• English Conversation Circles: Fridays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Practice your English in a friendly, informal environment. We read and discuss articles from the West Coast Reader online. Register for free at fvrl.ca.
• Coldest Night of the Year: Feb. 26, 5 p.m.; Cedar Park Church, 5300 44th Ave.; Delta’s 5th annual Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser walk is coming up on Saturday, Feb. 26! This fun, family-friendly fundraising walk supports Deltassist’s emergency food and seniors’ services programs. We are excited to be able to gather outdoors for an in-person 2 km or 5 km walk through Ladner, OR you can participate virtually to support Deltassist. For full details (including how to get your CNOY toque) and to register, visit cnoy.org/location/delta.
• B.C. Opioid Crisis — Response, Safety & Resources: March 1, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. This 60-minute workshop presented in partnership with Seniors First BC provides information about the ongoing B.C. opioid emergency, including what opioids are, overdose causes, and how to identify an overdose. Additionally, it will discus how to respond to an overdose, some strategies to remain safe when using, and community resources. Register for free at fvrl.ca.
• North Delta Rotary Club Shred-A-Thon: March 5, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Sunshine Hills Safeway parking lot, 6401 Scott Road; The North Delta Rotary Club, together with local Realtor Leah Bach, are pleased to host another Shred-A-Thon event on Saturday, March 5. It will be held at the southeast corner of the Safeway parking lot at Scott Road and 64th Avenue.
• Community Action for Equity and Racial Justice (formerly Delta OARH Committee) Community Engagement Event: March 9, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; via Zoom; The Delta Organizing Against Racism & Hate (OARH) committee was founded in 2017 as part of the BC OARH program, which ended in 2020. The committee is now a spoke with the Resilience BC Anti-Racism Network and in the process of rebranding as Community Action for Equity and Racial Justice. Come out and learn more about the committee and how you can support our community. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Meet the Playground — Music Makers: March 23, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Do you love making music? Meet the Playground! Join us for an introduction to some of the amazing STEAM learning items you can borrow with your library card, including Ukuleles and Specdrums, and get ready to play along. Register for free at fvrl.ca.
• 2022 Delta Youth Leadership Conference: April 26, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Seaquam Secondary, 11584 Lyon Rd.; Hosted by the Delta Police Department and Delta School District. Attention Delta students! Come join us in a day of incredible learning at the 3rd Annual Delta Youth Leadership Conference. We have a full day lined up with some incredible speakers in the morning — award-winning entrepreneur and author Kendal Netmaker; DJ Baron S, the first female DJ for the Vancouver Canucks; and bestselling author, personal development coach and Champion UP founder Adrian Starks — followed by breakout sessions in the afternoon. The day will start with a DJ, students will have the opportunity to win door prizes, and there will be free lunch provided. All student who attend the conference will receive volunteer hours. Register in advance at eventbrite.ca/e/delta-youth-leadership-conference-2022-tickets-224225543637. (This event was originally scheduled to take place Jan. 28 but has been postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions.)
• Storytime: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Wednesdays 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Join our staff and other families live on Zoom for Storytime and introduce kids to the love of books and language. Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes and more. Storytime prepares children to learn to read. Register at fvrl.ca. Looking for more Storytime fun? Check out our on-demand content on social at facebook.com/ReadLearnPlay.
• Babytime: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Join library staff and other families live on Zoom for Babytime. Make language fun and help your baby develop speech and language skills. Enjoy bouncing, singing and rhyming with stories. Babytime is a fun, social bonding activity for babies and caregivers. Register at fvrl.ca. Looking for more Babytime fun? Check out our on-demand content on social at facebook.com/ReadLearnPlay.
• Virtual Raptor Meet & Greet: Feb. 25, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Join OWL Rehabilitation Centre to learn about local raptors like hawks, eagles and owls, the dangers they face, and how you can help them. Plus, get the chance to meet some real “raptor ambassadors” up close on camera and ask all your burning questions. Suitable for kids and teens. Register for free at fvrl.ca.
• Teen Paper Crafts: March 3, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Calling all crafty teens! Join us to learn and share techniques about paper artistry. Each month will have a paper craft themed idea. We will talk about different materials, methods, resources and art makers, and share our results. At our March session, we will discuss making “seed paper” and other paper-altering crafts. Join us for mindful and positive making ideas. Register for free at fvrl.ca.
• Among Us — Teen Games Hang Out: March 18, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Come hang out for an afternoon of tasks and traitors. Launch into space with your fellow crew mates and help sniff out the impostors. Play Among Us with teens from across the Fraser Valley (ages 13-18). Participants will need two devices: one on which to join the Zoom call, and one to play Among Us on (the game is to download on iOS and Android; PC/MAC/Switch alternatives are also available). Register for free at fvrl.ca.
• Pirate Party: March 24, 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Shiver me timbers! Join us for a pirate party on Zoom. Buckle up for pirate-themed fun ‘n’ games as we show ye how to make a pirate hat out of newspaper and share ideas for decoratin’ it. Ye will need newspaper or a large piece of paper to fold yer hat. Afterwards, don yer hat for some swashbuckling activities and book recommendations. Arrr ye ready? Cast off! Suitable for mateys 8 to 12 years of age. Register for free at fvrl.ca.
• Pet Parade: March 25, 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. What makes your pet awesome? Join us for a virtual show and tell and introduce us to your animal companions. Share a story about your pet, or tell us about their favourite tricks and treats. No pets? Bring along your favourite stuffie instead. For children ages 6-12. Register for free at fvrl.ca.
• Trauma-Informed Parenting — How To Understand and Support Children and Youth Experiencing Trauma: Feb 24, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.; via Zoom; This free online workshop is presented by the Delta School District with Andrew Neufeld, registered clinical counsellor and co-founder and executive director of Alongside You. Parenting is hard, and kids are complex. The word “trauma” brings up all kinds of images for us as parents, and we hope our kids don’t experience it. The reality is that most do in one form or another. Our job as parents is to support our children and youth through their trauma, and COVID-19 has made this even more important — and for many years to come. Together, we’ll define trauma and look at how trauma impacts our children and youth and their development and health outcomes. We’ll look at how our own trauma impacts our job as parents and gain practical insights into tangible ways that trauma informed practice can influence how we are with our kids throughout the age span — ways that can change lives. Find a link to register in advance at deltasd.bc.ca/event/how-to-understand-and-support-children-and-youth-experiencing-trauma.
• Free Online Parent Workshop — Preparing for Kindergarten: March 3 and 8, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Presented by the Delta School District’s Learning Services Branch. Explore the skills and abilities that will help your child have a successful start to school, and learn strategies to make the transition as smooth as possible. We will share how kindergarten looks in today’s schools, and practical ideas to help families prepare for the first day. Workshop will run from 7-9 p.m., followed by a half-hour Q&A. Chose the date that works best for you, then join the meeting by visiting zoom.us/join and entering the meeting code 502 198 9793.
• Emotional Intelligence — The Key To Long-Term Success: March 8, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.; via Zoom; This free education session for parents and caregivers is presented by the Delta School District. In school and at work, most of the attention goes to IQ or academic intelligence. Historically, very little attention is paid to EQ — emotional intelligence — or how we understand our emotions and the emotions of others and use this information to navigate relationships and our lives. What if I told you that EQ, not IQ, factors more into long-term success for our kids, and that it’s not even close? What if I told you we’re born with our IQ, but EQ is a learned skill that can be taught? Let’s get together to learn about EQ and how we can increase our own emotional intelligence, and do the same for our kids so that they thrive long after they’re done with school. Presenter Andrew Neufeld is a registered clinical counsellor and the co-founder and executive director of Alongside You, and registered clinical counsellor. Register in advance at https://ca01web.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5wlf-usqjIsG9yNHRoyZ8DMSiF3Rb2JUu6c.
• Intro to Baby Signing: March 23, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Want to sign with your little one, but don’t know where to begin? Join us for Intro to Baby Signing! Signing is a great way to develop speech and support communication before children become vocal. With this program you and your baby or young toddler can use books and rhymes to learn some simple, useful signs and discover fun ways to practice together at home. Register for free at fvrl.ca.
• Seniors Weekly Golf: Mondays and Tuesday, starting March 28/29, 8 a.m.; Sunshine Woods Golf Centre, 10646 64th Ave.; Seniors weekly golf registration and play begins at 8 a.m. on Monday March 28 and Tuesday March 29 at Sunshine Woods Golf Centre in Delta. All seniors, ladies and men, 60 and older are welcome. The $10 registration fee covers tournament prizes and handicap maintenance for the season but does not include green fees. For more information, contact the Monday co-ordinator Jerry Sampson at 604-765-5123, or the Tuesday co-ordinator Nick Parker at 604-597-6719, after March 7.
• Government Benefits for Older Adults: April 5, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Seniors First BC presents an informative overview of numerous federal and provincial government benefits for seniors, including Old Age Security (OAS), Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS), Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Fair Pharmacare, BC Senior Supplement, and Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters (SAFER). Register for free at fvrl.ca.
• Library at Home — for Kids!: Feb. 28, 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Discover free and easily accessible research sites, educational resources and online book narration for kids. Register for free at fvrl.ca.
• Read Around the World — Mexico: March 11, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Read around the world with us! Each month we’ll announce a new theme — you read something from that area of the world, then drop in for a summary of books from library staff and share your favourites. Travel guides, novels, memoirs, cookbooks… the sky’s the limit. Register for free at fvrl.ca.
• Afternoon Book Club: March 15, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. What’s the only thing that’s better than reading fresh and engaging books? Chatting about them in one of the library’s lively book clubs! Join fellow readers in a discussion of timely, topical and noteworthy works of fiction and non-fiction. This month’s book is Wild Rose by Sharon Batula. Register for free at fvrl.ca.
• Poetry Café: April 6, 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Calling all poets! Join us for a virtual poetry café. Come prepared to recite an original poem you have crafted, share a poem from a favourite poet, or come to listen and enjoy. Suitable for adults. Register for free at fvrl.ca.
• Who’s Dying To Be A Millionaire?: March 4, 8, 9 and 10, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; North Delta Secondary, 11447 82nd Avenue; North Delta Secondary Theatre is proud to present Who’s Dying to be a Millionaire? Oily game show host, Reginald Smarmy, brings his popular game show Who’s Dying to be a Millionaire? to the small town of Old New Plunketville. The locals swarm to the show, but before contestants finish answering their challenging questions they fall down… dead! The local sheriffs are called in to investigate and craziness ensues between the police chief, the studio vice president, a rival show host, star-struck city council members, and the show’s director! Contestants drop fast in this thrilling murder mystery comedy! Can you figure out ‘who dunnit’ before the next contestant takes the hot seat? Tickets will be available at the door. For group tickets or other inquiries, email email@example.com.
• Uke Jam: March 29, 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. Register for free at fvrl.ca.
• DocuFilm Club: March 14, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Join us for a discussion of the documentary film Love Hate Love, available free to library card holders via Kanopy. What would you do if your life was altered by unexpected tragic events? Love Hate Love weaves together the stories of three families whose lives were torn apart by some of the most notorious terrorist attacks of the 21st century, yet who refused to succumb to despair or hate. Love Hate Love is a moving story about the resilience of the human spirit, and the power of hope and love to transform lives and help fight hate in the world. Suitable for adults and teens. Register for free at fvrl.ca.
• Thor Trivia: March 8, 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Think you know Thor? Test your knowledge of the God of Thunder with our Thor trivia event! Conquer the trilogy alone or assemble a team of all the heroes in your household. Whether you’re an Avenger, Revenger, or just looking for some mischief, it’s sure to be a great time. Register for free at fvrl.ca.
• Tread Lightly! Awareness Workshop: March 7, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Join us as master tread trainer Brian Pratt teaches about outdoor ethics while having fun in your four-wheel drive. Topics include travelling responsibly, avoiding sensitive areas, respecting the rights of others, doing your part and, if there’s time, an overview of the Tread Lightly! organization and how people can become members. Register for free at fvrl.ca.
• Delta Hot Chocolate Fest: Feb. 14-28; various locations; Back by popular demand and proudly supported by the City of Delta, the 2nd Annual Delta Hot Chocolate Fest is here! This event is all about celebrating the passion of our local business owners to create divine chocolate creations. Our mission is to spread joy, warm hearts, and make our community sweeter — one chocolate treat at a time. Reach Child & Youth Development Society is the event’s charity partner this year, and for every cup or pastry sold, $1 will go towards the society’s Aboriginal Supported Child Development Program. It’s a beautiful cause that makes such a positive impact! For a list of participating cafés and bakeries in Tsawwassen, Ladner and North Delta, visit southdeltalocal.ca.
• Free Yoga Classes: various days and times; via Zoom; Deltassist is now offering five free online yoga classes each week. Registration is ongoing and you can enjoy the classes from the comfort of your home. The Yoga for Stress Relief program runs Mondays from 6-7 p.m. (Yin Yoga), Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m. (Restorative Yoga) and Fridays from 10-11 a.m. (Hatha Yoga). Meanwhile, the Yoga Towards Recovery program runs Mondays from 7:30-8:30 p.m. (Wind Down Yoga) and Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 a.m. (Rise & Shine Yoga). For info or to register, email Carlee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• From Safety to Self-Compassion: Thursdays, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Deltassist, North Delta office, 9097 120th St.; This group is for women who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse. The group will create a safe environment for you to give voice to your story and feel validated. You will be encouraged to create your own internal and external safety. The group will cover topics like establishing boundaries, consolidating a sense of self, reflecting on the journey and cultivating a future from here on. Please note that this is an in-person group and Deltassist is taking all necessary precautionary measures to ensure everyone’s safety to minimize the transmission of COVID-19. For more information or to register, contact Irene at 604-238-4009 ext.116 or email@example.com, or Jasmeet at 604-594-3455 ext. 104 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Canadian Federation of University Women, North Delta/Surrey: CFUW is a national non-partisan, voluntary, self-funded organization working to improve the status of women and to promote human rights, public education, social justice and peace. The North Delta/Surrey club meets monthly (via Zoom at the present time) and is open to all women graduates, students and women who share the ideals of CFUW. For more information, call Barb (604-594-6145) or Eleanor (604-589-3631) or email email@example.com.
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