About Us

Creating a community of positive, sustainable growth in the Willoughby (Langley) neighbourhood through cooperation between households, local business, and government bodies.

The Willoughby Residents Association is a non-profit non-partisan association advocating for the residents of the Willoughby area of Langley, BC, Canada

We meet at 7:00 pm the fourth Tuesday of:

  • February
  • May
  • September
  • November (AGM)

 

Map of Willoughby:

Map of WIlloughby

If you live North of Willowbrook Shopping Centre, South of the Highway #1, East of 192nd and West of 216th, you probably live in Willoughby!

 

Our Purpose:

The purposes of the society are:

To promote and advocate for the health, safety and well-being of residents living in the Willoughby neighbourhood of Langley, British Columbia by;

  1. Promoting and facilitating networking and cooperation among municipal, regional and provincial agencies, transit authorities, police and other organizations and businesses within the community to protect and enhance the quality of life in the neighbourhood; and
  2. Promoting and encouraging cultural, recreational, social, environmental and educational endeavors in Willoughby; and
  3. Fostering community spirit, good neighbourliness, mutual respect and citizen participation; and
  4. Promoting and coordinating the planning and implementation of strategies and activities related to community safety, crime prevention, traffic calming, and safe spaces; and
  5. Organizing regular resident meetings, activities, and special events; and
  6. Working with and supporting the activities of community organizations, other resident groups, local businesses and business associations, and governments as appropriate.

 

History:

The WRA was formed in 2012 by Brad Richert, Teresa Blades and Rena Terry.  They felt a growing need to be represented at local government given the expansion of the Willoughby area and the lack of public input.  They initially incorporated the Association but it was dissolved shortly thereafter.

In 2016, the WRA was resurrected by newcomers, Cynthia & Brian, who had recently moved to the Willoughby area.  They had a wealth of community involvement, with the McBride-Sapperton Residents Association and the Burquitlam Community Association and felt a disconnect with their new community.  There is no clear goal at this point but they hope to re-generate interest in helping the community grow and would eventually like to see more local input in the current development and community events.