City issues second round of community grants for 2016

A total of $20,312, divided among 11 organizations, was approved at the City's July 11 council meeting

The biggest beneficiaries of the Langley City community grant program this year were the

Langley Good Times Cruise-In classic car show and charitable fundraiser, the Bard in the Valley outdoor Shakespeare festival held in Douglas park and the Langley Senior Resources Society, which operates the seniors centre at 20605 51B Ave.

The second round of community grants was approved by City council on July 11, totaling $20,312 to 11 organizations in the City of Langley.

During the first round in January, $110,485 was divided among 48 organizations.

In all, 59 organizations received $130,798 from the two grant approvals in January and June.

The top three recipients based on total donations from both approval rounds were:

• Langley Good Times Cruise-In — $12,175.00

• Bard in the Valley — $11,700.00

• Langley Senior Resources Society — $10,132.00

The money for the community grant program comes from the city revenue sharing agreement with the Cascades Casino Resort.

Since 2006, the program has distributed $1.4 million to non-profit and community groups in Langley City.

During the second round, the Community Grant Committee received 14 applications and approved 11:

• Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Langley — $3,656

• Boys and Girls Club — $1,700

• Healthier Community Partnership — $1,500

• Langley Children’s Society — $1,400

• Langley Senior Resources Society — $4,297

• Parkinson Society BC — $159

• Ron Dunkley Memorial Society — $1,500

• Terry Fox run — $800

• Triple A Senior Housing — $1,800

• Wagner Hill Farm Society — $1,000

• You’ve Gotta Have Friends — $2,500

The 2016 Langley Cruise-In will be held on Saturday Sept. 10 and the swap meet and car corral will be on Sunday Sept. 11.  Bard in the Valley presents the Taming of the Shrew on the Spirit Square Stage in Douglas Park in Langley City on July 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, and 31. Most shows are at 7 p.m. but the Sunday performances are matinees and begin at 2 p.m. Admission is free.

Just Posted

Langley hosting high-flying fun at annual gymnastics tournament

Action runs Friday through Sunday at the Langley Events Centre fieldhouse.

BREAKING: Plecas won’t run in next election if legislature oversight reforms pass

B.C. Speaker and Abbotsford South MLA says he feels ‘great sympathy’ for Jody Wilson-Raybould

Langley Secondary students rehearse upcoming musical comedy

The Langley Secondary Musical Theatre Company presents Guys and Dolls on Feb. 22.

Guatemala mission offers hope, health

Peninsula team to visit remote villages, build a home, in Piedra Blanca

Annual Aldergrove Fair announces 2019 theme: ‘Aldy on the Moon’

The fair is gathering space memorabilia as well as some of the people involved in the space program.

VIDEO: Historic night in Red Deer as 2019 Canada Winter Games kicks off

Star-studded Opening Ceremony features athletes from across Canada

B.C. students win Great Waters Challenge video contest

Video, mural and song about saving the salmon claims the top prize

B.C. couple attacked with acid, slashed with knife in Vietnam

Warning, graphic images: Man has burns on 80 per cent of his body, slashed with knife

Flying squirrels found to glow pink in the dark, including two from B.C.

Squirrels from Hope and Abbotsford were included in the biologists’ database

Ontario police field complaints over Amber Alert for missing girl, 11, found dead

Some said the Amber Alert issued late Thursday for Riya Rajkumar disrupted their sleep

Man taken to hospital for smoke inhalation, burns after fire at RV park

Firefighters find man suffering from smoke inhalation, burns to face and hands: battalion chief

Northern B.C. First Nation clan says ancient tools found at pipeline work site

Archeologists from the Smithsonian Institute estimate one of the stones found dates back up to 3500 years

Wilson-Raybould resignation stokes anger, frustration within veterans community

Liberals have had three veterans-affairs ministers — Kent Hehr, Seamus O’Regan and Wilson-Raybould

Most Read