• Day at the Farm: Sept. 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Westham Island Herb Farm, 4960 Kirkland Rd.; Hosted by Delta Farmland & Wildlife Trust, in partnership with Westham Island Herb Farm, Day at the Farm is a family-friendly event that invites community members from around the region to learn and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of growing quality food here in the Fraser River Delta. Day at the Farm features hay wagon rides, live music, horse demonstrations, food trucks, cooking contests and more. Register in advance at eventbrite.com/e/day-at-the-farm-tickets-344349367227 (not mandatory), and visit deltafarmland.ca/a-day-at-the-farm for more information.
• Luminary Festival: Sept. 10, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunstone Park, 10400 Delsom Cres.; Mayor George Harvie and Delta council are delighted to be bringing back the 9th Annual Luminary Festival! Illuminate yourself with costume and lights, and create a lantern to light the way. This free annual community festival features food trucks, performances, crafts and other family-friendly activities. Post a photo of your lantern or costume with the hashtag #illuminatedelta22 to enter to win a Delta six-month Drop-In Admissions Pass. Please note, there is no parking available on site. Free parking will be available at the North Delta Recreation Centre, with a free shuttle running between the NDRC and Sunstone Park starting at 6 p.m. Learn more at delta.ca/luminaryfestival.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
• FVRL Virtual Summer Reading Club — Elspeth Bowers’s Prince Marvin Puppet Show: Now through Sept. 4; online; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Join Elspeth and her puppets in the story of Prince Marvin, who is changed into a mouse by a wicked witch and must travel through four different stories to find the solution that restores him to his princely self. It’s a laugh a minute for all ages as the rosy-toed, rosy-nosed, starry-eyed cheese eater searches for a return to normal and learns that things work better when we work together. This three-part series is pre-recorded and available to watch on demand via YouTube (https://bit.ly/3bcgtiV).
• Maker Monday: second and forth Monday of the month (Sept. 12 and 26), 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; George Mackie Library, 8440 112th St.; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Start the week creatively! We’ll be designing and making something new each week — constructing cardboard structures, creating buttons and magnets, exploring FVRL Playground items, and building with KEVA planks are just some of the coming things we will be doing. For ages 8-12. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult, and parents are encouraged to stay and participate.
• Lego Club: Tuesdays, 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.
• Babytime: Thursdays 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 social at facebook.com/ReadLearnPlay.
• Storytime: Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 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 social at facebook.com/ReadLearnPlay.
• Sensory-Friendly Storytime: Thursdays, beginning Sept. 15, 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.; George Mackie Library, 8440 112th St.; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Introduce kids with autism or sensory processing challenges to the love of books and language with Sensory-Friendly Storytime! Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes and more. Children can engage as little or as much as they wish, and it’s okay to roam. It’s also okay to play with the silent toys provided, or bring your own. To manage transitions, visual cues will be displayed on a felt board. To promote consistency, each month will have the same weekly songs and action rhymes, though the weekly story will change. A smaller audience is assured. For ages 2-6. Register for free at fvrl.ca.
• Pyjama Storytime: Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.; George Mackie Library, 8440 112th St.; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Tuck into a story! Children and caregivers will be entertained with stories, songs, rhymes and more. Kids are encouraged to wear their pyjamas and bring their favourite stuffie. Storytime prepares children to learn to read.
• Virtual Raptor Meet & Greet: Sept. 22, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Join OWL Rehabilitation Centre to learn about local raptors like hawks, eagles and owls, the dangers they face, and how we can help them. Plus, get the chance to meet some live raptors up close on camera and ask all your burning questions. Register for free at fvrl.ca.
• Parent-Child Mother Goose: Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 27, 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.; George Mackie Library, 8440 112th St.; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Discover fun with rhymes, songs and stories! This is an interactive program for babies 15 months and younger and their caregivers. Mother Goose helps your baby learn speech and language skills. Healthy snacks are provided. Register for free at fvrl.ca.
• 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.
• ‘Passport to Kennedy’ Open House: Sept. 6-9; Kennedy Seniors Recreation Centre, 11760 88th Ave.; Come by for a chance to check out the activities at Kennedy, and be sure to watch for special events happening during the week. For more information on the KennedyS Seniors’ Recreation Centre, visit delta.ca/parks-recreation/parks-trails/park-and-amenity-search/kennedy-seniors-recreation-centre.
• Tuesday Evening Book Club: Second Tuesday of the month (Sept. 13), 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.
• Next Chapter Book Club: Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; George Mackie Library, 8440 112th St.; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. The Next Chapter Book Club offers a weekly opportunity for adults with developmental disabilities to read and learn together, talk about books, make friends and have fun in a relaxed community setting.
• Thursday Afternoon Book Club: Third Thursday of the month (Sept. 15), 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.
• Truth & Reconciliation Book Club: Sept. 18, 25 and Oct. 2, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Join us online for three sessions of reading through Robert P.C. Joseph’s 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act. This book is considered an “essential guide to understanding the legal document and its repercussions on generations of Indigenous Peoples, written by a leading cultural sensitivity trainer.” Each meeting, we will focus on a different section of the book and then engaging in peer-to-peer conversation, led by library staff. Order a copy of the book from the FVRL’s collection, available as either an e-book or physical book), before the first meeting. Prior to the Sept. 18 meeting, please read chapters 1 and 2 (“The Beginning” and “Resistance is Futile,” pages 1-38). For the Sept. 25 meeting, please read chapters 3-5 (“Tightening Control,” “They Rose Against Us” and “And Its Days Are Numbered,” pages 40-92). Before the Oct. 2 meeting, please read chapters 6-7 (“If Not the Indian Act, Then What?” and “Looking Forward to a Better Canada,” pages 95-106). Register for free at fvrl.ca.
• Zoom Afternoon Book Club: Third Tuesday of the month (Sept. 20), 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. What’s the only thing better than reading a good book? Discussing it with fellow book lovers! Join us on Zoom for a lively discussion of timely, topical and noteworthy works of fiction and non-fiction the third Tuesday of the month. This month’s selection is any work by Genevieve Graham. Book sets are provided by the library; please email email@example.com to get a copy. Register for free at fvrl.ca.
• Let’s Get Factual Non-Fiction Book Club: Last Tuesday of the month (Sept. 27), 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 September is Before We Lost the Lake by Chad Reimer. Get your copy and register to attend for free at fvrl.ca.
• Check It Out Book Club: Sept. 28, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Calling all book enthusiasts! Do you love reading, but don’t know what to read next? Is your family tired of hearing about your latest book? Join us for Check It Out Book Club! Each month we invite you to check out a selected book and meet up online for a lively discussion. Our September meeting will cover “The Switch” by Beth O’Leary. Get your copy and register to attend for free at fvrl.ca.
• Let’s Get Factual Non-Fiction Book Club: Last Tuesday of the month (Oct. 25), 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 October is Chop Suey Nation by Ann Hui Get your copy and register to attend for free at fvrl.ca.
• Young Writers: Third Monday of the Month (Sept. 19), 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.
• Music in the Neighbourhood: Sept. 1, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; North Delta Center of Arts, 11425 84th Ave.; Please join us for a free music concert performed by the children and youth (ages 5-16) of our community. We will be playing the piano, violin, viola, cello and harp. Donations can be made for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Balding for Dollars program to help kids fight cancer in the hospital’s oncology department.
• The Delta Ukulele Circle: First Saturday of the month (Sept. 3), 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.
• 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. Our 2022/2023 season kicks off with our inaugural meeting on Sept. 7, followed by our first annual photo skills workshop on Sept. 10. For more information, visit deltaphotoclub.com.
• 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.
• Doctor Strange Trivia: Sept. 13, 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Think you know Doctor Strange? Test your knowledge of the mystic arts in our virtual Doctor Strange trivia event. Play by yourself or assemble your own team of sorcerers and conquer the multiverse together. Register for free at fvrl.ca.
• Music Trivia Night: Sept. 22, 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.
• Tim Burton Trivia: Oct. 25, 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Halloween is just around the corner. Have some frightful fun and test your knowledge of some delightfully spooky films with our Tim Burton trivia event. Participate by yourself or gather all the creatures in your household and scare your way through the questions together. Register for free at fvrl.ca.
• Ant-Man Trivia: Nov. 22, 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Think you know Ant-Man? Prepare for the release of Quantumania by testing your knowledge of Marvel’s smallest hero in this fun virtual event. Play by yourself or assemble a team and participate together. Register for free at fvrl.ca.
• Frozen Trivia: Dec. 13, 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Do you love all things Frozen? Test your knowledge of Arendelle’s frostiest friends in our Frozen trivia event. Answer questions from Frozen, Frozen II, Frozen Fever and Olaf’s Frozen Adventure. Participate by yourself or gather your kingdom and play as a team. Register for free at fvrl.ca.
• Heritage Week Scavenger Hunt — South Delta: Sept. 18, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Various locations; Take the scenic route around some of Delta’s most iconic sites and learn about their storied history through one of our Heritage Scavenger Hunts. Drive with your team to the locations indicated on our adventure map. Like the Amazing Race, your team will be given either a Detour or Roadblock-style activity to complete at each location. Complete the activity and you’ll receive your next clue. Come join us and experience Delta’s diverse history and beautiful local landscapes! Event is free to attend by registration is limited to 12 groups of two to six people. Register at cityofdelta.perfectmind.com.
• Douglas J. Husband Discovery Centre Open House: Sept. 24, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Douglas J. Husband Discovery Centre, 4450 Clarence Taylor Cres.; Come celebrate the recently-opened Douglas J. Husband Discovery Centre. Listen to free presentations by local experts including artists featured in our North Delta Gallery, the Delta Naturalists Society, and the authors of the popular book Lord Don’t Want Me, Devil Won’t Take Me, which details the escapades of prohibition-era Tsawwassen resident “Pistol-Packin’” Pansy May Stuttard. Participate in a guided tour around the discovery centre and interact with our community partners at their booths. The event will feature a variety food trucks, drinks, live music and heritage games in the outdoor orchard. For more info, visit delta.ca/discoverycentre.
• Heritage Week Scavenger Hunt — North Delta: Sept. 25, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Various locations; Take the scenic route around some of Delta’s most iconic sites and learn about their storied history through one of our Heritage Scavenger Hunts. Drive with your team to the locations indicated on our adventure map. Like the Amazing Race, your team will be given either a Detour or Roadblock-style activity to complete at each location. Complete the activity and you’ll receive your next clue. Come join us and experience Delta’s diverse history and beautiful local landscapes! Event is free to attend by registration is limited to 12 groups of two to six people. Register at cityofdelta.perfectmind.com.
• Community Invasive Plant Pull: Sept. 10, 10 a.m.; North Delta Community Park; Do you want to make a difference in your community, help out the environment, get in some exercise and potentially make new friends, all at the same time? If so, join a community weed pull event hosted by the City of Delta! This year, we will also be handing out thank you gifts for participants of multiple events. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more and register.
• 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 email@example.com.
• Conversation Circles: Wednesdays, 2 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.; via Zoom; 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.
• S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Settlement Worker at the Library: Tuesdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; George Mackie Library, 8440 112th St.; Pashto and Dari-speaking outreach staff from S.U.C.C.E.S.S. will be at the library offering assistance to individuals and families who are temporary or permanent residents, and people who are already Canadian citizens. Do you know someone from Afghanistan, Pakistan or Iran looking for Information? A settlement worker from S.U.C.C.E.S.S. can answer their questions and concerns about different services, such as employment, health, housing, settlement and more.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-788-4633 for more info), while virtual meetings continue to be held all summer long on Thursday evenings (contact Gilles at email@example.com or 778-872-8069 for more info). For more info about Recovery Canada, visit recoverycanada.ca.
• MOSAIC Outreach Worker at the Library: Every second Wednesday beginning Sept. 14, 10 .a.m to 3 p.m.; George Mackie Library, 8440 112th St.; MOSAIC outreach staff will be at the library on the second Wednesday of the month. Discover the free employment programs offered by WorkBC. If you are looking for work and you are a skilled immigrant, Indigenous, a young adult, an older worker, a person with disabilities or barriers, or experiencing homelessness, come to the library to find out what is available for you.
• 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.
• Surrey Prostate Cancer Support Group: Last Saturday of the month (Sept. 24), 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 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.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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