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Happening around Delta: week of Jan. 20

Weekly events and community listings for North Delta and beyond


• Conversation Circles: Jan. 21, 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.

• Frauds and Scams: Feb. 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 older adults with information to protect their finances, to recognize and respond to financial abuse, and to access resources for further assistance. We focus on common scams targeting older adults, and strategies to deal with scams and check for counterfeit bank notes. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

• Enhance Your Employment Skills: Feb. 17, 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Are you looking to upgrade your skills or learn something new? In this introductory workshop you will discover how to use the library’s online resources like LinkedIn Learning and Mango Languages to take free courses on business, software, technology, creative skills and more. 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.

• 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 founder of Champion UP 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.

• The Art of Journaling: Jan. 26, 3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Want to start journaling but not sure where to start? Join us for a discussion on the joys of journaling, potential benefits, as well as tips and tricks. If you already have a journal, bring it along. If you don’t, that’s okay too! Register for free at fvrl.ca.

• The Wonder of Owls: Jan. 26, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Join Fraser Valley Regional Library and Metro Vancouver Regional Park staff as we celebrate “Learning in the Great Outdoors” for Family Literacy Week. Owls are amazing! Explore the lives of these elusive raptors and find out why they are such fantastic hunters. Learn to listen for the cackles and hoots of local owls, and discover the signs that can tell you an owl is near. Register for free at fvrl.ca. And don’t forget, there are great library books and other resources to borrow, including FVRL Playground Birdwatching Backpacks — a wonderful way to learn in the great outdoors and to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count, happening Feb. 12-15.

• Tween and Teen Pictionary: Jan. 27, 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. How good are your guessing skills? Join us for the classic game of Pictionary. Test your drawing skills, guess each other’s art, and have fun guessing what library staff draw too! For ages 10-17. Space is limited and registration is required at fvrl.ca.

• Teen Paper Crafts: Feb. 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 different a paper craft-themed idea. We will talk about about different materials, methods, resources and art makers, and share our results. At our February session, we will discuss kindness and Valentine’s Day-themed paper crafts, featuring a pop-up card and mindfulness jars. Join us for some mindful and positive creations! Register for free at fvrl.ca.

• A Trip through the Animal World: Feb. 15, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Join FVRL staff and Urban Safari Rescue Society as we take a trip through the interesting world of animals. Meet insects, tarantulas, reptiles, snakes, turtles, ferrets, a sugar glider and more. Discover how to protect animals in the wild, and learn about their characteristics, habitats, adaptations and defences. See life through the eyes of these wonderful animals and find out about some great related library resources, including FVRL Playground items that can help you observe animals in your own neighborhood. All ages welcome. Register for free at fvrl.ca.


• Social Media Awareness, Digital Citizenship and Cyberbullying Workshop: Jan. 20, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by the Delta School District. Parents of school-aged students are invited to attend this free timely and informative workshop on social media awareness, digital citizenship and cyberbullying with Safer Schools Together. As a parent, you lead the charge as a digital role model. Help your child develop a strong citizenship foundation while reminding them that their digital tattoo reflects their real and online selves. Parents have an important role to play in providing support and guidance during critical periods. A snapshot of current trends and concerning apps will be provided to equip you in your digital parenting strategy. To reserve your seat, head to forms.office.com/r/2UiU2Bibdt.

• Career Exploration Conversations: Jan. 20, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.; via Zoom; WorkBC is facilitating a free one-hour interactive webinar to help parents and guardians support youth as they explore career options. This virtual event is designed for parents of grade 9-12 students wanting to enhance their career-coaching skills and gain exposure to workbc.ca tools to help with their youth’s career path. Register in advance at zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DPstpiVcTQqXSBoN3YKBRQ.

• Late French Immersion Program Online Q&A Session: Jan. 26 and 27, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; via Zoom; The Delta School District is hosting a free online question-and-answer session via Zoom. Register for either session at docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeNnaxw0pvuLH21Juh-REvUaDfFl5uuKopBvjRgroD8f6n2iQ/viewform. Participants are asked to review this video before participating in the Q&A session: vimeo.com/503206055.

• Delta School District Kindergarten Registration: Feb. 14-20; online; Kindergarten registration for the 2022/23 school year runs Feb. 14-20. As a result of the pandemic, the registration process will be online again this year. Detailed instructions on how to register will be posted on the district’s website (https://www.deltasd.bc.ca/schools/student-registration/kindergarten/) in early February. Please note: Schools will not accept registration documents in person. The Delta School District offers a wide range of learning options for all students, including traditional schools, French immersion, international baccalaureate, Montessori and Home Quest.


• Family Literacy Day — Read with Kids: Jan. 27, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.; via Zoom; How do you get kids excited about reading? Come to this interactive, family-friendly session and learn tips and tricks to encourage your young or reluctant readers. We will also share information about community learning programs and services. Everyone who participates receives a free book for themselves and their child. Presented by Surrey/White Rock Literacy (readsurreywhiterock.com). Register for free at fvrl.ca.

• Learn About Libby: Feb. 3, 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Get access to ebooks and audiobooks 24/7 on your mobile device. Find out how to use the library’s Libby app to search for your favourite authors, browse for your next read and borrow items. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

• Read Around the World: Feb. 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.

• 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.


• Holiday Money Hangover: Jan. 25, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.; online via RingCentral; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. The party’s over, the damage is done and it is hard to remember exactly what happened. It would be nice to sit back and relax, but if you are stressed about your holiday bills, relaxing is probably the last thing on your mind. What can you do to stop the vicious cycle of falling into debt every holiday season? Our free holiday money hangover workshop focuses on how you can pay off your holiday debts and how you can plan ahead so that you’ll never accrue this type of debt again. Join us for an interactive and fun workshop where you will walk away with an understanding of your current holiday debt situation, a plan on how to address your holiday debt, and suggestions on how to avoid this debt in the future. All participants will walk away with ideas, resources, and the full curriculum upon request. Please note: video and audio will not be available for the session as we are allowing people to stay anonymous. We encourage people to ask questions or comment by typing in the meeting chat. Register for free at fvrl.ca.


• Backyard Birds: Feb. 16, 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Join us to discover backyard birds using the FVRL’s free Birdwatching backpacks. Learn how to participate in next month’s Great Backyard Bird Count (Feb. 12-15). Create a nesting ball craft for your backyard birds. Register for free at fvrl.ca.


• Cookbook Club: Jan. 20, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Calling all cooking enthusiasts! Do you love trying new recipes and sharing your cooking experiences, meal ideas or culinary tips with others? Join us for Cookbook Club and each month we will explore a culinary theme. At our January session, we will be diving into a discussion of soups and stews. Please come prepared to share your favourite soup and stew recipes, cookbooks, magazines, or websites with the group. Register for free at fvrl.ca.


• Who’s Dying To Be A Millionaire?: March 2, 3 and 4, 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? Ticket sales will begin in February 2022. Stay tuned for more info.


• Uke Jam: Jan. 25, 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.

• Open Mic: Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; North Delta Centre for the Arts, 11425 84th Ave.; Share the stage with a variety of singers, musicians, poets and actors at this intergenerational monthly event, or sit back and enjoy the talent. Entertain and be entertained! Hosted by the City of Delta.

• Uke Jam: Feb. 22, 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.


• Pirates of the Caribbean Trivia: Feb. 8, 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Ahoy mateys! Think you know about pirates, do you? Test your knowledge of the most dastardly band of swashbucklers on the high seas with our Pirates of the Caribbean trivia event. Participate by yourself or assemble a crew and work together. Just remember to watch out for the Kraken! Register for free at fvrl.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 carleef@deltassist.com.


• Grief Circle: Jan. 26 to March 2, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Delta and Tsawwassen First Nation residents struggling with grief and loss are invited to join Heron Hospice Society’s Grief Circle. Small group sessions will be held online over six weeks starting in late January, with one follow-up session. In order to allow for individual sharing, there are a limited number of spaces available. This program is offered at no cost, but pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, email info@heronhospice.org or call 604-245-7380 and leave a message.

• 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 irenem@deltassist.com, or Jasmeet at 604-594-3455 ext. 104 or jasmeetb@deltassist.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 northdeltasurreycfuw@gmail.com.


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