(Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance) Harper Moreno had the best seat in the house as mom, Marissa Visnjak, helped her create a Jedi-themed space painting at the Summer Series Saturday.

The Force was strong in Downtown Langley City Saturday

Big groups of youngsters took part in Jedi training Saturday.

Langley’s littlest were able to learn introductory Jedi skills at Saturday’s Summer Series hosted by the Downtown Langley Business Association.

In the shade of McBurney Plaza, they were taught by Obi-Wan Kenobi’s descendant, Jedi master Obi-Kai Kenobi (whose day-to-day name is Marty Carew).

The kids each received a foam stage-three training lightsabre after the training.

For the Saturday afternoon gathering, people were also able to take part in a Star Wars-inspired painting, taught by local artist Freda Lombard.

Summer Series:

• July 29 – Sports in the Plaza

Various sports teams, mascots and games from noon to 3 p.m.

• Aug. 12 – World Music in the Plaza

Music, dance and more from noon to 3 p.m.

• Sept. 17 – Create it in the Plaza

DIY ideas for everyone

Each runs noon to 3 p.m.


(Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance) Marty Carew and others presented Jedi training on Saturday in McBurney Plaza.

(Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance) The Downtown Langley Business Association Summer Series event for July 15 was Jedi in the Plaza. The kids taking Jedi training were allowed to see a lightsabre up close.

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