The Start of the Season

I began to search for a summer job in late April and I had very precise criteria I hoped this search would fill. I wanted a job that was dynamic, a job where I would meet new and interesting individuals, a job where I could help people, and a job that I would enjoy. So when I stumbled across the Destination Services Coordinator position at Tourism Langley I thought it would be a perfect match for me, and I have not been disappointed. In my short time here I have already met people from Switzerland, Quebec and the United States, as well as several interesting and adventurous locals looking for something to do on a sunny Sunday afternoon.210

I have lots to look forward to because of my work at the Langley Visitor Center.  I have completed the Tourism Challenge, which is a passport for those in the tourism industry to learn more about the wonderful attractions available in our region, and plan to explore many more of what the Lower Mainland has to offer. I was never one to do much exploring in my own backyard until presented with this opportunity, but through what I have seen while completing this challenge I realize I should have gone exploring long ago. It is sometimes hard to appreciate how magnificent, not only Langley, but B.C. is until you have looked at it from the eyes of a visitor. So I put on my khakis, grabbed my camera and went off to see what our region had to offer. From the Capilano Suspension Bridge to Fort Langley I was never once disappointed. I really cannot wait to see more of this amazing place throughout the summer, but more importantly, tell visitors, friends and family about all the great experiences just waiting for them to enjoy.Untitled

There are several terrific events happening in Langley over the summer, at which Tourism Langley will be present and I expect that the days away from the office will surely prove to be ones to remember. From the Prospera Valley Gran Fondo, to the Ride Into History and the 2013 Special Olympics BC Summer Games which take place in July, I look forward to showing my support for these amazing athletes, and showing both competitors and spectators alike what Langley has to offer.  This summer is definitely full of interesting and exciting events and festivities for both locals and visitors to enjoy. I hope to see you out there enjoying it as much as I will.

– Hayley

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