LANGLEY – Langley’s Canada Day Celebrations Society will be getting some added support this year with a Community Gaming Grant of $10,000 announced Fort Langley-Aldergrove MLA Rich Coleman and Langley MLA Mary Polak.

“This year’s Langley Canada Day holds hands with Langley’s International Festival celebrating our country’s birthday and Canada’s diversity,” said organizer Shar Dubas. “We’ve partnered with the Township of Langley, Langley Events Centre, Tourism Langley, Langley School District and Fraser Valley Regional Library to help us make this the largest and best Canada Day in the Fraser Valley with a multicultural theme. We invite all people from all ethnicities to join us in the Parade of Nations – July 1st. at 2:45.”

“My deepest appreciation goes toward the volunteers who spend the whole year planning this event,” said Coleman. “They do a tremendous job of getting everyone into the true spirit of Canada Day.”

“People come from all across the lower mainland because they know Canada Day celebrations in Langley offer fun for the whole family,” said Polak. “This year will be extra special with Langley’s International Festival Society running events at the same time.”

This year a Sports Fest is included in the four-day event leading up to Canada Day, with tournaments in Lacrosse, Soccer, Bocci Ball, Volleyball and Tennis.  There is entertainment on the main stage and food from around the world.

In the 2012/13 fiscal year, the government distributed a total of $135 million in gaming grants for eligible community programs and services.

Organizations interested in applying for Community Gaming Grants can find full application information at pssg.gov.bc.ca/gaming.