HAPPY 150th BIRTHDAY B.C. Douglas Day 2008 at Ft. Langley

Douglas Day 2008 at Ft. Langley

2008_Nov15 133 by you.

This is the birthday cake given out at the Ft. Langley Community Library.  I sneaked a peek, while everybody else was having the cupcakes following the opening of Spirit Square. – photo Todd Wong

2008_Nov15 157 by you.

 James Douglas and his wife Amelia, follow a bagpiper from the newly opened “Spirit Square” to historic Ft. Langley – photo Todd Wong

2008_Nov15 244 Royal Engineer greets visitors to Historic Ft. Langley – photo Todd Wong

2008_Nov15 241 Todd Wong with Jean Barman, author of British Columbia: Spirit of the People, and Judy, president of the Friends of Historic Ft. Langley.

All proceeds of the book sales went to Friends of Fort Langley National Historic Site.  I've known Jean for a number of years, she is one of BC's most prolific authors of history.  It's always great to see her.  Yes, I finally bought a copy of the book, British Columbia: Spirit of the People, published by Howard White's Harbour Publishing.  It's a beautiful coffee table book, filled with incredible pictures and stories.

2008_Nov15 212  Lisa Pepin volunteers at Fort Langley, and counts her ancestors back 160 years back to the Fort's beginnings. – photo Todd Wong

Lisa is part of the Royal Engineers.  I first met her when they took part in the ill-fated SeaVancouver Festival in 2005.  She tells fascinating stories about Fort Langley's history which includes her own ancestors.  Check out the webpage

2008_Nov15 276 Kwantlen drummers perform on stage for the evening concert – photo Todd Wong

2008_Nov15 301 The Higgins performed during the evening concert

2008_Nov15 305 I really liked this picture.  It was evening, the concert was going, the stars were out. You can see the old style Union Jack flag on top of the flag pole, The banner tells the event for Douglas Day and BC 150 Celebrations.  You can see the Big House behind the banner and the flag. – photo Todd Wong

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BC 150 at Ft. Langley

BC 150 at Ft. Langley

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