Letters to the Editor

International Festival was a great success

Editor: On behalf of Langley’s International Festival Society, I would like to thank you for your continued support for this celebration. The festival was a huge success, and it was not possible without your help.

It was the 12th annual celebration in Langley, which highlighted Canada’s cultural mosaic in several different ways. In this unique celebration of our community and cultural diversity, more than 150 performers from different cultures performed on the stage, there were about 90 food and market vendors, and many community organizations participated.

In total, more than 20,000 people of all ages attended the event and enjoyed multicultural entertainment with colourful ethnic performances, visual arts, sports, a car show, educational and multicultural crafts, the international marketplace, a variety of foods and many other activities.

The redesigned venue really worked to make it more enjoyable. This year, there was a full-line up of performing artists for the main stage. In the marketplace, a diverse selection of original artisans, hand-made crafts, clothing and jewelry drew attention of everyone.

The multicultural food, children’s chalet, cultural art gallery, community organization information booths, health fair, Volkswagen car show, international soccer tournaments, and Bard in the Valley were the other attractions. The kite-making and flying at the Fraser Valley Regional Library’s booth was another appealing activity.

Another exciting form of entertainment was the dog show, which featured dogs running through an agility course, a drill team of dogs and trainers dancing a choreographed dance to a song by the Black Eyed Peas and of course lots of laughs.

The society has posted hundreds pictures of the event at its Facebook page which people are welcome to visit. It can be found at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Langleys-International-Festival/339144639507832

Again, many thanks for your contribution.

Sarwan Singh Randhawa,

communication and media director,

Langley’s International Festival Society

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