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Party will welcome international students
Langley’s 900 international students are being honoured at a “Welcome to Langley party”, hosted by both Langley mayors at the Civic Facility’s Fraser River Presentation Theatre on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 4 p.m.
The mayors noted, “Multicultural hospitality is a something that we value in Langley, so as we celebrate National Manners & Character Month in October, we want to give our international students a warm welcome.”
Langley is home to 900 international students — with 500 students enrolled in the Langley school district and over 400 international students at Trinity Western University, Kwantlen University, Langley Christian School, and Kings Christian School. School district international students come from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Vietnam, Spain, Italy, Thailand and Turkey.
The Welcome Party is also being co-organized by many sponsors including Judy Vankevich, CEO of the non profit Canadian Center for Manners and Civility.
“We’ll also be launching the Langley Friendship Network, to match international students and new Canadians with families from Langley to invite them over to share a meal together, or to enjoy a soccer game or hockey game with ‘regular’ Canadian families,” said Vankevich.