Kick off your shoes and dance, wander the marketplace, or recline under the stars to
watch a movie with a few thousand friends. It's all possible at this year's Langley Canada Day celebrations.
The two-day event starts at 11 a.m. at McLeod Athletic Park on June 30 with non-stop entertainment through to the fireworks finale at 10: 30 p.m. on July 1.
Organizers have many people on board to make the event a success, but still have room for more volunteers.
"We can always use volunteers, right up until the day of [the event]," noted organizer, Lilianne Fuller.
Those interested in helping out, while taking in the sights and sounds, can sign up via the event's web site at www.landgleycanadaday.ca. Under "get involved," click on "volunteers."
All volunteers will be given a Canada Day T-shirt and free meals on the day they offer their time to the event.
Certainly a two-day festival of this size takes a lot of work. In addition to the volunteers, there is the work in coordinating performances, vendors, and on-site activities.
According to Fuller, there will be, "lots and lots to see and do," with, "a lot of roving entertainment for families."
On stage, visitors can expect a wide range of talent beginning at noon June 30 with rock and roll from band Danny Echo. Brand new to the event will be The Voice Langley, a "Canadian Idol" type competition at 1 p.m.
The contest winner will perform on Canada day at 7: 15 p.m.
Throughout the two days, performers like Steve Elliot (Elvis) and the Blue Suede Boys, Heads Hang Heavy, Champagne Republic, Free Flow, Abra Cadabra, and Tony Barton imitating Michael Buble will keep your toes tapping.
If a night out at the movies is more your thing, take in a few video "shorts" before the screening of The Lorax on the 30th on the giant screen.
"It's going to be an excellent family friendly event again," Fuller commented. "It's coming together beautifully."