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September 11, 2017 Council Meeting Highlights

Sep 13, 2017

Office of the Mayor


For immediate release – September 13, 2017 

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ladner Village Celebration

On Friday, September 15, head to the Ladner Village Celebration, located between Delta Street and 48th Avenue, for a free, family-fun event starting at 6:30 pm. Enjoy plenty of activities, as well as a performance by Juno and Grammy Award winners Soulstream. Also, be sure to take part in the Village Scavenger Hunt to win some excellent prizes. The Village Scavenger Hunt runs from now until September 15. For more information on the Ladner Village Celebration, please visit Delta.ca

2017 Battle of Britain Commemorative Parade

The 77th Battle of Britain Commemorative Parade will be held at Boundary Bay Airport on Sunday, September 17, honouring those who fought and lost their lives during the battle. This year’s event will include a parade by nearly 900 Air Cadets alongside a military band, fly-pasts and static displays, and a ceremony at the new Cenotaph in front of the terminal building. Fly-pasts begin at 1:15 pm, with the ceremony and parade commencing at 2 pm. For more information, visit Delta.ca. 

Open House

Have your voice heard on September 20 as part of the 2017 #TalkDelta Public Open House. Between 4 pm and 8 pm you’ll have an opportunity to interact with members of Delta Council and senior staff, while learning about important departmental services and initiatives. At 7 pm, Mayor Lois E. Jackson will host a Transportation Town Hall, where you will be able to engage with her about transportation issues affecting the community. Chief Administrative Officer George V. Harvie will also give a special presentation, including a question and answer session, on the George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project. Learn more about the Open House.    

DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS 

2017 Special Olympics BC Summer Gamers

Mayor Lois E. Jackson congratulated the Delta athletes who competed in the 2017 Special Olympics BC Summer Games in Kamloops this July and presented them with certificates of recognition for their accomplishments. These athletes won medals in a variety of sports, including bowling, golf, rhythmic gymnastics, soccer, softball, and track and field. Mayor Jackson also extended thanks to the dedicated coaches, family members, and supporters, as they were integral to the success of these competitors. The athletes recognized were:

5-Pin Bowling – Bronze Medal Team

Tyler Coe
Scott Randall
David Lebedovich

Golf

Chelsea Kaake – Silver Medal
Garrett Baydala – Bronze Medal
Brad Smith – 4th Place Finish
Coach Joyce Gabriel

Rhythmic Gymnastics

Beckie Allen – 5 Gold Medals
Lisa Stratton – 1 Gold Medal
Tiana Kirkegaard – 5 Bronze Medals

Soccer – Gold Medal Team

Jessy Dhaliwal
Wesley Gain
Nathan Hudson-McIntee
Nick Johnston
Alex Mason
Ian Mason
Travis Meyer
Jeff Trafford
Andy Chan
Che Dahlman
Coaches Stu Homes and Keith Bourne

Softball

Marc Theriault – Gold Medal

Track & Field

Kurtis Reid – 3 Gold Medals
Kim Davies – 2 Silver Medals & 1 Bronze Medal
Michael Varley – 3 Silver Medals and 1 Bronze Medal

Mayor Jackson also recognized Chef De Mission (Regional Coordinator/Manager) Karen Theriault and Team Manager Gord Randall.

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DISCUSSION REPORTS – AFTERNOON SESSION

Memorial Park Natural Playground Project

Council approved the construction of a new playground associated with the Reach Child and Youth Development Society (Reach) in Memorial Park. The conceptual plan for the playground consists of climbing and seating logs, leaping posts, boulders, as well as a sensory garden, swing, tricycle track and bench. Reach is providing full funding for the playground, for which they met their fundraising goal in July 2017. Delta staff will manage the construction of the project, which will begin in October and be completed by mid-November 2017. View the staff report.

United Way Campaign Associate Program

Council received an update on this year’s United Way Campaign Associate Program, which commenced on August 25, 2017. With Mayor and Council support since 2010, this initiative provides a unique professional development opportunity for a Delta CUPE employee and assists in the raising of funds for important Unite Way programs. This employee will act as the ‘Associate’ representative for Delta for the duration of the 16-week campaign, from August 25 to December 26, 2017. Last year, staff raised $62,000 during Delta’s annual campaign. View the staff report.

DISCUSSION REPORTS – EVENING SESSION

2017/2018 Adult School Crossing Guard Program

Council approved the continuation of the Adult School Crossing Guard Program for 2017/2018. Delta has 25 crosswalk locations in Delta attended by adult crossing guards. The Delta School District has requested a review for four additional school crossing guards for Ladner Elementary, English Bluff Elementary, Neilson Grove Elementary, and Hellings Elementary. The program will be funded by the Engineering Department’s operating budget. View the staff report.

For more information on this news release, contact the Mayor’s Office at 604-946-3210 or e-mail mayor@delta.ca.