Bob serves up tasty hotdogs to volunteers
during a clean-up
day in Aldergrove
on Robbie Burns Day in England in 1957, Bob moved to the
Fraser Valley in 1968. Just ten years later at only 21 years
old, Bob founded The NEWS newspaper in Maple Ridge - a community
weekly that went on to win a number of awards and still publishes
1986 he joined the staff of Trinity Western University as
manager of the University Press and later that decade,
Bob started a commercial printing company in Langley called
University Printers Ltd. and he ran the company untill the
1999 civic election when he won his first seat on Township
that, Bob was active in various community groups
in Langley. He served on the board of directors of the Langley
Chamber of Commerce for over 10 years and served as president
of the chamber in 1997-98.
2003 he received the Chamber's Business Person f the Year
Aldergrove, he was President of
for several years and still volunteers each year at the annual
a passion to engage people and issues at a 'down to earth'
level, Bob is always willing to get together to discuss views
on how we can make our communities better places for everyone.
me on my cell and let's get together any time to discuss
my favourite topic: The Future of the Township!
his five terms on council, Bob served on many regional,
provincial and national local government organizations: as
president of the Lower Mainland Local Government Association,
of the Union of British Columba Municipalities, Chair of
the BC caucus of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities
co-chair of the FCM Joint committee
on community corrections.
Active on the sound system at a local event
at The Langley walk, 2011
also operates a stage, lighting and sound production
Mainstage Productions. -
He is blessed with a talented ear for music and has, since high
school, been interested in sound systems. Running them, tuning
them, building them.
1986, Bob began to engineer live concerts for gospel music performers
such as David Meece, Wayne Watson, Phil Keaggy, Michael Card
and many others. He toured the USA with Dove and Grammy award
winner Steven Curtis Chapman, and Bob still keeps active on
the sound console whenever Gospel artists frequent the Vancouver
Bob resides with wife Karen in Aldergrove, and there together
they own and operate a family restaurant called
has been my honour and privilege to have served on
Langley Township Council, providing quality leadership
and a voice for the community for the past 15 years.
I look forward to your support as continue and serve
- Bob Long