History of the Festival
Langley Canada Day Celebrations is organized entirely by a core group of volunteers who donate over 18,000 hours each year to put on this safe, affordable, fun filled, family oriented event where citizens of all ages and abilities are able to enjoy and celebrate Canada Day.
Each committee member oversees a particular area of the event (i.e. stage entertainment, marketing, rides/games, rentals, concessions, site management, crafters/vendors, car show, etc). Through regular committee meetings throughout the year, plans are made in each area taking into account what worked well in past years and areas of improvement based on feedback received. The committee members work collaboratively with each other and within the community to ensure that sponsors are found to cover as many costs as possible.
- Voted #1 Summer Festival in 2008 Langley Advance Annual Reader’s Choice Best of the Best Awards.
- Attracts an approximate 50,000 celebrants from across the Lower Mainland each year.
- Langley Canada Day Celebrations society donated over $65,000 to local community groups over the past eleven years
- Free admission and parking
- Celebrates cultural diversity through the multicultural nature of the entertainment, concessions and vendors
- Large fireworks display
- Organized by a core group of twelve volunteer board members and additional committee members. Over four hundred volunteers provide 18,834 hours of volunteer support during the event.
- Attended by municipal, provincial and federal representatives. Announced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in his 2006 Canada Day remarks on Parliament Hill.
- Fully wheelchair accessible
- Baby Change station provides safe place to change and feed infants
- Field is fully enclosed making this an extremely safe event for families with young children
- Rides, games, demonstrations and interactive displays provided for all ages.
- Over 60 community sponsors are involved in putting on this event.
- Over 50 vendors, crafters and community groups participate