Warren Sommer was born in Vancouver in 1951. With a Master's degree from UBC in historical geography, Warren has had a long career in curatorial and management positions in British Columbian cultural institutions, including Parks Canada, the Burnaby Village Museum, and the Langley Centennial Museum and National Exhibition Centre. His public service career has also included working for the Township of Langley's Parks and Recreation department as Manager of Community Recreation Services, Project Manager, and Deputy Director. Warren has been a Langley resident since 1979 and is currently principal of Legacy Heritage Consultants, providing services in the areas of community history, cultural planning, social research, and community development. He has a particular interest in community history, historic cemeteries, historic architecture, and Canadian military history.

He is the co-author, with Kurt Alberts, of Langley, 125: A Celebration (Fort Langley: Birthplace of B.C. Gallery, 1998).

His own books are:

From Prairie to City: A History of the City of Langley (City of Langley, 1999)

From Far and Wide: Cultural Diversity in North Vancouver (North Shore Multicultural Society, 2000)

Frail Memorials: The Cemeteries of Langley (Corporation of the Township of Langley, 2005),

The Ambitious City: A History of North Vancouver (Harbour, 2007), published to mark the City of North Vancouver's centennial; and

Nothing Without Effort: A History of Langley (Corporation of the Township of Langley, 2008).

Canucks in Khaki: Langley, the Lower Mainland, and the Great War of 1914 to 1918 (Fort Langley: Legacy Heritage Consultants, 2017.) $39.95 978-0-9958037-0-1. Foreword by Mark Forsythe

[BCBW 2017]

Review of the author's work by BC Studies:
The Ambitious City: A History of the City of North Vancouver