The Place to Celebrate Canada Day in Langley and Metro Vancouver Fort Langley Canada Day Celebrations 2019 Sat, 29 Jun 2019 00:13:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Place to Celebrate Canada Day in Langley and Metro Vancouver 32 32 FORT LANGLEY SCAVENGER HUNT Sat, 29 Jun 2019 00:09:00 +0000 When you celebrate Canada Day in Langley this year, consider the fact that Fort Langley’s Canada Day festivities includes a Scavenger Hunt that will give your family an opportunity to explore sites throughout the Village and a chance to win a huge prize basket. 

No other Canada Day in Metro Vancouver provides an enjoyable walk and learning activityScavenger Hunt Fort Langley

Scavenger Hunt Fort Langley
Sophie Armstrong is performing at this year’s Canada Day Celebrations in Fort Langley. Wed, 26 Jun 2019 21:23:07 +0000 She is a Canada based world beat violinist /solo artist with classical influences. Described as passionate and fearless, Sophie inspires and intrigues audiences as she takes them into her fantasies through her world beat sound. Born in London, United Kingdom and raised in Sydney, Australia, Sophie has performed all over the globe, gathering inspiration from difference cultures to create her own style of world-beat and classical music. The British-Australian, Canada based violinist’s most recent recording, The Journey, was released in 2016.

She will also be performing at the Township of Langley’s Free Summer Festival Series on August 1 at 7pm

Sophie Armstrong will be performing at Langley’s Premier Canada Day Event in Fort Langley
Indigenous Languages Exhibition at the Centennial Museum Sat, 22 Jun 2019 00:39:38 +0000 While many activities take place on the street during Canada Day, a beautifully designed exhibition from the Royal BC Museum and First Peoples’ Cultural Council that celebrates the resilience and diversity of Indigenous languages in the face of change is featured inside the Langley Centennial Museum during the festivities on the street. Admission is free on Canada Day.  Our Living Languages runs at the Museum, located at 9135 King Street in Fort Langley, from June 13 to September 8. 

Languages, especially the languages people grow up with, are powerful and potent markers of identity and culture. BC, one of the planet’s most linguistically diverse regions, is known as a linguistic “hotspot” because of the diversity and vitality of the First Nations languages found here. Through interactive stations, video, and audio, Our Living Languages provides visitors with the opportunity to learn more about the history of disrupted languages in BC, the complexity of these languages, and the people – and entire communities – that are working to document and revitalize 34 different languages to help them survive and flourish. The original exhibition of the same name was developed in partnership with the First Peoples’ Cultural Council and is a permanent fixture on the third floor of the Royal BC Museum in Victoria

Aldor Acres is back with their petting zoo | Children Friendly Farm Animals Wed, 19 Jun 2019 22:35:59 +0000

The BC Farm Museum presents: Aldor Acres Family Farm.  Canada Day is not complete unless it includes a petting zoo! A favorite with all the little ones. Check out the animals from the Aldor Acres Family Farm.

Langley Museums announce Canada Day Line-up 2019 | Langley Canada Day Wed, 19 Jun 2019 00:20:03 +0000 The Langley Centennial Museum and the BC Farm Museum announced their fabulous Canada Day Line-up for 2019 with a mix of performers and entertainers for all ages.  Come out at the start of the day and take part in the Fort Langley Lions Club annual pancake breakfast – sit down across the stage and start enjoying the performers, beginning at 11 am !

Canada Day at the Fort ! The Line-up there. Wed, 27 Jun 2018 14:05:57 +0000 Celebrate Canada’s 151st Birthday at the site where British Columbia was born. Enjoy multicultural music and dances to witness some of the cultures that helped form the great country Canada is now. Sure to be an exciting day for everyone with face painting, airbrush tattoos, henna, flag raising, cake, and pictures with Parka!

Tips for your day: please note, our café is under construction, and you are welcome to bring a picnic or purchase snacks at our gift shop. Also, remember your insect repellent at this time of the year.

10:00 a.m. Site Opens
10:00 a.m. Citizenship Ceremony
10:30 a.m. Learn Métis jigging with Lisa Shepherd
11:00 a.m. Meet Parka
11:00 a.m. Face Painting and Henna Artist (until 3 p.m.)
11:30 a.m. Flag raising, O Canada and the serving of the Cake
12:00 p.m. Meet Parka
12:00 p.m. Carol’s Polynesian Dancers
12:30 p.m. Bhangra Dancing by the Rangla Punjab Arts Academy
1:00 p.m. Surrey Fire Pipe Band
1:00 p.m. Meet Parka
1:30 p.m. Learn Métis jigging with Lisa Shepherd
2:00 p.m. Carol’s Polynesian Dancers
2:30 p.m. Steel Drums by Sweet Pan Entertainment
3:00 p.m. Meet Parka
3:30 p.m. Surrey Fire Pipe Band
4:00 p.m. Bhangra Dancing by the Rangla Punjab Arts Academy
4:30 p.m. Meet Parka
5:00 p.m. Site Closes

Bard in the Valley returns with Romeo and Juliet Tue, 26 Jun 2018 23:34:29 +0000

Three hundred years in the future, the polar ice caps have melted, the climate has changed dramatically and the super-continent of Asia no longer contains the flooded out coastal countries.

There has been mass emigration from Japan, India, Indonesia, Korea and coastal China, with the result that multicultural communities have been forced to live together and work together to survive.

Many wars and territorial skirmishes over the centuries have reduced the population to a near-feudal state again. This is where we find that one town, Verona, has been placed under strict martial law with curfews and patrols to keep the citizens from open warfare in the street.

It is a city trying to make its way forward amidst deeply rooted traditions in conflict.

Capulet, a majority landowner in the area, tries to lead by example: strength in solidarity.

His household still feels protective against the encroaching Montague family, who won many allies through its ingenuity in battle and fierce joy and discipline in its barracks.

The two heirs of these families, Juliet and Romeo respectively, meet accidentally and realize that love, regardless of race and tradition, has a power greater than that of hate to drive change.

SHOW TIME AT 7PM at the Fort Langley Community Hall


The play will be directed by Jacq Ainsworth. Jacq has been a member of the BIV team from the beginning. She was on stage in the first show in 2010, and was an acting coach for Twelfth Night.

She has also had roles in The Tempest, MacBeth and Comedy of Errors with Bard on the Bandstand and directed Homechild for Surrey Little Theatre. She is a UBC English Literature major with a minor in Theatre.

In 2016, Jacq earned the World Champion title in Taekwondo sparring and brings with her a wealth of knowledge of martial arts which she will be drawing on to create the cultural climate of Romeo and Juliet.

Jacq’s version of this Shakespearean classic will have an international flare with martial arts fight scenes accompanied by a taiko drum band.

Tiller’s Folly Performing at Fort Langley Canada Day Event Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:06:38 +0000 Tiller’s Folly

Tiller’s Folly is the Pacific Northwest’s critically acclaimed, internationally travelled acoustic power trio, planted at the forefront of a bold new movement in progressive roots music. A highly regarded Canadian Celtic group-turned-historians, this award-winning ensemble has shifted to what might be more aptly termed Acoustic Roots Music.

With a focus on the Pacific Northwest’s people and places, Tiller’s Folly is excited to share songs and stories of their colourful adventures. With their new self-penned songs, new musical studio partnerships and an inexhaustible collaborative spirit, Tiller’s Folly is poised to breakthrough to the next level throughout North America and beyond!

The Group features the following Musicians

BRUCE COUGHLAN – songwriter, vocals, guitar

Pacific-Canadian born songwriter and sixth generation Canadian possessing a  profound connection to his Celtic roots. Bruce Coughlan is a true bard (a collector of songs) and the founding member of Tiller’s Folly.

As principle songwriter and vocalist for Tiller’s Folly, Bruce has navigated the band through a long succession of subtle, yet defining changes. From performers of Celtic music to interpreters of the genre, into an influential entity in the course of progressive Celtic and Canadiana music.

With a growing list of commissioned works and soundtrack credits, this composer/lyricist is a creative force of rare ability. Bruce Coughlan is a multifaceted talent and will undoubtedly be recognized as a great Canadian songwriter in the league of Gordon Lightfoot and Stan Rogers.

NOLAN MURRAY – fiddle, mandolin, mandocaster

Nolan has a long history as a multi-instrumentalist gun-for-hire who at an early age, parlayed an impressive list of championships into a touring/recording career that has spanned decades.

Throughout that time, he’s left his musical imprint with a long list of iconic performers including Loretta Lynn, Brenda Lee, John Fogerty ,The Irish Rovers, Randy Travis, John Cowan, Ricky Van Shelton, David Frizzell, Patricia Conroy, Gary Fjellgaard,  Jess Lee, Funk Brother’s Bob Babbitt, Wrecking Crew’s Larry Knechtel.

Highlights of awards include Oregon State fiddle Champion, Top ten Grand Masters Champion, Top ten US National Fiddle Champion, International World Bluegrass Championship Band. BCCMA Instrumentalist of the Year 89,90,92, Western Canadian Bluegrass Fiddle Champion and CCMA  Citation – All Star Band. Beyond his explosive improvised solos, lies a broad pallet of richly diverse influences. In joining Tiller’s Folly in 2002, Nolan Murray caused Tiller’s Folly to encompass an ever widening range of musical styles.

LAURENCE KNIGHT – bass, vocals

A forty-year veteran of Western Canada’s vibrant music scene who’s first love is Rhythm and Blues. Early in his career, Laurence earned a solid reputation in Vancouver’s Blues music community, touring and recording with the Foreman Young Band, Jim Byrnes and the legendary Long John Baldry, just to mention a few.

In a shift from R&B to Folk music Laurence once again found his stride while performing and recording with many of the West’s most iconic artists, including Roy Forbes, Shari Ulrich and Ferron.

Laurence is an expressive bassist, and energetic performer who adds his soulful, rhythmic signature to the Tiller’s Folly blend.

Fun Canada Day Mon, 18 Jun 2018 04:24:01 +0000 Fun activities and family entertainment are scheduled throughout the day in Fort Langley on Canada Day 2018.   Whether on the street in front of the Museums or in the Fort or in front of the Old Community Hall the celebration is going to be great.  Children’s entertainers, Historical Reenactors, Actors on Stage, Musicians, Petting Zoo, Hay Wagon Rides and more.  Fort Langley where everyone will have a good time.  Look up in the skies around noon time and catch a view of some historic planes.

Hay are you having a good time?

Metro Vancouver best Canada Day Celebration.  Signing a Birthday Card celebrating 151 years as Canada

Demonstrations at the BC Farm Museum

Arts and Craft Activities

Wheel Barrow Races and other old fashion Children’s Games

Fun Arts and Crafts Activities

Old West Quick Draw Competition

North American Hanyang Arts & Culture Centre Performers | Hanyang Mon, 11 Jun 2018 05:03:11 +0000 We are delighted to have the North American Hanyang Arts & Culture Center Dancers join us this Canada Day in Fort Langley!

Hanyang Arts and Culture Center (Hanyang) was founded in 2014 as a non-profit organization with near a hundred members including children and adults. Our programs provide a unique dance environment that stimulates one’s happiness, self-esteem and healthy living and give students opportunities for social, arts, and heritage enrichment in the community. Our dancers give back to the community with dance presentations in many public venues including Surrey Fusion Festival, Canada Day Celebration, Fraser Heights Country Fair.