• Delta Senior Secondary Class of 1973 50-Year Reunion: 2023 is coming fast and the folks putting together the Delta Senior Secondary School 1973 50-Year Grad Reunion really want to hear from you! We are new on the block, starting from scratch and we need your contact information, fast. You can contact us through the “Delta Senior Secondary 1973 – 50 Year Grad Reunion” group on Facebook (facebook.com/groups/480870907202650). It is a “you snooze, you lose” situation because we must have a full plan by the end of January 2023. If you want to join or help (we are planning a Zoom meeting for those a tad too far away) please let us know as it is your reunion and we would like to know what you want. We are waiting to hear from you!
• George Mackie Library Teen Advisory Group: First Thursday of the month (Feb. 2), 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; George Mackie Library, 8440 112th St.; Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is for students between the ages of 13-19. TAG members help staff develop teen oriented programs and assist at the bigger library events. They will also act as a library representative in North Delta’s teen community. The monthly meetings are a time to socialize and plan. Membership is a resume booster and helps earn volunteer hours. All teens in North Delta are welcome. Refreshments are served. Registration is required. To join, pick up and fill out the application form and drop it off at the George Mackie Library.
• 5th Annual Interfaith Dinner: Feb. 4, 5:30 p.m.; Baitur Rahman Mosque, 9570 River Rd.; The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution in 2010 proclaiming the first week of February each year as the World Interfaith Harmony Week. This week reminds us the importance of tolerance, reconciliation, forgiveness, building bridges across the boundaries, having constructive dialogues and achieving sustainable development by promoting interfaith harmony. To celebrate United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at B.C. cordially invites you to the 5th Annual Interfaith Dinner at Baitur Rahman Mosque in Delta. Welcome and greetings from 5:30-6 p.m., program from 6-7 p.m. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-877-994-7526.
• Open Stage: Last Friday of the month (Jan. 27), 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; North Delta Centre for the Arts, 11425 84th Ave.; Entertain and be entertained. Share the stage with a variety of singers, musicians, poets, actors and dancers in this intergenerational monthly evening. Performing not your thing? Then sit back and enjoy the show! Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 7:30pm. Light refreshments served. $5 entry for all. Register for Open Stage at cityofdelta.perfectmind.com.
• Vancouver Cello Quartet: Jan. 31, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.; North Delta Centre for the Arts, 11425 84th Ave.; Presented by the City of Delta and Vancouver Chamber Music Society. Formed in 2012, The Vancouver Cello Quartet is comprised of four dedicated professionals — Kevin Park, Lee Duckles, Cristian Markos and Luke Kim — who perform original works and arrangements for cellos. Since their acclaimed debut, the quartet has quickly won the hearts of music lovers through their performances of staples of the classical music repertoire as well as contemporary and popular works, all of which showcase the limitless possibilities of the instrument they love. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.; come early and enjoy complimentary tea and coffee. Tickets are $25 and available at eventbrite.com/e/vancouver-cello-quartet-tickets-454970357587. Reserved accessible seating is available on the upper balcony by calling the venue at 604-952-3620.
• The Delta Ukulele Circle: First Saturday of the month (Feb. 4), 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.; North Delta Centre for the Arts, 11425 84th Ave.; Led by Gary Cyr, the Delta Ukulele Circle is an enthusiastic, welcoming and supportive crowd of music lovers with an appreciation for the ukulele. This tiny instrument provides a unique opportunity for individuals wanting to play and enjoy music together with others in a very social setting. Admission is $5. This is a drop-in program so please do not register. Doors open at 2 p.m, circle starts at 2:30 p.m. More information can be found at deltaukes.com, or register at cityofdelta.perfectmind.com.
• The High Bar Gang: Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m.; Genesis Theatre, 5005 45th Ave., Ladner; Since the band was formed in the summer of 2010, The High Bar Gang has been bringing its unique take on old time bluegrass to the people of Western Canada. Vocal harmony is key to the band’s sound, and the blend of Shari Ulrich, Wendy Bird and Kirby Barber along with guitarist Barney Bentall and banjo player Dave Barber is simply stunning. Supported by Rob Becker on bass, and Colin Nairne on guitar and mandolin, the band’s repertoire stays firmly rooted in the golden age of bluegrass music with songs by the likes of Bill Monroe, The Stanley Brothers and Del McCoury. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 and go on sale Nov. 10 at genesis-theatre.tickit.ca or by calling 604-940-5550.
• Zodiac Trio: April 21, 7:30 p.m.; North Delta Centre for the Arts, 11425 84th Ave.; Presented by the City of Delta and Vancouver Chamber Music Society. One of today’s premiere clarinet-violin-piano ensembles, the Zodiac Trio is a New York-based ensemble known for presenting masterpieces for their unconventional instrumentation alongside hidden gems and arrangements in a concert experience marked with special gusto, virtuosity and energy. For tickets, visit vancouverchambermusic.com/northdelta.
• Brent Butt: March 3, 7:30 p.m.; Genesis Theatre, 5005 45th Ave., Ladner; One of Canada’s funniest and most recognizable comedians, Butt has performed at the world’s most prestigious comedy festivals, toured internationally, and created and starred in two successful sitcoms (Corner Gas and Hiccups, plus the former’s animated spin-off) and two theatrical comedies (No Clue and Corner Gas: The Movie). Butt also hosts the aptly-named podcast The Buttpod, which kicked off its long-awaited second season in October with guest TV legend Tom Bergeron. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $60 and go on sale Nov. 10 at genesis-theatre.tickit.ca or by calling 604-940-5550.
• InkWellTold: Jan. 28, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; North Delta Centre for the Arts, 11425 84th Ave.; InkWellTold is a bi-monthly reading-in-conversation series hosted in partnership by the Delta Literary Arts Society and the City of Delta. Each evening will feature two authors reading and talking about their work followed by a Q&A session. Register for free at cityofdelta.perfectmind.com.
• Dinner and Games Night: Jan. 28, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Trinity Lutheran Church, 11040 River Rd.; Come meet your neighbours for a night of games, food and fun! Doors open at 5:15 p.m. Dinner featuring Italian cuisine will be served at 5:30 p.m., with games starting at 6. Enjoy ping pong, air hockey, foosball, board games, a marble run and Lego, or bring your own games to share with others. This is a free event for all ages. All are welcome.
• Word Nerds: First Monday of the month starting Feb. 6, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Calling all humans! Join us for a fun game of word scrambles. Players will be given a series of scrambled letters to make as many words as possible in a set amount of time. Challenge your mind, memory and vocabulary! Compete as a team or as an individual for some wholesome fun! All ages welcome. Register for free at fvrl.ca.
• Thor Trivia: Feb. 21, 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 questions on all four MCU movies alone or assemble a team of all the heroes in your household. Whether you’re an Avenger, a Revenger or just looking for some mischief, it’s sure to be a great time. Register for free at fvrl.ca.
• Cars Trivia: March 15, 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Trivia masters, start your engines! Test your knowledge of the world of Disney/Pixar’s Cars with our Cars trivia event. Race through the questions yourself or assemble your pit crew and compete as a team. Register for free at fvrl.ca.
• Seed Starting Part 1 with West Coast Seed: Jan. 22, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.; Douglas J. Husband Discovery Centre, 4450 Clarence Taylor Cres.; Join this West Coast Seeds-led program at the Discovery Centre to learn all about seed starting for summer. Each participant will bring home their seeds and learning after the program. Please dress appropriately for gardening and bring gloves if desired. Register for this free workshop at cityofdelta.perfectmind.com.
• Northern British Columbia: My Favourite Place on Earth: Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Delta Photo Club is pleased to have Liron Gertsman return to present “Northern British Columbia: My Favourite Place on Earth.” As a region of unique biogeography, northern British Columbia is home to an incredibly special array of wildlife. Join award-winning photographer and biologist Liron Gertsman on a virtual exploration of British Columbia’s far north, as he shares images and stories from his many adventures in the region over the years as well as a myriad of photography tips. To attend, you must either become a member of the Delta Photo Club by filling out the membership form at deltaphotoclub.com/member-sign-up-form, or, to join as a guest, send an e-transfer of $10 to email@example.com by noon on Wednesday, Feb. 1 (please include your name, email address and club affiliation with the transfer). The zoom link for the workshop will be sent the afternoon of Feb. 1. For more information, visit deltaphotoclub.com/workshops.
• Knit ‘n’ Stitch: Fridays, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; George Mackie Library, 8440 112th St.; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Pack up your needles and yarn and head to the library. Knitting, crocheting, quilting and weaving are fun ways to connect across the generations. Join members of all ages and abilities to share ideas, techniques, and good conversation.
• Delta Photo Club: Wednesdays, 7:15 to 9:30 p.m.; via Zoom; The Delta Photo Club is dedicated to improving photography and photographic art in its various forms within the Surrey, North Delta, Ladner and Tsawwassen communities, including our neighbours in Point Roberts. Meetings are currently held via Zoom on Wednesday evenings, from 7:15 to 9:30 p.m., September through May. For more information, visit deltaphotoclub.com.
• Flash Fiction: Last Monday of the month starting Jan. 30, 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Flash Fiction is a short, short story, but a complete story, that usually has a surprise last line. Learn how to write flash fiction, which can be as little as six words and as many as 250. Explore creativity and how to come up with ideas, along with different forms of flash fiction, like fan fiction. For teens ages 14-18. Register for free at fvrl.ca.
• Unbound Poetry Festival — Call for Submissions: Deadline Jan. 31, 2023; online; The Delta Literary Arts Society is looking for submission proposals for outdoor poetry installations for our full-day poetry festival, Unbound, being held at the North Delta Centre for the Arts on Saturday, April 10, 2023. Please email submission details or any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline to submit is Jan. 31, 2023. A small honorarium will be provided for all installations accepted.
• Young Writers: Second Monday of the month (Feb. 13), 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Calling all young writers! Come explore your imagination and develop your creative writing skills. Join us for creative writing activities, story games, and writing challenges. A program for children ages 9 to 12. Register for free at fvrl.ca.
• Food and Toddlers: Jan. 25, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Join Laila Hussain, a dietitian with over 15 years of experience in health care and sessional lecturer for Langara College and UBC, to learn about food and toddlers. Topics Laila will discuss include “Is my child eating enough,” “What should I feed my toddler,” “Is this behaviour normal” and “What is my role in feeding my child.” Register for free at fvrl.ca.
• Late French Immersion Program Online Info Session: Jan. 25 ad 26, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Hosted by the Delta School District. Join us for a free online information session about Delta’s Late French Immersion Program (Grades 6 to 12). Learn more about French Immersion programs at deltasd.bc.ca/programs/french-immersion, and participants are asked to watch this online presentation (vimeo.com/503206055) before attending one of the sessions. Register for free at docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeNnaxw0pvuLH21Juh-REvUaDfFl5uuKopBvjRgroD8f6n2iQ/viewform.
• Lego Club: Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; George Mackie Library, 8440 112th St.; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Love Lego? We provide the Lego, you bring your imagination! Come play, create and experiment. Lego Club is a fun afternoon program for kids. Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult.
• STEAMpunk Playground: Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; George Mackie Library, 8440 112th St.; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Come experiment, craft and get creative with fun activities as we explore Science, Technology, Art, Engineering and Math (STEAM). Explore how to solve the Playground’s Puzzle Cubes or program an Ozobot, and so much more. Activities vary and are suitable for ages 8-12. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Parents are encouraged to stay and participate with their child(ren).
• Babytime: Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; George Mackie Library, 8440 112th St.; 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 Facebook or YouTube.
• Storytime: Fridays and Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; George Mackie Library, 8440 112th St.; 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 Facebook or YouTube.
• Toddler Storytime: Fourth Friday of the Month beginning Jan. 23, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; George Mackie Library, 8440 112th St.; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. If you’ve got a dynamic tot from 18 months to three years of age, join us for games, crafts, songs and stories! By bringing energy and fun to bounces, rhymes and songs, we practice coordination and social skills while building on literacy and learning through play.
• Cubetto Storytime: Fourth Saturday of the month beginning Jan. 28, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; George Mackie Library, 8440 112th St.; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Cubetto is a friendly wooden robot that offers a fun first step into the world of programming while encouraging imagination. Kids aged 3-6 can use Cubetto to learn the basics of coding, logic and pattern recognition. There are no screens to stare at and no reading to do. Join Cubetto for a fun, hands-on storytime.
• Getting to Know Dementia: Jan. 24, 11 a.m.; Kennedy Seniors Recreation Centre, 11760 88th Ave.; This workshop, led by the BC Alzheimer Society, offers a wide range of information on dementia-related topics, including responding to a diagnosis, how to live well with dementia, and the impact of dementia on communication, various behaviours, driving and future planning. Find information for care partners of those who are living with dementia, including how best to advocate on someone else’s behalf, how to support someone at a distance and how to maintain caregivers’ resilience. Register at the front desk for this free program (event code: 529201) or call 604-594-2717 for more details.
• Winter Blues Dance Party: Jan. 28, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Kennedy Seniors Recreation Centre, 11760 88th Ave.; Dance away your winter blues with a fun afternoon and an energetic DJ playing your favourite tunes. Doors will open at 1 p.m. Tickets cost $15 for members, $18 for guests, and include a selection of sandwiches and desserts. Call 604-594-2717 for more details.
• Elvis is Back in the Building: Feb. 25, 12:30 p.m.; Kennedy Seniors Recreation Centre, 11760 88th Ave.; Come on, Kennedy! Let’s shake, rattle and roll with an encore lunchtime performance by Elvis impersonator Johnathon Hicks. The meal includes pizza, samosas, fresh salads and dessert. There will be door prizes and a 50/50 draw to round out the fun. Doors open at 12 p.m., entertainment runs from 1 to 3 p.m. Tickets cost $15 for members, $18 for guests, and go on sale at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18. Call 604-594-2717 for more details.
• Seniors Weekly Golf: Mondays and Tuesday, 8 a.m.; Sunshine Woods Golf Centre, 10646 64th Ave.; Seniors weekly golf registration and play begins at 8 a.m. every Monday and Tuesday 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.
• Thursday Afternoon Book Club: Third Thursday of the month (Jan. 19), 1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.; George Mackie Library, 8440 112th St.; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Join us to discuss books in a casual setting. New members are welcome. Books are provided.
• Tuesday Evening Book Club: Second Tuesday of the month (Feb. 14), 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.; George Mackie Library, 8440 112th St.; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Join us to discuss books in a casual setting. New members are welcome. Books are provided.
• 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 email@example.com.
• Conversation Circles: First and third Wednesday of the month (Feb. 1), 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Improve your English by speaking and listening about different topics each week in a safe and friendly space. Meet new friends, while practicing the English language. Suitable for all levels. Register for free at fvrl.ca.
• Anxiety and Depression Support Group: Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. (in-person); St. Cuthbert Anglican Church, 11601 82nd Ave.; Thursdays, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (virtual); Feeling anxious or depressed? Then come join Recovery Canada’s free, confidential, self-help support group. After summer break, the Delta chapter’s in-person meetings resume on Sept. 13 (contact Anita at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-788-4633 for more info), while virtual meetings continue to be held all summer long on Thursday evenings (contact Gilles at email@example.com or 778-872-8069 for more info). For more info about Recovery Canada, visit recoverycanada.ca.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jasmeet at 604-594-3455 ext. 104 or email@example.com.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Surrey Singles Over Sixty: We are a group based in the North Surrey/North Delta area that meets for dinners, card games, bowling, picnics, dancing, etc. New members (fully vaccinated) are welcome. Please call either Georgie at 604-585-7304 or Bob at 778-545-5350.
• Singles Social Walking Club: Singles Social Walking Club welcome singles 55+ for walks in Surrey, Langley, etc. on Saturdays, Sundays and statutory holidays. Walk start at 10 a.m., followed by brunch 11 a.m. For more info, call Sherry at 604-531-4427 or email email@example.com.
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