2015 STREET OF THE YEAR WINNER ANNOUNCED
For Immediate Release MEDIA BULLETIN
City of Langley, BC, July 28th, 2015 – The City of Langley is excited to announce the 2015 Street of the Year winner – Sarah Atherton and her neighbours who reside on 50 A Avenue from 205 A Street to 51 A Avenue.
When Sarah was notified, she exclaimed, “We are so thrilled with the 'win'. We have lived on our street for 3 years and is has felt like home since day one. Our street has many young families with kids ranging from new born up to teens. My two kids, Gavin (6) and Emily (3) love hanging out with the neighbourhood kids riding their bikes, scooters, trikes and etc. around the little cul de sac space by our house. We love the community feel in our street. We've made many friends with our neighbours and often get together for mini block parties and play dates. Halloween is a real treat on the street too; our kids have fun trick or treating together with the others on the street. Summer is fun with a short walk to Al Anderson pool or the spray park, blackberry picking along the creek trails, and frog spotting in the rain. It's the perfect place to raise our family and we get a real sense of 'place' living on 50 A Ave.”
The Street of the Year initiative is aimed at building community pride and citizen engagement, while helping to keep the city’s residential streets clean and well-kept. Mayor Ted Schaffer presented the certificate to resident Brad Livingstone during last night’s council meeting where he said, “The City of Langley is built by individuals who take pride in their community. On behalf of Langley City Council, we would like to thank all of the residents who take pride in their streets and continually commit to keep Langley City beautiful. Our City Council would also like to thank Match Eatery and Public House at the Cascades Casino Hotel for sponsoring this award.”
As the winner of the 2015 Street of the Year, Sarah and her neighbours will receive a new street sign with the street of the year designation. In addition to the new street sign, the winning street will enjoy a Block Party with entertainment and games hosted by the Recreation, Culture and Community Services Department, and a BBQ sponsored and catered by Match Public House and Eatery.
The City hopes the Street of the Year contest will encourage community involvement and inspire residents to take pride in the beauty and care of their street and community.
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