Sponsorship Opportunities - Salishan Place by the River
March 12, 2021
The Corporation of the Township of Langley is seeking responses to an Invitation for Sponsorship Opportunities from parties interested in becoming sponsors of Salishan Place by the River - A Unique Arts, Culture and Heritage Centre in Fort Langley.
All interested parties are invited to submit a response. The responses sought at this time may include but are not limited to the following:
- Name branding opportunities;
- Partnership proposals that will help complete the spaces within Salishan Place and allow it to begin operations in early 2023;
- Other opportunities that would provide benefits to a Sponsor, the Township and users of Salishan Place.
The Township would like to receive Proposals by 4:00pm (local time) on April 19, 2021 (the "Invitation Date"). The Township will not select any Sponsor(s) before the Invitation Date, but may consider, and accept, Proposal(s) at any time after the Invitation Date.
Provincial Funding for Destination Tourism Infrastructure
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 26, 2021
Langley, BC – On February 25, 2021, the BC Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport announced that the Township of Langley will receive $711,354 in Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program (CERIP) funding for its new arts, culture, and heritage facility, Salishan Place by the River. This facility is being developed in Fort Langley, in partnership with Kwantlen First Nation, and in collaboration with Katzie, Matsqui, and Semiahmoo First Nations, on whose traditional territories the Township was established, the Waceya Métis Society, and the Lower Fraser Valley Aboriginal Society. Representatives from these communities and organizations are currently visioning exhibitions and programs for the community and Indigenous galleries at Salishan.
This funding, awarded under the Destination Development stream of CERIP, supports economic resilience, tourism, heritage, and urban and rural economic development projects in communities impacted by COVID-19. Fort Langley has been greatly affected by the pandemic, resulting in the reduction, cancellation, and/or postponement of many events and festivals, and reduced operational capacities of many local businesses.
Destination Development funds will assist in outfitting the third floor convention centre amenities at Salishan, including a 167-seat theatre, a reception/banquet hall with commercial kitchen, and a rooftop outdoor gathering space. These enhancements will encourage year round activities, such as festivals, arts and craft fairs, music and theatre performances, and lectures, drawing people to the community and allowing Fort Langley to rebound.
The Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport is distributing $20 Million in infrastructure funding to 54 tourism related projects in BC. To learn more, visit https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021TACS0014-000322.
Photo cutline: Proposed third floor renderings for Salishan Place by the River.
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$3 Million For New Museum and Cultural Complex in Fort Langley
The Township of Langley is very pleased to receive $3 million from the Government of Canada in support of a new 36,000-square-foot cultural centre and museum complex in Fort Langley. View the floor plans here.
New Museum and Cultural Complex
Salishan Place, will feature Indigenous and community galleries, program spaces, community archives, a reception hall, a 167-seat theatre, and the Fort Langley Community Library.
The new complex is being developed in collaboration with Katzie, Kwantlen, Matsqui, and Semiahmoo First Nations. Get the details at https://bit.ly/2k5DJoE.
Click here to make a donation to Salishan Place. Your donation will make a lasting impact on arts and culture initiatives within the Township of Langley. All donations of $25 or more will receive a tax receipt.