It’s no secret that Langdon residents love their community and enjoys spending time together. When it comes to community spirit, residents of Langdon are always proud of what they can accomplish when they come together – and boy, has there been a lot on the go.
Langdon Soccer is going strong and the amazing coaches, that are all volunteers, are doing a wonderful job. Most took time out of their busy lives and attended a coaching clinic that was hosted by Fred Trihn and his crew from University of Lethbridge.
The U8, U10 and U12 soccer clinics that were held in April were a huge success with about 80% of the kids attending each of the three sessions. The crew from the University of Lethbridge are paid for the clinics but it’s a great way for them to earn some money while in University, and they are great role models for the kids in Langdon. “Without our great volunteers the soccer program would not be able to exist”, said Lisa Baker.
Soccer isn’t the only sport that has youngster out getting active. The Langdon Little League has their coaches also doing remarkable work, and as they are also volunteers, this shows the strong volunteer spirit that Langdon has. There are approximately 200 youth participating in Langdon Little League this year.
Of course, a great ball game needs an awesome ball diamond, and thanks to some dedicated volunteers, the Langdon Softball Diamonds have under gone an impressive makeover. Volunteers came together on the May 1st weekend to spread shale and repair bases, just in time for Langdon Little League and Adult Softball to begin their seasons. The money for the shale, other repairs and upgrades to the diamonds came together from a collaboration between the Langdon Community Association, Langdon Little League, and Langdon Softball Association – all volunteer associations.
For those that are more drawn to the performing arts, the Langdon Theatre Group is gearing up for their final performance on Friday May 27th at 7:00 pm – Show Night at MRU. Volunteers have been hard at work designing sets, costumes, and holding rehearsals with all the young performers. Tickets will be available at the door so come out and support these up and coming stars.
The LCC volunteers are also organizing a Straight Outta Langdon clothing fundraiser, with funds going towards projects in Langdon with the first project on the list being the new Langdon Quad Ball Diamonds. Orders are being accepted on the LCA website: http://www.goodlucktown.ca/lca-store.html.
Another labour of love that has recently popped up is the Langdon Community Garden. Countless volunteers came together to help build thirty-four plots throughout the May 1st weekend. A Grand Opening will be held to celebrate this wonderful asset to the community on Saturday June 18th from 9 – 11 am. There will be a free pancake breakfast, kids games and much much more.
Alongside celebrating the opening of the Community Garden, the celebration on June 18th will also have other significance. The Langdon Community Collaborative (all volunteers themselves) is organizing the ‘Volunteer of the Year Award’.
“We are looking for nominations from the community”, explains Lisa Baker.
All nominations must be in by Thursday June 9th. To submit a nomination, you can access an online form on the goodlucktown.ca website or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Lisa at 403-483-5871.
A selection committee will choose one adult and one youth winner and winners will be announced at the Langdon Celebrates event on June 18th from 9-11am. Winners will receive a small award and their names on a new plaque that will be displayed in the Langdon Field House.
With all the amazing things happening in Langdon at the doing of some dedicated and passionate volunteers, that committee has a tough job selecting the best of the best.