Brent Butt will perform at the Genesis Theatre in Ladner on Friday, March 3, 2023. (submitted photo)

Brent Butt will perform at the Genesis Theatre in Ladner on Friday, March 3, 2023. (submitted photo)

Happening around Delta: week of March 2

Weekly events and community listings for North Delta and beyond


• George Mackie Library Teen Advisory Group: First Thursday of the month (March 2), 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.

• Women’s Interfaith Symposium Celebrating 100 Years of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Women’s Association: March 4, 1:30 p.m.; Baitur Rahman Mosque, 9570 River Rd.; You are cordially invited to this wonderful ladies-only opportunity to come and learn about women’s empowerment and celebrate 100 years of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Women’s Association. Refreshments will be served, and free daycare will be available. Confirmed guests include B.C. Attorney General Niki Sharma, Surrey-Panorama MLA Jinny Sims, South Surrey-White Rock MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay, co-director of public affairs for Jesus Christ Church of Latter-Day Saints Tonya Engen, Women’s Interfaith BC lead convener Sherry Marceil, and artist and Indigenous cultural programmer Leona Brown, with booths from Fraser Health, Surrey Women’s Centre, Surrey Food Bank, Domestic Abuse Services, and Humanity First Canada. Guests are highly encouraged to register online at

• Delta School District Online Budget Public Input Session: March 7, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Participate in an online public input session dedicated to facilitating discussion and gathering feedback on the public’s priorities for the 2023/2024 school district budget. Instructions for joining the Zoom session will be emailed to registered participants on Monday, March 6. Find the link to register at

• 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


• The Delta Ukulele Circle: First Saturday of the month (March 4), 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, or register at

• 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

• 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


• Brent Butt: March 3, 7:30 p.m.; Genesis Theatre, 5005 45th Ave., Ladner; One of Canada’s funniest and most recognizable comedians, Butt has performed at the world’s most prestigious comedy festivals, toured internationally, and created and starred in two successful sitcoms (Corner Gas and Hiccups, plus the former’s animated spin-off) and two theatrical comedies (No Clue and Corner Gas: The Movie). Butt also hosts the aptly-named podcast The Buttpod, which kicked off its long-awaited second season in October with guest TV legend Tom Bergeron. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $60 and go on sale Nov. 10 at or by calling 604-940-5550.


• ‘Into The Woods’: Feb. 27 to March 4; Burnsview Secondary, 7658 112th St.; Burnsview Secondary’s Musical Theatre class is producing Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods from Feb. 27 until March 4. There will be eight shows over six days, and it’s going to be a very unique experience, one where the audience will be invited “into the woods” with the actors and be seated on the stage in a very intimate setting — where no one is ever more than three rows or 10 feet away from the performers. This show embraces the connection that live theatre offers, an experience where the actors and audience are together in a space, responding to one another and sharing laughter, tears and catharsis with one another in a meaningful way. Each show is limited to 88 audience numbers; tickets available at

• ‘Once Upon a Matress’: March 1-3, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.; North Delta Secondary, 11447 82nd Ave.; Come see a musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale The Princess and the Pea. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and available at or through the school office.

• ‘Urinetown: The Musical’: March 2-3, 6, and 8-10, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Patti Hillman Drama Studio, Delview Secondary, 9111 116th St.; Deltview Secondary presents Urinetown: The Musical, a musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself. In an attempt to regulate water consumption, Urinetown has outlawed the use of private toilets. The citizenry must use public, pay-per-use amenities owned and operated by Urine Good Company, a malevolent corporation run by the corrupt Caldwell B. Cladwell. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and available at the door.

• ‘Murder for Two’ Open Casting Call: March 8, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.; North Delta Centre for the Arts, 11425 84th Ave.; The City of Delta is holding open auditions for Murder for Two, an exciting new musical that promises hilarity while paying homage to old-fashioned murder mysteries. The play is the city’s first in-house production and will be mounted at the North Delta Centre for the Arts later this spring. Those looking to audition are asked to prepare a short monologue and a song. To book your audition, call 604-952-3072 or email


• Arabian Nights: The Story of Aladdin on Ice: March 4, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sungod Recreation Centre, 7815 112th St.; You are invited on a journey to a magical land with a prince, princess, genie and magical carpet. Sungod Skating Club’s 2023 ice show is a journey not to be missed, and we are excited to welcome you into the arena once again after the pandemic halted the club’s bi-annual ice show, which has been in existence since 1973. Skaters from preschool to our senior elite skaters will surely wow both the young and young at heart. In addition to raffle prizes, our first-ever online 50/50 draw will be available and you do not have to be at the show to win. We hope to see many of our local community come out to show some support for our terrific athletes. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children/seniors/students (plus tax and service charge). For more show details and to purchase tickets via Eventbrite, visit or


• Word Nerds: First Monday of the month (March. 6), 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

• Cars Trivia: March 15, 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Trivia masters, start your engines! Test your knowledge of the world of Disney/Pixar’s Cars with our Cars trivia event. Race through the questions yourself or assemble your pit crew and compete as a team. Register for free at


• 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


• 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

• 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


• Storytelling 101: March 6, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; George Mackie Library, 8440 112th St.; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Learn how to tell vivid stories to engage your listeners. Share your own experiences and life stories with family members, such as grandchildren. Learn how to tell a story that engages your listeners by finding your voice as an imaginative storyteller to intrigue and captivate your audience. Register for free at

• Young Writers: Second Monday of the month (March 13), 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


• 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 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


• 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 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 Looking for more Storytime fun? Check out our on-demand content on Facebook or YouTube.


• Preparing For Kindergarten: March 2 and 8, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; via Zoom; The Delta School District is hosting a pair of free online workshops to help parents prepare for sending their child(ren) to kindergarten. To join either session, go to and enter code 502 198 9793. For practical tips and short videos to help kids prepare for a successful start to school, visit


• 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.


• Tuesday Evening Book Club: Second Tuesday of the month (March 14), 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.

• 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.


• Advance Care Planning Workshop: March 8, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Life happens. Be ready with advance care planning. Advance care planning is a process that supports adults at any stage of health in understanding and sharing their personal values, life goals and preferences regarding their health and personal care. Advance care planning is for everyone, no matter where you find yourself on your health care journey. Whether you’re a healthy young adult, a senior or someone recently diagnosed with a chronic illness, now is the best time for you to start planning. In a few simple steps you can begin planning that may help ensure you have a voice in your health care now and in the future. Register for free at

• 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


• Conversation Circles: First and third Wednesday of the month (March 15) 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


• 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. After summer break, the Delta chapter’s in-person meetings resume on Sept. 13 (contact Anita at or 604-788-4633 for more info), while virtual meetings continue to be held all summer long on Thursday evenings (contact Gilles at or 778-872-8069 for more info). For more info about Recovery Canada, visit

• 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, or Jasmeet at 604-594-3455 ext. 104 or


• 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

• 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

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