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The City of Langley Opened its Doors for Local Government Awareness Day


For Immediate Release
April 20, 2016

Langley, BC –The City of Langley invited students from Langley City schools to explore and learn about what the local government does for the community it serves. On Wednesday, April 20 from 9:30am to 1:00pm, grade 4/5 students visited a Langley City Hall, the Timms Community Centre and FVRL Langley City Library. Students toured the various ‘stations’ that showcased and demonstrated some of the different services provided by local government. Stations included a visit with the Mayor, the Recreation department, and the Langley City Fire-Rescue Service, the Langley RCMP, the Engineering Operations and Parks department’s right outside of City Hall.

Mayor Ted Schaffer said, “City Council considers it a pleasure and a privilege to have the opportunity to educate youth in the City of Langley about the role local government plays in our community.”

FortisBC and McDonalds committed to sponsoring this year’s event and continue to be dedicated partners in educating Langley City youth. FortisBC provided an Indigo/Chapters gift certificate to the teacher of every class whose students participate in the “Energy is Awesome” poster contest. McDonalds generously donated a free large sandwich coupon to every student that attended Local Government Awareness Day.

Sophia Saria from Nicomekl Elementary was the winner of the “Energy is Awesome” poster contest and won a healthy McDonalds lunch for her entire classroom – personally delivered by Mayor Schaffer!

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For more information contact:

Samantha Paulson
Communications Officer
City of Langley