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Countdown to Beyond 49

The Langara campus officially opened in October 1970, welcoming over 4,500 students to the new campus. 2019 will be a big year for Langara College as we celebrate our 49th year of providing accessible, high-quality, post-secondary education on West 49th Avenue in Vancouver, and our 25th year as an independent institution.

The Advancement and Communications and Marketing departments have been working hard over the summer, continuing to prepare for the launch of the College’s 49th anniversary celebrations.

Langara’s anniversary campaign, Beyond 49 will celebrate our past milestones and achievements, engage our alumni and community, and raise funds to support our students and future initiatives at the College.

The campaign will officially launch on Wednesday, October 10 and below are a few ways you can get involved:

Join us on October 10 for the Beyond 49 launch
Our first of four signature events for Beyond 49 will be on Wednesday, October 10 and you are invited. We will kick-off our anniversary celebrations and launch the campaign with two special events for our campus community (employees, students, and retirees). Join us as we walk part of the original 1970 Great Trek along Cambie Street between 41st Avenue and 49th Avenue to Langara. The trek will finish at the gym for the pep rally and launch.

Register now – first 100 people to register for trek will receive a signature Beyond 49 t-shirt. All employees and students are invited to join us in the gymnasium for the pep rally and launch.

Share your story
As part of our 49th anniversary, we want to celebrate the people within our community. There are so many unique stories at Langara and the anniversary is an opportunity for us to share these stories. There are couples who met at Langara, friendships that continue beyond our campus, memories from the classroom to convocation, alumni who found their path and passions, and instructors who have helped change the lives of their students. Every Langaran (employee, student, alumni, community partner) has a unique story to share and we want to hear them all. We have so much to be proud of at Langara, share your story for inclusion on our anniversary website.

We are excited to kick-off our anniversary celebrations and Beyond 49 campaign on October 10 and look forward to sharing further updates on the campaign and activities over the coming months. If you have any questions about Beyond 49, please email us at

Moira Gookstetter,
Executive Director, Foundation
Director, College Advancement

Lisa Fisher
Director, Communications & Marketing

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