Weekend Fort Langley concert and motorcycle event to end homelessness
Fort Langley, BC – The stage is being set for a fantastic weekend in Fort Langley July 27, 28 and 29th. The inaugural Ride Into History event is expected to draw families, individuals and motorcycling enthusiasts alike to partake in multiple festivities all in support of the Salvation Army’s Gateway of Hope.
Friday July 27th will kick off the weekend with a special evening inside the walls of Fort Langley National Historic Site. The live concert will feature Steve Elliott performing a variety of hits by Elvis Presley, as well as The JC Celebration Band paying tribute to Johnny Cash. The concert is open to all ages and families with admission by donation.
Saturday July 28th Fort Langley National Historic Site will be a buzz with various activities for the whole family. The 3-hour scenic motorcycle ride and Show & Shine will be the highlight for all model motorcycling enthusiasts, with the day finishing off with a salmon banquet provided by the Kwantlen First Nation. Registration will be available up until event date but be sure to sign up before July 15th to guarantee salmon banquet and t-shirt.
Sunday July 29th Fort Langley Lions pancake breakfast will be open to the public, by donation, and will cap off the festivities of the weekend.
The inaugural Ride into History event is all about raising money and awareness for the Salvation Army’s Gateway of Hope, whose aim is to end homelessness in our communities. “The Ride into History promises to be a lot of fun, but it highlights an important issue that affects us all,” said Township of Langley Mayor Jack Froese. “We encourage everyone to come out to this unique event this summer, to support the Gateway of Hope and help those in need in our community.”
Three Credit Unions have joined together to act as title sponsors and the Ride Into History is pleased to be partnering with Envision Financial, Prospera Credit Union and Aldergrove Credit Union.
People of all ages are welcome to attend and there is definitely something for everyone! Please visit www.rideintohistory.ca for more information or to register.
About the Salvation Army’s Gateway of Hope The Gateway of Hope opened its doors to the community of Langley in November 2009. The vision for the facility was born from the desire by many groups to address the needs of the homeless and the community in a comprehensive way. The Gateway, located just off the Langley Bypass, is open to the public seven days a week.
About the Credit Union Partnership Inspired by the United Nations declaration of 2012 as the “International Year of Co-operatives” and motivated by the theme “Co-operative Enterprises Build a Better World”, a trio of local British Columbia based credit unions—Aldergrove Financial Group, Envision Financial and Prospera Credit Union—joined together to form an innovative partnership that clearly demonstrates how, by working together, we can all have a greater impact and do more for the communities we serve. Using their combined resources, these three credit unions are providing much-needed sponsorship support to non-profit programs such as the Abbotsford Hospice Society’s Stepping Stones program and the Salvation Army’s Gateway of Hope—to ensure that these vital programs are able to continue to offer their valuable services.
Director of Operations, Gateway of Hope