Skip to content

Happening around Delta: week of May 23

Weekly events and community listings for North Delta and beyond
The endangered little brown myotis bat. February 2024 (Bev Paterson/Photo courtesy of the Habitat Acquisition Trust) The City of Delta is hosting a Bat Talk & Walk starting at the Douglas J. Husband Discovery Centre on Thursday, May 30, 2024. (Cory Olson/WCS Canada handout via The Canadian Press)


• Ladner May Days: May 24-26 at Memorial Park in Ladner (5010 47th Ave.). Catch all the fun filled events and activities during the weekend at the 128th annual Ladner May Days. Events are held in Memorial Park just steps away from our historic Ladner Village. Ladner May Days Fair is one of British Columbia’s largest free family fairs, offering a wide variety of entertainment and activities for all ages right in the heart of Ladner, including live bands, free entertainment, a market, carnival rides and a beer garden for the adults. Fair hours are 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. And don’t forget the parade Sunday at noon — this year’s theme is “Jungle Jamboree.” Learn more at

• Wingspan Program Showcase: May 31, 3 p.m. at Seaquam Secondary School, 11584 Lyon Rd. Wingspan Dis/Ability Arts, Culture & Public Pedagogy, Canada’s first disability and deaf artist residency program in schools, will culminate with a showcase on Friday, May 31 at North Delta’s Seaquam Secondary. The free event, which starts at 3 p.m., will feature program artists-in-residence Jugpreet Bajwa, an internationally-renowned Indo-Canadian classical, folk, and rock singer (and Seaquam alumnus); and Winnipeg musician Connor Derraugh, as well as showcase the talents of students at Seaquam Secondary and Vancouver’s Elsie Roy Elementary.

• Vancouver Landfill Open House: June 8, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., 5400 72nd St. Bring your family and join us for a fun-filled behind-the-scenes tour of the Vancouver Landfill in Delta and find out where your garbage and green waste ends up. Hop inside a piece of landfill equipment; take a guided bus tour of the landfill; learn about zero waste and environmental conservation through hands-on displays; meet the trained hawks and falcons of the Bird Control Team; get creative with face painting, arts and crafts and more; unleash your green thumb and pot some plants; enjoy free food and refreshments; and so much more!

• Delta Amateur Radio Society Annual Field Day: June 22-23 at North 40 Park Reserve. Members of the Delta Amateur Radio Society (DARS) will be participating in the Field Day emergency preparedness exercise June 22-23. The purpose of the exercise is to deploy and operate amateur radio equipment in a remote location, independent of existing power and communication infrastructure. Since its inception in 1933, the annual Field Day event has grown to involve over 35,000 amateur radio operators in North America. Operators, known as “hams,” set up stations in remote locations using emergency power sources such as generators, batteries or solar power, and over a continuous 24-hour period attempt to make contact with as many other amateur stations as possible. DARS will be establishing seven radio stations providing communications using voice, data and Morse code. The park is open to the public and all are welcome to visit from 11 a.m. Saturday to 11 a.m. Sunday. For more information, please visit


• Bat Talk & Walk: May 30, 7:30 p.m - 10 p.m at Douglas J. Husband Discovery Centre, 4450 Clarence Taylor Cres. Bats are very important animals that are feared and misunderstood by many. Come out for a night of adventure starting with a presentation discussing general facts about bats, bat habitat, where to watch bats at night, how to minimize a bat encounter if you have them feeding or roosting on your property, and ways to support and help local bat populations. Then stroll through a park where you will be able to watch and hear bats in their natural habitat. During the walk, we will discuss echolocation and how to safely watch bats. Come out for an extraordinary night of bat education and fun. Please wear close toed shoes, pants and long sleeves for the walk. For ages 8+. Register at

• Pollinator Week Movie: ‘My Garden of a Thousand Bees’: June 20, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. at North Delta Centre for the Arts. Did you know that the City of Delta is Pollinator Steward Certified? Come learn about ways to attract pollinators to your home garden or patio planter with a viewing of the documentary Nature: My Garden of a Thousand Bees. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the film starting. Register for free at

• Pollinator Walk & Talk: June 27, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at Douglas J Husband Discovery Centre. Did you know that the City of Delta is Pollinator Steward Certified? Come learn about ways to attract pollinators to your home garden or patio planter, and afterwards take a walk over to City Hall to see an example of a demonstration pollinator garden. Limited to 30 spots; register for free today at


• Open Stage: Last Friday of the month (May 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 7 p.m., with showtime at 7:30. Light refreshments will be served. $5 entry for all. Register for Open Stage at

• Delta Ukulele Circle: First Saturday of the month (June 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. Doors open at 2 p.m, circle starts at 2:30 p.m. Register at More information at

• Music in the Neighbourhood Concert: June 9, 6:30 p.m. at the North Delta Centre for the Arts, 11425 84th Ave. Please join us at our 5th concert performed by local children and youth (ages 5-18) on piano, harp, violin, viola, flute, guitar and cello, featuring classical music repertoire and world-famous music. We will have both solo performances and ensembles, and many of these kids have been studying music for over 10 years and finished their RCM ARCT level. Admission is free but we are raising funds for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Balding for Dollars program to help the oncology kids fight cancer; your donations would be greatly appreciated. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. For more information, please email

• Delta Concert Band Spring: June 22, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. at North Delta Centre for the Arts. Come and enjoy a free concert at the North Delta Centre for the Arts performed by our local Delta Concert Band. Donations for goods for the food bank are welcome! Reserve your ticket for free at


• ‘Barbie’: May 25, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. at North Delta Centre for the Arts. Barbie and Ken are having the time of their lives in the colourful and seemingly perfect world of Barbie Land. However, when they get a chance to go to the real world, they soon discover the joys and perils of living among humans. Popcorn is included with your $5 admission, and concession items will be for sale. Register at

• ‘Wonka’: June 7, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. at North Delta Centre for the Arts. Armed with nothing but a hat-full of dreams, young chocolatier Willy Wonka manages to change the world, one delectable bite at a time. Popcorn is included with your $5 admission, and concession items will be for sale. Register at

• ‘DC League of Superpets’: June 14, 6:30 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. at North Delta Centre for the Arts. Krypto the Super-Dog and Superman are inseparable best friends, sharing the same superpowers and fighting crime side-by-side in Metropolis. However, Krypto must master his own powers for a rescue mission when Superman is kidnapped. Popcorn is included with your $5 admission, and concession items will be for sale. Register at


• InkWellTold: May 25, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. at North Delta Centre for the Arts. Don’t miss this free reading-in-conversation event co-hosted by the Delta Literary Arts Society and City of Delta. This event will feature Sabina Khan (What a Desi Girl Wants, Meet Me in Mumbai, Zara Hossain is Here, The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali) and teen fantasy and science fiction author Bonnie Jacoby talking with award-winning author Eileen Cook about “Writing Character with a YA Focus.” Register for free at

• Writers’ Circles: First Wednesday of the month (June 5), 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the George Mackie Library; First Sunday of the month (June 2), 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Douglas J Husband Discovery Centre. Delta Literary Arts Society hosts these supportive gatherings for writers of all levels with prompts, optional sharing and time for socializing led by caring and creative facilitators Angela Rebrec (Ladner dates) and Anna Eastland (North Delta dates). Sponsored by the City of Delta and Fraser Valley Regional Library.


• Summer Solstice Run, Walk, and Roll: June 20, 6:30 p.m. at Delta Police headquarters, 4455 Clarence Taylor Cres. Celebrate the summer solstice by participating in a 2K or 5K run, walk and roll, followed by food and entertainment for the whole family, on the grounds at Delta Police headquarters. Come out to celebrate summer while supporting The Delta Police Foundation and their efforts to make our community even better. To register for the event, visit


• Whole Lotta Art: June 8, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at North Delta recreation Centre. Artist and artisan members of the society as well as members of the community will be showing and selling their wares during Watershed Artworks’ annual outdoor artisan market in the Social Heart Plaza next month. If you would like booth space, please inquire at For more event information, visit


• Knit ‘n’ Stitch: Fridays, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; George Mackie Library, 8440 112th St.; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library.


• Drop-In Technology Help: Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Tsawwassen Town Centre, 1249 56th St.; ElderCollege Delta offers drop-in technology help most Wednesdays. For further information or to register, please email


• Supporting Children to Have a Positive Relationship with Food: May 23, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. via Zoom; Delta School District presents this free education session for parents and caregivers. There are so many messages in our society around what we should and shouldn’t be eating, which can end up creating a lot of stress for parents when it comes to feeding your child. This presentation will help to cut through the noise to reduce your worry and stress around feeding your child. Link to register at

• Capacity Café Free Parenting Workshop: May 28, 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Sands Secondary, 10840 82nd Ave. Wondering about today’s youth culture? Come for dinner and hear from the experts as Delta youth volunteers share with us the stresses and pressures youth face, how youth cope, what works (or doesn’t) to support teens, and what youth really think and feel. A Capacity Café is a youth-friendly environment where youth talk openly about what matters to them while adults listen. It is a unique, structured opportunity where adults can come to understand and appreciate life from a youth’s perspective, thus becoming better equipped to support the young person in their life. Register in advance at If you would like to send a question to the youth ahead of time or have any other questions, email Kirsten Hermanson at


• Tuesday Evening Book Club: second Tuesday of the month (June 11), 7 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.; George Mackie Library, 8440 112th St.; Join us to discuss books in a casual setting. New members are welcome. Books are provided.


• Yin Yoga: Every Monday, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.; Deltassist, 9097 120th St.; The main goal of Yin Yoga is to open joints, stretch deep tissue and release deep, long held emotion. In Yin Yoga we learn how to better listen to our bodies, by allowing ourselves to slow down enough to listen to the clues from the unconscious mind of what is actually going on we learn everything we need to know. Note: You will want to have a few pillows (couch, bed or throw pillows will work fine), as well as a blanket or two to ensure you are nice and comfy as well as fully supported for your practice. Register by emailing Carlee ( two days before the class.

• Restorative Yoga: Every Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Deltassist, 9097 120th St.; Restorative Yoga is designed to provide support and help the body relax. Often referred to as active relaxation we learn to fully support our physical bodies in order to allow for a gentle opening and softening in to relaxation. Register by emailing Carlee ( two days before the class.

• Hatha Yoga, Breath & Mindfulness Meditation: Every Thursday, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.; Deltassist, 9097 120th St.; Whether you’re seeking stress relief, improved flexibility, or simply a moment of tranquility in your busy day and life, these classes will provide a nurturing space for you to unwind and connect with yourself from a space of kindness and compassion. Register by emailing Carlee ( two days before the class.


• Deltassist has many options. For full details, visit