Langley beekeepers on alert for giant honeybee-murdering hornets recently sighted

Aldergrove beekeeper Bryn Jones ‘concerned’ after South Langley giant Asian hornet sighting

McLeod Athletic Park still closed as $5 million upgrades near completion

Park will host National Track and Field Championships and BC High School Championships

Beatniks Bistro donates $4,000 to Langley School District Foundation

Executive director Susan Cairns said $32,500 is spent every week to help feed Langley families

Solidarity demonstration planned for Abbotsford on Friday

People gathering to protest police brutality and systemic racism in downtown Abbotsford

Real estate market sees ‘thaw’ in Langley

Sales are still low, but are rebounding

B.C. records four new COVID-19 cases, Abbotsford hospital outbreak cleared

Four senior home outbreaks also declared over, eight still active

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

Thanks for helping the Aldergrove Star to continue its mission to provide trusted local news

RCMP, coroner investigate murder-suicide on Salt Spring Island

Two dead, police say there is no risk to the public

About 30% of B.C. students return to schools as in-class teaching restarts amid pandemic

Education minister noted that in-class instruction remains optional

Trudeau avoids questions about anti-racism protesters dispersed for Trump photo-op

Prime minister says racism is an issue Canadians must tackle at home, too

Bateman program encourages people to sketch outside, connect with nature

#MyNatureSketch initiative encourages Canadians to become ‘bright-eyed three year olds’

Be cautious expanding COVID-19 bubble, Dr. Bonnie Henry tells B.C.

Senior homes stay off-limits as schools, businesses reopen

NDP getting COVID-19 wage subsidy ‘indirectly,’ B.C. Liberal leader says

B.C. NDP says Andrew Wilkinson is wrong about federal link

Most Read