Kids visit Langley Township hall

The halls were alive with sound of children, as the Township of Langley welcomed more than 1,800 students, their teachers, and parents to the Civic Facility for its 13th annual Municipal Awareness Day (MAD).

The event is held each year to give elementary school kids a hands-on chance to learn what the Township does on a day-to-day basis to keep the community functioning efficiently.

Interactive booths and displays, equipment, and educational games were set up throughout the Civic Facility and surrounding parking areas at 20338 65 Ave. on April 23. During the event, children had the chance to climb in municipal works vehicles, police cars, and fire trucks, see how signs and maps are made, and learn what is done to care for the community’s trees. They also learned about graphic design, what school was like in “the good old days,” and took part in a mock vote and council meeting.

“Municipal Awareness Day is a great opportunity to connect with the younger members of our community and teach them about what goes into running our municipality,” said Township Mayor Jack Froese. “Children turn on the tap and water comes out, but we want them to know how it gets there, what it takes to maintain our water system, and how we work to protect our water resources and the environment. Kids are naturally curious and it means a lot for the staff involved to see them have so much fun while they learn.”

This year, MAD also highlighted the Township’s Electric Vehicle charging stations, which are helping to protect the environment by lowering the amount of harmful emissions going into the atmosphere. 

The children also enjoyed lunch and treats that were donated by the IGA Marketplace in Walnut Grove, the Otter Co-op in Aldergrove, Save-On-Foods, and Tim Hortons.

“If the noise level was any indication of how much they enjoyed themselves, it sounded like the kids had a fantastic time,” Froese said.

Just Posted

WIN: Langley thespian stars in upcoming ‘psychological thriller’

Langley’s Andrew Wood plays the role of Lieutenant Walker in Night Watch.

Make-A-Wish BC grants Langley girl’s wish

Mae Ten Haaf battled a brain tumour much of her young life, and recently returned from Disney World.

Vandals trash new washrooms in Langley City park

Less than two weeks after the Penzer Park facility opened, it had to be closed

Mark Warawa won’t run in the next election

Langley MP issues a statement about his impending retirement from politics.

Giants defenceman Bowen Byram named WHL On the Run Player of the Week

Registered three goals and three assists in a pair of victories for Langley-based team

VIDEO: Car flies across median, flips over edge of Brunette overpass

Dash cam footage shows a vehicle speeding across a Lower Mainland overpass

Lower Mainland teacher resigned after ‘inappropriate discussions’ with elementary students

Tracy Joseph Fairley resigned from Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows district April 23, 2018

Surrey needs 350 more cops, activist tells council

‘Right now we are 350 police behind what our population requires,’ politicians are told

Indigenous energy summit includes session on pipeline ownership options

Steven Saddleback of the Indian Resource Council says a session will feature presentations on financing models

Japanese grand champion Kisenosato retires from sumo

The 32-year-old Kisenosato was the first Japanese-born wrestler in 19 years to gain promotion to sumo’s highest rank

UPDATE: Accused B.C. high school killer found fit to stand trial

Gabriel Klein is accused in the 2016 stabbing death of Letisha Reimer at Abbotsford Senior Secondary

Right-wing, neo-Nazi, white supremacist groups an increasing concern: Goodale

Ten people died in April 2018 when Alek Minassian allegedly drove a rental van down the busy stretch in Toronto

Where mattresses go to die

Mattress Recycling opens the largest of its kind mattress-recycling facility in Hope

Canadian stock exchanges to conduct lottery for ‘POT’ ticker amid high demand

The symbol became available after fertilizer Potash Corp. officially merged with Agrium Inc. in early 2018

Most Read