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Happening around Delta: week of Sept. 9

Weekly events and community listings for North Delta and beyond

FEDERAL ELECTION:

Delta OARH’s Anti-Racism and Equity All Candidates Meeting: Sept. 10, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.; online; Following anti-racism rallies responding to incidents of power and privilege globally and in Delta this past year, Delta’s Organizing Against Racism and Hate Committee is hosting a free all-candidates meeting on Sept. 10. This will be an opportunity for candidates to talk about their own positions, as well as each party’s platform related to systemic issues of racism, hate and other injustices. Questions from the public can be emailed in advance to deltaoarh@gmail.com. To attend, register at eventbrite.ca/e/delta-oarhs-anti-racism-equity-all-candidates-tickets-169696927077.

• Delta Federal Candidates Business Forum: Sept. 14, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; online; Join the Delta Chamber of Commerce virtually for a livestreamed candidates meeting to discuss business issues related to the upcoming federal election. Register at business.deltachamber.ca/calendar/Details/delta-federal-candidates-business-forum-408167 to receive the link to view the livestream. Have business-related questions for the candidates? Members of the public will be invited to submit written questions prior to the meeting either by email (info@deltachamber.ca), postal service or in person at the Delta Chamber & Visitor Info Centre. Those attending the meeting virtually may submit their questions during the forum via the Slido app; a code to access the app will be sent to registrants prior to the event.

COMMUNITY

• Active Witness Workshop: Sept. 20 & 27, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; online; Hosted by Delta’s Organizing Against Racism and Hate (OARH) Committee. The Delta OARH Committee is pleased to offer this free two-part workshop with Anti-racism and Diversity Consultant Angela Ma Brown. Have you ever witnessed a racist or discriminatory incident but didn’t know what to say or do and felt conflicted and regretful about not responding? This two-session series will help participants develop their “response-ability” or readiness to respond to such incidents. Participants will engage in some experiential learning and empathy building activities to better understand the theoretical underpinnings of prejudice, discrimination and oppression, with an emphasis on racism. The goal is to learn to use a wide range of verbal and behavioural responses as an “active witness” when one witnesses someone being victimized by a negative, discriminatory remark and/or inequitable treatment. Participants will learn to shift from “passive bystanders” to “active witnesses” and will feel more empowered to respond to racism and discrimination on an individual basis. Together, we can “break the silence” and make an ethical commitment to fight prejudice, discrimination and oppression of any form individually and collectively. To register, visit eventbrite.ca/e/active-witness-workshop-cohort-2-tickets-166768215221. (Please ensure you register for both sessions.)

• Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Program: Sept. 29 to Nov. 3, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Delta Community College (11590 83rd Ave.); In partnership with Delta School District Continuing Education, Delta Emergency Management Office and its partners are facilitating a Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Program (NEPP) course starting on Sept. 29. NEPP is a six-session course that teaches you how to become personally prepared for a minimum of 72 hours following a disaster, and teaches neighbours how to plan and train as a neighbourhood to respond safely and effectively as organized teams during a disaster. Cost $20. Learn more or register at cimsweb.deltasd.bc.ca/publicconnect/DECourse.aspx.

KIDS/TEENS

• Storytime: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; 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.

• Pet Parade: Sept. 23, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. What makes your pet awesome? Join us for a virtual show-and-tell and introduce us to your animal companions. Share a story about your pet, or tell us about their favourite tricks and treats. Don’t have a pet? Bring along your favourite stuffie instead. For children ages 6-12. Register at fvrl.ca.

• Parent Child Mother Goose: Wednesdays, Oct. 6 to Nov. 24, 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. or 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Discover fun with rhymes, songs and stories! This is an interactive program for kids 0-4 and their caregivers. Mother Goose will help you learn ways to encourage your child’s language and social/emotional development. This is a virtual program that will be offered through Zoom. Please plan to attend all eight sessions as they connect week to week. Space is limited — register at fvrl.ca.

• Among Us — Teen Games Hang Out: Oct. 13, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. For ages 13-18. Come hang out for an afternoon of tasks and traitors as you play Among Us with teens across the Fraser Valley. Launch into space with your fellow crew mates and help sniff out the impostors. To register, visit fvrl.ca. For this program participants will need two devices: one to join the Zoom call on, and one to play Among Us on. The game is free to download on iOS and Android; PC/MAC/Switch alternatives are also available.

• Sphero SPRK+ Challenge — Speed Coding: Oct. 19, 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Join us for this month’s fun Sphero-centered event: The Speed Coding Challenge. It’s a race against the clock! Coding tasks will be given to contestants (e.g. making your Sphero change color from red to green) and points will be awarded based on the speed with which each task is completed. We won’t tell you the tasks before the program starts, so make sure to familiarize yourself with the Sphero and what it can do. To register, visit fvrl.ca. Don’t forget to check out or place a hold on a Sphero SPRK+ before the program, and make sure to have fun!

• Family Forts at Halloween: Oct. 22, 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Grab a flashlight, some blankets and pull the pillows off the couch; it’s family forts at Halloween! Wear your Halloween costume, bring your family’s favourite reads and join us in your cozy fort. We’ll show off our forts and have some fun reading together. Register at fvrl.ca.

• Pet Parade: Oct. 28, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. What makes your pet awesome? Join us for a virtual show-and-tell and introduce us to your animal companions. Share a story about your pet, or tell us about their favourite tricks and treats. Don’t have a pet? Bring along your favourite stuffie instead. For this October session, Halloween costumes are welcome. For children ages 6-12. Register at fvrl.ca.

TRIVIA

• Tim Burton Trivia: Oct. 26, 3:30 p.m. to 4 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 at fvrl.ca.

BOOKS/READING

• Reading Spotlight: Sept. 15, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Join us for a book lover’s discussion — literary insights optional — as library staff share their current favorite reads. If you have a book or two you’d like to tell the group about, we’d love to hear it. All genres welcome. Book titles will be sent to participants after each session. Register at fvrl.ca.

• Afternoon Book Club: Sept. 21, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. What’s the only thing that’s better than reading fresh and engaging books? Chatting about them in one of the library’s lively book clubs! Join fellow readers in a discussion of timely, topical and noteworthy works of fiction and non-fiction. To register, visit fvrl.ca.

• Check It Out Book Club: Sept. 22, 2:30 p.m. to 4 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 Fraser Valley Regional Library 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 Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda. Suitable for ages 16+. To register and/or to place a hold on a copy of the book, visit fvrl.ca.

• Virtual Author Visit — David A. Robertson: Sept. 23, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Join acclaimed author David A. Robertson for a discussion about residential school history, how to talk about it at an age appropriate level, and the impacts of this history and how we can heal. David will read from one of his books about residential schools. This presentation is suitable for all ages. Register at fvrl.ca.

• Poetry Café: Oct. 6, 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Calling all poets! In celebration of Culture Days, join us for a virtual poetry café. Come prepared to recite an original poem you have crafted, share a poem from a favourite poet, or come to listen and enjoy. Register at fvrl.ca.

• ‘Turnt’ Tursdays (ie totally teen reads, but only the first chapter!): Oct. 7, 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Looking for a good read and don’t know where to start? Each Thursday get “turnt” (exited or energized) about some new teen reads. We will pick the book, we will read the first chapter ONLY, and you will listen, doodle your thoughts down, comment and (only if you like) show off your artwork. Request the book if it piqued your curiosity! We will send registered teens some fun doodle sheets by email before each session. For teens in Grade 7 and up. Register at fvrl.ca. Also available on Oct. 14, 21 and 28.

• Afternoon Book Club: Oct. 19, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. What’s the only thing that’s better than reading fresh and engaging books? Chatting about them in one of the library’s lively book clubs! Join fellow readers in a discussion of timely, topical and noteworthy works of fiction and non-fiction. Register at fvrl.ca.

• Poetry Café: Oct. 21, 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Calling all poets! In celebration of Culture Days, join us for a virtual poetry café. Come prepared to recite an original poem you have crafted, share a poem from a favourite poet, or come to listen and enjoy. Register at fvrl.ca.

ARTS/CRAFT

• Crafty Creations — Artist Trading Cards: Sept. 29, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Join us on Zoom to learn how to create artist trading cards, miniature works of art that you can trade with friends or swap at local events. In this introductory workshop, we’ll be getting crafty with the help of Creativebug, a FVRL digital resource for art and craft video classes. You’ll need a 2.5” x 3.5” piece of card paper and any art supplies of your choice. Suitable for ages 13+. Register at fvrl.ca.

• Art Show and Tell: Sept. 29, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Teens! Join us for a virtual art show-and-tell in celebration of Culture Days. Come prepared to share and discuss one of your art creations (painting, pastel, sculpture, cross-stitch art, etc.) and also learn about Creativebug, a FVRL digital resource for art and craft video classes. Register at fvrl.ca.

• Art Show and Tell: Oct. 13, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Teens! Join us for a virtual art show-and-tell in celebration of Culture Days. Come prepared to share and discuss one of your art creations (painting, pastel, sculpture, cross-stitch art, etc.) and also learn about Creativebug, a FVRL digital resource for art and craft video classes. Register at fvrl.ca.

• Crafty Creations — Bind Your Own Travel Journal: Oct. 20, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Join us on Zoom to learn how to bind your own travel journal. A travel journal is your own, handmade notebook that can be used for anything. You can even add and remove booklets to use it over and over again. In this introductory workshop we’ll be getting crafty with the help of Creativebug, a FVRL digital resource for art and craft video classes. You’ll need a needle and elastic cord, leather or felt for the cover, paper, and any art supplies of your choice. Suitable for ages 13+. Register at fvrl.ca.

FOOD/COOKING

• Cookbook Club: Sept. 16, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; 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 Cookbook Club! Each month we will explore a culinary theme. For September we will be diving into a discussion of casseroles. Please come prepared to share your favourite casserole recipes, cookbooks, magazines, or websites with the group. Register at fvrl.ca.

• Cookbook Club: Oct. 14, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; 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 Cookbook Club! Each month we will explore a culinary theme. For October we will be diving into a discussion of potluck meals. Please come prepared to share your favourite potluck recipes, cookbooks, magazines or websites with the group. Register at fvrl.ca.

HEALTH/WELLNESS

• Tai Chi in the Park: Sept. 19, 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 12 p.m.; Memorial Park, Ladner; Presented by the Delta Hospital Auxiliary Lifeline Program. For the first time ever, the Delta Auxiliary Lifeline Program is proud to sponsor a community event! Tai Chi in the Park’s focus is to align with September’s National Arthritis Awareness Month and connect a fun, low impact activity for Delta residents of all age. These free classes will be taught by talented tai chi instructor Colin Tsang and introduce the fundamentals in learning the art of tai chi fluidity. And, there will be some great prize giveaways! There will be three class times offered (10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 12 p.m.), and all three will be limited in class sizes. To deliver a safe environment for all attendees, the event requires pre-registration and full vaccination to participate. To attend, call or text 236-885-1875, email events.deltalifeline@gmail.com or look for the registration form link on the Auxiliary’s Facebook page (@deltahospitalauxiliary).

• 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 more information or to register, email Carlee at carleef@deltassist.com.

MUSIC

• Ukulele Jam: Sept. 21, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. All “uked” up and no place to jam? All levels of experience are welcome at our fun and relaxed virtual ukulele circle. To register and/or to place a hold on one of the library’s ukuleles, visit fvrl.ca.

• Ukulele Jam: Oct. 26, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. All “uked” up and no place to jam? All levels of experience are welcome at our fun and relaxed virtual ukulele circle. To register and/or to place a hold on one of the library’s ukuleles, visit fvrl.ca.

CLUBS

• The Canadian Federation of University Women – North Delta/Surrey Club: Our club is open to all women who support the mission and ideals of CFUW to address local, national, and international social justice issues. We advocate for appropriate social policy regarding women’s rights, equality, and education. Our club normally meets monthly from September to June for in person meetings but have now turned to Zoom meetings. Our club was unable to hold our annual book sale for the past two years due to COVID-19. The money raised from these book sales fund our five bursaries for North Delta high schools. We hope to be able to hold a book sale in the fall, if COVID restrictions are lifted. For more information about our club, contact Barb at 604-594-6145 or Eleanor at 604-589-3631.



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