OK it was kind of unusual to have a Council Meeting at the City Centre Grill on Tuesday, February 25; but, hey, this was a Langford Council Meeting and they told us they something BIG they wanted the community to know about.

They were right! It was a night with a number of huge, surprising announcements about planned future community projects that are coming to Langford. It’s hard to think of anything this impressive in recent memory that even compares to it!

As the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series competition nears the end, Canada’s Dream Team has moved into 2nd Place in the World Series —and is on track for an Olympic Qualifier moving into the second to last tournament this May 11 and 12 weekend, at the newly-renovated Westhills Stadium!

This round is going to be all out intensive action with Canada looking to beat New Zealand who is leading the women’s series standings (72 points). Canada is in second place (66 points) with USA in third (64 points) followed by Australia in fourth place (56 points).

As the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series competition passes the halfway mark, the race for the coveted World Series title continues—and it’s headed straight to the newly-renovated Westhills Stadium for the weekend of May 11 and 12!

This round is the second to last tournament before the finale in Biarritz, France in June. Currently, the team to beat is New Zealand who is leading the women’s series standings (60 points). The USA is in second place (48 points) with Canada tied with Australia in third place (46 points).

“2019 is on track to be one of the biggest years for major sporting events in Langford,” says Mayor Stewart Young. “The soon-to-be completed Westhills Stadium will be the largest outdoor stadium in the region, offering more sporting opportunities in Langford for professional athletes and residents alike. Something for every interest level—for our youth to compete at the national level, [and] for families watching our athletes compete on the world stage.”

What’s truly amazing about the City of Langford isn’t just the pace and the number of residential and commercial units being built in the region. Langford is also a city that loves its sports. It encourages active, healthy lifestyles in residents of all ages as a way to contribute to its community culture. A full range of recreational opportunities are available for families such as City Centre Park, the YMCA-YWCA, North Langford Recreation Centre, Goldstream Provincial Park, and an abundance of lakes and trails.