The Langleys helped Canada turn 145 in style over the weekend
Canada Day parties were held at the Fort Langley National Historic Site and Langley Centennial Museum and, south of the freeway, at McLeod Athletic Park and next door in the Langley Christian Life Assembly parking lot.
At the Fort, 60 new citizens from more than 20 countries were sworn in as new Canadians as part of Sunday’s citizenship ceremony.
Congratulating the new citizens was a number of dignitaries including Langley MP Mark Warawa, Fort Langley-Aldergrove MP Rich Coleman, Kwantlen First Nation elder Lekeyten, and Langley Township Mayor Jack Froese.
Visitors tucked into two giant birthday cakes, music was supplied by the White Spot Pipe Band, and kids were kept busy as they ran with bales, pushed wheelbarrows, or tested their strength in series a tug-of-war events.
Among the highlights of the Langley Centennial Museum celebration was a Langley Arts Council barbecue fundraiser, in support of local arts.
On the MAP oval field, people gathered Sunday in an attempt to create the largest ever living flag, nationally and internationally. The goal was to shatter a 2007 world record, set in Hong Kong.
The Langley celebration – featuring vendors, musical performances, and a variety of food – was held over two days Saturday and Sunday, and wrapped up with a Canada Day fireworks finale July 1 at 10:30 p.m.