Langley has lots of Family Day activities for the public.

Langley groups invite public to Family Day activities

Here's a roundup of some of the community Family Day activities.

Whether your clan likes to kick back with crafts, make waves in the pool, or expend energy on physical activity, there will be something for everyone this Family Day.

And in celebration of the special day, they will be offered for free on Monday, Feb. 8.

“Family Day is a great opportunity to get everyone together to try something new or enjoy a favourite activity as a group,” said James Marvel, Langley Township’s manager of Recreation and Cultural Services. “We are really pleased to provide this chance for families to play, learn, and have fun together on Family Day.”

The Township is able to offer the recreational and cultural activities at no cost, thanks to four $1,000 grants that were received from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, in partnership with the BC Recreation and Parks Association, to support Family Day events.

Family Day events include a free Family Swim at the W.C. Blair Recreation Centre in Murrayville, at 22200 Fraser Highway. From 1 to 6 p.m., all ages can enjoy fun and games, led by Township play leaders in the water. New inflatables will be out for everyone to use and the waves will be running in the pool throughout the afternoon.

Free admission will also be offered from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Walnut Grove Community Centre, at 8889 Walnut Grove Dr., where play leaders will offer active games in the gymnasium and lead the fun in the pool.

Willoughby Recreation Centre, located in the Langley Events Centre at 7888 200th St., will offer a free Family Event in the gym from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event will feature bouncy castles, face painting, prizes, basketball, and active play for all ages. There will also be a free family boot camp, family Zumba, and family workout.

At the Langley Centennial Museum, at 9135 King St. in Fort Langley, a free Family Day Event will run from 1 to 4 p.m. Activities will include arts and craft projects and a scavenger hunt around the History Gallery. Guests can craft their own family crest and family tree, enjoy face painting, and win prizes. Families can also get in a silly photo booth.

“There was an overwhelmingly positive response to last year’s event,” said Maggie Lukban, Arts and Culture programmer for the Township.

Additional activities not funded by provincial grants may also be at the various locations. For details, visit tol.ca/events.

Langley Centennial Museum

Family Scavenger Hunt

All ages

1:00 – 4:00pm

Free

 

W.C. Blair Recreation Centre

Family Day Tot Romp**

9 months – 5 years

10:45am – 12:15pm

1 child/$2

 

Family Swim

All ages

1:00 – 6:00pm

Loonie/Twoonie Admission

*Registration required.

**Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Walnut Grove Community Centre

Family Day Tot Romp**

9 months – 5 years

9:30 – 11:30am

1 child/$2

 

Family Boot Camp*

6+ years

11:45am – 12:30pm

Loonie/Twoonie Admission

 

Family Open Gym**

6+ years

1:00 – 4:00pm

Loonie/Twoonie Admission

 

Family Swim

All ages

1:00 – 6:00pm

Loonie/Twoonie Admission

 

Willoughby Community Centre

Family Day Tot Romp**

9 months – 5 years

10:30am – 12:30pm

1 child/$2

 

Family Weight Room Orientation*

13+ years

3:15 – 4:15pm

Free with admission

 

Family Workout

13+ years

4:00 – 6:00pm

Loonie/Twoonie Admission

 

Family Zumba

6+ years

3:00 – 4:00pm

Loonie/Twoonie Admission

 

Family Boot Camp*

6+ years

4:15 – 5:15pm

Loonie/Twoonie Admission

 

Aldergrove Kinsmen

Community Centre

26770 29 Avenue

604.533.6144

 

Langley

Centennial Museum

9135 King Street

604.532.3536

 

W.C. Blair

Recreation Centre

22200 Fraser Highway

604.533.6170

 

Walnut Grove

Community Centre

8889 Walnut Grove Drive

604.882.0408

 

Willoughby

Community Centre

7888 – 200 Street

604.455.8821

 

Willowbrook

Recreation Centre

20338 – 65 Avenue

604.532.3500

tol.ca

Langley City Family Day fun

A free Family Day Skate is from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Langley Twin Rinks, 5700 Langley Bypass.

Peace Play Day

Willowbrook Shopping Centre has Peace Play Day with free activities, demonstrations, and exhibits.

LEGO® Build: LEGO® Certified Professional Robin Sather and his team have started a giant LEGO Peace Garden. Help decorate it with LEGO trees, flowers, and more, to celebrate world peace.

Peace Passport:  The first 600 kids aged four to 16 to complete a Peace Passport will receive a gift pack (while supplies last). All completed passports will be entered for a chance to win a trip for four to the United Nations in New York (value $4,000).

Crafts: Make arts and crafts such as peace charm bracelets, tote bags, magnets, paper doves, and more.

Hands Up For Peace: Join a Minute of Peace at 2pm.

Exhibits: Learn about international cultures at exhibits throughout the centre.

Entertainment: Enjoy dance, music, and demonstrations from cultures across the world. Plus, fun activities including balloon twisting and face painting.

Visit www.shopwillowbrook.com for more information.

Fun takes flight

The Canadian Museum of Flight, 5333 216th St., offers museum tours, complimentary hot apple cider and caramel popcorn, kids craft table and colouring contest.

Have a photo taken in a real Canadian Snowbirds jet. Admission is by donation. More is at www.canadianflight.org.

Fort-itude

The Fort Langley National Historic Site offers activities 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kids can do 19th century family chores. People can take photos in historical costumes, and see demonstrations of blacksmithing and coopering (barrel making). Enjoy a family scavenger hunt.

Get more information at www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/bc/langley.

Fun yet helpful

The second annual Fraser Valley Family Day is Monday. It’s created by C&D Logistics in partnership with JRFM and the Langley Events Centre.

The activities include visits by BC Lions Players, Felions, Leo the Lion, CFL players, Langley Rams, Langley Knights, the Stealth mascot and Bombshells dance team. Mark Donnely is singing. There’s also face painting, balloon animals, photo booth, bouncy castle, live entertainment, demonstrations by the Life Ready Foundation for Youth, Kimz Angels, and educational events by Township firefighters.

The Rivermen host the Chilliwack Chiefs at 1 p.m. Admission by donation to the hockey game. There’s a free post-game family skate with the Rivermen.

The family-focused events support the Life Ready Foundation, Basics for Babies, and the Township Firefighters’ Charitable Society.

PHOTO: Langley has lots of Family Day activities for the public. (Submitted)

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