Canada Post Community Foundation Supports the Langley Arts Council's Free Educational Arts Programming for At-Risk Youth in Aldergrove
Aldergrove, B.C. — The Langley Arts Council (LAC) is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded a generous grant from the Canada Post Community Foundation to support its Free Educational Arts Programming (FEAP) for at-risk youth in Aldergrove, B.C.
The grant, totaling $5,000 from the Canada Post Community Foundation, will enable the LAC to provide essential arts education and creative outlets for at-risk youth in the Township and City of Langley. The FEAP program will offer free classes in a diverse range of art mediums, including theatre, fine arts, literary arts, crafts, and more. These classes will be taught by professional artists residing in British Columbia.
One of the key objectives of this programming is to ensure accessibility. Thanks to this generous funding, the costs of art supplies required for the program will be fully covered, removing any financial barriers that might prevent youth from participating in arts programming.
Following the completion of the art classes, participating students will be encouraged to submit their finished works for a Youth Exhibition set to take place in the Main Hall Gallery from March 15 to April 24, 2024. This exhibition will be open for youth aged 6 - 21 and will have an open theme. Participating youth are encouraged to create original works of art reflecting topics that are important to the young artists.
"We are immensely grateful to the Canada Post Foundation for their generous support of the Langley Arts Council and the FEAP program. This grant will assist the LAC in providing accessible programming and fill the need in our community,” said Claire Sarfeld, Executive Director of the Langley Arts Council.
“Canada Post is proud to help organizations and projects that make a difference in the lives of Canadian children and youth. Through the generosity of our customers, the Canada Post Community Foundation is able to fund important programs in communities across the country every year,” said Doug Ettinger, President, and Chief Executive Officer, of Canada Post.
The Langley Arts Council extends its sincere appreciation to the Canada Post Foundation for its support. The funding will make a significant difference in the lives of at-risk youth in the Langleys, providing them with creative opportunities, fostering inclusivity, and offering a platform for self-expression and community engagement.
A cheque presentation photo-op will take place with representatives from the Langley Arts Council and Canada Post on Wednesday, October 18, at 10 a.m., at the Aldergrove Post Office (2936 272nd Street).
For more information about the Canada Post Foundation, please visit canadapost.ca/community.
For more information about the Langley Arts Council, please visit langleyarts.ca. To join the Mailing List to receive updates about this programming register at https://www.langleyarts.ca/membership-newsletter
About the Langley Arts Council
The Langley Arts Council is a charitable organization that has been serving the residents of the Township and City of Langley since 1968. The LAC attained charitable status in 1996 which gave the Arts Council more opportunity for continued growth and flourishing into the arts and cultural umbrella organization it is today. The mission of the Langley Arts Council is to cultivate, sustain, and proliferate artistic activity in the Langleys by offering both monetary and resource support to the community as well as developing new and innovative programs in a variety of artistic disciplines.
About Canada Post Foundation
Established in 2012, the Foundation is a registered charity that operates at arm's length from Canada Post. Its mission is to have a positive impact on the lives of children and youth (up to age 21) by building the capacity of local charities, initiatives, and school programs that support them. Through its grassroots, community-based approach, the Foundation plays a critical role in helping Canada Post achieve its purpose, A Stronger Canada – Delivered.