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Happening around Delta: week of Jan. 27

Weekly events and community listings for North Delta and beyond

COMMUNITY

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.)

KIDS/TEENS

• 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.

• 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.

• Among Us — Teen Games Hang Out: Feb. 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.

• 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.

• 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.

PARENTS

• Parents as Education and Career Coaches: Feb. 2, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; via Zoom; This free interactive session is designed to support parents in guiding students to make informed decisions about their education and career choices after high school. Participants you can expect an overview of all the resources available on educationplannerbc.ca, to discover the different pathways available for students, to learn about the supports available at post-secondary institutions, pick up tips about scholarships and financial aid. There will also be a Q&A portion. Registration is required in advance at zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwldOGtqz4uHN2Bc-S3tsj7V9Xc8zLP0rPB.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

BOOKS/READING

• 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.

• 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.

HOBBIES

• 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.

THEATRE

• Who’s Dying To Be A Millionaire?: March 2-4, 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.

MUSIC

• 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.

TRIVIA

• 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.

• 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.

HEALTH/WELLNESS

• 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.

• Heartfulness Meditation: Wednesdays, Feb. 9 to March 2, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Everyone is welcome to join this four-part virtual heartfulness meditation series. Each session will have a presentation (“Benefits of Meditation” Feb. 9, “Let Go and Simplify” Feb. 16, “Release Fear and Anxiety” Feb. 23, and “A Good Night’s Sleep” March 2) followed by experiential guided meditation by Dr. Ravindran. This series is suitable for beginners who would like to explore meditation practice. The program is presented in partnership with Heartfulness Canada. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

SUPPORT GROUPS

• 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.

• Anger Management Group: Thursdays, Feb. 10 to April 28, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; via Zoom; Deltassist is offering a new anger management group for anyone 19 years and older. This group 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. This group is for people who have not been charged with or, are not currently facing charges, related to domestic violence. Register for free by calling Tejinder at 604-594-3455 (ext. 110). A pre-screening interview is required before participating in this group.

CLUBS

• 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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