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Greater Langley parade expansion postponed until next year

Intstead of Ft. Langley and Willoughby, the Aldergrove parade will now begin at 9:45 a.m.

Organizer Mike Robinson announced last week the Aldergrove Fair is postponing the Greater Langley Canada Day Parade, which was to extend to Willoughby and Fort Langley.

“We nearly got everything ironed out for expanding Aldergrove’s Canada Day Parade to include Willoughby and Fort Langley. But, unfortunately, we’ve had to hold off on the expansion until 2020,” Robinson explained last Thursday.

“There were several traffic planning issues we’ve been working to solve, but it’s taken a lot longer than expected,” Robinson added.

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“In the end we simply ran out of time to get the very many pieces all lined up.”

The committee ensures that parade participants and Township liaisons in Willoughby and Fort Langley “are on board” for next year’s 30-kilometre-length parade.

In the meantime, the fair committee is still proceeding with its usual Canada Day Celebration Parade in Aldergrove for 2019.

The event will, however, start at a different time, Robinson explained. It will commence at 9:45 a.m. (instead of 11 a.m.) to accommodate representatives from the Township.

The route will run along Fraser Highway, from its intersection with Old Yale Road to 273rd Street, with floats dispersing south along 273rd Street at the end of the event.

For the most up-to-date information- including maps, please visit www.CanadaParade.ca.

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