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2017 New Year's Resolutions

Jan 04, 2017

With 2016 now in the rear-view mirror, hit the refresh button and welcome 2017 with open arms! Looking to up your fitness game, learn to garden, cultivate new artistic endeavors, or give back to the community through volunteering? We've got a few suggestions that can help you make your ambitions reality. 

Fitness

Experience North Delta Recreation Centre Pass

Start the new year off on the right foot by grabbing the Experience North Delta Recreation Centre Pass. Until February 28, 2017, save over 60% on this all-access pass to the updated North Delta Recreation Centre  — including the fitness areas, arena, gymnasium, and pool!

TRX Suspension Training

Take bodyweight training to new heights with the Suspension Training at Sungod Recreation Centre. Challenge yourself with this new and different fitness class! This group fitness class is tons of fun. All levels, all goals, all core!  

Yoga

There always seems to be a yoga class running at one of Delta's recreation centres — from beginning classes to stretch only and advanced classes, there are more than enough options to help you manage your zen while keeping you active!  

Gym

If you're looking to tone up, put on some muscle, or simply maintain a healthy lifestyle, Delta's weight rooms have a variety of equipment to suit whatever your fitness goals may be. Make your way over to Sungod Recreation Centre, Ladner Leisure Centre, and Winskill Aquatic and Fitness Centre to chat with Delta's personal trainers!   

Aquafit 

How can we forget one of Delta's most popular drop-in programs! Meet new people, have fun, and stay active while using buoyancy and resistance to engage with less frequently used muscles. Choose from a diverse list of classes to find the perfect one for you!  

Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

If you're a parent looking for a fun way to stay fit with your child, check out some of Delta's parent and child fitness classes. Join other parents with similar goals in Parent & Tot Yoga, Baby & Me Cycle & Strength, and Buggy Boot Camp

If you want to get in the water, try Mommy & Me Aquafit Drop-In for an energetic, low-impact aquafit class that utilizes the weight of your baby for both upper/lower body resistance & cardio. 

Creative

If your resolutions include getting more creative in 2017, Delta's facilities have programs available for you to push your artistic abilities! 

Pottery Handbuilding and Wheel Throwing

Working with the Delta Potters Association, take a stab at a variety of different pottery projects and techniques, including sculpture, slab building, draping, and coils. Alternatively, take on the challenge of wheel throwing, learning the fundamentals of clay preparation, centering and raising a cylinder, decoration and glazing of functional pieces! Learn the basics, or push what you know, and don't worry, clay will be provided. 

Acrylic & Watercolour

Partake in an introduction to acrylic and watercolour painting! Learn the basics from the experts, develop your technique, and increase your understanding of composition and colour theory! This is available as an all ages or 50 year and older program. 

If you're 50 or older, you can also enjoy the camaraderie and support of your fellow artists with a drop-in, non-instructional practice session.

Ballet

For tots and adults, learn the basics to dancing ballet! Or, if you're a seasoned dancer looking to get back into the art form, take your understanding of posture, alignment, technique and aesthetic in a non-competitive atmosphere with Ballet for Adults, Levels 1 and 2.  

Seniors

Delta's seniors recreation centres are ground zero for cultivating new passions, meeting new people, and staying active. Take part in art classes, develop your skills as a photographer, or dust off your dancing shoes with dance classes and meet ups. 

Introduction to Spanish

Perhaps you're interested in learning a new language? McKee Seniors Recreation Centre is providing a general introduction to Spanish course. Learn to carry simple conversation while learning about grammatical structures and every day vocabulary. 

Careers and Volunteering

Delta Trades & Technical Career Fair

If you're looking to explore available opportunities or to make a career change, be sure to attend the 2017 Delta Trades and Technical Career Fair! On April 27, 2017 at Sungod Recreation Centre, you're invited to attend this free, annual event that features more than 75 exhibits including culinary arts, mechanics, hair and aesthetics, aviation, technology, policing, and much more.

Volunteering

Give back to your community in 2017 by volunteering for a variety of initiatives and events happening throughout Delta. Help out seniors in through the seniors recreation centres and Snow Angels program, tend to the adorable creatures at the Delta Community Animal Shelter, or help out at Tour de Delta. Volunteering can be a great way to gain new skills, meet new people and make a contribution to your community! 

Go Green! 

Now is the perfect time to start recycling food scraps and yard waste with Delta's Green Can program. Discover the benefits of Delta's recycling options and start reducing your waste today!