• St. Patrick’s Day at the Discovery Centre: March 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Douglas J. Husband Discovery Centre, 4450 Clarence Taylor Cres.; This St. Patrick’s Day, learn about the history of the holiday through a fun activity sheet and by making your own origami Shamrock. All materials will be provided by the Discovery Centre.
• Coffee with Cops — Teen Edition: March 23, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m,; George Mackie Library, 8440 112th St.; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library.Coffee with Cops brings police officers and the community members they serve together over cups of coffee to discuss issues and learn more about each other. Youth can speak with police officers or members of the community policing team to get advice, find out more about local community policing or raise any concerns informally or formally.
• Get Ready Delta: Free Emergency Preparedness Workshop: March 29, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Boundary Bay Fire Hall #4, 7978 Churchill St.; Learn how to be prepared at home in case of a major disaster. Presented by Delta Fire & Emergency Services’ community liaison, this workshop covers how to make an emergency plan and what to put in your kit in the event of an emergency or disaster. Register at cityofdelta.perfectmind.com.
• Delta Child and Youth Committee Youth Advisory Group: Application deadline: March 31; The Delta Child and Youth Committee is committed to bringing together a group of youth-serving organizations and advocates to address the needs of youth in the community. The goal is to identify what services and supports are needed, and this cannot be done without the input of the young people we wish to serve. The Youth Advisory Group is a unique opportunity to offer your input and help guide the work being done. Applicants must be between 13-19 years of age and able to commit to five two-hour meetings April-July. Interested youth must fill out the online application, available at deltasd.bc.ca/news-events/news/youth-advisory-group, by March 31; only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
• George Mackie Library Teen Advisory Group: First Thursday of the month (April 6), 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; George Mackie Library, 8440 112th St.; Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is for students between the ages of 13-19. TAG members help staff develop teen oriented programs and assist at the bigger library events. They will also act as a library representative in North Delta’s teen community. The monthly meetings are a time to socialize and plan. Membership is a resume booster and helps earn volunteer hours. All teens in North Delta are welcome. Refreshments are served. Registration is required. To join, pick up and fill out the application form and drop it off at the George Mackie Library.
• Get Ready Delta: Free Emergency Preparedness Workshop: April 12, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; North Delta Recreation Centre, 11415 84th Ave.; Learn how to be prepared at home in case of a major disaster. Presented by Delta Fire & Emergency Services’ community liaison, this workshop covers how to make an emergency plan and what to put in your kit in the event of an emergency or disaster. Register at cityofdelta.perfectmind.com.
• Open Stage: Last Friday of the month (March 31), 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; North Delta Centre for the Arts, 11425 84th Ave.; Entertain and be entertained. Share the stage with a variety of singers, musicians, poets, actors and dancers in this intergenerational monthly evening. Performing not your thing? Then sit back and enjoy the show! Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 7:30pm. Light refreshments served. $5 entry for all. Register for Open Stage at cityofdelta.perfectmind.com.
• The Delta Ukulele Circle: First Saturday of the month (April 1), 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, or register at cityofdelta.perfectmind.com.
• Zodiac Trio: April 21, 7:30 p.m.; North Delta Centre for the Arts, 11425 84th Ave.; Presented by the City of Delta and Vancouver Chamber Music Society. One of today’s premiere clarinet-violin-piano ensembles, the Zodiac Trio is a New York-based ensemble known for presenting masterpieces for their unconventional instrumentation alongside hidden gems and arrangements in a concert experience marked with special gusto, virtuosity and energy. For tickets, visit vancouverchambermusic.com/northdelta.
• Word Nerds: First Monday of the month (April 3), 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Calling all humans! Join us for a fun game of word scrambles. Players will be given a series of scrambled letters to make as many words as possible in a set amount of time. Challenge your mind, memory and vocabulary! Compete as a team or as an individual for some wholesome fun! All ages welcome. Register for free at fvrl.ca.
• ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Trivia: April 18, 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Are you a Guardians of the Galaxy fan? Prepare for the upcoming release of Volume 3 with us! Turn up the Awesome Mix and test your knowledge of the galaxy’s favourite band of misfits with our Guardians of the Galaxy trivia event. Fly solo and participate by yourself or assemble your own Ravager crew and team up with your whole household. Register for free at fvrl.ca.
• ‘Star Wars’ Trivia: May 2, 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Are you a Star Wars fan? Test your knowledge of a galaxy far, far away with our third annual Star Wars trivia event. Participate “Solo” or as a team with the other rebels in your household. Whether you’re a Jedi Master or a Sith Lord, you’re sure to have lots of fun. Register for free at fvrl.ca.
• Drop-in Weaving: March 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Douglas J. Husband Discovery Centre, 4450 Clarence Taylor Cres.; The Discovery Centre will be providing a pair of drop-in weaving activities this month. Grab some yarn, a loom, your friends and your family, and learn the basics of the intricate and significant art of weaving. Each participant will bring home their practice weaving. All materials are provided
• The Art of Letter Writing: March 22 and 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Douglas J. Husband Discovery Centre, 4450 Clarence Taylor Cres.; Have you ever pondered the lost art of letter writing? The Discovery Centre will be hosting a drop-in program for family and friends to learn about the significance and ever-changing history of letter writing. All materials are provided.
• Knit ‘n’ Stitch: Fridays, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; George Mackie Library, 8440 112th St.; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Pack up your needles and yarn and head to the library. Knitting, crocheting, quilting and weaving are fun ways to connect across the generations. Join members of all ages and abilities to share ideas, techniques, and good conversation.
• Delta Photo Club: Wednesdays, 7:15 to 9:30 p.m.; via Zoom; The Delta Photo Club is dedicated to improving photography and photographic art in its various forms within the Surrey, North Delta, Ladner and Tsawwassen communities, including our neighbours in Point Roberts. Meetings are currently held via Zoom on Wednesday evenings, from 7:15 to 9:30 p.m., September through May. For more information, visit deltaphotoclub.com.
• City Nature Challenge Presentation: April 20, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Douglas J. Husband Discovery Centre, 4450 Clarence Taylor Cres.; Come learn about the City Nature Challenge and how you can participate through a presentation by a valued member of the City of Delta’s environmental team. Please bring your smartphone with you and have the iNaturalist app downloaded. Limited to 30 participants; register for free at cityofdelta.perfectmind.com.
• Watershed Fish Release: April 22, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.; Watershed Park, 11600 Kittson Pky.; Join the City of Delta for an afternoon of educational displays, activities, tree planting and increasing our local salmon stocks. This annual community event is held each April in the old pumphouse area of the park. Interpretive signage guides visitors through the life stages of a salmon and describes the critical importance of salmon habitat for long-term sustainability. Then, help as we release 25,000 chum salmon fry into Watershed Creek. Follow the colourful fish signs from Kittson Parkway, Pinewood Elementary or Highway 10 to join in on the fun.
• City Nature Challenge 2023 Observation Walks: April 29, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; various locations; Join members of the Delta Naturalists as they take you on a nature walk to help look for species and make observations with you. Walks are taking place at the Delta Nature Reserve (meet at the Planet Ice parking lot), Ladner Harbour Park (meet at the picnic shelter) and Boundary Bay Regional Park (meet at the main bathrooms). Walk-ins welcome, or register ahead of time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
• OWL Open House: May 6-7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society, 3800 72nd St.; Join OWL for our largest fundraiser. We will have educational bird of prey talks, a raptor release each day at 1 p.m., and bird of prey meet-and-greets. Enjoy a meal from various food trucks and visit with guest exhibitors. Take a walk through our Wildlife Museum to learn about habitats and threats to wildlife then buy yourself a little something from our gift shop, and don’t forget to stop by the kids zone fun and games for all! Parking will be available at the Boundary Bay Airport – North Lot on Churchill Street (signage will be posted). We will have a wheelchair-friendly shuttle bus taking you to and from OWL. This event is drop-in, no tickets required. Entry by donation suggested. Sorry no pets allowed. More info at owlrehab.org/owl-open-house.
• 2023 Delta Literary Arts Society Poetry Contest: Submission deadline March 26; The 2023 DLAS Poetry Contest is open! Send us your most polished work — any form, any theme, any topic — and show us what you’ve got. First place will earn $100, second place $75 and third place $50, plus three “honourable mentions” will be selected, and all six winners will be published on the DLAS website and in the society’s annual anthology. Entry fee is $10/poem for DLAS members and $15/poem for non-members, payable through PayPal or via e-transfer. Submit your work at deltaliteraryartssociety.submittable.com/submit/247198/2023-dlas-poetry-contest or by email to email@example.com. Please include your name, address, phone and method of payment in the body of the email, and attach your poem as a Word file.
• Young Writers: Second Monday of the month (April 10), 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Calling all young writers! Come explore your imagination and develop your creative writing skills. Join us for creative writing activities, story games, and writing challenges. A program for children ages 9 to 12. Register for free at fvrl.ca.
• Killer Verse: A Night of Literary Terror 2023: Submission deadline April 15; Creepy. Crawly. Unsettling. Unnerving. Terrifying. Macabre. Dark. Twisted. Fun, right? We think so too! The Delta Literary Arts Society wants you to bring us your best scary poems and stories meant for an adult audience — ghost stories, zombies, werewolves, vampires and other Halloween treats. Killer Verse is an annual performance event in Delta where we bring dark and twisted stories to life on stage with costumed actors and thrilling narrators. This year’s event will be fittingly on Friday, Oct. 13th. Each piece is limited to about three minutes on stage so your work must be no more than three pages long. Longer pieces will not be considered, nor will any that involve bigotry or abuse. We strongly encourage BIPOC, women and people of all wonderful identities to participate. Compensation details: $25 for poetry, $50 for short stories. Writers are asked to send a short bio (150 words or so) along with their submissions to deltaliteraryartssociety.submittable.com/submit/255706/killer-verse-a-night-of-literary-terror-2023.
• Beka Shane Denter: Bloom Where You’re Planted: March 29, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Join Beka Shane Denter for a virtual author event in celebration of Women’s History Month. Denter will discuss her new book Bloom Where You Are Planted: 50 Conversations With Inspiring British Columbians, followed by an audience Q&A. She will be joined by four fabulous people featured in her book: Lydia Okello, non-binary writer, model and content creator; Veerpal, owner EO Healing (skincare); Emma Smith, owner and founder, Zimt Chocolates; and Clare Hodgetts, president and co-founder, InFocus Canada. Register for free at fvrl.ca. Denter is a Canadian features and content writer currently based in White Rock. She has used her knowledge, passion and nomadic lifestyle to fuel her writing career. Her work has appeared in ELLE Canada, Fashion, NUVO, Montecristo, LUXE, Ottawa Wedding, BUST and Today’s Parent. She holds a bachelor of arts in English, a master’s in education, and a certificate in web writing and social media communication. Bloom Where You Are Planted is her first book. Learn more at bekashanedenter.com.
• Unbound Poetry Festival: April 15, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; North Delta Centre for the Arts, 11425 84th Ave.; You are invited to attend a full-day literary festival celebrating all things poetry! This event is held in partnership with the Delta Literary Arts Society and City of Delta. Register for one of the nine workshops with award-winning writers or sign up for a 20-minute one-on-one poetry consultation with a Blue Pencil editor at eventbrite.com/cc/2023-unbound-poetry-festival-1865509. Plus, check out the haiku contest, author’s table meet-and-greet, and come back in the evening and enjoy a slam poetry presentation.
• Science World on the Road: March 17, 2 p.m. to 2:45 pm.; George Mackie Library, 8440 112th St.; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Learn how scientists make new discoveries in this free drop-in program. Explore powerful topics like air pressure, electricity and movement. Join Science World On The Road for lots of hands-on fun to help you ignite the wonder of science.
• Teen Debating: March 20, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; George Mackie Library, 8440 112th St.; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Would you like to learn how to argue and win? Learn the principles of sound arguments while you learn to debate. This is a skill that can come in handy in many situations.
• Lego Club: Tuesdays (until April 18), 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; George Mackie Library, 8440 112th St.; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Love Lego? We provide the Lego, you bring your imagination! Come play, create and experiment. Lego Club is a fun afternoon program for kids. Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult.
• STEAMpunk Playground: Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; George Mackie Library, 8440 112th St.; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Come experiment, craft and get creative with fun activities as we explore Science, Technology, Art, Engineering and Math (STEAM). Explore how to solve the Playground’s Puzzle Cubes or program an Ozobot, and so much more. Activities vary and are suitable for ages 8-12. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Parents are encouraged to stay and participate with their child(ren).
• Babytime: Thursdays (until April 20), 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; George Mackie Library, 8440 112th St.; 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 Facebook or YouTube.
• Storytime: Fridays (until April 21) and Saturdays (until April 22), 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; George Mackie Library, 8440 112th St.; 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 Facebook or YouTube.
• 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, starting April 3 and 4, 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 Nick Parker at 604-597-6719, or the Tuesday co-ordinator Jerry Sampson at 604-765-5123.
• Thursday Afternoon Book Club: Third Thursday of the month (March 16), 1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.; George Mackie Library, 8440 112th St.; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Join us to discuss books in a casual setting. New members are welcome. Books are provided.
• Tuesday Evening Book Club: Second Tuesday of the month (April 11), 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.; George Mackie Library, 8440 112th St.; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Join us to discuss books in a casual setting. New members are welcome. Books are provided.
• 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.
• Conversation Circles: First and third Wednesday of the month (April 5) via Zoom; second and fourth Wednesday of the month (March 8) at George Mackie Library, 8440 112th St.; 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Improve your English by speaking and listening about different topics each week in a safe and friendly space. Meet new friends, while practicing the English language. Suitable for all levels. Register for free at fvrl.ca.
• Anxiety and Depression Support Group: Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. (in-person); St. Cuthbert Anglican Church, 11601 82nd Ave.; Thursdays, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (virtual); Feeling anxious or depressed? Then come join Recovery Canada’s free, confidential, self-help support group. We meet in-person Tuesdays in North Delta (contact Anita at email@example.com or 604-788-4633 for more info). There is a also a virtual meeting every Thursday evening (contact Teesa at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info). For more info about Recovery Canada, visit recoverycanada.ca.
• 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 email@example.com, or Jasmeet at 604-594-3455 ext. 104 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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 email@example.com.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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