The firefighters challenge for kids is always popular at Community Day. Times file photo

The firefighters challenge for kids is always popular at Community Day. Times file photo

Third decade for Community Day in Langley City

Free family-friendly event held in Douglas Park

This Saturday, June 17, the Community Day Celebration, the official kick-start to summer in the City of Langley, will take over Douglas Park with family-friendly events, kid activities and games.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. visitors to the park at 20550 Douglas Cres. can experience community booths, a small farmers market, drop-in hockey, a teen activity zone, a kids activity zone, BBQ fundraiser, live music and dance.

And one of the highlights, the Junior Firefighters Challenge, put on by Langley City firefighters.

Youngsters have a chance to slip on child-size firefighters’ gear, use the hose and take on an obstacle challenge.

Fire trucks and firefighters will also be in the park.

This year, the event is also a celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday.

The event, now in its third decade, was started by then-mayor Mayor Marlene Grinnell as a way of promoting non-profit community services and grown over the years, adding organizations and events.

Admission is free.