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Happening around Delta: week of June 30

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.

• 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-E-Punjab, Traditional Chinese Dance, Reckless (Bryan Adams tribute band) and more from 5:30 onward, closing out with a fireworks display beginning at 10.

• Death Café: July 5, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Ladner Pioneer Library, 4683 51 St.; At a Death Café, people — often strangers — gather to eat sweets, drink tea and discuss death. The objective is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives. A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes rather than a grief support or counselling session. Register for free at fvrl.ca.

• Friday Night Flix: July 8, 6:45 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Memorial Park baseball diamond; Summer days drift away but oh, those summer nights! They’re for memory-making and we have just the solution: Friday Night Flix! We Love Delta, the City of Delta, and the Delta Chamber of Commerce proudly present our very own outdoor movie series. Coming to a park near you, this easy evening out offers the perfect opportunity to mingle and connect with friends in your community. Make the most of these warm, summer nights by elongating the evening with a picnic in the park feasting on local take-out or dining with food trucks parked on-site. Friday Night Flix starts with a free concert in the park by the Beauty Shop Dolls, followed by a screening of The Sandlot starting at 8:30 p.m. So, pop that corn and get ready for a family friendly night out under the stars.

• 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.

• Friday Night Flix: July 15, 6:45 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Winskill Park baseball diamond; Summer days drift away but oh, those summer nights! They’re for memory-making and we have just the solution: Friday Night Flix! We Love Delta, the City of Delta, and the Delta Chamber of Commerce proudly present our very own outdoor movie series. Coming to a park near you, this easy evening out offers the perfect opportunity to mingle and connect with friends in your community. Make the most of these warm, summer nights by elongating the evening with a picnic in the park feasting on local take-out or dining with food trucks parked on-site. Friday Night Flix starts with a free concert in the park with Bossa Dias, followed by a screening of Jumanji: The Next Level starting at 8:30 p.m. So, pop that corn and get ready for a family friendly night out under the stars.

• 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.

• Friday Night Flix: July 22, 6:45 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; North Delta Community Park; Summer days drift away but oh, those summer nights! They’re for memory-making and we have just the solution: Friday Night Flix! We Love Delta, the City of Delta, and the Delta Chamber of Commerce proudly present our very own outdoor movie series. Coming to a park near you, this easy evening out offers the perfect opportunity to mingle and connect with friends in your community. Make the most of these warm, summer nights by elongating the evening with a picnic in the park feasting on local take-out or dining with food trucks parked on-site. Friday Night Flix starts with a free concert in the park with Ranj Singh, followed by a screening of Jungle Cruise starting at 8:30 p.m. So, pop that corn and get ready for a family friendly night out under the stars.

• Inaugural Delta Fire Fighters Charitable Society Golf Tournament: Sept. 16; Tsawwassen Springs, 5133 Springs Blvd.; The Delta Firefighters Charitable Society is excited to announce our inaugural golf tournament. Come and join us for a day of golf and entertainment while raising funds for our community. Check out deltafirefighters.com for more details and don’t hesitate to email us at golf@deltafirefighters.com with any questions. Stay tuned for more details on sponsorship opportunities.

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.

• Norden & Gordon Magic Show: July 4-17; via YouTube; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Norden and Gordon are two of B.C.’s top children’s magicians and have over 40 magic awards to show for it. Don’t miss your chance to catch them on the big — well, okay, maybe small — screen and enjoy their funny antics and magical tricks. Norden and Gordon will be fusing their magical capabilities together to produce a fun and engaging show about the importance of reading, all while having a blast! This five-part performance has been prerecorded and will be available via YouTube (https://bit.ly/3bcgtiV) July 4-17 before magically disappearing.

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

• ‘Let’s Get Factual’ Non-Fiction Book Club: Last Tuesday of the month (July 26), 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 July is Before We Lost the Lake by Chad Reimer. 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.

MUSIC

• 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.

• Open Mic: Last Friday of the month (July 29), 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.

TRIVIA

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.

COOKING

• Cookbook Club: July 14 from 2 pm – 3 pm; 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 a virtual Cookbook Club on Thursday, July 14 from 2 pm – 3 pm! Each month we will explore a culinary theme. At our July session, we will be diving into a discussion about barbecuing. Please come prepared to share your favourite recipes, cookbooks, magazines, or websites with the group! Registration required. 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.

• Self-Esteem Workshop: July 19 to Aug. 30; via Zoom; In this group participants will focus on gaining knowledge and skills with regards to self-esteem. Participants will be taught self-assessment tools and about healthier thinking patterns while identifying their own strengths and using these to enhance their self-esteem. Individuals will take part in discussion and activities while receiving support from our trained counsellor and peer support specialist. Contact Jasmeet at 604-594-3455 ext. 104 or email at jasmeetb@deltassist.com. For more details, visit: deltassist.com/the-self-esteem-workshop.

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 (July 29), 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 (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 sherrysands4@gmail.com.



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