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Canada’s Newest City Unveiled – City of Delta

Oct 17, 2017

On September 22, 2017, The Corporation of Delta was officially renamed City of Delta. British Columbia’s Lieutenant Governor in Council issued a new Letters Patent reclassifying and renaming the municipality from The Corporation of Delta to City of Delta.

“This is a momentous milestone for our municipality, reflective of the growing, vibrant diverse city that Delta has become with its variety of municipal services, infrastructure and initiatives,” said Mayor Lois E. Jackson. “I’m so pleased with Delta’s new designation and to welcome our municipality as the newest city in Canada during Canada’s 150th commemorative year.”

“Delta is grateful for the Provincial government’s support to move ahead with this initiative,” said City Manager, George V. Harvie, “a city classification builds upon Delta’s success and reputation as a vibrant municipality with a unique mix of urban and rural development, providing greater clarity and recognition for Delta.”

Celebrations to recognize Delta’s new name and city status will be added to two pre-planned Canada 150 Free Skating Day events scheduled for Sunday, December 10, 2017:

Canada 150 Free Skate & City of Delta Celebrations

Ladner Leisure Centre, 2:30-4:30 pm
In partnership with South Delta Minor Hockey Association

Sungod Recreation Centre, 1:45-3:45 pm
In partnership with North Delta Minor Hockey Association


Delta has partnered with North Delta Minor Hockey Association and South Delta Minor Hockey Association to host local participation in these free nation-wide skating parties. As part of these events, Delta will unveil an interpretive timeline of its history in two forms – a static display and a digital kiosk – designed to highlight significant milestones and successes in Delta’s history.

With approval from both the Province and Council, Delta is proceeding with a phased implementation of its new name to avoid incurring unnecessary stationery costs and expenses. Additionally, the position titles of Chief Administrative Officer and Municipal Clerk have been updated to City Manager and City Clerk as part of this process.

For more information on this news release, contact George V. Harvie, City Manager, by telephone at 604-946-3212 or by email.