Krystal Elgert takes a moment to cool off in the shade with daughters Cayenne and Carrera at the 2016 Canada Day celebrations at Chalmers Park. (James Smith photo)

Krystal Elgert takes a moment to cool off in the shade with daughters Cayenne and Carrera at the 2016 Canada Day celebrations at Chalmers Park. (James Smith photo)

Happening: week of June 29

Events, courses and clubs listing for North Delta


• Canada Day — 150 years!: July 1; various locations; To celebrate Canada Day in a big 150th birthday way, join the Corporation of Delta at Chalmers Park in North Delta, 5:30 p.m. to 10:45 p.m., for fireworks, children’s activities, BBQ and food vendors, live music and an official ceremony. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. Revelers can also visit Kirkland House in Ladner, 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., for live music, children’s rides and games, family picnic, and a performance by the Delta Police Pipe Band, or Diefenbaker Park in Tsawwassen, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., for hot dogs and drinks, birthday cake, live entertainment, and face painting, with an official ceremony and cake cutting at 1 p.m.


• Tour de Delta: July 7-9; various locations; Tour de Delta promises three amazing days of competitive cycling action and fun festivals. Kicking the weekend off the evening of Friday, July 7, the MK Delta Criterium in the Social Heart area of North Delta. Come early and enjoy the North Delta Criterium Festival, a celebration of North Delta sport, recreation and culture will feature an opportunity to try a variety of sports and experience Delta. Festival runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Richardson Elementary (11339 83 Ave.) and will include children’s crafts, food vendors, face painting, mascots and a North Delta sports showcase. The tour continues on Saturday, July 8 with the Ladner Criterium in historical Ladner Village, and wraps up on Sunday, July 9 with the White Spot Delta Road Race. The Tour de Delta is a family-oriented event with fun and entertainment for the entire family.

• Déjà Vu Vintage Market: July 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wellbrook Winery, 4626 88th St., Ladner; Another fun day of vintage shopping at Wellbrook Winery. There’ll be amazing treasures to be found with over 40 super talented vintage vendors. Brad Hadley will be returning to serenade you while you shop, and the food trucks will be there with their tasty treats. Don’t forget the wine tasting! Selfie stations will be available so you can snap a pic and remember the fun you had at Déjà Vu Vintage Market! Admission costs $5 at event, or $4 online. For more info, visit

• Positively Canadian: July 8, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; George Mackie Library; Learn interesting or quirky facts, stats and tips about Canada’s history, geography, people, culture and more in this fun and informative celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday with Heather Pattullo, author of Positively Canadian: A Fun Guide to Canadian Language, Culture and History.

• Andrew Dalziel: July 14, 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.; George Mackie Library; Magic happens at the library! Join magician Andrew Dalziel and his assistant Rocky the Raccoon for a magical walk on the wild side that’s fun for the whole family. Tickets are required and are available for free at the library for pick up in person starting July 7.

• Paws 4 Stories: July 15, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; George Mackie Library; Paws 4 Stories is a St. John’s Ambulance therapy dog community service that promotes improvement in children’s reading skills. When a child reads with a dog, they start to relax and forget about feeling nervous about reading. (Dogs make very supportive listeners.) Therapy dogs and their volunteers will listen to children who want to practice reading aloud. This is a free program for ages 6 and up. Space is limited. so please register by phone or in person after 10 a.m. on the day of the program for your 15-minute reading session.

• Poetry Night in Punjabi: July 18, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.; George Mackie Library; Come hear two published poets/authors read and discuss their work and answer questions from the audience. This evening is offered in collaboration with Kendri Punjabi Lekhak Sabha, Uttari Amrika and Punjabi Lekhak Manch – Vancouver.

• Walk on the Wild Side with Elspeth: July 21, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; George Mackie Library; Wild and crazy! Wild and hilarious! Wild and woolly! Wild and free! Come and experience master puppeteer and storyteller Elspeth Bowers as she takes us on a Summer Reading Club walk on the wild side with stories, songs and a puppet show.

• Pop-Up Button Making Workshop for Teens: July 22, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; George Mackie Library; Drop in for our workshop and leave with shiny new buttons. Create images inspired by your favourite books or your own artwork, using coloured markers, pencils and collage materials. All supplies will be provided, just bring your ideas.

• Jog for the Bog: July 23, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Delta Nature Reserve; Come for the run and stay for the fun. Jog through the bog in the morning, enjoy a pancake breakfast, then stay for music, dancing and booths. Registration opens at 8 a.m., jog and festivities start at 9:30 a.m. All-ages. Early bird (before June 24): $40 for 5km, $45 for 10km. After June 24th: $45 for 5km, $50 for 10km. Cost includes breakfast and a marathon quick-dry t-shirt. Visit for more info.

• Teen Night: Pizza and Games: July 25, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; George Mackie Library; Do you love to play board games? Are you between 12 and 19 years old? Then come to the library for a fun night of gaming and free pizza. Games and snacks provided by Imperial Hobbies.

• Urban Safari: July 28, 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.; George Mackie Library; Creeping, crawling, leaping, flying – Urban Safari’s rescued wild animals move in all kinds of ways. Come meet some animals and hear their stories. Learn how to protect and care for animals in the wild. Tickets are required and are available for free at the library for pick up in person starting July 21.


• Parent Child Mother Goose: Mondays, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; George Mackie Library; Discover fun with rhymes, songs and stories with this interactive program for caregivers and babies 15 months and younger. Mother Goose helps your baby learn speech and language skills. Healthy snacks are provided. (Due to funding this program is open to Delta residents only.)

• Take Off Pounds Sensibly: Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Deltassist, 9097 120 St.; We have a friendly group to help you lose weight. For more information, call Arlene at 604-588-3949.

• Settlement Workers – Punjabi/English: Alternate Tuesdays (July 4 &18, August 1, 15 &29), 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; George Mackie Library; Are you a newcomer to Canada who needs help adjusting to your new life? Free and confidential services are offered to help newcomers with all their needs during the process of settling into their new community. Settlement and integration services are free for immigrants, refugees and their families in B.C.

• Delta Scottsdale Lions Club: Second and fourth Tuesday of each month; The Lions Club is a service club that welcomes both ladies and men. If you would like to be involved in helping in your community, join us on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month (not mandatory) at the Delta Golf Course. For more info call Al at 604-594-8783.

• Recovery International Weekly Meetings: Tuesdays, 7 p.m.; North Delta Evangelical Free Church, 11300 84th Ave.; Recovery International is a weekly community-based self-help mental health group that offers tools and techniques that participants can use to deal with depression, anxiety, impulse control, anger management and a variety of other nervous and mental heath issues. The self-help systems used were developed by the late neuro-psychiatrist Abraham A. Low M.D. and have been helping people for over 70 years. Meetings are led by trained group leaders.

• FVRL Book Clubs: Second Tuesday of the month, 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and fourth Thursday of the month, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; George Mackie Library; Join us to discuss books in a casual setting. New members are welcome. Books are provided.

• Supporting Family Resilience Group: Wednesdays, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Delta office – Canadian Mental Health Association Vancouver-Fraser, 4871 Delta St.; The Canadian Mental Health Association Vancouver-Fraser offers a no-cost support group for parents and caregivers of youth and young adults who are working through mental health and/or substance use concerns. Facilitated by both peers and counsellors, the group meets weekly at our Delta office. Attendees please register prior to your first meeting by phone: 604-943-1878, or email:

• Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Group: First Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; North Delta; Canadian Mental Health Association Vancouver-Fraser offers an obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) group for individuals with OCD and/or their friends and family. Our facilitated groups offer emotional and social support, encouragement and education in a confidential, non- judgmental setting. These groups are free and available to the public – no matter which city you live in. Please call 604-943-1878 or email for dates, times and locations and to register for your first meeting.

• LEGO® Club: Thursdays, July 6-Aug. 10, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; George Mackie 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 five must be accompanied by an adult.

• Book Clubs: Fourth Thursday of the month, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; George Mackie Library; Join us to discuss books in a casual setting. New members are welcome. Books are provided.

• Wind Down to Bedtime Storytime: Thursdays through June 29, 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; George Mackie Library; Is your child ready for bed? Not until they wind down at storytime! Join us every Thursday night for specially chosen bedtime stories, breathing exercises, songs and some sleepy yoga poses. Wear your pajamas and bring your favourite stuffy.

• Mental Health Resiliency Support Group: Second and fourth Thursday of each month, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; South Delta; Canadian Mental Health Association Vancouver-Fraser offers a mental health resiliency support group in South Delta for individuals living with a mental health concern or experiencing symptoms. Please call the Delta office at 604-943-1878 or email to register for your first meeting.

• Knit &Stitch: Fridays through Aug. 25, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; George Mackie 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.

• Monthly Surrey Prostate Cancer Support Group Meeting: Last Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Valley View Memorial Gardens, 14644 72nd Ave., Surrey; The Surrey PCSG provides awareness, public education, advocacy, support and research into the prevention, detection, treatment and cure of prostate cancer for men in Delta, Surrey, White Rock and Langley. Men diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer, their spouses and guests are welcome. For more info on the Surrey PCSG visit or call 604-355-4188.

• Crossroads United Church Monthly Community Dinner: Fourth Saturday of every month, doors open at 4:30 p.m., dinner starts at 5 p.m.; Crossroads United Church, 7655 120th St.; Crossroads United Church invites you to their monthly community dinner. Come and enjoy this free nutritious meal served in a casual, safe environment. It is a sit-down served meal and is open to anyone who would benefit from good food in a safe, family-friendly setting. For more info go to

• 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. Every year, CFUW and its clubs award close to $1 million to women to help them pursue post-secondary studies and also provide funding for library and creative arts awards. CFUW clubs provide learning and fellowship through lecture series, book clubs and issues groups, work to prevent violence against women and child poverty, and promote early learning and child care. North Delta/Surrey club meets monthly and is open to all women graduates, students and associates. Call Heather (604-591-7678) or Eleanor (604-589-3631) for info.

• North Delta Newcomers and Friends: NDNF is a ladies social club. Please call and arrange to attend some of our morning walks, coffee times, stitch-and-chats, card games, par-3 golf, potlucks and monthly dinners. For more info please call Kathy (604-583-3691) or Diane (604-543-7345).

• Sungod Community Garden Plots: McKitrick Park, 7815 112th St.; Plots are 10’x10’, garden tools and water source provided, and cost $30 to rent. Come and enjoy a peaceful pastime with the added bonus of growing healthy vegetables, flowers and camaraderie from fellow gardeners. Contact our membership coordinator at