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Heritage Celebration 2017

Feb 09, 2017

Embrace and explore our roots and the places that tell our story

In 2017, National Heritage Week and BC Heritage Week will be celebrated over two weeks from February 13 – 26. Check out our event listing and celebrate Delta's heritage with us!

Community Events & Presentations

HERITAGE AWARDS OF MERIT PRESENTATION
Monday, February 20 | 7 pm
Mayor Lois E. Jackson presents the Heritage Awards at the Regular Meeting of Delta Council. More information here

HERITAGE DEMONSTRATIONS
Hand Quilting
Tuesday, February 14
10 am – 2 pm
Ladner Pioneer Library

Coast Salish Wool Weaving
Friday, February 17
10 am – 1 pm
Tsawwassen Library

The Art of Weaving
Saturday, February 18
1 – 3 pm
George Mackie Library

Knitting
Monday, February 20
10 am
Ladner Pioneer Library

History of Net Work in the Fishing Industry
Wednesday, February 22
1 pm
North Delta Recreation Centre

A Talk on South Delta's History
Sunday, February 26
2 pm
Cammidge House, Boundary Bay Regional Park

Quilting
Sunday, February 26
1 pm – 4 pm
Cammidge House, Boundary Bay Regional Park

CAMMIDGE HOUSE
Sunday, February 26 | 1–4 pm
Enjoy tea and heritage displays at Cammidge House in Boundary Bay Regional Park.

TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH
Saturday, February 18 | 12–4 pm
Open House. Tour through one of Delta’s oldest churches.

HERITAGE COMMISSION SCHOLARSHIP
February 13–May 26
Applications accepted starting February 13, 2017 for the $1,000
Delta Heritage Scholarship. Deadline is May 26, 2017. More information here

DELTA LIBRARIES
Check with your local libraries for more Heritage Celebration activities.

Heritage Hunt Photo Contest

Go on a heritage hunt and win great prizes! From February 13 – 26, we'll post one historical photo per day on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Use the #DeltaHeritage hashtag to identify where and when the photo was taken and the story behind it.

Participants with the correct answers will be entered into a draw in which three winners will be randomly chosen. Entrants are limited to one submission, per person, per photo.

Heritage Colouring Contest

From February 7 – 26 children 12 years old and under are invited to participate in a heritage-themed colouring contest. Participants can pick one of two contest entries to complete:

 Colouring Contest - Victorians   Colouring Contest - Airplane 
Colouring Contest Victorians
Colouring Contest Airplane
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Colouring sheets are also available at Delta’s recreation centres and libraries. Once completed, entries can be dropped off at any local recreation facility or library, or at Municipal Hall. Prizes will be awarded to contestants in three age groups, chosen by random draw. Coloured sheets will be displayed at delta.ca when the contest closes.