Honouring the Past, Investing in the Future was the motto of this committee when we set out last year to celebrate Langley Memorial Hospitalâ€™s South Tower 50th anniversary.
After months of planning and two special events â€“ a tea for present and former staff, and a barbecue on the hospital grounds for staff and the public â€“ we feel we have accomplished our goal.
Judging from the decibel level at both events, it can be assumed that they were a resounding success. The excitement of people who had not seen each other for years, but still had so many memories to share, was intoxicating.
And it was gratifying to feel the energy and interest of the present staff as they welcomed Langley citizens to view memorabilia, and tell stories of their association with LMH, particularly the South Tower that has become the cornerstone of the present facility.
However, neither the tea in February nor the recently held barbecue could have happened without the help and support of countless individuals including: Langley Township Firefighters; the hospital department managers and staff; and volunteers and LMH Auxiliary members and Sodexo staff who went above and beyond.
Two people guided our committee â€“ Graham Hiscocks of the LMH Foundation, and Craig Goulet from Fraser Health Authority, while Dr. Elaine Mahâ€™s generous monetary contribution made it all possible.
Our committee has fulfilled its role to honour the past; now we leave it to the LMH staff and future generations of Langley citizens to continue to invest in the future.
LMH South Tower 50th Anniversary Committee