• Delta Stageworks Mother’s Day Writing Workshop Contest: On now through April 30; Are you a new Canadian or landed immigrant living in Delta? Does your mother have a story that needs to be told this Mother’s Day? Delta Stageworks is holding a contest for a 250 word story that celebrates your mother’s life. The story can be about any event you remember that has stayed with you. Send your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday April 30 for a chance to win a free space in our upcoming My Mother’s Story online writing workshop May 4-25!
• 2021 Community Banner Contest: On now through June 30; online; The City of Delta is proud to present the Community Banner Contest, a competition to create a street banner that will raise awareness of Delta’s natural beauty, culture, and heritage. Residents are invited to submit their designs (or photographs) for the annual contest, and a volunteer panel made up of local artists and a member of Delta’s Heritage Advisory Commission will select four winners, one for each of the following categories: Delta Heritage (open category), Discover Delta (open category), Emerging Artist (ages 13 to 17 years) and Aspiring Artist (up to 12 years old). The winning design from each category will be displayed on street banners throughout Delta from January to May. For more information on submission guidelines, prizing, contest rules, and to see previous winning designs, visit letstalkdelta.ca/BannerContest.
• Get Ready Delta Community Workshop: April 28, 6:30 p.m. to 8 30 p.m.; via Zoom; Join Delta Fire & Emergency Services Community Liaison Marc Jubinville and Captain Dave Ayton for this free workshop to teach you the risks, how to make an emergency plan and what to put in your kit in the event of an emergency or disaster. For ages 13 and up; one registration per household only. Delta residents can sign up starting April 11, and non-residents can register starting April 18. To register, visit deltareg.ca.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
• Anger Management Group: Thursdays starting April 22; via Zoom; This free group from Deltassist will teach participants the skills of effective communication, problem-solving, listening, conflict resolution, impulse control, stress management and coping strategies in relationships that may or may not contain abuse. Note: This group is for people who have not been charged with, or are not currently facing charges related to, domestic violence. A pre-screening interview is required before participating in the group. To register, call Tejinder at 604-594-3455 (ext. 110). For more info visit deltassist.com/news/ongoing-events.
• Star Wars Day Trivia: May 4, 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Are you a Star Wars fan? Test your knowledge of a galaxy far, far away with our Star Wars Trivia event! Participate “Solo” or as a team with the other rebels in your household. To register, visit fvrl.ca.
• 6th Annual Teen Creativity Contest: On now through May 14; online; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Show us your creative writing, display your artistic skills, build a robot, write a song, loop a video! It can be anything you put your mind to. Four grand prizes of $100 Amazon or Chapters/Indigo gift cards will be awarded, as well as eight runner-up prizes of $50 Amazon or Chapters/Indigo gift card. (One gift card per winner.) Contest runs until May 14, 2021. Enter now at fvrlteenimagine.lndg.page/ld3G66.
• Sphero SPRK+ Robot Challenge: May 19, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Test your creativity! Come up with a chariot attachment that allows your Sphero to carry around quarters and enter our official Sphero Quarter Carrying Challenge. Place a hold on a Sphero SPRK+ robot and pick it up at your local library. Prepare a design before the event and then join us on Zoom to show off your design and to see what other people have come up with. There will be three judging categories: “Straight Line,” “Turning a Corner” and “Style” (the latter to be decided by polling of participants). To register, visit fvrl.ca.
• Teen Pictionary: May 26, 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. How good are your guessing skills? Join us online for a game of Pictionary! Watch library staff draw a variety of things and see who can guess the most correct. For ages 12-17. To register, visit fvrl.ca.
HOBBIES AND CRAFTS
• Knit & Stitch: Second Wednesday of the month, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Looking for inspiration for a new project, or want to show off your latest work in progress? Then join your fellow needle crafters for a fun afternoon of relaxing stitching and sharing of projects. All levels and types of needle crafting are welcome (crochet, cross-stitching, embroidery, felting, knitting, etc.). To register, visit fvrl.ca.
• Boundary Bay Quilters’ Guild: Third Tuesday of the month, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.; via Zoom; The Boundary Bay Quilters Guild has moved their in-person meetings to Zoom. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, April 20 and the guest speaker will be long-time friend of the guild Carola Russell to share some ideas on using up scraps and fat quarters. If you are interested in attending, please contact email@example.com or call 604-948-0692.
• My Mother’s Story: May 4-25, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.; via Zoom; Delta Stageworks Theatre Society is hosting a four-week online writing workshop called “My Mother’s Story” led by Marilyn Norry, Vancouver actor, author, and member of Delta Stageworks’ artistic team for 2021. “The journey you’ll take … is to write the story of your mother’s life, from beginning to end, just the facts, where you are just one of the facts. All in 2,000 words,” Norry says. “In writing this story you will discover things about yourself, your mother and your family that perhaps you never knew before.” My Mother’s Story will run Tuesday evenings from May 4-25 via Zoom — you do not have to have prior writing experience, and a series of exercises and editing guidance are provided. The cost is $65. Registration and details at deltastageworks.ca.
• Ukulele Jam: Last Tuesday of the month, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. All “uked” up and no place to jam? All levels of experience are welcome at our fun and relaxed virtual ukulele circle. Open to adults 18+. Don’t yet have a ukulele? No problem. Head to fvrl.ca to place a hold on a ukulele and/or to register.
• 13th Annual Earth Day Photo Contest: April 1-30; online (letstalkdelta.ca/earthdaycontest). Hosted by the City of Delta. Delta residents and City of Delta staff are invited celebrate Earth Day with the City od Delta by participating in the 13th Annual Earth Day Photo Contest! This year’s theme is “Gardens for Nature.” Submit your unaltered photo at letstalkdelta.ca/earthdaycontest, including the photographer’s name, title of the photo and a short description of how the photo subject benefits nature. Deadline for entry is Friday, April 30. Three winners from will be selected from each category — “Adult” (age 18+), “Teen” (12-17), “Youth” (5-11) and “City of Delta staff” (not eligible for the grand prize). One grand prize winner will be chosen out of all eligible entries received, and a “Fan Favourite” will also be chosen based on the number of votes received from Delta residents May 1-14.
• The Flame: Hope Springs Eternal Edition: now through May 11; online; Surrey Civic Theatres presents another Digital Stage online performance showcasing a variety of storytellers from across the Lower Mainland and beyond, with host Deb Williams. Event premiered Friday, March 26 and is available to view until May 11 on Surrey Civic Theatres’ Facebook Page, the Digital Stage Events Page, or City of Surrey YouTube Channel. “A night of engaging stories championing human resilience in the face of life’s struggles and challenges.” For info, visit surrey.ca.
• Delta Virtual Triathlon: May 1-16, various locations; In an effort to encourage residents to remain active during the COVID-19 pandemic, while also maintaining the health and safety guidelines set by the provincial health order, the City of Delta is excited to announce the Delta Virtual Triathlon. While the swim component will require pre-registration for lane space at Ladner Outdoor Pool, the bike and run components can be completed at any time between May 1 and 16. Maps for suggested run and bike routes will be available for all participants. To register, visit deltareg.ca or call 604-952-3000. For more information, visit delta.ca/triathlon.