Hundreds lined the streets for the annual North Delta Family Day parade on June 23, 2019. The parade and festival returns after a COVID-induced two-year hiatus on Sunday, June 19, 2022. (Ryan McLeod photo)

Hundreds lined the streets for the annual North Delta Family Day parade on June 23, 2019. The parade and festival returns after a COVID-induced two-year hiatus on Sunday, June 19, 2022. (Ryan McLeod photo)

Happening around Delta: week of June 16

Weekly events and community listings for North Delta and beyond

COMMUNITY

• English Conversation Circles: Wednesdays, 2 p.m. to 3:00 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.

• Library at Home — Consumer Research: June 17, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Are you preparing for a big purchase? Just received a new health diagnosis? Have a challenging legal question? We can get your research started with some trusted sources. Join us for an overview of some of the amazing library resources that are only a click away, including Consumer Reports, Consumer Health Complete and the Justice Education Society. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

• Delta Fire Open House: June 18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Fire Hall No. 3, 11375 84th Ave.; Delta residents are invited to the 2022 Delta Fire & Emergency Open House. Meet your local firefighters, tour the trucks and watch our firefighting demonstrations and enjoy a barbecue cooked by Delta firefighters. The open house is free for everyone.

• North Delta Family Day Parade and Festival: June 19, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; North Delta Community Park, 11311 84th Ave.; North Delta Family Day is back after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19. Enjoy the parade starting at 11 a.m. at Sands Secondary and then continue the celebration at North Delta Community Park from noon to 4 p.m. The festival will feature children’s activities including bouncy castles, a Lion-themed slide, a blow-up obstacle course, a kiddies’ paddle boat pool and a dunk tank, as well as a stage show with Bhangra dancers, magician Mike Norden, country rock band The Beaten Path and more. There will also be roving entertainers and a caricature artist on site, and exciting high-level softball from Delta Fastpitch. Community groups, sport organizations and businesses interested in taking part in the parade can email ndfamilydayparade@delta.ca. To book a field display for the festival, go to northdeltalions.org.

• Deltassist Turns 50!: June 25, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Deltassist Family & Community Services, 9097 Scott Road; Deltassist is celebrating caring for the community for 50 years! We will be having a fundraising BBQ with a car wash, Spin the Wheel, garden demos and more. Prizes from West Coast Seeds, Four Winds Brewing, COBS Bread and more. We hope you can join us! For more information, visit deltassist.com.

• Delta Amateur Radio Society Field Day: June 25-26; North 40 Park Reserve, Churchill Street at 72nd Street; Operators with the Delta Amateur Radio Society gather each summer for a 24-hour exercise where they try to make contact with as many far-flung amateur stations worldwide as they can. DARS will be establishing seven radio stations from 11 a.m. Saturday through to 11 a.m. Sunday using voice, data and Morse code. The event is used to hone the members’ skills as they set up and operate their equipment in a remote location independent of existing power and communication infrastructure, a useful skill as the society also helps with the city’s emergency communications in the event of a disaster. The park is open to the public and all are welcome to attend for free. For more info, head to deltaamateurradio.com.

• Boundary Bay Airshow: July 16, 12 p.m.; Boundary Bay Airport, 7800 Alpha Way; Nothing beats the exhilaration of the Boundary Bay Airshow, and after a two-year hiatus, this year is going to be better than ever! 2022’s “Welcome Back” line up includes the Northern Stars Aerobatic Team, Brad Wursten, Brent Handy, Vicky Benzing, Yellow Thunder and Mike Tryggvason, plus family-friendly activities including a Family Fun Zone, car show, aircraft exhibits, static displays, an autograph tent, food vendors and a VIP tent. Admission is free; gates open at 11 a.m. Bring a folding chair, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and look up! Sorry, no pets allowed. For more info, visit czbb.com/boundary-bay-airshow-2022.

KIDS/TEENS

• Storytime: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 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.

• Financial Literacy for Teens — Goal Setting: June 25, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Kids are invited to join us and volunteer Chartered Professional Accountant online to learn the importance of setting goals to help make dreams tangible and achievable. For teens ages 14-17. Register for free at fvrl.ca. Once you are registered, families will receive an email with the relevant documents needed for the workshop.

SENIORS

• 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.

BOOKS/READING

• Afternoon Book Club: June 21, 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. The title for June is Small Island by Andrea Levy. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

• ‘Let’s Get Factual’ Non-Fiction Book Club: Last Tuesday of the month (June 28), 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Is fact really stranger than fiction? Join Let’s Get Factual, our virtual non-fiction book club, and find out. The club will meet on the last Tuesday of each month to discuss an interesting non-fiction title. The selection for June is Born a Crime: Stories From A South African Childhood by Trevor Noah. Visit our library catalogue to place a hold on a copy. To register for free and place a hold on a copy of the book, visit fvrl.ca.

• Evening Book Club: Aug. 9, 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.; George Mackie Library, 8840 112th St.; Join us to discuss books in a casual setting. New members are welcome. Books are provided. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

WRITING/POETRY

• Poetry Reading: Second Wednesday of the month (July 13), 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. An opportunity for local authors across the Fraser Valley to share their poetry with the FVRL community. Each poet will be given up to five minutes to read a poem of their choosing with the group. This program is open to all ages so please keep that in mind when planning your material. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

ART

• The RESET Weekend: June 17-18; South Delta; The RESET Weekend is all about making space in your life to recharge your resilience and creativity through the arts. Come take part in a musicians’ jam on Friday at the Tsawwassen Legion (22 – 1835 56th Street) and/or one of various arts workshops for adults at All Saints Anglican Church (4755 Arthur Drive) and Ladner Baptist Church (5624 Ladner Trunk Road) on Saturday. The full line up of events can be found at eventbrite.com/cc/the-reset-weekend-on-june-17-and-june-18-402749.

MUSIC

• Cheers for Children: Market Square at Southlands, 6313 Market Ave.; June 17, 5:30 p.m.; Cheers for Children is back! Join Four Winds Brewing Co. for an evening of amazing music, beer and food, all to benefit the Reach Child & Youth Development Society. The concert is a 19+ event that will be taking place outdoors at Market Square, just across the street from where the new brewery and restaurant is being built. Tickets are just $45 (plus applicable fees and taxes) and includes entrance to the concert space and two beer tickets. Musical acts will include Dead Ghosts, The Rocket Revellers and Moving City. This is an outdoor event, so please be prepared for any weather. For more info and to purchase tickets, visit cheersforchildren2022.eventbrite.ca.

• Open Mic: Last Friday of the month (June 24), 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. $5 at the door for both performers and audience members. Doors open at 7 p.m., performances start at 7:30 p.m.

• The Delta Ukulele Circle: First Saturday of the month (July 2), 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.

TRIVIA

• Music Trivia Night: June 23, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Join us for a fun night of music trivia! Test your knowledge of popular music from a variety of decades. Play as an individual or as a team (from one device). Register for free at fvrl.ca.

• Encanto Trivia: July 13, 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Think you know Encanto? Test your knowledge of the amazing Familia Madrigal and see how much you can remember in this fun virtual event. Play by yourself or bring your whole family together and use all your trivia gifts to participate as a team. Just remember not to talk about Bruno! Register for free at fvrl.ca.

HOBBIES/CRAFTS

• Meet the Playground — Tech Time: June 22, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Do you love cool tech? Join us for an introduction to some of the amazing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) learning items you can borrow with your library card, including Spheros, Specdrums and more. Get ready to play along with us! Register for free at fvrl.ca.

RUNNING

• Summer Solstice 5K: June 22, 7 p.m.; Ladner Leisure Centre, 4600 Clarence Taylor Cres.; Celebrate the summer solstice by participating in a five-kilometre run or walk followed by food and entertainment for the whole family on the grounds surrounding Delta Police Department headquarters. Come out to celebrate summer in our great community while supporting the Delta Police Foundation and their efforts to make our home even better. We have a fantastic race package planned including a custom Brooks running cap for first 190 registrants featuring a design by local Tsawwassen First Nation artist Karl Morgan, a water bottle, plus loads of goodies from our race sponsors. Register now at raceroster.com/events/2022/60186/summer-solstice-5k. Package pick up is at The RunInn (#125 – 1315 56th St.) June 19-21 or on location the day of the race.

GARDENING

• Sunshine Hills Virtual Garden Show: June 22-26; online; The Sunshine Hills Community Group is hosting its third annual virtual garden show. Anyone living in the Sunshine Hills area (from 72nd Avenue to 56th Avenue and from Scott Road to Highway 91) can submit up to three photos in any three of 13 categories, either by posting them in the Sunshine Hills Garden Show Facebook group or by emailing sshillscommunitygroup@gmail.com. Submissions will be accepted June 22-26, with judging on the 27th and prizes awarded the 28th. Right now, residents can also submit up to five flower and/or garden photos to win one of six Early Bird prizes, with random draws on June 12, 19 and 21, plus a “People’s Choice” winner (most “likes” on Facebook) selected on June 21.

• Seed Starting Workshop: June 26, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.; Douglas J.Husband Discovery Centre, 4450 Clarence Taylor Cres.; Hosted by the City of Delta. Have you wanted to plant a garden to harvest in the fall and winter? Join us for free to learn some garden tips and tricks to get through the winter and enjoy harvesting some of your winter favourites. Includes hands on seed starting and a 10% off coupon for the West Coast Seeds store at 4930 Elliot St.

HERITAGE

• Archival Tours: June 18, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Douglas J. Husband Discovery Centre, 4450 Clarence Taylor Cresc.; Take a behind-the-scenes look at Dleta’a archival collection with knowledgeable staff and learn how to access our documented history for your own research and projects. For more information, email kkloosterman@delta.ca or call 604-952-3838.

• Collection highlights: June 25, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Douglas J. Husband Discovery Centre, 4450 Clarence Taylor Cresc.; Join our curator as she presents artefacts recently donated to our collection and how they reflect the ongoing storied history of Delta. For more information, email kkloosterman@delta.ca or call 604-952-3838.

• Gallery Tours: June 26, 1 p.m.; Douglas J. Husband Discovery Centre, 4450 Clarence Taylor Cresc.; Discover some of Delta’s stories, objects, belongings and communities during a highlights tour through our exhibitions. Each tour features family-friendly activities led by our experiences staff. For more information, email kkloosterman@delta.ca or call 604-952-3838.

FOOD/COOKING

• Cookbook Club: June 16, 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, where each month we will explore a different culinary theme. At our June session, we will be diving into a discussion of Chinese cuisine. Please come prepared to share your favourite cake recipes, cookbooks, magazines or websites with the group. 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 at carleef@deltassist.com.

SUPPORT GROUPS

• 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.

• Anxiety and Depression Support Group: Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.; Thursdays, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; St. Cuthbert Anglican Church, 11601 82nd Ave.; Feeling anxious or depressed? Then come join Recovery Canada’s free, confidential, self-help support group. The Delta chapter meets in-person Tuesdays afternoons (contact Anita at anitaendorse@gmail.com or 604-788-4633 for more info) and also virtually Thursday evenings (contact Gilles at gilber005@yahoo.ca or 778-872-8069 for more info). For more info about Recovery Canada, visit recoverycanada.ca.

• Surrey Prostate Cancer Support Group: Last Saturday of the month (June 25), 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Valley View Memorial Gardens, 14644 72 Ave., Surrey; Everyone who is interested in knowing more about prostate cancer is invited to join. Coffee and cookies are provided. For more information, contact Bob Tomyk at 604 594-5257 or surreypcasg@gmail.com.

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.

• 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 are welcome. Please call either Bob at 778-545-5350 or Lyla at 604-594-2860.

• 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 sherrysands4@gmail.com.



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