Saturday, June 28, 2014


Where it all Began

Fort Langley hosts Canada Day celebrations with carvers, art, food

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Fort Langley Canada Day celebrations will be happening at assorted venues like the lelem' Arts & Cultural Café.


he birthplace of British Columbia is hosting one of the most unique Canada Day events in Metro Vancouver this year. Participants are invited to park their car, grab their Fort Langley Passport and explore what this historic city has to offer.


All day on July 1st, the village of Fort Langley will facilitate a blend of arts, culture and heritage in celebration of Canada. As a guide to the festivities, participants are encouraged to download the Canada Day in Fort Langley Passport from and drop off completed passports at any stamp location for a chance to win a $250 gift basket. 

“Canada Day in Fort Langley has always been a great event," said Township of Langley’s Cultural Services manager Peter Tulumello, "but with so many organizations joining the celebration this year it really will be a special and uniquely Canadian birthday party.” 

This year's Canada Day in Fort Langley Passport highlights nine locations: the Fort Langley National Historic Site, Sxwimele Boutique & Gifts, lelem' Arts & Cultural Café, Bard in the Valley, Festival of the Book, Langley Centennial Museum, BC Farm Machinery & Agricultural Museum, Langley Speedway Historical Society, and the Langley Heritage Society CN Station & FLAGstop Gallery. This diverse combination provides “a something for everyone” opportunity. 

Families looking to celebrate on Canada’s 147th birthday won’t need to travel far in search of free, hands-on entertainment.  

To celebrate Canadian Aboriginal culture, lelem' Arts & Cultural Café will host special events, such as:

• A Taste of Canada salmon barbecue from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm ($10 a plate)

• Kwantlen First Nation carver Wes Antone presenting a carving demonstration from 12:00 - 3:00 pm 

• DJ Luke Dandurand aka Luke Native from 12:00 - 4:00 pm  

A Kwantlen First Nation Elder will also demonstrate Pine Needle Basket weaving at Sxwimele Gifts in The Fort from 11:00am - 2:00pm. Guests are invited to stop by Sxwimele and take advantage of the 10% storewide discount or enter to win maple candy gifts. Those looking for miniature Canadian flags will find them for free at Sxwimele or lelem' as well.  

For more information on Canada Day in Fort Langley, visit


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