Staff News: January 2016

January 21, 2016

Langley International Film Festival

LIFF_posterThe Langley School District Foundation in partnership with the Toronto Film Festival (TIFF) and Shot in Dark is proud to present the First Annual Langley International Film Festival. LIFF is unprecedented, au courant and epic with persuasive performances brimming over with emotion. Punctuated with comedic episodes and elements of hysterical whimsy, LIFF brings you movies ranging from blockbusters to Indie; from foreign films, to premiere screenings; from student-made cinema and docs, to Oscar nominations. Nobody has ever seen anything remotely like this. We have it all!!

Included in the films presented is Room which features Lynn Fripps Elementary student Jacob Tremblay in his Critics’ Choice Award winning performance.

For tickets, contact or order on line at

Fundraiser for Eric Santema

Eric is a 28 year District employee in the district and is undergoing intensive medical treatments. Eric’s co-workers in the maintenance have come together to host a fundraiser pub night Friday, February 5, 6pm at Jimmy Mac’s Neighbourhood Pub (19935 96 Ave, Langley) to help Eric and his family through this difficult time. The event is open to everyone and includes a silent auction and 50/50 draw. A $20 ticket buys attendees a burger with fries and a beverage (sleeve of draught, house red/white, highball or coffee).

In addition to the pub night, raffle tickets are available for $5 per ticket!

1st Prize: Labour-only Painting – $1100 value!

2nd Prize: Labour-only Painting – $750 value!

3rd Prize: 40oz bottle of vodka!

Contact Laurie (604-309-6741) or Mark (778-996-9225) for tickets or to donate silent auction items. Raffle tickets are also available at the SBO-Reception and Maintenance.

Wab Kinew Coming to Langley

Wab Kinew Letter Updated_page1 Wab Kinew, Honourary Witness for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and author of the #1 National Bestseller The Reason You Walk is coming to Langley. On Friday, February 19th at 7pm readings and discussion from The Reason You Walk. On Saturday, February 20 at 11am enjoy the keynote presentation Beginning a Journey Toward Reconciliation.

Yorkson Creek Middle School, 20686 84 Ave, Langley – to RSVP, order tickets, purchase books or for more information please visit