Aldergrove-based Greater Vancouver Zoo brings critters to the Canada Day party in Willoughby.

Canada 150 celebrated at Township events

Twice as much Canada Day fun in the Township of Langley

Every Canada Day two times the fun can be found in the Township of Langley, as free family-oriented events are presented in both Fort Langley and Willoughby.

This year, the nation will be marking a very special birthday, and that means there will be more to see, do, and enjoy on Saturday, July 1, as Langley celebrates Canada 150.

The Township of Langley, Langley Events Centre, and 93.7 JRfm are once again partnering to present the Langley Canada Day JRBQ, along with title sponsor C & D Logistics. The event returns to Willoughby Community Park, next to the Langley Events Centre at 7888 – 200 Street, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Parking and admission is free.

During the celebration, visitors can enjoy live musical performances and entertainment, a spray park, food trucks, and a barbecue to benefit Basics for Babies. Founded by JRfm in 1994, the program supports Lower Mainland Food Banks by providing diapers, baby food, formula, and other items for little ones in need.

A Kids’ Zone will be set up to keep youngsters busy with face painting, mini golf, Pacific Trackless Trains, community vendors, arts and crafts, and inflatables.

A Canada Day ceremony will be held at 2 p.m., and throughout the day, country music performers and other entertainers will take to the JRfm Stage. Featured artists include Ashley Pater, Myles Murphy, Shawn Austin, and the Greater Vancouver Zoo.

The newly built Willoughby Amphitheatre will also be in full swing with children’s entertainers, including Norden the Magician, the Springman Family Band, Dianna David, and Circus Lab.

For more information on the Langley Canada Day JRBQ, visit tol.ca/canadaday or call 604-882-8800.

In Fort Langley, known as the Birthplace of B.C., Canada’s 150th birthday will be celebrated at the Langley Centennial Museum, 9135 King Street, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The free event will feature old-fashioned games and crafts, face painting, and live entertainment, including performances from the Celtica Highland Dance School, Douglas Fraser, Garth Johannesson, Genuine Jug Band, Glisha Dela Cruz, Hanyang Traditional Chinese Dancers, Kellie Haines Ventriloquist, and Kunda African Culture Music and Dance.

A Canada Day ceremony will be held at the Langley Centennial Museum at 12:30 p.m., and visitors are invited to enjoy a slice of birthday cake for Canada.

As well, family-oriented activities will be offered all along King Street in partnership with the neighbouring B.C. Farm Museum, which is presenting a petting zoo and tractor rides. The Farm Museum will start Canada Day with a flag raising ceremony at 10 a.m., along with a pancake breakfast put on by the Fort Langley Lions Club.

The Canada Day in Historic Fort Langley Passport will also return this year. Participants are invited to get their passport stamped from at least six different arts, cultural, and heritage organizations for a chance to win a prize basket worth more than $250.

For more information on Canada Day at the Langley Centennial Museum, visit tol.ca/canadaday or call 604-532-3536.

 

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