• 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.
• 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.
• Super Gay Bingo — Ladner: June 28, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Harris Barn, 4140 Arthur Dr.; You are invited to a fabulous and fun family-friendly event! We will be dazzled by the amazing Jerriana as well as the Delta Pride Society’s very own phenomenal Justin Abit. (Tips are welcome!) Fun prizes will be awarded for Bingo as well as a prize for Best Pride Ensemble. There are no tickets for this event — it is by donation, with proceeds going towards future Delta Pride Society events including our annual Delta Pride Picnic (details to be be announced soon).
• Super Gay Bingo — North Delta: June 29, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; North Delta Recreation Centre, 11415 84th Ave.; You are invited to a fabulous and fun family-friendly event! We will be dazzled by the amazing Jolene Sloan as well as the Delta Pride Society’s very own phenomenal Justin Abit. (Tips are welcome!) Fun prizes will be awarded for Bingo as well as a prize for Best Pride Ensemble. There are no tickets for this event — it is by donation, with proceeds going towards future Delta Pride Society events including our annual Delta Pride Picnic (details to be be announced soon).
• Canada Day Celebration: July 1, 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Chalmers Park, 11400 76A Ave.; Come on out and celebrate Canada in North Delta with children’s activities (bouncy castles, crafts, carnival games, recreational sports games and balloon animals), interactive booths, and food services from 5:30 to 8:30. Official opening ceremonies will begin at 6:30, with live music and performances by Mike Norden the Magician, Shan G Punjab, Traditional Chinese Dance, Reckless (Bryan Adams tribute band) and more from 5:30 onward, closing out with a fireworks display beginning at 10.
• Considering a Heat Pump Webinar: July 12, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Heat pumps are the most efficient — and climate-friendly — heating and cooling system on the market today. Join friends and neighbours in this webinar and learn what a heat pump is, the benefits of heat pumps, how to find a registered contractor, and the rebates, financing offers and supports that are available to help you upgrade your heating system. The webinar will be approximately one hour long followed by a short Q&A period. Space is limited so make sure to register early for free at fvrl.ca. Note: A recorded version of the webinar will be made available soon for those unable to attend the live event — register for the live webinar to receive the recording.
• 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.
• 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 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.
• ‘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.
• 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.
• 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.
• Choir Day Camp and Workshops: July 18-24; various times; St. Cuthbert’s Anglican Church, 11601 82nd Ave.; For kids ages 8-18, this is a day camp but with lots of singing, fellowship and fun from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For adults, there are choral workshops July 19 and 21 at 7 p.m. and July 23 at 10 a.m. Both kids and adults will be trained by guest conductor Murray Walker, director of music at Calvary Episcopal Church in Santa Cruz, Calif. A native of Vancouver, Walker holds music degrees in choral conducting from the University of British Columbia and California State University and is retired from a 40-year career as a music educator, most recently at the York School in Monterey. Both kids and adults will sing during Sunday service the morning of July 24. Choir camp is open to everyone whether they are church members or not — no choir experience necessary. For information and registration, call 604-594-8822 or visit stcuthbert.ca/events/st-cuthbert-choir-camp/2022-07-18.
• 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.
• 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 email@example.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.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or call 604-952-3838.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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 email@example.com.
• 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.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-788-4633 for more info) and also virtually Thursday evenings (contact Gilles at email@example.com or 778-872-8069 for more info). For more info about Recovery Canada, visit recoverycanada.ca.
• 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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