• Tsawwassen Sun Festival: July 30 to Aug. 2; various locations around Tsawwassen; The Tsawwassen Sun Festival is a three-day celebration of fun in the sun, jam packed with special events, games, friendly competitions and many other attractions. There’s antique hunting and skateboarding at the South Delta Recreation Centre and Bingo at KinVillage, with the bulk of the events taking place at Winskill Park. As always, the pride of the Sun Festival is the annual Rotary Parade which heads down 56th Street from 16th Avenue to Winskill Park. For more info, visit sunfestival.ca.
• North Delta Track Grand Opening: Aug. 14, 11 a.m.; North Delta Secondary, 11447 82nd Ave.; Event will take place at the new track facility next to North Delta Secondary and feature speeches, a ribbon cutting, plaque unveiling, food service and other activities.
• Death Care Education: Aug. 18, 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Join licensed funeral director and embalmer Christina Nicholson for an afternoon of “death care education.” She will cover everything from when death occurs to final disposition. Information will include what is involved in a funeral arrangement, what the coroner does, what is embalming, why all funeral homes charge different prices and much more. Christina will also answer all your questions and dispel myths about her profession. This educational program aims to help you make informed decisions, and to put your mind at ease. Register at fvrl.ca.
• Delta Pride Picnic: Aug. 21, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Memorial Park, Ladner; Join the Delat Pride Society for a family-friendly event celebrating Delta’s diversity, beauty and love. Pack a lunch, water and picnic blanket and come join in the fun. Remember sunscreen! Event will feature speakers, resource tents, activity tables, a live drag performance, a rainbow photo wall and games. DM Delta Pride Society on Facebook (@deltapridesociety) if you’d like to part of the volunteer team.
• Delta Stageworks Patio Fundraiser: Aug. 21, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Petra’s by L’Aromas (1200 56th Ave.); Delta Stageworks Theatre Society invites you to enjoy a casual summer evening social on the patio at Petra’s by L’Aromas in Tsawwassen. The event will feature gourmet pizza, wine and artisan beer, a cocktail bar and local entertainment, all in support of Delta Stageworks’ 2021-2022 public programs and shows. Your ticket purchase includes a pizza with a glass of wine or beer, and a Wine Pull fundraiser ticket — every event ticket purchased pulls a bottle of wine! This 19+ outdoor fundraising event also features a silent auction featuring fabulous home decor products by Torre & Tagus curated by the even more fabulous Delta Realtor Georgia Primar, as well as a 50/50 draw, door prizes and much more. Purchase your ticket through Eventbrite (eventbrite.com/e/its-a-patio-summer-fundraiser-tickets-164234460693).
• 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.
• Ventriloquist Kellie Haines: July 19 to Aug. 1; online; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Who is pulling the strings? You might find out when you join ventriloquist Kellie Haines. Kellie started talking to her stuffed animals at an early age, and when she was 8 years old they started talking back! A multi-talented entertainer with a background in theatre, clowning and singing, Kellie’s shows are hilarious and invite audiences to experience storytelling in a unique and magical way. Visit facebook.com/ReadLearnPlay July 19 to Aug. 1 to watch the latest episode — new ones will drop throughout the two weeks — or follow our Facebook SRC Playlist to be notified when a new episode drops for all our Summer Reading Club performers. Episodes will also be posted to our YouTube SRC Playlist. Part of the FVRL’s 2021 Summer Reading Club. For more information visit fvrl.ca.
• Haida Storyteller Kung Jaadee: Aug. 2 to 15; online; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Join Haida storyteller Kung Jaadee as she shares Haida legends as well as stories of her life, culture and history. Drum, rattle, song and dance are used to bring you into the world of the stories she tells. Visit facebook.com/ReadLearnPlay Aug. 2 to 15 to watch the latest episode — new ones will drop throughout the two weeks — or follow our Facebook SRC Playlist to be notified when a new episode drops for all our Summer Reading Club performers. Episodes will also be posted to our YouTube SRC Playlist. Part of the FVRL’s 2021 Summer Reading Club. For more information visit fvrl.ca.
• Among Us – Teen Games Hang Out: Aug. 12, 3 p.m. to 4:30 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 at fvrl.ca.
• Professor Wow! – The Invisible World of Science: Aug. 16 to 29; online; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Science meets circus with Professor Wow! Join him for mind-boggling circus skills that will reveal the magical world of science around us. The mysteries of force, lift, sound and motion are unraveled through juggling, balancing and more. Watch and learn, then try these tricks yourself. Visit facebook.com/ReadLearnPlay Aug. 16 to 29 to watch the latest episode — new ones will drop throughout the two weeks — or follow our Facebook SRC Playlist to be notified when a new episode drops for all our Summer Reading Club performers. Episodes will also be posted to our YouTube SRC Playlist. Part of the FVRL’s 2021 Summer Reading Club. For more information visit fvrl.ca.
• Hogwarts at Home: Aug. 23, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by the City of Delta. Accio! Your spell worked! Hogwarts is coming to you over Zoom! Get together with other Potterheads to talk about the books, movies and what house you’re from as we work on spells (experiments) and art projects that connect us to the Wizarding World. For ages 8-13. Register at deltareg.ca, cost $7.
• Sphero SPRK+ Challenge #3: Chariot Challenge: Aug. 25, 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 (no store bought attachments please). Put a Sphero on hold 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” (program your Sphero to go in a straight line while carrying the most quarters possible), “turning a corner” (program your Sphero to execute a 90-degree turn while carrying the most quarters possible), and “style” (decorate your chariot and let the people decide the best looking design). For more information and to register, visit fvrl.ca.
• Tuesday Trivia: Aug. 10, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Join us for an afternoon of trivia and show off your knowledge of random facts! Families or friends can work together to answer a variety of trivia questions for a chance to win a prize. All ages are welcome. Register at fvrl.ca.
• Avengers Trivia: Aug. 17, 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Trivia masters, assemble! Journey through the Marvel Cinematic Universe and test your knowledge of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes with our Avengers trivia event. Participate by yourself or assemble a team and conquer the questions together. Just remember to watch out for Thanos! Register at fvrl.ca.
• Kids Meet the Author Series – Richard Van Camp: July 29, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; online; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Richard Van Camp is a proud member of the Dogrib (Tłı̨chǫ) Nation from Fort Smith, NWT, Canada. An internationally renowned storyteller and best-selling author, he has penned five collections of short stories, six baby books, three children’s books, five comics and much more. Learn more about his various books during his enchanting presentation. All ages. The event will be livestreamed on YouTube. Register to receive the livestream at fvrl.ca. Presented in partnership with Public Library InterLINK.
• Reading Spotlight: Aug. 18, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Join us for a book lover’s discussion (literary insights optional). Library staff will share their current favorite reads. If you have a book or two you’d like to tell the group about, we’d love to hear it! All genres welcome. Book titles will be sent to participants after each session. Register at fvrl.ca.
• Cookbook Club: Aug. 19, 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! Each month we will explore a culinary theme. During the month of August we will be diving into a discussion of BBQ and grilling. Please come prepared to share your favourite Indian recipes, cookbooks, magazines, or websites with the group. Register at fvrl.ca.
• Film Club: July 26, 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Calling all movie enthusiasts! Don’t know what to watch and spend hours scrolling through Netflix? Watch a movie from our collection on DVD or on Kanopy (a free streaming service available with your FVRL card) and join us later for a discussion. It’s a book club, but for movies! The movie for July 26 is Pan’s Labyrinth (rated R). Register at fvrl.ca. Note: The film discussed may include adult content. Please consult with the Motion Picture Association film rating system to see if it is right for you.
• Ukulele Jam: Aug. 31, 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. To register and/or to place a hold on one of the library’s ukuleles, visit fvrl.ca.
• Astronomy at Home with Bill Burnyeat: Aug. 5, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. The annual Perseids Meteor Shower is here! Long-time astronomer Bill Burnyeat will share his expertise and answer any astronomy questions you might have. Bill has travelled all over the province to conduct talks and demonstrations. Among other roles, he has been the community astronomer for the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, the resident astronomer at BCIT and a continuing studies instructor at SFU. Register at fvrl.ca. Need a telescope to enjoy the meteor shower? The library lends them! Visit us online to place a hold on a beginner telescope.
• Shabby Chic Summer Workshop: Aug. 17, 24 and 31, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Calling all home decorators! Do you love making something new from something old? Join Naomi as she shares her own successes and errors after buying a 1940s house and slowly turning it into her dream home using her weekly grocery budget. Each week, we will explore a new room in your home with ideas for a comfortable, casual look using vintage accessories, pastels, and comfortable furniture. During the first session (Aug. 17) we will explore shopping for free materials. In week two (Aug. 24) we will discuss paint and fabric. Please come prepared to share your dreams and ideas for your home. In week three (Aug. 31) we will look at some easy whimsical touches. Please come prepared to share your dreams and ideas for your home. Register at fvrl.ca.
• The Canadian Federation of University Women – North Delta/Surrey Club: Our club is open to all women who support the mission and ideals of CFUW to address local, national, and international social justice issues. We advocate for appropriate social policy regarding women’s rights, equality, and education. Our club normally meets monthly from September to June for in person meetings but have now turned to Zoom meetings. Our club was unable to hold our annual book sale for the past two years due to COVID-19. The money raised from these book sales fund our five bursaries for North Delta high schools. We hope to be able to hold a book sale in the fall, if COVID restrictions are lifted. For more information about our club, contact Barb at 604-594-6145 or Eleanor at 604-589-3631.