A day-long party is planned Saturday, and everyoneâ€™s invited.
Many months of planning by City of Langley staff and volunteers culminates with the 20th annual Langley Community Day Parade and Celebration on June 21, which also happens to be the first day of summer.
And just in time for summer – and the celebration – sunshine is in the forecast.
Weather is a factor, said Kim Hilton, who is on the eventâ€™s nine-member planning committee.
â€œAll the booths show up rain or shine, and fun is had by all regardless of the weather,â€ Hilton said. â€œHowever, people donâ€™t stay in the park as long [if the weather doesnâ€™t cooperate].â€
Hilton noted that the purpose of Community Day is â€œto educate the public about the services available to them in the community.â€
Community Day kicks off at 10 a.m. with the parade. Roughly 50 entries will travel east along Fraser Highway from 201A St. to 207 St.
After the parade, head over to Douglas Park for an action-packed day that includes:
11 to 11:30 a.m. â€“ drummers on the Spirit Square stage
11:30 a.m. to noon â€“ the Gabbyâ€™s Girls dance team, Spirit Square
noon â€“ welcome/National Aboriginal Day/ awards
12:15 to 12:45 p.m. â€“ the Langley Ukulele Ensemble, Spirit Square
12:45 to 1 p.m. â€“ a demo from Woo Kim Langley Taekwondo, on the lawn in front of Spirit Square
1 to 1:45 p.m. â€“ childrenâ€™s races in the Kids Zone
1 to 1:20 p.m. â€“ break dancers in Spirit Square
1:20 to 1:30 p.m. â€“ cheerleaders on the lawn in front of Spirit Square
1:45 to 2 p.m. â€“ a donut-eating competition in the Kids Zone
1:30â€to 2 p.m. â€“ the Langley Concert Band, Spirit Square
2 to 2:30 p.m. â€“ Highland Games tug of wars on the field north of the Langley Lawn Bowling green
2:30 to 2:45 p.m. â€“ Taoist Tai Chi on the lawn in front of Spirit Square
2:30 to 2:45 p.m. â€“ Council planting, Spirit Square
2:45 to 3 p.m. â€“ awards and draws, Spirit Square
Ongoing activities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Douglas Park include a barbecue, Highland Games, a firefighters challenge, lawn bowling, tennis, ball hockey, Cherlandra face painters, clown(s), mascots and/or a roving magician, the Kids Zone, a Costruction Zone, and bingo.
Thereâ€™ll also be a wide variety of community tables at the park, representing the RCMP, Langley Community Services, Port Metro Vancouver, FortisBC, Langley Community Farmers Market, the Langley Emergency Program, and more.