Wednesday, October 23, 2019

October 21 Council Meeting: Langley Community Hub, Fire Ops 101, and Cultural Connections Gallery

Sharing a healthy meal with friends or family is something that many of us take for granted, but for some people in our community this isn’t possible. Some people may not have the skills or tools to plan and prepare a healthy meal, some people may not have the finances, and some people could be disconnected and isolated from others for various reasons.

The Langley Healthier Community Partnership brings together our two municipalities, health care providers, and non-profit organizations to help improve the health of people in Langley. One of the initiatives of this group is to investigate a Community Hub.

The following video was shared at Monday night’s Langley City council meeting about what a Community Hub is.

Right now, the Langley Healthier Community Partnership is exploring what it would take to get a Community Hub going, including finding a potential central location that is accessible and includes an outdoor garden, commercial kitchen, and the opportunity for social enterprise.

IAFF Firefighters held a Fire Ops 101 programs which occurred during the most recent Union of BC Municipalities Convention. Councillor Albrecht took part in this program, and was recognized for his participation on Monday night by Langley City Firefighters Local 3253.

Councillor Albrecht being presented with a commemorative fire helmet for participating in Fire Ops 101. Select image to enlarge.

Fire Ops 101 is designed to give elected representatives and senior local government staff members a small sample of what it is like to be a firefighter, including putting out a fire and performing a rescue.

A slide about the Cultural Connections Gallery. Select image to enlarge.

Currently at Langley City Hall, there is the “Cultural Connections Gallery.” This exhibit which is on display until November 28th explores “first steps, first impressions, and first experiences” of newcomers to Canada.

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