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Remembrance Day Banners
In August 2011 we created 50 Remembrance Day banners that are hung annually throughout the downtown core. The original banners are now quite faded and in 2019 it was time to have them replaced. When the banners were first made, we worked with the local Legion and a professional photographer to have the photographs taken. This time we resued the original photos, had one submission from the public and set up a photo-shoot with the assistance of the Langley Lodge for a total of 35 images.
These banners have become a point of pride for the Downtown Langley Business Association and Langley City, and have been duplicated by other communities serveral times since they were first unveiled in our beautiful City. We are very proud of our veterans and feel this is a lovely tribute to our local heroes.
Beautification and anti graffiti accomplished at the same time!
In partnership with BC Hydro and the City of Langley, seventeen Hydro and traffic boxes were wrapped throughout the downtown. This is just another example of how by working together we can accomplish more than we ever could alone.
Get Fresh Program
The Downtown Langley Business Association launched their new “Get Fresh” Program in May 2012. This program was created to provide the Business Improvement Association businesses an opportunity to take advantage of matching grants that are specifically designed to improve the overall appearance of their businesses.
“This is an opportunity for businesses to make those positive changes that they may have been thinking about for a while”, says BIA Executive Director Teri James. “We have seen many improvements over the years as a result of this grant funding”.
Three grants are available:
- Exterior Painting Grant – This applies to the exterior painting of any store front business in the BIA, and the DLBA will match the total cost, dollar for dollar, to a maximum of $1,000.
- Awning and Signage Cleaning Grant – the DLBA has hired a professional awning/signage cleaning company that has already supplied the office with the cleaning cost for each awning and sign in our BIA, and the DLBA will pay for half the cost.
- Façade Improvement Grant –the DLBA will pay for half the cost of awning replacement or re-skinning, windows, doors or a complete face-lift. This grant matches dollar for dollar to a maximum of $1,000.
For the Awning Cleaning Grant, a simple phone call to the office will get the ball rolling. The Exterior Painting and Façade Improvement grants require approval from the BIA Grant Review Committee prior to commencement of work.
Businesses can select one or all of the grant opportunities at full value, and letters of intent for façade improvement and exterior painting are accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.
“The best part of this program is that is sustainable,” says DLBA Chair Carole Ward, branch manager at Westminster Savings. “We are able to offer the “Get Fresh” Program year after year. It’s remarkable to watch all the new awnings and façade improvements taking place.”
"Let's Talk Trash" Program
Did you know that Metro Vancouver has mandated that all organic material must be diverted out of waste mainstream by December 31, 2014?
To help you get a head start, the Downtown Langley Business Association and Northwest Waste Solutions offering a special opportunity to local merchants.
DLBA Reusable Bags
The DLBA has recently designed and ordered awesome “go to” bags and we’d like to offer them to you at the low cost of $2.00 each. These bags are colorful, durable, and functional and are guaranteed to catch the attention of everyone who sees them.
If you’re interested in purchasing some, please call the office today! 604-539-0133