Arts briefs: Langley first stop on anniversary tour

Activities in the community in the coming days are centred on young people.

The Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra has three stops on its 30th anniversary tour and Langley is one of them.

The GVYO performs at the Chief Sepass Theatre on May 3 at 7 p.m. and will be joined on stage by the Langley Community Music School, the Surrey Youth Orchestra and Abbotsford Youth Orchestra.

The concert features works by Weber, Ravel, Bartok and Borodin as well as the premiere of Tilikum, a commissioned work by GVYO alumnus Brandon Chow.

Langley Community Music School is very excited to be collaborating with this wonderful youth orchestra as part of their BC tour,” said LCMS assistant principal Carolyn Granholm.

Tickets are $18 ($12 for seniors and students), and can be purchased at 604-534-2848.

Roaring good time

The Lion King Jr. is being staged at Gordon Greenwood Elementary, 9176 206th St.

Shows are at 1 p.m. for schools and 7 p.m. for the public on April 28 and 29 and May 4 and 5.

Tickets are $5 and are not available at the school office. Contact jhallen@sd35.bc.ca for tickets. The Disney musical lasts about an hour, and is not suitable for children three and younger.

Hey kids

Langley Township and City have planned several activities for Youth Week, ranging from the musical to the athletic.

Youth Week runs May 1 to 7 and annually celebrates young people in this province.

Langley City kicks off the week with an overnight party April 29/30.

The City will have a Youth Booth at the Langley Walk on May 1. The walk starts from the Timms Community Centre.

The Township includes the Langley Walk in its Youth Week itinerary and has added a competitive element with the Amazing Race (challenges, clues and a puzzle to solve).

May 2 features the City’s Nerf Gun War while there’s lazer tag on May 3.

Lawn bowling is on May 4 and City activities wrap with an open mic night.

The Township’s roster includes a pool tournament on May 2 at the George Preston Recreation Centre, complete with prizes, music, video games and pizza.

The Youth vs. Firefighters basketball and volleyball games are outside at the Langley Events Centre on May 3. Stop by for sports, music and food.

The Township is showing Star Wars VII – The Force Awakens at the Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Centre, offering up video games, trivia, music and food in addition to the film on May 4.

On May 6, Coastal Riders has the Grove Skate Jam at the Walnut Grove Community Centre. Youth in Grades 6 to 12 can enjoy giveaways and prizes, skate demos, interactive booths, deck design and food.

At the W.C. Blair Recreation Centre on May 7 is the annual Luau Pool Party featuring tropical drinks, ham and pineapple pizza, games, prizes, and swimming. The cost is $2

The best news of all is that it’s free to attend Langley events (except for the luau).

For more information including get in on the action, go to cityoflangley.ca or tol.ca.

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